This was definitely our favourite place to stay in Rhodes! Built to resemble a small Greek village, the Lindian Village is a beautiful boutique hotel where we would be happy to spend many holidays. It certainly deserves its position as one of 'The Leading Hotels of the World'. Originally opened in 2005, the hotel operates during the summer period, from April to October. It is a pleasure to walk along its narrow paths bordered with flowers and leading straight to the sea. The clientele is composed mainly of European couples, and children are welcome but there are no facilities provided for them.
Located on the south-east coast of the island of Rhodes, the Lindian Village is built beside the beach of Lardos, at Glistra. It takes a good hour to reach the old town of Rhodes, and the same amount of time to get to the airport which is just over 30 mi away.
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The Lindian Village is a real success, both for its architectural charm and the quality of its service. In designing the complex, the architect took his inspiration from the three cultures that have passed through the island of Rhodes: you can move from a Greek setting to seeing Turkish and Italian influences in the blink of an eye. All of the works displayed here are originals, especially created for the hotel. You can feel the elegance of the place right from the outset, as soon as you set foot into the hotel's lobby. The gardens offer a pleasant walk that ends on a beautiful beach beside the Aegean Sea. For those who wish, it is also possible to get around the complex using a golf cart. Pools are scattered throughout the complex so that the sound of water gives rhythm to the days. The busiest part of the hotel is located right beside the beach. The pool is spread over three levels, surrounded by wooden deckchairs and fabric parasols. There is plenty of space to allow each guest to keep their privacy. The tranquillity of this place provides moments of genuine bliss. The small Thai spa has four treatment rooms, all of which have been thoughtfully decorated. Different types of massages are offered à la carte here, including the famous Thai massage.
The hotel only has 146 rooms which are divided into seven different categories offering views of the gardens, the sea or the pool. These display three different themes: Greek, Turkish and Italian, depending on where the rooms are located. The rooms in the Mediterraneo Classic category are located closer to the pool and beach. Inside the rooms, the pastel colours are relaxing and there are plenty of facilities, which even include a manicure set and a small stuffed toy! The Junior Suite has a small private pool on its large outdoor terrace, surrounded by deckchairs and a bed for relaxing. The next category up has an additional space that functions as a living room. As for the family suite, the bathrooms with their exposed stone walls are simply superb. Regardless of category, all of the rooms are stylishly decorated and boast a cosy atmosphere, protected from the outside world: they are a true haven of tranquillity!
You won't feel as though you're eating the same food every day thanks to the various different dining options. The hotel's main restaurant, Almante's, offers an opulent setting for breakfast and dinner. The meals are served as a buffet and the outdoor terrace allows guests to enjoy the beautiful weather during the day. The other 3 restaurants offer dishes à la carte. Guests can enjoy Greek cuisine (at 'Basil'), Thai cuisine (at 'Mr Danton') and seafood (at 'Astroscopus'). The menus have been translated into various different languages. Even the food served in the restaurant by the pool ('Kohilo') is delicious: at lunch time you can order a club sandwich for around £12 or a delicious risotto for £15. If you want to enjoy a meal in your room, room service is available 24/7.
Just outside the hotel, the Glistra beach is a public beach but, despite this fact, the hotel does provide its own equipment there. There is plenty of room for all guests to maintain their privacy without any issues. There is no extra charge to use the deckchairs and parasols, and even four poster beds are available. The beach is long and wide and is mainly covered with pebbles, but the colour of the water is nevertheless very inviting. The water sports club does not belong to the hotel, but any business is sub-contracted to them. A variety of water sports are offered at an additional cost.
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