What We Love
- A blissful five-star stay on picturesque Rhodes, including breakfast and dinnerEnjoying a sublime massage with a view of the Aegean
- Sampling gyros so delicious that it would make Zorba weep, at gourmet Basil restaurant
- Receiving complimentary breakfast and dinner
- Enjoying the bougainvillea-scented breeze, as you tread Lindean Village's cobblestones back to your plush room
What To Know
- Free WiFi throughout the resort
- Some suites come with private pools
- Welcome reception includes homemade lemonade and local liquor
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
In 2014, Greece proudly marched away from the Blue Flag beach awards with 395 perfect beach locations to its name. A good proportion of the very best sun-kissed sand havens can be found on the gorgeous island of Rhodes. In the southeastern village of Lardos, home to one such award-winning beach, and near whitewashed Lindos, Lindian Village is an elegant escape that’s positively overflowing with five-star attributes and impeccable service.
Set within sixty acres of landscaped grounds, this tranquil, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning hideaway feels every bit the traditional Rhodes retreat. It comes complete with cobbled alleyways, a central square and beautiful bougainvillea. There’s also a private beach, plus an indoor gym, freshwater swimming pools and a divine spa. And don’t forget the five sublime restaurants, plus the pool bar and evening lounge bar, waiting to indulge your senses.
The stylish rooms are spacious and adopt a fresh and natural palette that incorporates crisp whites and soothing greens. Each comes complete with a balcony, affording views over the bougainvillea-filled gardens. The luxe details extend to fluffy bathrobes, slippers, beach towels and organic
Five cosmopolitan restaurants (four a la carte and one buffet restaurant) serving an array of international cuisine, like Thai, Mediterranean, seafood and traditional Greek delights are dotted around Lindian Village. Al-fresco café and bars whip up cappuccinos or cocktails to suit you, and you can also learn how to make that perfect Greek salad with cooking lessons from the executive chef.
The lavish spa is a blissfully calm environment to slink into after a luxurious day on the beach. Four treatment rooms are on hand with themed menus such as the ‘Namaste menu’ with Asian based treatments and the ‘Persephone menu’ which uses ancient Greek remedies. Treatments cater for skin corrective facials, pampering body treatments and massages – which you can also take outside at an outdoor pavilion for priceless sea views. There’s an indoor swimming pool with hydro-jet massage, Turkish baths, sauna and a Jacuzzi featuring Oriental water treatments.
Lindian Village is ideally located on a kilometre of private beachfront in one of the most stunning and picturesque parts of Rhodes Island. The hotel offers an extensive list of premium activities and excursions, including wine tasting on the beach, sailing lessons and open-air Greek movie nights.A short drive away you’ll find the sublime whitewashed town of Lindos, with its renowned acropolis and sandy beaches. Romantic Rhodes Town holds a UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Town, a dazzling harbor, medieval ramparts and plenty of shops and restaurants a 40-minute drive north from Lindian Village.
How to Get There
Take no notice of any negative reviews from last year. This hotel was well managed, brilliant staff, beautifully laid out villas and apartments, with pathways, to allow for walking down to the private beach through lovely gardens. Quality bedding with three pillow choices. Fantastic maid service. Excellent breakfast, and wonderful welcoming smiles from all the staff. The evening meal was too complicated than it need be, with five courses, three would be fine. The pool bar was again very well run, with a wonderful choice of drinks, again served with a smile and wonderful warmth. The food service at the casual daytime dining was also exceptional. Well done to everyone and a special mention for Dimitri and Theo who took the time to chat with us and make sure we were happy guests.... which we were.
The hotel does cater for families, though the themes and style of the hotel does make it feel very much like an adults getaway with luxury touches not found in all hotels.
A special mention also for the resident DJ, who sits quietly to one side in the pool and bar areas, producing a most amazing mix of cool tunes, jazz, and specially themed music. It must take many hours to find non stop music all designed to give a special, relaxed, soothing vibe... thank you Mr Music Man.
Not forgetting the live musicians and vocalists in the themed nighttime restaurants _ superb, quality performers who added atmosphere to our nights out... We loved it.
Beautiful layout of hotel, ideal for a stroll.
Attractive pool also kids pool
Admirable employees and guests relation
Greek restaurant Basil is top and is very romantic
Several restaurants on site
Breakfast buffet leaves little to desire
Tranquille, romantic escape. Ideal for couples
Private beach with service
Mini bar prices and on site bar prices are very acceptable
Beautiful room (Bohemian)
Good price quality - booked through the hotel website.
Room for improvement
Some rooms look dated
The domain is quite large, some signs with direction to restaurant/bar/beach would be handy (especially the first day.)
Except for the main restaurant the other 3 (Greek, Thai and Seafood restaurant) operate on rotation schedule.
The main restaurant, where breakfast is also served was a bit of a let down after eating at Basil. You have menu options, which is good, but food is prepared in advance. My fish was dry as was my wife’s pasta. At €90 for 2 you’d be entitled to better dishes.
Our room came with coffee machine maker, placed next to the bathroom sink. - A little inconvenient since the room has plenty of space .
First day shower was clogged by hair in drain, immersing part of the room -not something you appreciate in a 5 star hotel. The cleaning lady fixed this swiftly.
The cord of the hairdryer was to short to comb your hair in front of mirror / shaving mirror was ill fixed to the wall, it came off several times.
I called 3 times for a room service menu (our room had a catalogue but pages were missing) but we never received one.
I think considering how beautiful the layout of the hotel is, the main bar could be made more attractive (candles at night, some nice ornaments etc.)
All in all I would give this hotel with our booked room 16,5/20 and I,d like to compliment the whole staff from top to bottom for their generosity and φιλοξενία - philoxenia
We booked Lindian Village Resort for our one year anniversary and we’re not disappointed. The staff are impeccably helpful, friendly and go out of their way to make your stay as incredible as possible. We dealt with Stella before arrival, and Vicky and Nikos whilst we were here and they were all so kind and generous with their hospitality. We were very kindly upgraded to a River Pool suite (the pics of a larger pool) which is so spacious and private but we actually asked to downgrade (!!!) to the Bohemian suite because it’s such a chilled lovely style which we prefer. The river passage suite is amazing if you’re a group or family however and we really appreciated it.
They allowed us late checkout as we had a late flights and gave us bubbles and strawberries to celebrate our anniversary.
The hotel is very chilled, young families and older couples generally. If you’re looking for a peaceful, beautiful retreat it’s perfect. Secluded if you want to go explore so it’s best to hire a car but they have a service from reception so we booked a car for 3 days for €75 which was a good deal considering you don’t have to move anywhere. The closest town is Lardos - go to Mama Gyros, best €2.50 Gyros ever! 15 mins away is Lindos and worth a day trip, to beautiful St. Paul’s Bay, walking round the windy white washed streets and seeing the acropolis.
Great holiday for romantic couples or families.
Only disappointment was we booked through Secret Escapes with half board which I checked meant we could eat inclusive at all the restaurants in the resort (there are 3 on top of the main restaurant). We were misinformed and the advert was misrepresented. This was the fault of secret escapes not Lindian Village. You have to be on Half Board + to eat selected items from the other restaurants. On half board you can only eat at Alamantes the main restaurant, or you get €15 per person discount off the menu at the others. This was disappointing as I had done a lot of research and booked this holiday based on the variety of included food options.
The food at Alamantes is a set 5 course menu. Not always to our taste and a little try hard at times but it is a nicer experience than most buffet style resorts so I understand why they switched to this format.
Breakfast is plentiful and good quality, there’s a station for pancakes, crepes, eggs, omelettes. All the continental cheeses, meats, breads and pastries. Great variety and delicious fresh orange juice everyday.
To reiterate the resort itself are not to blame for our only disappointment around the food. It is a wonderful place to stay, beautiful surrounding and the staff make the place!
Whenever we can take time off from work we love to travel around the world. Normally we stay in upscale Pool Villas at Four Seasons, Six Senses, Banyan Tree, St. Regis, etc Hence we understand a little bit what does make a hotel luxurious and great (from our point of view). I never publish reviews but it was a horrible trip and I want to set expectations right. We have spent 10 nights in Lindian Village in a River Passage Pool Suite with our 19-months-old daughter booked through a German travel agency on short notice.
The employees around the hotel are super friendly and great with children, outstanding were Tsambikos at the pool and an older gentleman who served us at breakfast in the main restaurant on the terrace.
On a first glance the resort and gardens look beautiful. If you take a closer look things are falling apart. Nothing is well maintained, sunbeds are dirty, chairs are broken, screws are coming out, paint is peeling off everywhere and windows in facilities are dusty. These are just a few examples.
I haven't seen such a dirty hotel room ever in my life. There was so much hair from previous guests everywhere and stains/spots all over the suite and outside. I'm not sure when all furniture covers have been washed the last time. Paint was peeling off in our pool and one of the lamps was not fixed properly. I cut one of my toes in our pool. The bathroom is a joke and the set up is poor. Finishing especially in the bathroom are poor. There is no free drinking water and empty shower gels, etc. are not refilled.
Be prepared to reserve a sunbed on the beach before 8 AM in the morning. Never seen this in a hotel before that you have to reserve a sunbed (and hotel management in superior hotels doesn't allow it). Everywhere it says that reserving spots is not allowed people do it nonetheless and staff can't do anything. Pools are not properly cleaned and pebbles from the beach can be found in every pool. Overflows are moldy.
We booked half-board. Food in the speciality restaurants was ok but in the main restaurant a disaster. Some dishes are not edible. Whenever we had to eat dinner in the main restaurant we were terrified of what was supposed to be served. Half-board is cheap so why does the hotel not use the money to prepare simple traditional greek dishes? Dinner took over 1.5 hours in the main restaurant which is tough with a toddler. The breakfast is ok but there is no variety - it's the same every day. By the way you will be charged for water at breakfast.
I have just summarized some of our problems with the hotel. At least our daughter enjoyed swimming in the sea and pools. We would never return to or recommend this hotel. The only 11 days days I was able to leave work for this year were ruined. We didn't bother complaining because complaining about guests reserving sunbeds on the 2nd day led nowhere.
At least the friendliness of staff made up for the failings of the hotel.
The complex is beautiful and designed to make sure you have a relaxing, luxurious time. The staff are warm, welcoming and professional in all they do.
If you can book a junior suite with jacuzzi. They have lovely large terraces , with comfy sun beds and offer great privacy. The rooms were kept immaculately clean with the housekeepers ensuring you had plenty of fresh towels.
The beach is more stones than shingles, so take some surf shoes if you plan to go in to the sea. My exit for the water was not my most elegant of entrances, defiantly not an Ursula Andreas moment 🤣 drinks and snacks are served directly to your sun bed, so really no need to move. The pool bar offer welcome shade.
Go to the wine tasting session on the beach, Demitri was just fantastic. A lovely way to spend an hour. Demitri also runs the Thai and Greek restaurants, and he will ensure you have a lovely evening there.
Book half board, well worth it the food is all a la carte and really good. Only breakfast is buffet. Dinner is waiter service with a different menu each evening, 5 courses, in the main restaurant.
Try a cocktail or 2 in the main bar before going for dinner, great choice. The Lindian punch and French 75 are yum 🍸
Hotel is about an hour from the airport, 15 mins from Lindos and is quite isolated. This suited us fine as we came to do nothing but lie in the sun and be spoilt for a week.
Great hotel for a relaxing break in the sun, that offers a high standard of service.