Days start and end on that rooftop – breakfast is taken here, and at dusk, smart sundowners are served up by smiley bar staff. Later, take the steps which wind down to lively Lindos village, where narrow, car-free streets are lined with shops and restaurants.
We can picture the carefree holiday pattern that families and couples will fall into at this retreat: a morning clamber up the Acropolis rock (go early to avoid the crowds); an afternoon swim in the turquoise waters of St Paul's Bay; and an evening stroll around the village before returning to chilled tranquility and the most comfortable of sleeps.
- The Skybar roof terrace, where you'll have a complimentary welcome cocktail coupled with that spectacular view
- Good value - other Lindos hotels are a fair bit pricier, especially in high season
- Super-comfy beds with soft pillows and Coco-Mat mattresses
- Delicious Mediterranean breakfasts and light meals on request
- Glorious beaches nearby; you're 10 mins' walk from St Paul's Bay and the sandy Lindos Harbour beaches
- No pool but guests can swim at Lindos View Hotel's pool across the road
- Be aware there are lots of stairs and the rocky walk down to town/beach is steep
- No formal restaurant: only breakfast and light meals are served at the Skybar, but there are plenty of friendly tavernas a stroll away
- Breakfast is not included, and we think the extra cost is a little steep
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- Boutique Hotel
- 22 rooms and maisonettes
- Breakfast on request (restaurants nearby)
- 6+ year olds welcome
- Closed: November to April
- Spa Treatments
- Beach Nearby
- Pet Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Car not necessary
- Restaurants Nearby
- Air Conditioning
- Guest Lounge
- Laundry Service
A fresh, minimalist style defines the suites. Mostly white with tints of dove grey, white-washed beams, slate floors and pine-topped shelves, the rooms have a cool, serene feel. Whimsical plaster-relief patterns deck the walls and patchwork desk chairs add a dash of colour. Queen-size beds are topped with dreamy Coco-Mat eco-mattresses, and the toiletries are from O.Live and made from natural ingredients.
Economy and Standard doubles are the cheapest rooms. Chic but fairly small (13-16 m2), they lead off shared walkways; each with a table and 2 chairs set outside the door but no private outdoor space and no views. Superior Doubles are more spacious - some have bright yellow chairs on a deck; others have balconies with views across rooftops to the Acropolis.
Families will like the split-level Maisonettes, which have a sofabed on the ground floor and a double on the mezzanine; a couple also have terraces. But the largest terrace belongs to the Honeymoon Suite on the top floor - the clear view to the Acropolis from its loungers is terrific.
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Breakfast is a buffet offering a choice of cereals, Greek yogurt and fresh fruit, cold meats and cheeses, traditional breads, cakes and pastries (like spinach pie), fresh OJ, tea or Nespresso and eggs to order, served either in-room or on the large terrace. The real star is the fabulous view to the Acropolis rock from the roof terrace - even if you don't have breakfast here it's worth having a morning cuppa just for the vista.
Skybar then opens all day, serving drinks and Mediterranean salads, sandwiches and platters (mixed green sprouts, roasted pine nuts and balsamic fig cream; Greek cheeses with sundried tomatoes, figs and melon). Sipping a cocktail while drinking in the spectacular sunset over the Acropolis is a must - this is one of the best views in Lindos.
Once the sun sets, stroll into town for grilled fish or lamb at a local restaurant or beachside taverna – staff always have good recommendations (try Dionysus for modern Greek food and Acropolis views). Booking is advisable; and you can ask staff to book cabs if you'd prefer not to walk down in the dark.
- Restaurants nearby
- Room service
- Visit the Acropolis – beat the heat by climbing up to this ancient citadel early in the morning - the view across the coast is magnificent
- Car-free Lindos village is a 5-minute walk down rock steps and is an enchanting warren of cobbled alleyways; don't miss the ornate frescoes in the 14th-century Church of Panagia
- St Paul's Bay is the closest beach to Comfy Suites (10 mins' walk); it's beautifully sheltered with turquoise waters and a lovely chapel; beds/parasols can be hired (they are pricey – and need to be pre-booked in high season)
- Less crowded are Main Beach and Pallas Beach on Lindos Harbour: sandy Main Beach is good for families as the water is shallow; Pallas Beach is fringed with bars so no shortage of cold beers for adults!
- Rhodes Old Town – the oldest inhabited medieval walled town in Europe – is an hour's drive/taxi ride. It's hugely impressive, with the Palace and the Street of the Knights must-sees
- Do a day trip to one of the smaller Dodecanese islands – Symi or Halki (both two hours by ferry from Rhodes)
6+ year olds are welcome though there are no kids' facilities on site.
Children (4-12 years)
Family friendly accommodation:
There are 3 categories of Family Maisonette; all have a sofabed and living area downstairs and a double bed on a mezzanine level.
Families Should Know:
There's no swimming pool (though guests can use the pool of the hotel opposite), and the steps that lead down to Lindos and the beaches are steep and rocky
Set on the edge of the car-free village of Lindos, 45km south of Rhodes town on the Dodecanese island of Rhodes.
Fly into Rhodes (45km). From here, you can to hire a car (the hotel has parking a 5-minute walk away). Alternatively, ask the hotel to arrange a transfer or jump in a taxi.
Detailed directions will be sent when you book through i-escape.com.
- Rhodes (Diagoras) 45.0 km RHO
- Beach 0.2 km
- Shops 0.1 km
- Restaurant 0.1 km