The Best Hotels in Lindos, Rhodes, for Every Traveller
The Rhodes village of Lindos offers an impressive archaeological site along with traditional whitewashed architecture and dramatic landscapes | Courtesy of Lindos Citrin Suites / Expedia
This pretty village on the island of Rhodes is home to over 5,000 years of history – including the impressive archaeological site of the Acropolis of Lindos, which boasts expansive views over the flat-roofed houses and out to the Aegean Sea. There are also winding laneways to explore, traditional whitewashed architecture and dramatic landscapes. Planning a trip to Lindos? Read on to discover the best hotels for every traveller.
Melenos Lindos, Exclusive Suites and Villas
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This luxurious hotel, set high on the rocks near the ancient Lindos Acropolis, blends 17th-century village-style architecture (whitewashed and sandstone buildings) with richly decorated interiors, including decorative ceilings, elaborate woodcarvings and hand-painted ceramics. The 12 suites and the communal areas, arranged around a central staircase, feel village-like, while the gardens are overflowing with bougainvillea, frangipani, lavender and jasmine. Dine al fresco on the rooftop restaurant or indulge in a meal in the ornate arched dining room, where the menu is inspired by traditional Greek cuisine – dishes include grilled seafood and cutlets with fresh vegetables.
Lindos Citrin Suites
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Looking for an affordable stay in the archaeological heart of Rhodes? The Lindos Citron Suites has been welcoming guests since 1980, and is located in the town’s entertainment hub near well-known restaurants, such as Stefany’s Restaurant, Yannis Bar and Maria’s Taverna. Each room has a comfortable double bed and sofa bed, cheerful tiled floors and colourful wall murals, as well as a kitchenette with a microwave and kettle. There’s also a pretty courtyard garden and a terrace for lounging in the sun.
Caesars Gardens Hotel and Spa
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This chic adults-only sanctuary in Lindos is the perfect way for couples to truly escape and unwind. The whitewashed buildings, nestled into the dramatic hills, overlook the bright blue Aegean Sea, while the rustic interiors take inspiration from modern bohemian style. Visit the Magnolia Spa for treatments such as a Rhodian Specialty Massage or Deep Barefoot Back Walking, before indulging in a meal complete with local wines at Tárate Restaurant – think baby octopus with lentil stifado, king oyster mushroom and Mavrodaphne reduction, or spanakopita ravioli with spinach coulis, feta cream and fresh herbs from the hotel farm.
Lindos Shore Boutique Villa
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Lindos Shore Home’s collection of one- and two-bedroom villas and suites are the stuff Greek island dreams are made of. Families and groups of friends will love the Lindos Shore Boutique Villa, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom beachside villa that can sleep up to six guests. It’s situated just above the main beach and is decorated with soft neutrals that match the coastal location. The traditional timber Lindian gate leads to a pebbled courtyard, while inside both bedrooms boast views of the sea. There’s also a terrace with outdoor seating and views over the harbour that can be used for al fresco dining.
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This family-run hotel has been welcoming guests to Lindos since its founder, Mr Profilienos, first built apartments on the site in 1989. Today, it’s run by his children, who continue to follow in his footsteps of environmentally responsible tourism – the hotel has a dedicated program of “reduce, reuse and recycle” – with a touch of romance. There is a rooftop restaurant specialising in traditional Greek food with a modern twist, as well as a bar for snacks and drinks. Travelling with kids? Keep them entertained in the basement games room.
Cosmos Home Lindos
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Stay in a piece of Lindian history at this hotel, built in 1917. In the Sixties, the house was home to German writer Hans Limmer and his family, and is even featured in his book Mein Esel Benjamin (My Donkey Benjamin). The house has since been divided into three independent rooms – each featuring a modern bathroom and air conditioning – which are located around an interior garden courtyard. There’s a cosy deluxe double, a suite split over two levels, and a deluxe suite that can sleep up to five guests and is ideal for families.
Lindos Blu, Luxury Hotel and Suites
Spa Hotel, Luxury
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This five-star adults-only resort, which is a member of the exclusive Small Luxury Hotels group, is all about pampering and relaxation. The villas and maisonettes with private pools are arranged over a series of cascading terraces that lead down to a sandy beach, and guests also have access to a rooftop sun-terrace, indoor and outdoor pools, and five restaurants and bars. The health club has a gym, steam bath and indoor pool with jacuzzi and sauna, and the Elixir Spa offers Kallos treatments inspired by ancient Greek wellness using locally sourced products.
Lindos Comfy Suites
Suite Hotel, Apartment
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On the edge of the village of Lindos, this hotel boasts panoramic views of the castle at the Acropolis of Lindos from its two sun terraces. There are 13 apartments, with an interior palette inspired by the green and silver of the olive trees and the bright blue Aegean Sea. Each apartment boasts luxurious Coco-Mat beds and O.live beauty products made from natural Greek ingredients. Make sure to check out the bar, which has a menu of award-winning cocktails and serves up casual Greek dishes such as dakos, a traditional Cretan salad, and cheese and meat platters.
F Charm Hotel
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This boutique hotel, set in a century-old house, is based around the idea that “simplicity is the new luxury”. The rooms are decorated with natural materials, giving them rustic chic vibes with hand-carved timber screens and draped linens. Relax with other guests on the sun-filled pebbled courtyard or enjoy the seclusion of a private terrace or balcony. Saturdays are celebrated with a weekly Champagne Brunch, which features a buffet of fresh salads, traditional meat dishes, local cheeses and unlimited glasses of champagne. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, let the owners know – they’ll set up lanterns on the terrace, light candles and offer cake and champagne on the house.
These recommendations were updated on December 21, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.