The Aquagrand Hotel is an adults-only hotel, situated directly on the beach with gorgeous turquoise waters, right on the dazzling Aegean Sea. The Aquagrand is located two kilometres from the centre of the Lindos village and directly next to St. Pauls Bay and chapel.
Local stone, wood, copper and water, blend peacefully with the colours of the surrounding nature. Refreshing private pools, relaxing pillared cabanas, exquisite gourmet dining & wining, rejuvenating spa treatments, and alluring crystal clear sea are the elements that ensure a memorable stay. The hotel offers a private beach, wellness centre, 3 swimming pools and features a variety of fine dining options.
Inspired by History, Pentapolis Main Restaurant will awake your five senses. Designed with a focus on assuring ample space and high quality of service, Pentapolis offers a wide variety of Greek and Mediterranean flavours. Olivino Pool Bar Restaurant serves a selection of Italian specialities and also a variety of snacks. The amazing ZEN BAR offers a fabulous view to the pool and the open Aegean Sea of Navarone Gulf. Every night the Zen Bar hosts live music and dance performances by distinguished artists.
The Aquasenses Spa includes 7 cabins specially created and fully equipped for multiple face & body signature treatments, scrubs, 12 types of massage rituals, holistic treatments and Thai Massage. You can also experience balneotherapy, thalassotherapy & chromotherapy.
The city of Rhodes and its airport are around 50 km from Aquagrand of Lindos.
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What a wonderful hotel - one of best we’ve ever visited. Lovely layout, superb friendly staff, food of top restaurant quality. The bedrooms are luxurious. It has an interesting complex of paths and bars and sun-bathing areas. Beach is fine pebble but sea is perfect to swim.
I want to give this hotel 6 out of 5. It’s fabulous.
This is an excellent hotel and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. I was on holiday with my disabled husband and the staff went out of their way to assist me where and whenever they could. The only complaint I had was that there was really only one restaurant for evening dinner and as I have a decided aversion to buffet style dining we were having to take a taxi into Lindos each evening.
Relax and Unwind !!
The Aquagrand Deluxe resort is indeed, the perfect location to relax, unwind and be pampered with exceptional service.
My wife and I stayed at this wonderful resort for the first team recently and had an amazing time!
We were welcomed and greeted on arrival and immediately shown to a comfortable table, sat down and offered hot towels for our hands and a glass of refreshing chilled sparkling white wine.
A prompt and efficient check in was followed by being personally escorted to our room and everything necessary being thoroughly explained to us.
A very spacious and comfortable room with an pleasant view of the main infinity pool,a gorgeous side sea view and an extremely well designed and spacious bathroom with both rain shower head and bath.
The accommodation is spread out across the grounds into several building blocks, so even though this is a pretty big Hotel, you never feel as though you're in a big complex at all and is again extremely well planned to give you the quiet, private secluded feel you crave on holiday!
Two great Pools, the Infinity pool at the Olivino bar offering super views to the cliffs and the super cosy Beach Bar pool with thick mattress toppers if you just want to laze!
The beach is stunningly clean and an heaven of tranquility, even though the Hotel was operating at 95% occupancy it was always extremely peaceful and we never had any issues with choosing two loungers amazingly comfortable loungers to chill,read, sleep or just listen to the waves while the waiters come round with complimentary Iced peach tea and fruit drinks.....what a nice gesture and so welcome under the scorching sunshine.
Beach shoes are definitely advised when swimming in the sea.
Its a bit of an obstacle course to get out into the water due to the numerous rocks but, WOW........believe me, its worth it once you swim out and experience the crystal clear warm Aegean sea and witness schools of different swimming around you!
The beach Bar offers a very varied, reasonably priced and a tasty lunch menu with the most stunning views to just chill and enjoy a leisurely bite to eat....perfect!!
There has been an enormous amount of thought and consideration put into the design and planning of the grounds, gardens and architecture throughout the Hotel with small secluded flower areas with seating to relax and amazing wildly abstract furniture giving you lots to think about.
We stayed on H/B basis and this worked perfectly for us, we ate in the Hotel most evenings but also ventured out several times into Lindos by Taxi 6 -8 Euros.
The evening meals in the Main Restaurant were of a high standard compared to many Hotels I've stayed in and the variety offered never felt like it was repeating itself.
The general service of the restaurant and the knowledge of the resident sommelier was exceptional.
Special mention goes to Capt George, Makis and Alex with his warm greeting welcome......Efcharisto'
My only minor criticism was the variety of fresh fruit at breakfast !!
14 days of Pineapple,Grapefuit and Kiwi ?......a few fresh Berries, Papaya or Melon would have made a nice change, but otherwise wonderful breakfast with a great choice of breads,Greek Yogurts etc and excellent Coffee.
Evening entertainment was pretty varied,but either very good or average acts, with the classical solo violinist playing by Moonlight on the beach being exceptional !!!
14 days in,peaceful, tranquility in with breathtaking scenery and served by wonderful hardworking in staff !!
I can't wait to return.
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Silver Wedding Celebration...........
From the minute we arrived I knew we had made the right decision, we were welcomed at 11pm with a cold towel and a glass of champagne............what a lovely touch. We were then taken to our room on a golf cart and did not get chance to really look outside the room until the next morning.............wow what an amazing room with private pool over looking the sea.
The hotel was full however it never felt that way, one of the only hotels where you could always get a sunbed regardless of the time of day, and we were always looked after by Anwar and the other girl on the beach, great service.
The meals were good however we never used the small restaurant over the bridge as we felt it was too far to keep going back and forwards with your food.
Always plenty choice and variety, freshly made omelettes and everything you could wish for.
For our silver wedding we had booked a meal overlooking the sea and were serviced by George, again meal lovely, and a fantastic setting for our special day. At the end of our meal we were not going to bother with a dessert as it became a little chilly so we walked back to the bar area and were met by the staff who had made a fantastic anniversary cake and presented with a bottle of champagne, again a great touch and so much effort made - thank you all.
The Zen bar really lovely however often very quiet, staff Maria and Joanna so much fun and looked after us very well.........thank you.
Beach bar great service, lovely atmosphere and bar menu really good and food nice.
Overall a great hotel for our special occasion, and we will definitely be back in the next few years.
Also great location with Pefkos on one side 8euro in a taxi, and Lindos on the other side 8 euros in a taxi - what more could you want.
Thank you, thank you............we will always remember this.
This was our 6th visit to The Aquagrand. Greeted like old friends with glass of fizz and a cold towel. Had a fantastic room upgrade. Pentapolis restaurant is as good as ever, great choice of food at both breakfast and dinner though here I will just offer comment, gentleman must wear long trousers which I agree with, but faded dirty jeans and T shirts should be banned.
Staff are as great as ever and so pleased to see familiar faces, it must say something about the hotel that the staff remain the same. The beach bar was good and the lunchtime food at Sensia was excellent though for us big enough to share one plate. The beach is great with plenty of room and here I'll mention Anwar, the guy works tirelessly on the beach and at the small pool.
The grounds and gardens are kept impeccably, the hotel is spotlessly clean and although we visited in October it did not feel like the end of the season, nothing was too much trouble and to cap it all what a fantastic improvement to Rhodes airport departures. can't wait to go back
Nigel and Helen
Lovely summer sun vacation
We really liked this hotel. We had a sea facing room with a spacious balcony and a very nice view of the bay and the limestone cliffs that provide some drama. The room was quiet and comfortable with an excellent super king bed. The bathroom had a bath and separate shower. All very clean and in good order. The grounds have a pleasingly peaceful air about them and as many have commented the gardens are beautiful. Perhaps best of all is the beach. It’s not sandy and there are some rocks to negotiate to get in to the sea but it is nevertheless a lovely place to while away a few hours in the sun. The loungers are well spaced out and plentiful and you are able to get sufficient shade from the umbrellas (at first we thought that was going to be a problem.) If you keep walking away from the beach bar you soon get peace and quiet with only the sound of the sea to accompany you. Bliss. There’s a couple of spots where you can get in to the sea quite easily and then it is a great place for a swim. The pools are very good too if that’s what you prefer.
Breakfast had plenty of choice but the quality wasn’t the best, we’ve had much better elsewhere. It’s minor quibble though. The bars were quite lively in the evening and not a bad place to finish off after an evening in Lindos. We went in to town every night and walked in the first 2 but it was a bit of a slog in the heat so we switched to taxis which were pretty cheap and plentiful. Lindos is lovely and at its best in the evening when the crowds are less and the rooftop restaurants come in to their own. Some great one to choose from as well.
All in all this is a wonderful beach holiday location and comes highly recommended.
Great time with minor pitfalls
First and foremost I have to say that my girlfriend and I had an absolutely beautiful holiday in Rhodes. This experience was fuelled by the Aquagrand’s setting, staff and overall experience. Nevertheless, I feel it could be helpful for other travellers to learn about a few issues that occurred to us and that should be kept in mind if you consider booking a stay. Spoiler alert: We would always choose the Aquagrand again despite some minor pitfalls :-).
It is quite a modern complex with a lot of wood, glass and open rooms. Rooms are either located within the main building or in other buildings around this one (this is the case for suites, private pools and sea proximity). You can find two bars (main building + close to the sea), 4 restaurants (buffet within main building for breakfast + dinner, fish restaurant close to the sea for dinner, 2 bistros (1x Greek close to sea, 1x Italian next to the main pool). Overall the hotel is widely spread out so that it does not feel crowded at all - even when fully booked. However, we felt that some areas are actually too large, e.g. the bar within the hotel. It could have easily fit 200 people and we barely saw 10 at a time so you may feel a bit lost at times. Also, even though the hotel is quite modern and well designed, for us there was sometimes a bit too much of it all and a rather weird combination of huge chairs in various colours from green to purple to brown, leather elements, wood, glass, steel, etc. but that is just a personal feel.
What is actually great is the hotel shop where you can get your towel vouchers for the first time. Here you can buy (!) everything (!) you could possibly think of - and all of that also for a reasonable price! Think water (40c/bottle !!), beer, snacks, beach bags, sandals, snorkel equipment, water shoes, empty baggage, linen clothes, hats, sun screen, even hand wash powder and hygiene products - just excellent.
The overall hotel is beautifully located in the middle of nowhere between Lindos and Pefkos. We went to Lindos twice during our stay and totally advise to go. Various small restaurants with rooftops make it a very worthwhile experience. One thing to consider: We read in other reviews that you can easily walk to Lindos in 15mins or so. However, we felt that this is rather a stretch. You would need at least 30mins in our view and the path is near a busy road. In addition, cabs are quite affordable (6-10EUR one way).
Having said that, there is not much to see around the hotel, e.g. a cross on top of a hill where you have really nice 360° views but for this and everything else you 'd need a rental car / cab because things are just too far away.
We spent our time in a standard room with sea view within the main building. From the first impression of it, we liked the style. Quite bright, summery colours, yet decently decorated and with a good overall layout. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was big enough for two, the balcony was huge and everything was very clean.
The more time we spent in the room, however, we found some smaller issues. The was barely any power plug for us to charge the phones, laptops etc. - none near the bed. The hair dryer in the bathroom could actually almost not be operated if you are >1.80m in height since the connected power cable is quite short, the slide door for the shower only opens up quite a small entry - could be rather hard for some guest to enter / exit the shower :-). Apart from these, we loved the room.
Pools & Beach
There are 3 big pools. The first is located quite close to the main building but is reserved for 4-5 rooms that have "shared pool" access. Then there is a big one next to the Italian bistro and a smaller one close to the beach. The one close to the beach was always empty during our stay. Understandable as it is the smallest and also quite warm. The one next to the restaurant was always quite full. One thing that is extremely relaxing is that we never had to reserve sun beds on the beach. We could come at 10am but also 2pm and there were several empty ones still available (and this despite all the German guests 😃 ). Keep in mind that in Jul/Aug/Sept at least, all floors around the pools / beach will be extremely hot. No way you can walk there without proper / water shoes on!
The beach is just fabulous and secluded. The water is crystal clear and very „snorkable“ (we managed to see ca. 6-7 different fish and animals during out stay). It is definitely rocky but manageable with water shoes. One could unfortunately only get 1 beach towel per person and had to exchange them manually if desired. Also, maybe due to sun screen or else, the towels were not 100% clean/white (but you could still smell / feel that they have been washed, so all good).
Food & Drinks
We have NOT tried the sea food a la carte restaurant because we ate a couple of times in and around Lindos and in addition, the restaurant felt quite empty throughout our stay (who wants to be the only guests in a restaurant..). Yet we had around 7 breakfasts in the main restaurant and 4-5 dinners so I feel we can judge upon the quality of the food and service. In this regard, I feel the hotel is rather 4 really good stars than 5*+ material. The breakfast is really good, meaning wide variety of dishes. Hot, cold, fruits, desserts, etc. - though I found the scrambled egg to be a bit weird and non-traditional, there is still really good stuff, including, boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, omelettes, waffles, pancakes, cheese, etc.
For dinner however, the food could 've been a bit better at times. The Greek themed evening was really good but apart from this, the dishes were rather boring in some cases and there was almost no live-cooking station where fish / meat was prepared for you. On the positive side, the different existing dishes were always re-stocked in a very timely manner and the desserts and pastries were truly amazing. It just feels that if you ever had a really good evening buffet in a 5*+ hotel you may sometimes feel a bit disappointed - however this comment is to be taken with a pinch of salt of course.
The room service was also a bit shallow at times. Although you have a wide variety of possible dishes, our dishes at least arrived barely warm (breakfast + lunch) and over- / under-cooked. Also, we ordered beer in the evening and the glasses that came with it were a bit dirty. On top, we would have loved a bigger wine menu for ordering a good bottle of red / white wine in the evenings. Here again, this felt more like a 4* than a 5* experience.
Staff + Service
What has to be said in this category is that first and foremost the staff was very friendly and tried overall to be as helpful as possible. Almost everybody had a smile on their face and was very respectful and friendly.
Yet, there are some minor things that come to mind when, again being very picky, comparing the hotel to other past experiences, such as:
- there was no turn-down service in the rooms in the evening
- the restaurant staff was very eager to take the empty plates (which is a good thing) and did so even when one party was still eating / the plates were not empty yet (which is a bad thing)
- sometimes it was a bit difficult to understand the staff and the other way round
Almost all other guest were couples (ca. 35-65) with some families (w. adult children) / singles in between. Most of them were very quiet, easy-going and respectful. I 'd say 40% were German, 20% from the UK, 10% Italian, 10% French + 20% others. What we found astonishing is that a) about 30% of guests had tattoos of some sort and about 20% artificial breasts, lips, faces and else. No judgement here - just observation :-). We really liked the „long-trousers-policy“ for men within all dinner restaurants in the hotel. However, if accompanying ladies arrive in mini skirts, hot pants and flip flops, the policy just does not work anymore…
- Spa: My girl friend had a full massage and half a day later felt overall really bad and not relaxed at all - this seems to have not been a pleasant experience. Another treatment, a facial care session, however was very pleasing and relaxing
- I found it a bit weird and a pity that one could get the feeling guests were treated differently and according to their room prices. Examples include a separate seating area for suite / private pool guests or specific sun beds that have a better location / are bigger and cost the regular guest €40/day.
In total, and as said in the beginning, we absolutely loved our stay at the Aquagrand. Should we ever think about spending some more time in Rhodes, we will definitely come back and enjoy another few nights in this fabulous hotel. In various regards however there still is a small gap between this 5* hotel and others but then again, the price is also less than what you would pay at other places of this caliber (think One&Only, Mandarin, 4 Seasons, etc.)
Summary: Thank you Aquagrand and team, we will be back and are eager to see what you have in store for us then!!!
So Peaceful and Calm...
This was our third visit to Aquagrand. We stayed for 10 nights at the beginning of September, and it was a real wrench to leave when it was time to go home. The hotel and its staff are so welcoming, it is just like visiting friends and family! Having said that, we noticed quite a few staff changes, but lots we recognised from previous years. We stayed in a sea front room, ideally located for the beach bar and restaurant. The room was extremely comfortable and kept spotlessly clean. Standards really are high at this hotel, as all areas are very clean and well tended. The food in the buffet restaurant is of a good standard, with plenty of choice to suit most tastes. We stayed on a half board basis, and ate lunch daily in the Sensia restaurant, which is the perfect place to rest in the shade whilst sampling the local dishes! I’m afraid if you have any sort of mobility issues, you may struggle a bit as the hotel is quite isolated, being situated between Lindos village and Pefkos. Lindos you can reach easily on foot if you are fit and able, but Pefkos not so. As mentioned in other reviews taxis are readily available and do a roaring trade. Some of the rooms are quite a way from reception and the main buffet restaurant, so, again for this who are not so good on their legs, it could be an issue. The hotel grounds are beautiful, and perfect for a leisurely stroll after dinner. The beach is amazing. Yes, it’s pebbly but you just need to wear swim shoes. The sea is perfect for snorkelling, and there are plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas, spaced well apart for privacy. The staff are excellent, and are extremely professional. We sensed there had been a degree of retraining, and in the main Pentapolis restaurant noticed the waiting staff were particularly attentive. Having said that, as we got further into our stay and the hotel got busier, we did have a couple of issues with ordering drinks at dinner, but nothing major. We enjoy a bottle of wine and water with our evening meal, but like to drink at our own pace. We are not keen at having our glasses refilled for us, but there seems to be a new hotel policy whereby it’s frowned upon to help yourself to wine and water. (My husband managed to upset one of the waiters on a couple of evenings by pouring our drinks.) We laughed it off, but on our last evening left at least two servings of wine in the bottle as we had finished eating without our glasses being replenished. This is not a criticism, merely an observation. We thoroughly recommend this hotel, and will definitely return. If you are in need of a relaxing break to recharge your batteries or set yourself up for the winter ahead, then this is the place to be. Thank you all at AquaGrand for another amazing holiday.
The island is geographically located between Karpathos and Kos and it is, along Santorini and Mykonos, among the most popular Greek islands. Rhodes, situated in the south-eastern Aegean Sea, is the capital of the Dodecanese prefecture and has a population of approximately 115,000.
There are many reasons why Rhodes is one of the most popular resorts in the Mediterranean: crystal clear seas, beautiful parks, leisure facilities, the bright sun and the warm hospitality of the islanders themselves. A drive around the island will bring you to magnificent beaches, impressive sightseeing and picturesque villages.
Apart from this sightseeing, the island has many beaches worth to visit, such as Tsambika, Ladiko, Kallithea, Saint Paul’s Bay, and others. Rhodes has been famous since antiquity as the site of Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.