We are baskinng in the lap of luxury on the southeastern coast of Rhodes. We are settled in at Lindian Village
, a member of the marketing group, Leading Hotels of the World
; certainly not a place we would normally be staying but in keeping with our 'find the deals' approach to travel, Joel happened upon a deal while researching hotels a few days ago.
Actually, Lonely Planet
travel guide had listed it as the author's choice, noting 'if you could afford it.' This season we can. I should note here that tourism is down; way down according to the folks we have talked to along the way. The economic turmoil, protests that it generated and then Iceland's volcano are all being listed as contributing factors to the downturn in tourism.
We nabbed a Mediterranian room for the rate of 105E per night -- 50% of the normal rate -- about 130USD, with the current rate of exchange. We were greeted with a welcome drink, driven by golf cart to our villa room and then pampered with a welcome bottle of wine, water and fruit plate. The rate includes a full buffet breakfast with champagne each day (and the buffet rivals that of some of the best cruise ships we have been on). The beach is like out of a movie.
The resort is offering a 50% off rate through the end of June - if you found yourself in this part of the world, we would highly recommend taking advantage of the deal being offered.
fancy digs! wish i could fly off to take advantage of that deal :)ReplyDelete