We stayed in Levante Beach in June 12, I think we were one of the first massive groups that stayed there. So whatever, teething problems they had got ironed out and I'm sure got better. I've been meaning to write this since last year, so you know it's going to be good.
BA flights from Heathrow. All very slick at the Greek end escorted to our air con coaches and a relatively short drive to the hotel. At the hotel our bags were brought to our rooms, easy check-in and a glimpse at the wonderful blue swimming pools.
The room was basic, I don't mean that in a bad way, but perfect. Comfortable beds, great shower, we had a porch and sliding door to the pool what more could we want?
It was buffet service, but there was a large array of it and you had a lot of roast-spit and BBQ food also. I'd have liked to see more Greek food on, but saying that I missed my daily intake of Greek Salad when I got home.
Special mention to Ash who was the chef at the Asian Fusion restaurant, great guy and chef. He went out of his way to accommodate the tastes of a 2 1/2 year old. If you don't go there you're missing out. For a special night out its definitely worth going there for a meal, if only to take a break from the buffet. My advise is go in the first 2-3 days, otherwise you'll kick yourself for only giving yourself for one visit in the week. we enjoyed our lunch at the Asian restaurant 4 days out of our week, the other days we had a buffet and the English pool bar.
I hope they have thought how they can subsidise the Asian restaurant, as it's definitely a worth upgrading. Also could do with a kiddies menu at the Asian restaurant and I'd have loved to have seen a BBQ one night.
All I can say is it was first class. This was the first time we've even been to a MW holiday. We couldn't get over that you could drop your dearest ones and have adult time. What bliss over dinner!
As for staff, our daughter Alice still asks after Beth, her Childminder, when we're going on holiday or to a sandy beach. They were all great, and you almost felt bad when you were tucking into your food, drinking your glass of wine as you gazed upon one of the carers pushing the babies in their prams around the pools trying to get them to sleep.
Great swimming pools for all ages. Main pool, kiddie pool, Adult only pool, Bar pool beside the beach and over in the French side they had a water activity pool.
All the sailing boats were brand new as were the mountain bikes. There was plenty of fitness classes and an indoor spa/gym. I heard the Tennis courts were very good. They also had a playground for the kids. The only downside was the beach, it was very gritty and not a sandy beach, so we stayed by the pools.
We didn't venture outside the hotel all week and we have already rebooked to go on another MW holiday this year. I would recommend Levante Beach to anyone with small children, likes sailing and tennis or just wants to get away from it all. Our daughter has already asked if Beth will be there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five Star Hotel ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Levante Beach Resort Rhodes/Afandou, Greece