First time doing the summer 'thing' with Mark Warner although we use them for our family ski trip every new year and was great to see some familiar faces this time in the sun. Just spent a truly fabulous week at Levante Beach (29 May-5 June '13) with our 3 children, 10, 8 & 6, they had a great time under the guided supervision of the Mark Warner team enjoying kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, SUP boarding, team games, evening activities and lots more....too many fab staff to give special praise to. Evening supervision works very well in that Mum & Dad get to have a peaceful dinner alone knowing they're in safe hands and having fun and the dining/bar facilities are very good with a nice choice for dinner however good luck with the Greek wine, we usually drink red but found the rose to be a bit more palatable. Hotel facilities and accommodation first class, however I would describe this more as a low key five star apartment/hotel complex but this is not a critism, it's not walk around bar service around the pool (although there is a bar) they just don't offer the service or have different entertainment every evening (although there was a quiz and a Greek themed dancing night), it's a little more laid back with the emphasis on the day's events and things sort of run out of steam come 10.30pm when everyone is exhausted from such a fab day and ready for bed. Our interconnecting rooms were in the main hotel block and of excellent standard with tea/coffee/fridge. The tennis centre is also excellent and Sam deserves a special mention for being a star with our 3 children who enjoyed 3 group lessons then a one to one. Tank (the barman) also deserves praise for making a cracking Pimms! We both used Rich & Hannah's fitness classes and my husband did the morning run, they keep the classes varied, with some great circuits and beach boot camp. My husband and eldest son (10) took advantage of PADI dive centre on site and completed their diving qualification whilst there under the brilliant guide of Laura. It's a very spacious beach resort and can take 10 mins to walk from main hotel to the beach/watersports area but once you're in the swing and worked it all out, a week just isn't enough, could've easily filled another few days. My husband did Waterskiing and we all went on the 'sofa' on the last morning pulled by George in his speedboat who cannot be praised enough on his tips for cracking waterskiing. We hired a car for the day and easily covered Lindos and Rhodes Town with a stop for lunch at a sandy beach but there really is no need to leave the hotel if you don't want to and plenty don't. Good massage at the Spa and they do manicures and little treats for the little ladies. If you're thinking of booking, then please do, you won't be disappointed, it's everything you need and we would have no hesitation in returning. One thing to say about the return flight tho, it's not the first time Jet 2 have run out of sandwiches so be prepared.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five Star Hotel ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Levante Beach Resort Rhodes/Afandou, Greece