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“Just fantastic Levante!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Levante Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Afandou
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Just fantastic Levante!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

This was our second Mark Warner holiday. We'd heard good things about the resort from friends and various reviews and we weren't disappointed. I think the main things to comment on - the excellent customer service from both the Mark Warner team and the hotel staff; the high standard of accommodation; the excellent food, given that it is mass catering; the water sports on offer; the three pool areas - one is an 84m long pool! What I particularly liked was the adults only pool which made a big difference if you wanted to escape from children; the proximity to the local town, Kalimbia which you can walk to in 10-15mins and provides a break from the resort if you want one. It also has bars and a night club if you want to party and some decent shopping if you like handbags! There is evening entertainment at the resort but it is a bit limited. Rhodes town is about an hour bus ride away as is Lindos and you can get to Faliraki quite easily. We would definitely go back. As a couple without children it's definitely our kind of holiday resort.

Room Tip: We were in block 7000 directly around the adult only pool which was perfect for us and felt generall...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, UK
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Have just returned from another fortnight at Levante courtesy of Mark Warner. This is the second time in 2 years and despite being worried initially that we may get a little restless at the same resort, we needn't have worried. It was everything we expected and more. The resort manager, Sue, made us feel really special (in a positive way!) from the moment we set foot off the bus and the rest of the MW staff, as well as the hotel staff were just fantastic. The food was just great and Mika and the guys in the restaurant couldn’t have been more attentive-even looking out for our 5 year old when he wasn't feeling too good one day. We had a suite near the family pool and the housekeeping staff, who have a thankless task, made it feel like a fresh check-in every day. Kids club was first rate and our boy couldn’t wait to get in there every morning and evening. We were fortunate enough to be there for regatta week and Charlie, Pete and the guys did a great job in organising all sorts of clinics and races for all sorts of levels, even me! (Thanks for the charitable cup!) We've been on a few MW holidays now and I can’t recommend this highly enough. I can’t comment on high season, more money/more people, but for us it was the perfect holiday.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Lavante hotel was as expected from Mark Warner and more. Excellent sevice nothing was too much trouble. Restaurant staff were briliant especailly Mika, an exceptional young women. Highly recomended for a relaxed holiday set in s wonderful surroundings with a lot of amenities for a care free holiday.

Sue R June 2014

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Just returned froma a fantastic holiday at Levante. We were looking for a relaxed holiday with two young children with the chance to fit in some activities and thsi resort certainly delivered.

I cannot praise the staff enough, all the waiting staff - particularly Mika and Flora made meal times a breeze and could not have been more helpful when it came to managing two small kids, nothing was too much trouble for them and to have freshly made fruit puree ready for the baby and greek coffee for us when we arrived at Breakfast each morning meant that the days all get off to a good start1

The resort itself was beautiful and well kept the activities well organised and we never had to wait for anything - which when you have a short window of a baby sleeping is massively important.

The Mark staff were also fabulous - special mention must go to Sue the manager who was always available and dealt with every query so quickly and couldnt have been more accomodating. Also Rachel in the Mini Club who was absolutely amazing with kids and really made our toddlers holiday special.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oxford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Having initially been a bit sceptical at the thought of a 'package holiday', we couldn't have been more wrong. Brilliant holiday - couldn't recommend it highly enough.

1. Travel: great to fly from T5 at Heathrow and with BA. Food and drinks included on the flight. 30min coach transfer from Rhodes airport to the resort - very well-organised throughout. Much of the check-in procedure is done on the coach so everyone moved through very quickly once we arrived at the hotel, saving lots of queueing. Returning to the airport, they place a list of names on the board with your coach number and stagger the coaches to leave at 15min intervals which reduces queues at the airport. NB - check out is at 10am and the coach didn't leave the hotel until 12.50pm but they will store your bags for you and there are showers downstairs if you are desperate to get one last swim in! We found everything we needed in the resort itself so didn't venture out but they were very helpful to other guests renting cars/taxis etc.

2. Rooms: clean, lovely and big, great showers, all have their own balcony. Tea and coffee in the room, toiletries in the bathroom (restocked daily), fridge so you can buy your own drinks etc and store them which is great. Previous comments have complained at the lack of in-room info which now seems to have been addressed - there is a complrehensive telephone list and guide to every part of the resort in each room. It also looks like in response to previous reviews, they've put safety locks on the doors at adult height so that kids can''t open the doors themselves from the inside.

3. Activities: included in the price were watersports (sailing, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking) with good group tuition in each for beginners. We did a kayak safari on the Friday morning - great. Biking - mountain and road biking with guided tours twice on most days. Pretty hot but fine if you take water with you. Good mountain bike trails on the guided rides with plenty for all abilities. Guided run on Sunday morning just to show you the area and I used it to find other runners to run with for the rest of the week. Tennis - we didn't book any lessons but you are able to book a court (plenty available) and they have lots of racquets and balls to lend you.

4. Food. We were surprised that others have complained about the food as we thought it was good quality, well-cooked and there is plenty of it with lots of variety. Breakfast: fresh orange juice when you arrive; cooked options (French toast, eggs of all varieties, omelettes made-to-order, bacon, sausages etc), waffles and pancakes, fresh fruit, lots and lots of freshly-baked bread with local preserves and honey, yoghurt and dried fruit and nuts, cereals. Clearly labelled for gluten/dairy free etc. Lunch - we were full board so could eat either in the main restaurant, poolside snack bar or panasian restaurant. All excellent, plenty of choice (no buffet, just a la carte at lunchtime), freshly cooked to order. You can also takeaway to eat on your balcony which is lovely. Supper - buffet with a different theme each night, All well-cooked, delicious salads, yummy ice cream. Yes, it's a buffet and it is catering for lots of people, but the table service is excellent and all the food tasted great. Can't really be improved upon for what it is - if you don't want a buffet, don't get HB/FB I suppose.

5. Amenities: excellent on-site 'Mini-Mart' which sells soft drinks, beer, snacks, sun cream, hats, sunglasses and plenty of balls/inflatables etc for kids. Brilliant idea, very reasonably priced and great to buy a bottle of water/Coke to have in the room as it's pretty hot (even in June!).

6. Couples/children: we travelled as a couple in our late twenties, don't normally go for 'package' holidays but thought this was one of the best holidays we've been on. You can do as much or as little as you want - plenty of friendly staff to help if you want to get stuck into the activities, but you can also lounge by the pool all day if you want. As we were there out of school holidays, there were plenty of couples with small children but the resort is huge with plenty of quieter areas and we never once felt overwhelmed by children (other than on the flight home!). All of the children were having wonderful times in the kids clubs and all of the staff, especially the local Greek staff in the restaurant etc were brilliant with them. We will certainly be going back if/when little ones of our own come along.

Room Tip: No need to pay extra for a suite - the standard rooms are very spacious and have their own balcony.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We stayed in Levante last week and have had a fab holiday. As everyone has said, top quality and clean hotel with ALL the staff friendly and efficient. We came without children and can recommend our room 7101, slap bang in the middle of resort, perfect and it juts out so the views are great.
Sue the manager was lovely and so friendly as was Pete. The water front team were good, Becca remembered us from Lakatera.
We certainly will be back, and Sue , Tim said if you could organize a little more wind next year that would be perfect!!!
P.s Please do a 10 day holiday.

Room Tip: Room 7101, slap bang in middle of resort and juts out so virtually panoramic views.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ely, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

What an amazing place! I could not fault Levante Beach Resort. The staff are exceptionally friendly, from cleaners, to waiting staff (loved Kiriakos!), to bar staff (the lovely Vana!), to all the sport instructors (our kids loved Jack and Connor!). Most impressive was the presence of the manager, Sue. As visible and as approachable as you could ask a manager to be. Whilst running a tight ship, her staff seem to so enjoy working there. An excellent team!

The accommodation was very comfortable, spacious and exceptionally clean. The shower was so powerful, just what is needed to wash all the sun tan oil off! Swimming pools were spotless. Some reviews say they were freezing, we did not think that at all. We were all in and out of them no bother whatsoever. Our kids (both 11) didn't make use of the kids club, but friends we went with put their 2 year old daughter in every day morning and evening and she had a ball!

The buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner, we found to be always fresh with lots of choices. Good, well cooked food, with something for everyone from the fussiest eater (our daughter!) to someone who eats anything (our son!). Downside of it was we must have each come back a stone heavier!!

We would definitely highly recommend this resort. Maybe it should be said that we went in school term time meaning it was lovely and quiet (a third full I think someone said) so not sure how busy it gets in the summer holidays but our experience was top class. Thanks to all the lovely staff and instructors for making our holiday so lovely!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the ground floor by the pool if you want good easy access from your terrace
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kirstie7240
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Additional Information about Levante Beach Resort

Property: Levante Beach Resort
Address: Afandou Beach, Afandou 85301, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Afandou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Afandou
#1 Spa Hotel in Afandou
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Afandou
#1 Romantic Hotel in Afandou
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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Levante Beach Resort Rhodes/Afandou, Greece

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