Stayed for one week mid September. This was our 4th MW holiday so were fully versed to the MW format. We flew from Manchester with Jet2 suffice to say a budget airline with a basic service, it got us there and back on time. Meet and greet okey and an efficient hotel reception. There was a ”briefing” at 7PM but unfortunately marred by noisy children. This disturbance could have been avoided if one of the parents removed their child and the partner remaining could note any relevant information.
There was an activities /beach brief on the following day at 1000hrs where everything was satisfactory explained. It was quite apparent that MW is geared more for the Saturday to Saturday programme and that the mid week arrivals fitted in where best!!
Beachfront well organized with sufficient well maintained equipment. The staff always there to offer help and advise if needed.
Our room was in the main building and on a top floor overlooking the front entrance. It was a good sized room with a large bathroom and there was more than sufficient storage space for clothing and articles. Housekeeping could be improved re the overall cleaning. Our bedside tables were not touched for the duration of the holiday.
We used the buffet restaurant during our stay and found the food well presented , well cooked and enough varied choices. The staff were both extremely efficient and attentive to the guests needs.
The bar in the evening was generally quite and I put this down to the cost of the drinks. However the prices compared favourably with the local tourist cafes/bars etc.
The pools are cold and with the daily “winds”,not very inviting.If I came again I will bring a wetsuit. The beach was great for launching but not what I would call a nice beach and cannot be compared in anyway to a beach in the Caribbean. There are walks to be had in either direction and I would recommend one to the right through the adjoining beach resorts to the end of the beach and up the hill.
To sum up , most certainly not a 5 star hotel . The construction typical of that part of the world all concrete and steel and we found it a little soul less and bland. Given time it may develop a “character”. Expected young children but not in the numbers that were there during our week but fortunately did not present a problem although there was a danger of tripping over a pushchair.
We paid £580 each for the weeks stay and I consider that a top price for this holiday. Do people really pay the brochure price? At the same time a weeks holiday all inclusive was available at the Sea Garden Resort in Turkey at cheaper price . We stayed there last September and I consider that it offers far more than Levante except for the small beach front.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FIVE STAR HOTEL ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Levante Beach Resort Afandou, Rhodes