LYDIA MARIS RESORT & SPA is a four-star hotel. It has additional spa and recreational facilities and is close to Afandou Beach on this island of Rhodes.
All room and bungalow accommodation choices include: air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, refrigerator, hairdryer, safe and private balcony. Upgrades feature: tea and coffee maker, seating areas and additional TVs.
The Lydia Maris has an outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, spa/beauty and fitness centre, plus children’s pool, club and playground. Parking, 24-hour reception, mini market, currency exchange, and car rental, also apply.
Breakfast and other dining requirements are catered for in a number of restaurants: Main, Pool, Grill, Kids and Pizza Corner. In addition to the main bar, drinks are served in the hotel’s pool bar. Room service is available.
The town of Rhodes is just over 15 miles away; it is less than five miles to Afandou Golf and three miles to Agathi Beach.
All food is buffet style and served in the large restaurant. Choices are excellent (meat, fish, salads, vegetarian, Greek etc.) and because staff members are so efficient, you rarely have to wait more than a few minutes. They don't skimp on the sweets either - fantastic! Entertainment is always good fun and varied, plus there is more entertainment to keep the kids occupied. Just like a family holiday should be!
A fab location.
If you can drag yourself away from the hotel; the beach is an easy 10 minute walk away. Beautiful, clear water, perfect for snorkelling. Travel about three miles and you reach the spectacular coastline of Virgin Tsampikas Beach.
First class fun-makers.
All members of staff are great; very friendly and helpful. Maybe the entertainment people win the day, though; they work so hard. Here, however, everyone seems to pull together, so this large hotel has very much a family feel.
A date in the sun.
OK, rooms may be a bit dated … but with all that's going on here, it really doesn't matter at all.
Not your favourite tipple?
The bars only serve ‘local' drinks … so a diet Coke is out of the question. Not all is lost, though … go into a local bar + all your favourites are there.
There aren't enough sunbeds to go round + it's infuriating that they still allow them to be reserved with a towel. This needs sorting PDQ. Actually, the sunbeds need sorting too. They're getting a bit old and past it.