Grecotel LUX ME Dama Dama Rhodes
On Rhodes postcard-pretty coast, this luxe hotel has had a recent revamp.
Hugging the north-east coast of Rhodes, this white-washed retreat spills onto the biscuity sands of a Blue Flag-awarded beach. A scattering of terracotta-roofed bungalows is arranged around two long, slender pools, lined by towering palms. Cinematic views come as standard here: the vast Aegean unfurls luxuriously before you, at every turn. For the best sea panoramas, nab the double sun bed perched on a tiny island over the swimming pool or one of the beachside loungers shaded by a sugar-white parasol. Children are well catered for at the hotel, with a kids club and pool, complete with waterslides, plus an all-day snack corner in the buffet restaurant.
This crisp colour scheme streams through to the rooms and suites, where the walls showcase eclectic artwork. Wood floors and beamed ceilings warm interiors, while jewel tones ruby red and topaz blue are paired with metallic finishes to stylish effect. Book a Mini Guestroom Inland View for space-savvy digs opening onto a terrace, or upgrade to a LUX.ME Sky Guestroom Sea View for a penthouse pad with a glass-sided balcony framing Aegean views. There are plenty of family options, but the room to book is the Two-Bedroom Bungalow Suite Sea View for perks like an open-plan living and dining area and three furnished balconies all just steps from the beach.
While theres not much reason to leave the hotel, a 20-minute drive north takes you to Rhodes Town. The capital is a cultural jigsaw whose many layers of history can be pieced together through its architecture styles Byzantine, Ottoman, Italian. The Old Town is a living museum, with medieval walls wrapping around a labyrinthine core, where the legacy of the Knights of St John is etched across the old stones.
Back at the resort, you’ll find a collection of restaurants such as the casual Helios Buffet Restuarant and the Taverna Greek Restaurant. And best of all, they’re all included as part of the fantastic LUXURY MADE EASY all inclusive package. Kids can enjoy a wide range of food as part of the Grecoland’s Petite Gastronomie programme; there’s the Tasty Corner at the kids’ club which has mini buffet full of fresh dishes between 11am and 5pm and serves hot and cold dishes at lunch; and at dinner you can eat together as a family family with some restaurants featuring special kid-friendly menus.
2 outdoor pools, spa with indoor pool, childrens pool, kids club, watersports*
Restaurants & bars
This shimmering Aegean is a beautiful backdrop for meals at LUX.ME Rhodos seven restaurants and bars.
Helios Buffet Restaurantis an open-sided dining space, with tables and chairs spilling out onto the pool terrace. Theres a small bakery for baked treats to go and, later in the day, a hint of drama through the likes of live cooking stations and cold cuts sliced to order, along with thoughtful touches such as handmade pizza and a kids all-day snack corner.
Gnarly, silver-leaved trees give a clue to the name of the hotels Mediterranean restaurant The Olive. The highlight here is a hot-stone steak grill where chefs cook the finest cuts to perfection. If youre more sea-to-plate than field-to-fork, theres a hearty menu of Mediterranean dishes too, made with the freshest of local, seasonal ingredients from the island.
With shimmering black and copper tiles, the bar atM.Butterflycatches magpie-eyed diners on their way into this sleek restaurant. Drink in hand, make your way to one of the glass-topped tables dotted throughout the stone-pillared space, where a Pan Asian menu awaits.
The beachfrontTavernais for dinner with a view: Greek plates overlooking sea panoramas. Try to time a pre-dinner glass of ouzo with sunset, as watching lilac-streaked sky turn mauve and then bruise blue-black is a spectacular display.
Elsewhere, feast on artisan sweet treats at theCrperie & Gelateria(the lemon sorbet on a balmy day is heavenly), sip on cocktails at the toes-in-the-sandBeach Baror linger over a nightcap atop red velvet couches in theLounge Lobby Bar.
Mini Guestroom Inland View
Space-savvy rooms overlooking the gardens. air-conditioning double bed or twin beds balcony or terrace en suite with bath tub hairdryer Wi-Fi flat-screen television mini fridge safe 21m