Leonardo Kolymbia is a 5-star, family-friendly resort on the island of Rhodes, which is known for its exceptionally mild climate by virtue of its location as the most southerly of the Dodecanese in the southern Mediterranean. Rhodes is a fascinating place, rich in history, with dozens of beautiful beaches.
Swimming season starts early, in May, and can easily go on through October.
The Leonardo Kolymbia Resort is a member of the Leonardo Hotels group, which comprises more than 230 Hotels in Europe and Israel. They’re well known for their high quality of service, their reasonable price points, and their interior design style, which always reflects local architectural style. Hyper-focused on customer satisfaction, the top priority in this hotel group is your desires and needs as their guest.
Sited in the laid-back tourist town of Kolymbia, at the midpoint of the 500m wide Kolymbia peninsula on the eastern shore of Rhodes, Leonardo Kolymbia Resort’s location provides your choice of two nice beaches, one on the northern shore of the peninsula, and another on the southern shore. Both beaches are about a 5-minute walk from the resort. Most rooms have decent views of the sea, with the dramatic rise of the massive rock outcrop of the peninsula dominating many views.
Leonardo Kolymbia offers 114 comfortable, stylishly-appointed rooms equipped with all of the amenities you could wish for. It has abundant sports and leisure options for those seeking to stay fit or indulge in a sauna treatment, and lots of animation and entertainment options for the little ones.
This all-inclusive vacation spot awaits you and your family to be an active partner in an unforgettable, relaxing, fun-filled vacation experience.
Leonardo Kolymbia offers 114 rooms and suites in 11 different categories, which means there is something for everyone at the resort. Room décor and color scheme is a pleasant combination of beige tile and furnishings, light gray drapes and bedspreads, with a few splashes of orange or lime green in some cases for furniture such as sofa beds. Many rooms offer bath tubs with shower option, bidets, and a nice combination of horizontal mosaic tile strips inlaid in the marble cladding of the walls. Many of the room elements take their inspiration of traditional Rhodesian architectural elements.
Amenities include, among others, bathroom accouterments, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, soundproofing, stocked mini bar, and tea and coffee maker.
Twin Rooms come in four categories: Garden View, Pool View, Pool and Sea View, Sea View.
Twin Room Garden View. This room has an open plan, allowing lots of sun. Sleeping is arranged with twin beds and a sofa bed. Furnished balcony gives a nice view of the grounds and pool, where you can relax with your coffee and enjoy the goings on in the pool area.
Twin Room Pool View. Similar to the Twin Room Garden View, this room has twin beds and a sofa bed. The difference is that the view from the furnished balcony is predominantly of the pool.
Twin Room Pool and Sea View. These rooms, the same size and occupancy max of all the other twin rooms, over a nice view of the pool area, and, in the background, the monolithic rise of the outcrop of the Kolymbia Peninsula. Sleeping arrangements include twin beds, and a sofa bed.
Twin Room Sea View offers a panorama of the Mediterranean, which you can enjoy from the furnished balcony in the evening whilst the sun sets. Equipped with a twin beds and a sofa bed, this room can comfortable sleep up to 3.
Family Rooms come in two flavours; Garden View and Pool View. Both room styles are the same in layout, décor, and furnishings. They come with a king size bed, and two sofa beds for kids. Layout is pretty straightforward: it’s configured as an open-plan rectangle, with the bathroom at one end, and the sliding glass doors leading to the terrace or balcony at the other end. Bathrooms come equipped with a bidet, and bathtub with shower, and all the typical amenities the resort offers including satellite TV, mini fridge, in-room safe, and bathrobes and slippers.
The only difference between the two room styles is what you see when you look out from your terrace or balcony: in the case of the Garden View, you get to enjoy the meticulously landscaped grounds, as opposed to a view of the resort’s large free-form swimming pool.
Suites Two Rooms
Like the Family Rooms, this two room suite comes with your choice of Garden View or Pool View. Considerable larger than the Family Rooms, the Suites are identical in size and layout to each other: a full 47m2 (505 sq.ft.), the suite is arranged in side by side configuration, with one side comprising the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. This is separated from the equally large sitting/sleeping area be a wide, framed opening which can be closed with pocket sliding doors for privacy.
The Pool View gives a nice composite panorama of the garden, the pool, and the Gibraltar-like limestone outcrop at the eastern end of the Kolymbia Peninsula.
On the other hand, the Garden View gives you a view of the grounds either from its terrace or its balcony, depending on which floor it’s on.
Swim Up Room
The Swim Up Room is pure pleasure- the room’s veranda ends at the pool’s edge, so you can literally jump into the water from the veranda’s edge. The room is very spacious, and it’s accommodations are super comfortable. The layout is a two bedroom adjoining room with separate double bedrooms. Beyond the narrow, rectangular river pool are the resort’s back gardens.
Food and Drink
Leonardo Kolymbia Resort offers three venues for your eating and dining pleasure: the Blue Horizon Restaurant, the Ariadne Lounge Bar & Terrace and the Thetis Pool Bar.
Blue Horizon Restaurant
The Blue Horizon has indoor and outdoor seating, divided by ceiling to floor glass, allowing those dining indoors to see everything the al fresco diners see. The view out the windows comprises the gardens, and then, almost immediately, the steep topographical rise of the hills of the Kolymbia Peninsula, with the steep massif at the end of the peninsula dominating the skyline.
The restaurant is open for all three meals of the day. There is an all-you-can-eat buffet with salad bar, breads, and pastries. Main dishes include grilled meat, fish, and other seafood, as well as vegetarian options, as well as lots of local and international dessert options.
In addition, health-focused, special meals for children are available. Restaurant is flexible for people with special dietary needs.
The Ariadne Lounge Bar & Terrace serves signature cocktails created by its expert mixologists, as well as a wide selection of spirits, wines, liquors, as well as beers, soft drinks and smoothies. It’s a very relaxing atmosphere furnished with bar stools, upholstered chairs, and sofas.
The Thetis Pool Bar is in a cabana-style open air poolside bar where you can indulge in some liquid refreshment in between dips in the main pool. In addition to all kinds of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, you can have a sandwich or some other snack to go with your drink.
You have a number of swimming options available at Leonardo Kolymbia- there’s Kolymbia Beach, a short 250 meters from the resort, for example. It’s a spectacularly beautiful beach, and usually fairly sparsely populated. The sand is soft, and the sea is incredibly transparent. It curves away from the beach and ends up at the outcrop at the end of Kolymbia Peninsula, which looks like a mini Gibraltar. The beach is equipped with sun beds and umbrellas. Kolymbia Watersports, right on the beach, offers boat, speed boat, parasailing, and jet ski rental, among other things.
There are two other organized public beaches within walking distance of the resort, one of which also has a water sports station. If you’re not feeling ambitions for a walk, and salt n’ sand, you can be very happy at the main pool at Kolymbia.
If you’re looking for something to do at the Resort, there are plenty of on-site sports options, such as tennis, volleyball, a fitness gym, petanque, table tennis, and darts. For an extra charge you can use the sauna or play billiards or snooker.
Fun for Kids
The animation team at Kolymbia offers a full program of activities, including live music, dancing, shows, competitive activities such as aqua aerobics, water polo, darts, and quizzes.
In the evening there are such activities as karaoke and dancing. There is a min-disco every evening. All activities are age-appropriate.
In the Area
Rhodes Town is just a half hour or so up the road from Leonardo Kolymbia. Its medieval town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a fascinating place to wander around and discover, chock full of little museums, small shops, and places of interest. Rhodes Harbor was the site of the Colossus of Rhodes, a massive statue straddling the harbor entrance, and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Plans keep popping up to rebuild the statue, and maybe one day they’ll come to fruition.
A far as Rhodes itself, there’s no lack of things to see and places to go. You can take a speedboat to nearby Symi, or a day trip by bus to Lindos Village and Seven Springs, or take a catamaran day cruise, for example. Above Lindos village is the ancient acropolis, site of the ancient capital of Rhodes, which declined in importance after the founding of Rhodes Town itself in the 5th century, BC.
Kolymbia, Rhodes 851 00
+30 22410 563-50
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