There’s certainly no shortage of pools at the beachside Hotel Atlantica Portobello Royal – it’s got 14 of them.
From the outside, this hotel feels like a Mediterranean village, all low-rise, terracotta buildings. Bedrooms are getting a makeover for summer 2016, when we’ll also be unveiling luxurious new rooms with private pools.
You’re a stone’s throw from the sandy beach, which has views to neighbouring Nissyros. And it’s a five-minute drive to Kardamena’s restaurants and shops.
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Honeymooners receive sparkling wine and fruit in the room upon arrival and free room upgrade, subject to availability
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant. Lunch is also on offer in the Mediterranean restaurant and Greek taverna, and dinner is also on offer in the Italian and Asian restaurants. Picnics for days out. Unlimited local and selected imported alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and hot drinks. Tea and coffee. Snacks, ice-cream and biscuits.
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Ambrosia main buffet restaurant
For breakfast, lunch and dinner - dining on the terrace with views of the pool. Late breakfast is on offer 10am-11am. Just to let you know there's a dress code here, men are asked to wear full length trousers for dinner.
13 outdoor pools
There are sunbeds with parasols dotted around the 13 saltwater pools, a large sun terrace and pool towels to use.
Albatross beach bar
A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Snacks can be asked for here from 11.30 and stop at 17.30. Branded drinks and spirits may have an extra charge and won't be within the All Inclusive package.
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superior double room with sea view and balcony
With a sea view, your royal suite includes a balcony, minibar, bath and shower and air-conditioning.
double room with sea view, private pool and terrace
Double rooms come with a double bed and an extra bed for a third person.
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Amazing from the moment we arrived to the moment we left
I stayed here for a week over the summer and from the moment I checked in, I knew I was staying somewhere special. First of all, there's a lot of reviews here that complain that their flight was delayed. I don't really see how this is the hotel's fault? The staff were some of the best I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The food was delicious, the rooms and views were beautiful and I enjoyed every moment of it. I read some bad reviews on here beforehand and spent a while laughing at how ridiculous some of the complaints were. I was so impressed that I have just booked the hotel again for 2017! More
Im a little late in writing this review as it was last Aug (2016) we travelled to this hotel. I was a bit dubious travelling with Thomson as experiences in the past have made me believe Thomson 5* isn't really a 5* at all. I was pleaslently surprised. This hotel was fantastic, just what we were looking for in a holiday last year. Quiet, relaxed and no crowds. It was a beach and lounge holiday. We booked a family suite and it was spacious, very well air conditioned, Clean and had two bathrooms, fab when you have two daughters one being a teenager. The positioning of the rooms made it so you were never in an over crowded pool trying to squeeze your lounger in-between people. Most of the holiday we had a rather large pool to ourselves. nothing I can fault about the rooms. We also had a mini fridge in the room which was stocked daily with water and fizzy drinks. Food and drink once again I really can not fault. We were all inclusive but you would not of known it, we didn't have to wear a plastic band on our wrists. The main restaurant had a wide selection of food and chefs were cooking fresh too. our daughter is allergic to eggs and it wasn't any problem for the chef to make up pancakes without eggs. Service impeccable! A wide varied of food was offered at, breakfast, lunch and dinner. For the snacks during the day or evening you have rolls, biscuits, cakes and the favourite,well with our family, the ice cream parlour. Another favourite with my husband and I, were the cocktails which were freshly made with not just local alcohol but branded too. We didn't try the evening entertainment so it would be wrong to comment on it. I have a couple of pointers that some people may not like but it really didn't spoil our holiday and I will defentaily be returning. The location of the hotel is really too far and in a postion where you can't walk anywhere - we like to walk in the evenings but we couldn't as the way to town is down a very dark narrow road( resembles country lanes) doesn't stop you getting a cab to town though. The private beach was lovely but I didn't see any flag system - made me a little more nervous than I would've been had there of been a flag system or life guard. lastly and you are warned about this the plane do fly over the hotel before landing. Really isn't a problem as you do get used to it and its not too many. Over all we had an amazing holiday, the staff were fantastic, the hotel had everything you needed and we will be returning as soon as we feel the need for a beach and pool holiday.More
Me and my best friend Jane visited this hotel in September for the first time for 11 nights. The hotel and staff were fantastic. My friend wrote to the hotel before we arrived to explain about her walking problem due to surgery and asked if we could be close by everything. We arrived and everything had been sorted. We could not have had a better room or be anywhere better than we were. Thank you so so much for your help. We will come back again because of your help and recommended to anyone. Would like to mention Catarina the Matradi who looked after us so well and was so lovely. Joanna our waitress excellent and Eri front of house excellent too. Could not have asked for more. Fantastic time had the whole 11 days. The food 1st class. The hotel 1st class and all the staff 1st class. Thank you so much for a special holidayMore
Friendly, well run hotel in a beautiful setting
We stayed here in October as a couple, and booked one of the newer rooms on the edge of the complex with a private pool. We really enjoyed our stay, with no real complaints all week! The weather was high 20's and we didn't have a bad day. It was lovely to be able to sunbathe just next to the room, although the pool was far too cold to get the most enjoyment from. It was ok once you braved getting in, but it detracted a little from the enjoyment and the additional cost of the room. The layout of the pools also meant that if there was anyone in the room next to you who was using their pool, they could see directly onto your terrace. This wasn't a huge issue for us as we only had neighbours for half the week, but in high season I could imagine it would be less exclusive feeling. A better partition between the pools would be desirable. The view from the terrace was beautiful though, a virtually uninterrupted view down to the sea which was very pretty and lovely to hear the waves lapping in the distance. The beach bar was a short walk from these rooms and as such we utilised it quite a few times - beware the 'holiday' measures as they turned out to be quite brutal (but very enjoyable!) The food in the main buffet was of a good standard, although not the best we have ever had in an all inclusive resort. Having said that there was a decent choice and everything was cooked and prepared well. Staff in the restaurant were friendly but not intrusive and that's what we like when on holiday. We also ate in both the Chinese and Italian style restaurants - they were a good standard and we went there twice during our stay. I don't remember having to pay extra for any of the visits but we did tip as we thought the staff deserved it for the service they gave. The hotel seemed quite quiet at the time we went, with only the lobby bar ever feeling full - I guess this is because the nights were a little cooler so people wanted to sit inside. It's table service in the lobby bar too which is nice, but it did take quite a while for drinks to come, however you could always go to the bar yourself if you didn't want to wait. We got a taxi into Kardamena to watch the football one afternoon during our stay, which was reasonably priced and not too far to go. There wasn't much to see there - it was quite a typical small holiday town, and again it wasn't too busy due to the season. All in all we had a lovely time at this hotel, and although we were glad we paid extra for the pool room, the other rooms that we saw as we walked through the complex all looked fairly well appointed. The cleaning was excellent throughout the resort and everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. It was our first time with the Atlantica brand, and we would not hesitate to book another of their hotels based on this experience.More
Stayed in October in room 432 (I think). It was a sea view suite which we paid a bit extra for. Lovely room with great view and very comfortable bed and separate lounge area. Only two minor points. Could have done with net curtains on lounge window/doors as people could walk by very closely and see straight in. We had to keep the curtains closed all week which made that room a bit gloomy. Bathroom a tad on the small size considering the space of the other two rooms. Would be a squeeze if you had kids to bath. Beautiful large complex, we were about a four to five minute walk from the bar and restaurant which was not a problem. We were taken to our room with our cases on a golf buggy on arrival which was a lovely touch and great service. Loads of sunbeds and swimming pools so always a quiet relaxing spot could be found. Bars had a great range of drinks, friendly service and comfortable seating. Food and service in all restaurants was exceptional. Beach bar and restaurants for day time lunch and refreshments was great. Free sunbeds. The hotel is under a flight path but hardly any noise and we enjoyed watching the planes go over. We loved this hotel and were very sad when it was time to come home. BOOK IT, you won't be disappointed!!!More
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