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.
Honeymooners receive sparkling wine and fruit in the room upon arrival and free room upgrade, subject to availability
Food & Drink
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.
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.
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.
Live with a bit of luxury when you book one of the royal suites. Overlooking a partial sea view, your suite includes either a balcony or terrace, and your own lounge. You'll also get 2 sofa beds, bathrobes and slippers, bath and shower, and air-conditioning.
We arrived in October for 1 week and straight away this Hotel blew us away.
The views were immaculate as was the room. We stayed in a deluxe room with sea view and would recommend anyone else to do the same.
As a young couple we found that the food was brilliant as there was so much variety and was of good quality. The restaurants, beach bar and Gelateria all exceeded expectations and I do believe that this hotel is 5*, having been the best All inclusive holiday we have ever been on.
The Staff work so hard and are a credit to the Hotel as without them the hotel wouldn't be the same. My partner had broke her foot before the holiday so we were limited to the activities we could do, but there is plenty available!
The hotel is under the flight path of Kos airport but this didn't bother us and you tend to watch the planes anyway.
Overall a fantastic holiday and we would definitely recommend to family and friends.
We have already booked to come again for 2 weeks at the end of June to July it was that good!More
Joe M, 186217
Had an amazing 7 days stay here for my moms 60th birthday. Lovely Hotel area with plenty of pools and a beautiful beach. As a All-inclusive resort the food is very high quality and u got 5 restaurants to choose from. Our favourite ended up to be the Italian restaurant.More
So good, booked again
We visited the hotel in August last year and was so delighted with the facilities, food, and the Royal apartments we had that we have booked again for this August. We have gone for double rooms this time x 2 so whether this will make a difference, time will tell. Our kids are slightly older 15/16 and they loved the place. The whole point of the week for us all was to have a restful week and it was. The kids enjoyed the facilities and the beach and we hired a car for a day out around the Island. A visit to the Volcanic pool is a must. All in all we had a great time and are really looking forward to visiting again in a few months time.More
High price for a medium hotel
Well, I can not say that we didn't have a good time, but - and there is a BUT. The supposed to be all included resort puts a new boundaries on the concept. There is almost no real food anywhere only an ice cream (very average), water and coffee (yak). At the beach, few sport activities and a snack bar (hot dogs - if want to spend the lunchtime there). Pools are everywhere but very hard to find an empty chair to put your towel on. Oh, guy with strollers - don't go, stairs everywhere and if you want to get around with one you have only one distant path.More
Enjoyable September Stay
The hotel complex was beautifully clean and well kept. Great choice of pools - none overcrowded while we were there. There were also plenty of sun beds for everyone both at the pool (with extra stacked by rooms) and on the beach. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Fridge stocked with fresh water every day. Nice patio area. Housekeepers friendly and efficient. Food was excellent. So much choice. We liked the Main Restaurant so tended to eat there but also enjoyed a really nice lunch at the Greek restaurant. Staff were great at both. Quality drinks and cocktails served in the main upstairs lounge by waiters - no queueing at the bar like at some all inclusives. Ice cream parlour - wow! You just have to go there! Only regret - we didn't have enough days to try all the different flavours! Good access to the beach where the fully inclusive drinks continued at the beach bar. Loved the Spa and pool. Free bus to Kardemena. Overall high standard, great service from staff and a quality all inclusive.
Saturday night arrival was too late for evening meals, but rolls had been put in our room fridge. No vegetarian option but luckily the pool bar served snacks at midnight. Our departure transfer for our night flight left before the restaurant opened. Again rolls available at the pool bar but these were gone within minutes of being put out and there were not enough for everyone.
Flight path - read lots of references to this before we booked, and as we have stayed at hotels on flight paths before we were not deterred. Have to say the planes were really low and very noisy - felt at times you on the runway. We got use to it and some days hardly noticed it. Certainly wouldn't put us off going again.
Wifi - intermittent and only seemed to work in the reception, main and pool bar areas.
Positives definitely outweighed the few negatives - it's a well run hotel and we had a lovely holiday. More