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.
Rooms ► View all
Royal Suite with Limited Sea View, Partition and Balcony or Terrace
Overlooking a partial sea view, your royal suite includes either a balcony or terrace, and your own lounge. You'll also get 2 sofa beds, minibar, bath and shower, and air-conditioning.
Suite with Sea View, Private Pool and Terrace
These rooms have air-con, a mini-fridge and a flatscreen TV. You'll also have a private pool and a terrace.
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Amazing place, just a couple of problems
We stayed at this hotel for a week as part of a friends wedding. Unfortunately, on 2 of the days the weather was not great, therefore we was hoping there would be some kind of onsite entertainment/activities etc. However, there was nothing available. We had a sea view room, the sea view was at a 90 degree angle to the right as you walked onto the balcony, so 50% sea view really. The one major issue we had was that the walls are like paper. I could hear our neighbours talking and even snoring at night, this caused a couple of problems with sleeping. On our final day, our cleaner randomly came into our room at around 7am one day and woke me and my partner up (she quickly realised we were in bed and left) I assume she thought we had checked out! The cleaner also made a habit of leaving our balcony door open every day after cleaning and after reporting it to reception, this stopped happening. Finally, Whilst TV isn't important on a holiday, the channels are all mainly German & there is nothing for English speakers. Apart from these issues, it was a overall great experience & the wedding was great. Would 100% go again & hopefully some of these issues will be sorted on our next visit :)More
We stayed for one week at the Atlantica Porto Bello Royal at the beginning of May. The hotel is absolutely perfect, we booked a room with sea view which was stunning. The main restaurant offered fantastic food and such a big variety it didn't get boring. The staff in the restaurant were always attentive, pleasant and hard working. We tried the italian restaurant as well, again the food was delicious. A very calm and peaceful place, sometimes we had the pool for ourselves. It didn't seem busy at all and we liked that. The cleaning ladies did a great job, the room was spotless every time. Beds very comfortable and mini bar always filled up. Really didn't want to leave. Highly recommend for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.More
Birgit K, 186338
Not a 5* establishment
My wife and I stayed at the Atlantica Portobello Royal to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We chose the hotel because it was stated as being 5* - all inclusive as we wanted to spoil ourselves. Unfortunately in our opinion the hotel is more like a 3* possibly 3.5*. There is minimal sound proofing between the rooms. We stayed in Room 322 a room with a sea view. Either side of us we had noisy neighbours who kept us awake with their loud talking. You could actually see the light from their room through the adjoining door. We asked to change rooms and we were shown two other unsuitable rooms so in the end we decided to stay where we were and in the end really enjoyed the location being close to the pool. The room was clean and tidy but the decor was rather tired and certainly not 5*. The shower was very good although it did wet the floor as the screen was too small. The Wifi was very patchy and kept coming and going but was eventually fixed after repeated requests to do so. The TV in the room only worked on a few channels and the remote didn't work properly. We asked this to be fixed and after 3 days it was fixed. The food was disappointing, it was edible but not the 5* experience we were hoping for. We went to the Asian Tai Pan restaurant and had a decidedly average meal there and I wouldn't recommend it. The food was better in the main restaurant but this was more like a big canteen. Very echoey and noisy? The food was OK but not what we expected for a 5* hotel. Did we have a nice time, yes we did but it could have been better if the hotel were better. On the plus side the staff were very friendly. We wouldn't go back to this hotel.More
Chris J, 187054
The perfect family holiday
After a very short transfer from Kos airport (10 minutes or so) first impressions of the hotel were great. Prosecco reception, swift check in and friendly reception staff. Cases were taken from the coach by the staff and were at our room shortly after. We had a family room which was very clean and spacious, the decor was a bit dated and shabby in parts and our balcony faced out onto a row of trees (garden view) but it suited our needs perfectly (we don't go on holiday to sit in a bedroom). The maids cleaned the rooms daily and changed our towels and linen on request. The family rooms have a fridge and tea/coffee making facility. This was great for storing baby food (we have an 8 month old) and making up bottles (although hot water is available in the bars and restaurants). There are more modern rooms available with pool or sea views if preferred (sea views are amazing, over looking gyali and nisyros) The hotel is a couple of miles outside of Kardamena town. We walked there in 40 minutes, got one of the regular buses from outside the hotel for â¬1.80 each way (free for children) and got a taxi for â¬9 each way. There's a small port, few bars, restaurants and gift shops. Nothing much to travel there for but we went to watch the football one afternoon and the locals were very friendly and looked after us. There's a small mini market in the hotel which is very expensive, so if you run out of essentials (we ran out of nappies and paid â¬13 for a pack of 18 in the hotel) it is worth the trip as the supemarket in Kardamena is so much cheaper! The nearest pharmacy is in Kardamena so make sure to take basic medicines! There is also a bus to Kos town from outside the hotel. This is around â¬3. The timetable is on the bus stop and if you ask at reception they will give you a copy also Range and selection of foods were brilliant. Selection of cooked and cold meats, soups, pastas, sauces, freshly made pizza, fish, every type of salad imaginable, breads, deserts and ice creams. We all have different tastes in our family and the selection suited us all. The staff are amazing and make a big fuss of the children. Our 4 year old couldn't wait for dinner to go and see her 'friends' :) Especially Arthur. There's also restaurants to book if you prefer a night away from the buffet restaurant. We are in the Asian and the food was the same great standard. The cocktail list is extensive! These are served at the 3 bars along with a big selection of local spirits, beer and wines (you can pay a premium for imported brands) The staff at all the bars are always friendly and chatty and make a big fuss of the kids. Stavroula Is wonderful and really looked after us! Our 4 year old loved the mini club and the staff were brilliant! The entertainment team have a big presence and if you want to get involved in day time activities like volleyball, water aerobics etc then there is a timetable up on the notice boards outside the main restaurant. Towards the end of our stay the hotel started to get much busier, there was a big difference in availability of sun loungers around the pool. Some days towards the end of our stay (2nd-13th May) there were no available loungers around any of the pools and we ended up sitting at the tables in the pool bar. Not ideal with children or if you're wanting to relax by the pool side under a shade. I can imagine that this would be a bigger problem in peak season. There are loungers with umbrellas on the beach, just not practical for a family with a pushchair! In the evening there is a mini disco in the amphitheatre shared with Porto Bello Beach next door. Afterwards there is a show. We didn't stay for the entertainment as at the beginning of May it was a bit too chilly of an evening. We went to the Aquatica water park a few meters up the road. Staying in the hotel you get a discounted enterance of â¬12 each and free for under 5s. There are also family package tickets if you have older children (around â¬40 for 2 adults and 2 children) Tge waterpark is free if staying at Porto Bello Beach. As it was early season the on site cafe bar was shut, but you could go in and out of the waterpark to use the all inclusive at the hotel so it was fine (the cafe bar is not part of the all inclusive as some reviews have said, maybe it was in the past?) The selection of slides were ok, quite a few were for 2 riders which meant we couldn't go on them as my partner and I had to take turns to stay with the children at the children's pool (under 5s get a wrist band to say they cannot ride the slides outside of this area) The children's pool was ok, but our 4 year old got bored quickly so we only stayed a few hours. But that was long enough! Not alll the slides were on with it being quiet, so we had to wait around for the few slides that we could use to be turned on, otherwise we might have left sooner still! OK if it's free as part of your holiday package. Thomson holiday rep Phil was brilliant and very helpful. Zia as an excursion was recommended by locals. We were planning on a trip to visit Zia but didn't get round to booking it. If we return to Kos we will definitely go to watch the sunset there. We had an amazing time and would recommend this hotel for a relaxing holiday as couples or as a family.More
Stayed at the Porto Bello Royal 5 star all inclusive, not to be mistaken for the 4star Porto Bello Beach hotel (same group) next door, for a week in May. It was nothing short of fantastic. One of the best AI I have been to. Huge complex spread out beautifully around 14 pools, some semi private & that doesn't include the lovely family suites with private pools overlooking the sea. Great food, service, staff. So neat & clean. Whilst we were there it was a peaceful, relaxing place...no loud music around the pools, no entertainment staff bothering you & with all the pools & the huge waterpark next door, even the families with kids seemed quiet. There were many times we had the large main pool all to ourselves! There is a beach with plenty of sunbeds, and there are two lovely restaurants belonging to the hotel on the beach, which have to be pre booked, and a beach bar. All in all, one of the best resorts I've stayed at. Booked with Thomson holidays. More
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