There’s certainly no shortage of pools at this beachside hotel – it’s got 14 of them.
This hotel feels like a Mediterranean village. Low-rise, terracotta buildings surround an amazing 13 pools. And restaurant-wise, there’s everything from a Greek taverna to an elegant Asian restaurant.
You’re a stone’s throw from the sandy beach, which has views to neighbouring Nissyros. And it’s a 5-minute drive to Kardamena’s restaurants and shops – the courtesy bus will take you there.
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Honeymooners receive sparkling wine and fruit in the room upon arrival and free room upgrade, subject to availability
Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
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 and will be offered up to 01.00.
Rooms► View all
deluxe double room with sea view
Deluxe double rooms are sophisticated in terms of style, featuring clean lines with a light fawn and taupe palette. They sleep upto three with sea views. The mini-fridge is stocked with soft drinks on arrival. Rooms may be located on the ground or first floor.
double room with sea view
Double rooms are sophisticated in terms of style, featuring clean lines with a light fawn and taupe palette. They sleep upto three with sea views. Plus there's a mini-fridge in the room.
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We stayed here late August 2014. The rooms were clean and well equipped. One word of caution some of the cheaper family rooms do not have a sea or pool view. However that is the only negative thing to say about our time there. Pools are many and never crowded. All pools are salt water so great for floating. The beach right on your doorstep where there is a beach bar and more fish in the sea than we could count. The food is great and the staff are really friendly. The hotel management are always available and visible. Kos town is worth visiting along with Asclepeion and the neighbouring island of Nisyros if you like volcanos. All our tour guides are fun and knowledgeable. I would certainly go back. Loved it there.More
Our second visit...
This was our second visit to this hotel, the first being in 2011. The hotel is still kept spotlessly clean everywhere, and considering we stayed close to the end of the season, all the staff were still so enthusiastic. I couldn't fault any staff member at all, all were fantastic. As our first visit was in May, we thought the pools maybe warmer now as they'd had all summer to heat up....we were wrong!! Pools are a little shocking when you first enter, but you soon get used to the temperature. Rooms are looking a little tired now, more so in the bathrooms! When i say this, you wouldn't walk in and think 'Omg, what have we booked!', but you may notice bits of discoloured grouting, scratched mirrors, etc. The air con in the rooms is totally ineffective. We complained after our first night of baking in our room, and were given a free upgrade to a sea view room. Air con in this room was exactly the same as the original room. It would feel cool when you first entered from outside, but would get extremely hot through the night. I ended up sleeping in the single bed which was directly under the air conditioning unit. Having spent most of each night awake as I was far too hot to sleep, I can tell you the unit runs as a fan and approximately every 20 minutes we got about 4 minutes of refrigerated air. We had the unit set at 17, and even played with it turning it up to as high as it would go in the 20's to see if it changed the running, but the unit continued to run as it had been. Apparently they were the same air con units as they were on our first visit, but i know for a fact on our first visit we had a freezing cold room with the air con running! This won't bother alot of people, but if, like me, you like to sleep in a freezing cold room, do not book here!! The room was far too hot for me to sleep! I love this hotel, for the fact that the majority of the time you have pools pretty much to yourself, staff are very friendly and everything is kept so clean, but sadly, sleep deprivation is not a requirement for my holidays, so we will not be back!More
From the moment we entered this hotel, we felt at home. The reception staff regardless of the time or how many times they must have answered the same questionâs, were fantastic. To be honest all of the employees were great, helpful, friendly and welcoming. On arrival loved the sandwiches in our room and the late supper. Bags transported without delay. Our room looked out over its own pool as did most but due to the time of year it did not get the sun. This did not bother us as despite the hotel being full there was an abundance of beds at the various pools or beach to choose from. The room and site was spotless. Not ideal if you struggle with steps, however there were quite a few disable people who seemed to manage. Loved the ice-cream and milkshake bar. There are not many hotels which will pack you off with a free lunch so you can explore the island. We got around the fact there was no bottled water by taking our own insulated mugs, which also kept the sand out. Regarding the comments about being a 5 star, I think people should understand that this hotel is of a high standard and works hard to ensure that the welcome, hospitality, hygiene and food are at the very best they can be. Entertainment was limited, but the team worked hard to ensure all guests were included and they were all very enthusiastic. Great waiter service (go George) we were never left without a drink Hotel might wish to consider: â¢ Beach bar toilets are in need of an up-grade â¢ Pools were very salty, so I am not sure it would be suitable for our granddaughter to use â¢ Replacing the pillows either like rocks or like sponges â¢ Maybe consider adding a juicing option for a health light lunch option alongside the ice-creams? â¢ All guests should have tea and coffee facilities in their rooms as standard, charge extras for robes and slippers, DVD etc. but, this is a basic expectation in a 5 star We would return, just for the welcome alone.More
We actually got married here in August 2014. Our wedding was outside at the hotel chapel courtyard which has beautiful views of the sea. We stayed in a deluxe room overlooking one of the pools and it was really lovely. Our room was spacious and very clean with a pool & sea view. The hotel itself is beautiful with an amazing lobby and a great choice of pools. The pool areas never felt crowded despite it being school summer holidays. The staff were really helpful and friendly at all times, always willing to help. We really enjoyed our meals and found that there was always something nice to eat. There is a free hotel shuttle bus service to Kardamena which was great. The local buses don't seem to stick to their timetable and for some reason it was impossible to get a taxi in this town! So the shuttle bus was very useful. It takes about 5 minutes to get to the town and there are lots of nice bars, restaurants and little shops to look around when you get there. We will definitely be returning to Kos and would love to stay at this hotel again.More
We were on a family vacation in Porto Bello Royal in September/October. Our trip went a little bit overtime because our kid went sick during the holiday. So mum and the kid stayed in this hotel almost 2 weeks. The rest of the family went home on time. Hotel was totally excellent! The room (suite) was perfect with two bathrooms and access to the pool area. Food was various and there were always many nice dishes and desserts. Pool area was the best I've seen and I have travelled quite a lot. Ocean was near by. Ice cream bar was good and also the beach bar. There were many kinds of activities in hotel area. It was the end of the season but the staff was still very friendly. We had an amazing time there! And the treatment after my kid and I had to stay there while the rest of our family was leaving home was simply great! We are definitely going back there!More
MinnaRedmond, Redmond, Washington
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