Hotel Atlantica Portobello Royal  

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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Honeymoon Offer

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
All Inclusive

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.

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royal suite with garden view

Royal suites offer more space than double rooms. In fact they have room for four with a double bed and two beds in a separate living room, with garden views. The mini-fridge is restocked daily with soft drinks.

duplex suite with garden view

Duplex suite sleeps up to four with a double bed and two extra beds in the lounge. There's a mini-fridge in the room, restocked with soft drinks daily. This room is a maisonette with a bedroom on the top floor and living room on the ground floor.

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Last minute holiday

Returned 2 weeks ago from Porto Bello Royal after last minute booking. Never been to Greece before. Flight out not a good start co pilot stuck in traffic whilst plane on runway. finally got away only to be told we were unable to land at Kos due to storm. Had to circle for 50mins before safe to land . On landing terrible thunder and lighting in Kos not what we needed. Arrived at hotel and were greeted and shown to reception, where we were booked in within a couple of minutes and told our bags would be taken to our room. We were then asked if we would like to go immediately to the restaurant for something to eat and drink. Staff greeted us immediately showed us around the restaurant and gave us a table and provided us with wine, beer and iced water. After the meal we went back to reception where a porter was there to take us straight to our room where our bags were laid out ready for us to unpack. After the terrible weather on arrival, awoke in morning to a beautiful blue skys which lasted for most of the remainder of the holiday. Had been given a room with a pool 4m outside the patio window, good size with King size bed and very clean and tidy. Met maid who welcomed us with a smile and a few words in English wishing us a happy holiday. We had minor problem with the TV not working and this was fixed within 20mins 2 days later key card failed again fixed within 20mins. Food in hotel is to a very good standard and unlike some buffets at All inclusive resorts was always hot. Even if you are a fussy eater you will always be able to find something to eat as there is plenty of choice at all meal times. Asian restaurant is ok but not great better food in main restaurant. Lunchtime fish restaurant is good but has to be booked the day before. Waiter service for drinks in restaurant and for drinks in main bar in the evening is very good and the staff always have time to talk to you and always have a smiles on their faces. Bar staff are also excellent friendly and helpful. I hope the management recognise the efforts of the hotel staff as their positive, friendly and helpful attitudes can make or break a holiday. Well done to you all. Evening entertainment in the bar is fairly low key and ok. We did not go to the theatre in the evening so cannot comment. For a last minute holiday we had a great time an would recommend this hotel particularly due to staff efforts. Kos airport is very small and is slow to get people checked in. If you have already downloaded boarding passes there does not seem to be any time benefit when checking inMore

Janet P, High Wycombe, United Kingdom


We have just returned from a brilliant relaxing,stress free holiday. This is the first hotel in years that you could find a sunbed at 10.00am in the morning! Our room 657.... view and pool were excellent, 100% a must go once hotel and you will then spend your next destination comparing how great the Atlantica Porto Bello Royal in Kos was! However the Airport and set up along with delay was shocking, that said it was SO worth the trip for the hotel alone. We loved it!More

lippylol, Southampton

4th Time as good as 1st time if not better

Visited 12thh sept for ten days it was our 4th visit good to see a lot of familiar faces. Some have been promoted which is credit to George the manager for keeping such great staff special mention for Katrina and staff @ beach bar who do a brilliant job always smileing & just makes you feel welcome. It is without doubt that it is the staff that make the hotel from the great job the cleaners do to the lovely people at the reception .We have seen improvements in the hotel every time we have visited we will definitely be back again for the simple reason cannot find a better hotel in Greece food is excellent always plenty of choice beach & pools top notch would recommend to anyone.More

SteviePotter, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Beautiful hotel

We have recently returned from an enjoyable week at the Porto Bello Royal. Unfortunately the outbound flight arrived late due to technical problems and there was a long wait for suitcases at Kos airport so we were very pleased that it was a only short coach transfer to the hotel and after a quick check-in and a ride with the porter in the golf buggy to our room, we dropped off our bags and managed to get back up to the bar for a quick drink before it closed!! We had contacted the hotel prior to arrival and we were very happy with our allocated room. The room itself was spacious & clean, although somewhat lacking drawer space and with a dodgy shower head but in an excellent location with a pool just steps away from our terrace. We made a point of swimming in all 13 swimming pools at some stage during the week and although they were a tad cold, once in they were quite pleasant and refreshing. We could only paddle in the kiddies splash pool though! Booking the day before for the specialty restaurants was simple with the helpful & efficient reception staff and we enjoyed meals at all restaurants during the course of our stay. The main buffet restaurant was lovely too, the staff being really helpful in finding us a table in our favourite location overlooking the pool and serving drinks to our table. The food quality and selection was excellent. We also used the spa and gym when a bad storm swept through the island which meant outdoor activities and sunbathing/exploring were halted for over a day. Unfortunately the pool closest to us also suffered ‘storm’ damage but the pool staff did their best to clean it and we were back swimming in it a couple of days later. The water park behind the hotel was closed for some days after the storm and the water sports on the beach were also affected. Thankfully, 2 days after the storm the weather was back on track and we enjoyed hot sunshine again for the rest of our stay. Unfortunately we found the entertainment in the amphitheatre (shared with the Porto Bello Beach Hotel) was very poor and although we attempted 2 visits we found it so dire that we couldn’t stay for long! On returning to our hotel lobby bar one evening we found a reggae group playing outside who were very good and the best entertainment we had all week. Other evenings there was a saxophonist and a singer and guitarist playing in the lobby bar but they were very much ‘background’ music. This meant we had plenty of time to work our way through the huge cocktail list and drinks selection. We couldn’t connect to the hotel wifi in our room however found the best place to get it was in the lobby bar/reception during the day when it was quiet. The hotel advertises a courtesy bus into nearby Kardamena however it doesn’t seem to run on a Sunday (at least the 2 weekends we were there and we only found out when seeing a sign in reception). The walk into Kardamena is about 45 minutes along the main road (beware of fast moving traffic as there isn’t much of a path most of the way!) and not something to be attempted at night due to no street lights. We were pleased to find an invite to the managers cocktail party one evening, however we arrived at 21.10 and no managers to be seen anywhere! Special mention goes to the friendly lady in the Galateria, we came back every day for her wonderful Baileys milkshakes. Also useful to know that drinks (including beer) can be taken from here too as well as the beach bar, pool bar & lobby bar. We also enjoyed the Greek toasties at the beach bar. We did two excursions during our week. I had researched online before our holiday and found a local travel agent in Kardamena where we booked a day trip to Kos Town (cheaper than Thomson’s) and also a day cruise with Zeus Superior Day Boat – as recommended on TripAdvisor – it was excellent day out, good value for money, with perfect hosts. All in all, this is a relaxed hotel in quiet location so I would recommend it if you just want a peaceful holiday with good food and lovely staff. Unfortunately, returning through Kos airport was a nightmare and not an airport I wish to travel to again but you cannot fault the hotel for this. More

Sharon D, Jersey, United Kingdom

A Good But Not Great Hotel

We went to the Porto Bello Royal on our first holiday abroad for 4 years so my wife and I were very much looking forward to it. After a shaky flight there (delays and landing during a storm) we soon got settled in the room which was clean and had most probably the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in! The shower was powerful and there was a generous storage space.We also a small seating area outside the room which was nice if we fancied reading outside in the evening. The aircon worked well and was welcome on the days where it was pushing just over 30 degrees. The location is lovely and provide great views. The transfer from the airport was only 15 minutes which was very handy as it felt like a lifetime to get out of the airport. The only downside is that you have a few airplanes flying low over the hotel which was a bit annoying at first but you get used to it after a while so that's not a hughe problem. The hotel has 5 restaurants; Main buffet, Greek (lunch only), Mediterranean (lunch only), Asian and Italian. The Main restaurant was very nice and I was impressed with the variety. The staff were very frielndly and welcoming. We did not go to the Greek or the Mediterranean as we didn't realise you had to book for them and by then it was a bit late as we were approaching the end of the holiday. The Italian was fine but it was a bit small and therefore lacked a bit choice. Also it was a buffet, I would have preferred a waiter service for a restaurant that you booked. The Asian was better but the portion sizes were a tad small so about an hour after we ate we felt hungry again. The bars were good and once again the staff were friendly. Over the course of the holiday I found that the hotel was worn around the edges and noted tha a few tiles were missing or cracked, there were cracked walls in places, lightbulbs not working and paint chipped of walls. It's not overly noticeable but it's things like this that made me feel this is not a 5 star hotel but still a good hotel nonetheless. Whilst we were there though the lightbulbs were replaced and 3 out of the four missing tiles were replaced. Also I must say that the hotel was kept clean all the way through our holiday so no complaints there. We went to the evening entertainment on one night and I have to say it was woeful. It was titled 'Fire Show' but some of the acts had nothing to do with fire; we had a femlae singer who sung a ballad in Greek and a Michael Jackson act thrown in. Needless to say alot of people left as the performance went on and after that we didn't bother with the other ones. Also as you walk to the theatre which is outside the hotel you get a stench of sewage which is less than pleasureable. I was a bit annoyed that the hotel required a deposit for towels as this is the only hotel that has required this and it was 10 Euros per person which I thought was a bit excessive. It was good that the Wi-Fi was free but it didn't always work very well; you best bet is to go to the pool bar, it's much more consistent and works anytime. If you're in the lobby it will only work if there aren't many people in there so in the evening it doesn't work very well at all. Overall it was a nice holiday and we enjoyed our stay, would we stay again? Hmm not sure, I liked the hotel but it didn't wow me, I wasn't blown away. If we went to Kos again I think we would look at over hotels but we would recommend this hotel.More

Aaron90, London, United Kingdom

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Hotel Atlantica Portobello Royal
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