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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- 20kg luggage allowance on Thomson Airways
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 garden view, partition and balcony or terrace
These royal suites come with either a balcony or terrace that overlooks the garden. You'll also get 2 sofa beds, bath and shower, minibar, air-conditioning and your own lounge.
junior suite with sea view, partition and balcony or terrace
These junior suites come with either a balcony or terrace that have sea-views. You'll also get 2 sofa beds, bath and shower, air-conditioning and your own lounge.
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We have booked to go in 4 weeks I just had to comment on how helpful they have been I have walking problems and ms and always worry as I don't like to spoil it for others They have been amazing helping me with info about the rooms and site Thank you it makes such a diffrenceMore
So good we're going back!!
Upon arrival, we were amazed by the beauty of the reception, welcomed by helpful reception staff followed by a porter who transported the luggage to our room. As we had a late-night flight sandwiches (these were unfortunately very dry and lacked filling) were provided along with bottled water which was further provided every day. The room was immaculate upon arrival and remained this way following the daily housekeeping. This high level of cleanliness was also clear throughout the whole hotel. In the main restaurant, we were always greeted and seated by one of the waiters who would be always very tentative in regards to serving us drinks. The food within the main restaurant was always fresh and to a high standard, not your typical all-inclusive buffet food, with food ready-made being continuously replenished and the made to order stations even more so. We also tried the Asian restaurant consisting of a set menu that varied each night. This is a lot classier than the main restaurant and all the food tasted delicious, once again accompanied by great service â would recommend. The Italian restaurant was like the main restaurant to the sense that some food was ready-made e.g. pizzas and some could be made to order e.g. pasta's, but eating on the floating island above one of the pools makes this place also worth a visit. Unfortunately, we didnât get a chance to experience the other two restaurants â another reason to go back! Throughout the day we would spend time at one of the thirteen pools followed by a trip to the beach whilst enjoying drinks (especially the cocktails!) and the made to order milkshakes and ice cream from the ice cream parlour. At the end of the private beach, they offer some free water sports activities that we, unfortunately, were not aware of until the final day so didnât make the most. We also spent a lot of our time in the indoor pool late in the afternoon and found it very refreshing. There is a water park next door which you can gain entry at a discount that is even fun for adults. There was an entertainment team, always full of energy, offering activities for both children and adults throughout the day followed by evening entertainment at the open-air theatre which was very cheesy but very entertaining. If you wish for more classy evening entertainment, then the reception bar is the place to go with table service drinks and a view thatâs to die for accompanied by talented singers and saxophone players â this was our favourite place to watch the sunset. Just as a pointer, this hotel is very reclusive so would only recommend to those seeking a relaxing holiday and personally feel it is better suited to adults than families with children. Overall a fantastic 5* holiday from start to finish with delicious food, fantastic staff and a view that will take your breath away!! Would recommend this hotel to anyone seeking a relaxing place to stay with beautiful scenery and a relaxing atmosphere. We have booked to go again for 10 nights instead of 7 this time to ensure we make the most of all the hotels fantastic amenities on offer.More
I stayed here in June 2016 and it was apsolutely amazing. All the staff was really friendly and helpful. I would like highlighted all bar staff, their service was brilliant. The food was really tasty especially all the greek specials and cakes. Room was nice and clean and I enjoyed every moment of the stay. I was here with my sister and we were so impressed of everything that we booked the hotel for holiday 2017!More
Tereza S, 186485
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
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