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 long 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 and will be offered up to 01.00.
We have just arrived back from Kos. Stayed at Atlantica royal. This was not our choice hotel. Thomson's moved us to this hotel as the 5 star hotel we booked had closed early!
Firstly we had no option but to stay at this hotel. This is not a 5 star hotel. Yes there are over 12 pools but non are heated. Even the spa pool was not heated. So we could not swim all week. It was warmer to swim in the sea than swimming pools.
All restaurants are buffet, even the oriental restaurant was a set menu and the only dish that changed every day was the sauce of the main dish. You have to ore book in all restaurants included lunch (except for the main buffet restaurant).
It was the last week of the hotel so all facilities were winding down and 2 restaurants closed during our stay.
Entertainment in the evening was Bingo. This is not what you would expect from even a 2 star hotel!
Staff are ok/ friendly and rooms are clean, but not 5 star.
Last but not least, this hotel is on a flight path. No woken up nearly every morning and still flight coming in, in the evenings.
We could not stay at this hotel again.More
Last Minute Holiday
Arrived back on 22/10 from Portobello Royal, Excellent hotel, with very good staff.
Room and hotel complex are all very clean, with nothing too much trouble for any member
of staff. Food at this hotel is the best all inclusive hotel we have stayed, with lots of different choices. Five different restaurants to choose from, and all serving good food. Only problem
we have is my trousers are now very tight, having trying most of the food on offer. Beach is good, but the stones on entering the sea put us off from going in the sea.
Thks Portobello for moving us to a room closer to the beach as requested and thks again to the
excellent staff you have. Hopefuly return again some day and would definitely recommend a weeks stay at this hotel
Darren G, Immingham, United Kingdom
Loved it !!
Visited this hotel late September and had a fab holiday. We went as 2 families both with infants around 9 month old in 2 seperate suites.
Rooms. We upgraded to a royal suite directly via the hotel as it was cheaper than doing it with thomson and we were not disappointed. Rooms were huge with seperate bed room and living room. 2 bathrooms. 1 with a bath & shower and the other just a shower. Fridge fully stocked with water and soft drinks daily with a bottle of fizz and some sandwiches provided for our arrival. Tv was limited. Only german kids channel but that made no difference as our daughter was only 8 month so enjoyed watching anything. Cot provided doubled as a play pen on the terrace during the day. We cud walk out or room straight into pool so life was easy to juggle sun and a baby! Hair dryer provided and fruit basket to pick at.
Food. Was nice, usual buffet but ive deffo had worse. For a nice change the wine & alcohol was better than ive had recently at previous all inclusives so we were happy with that. Lovelly staff had our usual spot and high chairs ready every morning. Enjoyed several glasses of spumate fizz with breaky to start the day whuch was unlimited!! Mmm red wine was lovelly.
We went to the asian Restaurant twice as its a set menu which changes nightly so was s nice change to go with... get what your given and it was always nice. The italian was a buffet style and had a few items cooked to order. Enjoyed both. Was easy to book a table and can go as much as you like. We tried the greek I think it was during the day but had to book so never returned as always forgot ha!
Pools.. SALT!! The only pool not salt was the indoor and my friends 9 month old had a bad reaction to the salt water on day 1 which prevented us from using 13 of the 14 pools! Why salt in a kiddies pool ill never know!! All clean and very quiet.
Pro's...Lovelly looking hotel. Never seems overcrowded due to many pools and beach. Staff very friendly. Rooms fab and cleaned / stocked daily. Food nice. Alcohol good. Shops on premises are canny. Maids lovelly. Lovelly icecream.. we made in to cocktails!!
Cons... salt pools. Nothing around and no paths.. just roads so need to get taxi into stinky kardemena if you want to get out. Under flight path but babys loved watching them fly bye and you forgot they were there after a while.
The beach bar stinks.. it serves food but id never looked or ate there as it smelled inside constantly of sweaty rottern bins!. Its dated and needs sprucing up. Was the worst part of the hotel.
WASPS... we were plagued ALL holiday EVERY DAY by wasps. In restaurant. .. by pool... in bar.. arghhhhh !! Mistly taking a swim in our drinks.
To sum it up.. The pro's were better than the twisty little cons and we had an amazing time. Id like to say a big thank you for returning thd armani jacket we left in the wardrobe on departure. I thought id never see it again but you foubd it and sent it back free!! I wud deffo return and reccomend for a week in beautiful grounds and peace.
J0Lav, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Just two words....love it
I have visited this hotel for almost the last 7 years and can honestly say it is fabulous, the amenities are excellent and staff very courteous, having made friends with some staff over the years also.
The level of service is also good and when you have been a repeat visitor you also get the little extra perks that are just a nice touch to make your stay even more pleasant.
The complex is well laid out and over some size, so a level of fitness and agility is assumed depending on where you are located, personally I prefer the farthest right hand side block (700's) looking toward the sea from the foyer, it is quiet and has a fabulous view out to sea from the upper balcony whilst having the privacy being elevated and not poolside.
All the restaurants serve great food, although it has been noticed that the selection has dwindled somewhat over those years in the main restaurant.
The complex is designed such that there never really feels an issue regarding space, with so many pools and their own beach section people are spread around nicely and you're not fighting for the same space and sunbeds. Having said that, even here there has more recently started to become a towel on the sunbed at sparrow o'clock regime kicking in thanks to certain nations!!
The bars are also well positioned with nothing being too far away for drinks during the very warm weather and of course the compulsory civilised glass or two of wine in the foyer bar at night....one of the only negatives is the lack of GOOD night time entertainment in this area and has been it's biggest failing for years.
The shuttle is excellent for taking you in and out of Kardamena at a reasonable time before it gets banging, unless of course you're young and that's what you want! All in all this is a great complex with everything you could want and don't have to go out and about if you don't want to. Even the planes which fly directly overhead do not present a problem, having moved to New Zealand this location is no longer practical for me and will miss my trips here.More
Amazing holiday at this fabulous hotel.
Well first of all we want to say we had a fab time from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. We arrived at the hotel and Jo our rep, told us to go a get some food as the restaurant would be closing shortly, then we could check in, we thought this was really good as we were very hungry after a long day travelling. We then went to check in which went very smoothly, then we were taken on a golf buggy to our rooms. We were so impressed with our rooms, which were like a mini town house, our daughters were in the one next door. We had a downstairs, upstairs, 2 bathrooms and two balconies, the room was kept spotless by the cleaning staff, towels were changed twice a day which I was most impressed with. The food was excellent, plenty of choice, staff always friendly, could always be seated where you wanted to be. The bars were fab, the staff worked so hard, cocktails were amazing. We were so happy with the pools, 13 outdoors and one indoor, always pretty empty and spotless, could always get a sunbed without a problem. The beach bar was fab as was the beach, although we always sat round the pool. Our rep Jo was the best Thomson rep ever, nothing was too much trouble and always available to help. The planes flying over the flight path to the airport didn't bother us at all, in fact we enjoyed watching them coming in,although I think it would upset some people. Our only two criticisms for this fabulous 5 star hotel are the lack of wifi and the evening entertainment. But we would not hesitate to return and recommend this to our friends.More
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