This hotel has been designed in the style of a Mediterranean village. Think low-rise buildings with terracotta roofs and elegant archways. And it’s done well for itself in the location stakes, too. It’s just a stone’s throw from the beach, with views over to the volcanic island of Nissyros.
It’s the pool scene that really sets this place apart from the rest, though. By any standards, it’s pretty amazing. There are 13 pools, one of which is indoors. The rest are spread across the grounds so that most of the rooms open out directly onto one. It all makes for a relaxed, uncrowded feel.
In terms of accommodation, you’ve got plenty of choice. All rooms are elegantly dressed, with cream walls, mahogany furniture and burnt-gold soft furnishings. Satellite TVs and mini-fridges come as standard, and you get a balcony or a terrace, too. Opt for a Junior or Royal Suite, meanwhile, and you get in-room comforts like tea and coffee making facilities. And if you’re after a bit more privacy, choose a maisonette. They’re split over two floors, with a sitting room downstairs.
This place also goes all out when it comes to dining. As well as the main buffet restaurant, you’ve got the choice of a Mediterranean restaurant, a Greek taverna, an Asian and an Italian eatery at various times of the day.
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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 lunch, dinner and late night snacks - dining on the terrace with views of the pool. Late breakfast is on offer 10am-11am.
13 outdoor pools
There are sunbeds with parasols dotted around the 13 saltwater pools, a large sun terrace and pool towels to use.
Unlimited ice-cream is available throughout the day and hot drinks are from 7.30am until late. Afternoon tea or coffee with biscuits and cake is from 4.30pm to 5.30pm and late night arrival light dinner is until 12.30am.
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This is lovely hotel, well set out and many swimming pool choices. We have had 2 holidays here. The Italian restaurant has significantly improved since our first visit. On the negative side its over half full of Russians who monopolise the best area of the beach and are very unfriendly to " non russian " guests. Really enjoyed the breakfasts and had a glass of " champagne" every morning. Car hire is not essential and the free bus runs about 6 times per day into and back from Kardemena town but we enjoy seeing other areas of the island. We particularly like Mastichari - very laid back resort with a lovely beach, and tavernas with great seafood.More
Pam L, Luton, United Kingdom
Me and my husband stayed here for a week in August for our honeymoon. We had no idea where to go and our travel agent reccommended the Porto Bello Royal. And what can I say, this hotel is perfect if you want a lovely relaxing holiday. Our room was lovely and set back, nice and quiet although not located near a pool but there were so many it didn't matter !!!! we found we spent most of our days around the main pool and found it to be quiet and relaxing without having to fight at all for a sunbed. The hotel is layed out perfectly, its easy to access everything and walking down to the beach was nice. On arrival our bags were taken to our room for us, which was a nice touch after travelling and arriving early hours of the morning. The main restaurant is nice, but we did book into the asian and the italian which were also good. There is a good selection of drinks at the bar, there really was something for everyone and the staff are all so friendly and polite. They work so hard!! The people giving negative comments are really nitpicking as this hotel really was 5* in all its aspects. It is very clean, accessible, safe and superbly staffed with all the features you would expect at a 5* hotel. The planes did fly over regularly but they only bother you if you let them bother you most of the time we didnt even notice them and they never woke us up at night. I would however reccommend that if your airport transfer is in the early hours you book a late check out on arrival at the hotel direct with them. Doing this you to keep your room until 10pm rather than 6pm (the time with our travel agent) for near enough the same price. That way you avoid having to sit in the lobby for hours :) we would definately think about returning with our little one this time aswell. More
EmmaLE1989, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
After a short bus "tour" of the area in darkness stopping off at some nice looking resorts and some not so nice, we arrived at the Portobello Royal very early in the morning. Enter the reception area and immediately feel the sense of quality. Check in was fast and friendly complete with banter. We were given a map of the hotel and directions to our room. Note: They keep your passport for the first 12-24hrs. The layout of the hotel is fantastic, as described its like a village, each area has it's own pool. We were as far to the right as possible, on the ground floor and found our way okay. The porter soon arrived with our luggage and we could finally sleep. We woke up and opened the curtains then the double doors and were graced with a fantastic view of the sea over to a range of islets. The restaurants are very much generic Atlantica, this means a variety of good food and lots of attentive staff. The main buffet held themed dinners such as Italian, US etc. The Asian restaurant is fantastic, with rotating 4 course menu, we ate there many nights. The Italian was not so impressive, we tried it once and found that the majority of the food served is also available in the main buffet so not much point. Didn't do the seafood eatery as it's not our scene. The hotel provides a free bus transfer to the town of Kardamena which is well worth utilising, lots of shops, bars, restaurants etc. My only negative point of the hotel is the fact that they don't stock any bourbon whiskey, not even Jack Daniels! What?! But it get's worse, they're serving bourbon based cocktails but making them with scotch instead! Next time I'm bring my own in a hip-flask. A big thanks to the staff and management, and Nick our Thomson rep (very knowledgeable). We're off to Atlantica's Corfu offering for 2014 but will definitely be back.More
Rob S, Mullion, United Kingdom
Truly a great 5 star resort!
Wife and me stayed in this hotel in August 2012 and July 2013. For us, this is probably the best 5-star resort hotel I ever stayed in. This bold statement comes from a person who's been travelling for both pleasure and business for the last 15 years. What makes this hotel special is the location and all the additional things to do there. There is a variety of a great food in the main restaurant and excellent food choice in Greek restaurant that has a magnificient sea view. Our room was on the ground floor in the first line to the sea with a splendid view, some 70-80 meters away from the sea. It also had a little patio and a big green grass patch with palm tree (in which shadow I had a great nap!) in the front of room. Plus the bar was some 30 meters away and that comes in handy! Staff is excellent and it's interesting that most of staff was present there both years. If I need to praise 1 person from staff that would be Rada Rajsic, very hospitable and friendly person who was our waitress in both main restaurant during lunch/dinner and in main bar! Rooms were clean and the whole complex as well! If there is 1 thing they could improve that would be the WIFI. I mean the access area only extends to some 30 meters around the reception desk. And it is usual very limited in a number of people that can connect, especially during evening/night. OK, maybe a draught beer in bars (within all inclusive offer) can also be a slightly better one, but no one's perfect!More
we stayed at the Porto bello Royal for 2 weeks, we would highly recommend this hotel to anyone! Fantastic facilities! Delicious and varied food! (with different restaurants on site) Good evening entertainment, Friendly and very helpful staff!More
jo e, London, United Kingdom
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