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.
A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Snacks can be asked for here from 10.30am and stop at 6pm, midnight snacks from 23.30-24.30 - branded drinks and spirits may have an extra charge and won't be within the All Inclusive package and will be offered up to 24.00.
Just arrived home from a 10 day holiday at this gorgeous hotel.
Check-in: handled very well, quick and easy
Room: fairly basic but very clean and perfectly adequate. Opened out onto one of the many pools which was a bonus. Gets cleaned everyday and always had clean towels and two bottles of water.
I know people always say that it doesn't matter what's on the TV as you're on holiday, but there are times in the day where you want a break from the sun or whilst you're getting ready. So Bein sports or Al Jazeera can get a bit tedious. We're not there to watch corrie but maybe bbc news or something.
Pools: the saltwater did bother my skin, however there are showers at every(I think) pool so you can wash off the gritty feeling. There is a freshwater indoor pool which was very refreshing!
Food and drink: main restaurant was fine. Changed every day, and there was always fresh fruit and salad available. The Italian and Greek restaurants ( pre-booked) were nice but didn't feel 'special' more of the same really. Asian was set meal but changed everyday- you can see menus at reception so can choose. Was quite Chinese take-away, but I like that so each to their own. Drinks were perfect!
Area: part of the hotel's appeal is that it's so quiet- we were told upon booking that the hotel was isolated which wasn't a problem for us but no good if you like a choice of bars and restaurants on the doorstep. Kardamena is the nearest town and is 5 minutes in a taxi. There is a free shuttle bus however, this is timed around the staff as it brings them to and from the hotel so there's a 3 hour gap in the middle of the day.
Entertainment: not good, just echo what other reviews have said. One man who plays an electronic piano from 20:30 and then starts singing along. Amphitheatre entertainment is just weird.
Overall this is a fantastic hotel and is perfect if you're looking for a nice relaxing holiday. Facilities were great and it never felt overcrowded.
Rosie S, Manchester, United Kingdom
Recently got back from a week's holiday with my daughter at this amazing hotel. So impressive and so clean. We were so lucky to have a swimming pool right in front of our room and because it was passed school holidays, it was like our own private pool. The staff are extremely friendly and polite and the food was absolutely lovely. The beach was lovely and the sea is perfectly clear. The only down side was the low flying planes which were very frequent - you could almost see the passengers (haha) but you got used to it and can't be helped as it was only a 20 minute drive from the airport. The beds are hard but clean so not a brilliant night sleep. The evening entertainment wasn't all that and it would be nice to go for a walk to shops etc without getting a bus which was limited. Having said that though the service was superb and the place was absolutely lovely.More
spaghettijct, London, United Kingdom
wow wow wow !!!
Have just returned from our 3rd visit to the Porto Bello Royal and once again had a fantastic 2 weeks holiday. From the time we arrived we felt so welcome with the reception staff very friendly and helpful and from then on it was amazing the housekeeping staff do a fantastic job in keeping your rooms spotless all the time and keeping the mini bar stocked with soft drinks and water the restaurant staff all fantastic from the manager down to the waiting staff the staff in the Italian restaurant equally so. The staff in the pool bar and beach bar ecpecially the toaster man ( sorry don't know his name ). The bar staff in the lobby bar especially George he is amazing and runs every where and keeps you supplied with plenty of cocktails and peanuts lol. We will be returning agsin in 2016 for our fourth visit and really looking forward to it all ready and I must mention Katerina Klonari the reservations manager for sorting things out and sorting the flowers for my wife for our wedding anniversary :-). If there is a down side it is maybe getting served in the lobby bar of an evening I would recommend a person to serve customers who would prefer to go to the bar for their drinks rather than waiting for the waitered service ( which is excellent ) that is in no way a criticism but just a suggestion. Thank you again for a fantastic holiday in your 5 star hotel.More
Neil B, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
We arrived at the hotel on the 3rd september for a 2 week stay. Upon arrival at reception we had been upgraded free of charge from a seaview room to a superior seaview room. We were in room 720 which had a full seaview on the 1st floor. The room was lovely the superior included tea/coffee making facilities which was such a nice touch. We also had a minibar which had free soft drinks inside and the fresh water was supplied daily. We were also given a bottle of wine and fruit, slippers and robes.
The reception area is spectacular. All the staff in this hotel are so happy to serve you.
There are a choice of restaurants for lunch their is buffet, greek taverna and fish restaurant. The fish and the greek have to be booked through the reception you can eat in these as many times as you like and you book this from 7am the day before you want to go there. We never had any problems getting into any of the restaurants. I guess this might be more difficult in July/August.
Again there are a choice of restaurants for dinner their is buffet, asian or italian. Again same booking procedure required.
We enjoyed everyone of the restaurants and found the food very good. Italian my favourite.
Hotel is strict on men wearing trousers in the evening. Sadly I guess there are men who go into dinner in swim shorts or the like. My husband felt they could allow men in in tailored shorts but where does it stop I guess.
Every building has its own swimming pool so the pools are never busy which is nice.
Sunbeds and parasols are free on the beach, the beach is really nice you can swim quite a way out before it becomes deep. On the beach is the hotels beach bar which we spent a lot of our time each day for drinks the staff here are amazing. From 12 to 5pm the lovely man makes to order toasted baguettes with fillings of your choice or hotdogs in a roll. Sometimes we did this for lunch. The beach bar also serves ice creams, cocktails, beer, wine and basically any drink you can think of. If you like cocktails the list is extensive.
There is also a pool bar which is open day and night and a bar near the reception that is open at night. All of these bars have a very extensive cocktail list.
There is also the Gelatiera which serves ice creams, milkshakes I also believe tea/coffee and soft drinks. The lady does a great vanilla and baileys milkshake.
The hotel operates a coach each day into Kardemena this does not need to be booked just ask reception for the timetable. Kardemena was better than I thought. I expected a shanty town but for a morning there are shops, bars, restaurants and a beach. The hotel can also book you on a coach for 9 euro return each person to Kos Town which is 45 mins away. Well worth a visit such a pretty place loads of cobbled paths, shops, bars, restaurants and a harbour the coach leaves at 10.30am and leaves Kos Town at 3.15pm.
If I were to moan I would be scraping at the barrel. Yes hotels on a flight path which really did not bother us. Its the same man 6 nights a week entertaining playing his organ and singing. We dont expect excellent entertainment anyway.
We never really got involved with the animation team but they were around all the time promoting various daytime and nightime activities.
This hotel I would say has the best all inclusive we have ever been too in Europe. I would certainly recommend this hotel.More
Everything was perfect
I came here with my family and the hotels earn defenitely 5 stars. Everything was perfect, friendly staff, the hotel is very clean with nice sea view. I was watching 1 time the night shows entertainment and it was the fakir show made by mido and it was really great.More
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