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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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 long 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.
Rooms► View all
deluxe double room with sea view
Deluxe double room with sea view sleeps up to 3. The mini-fridge is stocked with soft drinks on arrival. Rooms may be located on the ground or first floor.
double room with sea view
Double room with sea view sleeps up to 3. There's a mini-fridge in the room.
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We stayed here late August 2014. The rooms were clean and well equipped. One word of caution some of the cheaper family rooms do not have a sea or pool view. However that is the only negative thing to say about our time there. Pools are many and never crowded. All pools are salt water so great for floating. The beach right on your doorstep where there is a beach bar and more fish in the sea than we could count. The food is great and the staff are really friendly. The hotel management are always available and visible. Kos town is worth visiting along with Asclepeion and the neighbouring island of Nisyros if you like volcanos. All our tour guides are fun and knowledgeable. I would certainly go back. Loved it there.More
Our second visit...
This was our second visit to this hotel, the first being in 2011. The hotel is still kept spotlessly clean everywhere, and considering we stayed close to the end of the season, all the staff were still so enthusiastic. I couldn't fault any staff member at all, all were fantastic. As our first visit was in May, we thought the pools maybe warmer now as they'd had all summer to heat up....we were wrong!! Pools are a little shocking when you first enter, but you soon get used to the temperature. Rooms are looking a little tired now, more so in the bathrooms! When i say this, you wouldn't walk in and think 'Omg, what have we booked!', but you may notice bits of discoloured grouting, scratched mirrors, etc. The air con in the rooms is totally ineffective. We complained after our first night of baking in our room, and were given a free upgrade to a sea view room. Air con in this room was exactly the same as the original room. It would feel cool when you first entered from outside, but would get extremely hot through the night. I ended up sleeping in the single bed which was directly under the air conditioning unit. Having spent most of each night awake as I was far too hot to sleep, I can tell you the unit runs as a fan and approximately every 20 minutes we got about 4 minutes of refrigerated air. We had the unit set at 17, and even played with it turning it up to as high as it would go in the 20's to see if it changed the running, but the unit continued to run as it had been. Apparently they were the same air con units as they were on our first visit, but i know for a fact on our first visit we had a freezing cold room with the air con running! This won't bother alot of people, but if, like me, you like to sleep in a freezing cold room, do not book here!! The room was far too hot for me to sleep! I love this hotel, for the fact that the majority of the time you have pools pretty much to yourself, staff are very friendly and everything is kept so clean, but sadly, sleep deprivation is not a requirement for my holidays, so we will not be back!More
From the moment we entered this hotel, we felt at home. The reception staff regardless of the time or how many times they must have answered the same questionâs, were fantastic. To be honest all of the employees were great, helpful, friendly and welcoming. On arrival loved the sandwiches in our room and the late supper. Bags transported without delay. Our room looked out over its own pool as did most but due to the time of year it did not get the sun. This did not bother us as despite the hotel being full there was an abundance of beds at the various pools or beach to choose from. The room and site was spotless. Not ideal if you struggle with steps, however there were quite a few disable people who seemed to manage. Loved the ice-cream and milkshake bar. There are not many hotels which will pack you off with a free lunch so you can explore the island. We got around the fact there was no bottled water by taking our own insulated mugs, which also kept the sand out. Regarding the comments about being a 5 star, I think people should understand that this hotel is of a high standard and works hard to ensure that the welcome, hospitality, hygiene and food are at the very best they can be. Entertainment was limited, but the team worked hard to ensure all guests were included and they were all very enthusiastic. Great waiter service (go George) we were never left without a drink Hotel might wish to consider: â¢ Beach bar toilets are in need of an up-grade â¢ Pools were very salty, so I am not sure it would be suitable for our granddaughter to use â¢ Replacing the pillows either like rocks or like sponges â¢ Maybe consider adding a juicing option for a health light lunch option alongside the ice-creams? â¢ All guests should have tea and coffee facilities in their rooms as standard, charge extras for robes and slippers, DVD etc. but, this is a basic expectation in a 5 star We would return, just for the welcome alone.More
We stayed here for two weeks in June. As it was our Honeymoon, the hotel upgraded us to a deluxe suite, which gave us a room that walked out onto one of the many pools, tea and coffee making facilities and a turn down service in the evenings. Our entire stay was fantastic with the excellent, friendly staff making sure our stay was trouble free. Food was of a high standard and varied, it was just a pity that the Greek restaurant was not open in the evenings. The only minor issues that we noted during our stay was the appalling Wifi, which was only just useable in the reception area and the "musician" who played at the lobby bar most evenings, that said, it was quite amusing listening to some of the butchered lyrics he sang to some of his songs. His novel impression of Star Wars Yoda singing Louis Armstrongs "What a wonderful world" was quite hilarious! That aside, we would recommend The Atlantica Porto Bello Royal to anyone. A great place!More
A memorable experience.
We visited Atlantica Portobello Royal as a couple in September 2014 for one week. The hotel lived up to its 5 star rating and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The hotel is situated on the beach and overlooks the ocean. The views are stunning and you can view some beautiful sunsets and sunrises from the lobby bar terrace. We stayed in a luxury suite which had a swim up room. The rooms were very spacious and the bed was very comfortable. We had two bathrooms which was nice. Mineral water was free of charge everday which was a nice touch. The hotel has 3 bars which never seemed to get crowded probably because the resort is so big! We never had a problem with obtaining a sun bed as there are 14 swimming pools. At times we had a whole pool to ourselves! All the pools are saltwater apart from the indoor pool. The hotel has a buffet restaurant and several ala carte restaurants which you have to book. We dined at all of them and our favourites were the Asian, Greek and main buffet restaurant. The food is fantastic and there really is something for everyone! The only negative point of this hotel is the evening entertainment at the lobby bar. I think the hotel needs to take a serious look at this. What makes this hotel extra special is the staff. All the staff are professional and very friendly. Special mention to Fotis and Arthur from the restaurant who made us feel very special. Also thanks to Mickey and Bridgett from the entertainment team who took the time to get to know us and worked very hard! We would definitely come back to this hotel again and if your in doubt about booking do not hesitate! This is paradise and you will not forget your experience! Thank you Portobello Royal!More
Leigh H, Lancaster, United Kingdom
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