Kalithea Horizon Royal  

TripAdvisor reviewers love this beachfront hotel – and no wonder, when it’s got six pools to choose between.

You get six pools to choose between here. There’s lots going on at them, too, from aqua aerobics to Zumba. And the choice of restaurants includes two pool bars and a taverna-style place overlooking the beach.

You're in a prime spot for sightseeing - it's a 10-minute drive to Rhodes Town, while the famous Baths of Kalithea are a 15-minute walk away. And if you're after the beach, it's just a few minutes' stroll to the bay.

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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, with 1 visit to the à la carte restaurant - reservation required. Picnic baskets for days out.  Unlimited local and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Tea and coffee.  Snacks, ice-cream and biscuits - time restrictions apply.

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6 outdoor pools

These six pools are split over three levels and are linked by waterfalls. You'll find organised pool games for you to take part in, plus sunbeds and parasols align the sun terraces for your use. Pool towels are available with a deposit.

Athena international restaurant

International cuisine and show cooking are on offer at the Athena restaurant. Late Continental breakfast is served from 10am to 11am. Vegetarian and dietary requirements can be catered for too.

Kids' club at Kalithea Mare

The hotel runs a kids' club at the sister hotel Kalithea Mare. Sessions are held every day except Friday.

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superior twin room with sea view

These superior twin rooms with a sea view have cream walls and complementary soft furnishings. They can sleep up to three and come with a radio, air-conditioning from May to October, bathrobes, slippers and DVD and CD player.

twin with limited sea view

These modern twin rooms with limited sea view have cream walls and complementary soft furnishings. They can sleep up to three and come with a radio and air-conditioning from May to October.

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Perfect for us

We have just returned after a week's holiday at Kalithea Horizon Royal and we had a really great time. We were taken aback a bit by the size of the hotel upon arrival but it was never too much of an issue (when we arrived we were taken by minibus to our room and there were buses there to shuttle you between one end of the complex and the other and also to the beach). After our flight was delayed we didn't arrive at the hotel until almost 1am but the Athena restaurant remained open for us to get some food and some drinks - couldn't fault this after a long day of travelling. The food was great, we were both really surprised that there was so much choice and variety during the week. The A la Carte restaurant was incredible - I would highly recommend a visit there during your stay. The staff were really friendly on the whole and the rep (Tyler) was really nice and helpful. Our minibar was regularly restocked (and was all free) and there were plenty of bars serving soft drinks and alcoholic drinks near to the pools. Our only gripe really would be the sunbed situation. After reading some of the reviews on here before going, we got up at 7am on our first day to get a sunbed - only to find they had pretty much all gone! People we spoke to said that people would get up in the middle of the night (any time from 3am) to reserve the beds and then go back to bed, not surfacing until almost lunchtime!!! There are signs displayed all around the pool that say beds are not to be reserved before 10am but this does not seem to be enforced. We ended up getting up at 6am every day to ensure we got beds. We didn't just leave our towels and go to bed though (would feel hypocritical doing that after moaning about others doing the same) - we sat on them and read/watched the sunrise (would recommend getting up early at least one morning to watch, it's beautiful.) The hotel does have paid for wifi but only in reception and a bar at the other end of the hotel. Some people complained about this but I really enjoyed having no emails or social media for a week, it made the holiday much more relaxing. Overall, though, a very enjoyable holiday. We wished we were there for another week so we could explore the hotel more so I imagine we will be returning next year!More

nd1991, Leicester, United Kingdom

Fantastic hotel.one slight issue.

First of all let me say that the hotel is fantastic. The food is varied and plentiful.the drinks are great.the hotel grounds are really well kept and the staff are really helpful and friendly.came back yesterday from a two week stay,and was really impressed with the hotel and facilities.check in and out was simple,and everything went really smoothly.one issue we had was during our two week stay we didn't get a sunbed once all holiday,and when you pay nearly £4000 for two adults and one child you would expect to grab a sunbed now and again.something has to be done about the guests coming down to the pools at 5am, putting towels on beds then disappearing for half a day before they return.(I have photos to prove it.hundreds of reserved beds not one person there at 7am most days)i was up early but would never dream of putting a towel down,I'd be too embarrassed.it was so bad that we didn't use the pools at the horizon once in our two week stay,we used the hotels sister pool at the mare palace. The management have got signs up saying not to reserve sunbeds so it's not their fault it's the selfish guests fault .We went to kos last year,and the hotel used to collect people's towels and take them to reception if this happened,so why not here.apart from that the hotel deserves its star rating and the management and staff should be proud of their efforts(especially liked efthimis,zoi and Georgia at the "delphina" cafe who went out of their way to help people) but it's unfair to single people out as they all work hard from the cleaners to the waiters to the groundsmen to the bar staff to the management. A good solid choice of hotel.if the issue with the sunbeds are sorted out it would be a 5star without a problemMore

muttley113, swansea , wales

A Good Holiday at a Holiday Complex with friendly and approachable staff

We paid for a taxi transfer with Thomson, which meant our check in was quick and efficient due to arriving before the coach, from the check in desk we were transported via a mini-bus to our sea view room (717). This room was spacious, clean and cool (the air conditioner worked perfectly and quietly). The beds were hard but we later on in the holiday we found out that you can request a mattress topper from reception (however my tip would be to ask your room maid for the topper as this gets the topper delivered and fitted quicker). The bar in the room is small and only restocked occasionally. We were on the first floor and had excellent views of the sea and the Mythos pool area. There are two main restaurants, the Athena an outdoor restaurant and the Thalassa an indoor restaurant, as the evenings were very very warm we mainly ate in the Thalassa restaurant which was slightly cooler than the Athena restaurant. The food was good (but not as good as other hotels I have stayed at). The hotel (complex) is big, to get from our room to the Athena restaurant was a steady 10 minute walk. I would not recommend this hotel (complex) to people who are not mobile, although you can contact reception from your room to send for one of the mini buses to take you round the complex. The reception staff were friendly and polite with a good sense of humour. The bar staff were also friendly and good humoured. I will mention Marcos, Theodora and the very smart guy (sorry I cannot remember his name) at the Safari bar who all worked very hard. One criticism I would make is that the table service at the Athena area bar and the Kalithea Mare bar was very slow. If you wanted moderately quick service you were better to go to the bar yourself. The Safari bar did not offer table service (although I did try unsuccessfully to get Marcos to fetch me a beer once, but Maleficent AKA Theodora said no). I would suggest that to improve this area of service the senior management team need to increase the number of staff. The animation team were fun and approachable, Panda (I can lift a big speaker with one arm) with his zumba dances, Silly (you will exercise NOW), Philip (muscles and all-round nice guy) and Erica (Scottish accent but from Hungary) and Kim (where am I, what day is it??). What was sad is the lack of resource investment put into this hard working team. The archery I enjoyed put please create a shaded area on the archery field, so that people who are waiting for their go can wait in the shade. The Kids club unfortunately was not so good, apart from the one off water fight my daughter did not find the kids club entertaining or worthwhile. Overall a good holiday with some excellent memories, especially with some of my fellow guests who were wonderful and kind (Paul archery partner from Norway thank you for the GPS loan, Mike from Finland and last but never least Elliot (archery partner) from Wales. Together with their families they made this holiday special. More

Danny3McD, Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Excellent family holiday

Lovely hotel in a great location. Local buses every 20 minutes to Rhodes or Faliraki for €2.40. Excellent variety of food-we had a fussy eater with us who always found plenty to eat. Local brand spirits given in generous measures but you only have to ask and the bar staff would tailor the drinks/cocktails to your taste. Pristine grounds constantly maintained by pleasant staff-grounds and hotel spotless. Loads of pools (7) to choose from-our favourite was the Mythos pool which had a fabulous shaded seating area overlooking the pool and sea. Staff in the Mythos bar were lovely ladies always smiling. Good selection of snacks,drinks (soft and alcoholic) and ice cream if you put some ice cream in a glass they would make a milkshake for you. Entertainment was good and whichever bar you were at there was something to see. This hotel has it's own private beach (beach bar and beds not included in standard AI but we didn't see the need because you can still use the beach) snorkelling was good take some bred and you'll be surrounded by fish-had a brilliant swim with a turtle! Really good family holiday.More


Amazing as usual

This was mine and my partners 3rd visit to Kalithea Horizon Royal. The hotel was absolutely amazing as usual. The hotel and staff are just perfect. I wont write everything people have already said about how perfect this hotel is but you have to experience it for yourself. We are planning our wedding soon at Kalithea. I wont have it anywhere else. The animation team was the only thing that has change in the hotel. They are all just brilliant 100 times better than the the other animation team. They include you in everything they do whether its the day time or the night life. It was lovely to see our friends again Savvas, Theodora, Marcos and many others, The staff are just the most friendliest people you will meet. We just cant help it, we are booking again for next year.More

Becky M, Manchester, United Kingdom

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Kalithea Horizon Royal
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 1185 customer reviews
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