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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Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
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.

Aphrodite snack pool bar

Raised on a level above the pool, Aphrodite's bar offers plenty in the way of snacks and drinks, with a spacious terrace filled with tables and chairs.

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junior suite with sea view

These junior suites with a sea view come with cream walls and complementary soft furnishings. They can sleep up to two adults and a child with a bed suitable for a child up to 12 years. There's a radio, plus air-conditioning from May to October.

suite with sea view

These suites with a sea view can sleep up to four. They come with a radio and air-conditioning from May to October.

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One thing disappointed our visit

We had a 2 week stay in September. Unfortunately our room number 310 which was in a block was very nice but unfortunately it was very difficult to get a whole night's sleep as the pipes were clanging all through the night. Not sure if it was an air lock or something to do with the air conditioning. After a couple of night it was so unbearable that they moved us to another room. We thought great but unfortunately as it was still in the same block room 318 we still heard the rumbling but not so loud so we just put up with it. Commented on this fact to Thomson rep and he told us this was not the first time he had heard this compliant. Reception staff were okay but not over friendly. No complaint about any else but I do sense that UK people was not regarded as important as the others. Would not go back for the above reason stated.More

Barbara W, Wick, United Kingdom

Magnificent sea views

The Kalithea Horizon Royal is an excellent hotel that shares its location with the Kalithea Mare hotel. As a consequence it is a very large complex situated on the top a of a cliff overlooking the bay. However, views are stunning and most rooms ( but not all!) have sea views. Because of its size there are many footpaths, some quite steep, and if ,like us, you arrive in the dark you can easily get lost. It took us half an hour to find the Athena restaurant at midnight on arrival because signage was unilluminated and sparse . Lighting generally is not very good and there are many steps and slopes so if you have mobility problems this could present difficulties for you. If you arrive at night, study the plan they give you carefully and it would be useful to have a torch. There are two restaurants and the buffet food is good and plentiful. The friendly staff work hard but things can get busy at peak times and you are sometimes left to find an empty table which may need clearing. There are also bars and cafes and the delightful staff in the Mythos pool bar deserve special mention. Always helpful and always smiling, offering cakes, pastries and lunchtime snacks. (The apple tart is to die for!) Special mention also must be made for Panda, the aqua-aerobics guy. Very popular, his cheerful routine had nearly everyone in the pool every afternoon. The rooms were a good size, well maintained and spotlessly cleaned. The view from our room overlooking the Mythos pools and the sea was spectacular. One of the highlights of our holiday was waking up and drawing the curtains for the first time and seeing the view. We have never enjoyed such good views over many visits to the island. The aircon in our room was the best we have had. Silent, adjustable and very effective it was a relief to return to our room late afternoon and enjoy a cool rest. Worth noting that tea and coffee facilities are available in the room This was not listed in the Thomson brochure and we had brought our own kettle! The beach is a long drop down a short road but a regular minibus runs up and down if you are prepared to wait ten minutes or so. The beach like many in Greece is small and of grit, not sand, but offers some of the best snorkelling amongst the fantastic rock formations just off shore. There is a very good beach bar serving food but you have to pay, it is not in your all inclusive package. The hotel has bus stops right outside on the main road and it is a short ride in to the fascinating old town. Taxis can be ordered at reception (12 euros, 10 coming back ) and they arrive almost immediately. A bus ride in to town is fun but we would recommend a taxi back in the evening as buses get crowded and it is usually standing room only. A vist to the smart former Italian Spa at Kalithea Springs is well worth a days visit. It's a 15 minute walk along a good mainroad footpath with superb view. ( you dont need a bus or taxi!) Popular as a wedding venue, there were two weddings there during our visit (both Welsh!) and good food and drink are available in a sheltered location which can get pretty hot. We had a super two week holiday there in September and are planning to book again. The only slight downside was there is no wifi in the rooms, or at least ours, and it is only available in two locations. Also it is not free, 2 eoros for 30mins.More

Harrington66, Gloucester

very good hotel

Very good hotel. It is large and steep in places, not great for those with mobility problems. But if you struggle getting round the hotel you will struggle with most of the tourist attractions in Rhodes. Immaculate grounds and excellent staff. Regarding sunbeds the Mythos pool Dralways had plenty. Food was very good. We found the Thallassa restaurant seemed less hectic than the Aphrodite but doesn't have the outdoor pool. Entertainment was a bit varied in quality but the tribute acts were all very good. There is nothing nearby except the very pretty Kalithea springs (well worth a half day visit on the little train). Rhodes old town is a must visit, 10 minutes and €12 away if you ask reception to call a cab. But why no wi-fi. No it's not essential but in this day and age it should be freely available at what is otherwise a good quality tourist hotel.More

Steve C, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

superb holiday

We stayed here in June with friends to celebrate our 50th birthdays, we had an amazing time, the hotel was lovely, very clean, the staff were very friendly nothing was too much trouble, the food was superb, would definitely recommend this hotel, and will return ourselves.More

lynne h, Worcester, United Kingdom

Large complex, fantastic views, great food.

Complex Very large complex with a lot of walking to do to get around however there is a mini bus to ferry you around should you need it. Rooms We e-mailed the hotel prior to arrival to say we were on honeymoon but received no reply. However upon arrival the room was decorated and champagne, fruits and wine were waiting for us in our room - a very nice touch, thank you ! The air conditioning worked fantastic in our room - very quiet. Our room overlooked the safari bar and was very large for the two of us. The only issue we would comment on is noise level - we were regularly woken up by either screaming children or noisy adults walking/running in the corridor - not really the hotel's fault but be prepared for this. Food There are two main restaurant - the Athena which is open air and has the most incredible sea views, this was our favourite as we loved the barbecue area. There is also an air conditioned restaurant which felt a bit more relaxed and we felt did not have as much choices as Athena however I must stress that the food we received was excellent. Plenty of choices and excellent presentation plus very tasty. Pool areas The usual towels on sunbeds are a real issue around the Athena pool, in our 10 days staying here we only managed to get a sunbed once as we never went down until after 09:30 every morning. The most of our holiday was spent by the Mythos pool which we preferred. The atmosphere is more relaxed, the snack bar is always clean and served lovely food and you have to try the ice cream milkshake - just take a few scoop of ice cream and ask behind the counter for a milkshake :) A must do. Entertainment There is two areas of entertainment, one at the bar near the reception and safari bar. Both have very different entertainment styles and both are worth a night in. We preferred the safari as we enjoyed the animation team, and of course Panda's famous Zumba, plus Theodora serves up the best cocktails Staff Service at the complex varied quite a bit. We felt that preference was given to all nationalities except the British. Tables were reserved for some guests which tipped staff, although I do agree staff do deserve tips, I generally give tips at the end of my holiday not pay as you go which seemed to be the norm here if you wanted excellent service. The maids were fantastic - always cleaned our room to a high standard and worked extremely hard together with the grounds men who keep the gardens immaculate. Most of the staff we came across were polite and were always ready to help though and as most reviews have stated the animation team are excellent. Surrounding areas There is not much to do within walking distance of the hotel except for kalithea springs - which we did not visit. We went to Rhodes town for a day by taxi, a stunning area to visit with lovely little shops and restaurant. We decided to take the Segway tour which we felt was well worth the money. We saw the whole of old town plus went down to the harbour all whilst stood on the Segway - lazy I know but we loved it. We also went to faliralki beach to enjoy a few water sports this is definitely worth a visit if you like a good beach with great facilities - the hotel beach is more a rocky beach - great are to snorkel. We would visit this hotel again if we found a good deal as it is a very nice hotel with good entertainment, good food and great sea views.More

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Kalithea Horizon Royal
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 1264 customer reviews
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