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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- 90% customer scores
- Platinum Villas available
- Platinum Cruises available
- 20kg luggage allowance
- 4T and 5T hotels
Food & Drink
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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.
Rooms► View all
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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Great staff, well kept hotel
This is a huge hotel resort, the hotel and grounds are kept really well, pretty and spotlessly clean. The bar/restauarant staff are really friendly, attentive and happy to help, you see some of them at breakfast, lunch, dinner and on the bar at night, they work such long hours and still manage to smile! Food was great, you can't please everyone but if you can't find something in these restuarants you really are picky, we never had any problem getting served but you can help yourself to drinks including beer. If you are in a standard room, then beach towels are not free of charge, they say its a deposit of 10 euros a towel but on returning the towels we didnt get any money back so I think 'deposit' is a little misleading. The safe is 30 Euros a week which isexpensive. The room has an actual key and not a keycard so you only get one per room which can be restrictive, the key also has the room number on it and so does the safe key, its not particulary safe especially if you lose it! You'd also expect free wi-fi in a 5 star hotel and you only get a decent signal when sat in reception. Mythos pool is definately the better one, we had no problem getting a sun bed at 10am but yes, people are putting towels out at 5:30am even though the hotel say you can't. Lots of lovely British people there, we met some really nice people and had a great time. If you get a chance to see a male trio called The Golden Tones in the Kalithea Bar, go and see them they are REALLY good and not what you;d expect for package holiday entertainment. A lovely clean, well kept hotel, lovely staff, beautiful sea views but just be aware of the little hidden extras.More
claire s, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Stunning sea views
Best for: Beautiful views Very clean site Very good sized quality rooms Good choice of food and drink Helpful friendly staff Snorkelling at the hotel beach. Could be improved: The sun beds were all taken very early despite signs saying don't reserve with towels before 10am. People would be gone from them all afternoon but left their towels so no one could make use of them until 5-6pm. Some evening entertainment acts were poor. Too much smoking in public spaces inc the restaurant.More
Definitely recommend this hotel
I have just returned from a weeks stay at the Kalithea Horizon Royal with my boyfriend. The weather was beautiful, with the sun shining all week and not a cloud in the sky. The hotel was much bigger than anticipated, it was a surprise when we were offered a mini bus to take us to our room and a map to find our way around! However the map wasn't actually needed and we soon got to grips with where everything was. The hotel is located on top of a hill looking over a small bay with beach area which was lovely although not included in the all inclusive. The pools can't be faulted, 6 pools across 2 areas, the pools by the Athena restaurant were definitely the more busy of the two and we spent all week at the Mythos pool where our room overlooked. Be aware you do have to fight for sun beds with the Europeans, but it seemed to be accepted that you could "reserve" beds in the morning before breakfast. We had a sea view room and would definitely recommend paying the extra as the views were stunning. Our room was always cleaned well and the maids were very friendly. The animation team were very good, plenty of activities going on throughout the day across the whole site, a special mention has to go to Philip and Erica who kept my boyfriend entertained with water polo, volleyball and football! All the team were very friendly, happy to chat and engage with you and easy to gain a rapport with. The enthusiasm of Panda during his Zumba was contagious and he always got a pool full of people to join in! The evening entertainment was good and varied, although make sure you get your drinks in early at the Safari bar as the queues get very long and service is slow. The food at the hotel was well cooked and well set out, we only used the Athena restaurant and always found something to eat even for fussy eaters. The staff were very friendly although quite busy. The only major downside for us was only being able to get branded drinks like coca cola and also bottles of water at the Athena restaurant which was about a 10min walk from the pools we were at. At the Mythos bool bar they had own brand drinks but the cola wasn't very nice and you could only get cups of water. Overall a superb hotel, would definitely recommend it to anyone and would definitely revisit.More
Kathryn G, Northampton, United Kingdom
First time in rhodes,won't be the last. The hotel is very large,two hotels actually joined into one,it's built into a hillside over looking a bay.The next bay in fact to kalithea springs.If you have mobility issues this might not be the hotel for you.lots of hills.The hotel is slightly remote,mid way between Rhodes town and falaraki. These are the only two small negatives I could find with this hotel.There are bus stops right outside the hotel or you can order a taxi from reception. our standard room was very large,modern and well equipped.the room was kept spotlessly clean by the maid and the free minibar was refilled every other day.The room was right next to the mythos pools and bar.This set of pools was quieter than the lower pools . The food in all the restaurants was of excellent quality and very well cooked and presented.We preferred the larger Athena restaurant.there was more room and a better atmosphere in this restaurant also a larger selection. The biggest plus for the hotel were the staff.nothing was too much trouble and they all seemed very happy. special praise goes too eleni,Cleopatra and popi from the pool bar,very hard working and always pleased to see you.we drank in both the main bars ,thank you to Dimitra from the top bar and Christos from the lower bar.All the drinks we tried were very well made and good quality. The horizon royal is a very good 4 star hotel with good facilities,good food and drinks and great staff. I would recommend it to family and friends and would return. More
We stayed here with our families while we had our wedding in Rhodes. Very nice hotel, with good food, good distance from the town and something for everyone. Our group was very varied in age, from a 1-year old to a 70-year old. There was something for everyone to do. Friendly staff, nice beach at the bottom of the hill. :)More
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