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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- 20kg luggage allowance on Thomson Airways
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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.
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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superior twin room with sea view and balcony
These superior twin rooms are decorated with neutral walls and warm furnishings. You’ll find 1 extra bed in the bedroom. There’s a balcony overlooking the sea. Plus rooms come furnished with a satellite TV, DVD player, radio, fridge and minibar. Air-conditioning is also available from May to October. And you’ll have bathrobes and slippers included too.
junior suite with sea view and balcony
These simply furnished junior suites are designed to create a home from home feel. You’ll have a twin bedroom. There’s also a satellite TV, radio, fridge and minibar. Outside there’s a balcony overlooking the sea for that extra bit of space. And air-conditioning is available from May to October.
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Visited this hotel for a weeks holiday and it was great.rooms were spotless, air conditioning was super.pools and bar areas were great. Food was also good and plenty of it. Staff were nice and pleasant. Entertainment was a little repetitive like the zumba but it was always great fun and so it wasnt really a bad thing. I have heard about germans getting preferential treatment but i didnt really see that myself. This is a gorgeous hotel with outside jacuzzis and pool overlooking the sea. Balcony was nice and overlooking the pool area. Snacks throughout the day were good as well as drinks. This really is a great hotel.More
OK hotel, but awful for young couples.
I'l say the positives first. Beautiful location, so easy to get anywhere on the island, and the Thomson rep (think her name was Leanne) was nothing short of incredible. The food was pretty good to be honest. Maybe a bit repetitive but plenty of live cooking, and the evening you can book in the other part of the restaurant was phenomenal. I found some of the waiters very rude, but the bar staff were pretty great, and the La Mumba drinks were so damn good. The hotel itself is HUGE but it isn't so big it's impossible to get around, we were as far from the reception as possible and we really didn't find it that bad! It's so beautiful anyway that the walk is very pleasant. Now for the bad...sigh. I'm 25 and came with my partner of the same age. We paid Thomson extra for a room upgrade, and ended up with a suite on the ground floor with no balcony, right next to the pool. Yes it's nice being near the pool, but we didn't have any outdoor private space. It was awful being downstairs, I think when you pay top whack you should instantly get top floor, there should be no question about it, unless the customer suggests any mobility issues. We chose this hotel, because the only negative reviews on here were British people complaining about the Germans etc, if that's the only thing to complain about then no harm done right? Also I speak fluent German so thought it would be fine. Well...not so much. In the Safari bar, "Panda" was playing all German music all night. A group of people asked him to put on some chart music or something known outside of Germany and he got very aggressive at them shouting that the resort is for German people so why should he play music for English people. Was very VERY shocked as people have bigged him up so much on here saying he's great. The only member of the animation team that was consistently friendly was a girl called Alex. So nice to everyone and was great to have a natter with. I was thinking "oh god, I'm going to be one of THOSE reviewers on tripadvisor", but it's 100% true unfortunately. Nothing wrong witht he fact there's mostly German people obviously, just that the staff reeeeally don't like the English tourists at all. Your options end up being kids mini disco, smooth jazz by the restaurant, or German dance music. None of which is great for people in my age group. There's the option of Faliraki but c'mon, it's damn Faliraki. Just wnated to listen to some remotely familiar music in the evenings without being in a let's-get-hammered-on-shots-lads-holidayyyy environment, more a let's get a bit silly on some cocktails while chilling out type of vibe needed at least once a week, jeez. I dunno...it was a big let down in a way, but brilliant in another. I think we enjoyed it so much as the excursions offered by Thomson were so good. If not, then I wouldn't have enjoyed this so much. It's a shame because with a change up of staff this could be so special.More
Lucy P, 186348
This is a fabulous hotel. The rooms are lovely . The food is fantastic. All the staff really helpful and very friendly. Love the beech if you can't walk there a little bus will take you there and back you have to pay for beds there buts it's cheap and the beech man is great. Can't wait to go again for our fifth time .More
Carol M, 186278
Delightful late summer visit to this lovely island
We visited Rhodes as a result of having done a day trip from Marmaris (never again!) in 2015 and we weren't disappointed. We chose Horizon Royal after an extensive Trip Advisor trawl and weren't disappointed by the hotel either. I'll deal with the niggles first so they're out of the way but they didn't seriously detract from the holiday. 1) the buffet food in the Athena restaurant was much too frequently lukewarm. I doubt if it was kept this way for long enough to be a health hazard but on a couple of occasions it really wasn't pleasant. 2) The wifi service is dreadful. There are only two connected areas, main reception (where you have to pay) or the sports bar where everyone else is trying so forget it. 3) The beach. Pleasant enough but there's only room for a fraction of the hotel's population and you pay for the use of sunbeds and parasols. I hate to be disloyal to the hotel but we went to Oasis beach, a short walk down the road to Faliraki - Slightly more expensive but quiet and quite lovely. Now the rest. Don't stress (as we did) when your bus drops you at the Mare Palace, its all the same place and the facilities of Mare Palace and Horizon Royal are open to all inclusive guests. Reception - spacious, cool and well staffed, the staff were always spot on with us in fact I can say without any doubt that all the staff from cleaners to management were outstanding. Special mention here for the marvellous Cleopatra :-) Our room - we booked a superior sea view and that's what we got. Our balcony overlooked one of the three pool complexes (the one with three semi-circular pools to the south of the complex if you look on google sat, also visible on street view) and also overlooked Kalithea springs (worth a visit) and the coast past Faliraki and right down as far as Lindos on a clear day. Beautiful at night too. The room was well equipped, spacious and modern, the beds comfortable and aircon adequate. We were quite close to the main road but this was never a problem. The pools - Very good. Clean tidy and in large enough areas not to feel crowded. The gardens - colourful, well kept and accessible to all. Restaurants - Other than my initial gripe very good. Freshly cooked (and hot) food was widely available and there was enough variety to prevent boredom. The location of the Athena restaurant makes it special, the views (day or night) are superb. Bars - All inclusive, top service.... what more can I say. The island. We hired a car for three days (Kalithea Star, just down the road towards Rhodes town - good cars, good prices) and got to see some of this stunning island. Not enough though, we're going back later this year. The weather - Late September / early October was comfortable if occasionally a little cool for light clothing at night. Suited me - I can't do the 40 degree midsummer heat. We loved it. Thanks to everyone who helped.More
Tony A, 186222
We traveled here for a wedding aprx 40 of us total, not 1 person had anything to complain about (well apart from usual British comment it's to hot) this is a late review as we were there in July 2016. We stayed in a sea view room & it cost a little bit more but worth every penny, the staff were so helpful the place was spotless and the entertainment staff were great with kids & adults (panda is a very funny & entertaining guy) We loved the choice of bars with different entertainment choices it felt like you were in different places due to this. All of said that we would go back tomorrow infact some of the group have booked to back (2017)More
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