TripAdvisor reviewers love this beachfront hotel – and no wonder, when it’s got 6 pools to choose between.
You get 6 pools to choose between here. There’s lots going on at them, too, from scuba diving to Zumba. And the choice of restaurants includes 2 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.
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.
After two glorious weeks at Kalithea Horizon Royal in July this year, we decided to return for a late October break. Our second visit to the resort did not disappoint, so much so we have already booked to return for a third time - July 2015. The hotel has many qualities: the beautiful sea views, the comfortable and spacious rooms, the exquisite food and service, animation team (especially the zumba classes) but above all the friendly staff who make you feel extremely welcome. On both holidays most evenings were spent in the Safari Bar where staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and relaxed (Theodora and Xristos deserve a special thank you). Ilias, who worked at the Delfina Restaurant, also looked after us very well. Although there are very few bars/tavernas in walking distance, Falaraki and Rhodes town are only a short drive away (about 15 minutes by taxi). Rhodes old town is especially worth a visit: during our second trip we spent two wonderful days exploring the cobbled streets of this historic and quaint town. We are counting down the days until our next visit!!
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paula h, Wrexham, United Kingdom
Having recently returned from Hotel Horizon Royal in Kalithea Rhodes we thought weâd give our views on the experience. One word; fantastic. We were a little trepidatious in view of some of the reports. We neednât have worried. We had a standard room which was as good and spacious as the superior room we had last year in Minorcaa. Spacious, clean and a decent view. Probably the best hotel weâve stayed in all our holidays to Greece and Spain. It couldnât be faulted for cleanliness. We didnât see a spill or dirty area anywhere. The pools were spotless at all times. As soon as anything was dropped or spilt it was cleared up immediately. There were plenty of sun beds available, providing you didnât want to always go by the Athena pools. Yes, people did put towels on sun beds to reserve them, but it wasnât only the usual suspects. Plenty of Britâs did the same thing. At the Mythos pools and other areas there were always plenty of sun beds spare. At the height of the season there will always be a âraceâ for the beds.
The food was fantastic. There was always plenty of choice, even towards the end of meal times. You could have a different meal every day for at least 14 days. Anyone who complains about the food is really being a bit fussy. There were different meats and vegetables at main meals so you have different combinations. Breakfast was also as good. If anything, there was too much choice and overate on more than one occasion.
There were complaints about the drain smells. If youâve been to Greece before youâll know that itâs always a problem with drains. There were some smells, by my accommodation for one, but nothing I havenât experienced before in other resorts and nothing that would put me off going there again. There was a bit of a problem with flies. Possibly caused by food being dropped around the place or on balconies.
If you must have wifi on holiday, get a life. Thereâs more to life than the internet. Give your phone a rest. Apart from a couple of texts my phone stayed in the safe except when my camera packed up towards the end of the holiday.
We found no difference in service towards Britâs than to other nationalities. At the main bar we got seen to as quickly as anyone else. The same in the main restaurant. If youâre polite to people and talk to them it goes along way to better relations.
For those who thought they were being conned in some way, the blue bands were for German visitors who paid more for their holiday to include sun beds and meals down on the beach. Most others had yellow bands, except for the half boarders. You had to pay for sun beds on the beach because it is separate from the hotel.
As far as the staff is concerned, they were all polite and helpful. The only slight problem was understanding sometimes what they were saying. If you are patient and listen carefully all becomes clear. The Thomson rep, Danielle, was brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble. She gave a short concise briefing at the meeting. She didnât ramble like some weâve come across.
The only downside is the location. Itâs a bit isolated. But if you do your research youâll know that before you get there. Kalithea Springs nearby is only about 15 minâs walk. If youâre feeling fit Falirakiâs only about an hours walk away. Buses were plentiful, cheap and yes, crowded. So what? Get on and get around. They were no worse than other parts of Greece or Spain.
Would I recommend the hotel? Definitely.
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Alan N, Lincoln, United Kingdom
Nice hotel, great holiday
Hotel is very modern and clean. It is a big complex and we were literally in the room the furthest away from the restaurant. Food choice and quality were good. Rooms spacious and clean. Disappointed in charge for wifi. Beer nice, wine iffy. Rola-Cola. The site shop was very limited for stock. There is nothing else in the area, but there was plenty going on in the various hotel bars by way of entertainment. Less than 10 mins in a cab to Rhodes Town, which was lovely by day, but dead in the evening. More
Gazleigh, Manchester, United Kingdom
Top notch as ever- don't pay top dollar
Our 5th stay at the Horizon was better than expected for reasons I will share with you below. Of the hotel itself there have been 2 improvements since last year namely a new sun deck complete with outdoor Jacuzzis and a new path constructed around the headland that connects the upper and lower parts of the site. The sun deck is a bit exposed to the wind for an October visit but I imagine it to be a favourite for oiled sun basters in the midsummer, to each their own. The only downside with conventional visits to the Horizon is Thomson's insistence on caning the UK customer relative to the German customers booked by TUI. It is all one company but the measures we took only go to show that the German tourist will only put up with excellent service and value whereas the UK tourist will pay what is asked. We knew when we wanted to go and roughly the departure airport (Liverpool/Manchester/Leeds/East Midlands) and we watched the price on Thomson and Holiday Hypermarket for a few months(sad isn't it?), they were obviously quite intent on drawing blood for this holiday. Having almost done so last year we took the plunge and booked through TUI.de for the hotel, Easyjet for the flight and Travel Republic for the transfer. Result: we saved â¬200 a head, had a free room upgrade, a free safe and kept the room until 6pm on the last day without stumping up the â¬25 required by other UK customers ("The Germans expect this as a minimum" is what we were told by the hotel staff). Granted you do need a good working knowledge of German and access to a fax machine to register with TUI.de but I advise anyone who has these to try it. We kept in touch with the hotel throughout the booking process and they confirmed that they had received the booking from TUI. It all went like clockwork and we will certainly do it again (we can book the same basis now for next year at â¬120 a head less if we choose, such is the way the German tourist buys his or her holiday).More
Wew1, Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Fantastic hotel K&J
What can I say but.... fantastic hotel.!!!
The only thing wrong is that we are not there now as we had to come home : (
The setting is lovely,with brilliant sea views. The grounds are well laid out and well kept.
The staff were all excellent,nothing was too much trouble for them. We had a thunder storm one night and as we left our room to go to the restaurant,(trying not to get wet) one of the mini busses came along ,obviously on the lookout for guests in this situation and took us to the restaurant to avoid the storm.
Pools were great ,there are seven of them,so you wont be crowded and there was always plenty of sun loungers....also no having to get up at silly o'clock to reserve them as there were notices up telling guests that they couldn't reserve till after 10 am...although you didn't need to as as I said,there were plenty.
Entertainment was excellent...Greek nights. Four girl dancers(sorry cant remember their name)who performed a range of dance from Vegas to can can with the finale riverdance which brought the house down...not normally my thing ,but they were great.
An acrobat act that was very good,a drifters/motown act which were really enjoyable, a Beatles tribute act which were fantastic and a duo called Manik...brilliant....cant say too much as if you go to this hotel and they're on , it'll spoil the surprise.
Book this hotel now!!!!!!!!!!!!
A fantastic hotel and a fantastic holliday!!More
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