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
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 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.

royal 2 bedroom suite with sea view and balcony

These royal 2 bedroom suites are spacious with a home-from-home feel. There’s 2 double bedrooms plus a lounge area and balcony with sea views. On arrival- you’ll have fruit and wine in your room. And there’s air-conditioning, minibar, flatscreen TV, radio and fridge.

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An average hotel in every way, with friendly and helpful staff

I guess, as they say, "you get what you pay for" A week all inclusive with flights from the UK for £540. the rooms were very basic and the food repetative, They do have to feed a lot of people and with low costs you can't expect the quality of the food to be high. All the vegetables were frozen and well cooked. Although the rooms were dated in style, they were kept very clean by the housekeeping staff. we were even provided with robe and slippers, although we did have to request these. The pools are all cold water and at the start of the season, they are very cold. Be prepared for a shock to the system if you take a dip. The hotel is set within a large complex, with many rooms, be prepared for a walk to get from one location to another. This is probably not a hotel for anyone with walking difficulties, especially as there is quite a steep walk to the beach. You can catch the shuttle bus to take you down and bring you back. The entertainment is geared more to families with children and can be loud at times, especially if you have settled down by the pool to read and the entertainment staff bring their large speaker to carry out water zumba. Be prepared to pay ¢15 for a safe key, it seems this is a good way to get a little more cash form you when you arrive. All in all, we can't complain for the price and teh service was greatMore

Eno01484, 186411

Great holidays 12 days april-may 2016

Great big hotel. We got a free upgrade of the room when we arrived: we got a big suite instead of a 4-people room. Very luxurious. The food was great with a lot of various choices (meat, fish, veggie). We celebrated the birthday of our daughter there: I only asked if they could dress the breakfast table for her birthday. We got a nicely decorated table with balloons, a big birthday cake en champagne for the parents! All available people of the restaurant came to sing for our daughter. And she even received a present from the management! The animation team was nice with the children but there were not that many children. It was very quiet. Free Wifi is available at a bar of the hotel. Water of the swimmingpools is pretty cold at that time of the year. Even in the indoorpool: that swimmingpool is under a shelter but is opened to the outside. The beach can be reached in 5 min (road with or without a bus or a small path very nice on the cliff).More

Delphine L, 188576

Mostly very good............

Lovely hotel on a very large complex which offers a really good holiday experience. However, I think it's important to let you know about the good and the bad. The good things.... TUI UK rep, Levi, very helpful and couldn't do enough for us. Even though she had only just started in the hotel she was very knowledgeable, friendly and we looked forward to seeing her each day. Food was really good, plenty of choice, the Greek meal we had was the stand out for us. The restaurant sometimes referred to as 'the mushroom', was the best, the other eating areas are quite good too. Pool areas and grounds were very clean and beds were comfortable. Staff were mainly very friendly, Well done to Mr Savas who managed everyone and he was always there. Beach was nice, not very sandy, but there were a number of coves, water was really clear. Entertainment was ok, best in the mushroom area. Safari Bar was ok, but not too sure about German karaoke. Our room was amazing, incredibly clean, credit to the cleaning staff. The grounds were also incredibly well kept. The bad things.... Drop off to our hotel was a bit of a joke, we landed late and the driver was not announcing what the names were. As it was dark we couldn't always see the names and we nearly ended up at the wrong hotel. When we finally got there the first thing we noticed was that the hotel was called 'Kalithea Mare'. seems like it goes under two names! There were about 90% Germans while we were there, which is not a problem, but it is when the hotel staff clearly give preferential treatment. This definitely happens! Better service, extra food and attention, it was so obvious. Very poor Wi-Fi, the Safari Bar is the only place on site that is free. It was very inconsistent with the connection. You can pay for it but quite costly. Small things perhaps but worth knowing about before you go. On the whole though had a really good time there. Sharon and John - 7 May 2016More

John S,

amazing hotel

i have been to this hotel 4 times and we are returning again 8th june 2016 the staff, accommodation, food, entertainment, simply are the best I would highly recommend this holiday the staff recognise us and are very helpful and friendly superb hotel you wont be disappointed More

Sandra D, 186318

Beautiful Setting & Restaurant Chaos

As many others have mentioned the Kalithea Horizon Royal is part of a larger 2-hotel complex. This has its pluses and minuses, as there are a number of occasions where the distinction between the KHR and the Kalithea Mare Palace are hard to discern. Overall we had a lovely time at the KHR. Our room was fairly basic but clean and in generally good working order (we had a standard room). The pools were quite nice if a bit cold. A couple of further observations. First, the ratio of Germans to other holiday makers was quite high, though this changed later in the week (we were there from 14-21 May). From talking to our TUI rep, it seems that the first UK flights for the season were only from about two weeks earlier, where as the Germans had been coming since early to mid April. There isn't anything wrong with this, but I did get the feeling during the first few days it was only the Germans that were catered for. By the end of the week this did not seem to be the case. I also didn't really have any complaint with the green vs blue wristbands as we didn't use the beach, but I can see how this not being offered to UK holidaymakers could be a sore point. The food was generally good, with quite a bit of variety, and the staff at restaurants and bars were especially friendly, Cleopatra at the Mythos Pool bar is, of course, a standout. A couple of things to note. 1. The coffee is marginal, it seems it is all instant, though I saw an espresso type machine at the Helios bar on my last day. 2. The fruit juice machines are all awful. I was annoyed to see at the last breakfast there was a squeeze your own orange juice station at the Acropolis outdoor area. This was a much better option. 3. The evening meal at the Athena restaurant can be quite chaotic, especially if it is raining. There is no real system for finding a table and different waiters/hosts will attempt to seat multiple parties in the same seats. This wasn't nearly the problem on days where people could sit outside. However, considering we went outside the peak season I would hate to see what it was like during the Summer peaks.More

Peter H,

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