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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twin room with limited sea view and balcony

These airy twin rooms are decorated with neutral walls and warm furnishings. You’ll find 1 extra bed in the bedroom. There’s also a balcony overlooking the partial sea view. You’ll also have a satellite TV, radio, minibar and fridge. Plus air-conditioning is available from May to October.

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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Lovely holiday with stunning scenery

We stayed for a week at this hotel in mid June, it was definitely the best holiday experience I have had! We arrived late at 1am on the first night and the hotel had saved food for us, we were then taken to our room which was near to the Mythos pool. Our room had a beautiful view overlooking the sea. This hotel is more like a complex, so many different areas which did mean lots of walking around (some uphill) but it is worth it with the views which were incredible. I therefore wouldn't recommend this for anyone with walking disabilities, however there are buggies available on request. The service here was great, the staff were always asking if everything was ok. Everywhere was spotless, our room was cleaned every day immaculately, everything neatly put away. The animation team were brilliant especially Panda doing the zumba, he made everyone smile. Staff were also helpful when we had requests on how to get to places outside of the hotel. I couldn't fault the food, the variety and quality was amazing! We had breakfast in the Thalassa restaurant and dinner in the Athena most days. There were also themed nights such as Chinese and seafood. They had snacks throughout the day at the Mythos bar like pizza, ice cream and desserts. Drinks and cocktails were good. We booked our A la Carte meal when we were at the Athena restaurant and the staff went off to book us in for the next day, however we were never told where to go or what time so unfortunately we didn't go in the end. Entertainment was also brilliant and varied, during our stay we saw Greek dancing, a fire breathing act, and best of all a quartet called Jersey Tones. We spent a lot of evenings in the Safari bar as it had more younger people and showed the football games on big screen. The wifi was not very good when busy but did improve a bit towards the end of our stay. Tip - for anyone that attracts mosquito bites like me it was a nightmare here!!! Another negative was that for some of our stay there were awful smells near the Safari bar, not sure what they were.. We never struggled to get a sunbed even when going late in the day, as there were so many different pool areas. We didn't go down to the beach area at the hotel, as it didn't look much of a beach more like pebble/rocks and you have to pay for everything. Outside of the hotel- it is definitely worth a trip to the Kalithea Springs which is close by, gorgeous area and the food, service and cocktails there were amazing. We visited Old Rhodes Town/harbour which was good for shopping/presents, drinks and food however our meal was very overpriced. The bay to bay Thomsons boat trip we did one day was really nice. Faliraki beach is also good for watersports and for the younger generation. Overall the holiday was very enjoyable and relaxing but with lots to do, we have had some great memories here and Rhodes has stunning scenery. I would definitely consider coming back here in the future!More

Rhiannon S, 186334

Amazing hotel in stunning setting

Just arrived home from a one week stay at this amazing hotel. Cannot fault it at all, excellent choice of food in the main restaurant and you must book a table at the Al la Carte restaurant and be pampered for an evening. Entertainment on every evening, the staff are all lovely and most helpful. The hotel is in a beautiful setting. I would definitely consider staying here again in the future.More

Aileent133, 187067

Bad Wifi good animation

Hotel is good. Service is great. A lot of pools. But you have to pay for WIFI, except voor the safaribar witch is most of the time too crouded for the WIFI. Animation team is awesome. They work realy hard, but they always smile! Great job Panda and the minions!More


All inclusive fun and relaxation, brillant holiday!.

The hotel grounds are vast, and beautiful, so expect to do a fair bit of walking though there are courtesy buses, good exercise after laying next to the fantastic pools all day. We arrived late, 1 am and were greeted by the reception manager and offered some food and refreshments and an introduction to the hotel amenities. One evening we arrived at our room and found a present waiting for our son, an inflatable hammerhead shark for fun in the pool. Awesome. Pools Towels are provided in your room, charged if you lose them, no reserving beds before 10am, staff will remove them if you ask them to. Mythos area has three pools all different depths, one safe for small kids. We never had trouble finding sunbeds even at noon. . Beach Not a sandy beach, but is made up of 4-5 small coves with shingle. Great for snorkelling with plenty of fish about. Beach bar / café is payable with yellow bands. Better beaches are close by a short walk or bus trip to falaraki. Wifi Free Wifi at the Safari Bar, but very slow during official open hours due to number of users. Tip: Visit out of hours obviously! (Open 4pm-12midnight) Wifi is available elsewhere but you have to pay at reception, never used it so not sure how good it is. Note mobile reception is generally good in Rhodes, data being slow in places and check charges before heading off. Entertainment in the Main lobby bar Ranged from the Beatles tribute, cabaret dancers, a Drifters tribute and other singers. The main "stage" is often just outside the patio doors, with seating outside to the sides as well as inside in the lounge, prefer the latter for fewer mosquitos. There is a snooker table, balls available from reception at a cost. Waitresses will attend and take drink orders. One of the lobby-bar staff collecting glasses one evening had spotted a hedgehog outside and excitedly came to fetch our boy to show him the hedgehog. Entertainment Safari Café bar There are two pool tables, an air hockey table, table tennis and a few other random kids entertainment machines. Behind the safari bar is a semi-shaded infants play area (2-5's) and behind that a fenced football pitch. Shows include nightly 'mini disco' for kids at 8pm, Zumba at 10pm and shows at 9pm (magician, fire eater, Drifters tribute, acrobats) all good and bar is open until 12 midnight serving beer and cocktails all inclusive. Only down point was the 'all you can eat buffet' for mosquitoes, not sure if that’s a late May only issue but it was terrible for some. Superior room vs Standard room In general the rooms are almost identical internally, differences were subtle. What you get is a better view, security safe included (payable for standard rooms 30euros for 2 weeks non-refundable). We had a room in the Mythos Pool area, second floor and had lovely views of the pool and sea/cost beyond. Friends had a standard room, which ended up being directly below us ground floor next to the sunbed area in front of the pool (note that these rooms had a balcony wall so you can not walk in/out that way. If you are travelling with kids, no doubt a few mobile phones, tablet and ipods then when it comes to charging be aware that power is only on when you are in the room and key is in its place on the wall. So charge overnight. There is only one socket next to the bed, you can make use of the TV socket too when not watching CNN, Sky news of BBC news (that’s about it in English) and there is also one in the wardrobes used for the kettle (coffee/tea making. In the superior room there was a DVD player, so if you have young kids, could come in handy. Mythos Pool bar area Our rooms were above the Mythos pool area and I highly recommend it, lovely pool area, great views, 3 pools (one safe depth for kids). We never had any problems getting beds even as late as noon. (Last week of May/first week of June).Zumba at 2pm. Volley ball close by in afternoon. The Bar area is very relaxing, lovely design with terrace and mix of wicker seating designs and constantly cleaned and tended by very friendly and attentive staff. There are snacks which include sandwiches, pizza slices, selection of fruit, savoury snacks and cakes. Ice cream obviously, in at least 6 flavours which the lady at the counter will happily transform into a milkshake for you. Beer and soft drinks as well as two coffee machines on tap all day until 6pm. There is also a barbecue each day 50m form the pool area towards the beach. Poseidon Bar / restaurant. This is the largest place to eat and furthest away from Mythos Pool bar area, next to the cascading pools often shown in hotel photos. Lovely setting with sea / cost views. Getting there (from Mythos pool bar) you can walk the gardens (10min), wait for one of the regular minibuses or walk down the road at the back of the apartments up some steps and take a slight short-cut ~7min. Poseidon is round in layout with food counters in the middle and in various satellite positions and with seating areas to the outside. Walking around selecting from the food on offer can be a bit disorientating at times and you need good collision avoidance skills at rush hour! Selection is generally very good though and plentiful catering for most tastes (salads, meats, fish, array of appetisers, cakes, ice-cream etc) with occasional theme nights too. Some of the seating areas act as separate restaurants and must be booked (never bothered with having kids). There is a nice barbecue section with its own sea-view seating down a few steps, worth checking out. Tip for parents, there is a small area of kids specific food in the area where the beer, wine, ice-cream and coffee machines are located, though to fair the main food area offers lot of choices. Restaurant nearest reception Is indoor and more of a dining room feel with a food buffet off to one side, this was a little easier to navigate, some of us preferred this to the Poseidon, both offer a similar range. Wine with dinner At meals you are offered Greek wine (often from Rhodes), by glass, carafe or bottle, again all-inclusive and all other drinks options. Dress code at all is casual, long trousers preferred but saw many in 'smart' shorts, no muscle vests (they look stupid anyway) so do you 'posing' at the pool. Gym - payable at daily rate (8euros I think though there were multi-day rates) decent gym with range of weight training machines, a bike or two Trips and things to do. Reps will offer you tours, but if you are ok driving I would hire a car, more freedom and less expensive if a few of you. We hired a 7 seater for 80euro a day from the hire car guy inn reception, fully insured no excess. Recommendations 1. Lindos town is lovely, beach also 50min by car. 2. Tsambica Beach 30min by car a mile wide and waist deep 30m out 3. butterfly valley. Rhodes town is 10min by bus from outside the hotel and 2.4euros, so don't waste your care hire on that. Definitely visit the old town at night and harbour front. Blue bands - yes they exist, only saw a few mostly at beach area that they get for "free" (having payed more) yellow bands have to pay a couple of euros for beds though beach itself is free. My advice, ignore the comments and the blue bands you will still get great service and have a great time, don’t stress over it. Summary..... A superb resort with staff going out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, gardens are impeccable, great value for money, excellent location is for Rhodes town and Faliraki and quite close to airport, highly recommended.More

David G, 186291

Amazing hotel!

Just got back from a weeks holiday here and it is the best hotel I have ever been to! So jealous of everyone who has a holiday to look forward to here. The staff cannot do enough for you, the drinks are lovely and the food is nice with a lot of variety! I would say it is more of a complex than a hotel and the walk from reception to the main pool is about 7 5 minutes long but there are staff that drive around and offer you a lift to and from if you want. I think there are about 3 pool areas with about 9 pools in total. The room I was in was lovely! Absolutely no complaints other than the amount of mosquito bites than I have came home with but I can hardly blame the hotel for that haha and also the mini market is over priced we forgot after sun and had to pay £9.50 for a small bottle. Thanks again to all the staff for making my holiday amazing!!More

HayleyRMcHenry, 227059

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