Kalithea Horizon Royal

This hotel has 6 scene-stealing pools set over 3 levels. The beach is just a short drive away, too.

This hilltop hotel really captures the views across the Bay of Kalithea and the rocky beach below can be reached on foot. Talking of transport, the local bus gets to Faliraki in 10 minutes, Rhodes Town in 20.

The hotel shares things with Kalithea Mare Palace, so you get a lot for your money. For starters, there are 6 pools – 3 of which cascade down from each other. You’ve got a choice of restaurants, and a handful of bars, too.

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Full Board buffet meals.Show cooking. Late Continental and early breakfasts. Snacks. Picnics on request. Ice-cream.Tea, coffee and biscuits.


Unlimited selected local and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including draught beer, spirits, wine.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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6 outdoor pools

Over 3 levels, linked by cascading waterfalls, pool games are also organised. Sunbeds are available, pool towels require a deposit.

Athena international restaurant

For international cuisine and show cooking. Late Continental breakfast served from 10am to 11am. Vegetarian and dietary requirements can be catered for.

Hotel-run kids' club at Kalithea Mare

At the sister hotel Kalithea Mare. Sessions held every day except Friday.

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superior twin room with sea view

Superior twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3, with radio, air-conditioning from May to October, bathrobes, slippers and DVD and CD player.

twin with limited sea view

Twin room with limited sea view sleeps up to 3, with radio and air-conditioning from May to October.

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Once again a fantastic holiday

This is our 7 visit to this hotel and we are already booked for next year. We have just returned after a week in October. This hotel never fails to impress from cleanliness all the way through to service. This time we had a room in the vacinity of the Mythos pool and bar. Again couldnt fault it the staff were excellent the girls were Popi, Cleopatra and Eleni hard working and very friendly a credit to the hotel. We ate in the Athina bar and restaurant of an evening the service again was very good and the food excellent. Also a big thankyou to Savvas the restaurant manager. The bar staff are excellent very friendly and you are well looked after special thanks go to Agapitos, Christos, Samatis and Irene. Sad to leave but already looking forward to next year.More

pompeysup, Havant, United Kingdom


Just spent two fabulous weeks here. This is a very large complex, but after a couple of days, its easy to find your way around. The hotel and staff are wonderful, the food is excellent with plenty of variety for even the fussiest eater. There is three main bars to choose from at night, all with some sort of entertainment, which are all very good, especially the Beetles tribute, I Divo, and Drifters tribute. Firework display every Friday night, excellent selection of drinks, we spent our nights in the Helios bar, where the bar staff are wonderful, especially, Christos, Agapitos and Alexander, they cant do enough for you. The hotel is very clean, and the rooms are too, bedding is changed three times a week, and towels changed daily. Rooms are very spacious, with lovely views from the balcony. There are two main pool areas to choose from, both excellent, with snack bars at each, serving a variety of snacks and drinks throughout the day. I would recommend this hotel if you are visiting Rhodes. Its is only a 15 minute bus ride from Rhodes town, and there is a bus every 20 minutes just outside the hotel, costing 2.30 euros, or 10 in a taxi if there is four of you its well worth it, and only 10 minutes away from Falaraki, if you fancy it. I will return to this hotel, loved it.More

Michelle C, Barnsley, England, United Kingdom

Nearly Perfect

Just returned from an extremely good week at this hotel. First experience of an all inclusive hotel and i was extremely impressed with the quality and variety of the food, the constant availability of good quality alcoholic drinks and the pools. Nothing to compare it to but I don't see how these could be improved. A couple of criticisms however. The a la carte restaurant was disappointing. Simply an area of the main restaurant (albeit secluded and relatively peaceful) and all of the menu items are the same as that nights buffet offering. I'd like to think this is cooked to order but I'm not convinced. The major criticism however is the vehicles moving around the site. It is perhaps a small point but one which upset me a deal. This hotel needs to tell its drivers to slow down, and possibly consider whether journeys are necessary, particularly in relatively old (presumably non environmentally friendly) vans. Case in point, on our arrival we were shepherded into a minibus with other guests. My girlfriend and I are in our mid twenties and fit and healthy, but there seemed to be little option but to take the bus the relatively short distance to the room. The driver then proceeded to drive at break neck speed, in the dark. This was presumably supposed to be for our amusement, but I and others were not comfortable. Whilst moving around the hotel during our week we had to move quickly out of the way of vehicles moving, in my opinion, too fast around the site. There was an adorable family of kittens outside our room, with whom the guests were enthralled. Unfortunately on our last night, one of these kittens had clearly been struck by a vehicle and didn't survive. This was upsetting for ourselves and doubtless any children who came across it and unfortunately has tainted out memories of the trip. Having seen the speed of vehicles on site I can't help but feel this could have been avoided. Apologies for what seems like a long winded rant on a relatively minor point, but it would be an easy improvement to make this place 5 stars More

davidrbull, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Lovely Greek Holiday!!!

I have recently returned home for a 10 day stay at the Kalithea Horizon Royal and would like to say how lovely this hotel is! We arrived at around midnight to the hotel and were checked in very efficiently, and even upgraded to a superior sea view room. A good selection of hot food was available for all late comers and we were taken to our rooms by a shuttle bus. The hotel itself is quite large however for people like myself who are mobile it is a lovely walk around the grounds and for those less mobile there is a regular shuttle bus. There are two restaurants for breakfast and lunch, I would recommend the athena restuarant for breakfast and the Thalassa restaurant for dinner as the service is better here. There are plenty of pools and pool bars, and there is always space to get a sunbed regardless of the time of day. We stayed around the Mythos pool when we were at the hotel as this tended to have more English guests. Our room was very spacious, had a mini bar with a few drinks and snacks in that was included in the all inclusive and also had tea and coffee making facilities. The safari bar and main hotel bar were very good of an evening and the zumba certainly made an impression! The gym was a little bit disappointing as the equipment could do with an update and the air conditioning was quite poor, however it did the job for 10 days, and was also included in the all inclusive. The food was always freshly cooked and there was always plenty of variety, at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nothing was reused the following day and we always left feeling very satisified. The hotel is very clean in all public areas including swimming pools, hotel public toilets, the restaurants etc however there was the occasional smell lingering in parts of the hotel which was a little off putting at times however this was only when walking around the grounds, not in swimming/room areas etc. Overall we had a wonderful time here, our Thomson rep Danielle was fantastic and completely made our holiday. All hotel staff were always friendly and helpful and certainly made it a holiday to remember.More

beckyk52013, Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom

We'll be back

This hotel, and the island itself, is worth a long review. We had seen good reviews here and were not disappointed. We travelled with Thomson/First Choice ( also to be recommended ) and arrived after 9pm. We were initially concerned as there was no signs to tell us that we had to check in at the "Horizon" reception and not the "Mare" section ( this has two hotels on one sight ) However we got sorted, check in was easy and, after enquiry to a fellow guest, we realised that a minibus would take us to the room then on to the late arrival dinner. The transfer went well. food was good, and from then on all went smoothly for the rest of the holiday. The Hotel site is a large complex on a slope, with the halfboard " Mare" hotel and restaurant at top, along with main reception, a swimming pool and one of the bare/entertainment venues. The entertainment quality, by the way, was first class compared to most hotels we have been to. The rooms extend over the whole site. Half way down is the Mythos pool bar where there are daily activites and as you walk down the site there are other pools in various locations. At the bottom is the all-inclusive restaurant, another pool, another bar/entertainment venue, and the beach. The site is very well maintained and the minibus service to take you around the site, to the rooms and to the bars and beach is regular and efficient. All the staff are friendly and very helpful, and the rooms are tidied daily. The food was good and catered for all tastes with a very extensive menu varied daily. Very special were the starter section at dinner in the all inclusive restaurant ( we did not go in the half board one) with beautifully presented dishes on the buffet and including unlimited ( it seemed!) large prawns and mussels on most days. There was an extensive salad bar, other dishes catering to all nationalities, hot and cold choices....impressive. Only one disappointment was the desserts - as seems usual in this area sweets are not their best dish unless they do the delicious and sweet Greek varieties ( and we would have liked more of those!). But there were yoghurts, small cakes of different tastes and LOTS of fruit! Breakfast was in a similar vein - wide variety of menu choices to suit everyone of good to excellent quality. No complaints here....There was a wide variety of drinks and two BIG pluses are YOU CAN DRINK THE WATER from the tap and THERE IS A KETTLE, plus tea and coffee, in the room! Unique in my experience! One thing - don't bother with the a la carte restaurant ( unless you like being served - very good service ) as the food is no better than the buffet and obviously a much more limited choice is available. Our room was very clean, reasonably recently refreshed and of good size ( we had upgraded ) but nothing fantastic - 4 star rather than 5 star. We were very happy however and it would not put us off from returning. The shower was hot and strong which was good, they gave us plenty of towels and the air conditioning unit was the best I have ever experienced anywhere ( and we have travelled extensively). A few final tips about the island: 1. It is safe to drive a hire car as in general the Rhodians are good drivers. Keep close to the right hand verge as sometimes they overtake on double white lines. They can be impatient ( but then so are we!) but they largely keep to the speed limits. The roads are in better shape than many of ours. The roads going inland can be a a bit narrow at times but don't let that put you off exploring - a beautiful island indeed 2. You will be ripped off with regard to teas and coffees in the tourist spots - we paid 2 euros each for a lovely coffee including water in Archangelos and also in a quiet square in Rhodes Town, but otherwise expect to pay 3-4 euros for an average tasting coffee elsewhere - coffee is not there strong point even at the hotel.... 3. Taxis are a good way to get around - there are two main companies that have taxis on the island and they all seem to have fixed prices for travelling to the various sights around the island. We had the hire car but used a taxi to go to Rhodes town as parking there is difficult. Remember If you drive to Lindos you will need to park at the top with the buses and get there before 10am if possible. Very special place, as is Rhodes town....And you can walk to the local village of Kalithea and a longer walk to the thermal springs nearby is DEFINITELY worth it - lovely small beach there too and the atmosphere is delightful in the gardens and around the complex. Hopefully this has been useful for you and all I can say is forget the rest, this is ( pretty well) the best!More

Ivan J, Hereford, United Kingdom

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