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
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.
Kids' club at Kalithea Mare
The hotel runs a kids' club at the sister hotel Kalithea Mare. Sessions are held every day except Friday.
Rooms ► View all
superior twin room with sea view
These superior twin rooms with a sea view have cream walls and complementary soft furnishings. They can sleep up to three and come with a radio, air-conditioning from May to October, bathrobes, slippers and DVD and CD player.
twin with limited sea view
These modern twin rooms with limited sea view have cream walls and complementary soft furnishings. They can sleep up to three and come with a radio and air-conditioning from May to October.
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Loved pretty much everything!!
As previous reviewers have said you literally book in at the reception of the Horizon Royal, which is small and then everything else is dealt with at the Palace Mare. This hotel is basically one and there is no differential at all once you're in. So if you are booking I'd check where the best deal is and go for that hotel. I don't think that First Choice etc make this clear at all. Anyway, we arrived at 10.30pm and booked in with Dimitry, in conversation I joked about the yellow/blue wristband difference (thanks to a review I'd read), he said the Germans and Poles had a different contract and got blue, which basically included everything everywhere. He rang reception and spoke to Margaret who kindly upgraded us from the two superior rooms that we had booked to a Royal Suite which automatically included the blue wristband. We are a family - with three sons celebrating degree, A level and AS levels finishing! Room was fab, huge with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, views fantastic, everywhere inside and outside was spotless. All of the staff, without exception work tirelessly and are very happy, helpful, cheerful and friendly. We must mention Theodora and Georgios in the Safari Bar, where we had cocktails every night before dinner. All food in both restaurants was consistently good, always something for everyone to find and enjoy. We went for the Al la carte one night, just a change to sit somewhere quieter and have waiter service. You have to book with Mr Stavas, he's very helpful and obviously loves his job.Please look out for the BBQ which is on every night but can be missed if you just stay up in the buffet area. Entertainment team were brilliant, only 5 of them who work constantly throughout day with water polo, aquagym, etc etc all going on at different times in the 3 pools, so you could basically do three lots of everything. A special mention to Panda we shall really miss the 10pm Zumba session held every night in the Safari bar. A huge plus at this hotel are the three hot tubs overlooking the sea. Fantastic to just sit in with a cocktail and totally relax. Make sure you turn them on ASAP as take a while to get up to temperature. Having stayed at a couple of First Choice 5* AI before I can honestly say that this hotel is far better than anything they have offered us in Turkey and Tunisia. There is a whole different feel about the place, more like the Caribbean. It was getting much busier when we came to leave though, so I don't know if later in the high season you may get a different perspective. Mosquitos a definite problem, we thought we'd got away with it but on third evening we were bitten mercilessly outside so please take lots of repellent. There is an intermittent problem with drainage odour too - can't be denied, more wafts really but not pleasant, it may increase as place is up to full capacity I can't say. In summary, this is a huge hotel, with a lot of walking between places if you want to experience all shows, pools etc. But it is immaculate, staff are great, food is v good and we'd actually return. Thanks v much to you all, you really are doing an excellent job.More
marros19, Plymouth, United Kingdom
we stayed for 1 week in June arriving at 0045. Check in was good and we were advised that a restaurant had been left open and we could have something to drink and eat which was very good. We were dropped at our rooms by mini bus. The room was a good size and very clean. We were given some fruit small bottle of wine and mug which was a nice touch. It is also pleasant that we had a mini fridge with water soft drinks beer and coffee making facilities. Like previous reviewers have said it is a large complex the grounds are immaculate all the staff work extremely hard.we ate mainly in the Poseidon restaurant which had a great choice of food we tried the al a carte which was nice but service slow. We also tried the other restaurant at the Mare which was also good. We preferred the bar at the Mare for the evening. The Greek night was very good along with many others the worst was the karaoke. We used the pool near the myth is bar and always managed to get a bed. My only negative point was that wi fi was not included. Would certainly recommend this hotelMore
Gina O, Rayleigh, United Kingdom
fantastic resort and staff
All reviews state service and staff are excellent but believe me it was better than anything we expected. We have holiday in lots of places including 5* in mexico.I am not going to name staff because they all went out of their way to make your holiday perfect. Our superior room was great, had great views with safe and tea & coffee making facitlies. The location of the hotel was perfect if you like relaxing and beautiful surroundings and great food, drink, pools, views,gardens and great staff. We could always find a sunbed by the Mythos pool which was ideal for us, but some people liked the pools beside the restaurant which did fill up some days quickly even so you could probably find a sunbed but maybe not exactly where some people wanted. The location is a little bit out of the way, you really could not walk to a taverna in 10 minutes, but that did not spoil our holiday you just had to get a bus or taxi which all is fairly priced. The best part of our holiday was everything, perfect for a great relaxing and fun holiday. The entertainment was great, from the outside sourced to everyday staff. what do I not like can't think of anything, your holiday is what you make it and some people will find fault, we did not.More
MaureenD, Newcastle upon Tyne
Perfect! Everything we could have asked for and more!
The rooms and hotel grounds were spacious and immaculate, the views were heavenly, spoiled for choice with and endless supply of such wonderful food and constant great entertainment! The staff were extremely friendly and make your stay that much better, a special commendation to the amazing animation team: Panda, Szili, Erika, Phillip and the others who's name I didn't quite catch! Very upbeat and happy people willing to even share their many stories with you! Not a single complaint about our stay! Paradise!More
George E, London, United Kingdom
This hotel is excellent been here three years running all the staff are so friendly and helpful never stayed in a hotel where everyday you can help yourself to water for your room fridge its spotlessly clean everywhere just perfect in every wayMore
Carol M, Essex, United Kingdom
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