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.
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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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.
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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I stayed here with my boyfriend for 10 nights at the beginning of July. We had an great time! The hotel has stunning views over the sea, a choice of pools, bars & resturants. I do however feel like it could do with some minor improvements to make it amazing. The check in process didn't really leave us with much information about the hotel and were just told to wait for a man who would take us to our room, we were dropped off at one block of rooms and not given any directions of how to actually get to our room which was a bit of a struggle in the dark with 2 large suitcases. After finally finding our room we were pleasantly surprised. The room was spacious and looked out over one of the pools (I can't remember the name of it now) and we were right next to the pool bar which made it easy in a morning to hop over the wall and put our towels out! Most days you did have to be up early to get a sunbed however we were usually up early enough to take advantage of breakfast. I found the staff to be hit and miss, some were lovely like the girls at the pool snack bar, always so happy & couldn't do more for you, other staff were not as friendly. Many resturant staff did favour some guests over others and several times during our stay we found resturant staff to be quite rude as if taking our drinks order was such hassle for them. The entertainment staff were great though and worked very hard to get everyone involved. Panda who does the Zumba is great at getting everyone up and dancing! The food was good, I always found something good to eat, we definitley got value for money. The all inclusive drinks weren't bad either, however any deviation from the set all inclusive menu was NOT allowed. My boyfriend asked for kahlua and milk, because the milk was not included they said no. The evening entertainment was very enjoyable with different things on each night. The hotel is a short taxi ride away from the old town which is lovely to have a wander around. We will definitley be returning here!More
Rebecca G, 186337
Returned to Rhodes to stay in this hotel only!
My sister had her wedding here last year. The following year we returned to stay here and loved the service. Love the views and the food was sometimes hit n miss but I'm a bit of a picky eater. The all inclusive drinks made up for that.. The staff are really friendly and the hotel has a lovely pool bar where u can relax . There was always plenty of sun beds free and the Zumba man was very funny! We are now thinking of having our own wedding here in the next few years. More
Very nice hotel
Stayed here over a year ago but have only just got round to writing a review. Stayed all inclusive for a week with my partner. Food and drink was the best all inclusive I've had, views from the hotel out to sea were beautiful and hotel room was nice. The complex is very spread out and quite a steep hill down to a lovely beach although there is a shuttle bus. We did have some problems getting a sun lounger by the pool every morning. Taxi into Rhodes town wasn't expensive and about 5 minuets away. Well worth a trip into the old town.More
Return Trip in October
We returned to the Horizon Royal for a family holiday in September for just one week so were keen to get away again for another week in October on our own, I was not going to add another review of this trip as it was only 4 weeks since we were last year but feel obliged to after some negative reviews so here we go... The transfer from the airport was the quickest and most efficient we have had in 4 visits, I put this down to the earlier flight time from Stansted (Departure 1 hour earlier in October) that meant there were coaches ready and waiting half full with German travellers from a slightly earlier arrival than ours. This resulted with an earlier arrival at the hotel than normal as the coach virtually went directly there which for us was an improvement on previous transfers but reading other reviews seem to be a problem for others so lets put a few things straight. The hotel reception can only deal with each guest individually so someone will be 1st and someone will be last! Yes the German guest were all dealt with first before us British but it was very efficient as all keys were prepared, they were waiting on the coach for us so why complain when we then have to wait our turn. Next point, before everyone was checked in we were all given our wristbands, the same colour yellow, why are there so many negative reviews on what others get? We have had upgrades before but can the hotel really be expected to upgrade everyone! our holidays are all inclusive Tui offer German travellers a choice including the blue wristband that get additional benefits from the beach / beach bar so if this is what you want book it through Tui not Thomson or Firstchoice. Moving on now to the rep Tyler, yes he is a young lad but he is also very approachable and does his job well but one review was very harsh and suggested he only had time for younger guests sitting around the pool on sunbeds, actually that review was directed at me and my wife who are in fact 53 years young so thanks for the compliment but again why complain and was it really the right place to shoot him down? Finally the staff, they are fantastic and the reason we will return again in 2016 they work really hard to please all guests from all nationalities and again when the hotel is busy they are busier! so sometimes it may mean a longer wait between drinks so chill out it is a holiday. Yes we had a couple of issues with our room (broken door that was fixed straight away) and air con unit that did not work and could not be fixed but nothing that was going to spoil our holiday especially as the weather was fantastic, 1 overcast day with a sprinkling of rain out of 7 in October.More
Roger D, 186342
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!
My GF and I booked the Kalitha Horizon Royal on the basis of strong reviews on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome and despite arriving at between midnight and 1am local time we were provided with a hot buffet which was a lovely touch. I've split the review into a few areas to focus on some key points: - The Grounds - Although on a map the complex looks large, most of the map actually shows cliffs. There are regular mini buses to get you around the grounds if you don't fancy walking. We found the grounds great to stroll around and also work off some of the all inclusive. The views are beautiful across the bay and the grounds are green and lush. - The Rooms - we has a sea view near the Mythos bar and pools. The sea view was like a panoramic view and was beautiful to wake up to in the mornings. Beds were a little firm but rooms were very well sized with plenty of storage and amenities in the room e.g. small fridge, shower, toiletries, stocked fridge etc. - The Food - We were all inclusive which gave us unlimited buffet visits, drinks until midnight and 1 a la carte visit. The food choice is exceptional and there really is something for everyone. The restaurants are in one large collection and then split up into specialist areas e.g. pizza. Tip - keep an eye out for the 'pop up' caterers around the place as you can get things like curries, chinese, gyros or other cuisines. Tables fill up quite quickly as soon as the restaurants open, so try and time your visit. We often went for the last 90mins with plenty of places to sit, plenty of food available and allowed us to fill up on drinks at the bar before sitting down to eat. - The staff - Simply they are EXCELLENT. They can't do enough for you and I have no idea how they have so much energy all the time. The animation teams are great, also. They aren't pushy like in some places I've been to and you WILL have fun if you take part in activities like aqua aerobics or volleyball. - The swimming pools - plenty of pools to suit everyones taste. We spent most of our time at the Mythos pool which was a little quieter than the main one. We also did what we called 'the swimming pool challenge' doing 10 lengths in EVERY pool on the complex. This was great to get us exercising but also got us around the place to see more of what was available. - Amenities - BOOK A MASSAGE! You won't regret it with views overlooking the calming sea. The mini mart has some useful things to buy and Rhodes Town or Faleraki are only a short taxi ride away. Reception can book a cab for you with all prices SET so no rip off meters! - Other tips - DO make the effort and visit Kalithea Springs which is probably about 600m down the road from the hotel entrance. It is a beautiful and calming place and a little oasis away from the crowds. Do try and get out - there's plenty more to Rhodes than just this hotel! Visit just out of season if you can, we did and we still got great sunshine without the hassle of putting towels on sunbeds etc. The hotel is multinational. I've read a lot of nonsense from other reviewers saying German or Dutch guests get preferential treatment. We experienced none of this. We also asked some couples how much they paid and it worked out significantly more expensive than our trip with the only perk it seemed was the snack shack on the beach being included in their all inclusive. Everyone we met was friendly and loved a chat with us so the atmosphere was really warm and relaxing. There's probably plenty that I've missed on this hotel but I can't recommend it enough. We wanted a relaxing holiday - we got this. We wanted lots of food and choice - we got this. We wanted lots of sunshine - we got this. We wanted to feel like a guest rather than a room number - we got this. I literally have NO negative things to say about this place and I have no doubts that we will visit it again in the future.More
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