Back home on 17th October after a fortnights stay at this hotel.The hotel layout is over a few levels and the views from the rear of the hotel are beautiful over looking the nearby island of nisyros,the online/brochure photos do not do it justice.We stayed in room 411 2 levels down from reception which more than met our needs.The bathroom had a bath with overhead shower loo etc,the bedroom had large wardrobe, large bed,sofa and a safe which was free to use,flat screen telly which needed to be retuned to find BBC news channel(no problem)patio doors to a small seating area.There are 13 pools which I expected would include plunge pools but they were all good sized swimming pools and we managed to try a few out but we did find it more diffucult to swim as they are salt water and a little bit on the cool side but as we had fantastic weather they were inviting the sunbathing area on the beach was also good.The main restaurant was very inviting and you will never go hungry as there is a good range of food on offer.As it was hot we were able sit in the outside eating area and we didn't bother with the other restaurants but if you require more variety then book the Thai,italian or fish restaurants.The drinks were international rather than local eg J.Walker red label whiskey,russian vodka and a variey of cocktails therefore were very strong so be careful even the wine at mealtimes was served by the bottle 11% proof.We mainly used the outside bar which is on the same level as the restaurant and occassionaly the beach bar.There was a curtisy bus from the hotel to Kardamena throughout the day but it didn't take long to walk there and back.Towels were available for 20 euro desposit and could be changed every day the deposit refundable at the end of your stay.There is a small shop on site but as it was near the end of season it was looking empty,there is also a an ice cream palour but as you can get ice cream at meal times we only tried it once.
There were only 400 (approx)people in the hotel whilst we were there and I believe they have about 800 in the high season but I don't think you'll ever feel crowded as there is so much space.
I have to mention the staff they are so friendly and efficient I thought they were a credit to the hotel and of course we met some nice people.As for being on a flight path I loved it but if I lived next to an airport I might have thought differently.The animation team were based at the sister hotel next door but some keep fit was on site.There was a singer everynight in the main bar but we only went there once but he was ok.Must not forget to mention Bethan our rep nothing was too much trouble for her she was great.
Is this a 5 star hotel? yes it certainly is, after all its what the hotel offers not what you get out of it.
If ever we go back to Kos we wouldn't hesitate to stay at this hotel again.
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- Porto Bello Royal Hotel Kardamena
- Atlantica Porto Bello Royal Kardamena
- Porto Bello Beach
- Kos Porto Bello Beach
- Porto Bella Beach
- Atlantica Porto Bello Royal Hotel
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