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Atlantica Porto Bello Royal
Ranked #2 of 39 Hotels in Kardamena
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 24, 2014

We wanted to visit a Greek Island for our holiday last July and saw Porto Bello Royal at a reasonable price. The hotel is big and clean and has everything you need for a brilliant holiday.
When checking in we were given a rough map or layout of the hotel but no directions to our room. I should've asked, but being a man I thought I could find it and we spent a while wandering around before I asked. At first the layout is confusing but after spending the week there we appreciated how well it was planned out.
My favourite thing about this hotel was the food, I've never known such quality and variety at an all inclusive. There are various restaurants to choose from and even an ice cream parlour! Apart from the main restaurant all the others have to be booked at reception the night before otherwise they are fully booked but well worth it. The Asian restaurant is very popular but my favourite was the Greek taverna.
The rooms are clean and comfortable and stocked with a free minibar. There is a free safe and air con too.
The outdoor pools are all salt water and they are very nice. Due to the number of pools and the layout of the hotel it is never too crowded in the pool areas. The indoor pool is great too.
The beach is lovely, the beach bar and activities are all free as part of the all inclusive

Staff are very friendly and helpful, and the place is well managed. Our rep Nick was a nice lad who will do all he can to make your holiday perfect.

There is a free bus to the local town, Kardamaina it leaves bang on time so don't be late!

My only complaints, and I am being a bit petty here, the Greek taverna is only open at lunch time and we spent most days outside the hotel.
The "orange juice" and any drinks containing it are water based and sweetened and not fresh orange juice this spoiled the cocktails a bit. The sandwiches at the snack bar are not great but they go like hot cakes.
Some people have mentioned the low flying planes due to the location being directly in the flight path. I admit this did wake me early on the first morning but you get used to it and won't even notice them by the end of the week.

We always go on holiday to a new destination each year but did consider coming back here, however the price has gone up quite a bit since last year and it is now sold out.

Finally Kos is a beautiful island, do try to see some of it rather than stay in the hotel every day.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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11  Thank Chris E
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PortoBelloHotels, Manager at Atlantica Porto Bello Royal, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2014

Dear Chris,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for your suggestions.

I would like to let you know that we have a new map of the hotel with all the rooms clearly marked.

I am really glad to know that you enjoyed the food in all of our restaurants and I will pass on your compliments to our Chef.

Thank you once more and look forward to seeing you again.

Yours sincerely,

The Hotel Management.
Atlantica Porto Bello Royal.

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is lovely hotel, well set out and many swimming pool choices. We have had 2 holidays here. The Italian restaurant has significantly improved since our first visit. On the negative side its over half full of Russians who monopolise the best area of the beach and are very unfriendly to " non russian " guests. Really enjoyed the breakfasts and had a glass of " champagne" every morning. Car hire is not essential and the free bus runs about 6 times per day into and back from Kardemena town but we enjoy seeing other areas of the island. We particularly like Mastichari - very laid back resort with a lovely beach, and tavernas with great seafood.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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16  Thank Pam L
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PortoBelloHotels, Manager at Atlantica Porto Bello Royal, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

Dear Pam L,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us and of course for choosing to stay with us for the second time.

We really appreciate your nice words about the hotel in general and looking forward to seeing you for the third time soon!

Yours sincerely,

The Hotel Management.
Atlantica Porto Bello Royal.

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Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Me and my husband stayed here for a week in August for our honeymoon. We had no idea where to go and our travel agent reccommended the Porto Bello Royal. And what can I say, this hotel is perfect if you want a lovely relaxing holiday.
Our room was lovely and set back, nice and quiet although not located near a pool but there were so many it didn't matter !!!! we found we spent most of our days around the main pool and found it to be quiet and relaxing without having to fight at all for a sunbed.
The hotel is layed out perfectly, its easy to access everything and walking down to the beach was nice. On arrival our bags were taken to our room for us, which was a nice touch after travelling and arriving early hours of the morning.
The main restaurant is nice, but we did book into the asian and the italian which were also good. There is a good selection of drinks at the bar, there really was something for everyone and the staff are all so friendly and polite. They work so hard!!
The people giving negative comments are really nitpicking as this hotel really was 5* in all its aspects. It is very clean, accessible, safe and superbly staffed with all the features you would expect at a 5* hotel.
The planes did fly over regularly but they only bother you if you let them bother you most of the time we didnt even notice them and they never woke us up at night.
I would however reccommend that if your airport transfer is in the early hours you book a late check out on arrival at the hotel direct with them. Doing this you to keep your room until 10pm rather than 6pm (the time with our travel agent) for near enough the same price. That way you avoid having to sit in the lobby for hours :) we would definately think about returning with our little one this time aswell.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
9  Thank EmmaLE1989
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PortoBelloHotels, Manager at Atlantica Porto Bello Royal, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

Dear EmmaLE1989,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review!

We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your honeymoon in our hotel, and we are really hoping to see you again this year.

Wishing you all the best.

Yours sincerely,

The Hotel Management.
Atlantica Porto Bello Royal.

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Reviewed February 28, 2014

After a short bus "tour" of the area in darkness stopping off at some nice looking resorts and some not so nice, we arrived at the Portobello Royal very early in the morning. Enter the reception area and immediately feel the sense of quality. Check in was fast and friendly complete with banter. We were given a map of the hotel and directions to our room. Note: They keep your passport for the first 12-24hrs.

The layout of the hotel is fantastic, as described its like a village, each area has it's own pool. We were as far to the right as possible, on the ground floor and found our way okay. The porter soon arrived with our luggage and we could finally sleep. We woke up and opened the curtains then the double doors and were graced with a fantastic view of the sea over to a range of islets.

The restaurants are very much generic Atlantica, this means a variety of good food and lots of attentive staff. The main buffet held themed dinners such as Italian, US etc. The Asian restaurant is fantastic, with rotating 4 course menu, we ate there many nights. The Italian was not so impressive, we tried it once and found that the majority of the food served is also available in the main buffet so not much point. Didn't do the seafood eatery as it's not our scene.

The hotel provides a free bus transfer to the town of Kardamena which is well worth utilising, lots of shops, bars, restaurants etc.

My only negative point of the hotel is the fact that they don't stock any bourbon whiskey, not even Jack Daniels! What?! But it get's worse, they're serving bourbon based cocktails but making them with scotch instead! Next time I'm bring my own in a hip-flask.

A big thanks to the staff and management, and Nick our Thomson rep (very knowledgeable). We're off to Atlantica's Corfu offering for 2014 but will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Rooms in the 767+ plus area have great views and a nice pool.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank Rob S
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PortoBelloHotels, Manager at Atlantica Porto Bello Royal, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Dear Rob S,

Thank you for your kind review.

We are really pleased with a fact that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Thank you for your suggestions concerning the cocktails. We will investigate the case in order to avoid this kind of mistakes in the future.

Wishing you a lovely holidays in Atlantica Hotels Corfu.

Yours sincerely,

The Hotel Management.

Atlantica Porto Bello Royal.

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Reviewed February 3, 2014

Wife and me stayed in this hotel in August 2012 and July 2013.
For us, this is probably the best 5-star resort hotel I ever stayed in.
This bold statement comes from a person who's been travelling for both pleasure and business for the last 15 years.
What makes this hotel special is the location and all the additional things to do there.
There is a variety of a great food in the main restaurant and excellent food choice in Greek restaurant that has a magnificient sea view.
Our room was on the ground floor in the first line to the sea with a splendid view, some 70-80 meters away from the sea. It also had a little patio and a big green grass patch with palm tree (in which shadow I had a great nap!) in the front of room. Plus the bar was some 30 meters away and that comes in handy!
Staff is excellent and it's interesting that most of staff was present there both years. If I need to praise 1 person from staff that would be Rada Rajsic, very hospitable and friendly person who was our waitress in both main restaurant during lunch/dinner and in main bar!
Rooms were clean and the whole complex as well!
If there is 1 thing they could improve that would be the WIFI. I mean the access area only extends to some 30 meters around the reception desk. And it is usual very limited in a number of people that can connect, especially during evening/night.
OK, maybe a draught beer in bars (within all inclusive offer) can also be a slightly better one, but no one's perfect!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank IB72
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PortoBelloHotels, Manager at Atlantica Porto Bello Royal, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback on our hotel.

We are delighted to hear that you had an excellent stay with us. Such a feedback makes us proud and we are happy to know we could contribute to your pleasant stay.

Once again, thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

we stayed at the Porto bello Royal for 2 weeks, we would highly recommend this hotel to anyone! Fantastic facilities! Delicious and varied food! (with different restaurants on site) Good evening entertainment, Friendly and very helpful staff!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank jo e
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PortoBelloHotels, Manager at Atlantica Porto Bello Royal, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2014

Dear jo e,

Thank you very much for your kind recommendation.

It’s a pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed your time in our hotel and that we were able to contribute to your stay.

We would like to thank you once again for your kind comments on our hotel and hope to welcome you back in the future.

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

I have stayed at a number of hotels across Europe and have to say this is one of the finest hotels Ive stayed at. This hotel is lovely and clean, rooms are a perfect size, the choice of food and drink are brilliant and the number of pools excellent. All the staff were friendly and happy to help you no matter what you needed. We went for 1 week and both me and my wife said after just 1 day we would go back because of how nice the hotel is. The location is perfect not too secluded but also away from the hustle of Kardemena. We took the free courtesy bus down to the town and had a walk back, which took around 25 mins along the beach.

I think we were very lucky when we travelled with the weather as we didnt have 1 cloud all week, and it was sunny every day (which is great for the end of October). Also the hotel at this time was only about 1/4 full, so it was quiet. The only fault I noticed was the fact the hotel is pretty much on the flight path for the island. However the flights only come in a couple of days a week and the frequency was not a problem.

All in all I would recommend this hotel to all my friends.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank jonsey47
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PortoBelloHotels, Manager at Atlantica Porto Bello Royal, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2014

Dear Jonsey47,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.

It’s a pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed our hotel, service, the choice of food and our unique location.

We would like to thank you once again on your kind feedback and hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

The Hotel Management

Atlantica Porto Bello Royal Hotel

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Address: Kardamena 85302, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Kardamena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Kardamena
#1 Spa Hotel in Kardamena
#1 Family Hotel in Kardamena
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kardamena
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kardamena
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kardamena
Price Range: $152 - $418 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Atlantica Porto Bello Royal 5*
Number of rooms: 313
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