We stayed here end June - beginging July 2019 and we loved every minute of it.
The staff were amazing, the hotel was absolutely spot on with cleanliness in the hotel itself, grounds & the rooms. No issues getting sunbeds for us 6, but had to get up early-ish to get 5 sunbeds for view of the small pool for my daughter. The beach area was beautiful, lovely soft sand & crystal clear waters for a paddle with the tiny little fish.
We all loved the food, which at some All Inclusive resorts can be a hit or miss, but couldn't fault any of the food at all in any of the restaurants and that's no mean feat for my fussy eater kids. We all came back a little heavier :)
My kids highlight was the Aqua park, it was brill, they preferred this to the main hotel pools, due to the salt water pools. This for us was a negative, as the kids nor us like salt water pools. myself & my husband also didn't venture in to the main pools due to the salt water. We would not hesitate in coming back if the main + kids pool were changed to Freshwater instead of salt water, as it is off putting.
Kids club location was a negative point for us was the, it was away down at the beach which isn't ideal as we had to sit at the beach bar & stay there when our daughter (7) wanted to go there as if she came out, she could wander anywhere & when you have 2 older boys wanting to be at the arcade same time or water park, it's wasn't ideal, I would suggest the kids club be somewhere in the hotel itself.
Also the Entertainment area & shows and the fact it's a trek out of the complex to up beside the water park. the small 'hut for serving only limited drinks wasn't the best. It may have been better located where the kids club is currently & it's got the pool bar beside it anyway, solving the bar issue. The staff do their best for the shows but it was pretty rubbish and we like a lot of others, headed back to main building after the kids disco to play cards at the main bar terrace or games arcade, which on after a week became boring, so we headed out into Kardamena. There was one great night 2 days before we left & an outside dance troupe came in & set up by the outside pool bar, that was a really good show and much better location.
I would thoroughly recommend this resort, if the points that didn't suit us don't bother you, then you'll have a ball, it's what you make it that counts. If those changes were made, we'd be back here every single year, it is that amazing.
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Response from AtlanticaPortoBello, Public Relations Manager at Atlantica Porto Bello Beach
Responded May 25, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and for your kind words regarding your stay at the Atlantica Porto Bello Beach. I was pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that you found some facilities of a high standard. We thank you for your valuable comments and the special mention you have made to members of our team. I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel for yet another relaxing experience! Yours sincerely, The Hotel Management. Atlantica Porto Bello Beach
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