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“Love Zante and Love the Karras- will be back again!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Karras
3.0 of 5 Specialty Hotel   |   Laganas, Laganas 29100, Greece   |  
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Ranked #21 of 50 Specialty lodging in Laganas
Dublin
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“Love Zante and Love the Karras- will be back again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2009

My finance and I stayed in Karras Apartments last week of Sept '09 (which was the 2nd last week of the summer season in Zante). This was our 3rd trip back to the Karras apartments in 4 years- need I say more!! Karras is excellent location, less than 5mins walk to the beautiful Laganas Bay and a nice 15mins walk to the centre of the strip by beach or road...So basically for us, we had the best of both worlds. The hotel itself is basic Greek style accommodation. If you are looking for luxury you have the wrong place BUT we feel that this is the case with Greek apartment accommodation in general and not a bad reflection on that hotel. ZAkynthos is the most beautiful Island, lovely people, great weather, food and nightlife! By far my favourite place is Zante town itself, truly special! Back to the Karras Apts, rooms big and spacious, air con available! Maids around most days to make beds and quick clean (although not every day!) I could not leave a comment without saying anything about the Karras Poolbar, the higlight of the apartments! Spyros, poolbar owner is a great guy and puts on a great show for everyone! Very friendly and hospitable. Love Zante and love the Karras- will be back again in the future!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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westmeath
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2009

the location is ok its close to main street where all the entertinment is and about 10min walk to the beech. laganas beech is so much nicer than argassi or kalamaki, but st.nicolas beech is on the top and definitely worth seeing as u can do watersports there. now about the studios.... some people love Spiros some hate, i disliked him as he was just rude and loud, not the type of person i like, he made the crapiest BBQ and karaokie night ever!!!! brutal! the beds in studios - lucky prisoners as they probalbly have better beds than we did, after a week i spent there i have pain in every bone of my body, it was like sleeping on piece of wood with nails stiking out.. cleaners came in every day to fold sheet that was used as a blanket and thats it, one the room was washed but i dont think they ever changed the sheets.. it was so hot in the rooms at night but u can get air con for week and pay 56e for something what was said to be included in the deal. upsetting. so the karras was awfull, pool was open to everyone so there were local kids fooling around, people from other places and god knows where. Spyros bar food was disgrace, costly enough but uneatable. if u want nice breakfast i would reccomend Fat Tode which is located on the way to sea.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Westmeath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2009

Spent 2 weeks in the karras last month and absolutely loved it! The hotel is in the perfect location, close to the beach and close to the nightlife (but not so close that u cant hear yourself think!). The rooms are pretty standard studio apartments, but you dont need luxury for the amountof time you spend in the room especially with so much to do in zakynthos! I cant compliment the staff enough, both the receptionists (3 in total) and the cleaning staff were extremely friendly, courteous, and hard working.

The pool bar owner, Spiros, and the girls that work there, in particular Marina, were the people that made my holiday what it was. They are so genuine and so open hearted, they make the karras a home from home! Spiros was only to happy to accomodate the wishes of any guest staying in the hotel, whether that was staying open til four o clock in the morning for two people or having karaoke for twenty people, he'd only be too happy to help! He is a true gent and made every effort to ensure all guests enjoy their stay. During my first week i became ill due to the heat and spiros kindly brought me to the pharmacy rather than allow me walk through Laganas in the sun, if this isnt a perfect example of the greek hospitality then i dont know what is!

Laganas has so much to offer and a week is not long enough to cram everything in. I would definitely recommend the trips to Kefalonia, and Olympia. They are both long days but if you're into sight-seeing and history then they are worth it. I would recommend the shipwreck trip but we didnt actually get to see it,the sea was too rough that day so we had to turn back, so fore-warned this may happen if you book this trip!! A trip to Turtle Island on a glass bottom boat is a must for anyone staying in Laganas!
Last but by no means least for a diving experience while in Zakynthos call to Pearl and David at the Blue Dolphin Diving Centre!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2009

Just back from a trip. Stayed for one week. Hotel whilst clean is very basis.
We had a major problem with the owner of the pool bar from Day 3 of the holiday. A few girls who had bought crisps off the premises and were eating them around the pool where verbally assualted by the owner (Stavros). He kicked furniture around the pool and insulted the Irish. As a result most people boycotted his bar for the rest of the week.
The beach is very nice. We found a place called Gavinins who had free cushioned sun beds. very comfortably. As were the furniture in the restaurant. When you get to the beach turn right. It is about a 5 minute strool.
Also found an amasing Italian restaurant off the main strip. Sale & Pepe.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2009

These apartments are best suited to young people looking to enjoy the nightlife of laganas. The room we got wasn't up to much, it was adequate but you couldn't relax in it. Which wasn't helped by the constant noise. Bathroom was horrible!!! The only way to wash was to stand in the bath and hose yourself down with the shower head as there were no fixings on the wall for it. Our room was in the main building. Our friends got a room in one of the smaller buildings and it was lovely like it was belonging to a different hotel.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Laganas, Laganas 29100, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Laganas
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 50 Specialty lodging in Laganas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Karras 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karras Hotel is located in a quiet part of the famous summer resort of Laganas located hardly 300 metres from the beach and 700 metres from resort's center.Karras operates on a self-catering basis with fully equipped kitchen facilities, 24-hour reception desk and is suitable for couples and families that seek comfortable holidays and an exciting experience overall. ... more   less 
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Hotel Karras Zakynthos/Laganas

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