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Meandros Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kalamaki, Kalamaki 29100 , Greece   |  
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Ranked #4 of 32 hotels in Kalamaki
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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“The best holiday had by us all A+++++”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We travelled with our 2 children aged 13 & 15 (1 a coeliac) (July 27th for 2 weeks)Our first time in Zante. From the moment we arrived at The Meandros, we were made to feel very welcome. Maria greeted us with a complementary drink & showed us to our large, clean room.
Our room was on the ground floor facing the back of the hotel. The airplanes were never a problem for us & we actually liked them. Also people have complained about the cats, well i loved them there & encouraged them as i love cats.
The cleaners came everyday which was a bonus & changed the towels daily. The kitchenette was one of the reasons we choose this hotel so we could make lunch for our son with coeliac if needed. It is well equipt & clean. My only plus to add to the kitchen would be to add toasters, much easier for refreshing gluten free bread although when asked for either a toaster/microwave the staff had brought a microwave straight away. Oh also big bonus was the free aircon which was very quiet.
The pool is lovely & clean & we always got a sunbed. You did have to get towels out at 8am though! There could be a few more to be honest. One day we had visitors from another hotel & they took a lot of beds when really there is only enough for hotel residents.

Right on to the best bits... the staff here are amazing. Mario is a very special person & gets everyone (who wishes too) involved playing water polo/volleyball, darts etc during the day. He is a very motivated hard working, fun member of this hotel, what a star. All the kids, teens, well everyone love him to bits & he always makes the time personally to get to know you & get things happening. I think he along with Jason & Peter made our holiday fantastic.
Jason is amazing we all, specially my daughter & I loved him ;-) Am missing his "Jason special cocktail" & his smile. He's such great fun & always happy.
There is entertainment most nights at the hotel with a weekly music quiz & singing etc. mmm could improve Deanos song choices though?? stick to Swing Frank Sinatra etc??
The Greek night is a great night & way to get involved if you wish too, which off course we did.
It was great fun & got everyone up dancing. Jason, Mario & Peter always danced & had fun with us. Another night after one of the singers, there's a chance to have a go at karaoke!! Normally im a bit of a snob, looking down on karaoke, but after a few cocktails, well...... we all preferred to sing in the group sing along, led by Mario ( Bob Marley hahaha) & dancing on the bar was a hilarious night.
Michael Buble, not the real thing sadly, is well worth a visit next door at Antonios, he's a very good singer & much like the real man to listen to. A visit to the Cave bar opposite is a must. Really lovely cocktails & go when the sun sets. Great views from there too.
The food at the hotel was good, always plenty of choice & i liked the fact that there were only chips on offer at dinner on Greek night.
Kleio & Niko were fantastic & worked so hard in an extremely hot kitchen. They were always so helpful with my sons gluten free diet & he felt confident to just ask for there help. There was always plenty to chose from for both gluten free & regular food.
My only improvement would be to have a 2 week menu as by week 2, the food was samey. We ate out a few times but the kids were having such a great time with new found friends they didn't want to leave the hotel, incase they missed something!!

Kalamaki is a great fairly quiet resort. I did think when i arrived at the hotel OMG where are we! as its 5 minutes away from the airport & not the prettiest 5 minutes. But the Meandros is a lovely pretty hotel. To the right of the hotel are restaurants & bars leading down to the beach. To the left is a busier road with lots of bars, restaurants, shops, chemists, supermarkets etc which you dont see on your journey from the airport. Sun cream is expensive here so bring plenty with you 18 euros for nivea!! The resort has everything you need & is easily accessible.

We were very lucky to meet such amazing people during our 2 week holiday. They along with Super Mario, Jason, Peter made our holiday the most fantastic 2 weeks. Everyone got on so well it felt like we'd met before the holiday. Always lots of laughs, drinking, fun i really can't put in to words how great the holiday, people & specially staff were. We even have made a Zante facebook page & plan a reunion for 2015. Am already looking forward to returning. We've never had holiday blues like it!!

Meandros, Thank You so much. Your staff are an asset please do not change. You make the hotel what is.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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katerina-dianahotels, Manager at Meandros Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Hello sjt4631!

Thank you so much for taking the time to add your review on meandros hotel and for choosing to share your holiday memories with the rest of us here.

First of all we would like to say that we are very proud to have the opportunity to accommodate people like you who spread their positive character around, creating this family, friendly atmosphere between our guests and of course our staff. Big respect for that.

We are so happy to see that you had such a wonderful time here in our home and that our hotel succeeded on meeting yours and you family’s needs.
Most of all, we would like to say a huge thank you for your kind comments on our staff and for giving them such a credit for the way they took care of you all. Your lovely memories is the biggest reward we can have and that makes us love what we do more and more each day.

We would like you to know that our doors will be always open for you, your family and friends and our staff will be right here on the spot to greet you back again with a big hug and a smile from the heart.

Until we meet each other again, have a wonderful winter back home and always remember us and smile because we do! Sending love and hugs from all the staff and family..xxxxxx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Me & my family have just returned from what can only be described as a fantastic holiday, as mentioned in previous reviews the staff at this hotel were truly remarkable so friendly & hard working which made our stay even better, location couldn't of been any better also, turned left out our hotel & you hit the Main Street where all the beautiful restaurants & bars are, turned right out the hotel & you had a 5-10 mins walk to the Krystal beach, all we can say is you will not be disappointed in this hotel, keep up all your hard work & we will be returning in the near future. Love Kerry & Stephen x

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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katerina-dianahotels, Manager at Meandros Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Hello Kerry and Stephen!

Thank you so much for taking the time to add your review on meandros hotel and for choosing to share your holiday memories with the rest of us here.
It makes us feel very happy to know that you had such a great holiday here at the Meandros and that our hotel were up to your expectations.

Most of all we are happy to know that our staff made you feel so welcome and comfortable and we would like to say a big thank you for giving them a special mention for their work.

It will be a big pleasure for us if we had the chance to see you back again at the Meandros in the near future for another relaxing and worry free holiday. Our staff will be right here on the apot to welcome you back with a smile from the heart.

Until we get to meet again, have a great winter back home and always take care. Love from all the staff and family..xxx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed for a week at this lovely hotel on 11th August.

1. Spacious family room with a bedroom with double bed, and 2 twin beds in the lounge area
2. Maid service every day (please keep patio doors closed though cos of mozzies!)
3. kitchenette with fridge-most needed.
4. great pool with hotel's inflatables for all to use-although a shame, as when we were there a couple of them got ruined by older kids.
5. food was fine-is what you expect for a smaller hotel. Dinner was nice, especially greek night. nothing outstanding to moan about..
6. Air con is good.
7. very friendly, hard working staff...a credit to the hotel.
8. nice supermarkets 5 mins away so that we could stack up on water bottles (6 large bottles for 1.60€)
9. 5 mins walk from a beach area
10. good selection of bars for a relaxing drink in the evening.



Small gripes

1. as our room was based near the showers and wc's, when we turned our air con on in the bedroom, we had the smell of wee wafting in...not pleasant but luckily we were out for most of the days and it didn't smell at night when the air con was mostly on.
2. snack bar is quite pricey but in comparison to other bars in the area I suppose it wasn't too bad...BUT having paid a lot of money to go half board, it would have been nice to have drinks a little cheaper.
3. shower curtain didn't go all the way around the bath but only a minor thing.
4. no WIFI in our room because of bad signal so had to go up to the lounge but not a big problem.

All in all, I think we had one of the best hotels in Kalamaki and we hope to visit again. Well done to all the staff who work at the hotel XX

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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katerina-dianahotels, Manager at Meandros Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Hello missht2011!

Thank you so much for taking the time to add your review on meandros hotel and for choosing to share your holiday experience with the rest of us here.

It was our pleasure to accommodate you in our hotel and we are very happy that in most of the aspects our hotel and it’s facilities succeeded on meeting your needs and standards.

With regards to the minors you are referring to, we would like to assure you that we will take all of your comments into serious consideration and we will do the best we can so as to fix them immediately. We hope that these dis not influence the overall holiday experience of yours and that you left us with some good memories.

On behalf of all the staff and family we would like to say a big thank you for giving a special mention to our staff and we would like you to know that it would make us happy if we had the chance to see you back again at the Meandros in the near future.

We all wish you have a nice winter back home. Sending love from all the staff and family.xx
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Me the wife Daughter and son in law have just returned from the holiday of a lifetime this has to be the best Hotel in Kalamaki the staff from the cleaners right up to the manager where the most friendly people we have come across Peter Mareio Jason to name only a few this is the first time we didn't want to leave a hotel at the end of a holiday and we have been on lots of holidays we are looking now to book for next year the food is out of this world and the cook Cleo cooks to your liking the rooms are huge with double beds and you book half board but you have a kitchen and also a life saver fridge and the best of all free air con a must for the heat so next year cant come quick enough

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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katerina-dianahotels, Manager at Meandros Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Hello james!

Thank you very much for taking the time to add your review on meandros hotel and for choosing to share your holiday memories with the rest of us here.

We are very happy to know that you had a wonderful time here with us and that Meandros was up to your needs and expectations. Most of all we are happy that our staff made you feel so welcome and comfortable by spoiling you with their caring character.

On behalf of everyone in the hotel, we would like to share our appreciation for you kind comments on our staff and for giving them your best credit for their work and personality. I am sure that your feedback has put a smile on everyone’s face.

It will be a great pleasure for us if we had the chance to see you back again with us in the near future for another round of happy, sunny, relaxing and worry free holiday at the Meandros. Our staff will be right here for you to welcome you back and spoil you once again.

Until then, have a great time back home and take care of each other. Sending love from all the staff and family at Meandros..xxx
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Well where do I start? From the moment we arrived the reception we received was so very nice. We had a lovely family room that was at the back of the hotel which was spacious and clean with the addition of a small kitchenette which came in useful. As the first week went on we met some lovely people which made it feel like one big happy family. I have read in previous reviews but its so true what really made the holiday was the staff! Mario and Jason were just fantastic I find it hard to express how great they were but they have made special memories for all of us. Peter, George, Cleo and the male chef were always so lovely and made us feel like old friends! As for the sweet lovely Maria her smile was infectious. All staff were so hard working to ensure we had a fab time. I can't thank you and your staff enough for such a fantastic holiday and they would be welcome in our home anytime! Zante is a beautiful Island and we hope to return again sometime. Lots of love Sarah, Mark, Holly & Lily xxxx

Room Tip: We had a family room at the back of the hotel which was very spacious and quiet!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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katerina-dianahotels, Manager at Meandros Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Hello Sarah, Mark, Holly and Lily!

Thank you so much for taking the time to add your review on meandros hotel and for choosing to share your holiday memories with the rest of us here.

It is a great pleasure for us to know that you had such a wonderful holiday here at the meandros and that our facilities and services succeeded on meeting your needs and standards.

Most of all, we are happy that our staff made you feel so welcome and comfortable in our home, feeling like meeting old friends. We would like to say a very big thank you on behalf of all the staff and family for your kind compliments on our people and for giving them a praise on their work and personality. It was our pleasure to make you happy.

We are all looking forward to see you back again on our home in the near future for another round of relaxing and worry free holiday. Our staff will be here on the spot as always to greet you with warmth and hospitality.

Until we hopefully meet again, we wish you have a wonderful time back home and always remember us and smile. Love from all..xxx
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Me and my husband stayed here for a week.it was a pleasant stay.the staff were very hardworking and friendly. They would sort anything out for you straight away.always had a smile on their face and always made the effort to speak to you and say hello when they saw you.the rooms were nice.very nice bathroom with a big bath if you want to use it.All of the hotel was spotlessly clean including our room.breakfast was very nice with a big selection of food. Good location only a few minutes from the beach and bars and restaurants. The only down sides were the evening meals .unfortunatly they were a little dissapointing and we only ate there a few nights , we ate out the rest . other people liked the meals though so it could just be down to people's taste.i would recommend people just going bed and breakfast as there are plenty of lovely greek restaurants around to try.the hotel could also have a few more sun parasols as it was hard to get a bed with one but it may be down to lack of space by the pool. Its a great place if yoy have kids as mario is brilliant with them and keeps them entertained. All in all a relaxing stay .

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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katerina-dianahotels, Manager at Meandros Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Hello Becky,

Thank you very much for taking the time to add your review on Meandros hotel and for choosing to share your thoughts with the rest of us here.

We are very glad that in general you had a nice time in our hotel and that in most of aspects Meandros did live up to your standards.

Please allow us to express our frustration for not succeeding on keeping you happy in on your evening meals.

Our guests give us excellent feedback for our buffet menu and even the fussy eaters have a choice that suits them well. It would be very useful for us to know what exactly you did not find suitable for you so we can our best to change it but I am afraid that in your case this picture is not reflected clearly from your review.

We would like you to know that on a daily basis we keep a very close attention to our buffet and if there is a guest that needs a special dish we are always happy to assist. I am sorry that you did not take the chance to speak to our staff so they can serve you they way we usually did.
We hope that this did not influence much the overall holiday of yours and that you did left our home with the best memories from our beautiful island.

We would also like to thank you very much for giving a special credit to our staff for their work and character and your credit to them is appreciated deeply.

We do hope that we will have the chance to accommodate you again in our home so we can make it up to your dietary needs.

Thank you very much for your time on going through our response. We all wish you have a great winter back home. Greetings from Greece.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Just spent seven days at the Meandros and had a fantastic time.Lovely welcome when we arrived
Had a welcome drink at reception and were then escorted to our room.The room was huge and had a lovely balcony overlooking the pool.The shower could have been better but it done its job.The beds were also a bit hard for me.The service and food in the restaurant was great with very friendly and helpful staff.Mario and Jason work tirelessly to keep everybody happy and both are fantastic with the youngsters.I would recommend this hotel to anybody.
Tony and Linda

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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katerina-dianahotels, Manager at Meandros Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Hello anyoldtut!

Thank you so much for taking the time to add your review on Meandros hotel and for choosing to share your holiday memories with the rest of us here.

It was a great pleasure for us to accommodate you in our hotel and we are very happy that our standards were up to your needs and expectations.

We apologize if you found your bedding hard for you and by the new season we will definitely see what we can do so our guests can have a second option on this matter. Nevertheless, we hope that your sleeps were comfortable enough.

Most of all, we would like to say a very big thank you for your kind comments on our lovely staff and for giving them a special praise about their work and personality. That means a lot to us.

We all hope that we will have the opportunity to have you back here with us in the near future. Our home will be always open for you and our staff will be glad to welcome you with a smile from the heart.

Until we get to meet again, have a fantastic time back home and always take care. Sending love from all..xx
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Address: Kalamaki, Kalamaki 29100 , Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Kalamaki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Kalamaki
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kalamaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Meandros Boutique Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious rooms with pool and garden view designed with a unique a modern character, a swimming pool for adults surrounded by a relaxed atmosphere and a children's swimming pool for our young guests is a small sample of what Meandros offers to our guests. A Jacuzzi situated next to the main swimming pool, invites you to experience total relaxation while enjoying your favorite cocktail under the sun. The snack bar is open to all guests, offering local and international dishes, carefully prepared by our staff always serving you with the biggest smile from the heart, making you feel like home. After a warm day under the sun, Meandros buffet is open to all, offering a pleasant dining experience. Our experienced staff is there to personally take care of you, serving Greek and Zakynthian dishes, along with an international taste and vegetarian options. Theme nights are taking place in our restaurant on a weekly basis, with live kitchen from our chef and plenty of choices for you. ... more   less 
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