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“Absolutely lovely”
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Zeus Hotel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Absolutely lovely”
Reviewed May 24, 2012 via mobile

zeus studio was clean, electric rings worked, kitchen equipment adequate apart from lack of chopping board.
Bed comfy but pillows grim and lumpy, blankets supplied on request.
Very pleased that the bar area was dead and musicless!
Easy and very pleasant walk tp the beaches and shops. Absolutely loved it.

  • Stayed May 2012
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2011

Zeus is a great place to stay. It's clean, basic accomodation with the added bonus of a lovely pool. It just needs some maintenance work done - like replacing cracked tiles or getting the shutters to close properly - nothing major.
The family were friendly and helpful and were happy to move us from a studio to an apartment when we pointed out that's what we'd booked.There was a great 'library' in the office so you can leave the books you've read and take another. Zeus is just far enough out of the main hub of ireon to be peaceful but close enough to walk to shops, restaurants and the beach.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank salandmike
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 2, 2011

samos is beautiful, we had a brilliant time, it is very quiet and peaceful..we loved it, it is pure greek and not commercialised..the greek people are lovely..it was very quiet when we went which was what i wanted, everyone we met from the plane to the resort were lovely..

i went with my daughter who was 11 and she had brilliant time..the zeus appartmennts were not 5 star but they dont claim to be..the staff were lovely and friendly and trust you 100% tom pay later..the pool was lovely..people who leave bad reviews shoul go to benidorm and eat english food every day..if you want pure greek and culture then come to samos..we will go again..i didnt want to come home..its a beautiful place with beautiful people and as the bar man said in one of the bars, 45% of people return to samos..

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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1 Thank julie p
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2011

Posted by Lisa on behalf of all of the family who came (19 of us)

Well, where to we start? I suppose by saying that after returning to Zeus each year for the past 5 years (during May/June time), we still love our holidays at the Zeus - and each time our party size increases - the latest visit in June 2011 19 of us descended on poor Viki and her family. But, what I will say is that on every visit, the warm and friendly welcome we receive has never faultered from the very first visit when we were strangers, to the latest visit which was like returning to see family.
Where I will admit that the rooms are not well equipt in terms of crockery/cutlery etc, I must also point out that whatever you request is always warmly accomodated by either Viki, Katerina or the friendly cleaning staff. The rooms themselves we have always found to be very clean and spacious with regular cleaning/towel changing service. In terms of the bar area and eating/restaurant facilities, I must say that some of the previous comments have puzzled me a little! Where does it state on any of the tour operators details that this hotel offers a full restaurant or waitress at the bar??? Nowhere as far as I have seen! It is listed as a self-catering property, so where is the trouble with having to help yourself to a drink or ice creams from the well-stocked fridge/freezer ( I for one certainly didn't expect for Katerina or any other of the staff to have to get up to get our drinks everytime we wanted one) and the good nature of the family shows that they are very trusting in leaving this open for guests to help themselves to what they want and keep a tab running to pay when ready.
While the bar/cafe area isn't huge and food choices are not wide-span, again the accomodating efforts to provide what was asked for can not be faulted (and there is currently a new building in process for a larger reception and restaurant/bar). Out of 19 of us, the majority were happy to stay up at Zeus for breakfast/lunch most days (while we ventured into Ireon of an evening for main meals) and never had any grumbles about the food we ate (always well-cooked, tasty and plentiful).
The pools at Zeus are lovely, and were always well kept (ok, so there are the odd little bugs/insects which can be found floating, but unless there was someone to clear this out every 5 mins, I think this is just nature not uncleanliness - and if it is a problem you can always use the nets available to fish them out yourself). The 3 children (well 6 or 7 if you include some of us adults) spent most of our days enjoying the fun in the pool anyway.
In summary, all I can say is that for a self-catering, 3-star apartment, the Zeus is a delightful, warm and friendly place to stay. It is family-run and so not as commercialised or policy-set as other hotels, but in terms of value for money, location, enjoyability and friendliness I would say it is way above basic. If, however you are expecting 5-star treatment with waitress service etc included, I would suggest you pay for it and look elsewhere!! Thank you to Viki, Katerina and all of the family/friends/staff at Zeus for the lovely holidays so far, and here's to many more x

Room Tip: Rooms 7-15 in the separate blocks to the left of the bar/pool area are the best.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2010

My partner and I visited Samos this summer. Samos is a lovely place and the locals couldn't have been more hospitable; extras after dinner, free drinks etc. Which is why we were so confused by the way that the staff at the Zeus apartments treated us. When we arrived it was chaotic and we were thrown our keys and pointed to the general direction of our room. I completely agree with previous posts re: feeling like you were intruding upon a family home. The staff didn't want you there and sat in the bar all day and night making guests feel completely unwelcome and intimidated; we daren't even ask for a drink. Over the course of a few days we watched all of the women from the family prepare the favours for someones wedding; ribbon, almonds, taffeta strewn all over the 'guest tables' - would you go and get a drink???? We even watched a Dutch man ask for some breakfast for himself and his family at about 10.30am - unfortunately, he asked the gardener - who seemed to be the only person ever around. Not surprisingly, noone got fed. The accommadation was OK for the money....we had a few issues with it; the fact that there are no utensils or pots and pans to cook with (2 forks and knives) and our 'double room' was two cruddy single beds pushed together...not so bad....apart from the fact that one had been made about 4 inches taller so they were on COMPLETELY different levels!!!!!!
Samos was lovely, the accommodation was ok but we felt like we were completely unable to ask the staff ANYTHING as noone spoke English (well, they pretended they didn't anyway!)
Visit Samos but do not stay here!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank saffy_10
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2010

we have just returned from the greek island of samos and the beautiful village of ireon , we stayed at the zeus apartments, before i begin please ignore any bad reviews you may have read !!! i think these are written by people wanting to keep the zeus to themselves! the rooms are massive the location is simply superb the views out of this world the bar always well stocked beer on ice , food cooked on demand , swimming pools great , gardens fantastic and the lady and her family that run the zeus are lovely attentive hosts , all this coupled with the south london humour of james and the relaxed figure of a completely chilled ray from margate sipping an ice cold mythos , not to mention the lovely charming dutch people , and the never ending relaxed charm of the greeks made this a fantastic all round holiday, the last great surprise was excellent quite wall mounted air con at good rates !!! kind regards to all mark tinniswood

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Lancashire, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2010

We have just returned from a week's stay at the Zeus Appartments. We found the studio to be good value for money, it was very clean and spacious. It would have been nice to have had a daily bin emptying service and as other reports have mentioned take your own bin bags as none are provided. We never saw anyone in the reception building, the door was always closed but they key was left in the lock. They have a bookcase with books to loan (English and foreign) and several folders with holiday info but all these were in Dutch/German, take note Thomson! The Zeus is about a 10 minute walk into the village, we didn't stay around the pool much as there was no breeze. The beach in Ireon is pebbly/shingle and quite small. We hired a car for a couple of days and visited Kokkari which seemed a bit more lively than Ireon, if we went back to Samos I think that we would stay there next time. We tried several tavernas but found our favourite by far was Aygara two blocks back from the harbour front on a corner, infact we ate here 4 nights out of the seven. The food was excellent each time (huge portions!) and the waiter spoke good English and was very friendly. Ireon is a very quiet place, it seemed very Greek and had a lovely harbour front where the locals sat outside their houses to chat with neighbours, everyone was friendly said 'yassos' or 'kali mera' when we walked by. All in all we had a lovely relaxing holiday in a quiet resort and found Samos to be a beautiful island, so glad that we got the car and went exploring!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Zeus Hotel
Address: Village of Ireon, Ireon 83103, Greece (Formerly Zeus Apartments Studios)
Location: Greece > Northeast Aegean Islands > Samos > Ireon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Ireon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Zeus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in a palm-tree garden, in the village of Ireon, Zeus features a swimming pool with separate children's pool and a poolside snack bar. It offers self-catering accommodation with sea or garden views and free Wi-Fi. Each with a private balcony, maisonettes, studios and apartments at Zeus are spacious and air conditioned. They include a well-equipped kitchen or kitchenette with dining and living area. All units are also fitted with a safety box and hairdryer. Guests can enjoy refreshing drinks and light meals at the snack bar, while Continental breakfast is served daily by the swimming pool. The nearest beach is 400 metres away from the complex. Samos Airport is at 7 km, while the scenic town of Pithagoreio is within a 10-minute drive. Free on-site parking is available. ... more   less 
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