When we arrived in the small hours of Monday 16th July 2012 we were greeted to young drunken holiday makers (18 - 25 year olds) shouting across the balconies. This sort of behaviour continued every morning when they all returned from the pubs and clubs at around 4.30 am for our full weeks stay and Nikos and his sons done nothing about it. We went for a meal at the Taverna next door which was dry and tasteless so we never ate there again as there were plenty of good food establishments in the Laganas town (Micheal's Place is a realy good one). Charlie the Thomson Rep was about as much use as a chocolate firegaurd, he was unable to answer most of our questions and was only realy interested in noising up the young morons that were staying in the 13 other appartments. We had our young son with us and the bad language used by Charlie (the rep) was uncalled for. Be very carefull when booking a holiday here as depending on what time of year it is full of drunken noisy young muppets that can't hold their drink and tend to break thinks and leave rubbish everywhere (we felt realy) sorry for the cleaner who had there hands full all week), and the fact that the travel agent did not describe that this was a 18-25 holiday all they wanted was to get the place fully booked. We will never be back to this hotel and most certainly will not be booking a holiday with Thomson ever again.
The rooms do not have air con so you have to either hire a fan from the hotel (which should come as standard) or keep your balcony doors open to circulate air but then you have the privelage of hearing all the screaming and shouting from all the young drunken idiots.
You have to share the pool with the hotel next door but is full of dead bugs and by the looks of it not cleaned much. We spent most of our week at the beach or on the tours (but do not go on the Thomson tours), the complete tour around the island can be purchased via itours on the main strip it is an all day trip by boat with swim stops and plenty of photo opertunities and is only 22 euros each and 11 euro for kids well worth it. We still had a fantastic time and the weather was amazing but as for the SARAKINA HOTEL enough said already.
- Also Known As:
- Sarakina Apartments Hotel Laganas
- Sarakina Apartments Zakynthos/Laganas