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Review of Acapulco Marinos Studio Apartments

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Acapulco Marinos Studio Apartments
Ranked #10 of 64 Specialty Lodging in Laganas
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Booked this holiday and unsure about room I have chosen”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

I have booked this hotel reciently for 4 yOung girls (18) For August 2012 and we have booked one bedroom apartment for the four of us to share was jut wondering before we go if this means we will get Anne each or a double and 2 singles I'm unsure and hope someone could help me about this!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lesleymorrison
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Grimsby, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

Me and 7 of my mates ended up here on our holiday in July 2011. We arrived at the hotel about 7.30am after a night flight and were pretty knackered. The staff were nowhere to be seen for a good hour, despite saying there was 24 hour staff service when we booked. Oh and also, we had a look at the 'swimming pool' which closely resembled an abandoned bath tub which had a dead rat/mouse at the bottom of it. When the staff finally decided to appear just before 9, we couldn't get into our rooms that we had booked because they hadn't yet been cleaned despite them being 'aware' of our arrival time. So we had to pretty much just throw our things into one of our three rooms and return about an hour later. When we arrived back at the rooms after they had cleaned it, we were rather disappointed. The beds were clean etc but the interior was dated and our shower only decided to turn hot at night time or if you left it running for about 4 hours in the day. There was also no shower hook to hang the shower from so you pretty much had to wash yourself whilst holding the head like we were living in the cowboy era. The cleaning staff were stupid and were horrendously loud every morning, and didn't have any consideration for the time despite us only returning from a night out a few hours before. They would be dragging wooden furniture around the other rooms like it was a right laugh and as if they were trying to make as much noise as possible, whilst shouting to each other as if one of them lived up Mount Everest. To which they would then almost smash our door down trying to get us out of bed to clean our room when we just wanted to sleep, so we had to tell them to [--] off a few times after asking them politely didn't work. A few members of the staff were nice, however there was this Cockney who worked there who was just a complete idiot, prancing around like he owned the place with his embarrassing/cringing attitude to which he thought he was top boy. We did lose a towel, however we can't totally remember how we lost it, although we probably did we had to pay 8 euro's charge. Other than that, it was a decent place to start the night and was right on the strip so only took about 5 mins to get to the good bars, but would not recommend.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Tom S
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2012

When we first arrived we though oh jeez what have we booked here, the pool is quite small, the rooms are very basic and a view of a wall from our balcony....then we went out to the bar and the couple who owned the place were fantastic! so friendly and free shots all the time! YAMAS!!

If you are looking for a basic fun hotel, close to the strip about 10 min walk to the beach, shop just on the corner then this is the place to be...was around 5 euro for pint of cocktail and bar snacks were pretty cheap 3 euros

Room Tip: we had a studio room which was small and no living space.... some friend we met had a bigger room ac...
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank PrincessAlison27
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2012

Three of us stayed here last July for a week , Firstly when we arrived quite early morning Nancy one of the owners said she would stay up and check us in when I rang her before we set of on this holiday. After waiting around for about 6 hours she finally woken and checked us in to our apartment. At first glance it seemed okay and rather clean but then when it came to using the facilities it was horrible the shower was a dribble and was never hot plus the cleaner came in unannounced at around 8 in the morning. Another major fall for this complex is that there son who works there with them follows you around and perves on all the girls. We only payed 50 pound each for the week so we wasnt expecting much. The owners themself thou are really nice and helpful just be aware of the son TONI. ZANTE IS A WICKED PLACE THOU.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JBlondon89
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
92 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2011

I just got home from a 2 week stay at this apartment set up.I did'nt expect to much and when we arrived it was very much as expected.qouting on some of the other reviews or copying I agree with many of the poor points yes they dont clean your room every day.the towels are akin to sandpaper,they want more money to put the aircon on for you 50euros per week,although genuinly a pleasant couple(marinos and nancy) they dont warm too much to you if you are not spending in their bar.You are being encouraged to drink the shots all different types of which most is absolute rubbish( I never had one the whole two weeks) I actually watched marinos pour cheap rubbish into a labelled bottle--why would you do this if you wer'nt trying to trick someone--.You will be woken up at all different hours of the night with mozzies buzzing around you,youngsters coming home , quad bikes revving up and the go-cart track ( 150 meters from the complex ) still going till two in the morning.One particular night we did decide to have a couple of drinks on arriving back (app 2230 hrs) we sat just outside the glass bar area and Nancy having downed a shot and banging her glass on the bar swivelled on her chair and threw the glass onto the floor of which a big chunk hit one of my travel companions , far from apologising she said it was greek tradition.For me it was down right irresponsible behaviour.Now to put it all into perspective whilst I am 65 I do think
some provision could be made in between here and there to accomodate the likes of me but it seems not even on my last day I was alone by the pool for a couple of hours and the music ---well thats what they call it , its all manufactured---- was put on not as loud as some occasions but loud enough to drive me back to my room,and I was the only one there.I didnt have the pleasure of meeting the eldest son who others have commented on but the younger one was nothing less than foul he hardly needed to contribute to me never returning but he sure acted as he diddnt want us there---Perhaps I should have told his parents---.For you younger ones who read this I'm sure you will love it --its cheap , noisy , loads of alcohol on offer, not far from the main strip where its buzzing,Nancy and Marinos are very friendly all in all everything you want for this type of holiday if your in your early 20's and nocturnal.I've tried to be really honest here but please bear in mind I think it was me who chose the wrong resort and complex not the other way round

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank leafpeeper-supreme
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

Worst hotel I've ever stayed in, they don't clean your room, dont give you any loo roll, service is terrible and staff are very rude...no-one here to check us in when we arrived at 4am even thought we had paid for that nights accommodation so had to wait outside by ourselves
til 8am down the back alley which
is where this hellhole is situated and then asked us to be out of our room the day before our flight so they could clean it for the next people again we had paid for that night too. There's never any hot water and the pool is filthy if you
could even call it a pool it's the size of a puddle!!! Shockingly rubbish
couldnt wait to leave!! Don't stay here it will ruin your holiday.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank emmaparsons690
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Worcestershire
Level Contributor
45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2011

First impressions- OMG What on earth did i book?! I would advise that anyone coming here gets a daytime or evening flight. There is no reception, if you arrive during the night you will be met by the teenage guests of the hotel and have to wait until around 11am for your room. The owners dont get up to greet u until 8.30 and when they do your room will not be ready. They certainly dont rush or apologise for your waiting around. Customer service skills are poor. Felt very unhappy initially. Once we got our room, it appeared to be clean but the bed sheets were stained and you got fresh towels sheets only once a week. The cleaner doesnt clean anything, just mops the floor. It isnt even swept. If u want a warm shower do so before 8.30 pm or else theres none left. The cooking area is incredibly basic, cooking can be difficult and kitchen utensils are in poor supply. Pool area is tiny, a very small accomodation area. Do not expect anything special or even mediocre. This place is cheap for a reason. Couples in Laganas doesnt work either, i love to party but this town is a dive. Try Tsilivi or Argassi instead. Right on the strip, many supermarkets near by. Snacks are ok to eat at the apartments. Would advise getting a quad to see rest of the island. Water park is wicked day out, turtle trip is ok but gets a lil boring. too many caves. Best bars are bad boys for the music, rumours for the cocktails. Cherry Bay is a complete dive, bit like Reflex back home. some of the bars on the beach are quite nice too. Bocca bbq should be avoided. Had cold inedible food but was made to pay for it not even a discount, and got sworn and shouted at for free. This place in general will only be loved by 16-19 year olds who have never been to any decent places before and have nothing to compare it to. I love a drink but the states these ppl are in is embarrassing, no wonder the greeks hate us. Residents at Acapulco are also given a free reign to do as the please any time of the day or night. no restrictions whatsoever. Hated this place with a passion and there arent many places i can say that about.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Laura_Rose25
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Additional Information about Acapulco Marinos Studio Apartments

Property: Acapulco Marinos Studio Apartments
Address: Laganas, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Laganas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 64 Specialty Lodging in Laganas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Acapulco Marinos Studio Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Acapulco-Marinos studios and apartments complex was established 20 years ago and the friendly family owners have many years of experience in the hospitality industry. Marinos Acapulco Studios Zakynthos: The complex is located in the island's largest and most famous resort, Laganas, which is 5 kilometres from the airport and main town of Zakynthos. This large, three building complex is set just off the main road of the resort, approximately 950 metres from the beach and close to the centre. The golden sandy beach of Laganas Bay is one of the largest in Greece, around 9 kilometres in length and suitable for families with children due to its warm, shallow waters. The centre of the resort has an energetic atmosphere and is famous for its lively and entertaining nightlife. There is a large variety of restaurants, tavernas, night clubs, bars and facilities of all kinds to choose from. ... more   less 
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