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“AMAZING HOTEL”
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Dados Hotel
Ranked #11 of 74 Hotels in Laganas
Certificate of Excellence
Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“AMAZING HOTEL”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Couldn't have gone to a better hotel, The staff were the friendliest people I met on that holiday and would chat to them every day and were very understanding if there was a problem. The rooms were cleaned thoroughly nearly every day with fresh towels and bed sheets and the rooms were very big for 3 people! The prices on food and the drinks at the hotel were excellent and i would say you get a lot for your money. The hotel also has a supermarket there which sells nearly everything and is cheap! Especially drink which can be a bit expensive sometimes at some bars on the strip. The pool area was great with sun loungers all around and music playing all the time! The security guard can be strict but once you get to know him a bit he is great and will have a laugh with you as well! The beach is literally behind the hotel also which is amazing!! I highly recommend this hotel to anyone going to Zante!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Firstly, after looking at multiple trip advisor reviews on Dados, the 12 girls i went with were all pretty worried about where we were going for a week.
I have to say, The Dados is amazing. Rooms are cleaned every other day with clean towels and bed sheets. The hotel owner Jimmy, the day time manager Friday and bar staff are all wicked, so helpful and friendly. Costas (night time security guard) has a reputation for hating English people, and generally anyone who makes noise. Had a couple arguments with him, but overall he's actually so easy to get on with, just play by his rules (no screaming, shouting, running around in early hours) and he's up for a laugh. Have a chat with him when you get in aswell, always makes it easier.
Hotel food is really nice, bit expensive but when you're seriously hanging you can just about crawl to the bar so its unlikely you'll be bothered to go anywhere else. Happy hour (6-9) at the bar is great aswell, cocktails all on offer, usually running to and from our room pre drinking and trying to get ready.
Pool area is great, clean & loads of sun loungers about. There's also a super market in the hotel which is really cheap, literally sells everything you could need, alcohol, toiletries, beach towels etc..
Our rep was a let down. We didn't want the whole week package, but paid majority of things off her but didnt see her a lot of the time, just seemed like she didnt care really, and one night we didnt go to one of the events and she was really agg. My advice is not to buy any of the events off her. We did it mainly so we had the whole week planned out which was good, but unless its an event where theres a 90 mins free bar (e.g foam party), dont bother. Not worth it, you dont get any special treatment, and you can buy the tickets for the events just as cheap on the strip. Avoid any PR's offering you tickets though cos they can be fake.
Personally i recommend White Party (the rep tried to put us off that because she didnt get commission from it), Foam Party @ Zeros, UV Paint Party @ Rescue, and other bars like Bar Code, Sizzle, Chevvys, Cocktails
& Dreams and DEFINITELY Cherry Bay!
Also if you fancy a nice day, go down the beach and theres people there selling you speed boat deals. My group hired 2 speed boats (we drove them ourselves) and they give you a map how to get to Turtle Bay which is an amazing island where you can see turtles. Best day time activity we did all week.
For food avoid Peri Heaven, its identical to Nandos but tastes nothing like it! BJ's is nice, and all the fast food places on the strip are nice and pretty cheap.
And be fully prepared for Zante blues when you get home!

  • Stayed July 2013
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7 Thank crgibson
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Thirteen 18 year old girls booked to stay here nearly a year in advance and after booking, reviews were discouraging but so wrong! For a girls holiday we couldn't have asked for more, hotel cleanliness good and general quality better than expected after reading such bad reviews, all of us really discourage believing them if a week on the strip is what you're going for! Great pool and bar area and good food if you're not bothered venturing out elsewhere (plenty of nearby restaurants on the beach and a short walk away). Supermarkets everywhere and one on site for cheaper snacks etc. We stayed in the annex which has been said to be the worst part but we were so happy there. Air con available with payment (probably necessary but only 15 euros each when split between 4), small kitchen area with fridge, a little hob and kettle. Recommend paying for the safe simply for peace of mind even though we felt so comfortable and safe in the hotel anyway. Perhaps because of Costas- he's the security guard and slated so much in reviews but definitely unnecessarily, he's so great! Only annoyed when you're loud in early morning but I don't know how else you'd handle drunk people being lairy. He's such a good laugh especially once you get to know him as the week goes on. 2 minutes from beach and 5 from strip, lovely staff and owners. Such a great place to go, we loved our time there and really recommend this hotel- it was perfect for our week!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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5 Thank ccnh_13
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Essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2013

After having read some of the reviews it is fair to say that we were scared having booked 13 of us 18 year old girls into a hotel with many not so pleasant reviews. Firstly, the hygiene was never an issue, as had been insinuated. Maids came daily and it more than met our requirements, and furthermore our expectations. The hotel owners and staff are lovely, Friday is a lady who does whatever she can to make you feel welcome during your stay. Now to clarify the rumours about Costas, the security guard. In previous reviews he is made out to be a creepy little man. He isnt. He is a genuinely nice person, he gets annoyed (understandably) when a lot of noise is made coming in at early hours of the morning. We did that, he shouted, but then it's all laughed off in the morning. He has a spare set of keys to let you in if you're in trouble and you can just have a good joke with him. The hotel was in the perfect location, not so close to the strip that it was noisy and you couldnt sleep, but close enough to be able to pop home in the middle of a night out, freshen up, and go back! Highly recommended by all members of our group, it's a brilliant place to go!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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5 Thank gtgtgt510
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2013

We travelled as a group of 6 girls having 2 rooms in the main part of the hotel with balconies on the top floor facing the pool!
It was 100% better than we were expecting because some reviews are really harsh on the hotel ! It was very clean and the maids came most days to clean the room and give you new sheets.

We thought we would have to pay a €50 deposit each for the rooms but we didnt and instead there was a list in the room with prices if you stain or break anything.

Tips for during the week:

Don't do the reps €240 deal for the events as we got told by other guests not to bother and im so glad we listened to them!
Our rep didnt care about us once we turned down her offer (she works on commission from it) it was a bit annoying and she didnt bother to meet us when we first arrived!
The full moon party at cherry bay is awful and not worth the €30 we spent on it! You basically pay to stand on the beach? And they promised fireworks which didnt happen!
Hire a boat for during the day we got one for €120 for 6 people for 6 hours (€20 each) and it was my favourite part of the holiday! We went to the caves and swam in the crystal clear water
We also went to the paint party at rescue and was so worth the €20! Just be careful when you come back to the hotel to get straight in the shower as the paint STAINS EVERYTHING!

The hotel pool is very cold but is great if you've been laying in the sun for a while and want to cool off! In the morning the music is turned on which is very loud when you have a hangover but normally there are some good songs on!

I would definitely visit the hotel again and the bar staff and managers were lovely. We didnt really talk to the security guard!

The cocktails at the pool bar are actually really nice and stronger than most the watered down stuff on the strip.

The strip is about 4 minutes walk and the beach is 2 minutes!

We spoke to many people and the ones that visited our hotel said it was a lot nicer than theirs e.g the bluebell next door and it is really spacious

Room Tip: We didnt use air con and we were fine just having the fly net doors drawn so air could flow in!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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6 Thank Graciieg
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Where do i start?

We travelled as a group of 4 essex girls, all aged 21 and each had 2 rooms with 2 twin beds at Dados.
Pleasantly surprised with hygene in the hotel, we stayed in the annex, which was fine!
Rooms were clean, maids came i think every other day? too drunk to remember.
Hotel owners were pleasant enough people, bar staff were great especially the lady during the day--she was so sweet to us and always up for a laugh.
The only troubled staff member was the security guard Costas... dont waste your breath speaking to him because he is rude, arrogant and hates english girls- its obvious.
Hes not helpful at all, and all he ever does is tells you to be quiet in the evening so my girls and r neighbours sang happy birhtday as loud as we could :)
The only thing that annoyed me about this hotel was the fact you have to be quiet after 12, i mean, its a 'twentys hotel' and not even the music was played loud around the pool compared to the bluebell opposit who had theirs blaring during the day and evening!

Lots of choice for food in the hotel, reasonably priced and nice.
The pool was good and you always get a sunbed, mainly because most people are in bed till afternoon hanging!

Apart from the security guard i cant really fault the hotel it self, its in an ideal location literally like a 4 minute walk to the strip and 5 mins to the beach- its perfect and i would go back in a heartbeat!
We have been back a week and 2 of us from my group are actually going back in a weeks time because we loved zante that much!

The strip is buzzing, theres lots of bars/clubs/events so you will never be bored!
everyone is laid back and has a laugh with you on the strip, its all fun, :)

We went with twentys and paid for 4 events which were worth it, twentys boat party wasnt all that to be honest i would perhaps try the VVIPsunset one or Rum and Raybands.
The full moon party is a MUST! was BUZZIN and defo one of my best nights, this is based down at Cherry Bay which is wicked!
My fav club was rescues it has an outside bar and club inside!
Zero's next door is just as good and has once a week 'hed kandi' events which i loved!

All in all, if you are looking for a fun filled holiday, with lots of drinking partying and jokes, and having the option to chill all through the day round your pool or at the beach whilst you get over your mental hangover then this is defo the holiday for you!
i cant wait to go back in a weeks time!

:)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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6 Thank craneg91
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edinburgh
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Wow!! This place was fab...had some doubts about the hotel after reading some of the reviews on here but had no problems at all...
My fiance and i arrived on Monday morning, we were in a ground floor apartment of the annexe however it was really noisy with the passing traffic so my fiance spoke to Jimmy,the owner, and he moved us to a much better room on the first floor...the shower head wasn't working properly so we reported the problem to Jimmy and he put up a new shower head for us...also the beds aren't practical for a really tall person.
The hotel was the perfect distance from the main strip in laganas, the pool was huge and there was music playing all afternoon.
We didn't use any of the self catering facilities as we preferred to eat breakfast and dinner at different places. Our towels were changed every second day. We paid for a safe which was really good for storing all ur valuables as long as u don't mind carrying the key around with u.
Overall this hotel was good and very practical.

  • Stayed May 2013
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8 Thank mizz-abs-s
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Property: Dados Hotel
Address: Laganas | Zante Zakynthos, Laganas 291 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Laganas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Laganas
#5 Best Value Hotel in Laganas
#10 Romantic Hotel in Laganas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Trendy Hotel for all the Young People and for those who feel Young! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Dados Hotel Laganas
Dados Hotel Zakynthos/Laganas

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