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“A sunny disappointment”
Review of Havana Studios

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Havana Studios
Ranked #45 of 66 Specialty Lodging in Laganas
Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

So me and some friends came to Zante on a 'lads' holiday and whilst after a fun and relaxing environment, we were certainly not in the brackets of loud and rowdy. This venue though only desired silence and with a curfew of 7pm where the place shuts down (I recall being able to stay out later to play at the age of 9) you were either resigned to a night in a room which resembled a cheap musty sauna as aircon was a staggering 50 euros for a week or go out into the Serengeti that is the strip in laganas.
On a night we tried to socialise with others at the hotel and were presented with aggression from the owner as the music was deemed too loud for other guests. Whilst we were apologised too for the outburst it did leave guests feeling uncomfortable for simply trying to socialise past 7pm and simply enjoy there holiday. Unfortunately the venue seems to have little in the way of ambition to better it's service and due to location and price, attracts a majority of customers the owners simply do not desire. A great shame really as this leads to disappointment and frustration on both sides and ultimately there is no winner. We certainly lost out on an opportunity to enjoy a week away largely due to this hotel.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Just recently returned from this place, probably the worst hotel I've stayed at in a long time. The main issue was the two owners who are really nice people but very lazy and seemingly very tight, they like to work on their terms which is essentially a 9-5 job. As guests we like to sit around the bar meeting other guests before going out..bar closes at 7 sharp! rather than employing another member of staff to keep the bar open and give the place a bit of atmosphere the two owners head off home leaving the place in lockdown. The one night we tried to have a few drinks in with the other guests outside our rooms the owner Jannis was out of his room like a grey hound to give us a bollocking! Aside from this, the rooms are awful and smelt of urine, the kitchen was a disgrace, the bathroom looked like it was from a turkish prison, the shower was ridiculous, it had no hot water and having to hold the shower head over yourself as there was no holding attachment was just depressing. To sum it up, this place will kill your mood, the owner Jannis is a nice guy but really doesn't know how to run a business. Me and my friends will never return to Zante, all thanks to this place.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Stayed here in June 2011 with 9 of my friends.

The rooms are very basic but for the amount of time you will actually spend in them, they are just what you need!

Rooms we stayed in were 2 people per room with our own bathroom and small kitchenette.

Havana has a wonderful and chilled out pool area. The property is so close to the strip yet it feels like you are miles away as it is quiet and peaceful.

Yiannis and Ellie were so friendly and are some of the nicest people you will meet. Be sure to follow the rules and show respect to their place and you will have no problems.

Yiannis does some nice food at the pool bar and will do you some nice shots before heading out for the night.

All-in-all it was a great week, the Island is magnificent and staying at Havana made our first lads holiday something that we always talk about whilst we are at the pub on Friday nights.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The couple who run this place are lovely, although they did threaten to kick us out for bringing our friends back. The man did later apologise for shouting at us as he had not advised us that this was not aloud. After that had happened on the 2nd day he became friendly Again.

The pool is lovely and clean but this is a relaxing destination and music played is classical etc. the pool never gets busy.

The rooms were very dated, and basic. A maid was in our room once within 7 days, she took 4 clean towels and replaced with only 2. The shower/taps were vile, covered in lime scale, the shower curtain held up by a bit of string.

You felt dirtier getting out of the shower than you did before. The furniture had nails sticking out of it where the handles had fallen off.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

One of the nicest places to stay. Yanni and Ellie are the nicest and most welcoming owners and without a doubt make your stay fantastic! (plus the food at the pool bar is lovely, would definitely recommend the bacon buttys and tuna melts.)
Will without a doubt be coming back next year. (beth,vicky,rach and emily)
Thankyou.

Room Tip: All the rooms are brill!
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank bethany c
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Me and my 6 friends stayed here in July 2011, sorry for the late review! I could not give one complaint about this place. It is in the perfect location, literally round the corner from the strip but no noise at all at night. A short stroll from the beach (about 5 mins).The pool area was lovely, clean, quiet and chilled out. The apartments really were massive! Our Balcony went round the whole of the building. When you see what other people stay in, in Zante for the same costs (probably more) it really is amazing! We had so much space and really were so happy with our stay at the Havana. The hosts were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. They really did go out of there way for the guests. Very friendly and welcoming.
I would reccomend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Havana studios & apartments are perfectly located..a very short walk to the strip indeed so you have everything you need at your doorstep.
When you feel like having a relaxing day by the pool, Havana poolside is the best place to be. It's surprisingly peaceful & chilled out considering the strip is so close by...ideal!
The pool is really lovely & the poolside bar serves great food, especially the breakfasts! A great place to relax & unwind.
The owners Ellie & Yianni were the perfect hosts & made our stay even better!
Would highly recommend Havana!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Additional Information about Havana Studios

Address: Laganas 29100, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Laganas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 66 Specialty Lodging in Laganas
Price Range: $33 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Under new management since 2016, the newly refurbished Havana studios / apartments are the perfect resting place in the party resort of Laganas. Located 150 metres off the main strip our accommodation provides you with almost instant access to the many bars & clubs, yet far enough away to get a peaceful nights sleep. Our rooms provide all the essentials needed by our guests at reasonable price. Twin / Double options are available and all contain: * Shower * Toilet * Kitchenette * Air conditioning * Safe * FREE access to WIFI (in pool area) The beach is a 5 minute walk away, but if that proves too far, all of our guests have access to one of the most popular daytime swimming pools / bars the resort has to offer - The Mansion. Situated right on the doorstep of the Havana apartments, The Mansion provides a large pool with sun beds / cabanas (all FREE to our guests), huge lawns, and a bar / restaurant operating from 9am until late. This venue also hosts some of the resorts most popular daytime events - making it THE place to hang out during the sunshine hours. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Havana Studios And Apartments Hotel Laganas
Havana Studios Zakynthos/Laganas

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