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“Perfect for a cheap clubbing experience.”
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Sunshine Hotel
Ranked #22 of 73 Hotels in Laganas
Certificate of Excellence
Scotland, Maryland
2 reviews
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“Perfect for a cheap clubbing experience.”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Stayed here last year with a small group of girls, had the time of our lives! As it was our first holiday alone we wasn't sure how to handle it! In the coach arriving to our hotel, we had a couple of drop offs along the way but this was fine as we got to see where other guests were staying,ours looked the best by far!
The hotel was very welcoming but the studios aren't amazing to be honest, shower doesn't work properly and the camp bed is awful! but to be fair we didn't even spend that much time in our room! just a base to get ready and have a few hours sleep! So as soon as we got their we sorted the safe it wasn't to bad about 60 euros between all. They also had air con but we didn't need it as we were happy to have the doors open whilst sleeping as their are two main doors to the balcony. Try asking for a balcony on ground floor in front of the poolside, defiantly had the best views and could easily chat to others outside.
Once a week the hotel always does a BBQ and wine night, we wasn't even interested then a few of the other guests said its not to bad, was a relaxing, friendly atmosphere and we even enjoyed the food and the wine was perfect to get us ready for the night ahead.
The best part of the hotel was the pool area was so beautiful and wasn't small so all the guests enjoy. I believe this hotel provides a short walk to the strip, so its easy to get their and back without getting a cab! Also McDonalds its near so always did the McDonalds run for the other girls. AVOID the fake nandos chicken place its disgusting and made a few girls ill for a few days of the holiday. Great environment to met young crazy people, however the only downside really was the night guard as he would rudely point his torch in your face asking if you are even staying in the hotel, but once he got to know us he wasn't to bad. He don't let anyone come back but all the other staff their were amazing and really welcomed us. One thing I would advise is the Hedkandi boat party that Zeros club do, amazing! YMCA in the sea, loved it!!! would defiantly return to Laganas and Sunshine Studios.

Room Tip: Ground floor, poolside view is the best!!!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at sunshine studios inn June 2013 and loved it! I have stayed in laganas four times in different hotels each time (Alkyonis, marios studios, Pallas hotel then this one) and I would say this hotel was the best out of the four.

Its absolute prime location, shop just outside, main strip 1-2 minute walk literally and same to the beach. You can't fault it! Food from the poolside bar was lovely, definitely got to get the club sandwich its amazing, and vodka slushes were fab, great to walk the strip with on your way out :)

Ate out every night, robin hood, bon appetite and the Chinese all serve gorgeous food with great prices (they are a 5-10 main walk away from the sunshine studios as they are up near the marios and Pallas hotel) but well worth the walk!!

Best bars; rescue, wild coyotes (indie), cherry bay and kamikazee!

Personally nothing tops Zante for me I've been 4 times. Sunshine studios gives you the best of both worlds. :)
Would defo go back!!

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

The staff at the hotel were so so friendly during the day and the environment was great. I went with 4 girl friends. Upon arrival the staff were so friendly, but despite asking for 2 rooms on the 1st floor we had one on the 1st and one on the ground. They let you smoke in the rooms which was handy when you were drunk or getting ready to go out but got a bit disgusting.. We had to pay for the aircon which I definitely recommend, the rooms gets VERY hot. It wasn't that expensive between 3 of us. Don't bother with safes, we just hid our valuables and money and were generally lying in bed hungover when the cleaners came in and cleaned so we'd know if they'd have taken anything. Shower's aren't great, but they do the job (managed to clean my after a paint party so they're pretty decent). The pool and pool bar was excellent, there was a nice atmosphere around the pool and always enough sun beds, and the food at the bar was cheap and just what we needed when feeling the effects of last nights drinking. The hotel is the perfect distance from everything, is literally a 20 second walk away from the supermarket which has everything you could need for the whole week. It is about 1 minute from the strip which is fabulous and you can't hear it when you come back to the hotel which is even better. It was close enough to the beach (about double the distance from the strip), but the beach was gross so we only went there when I had lost my phone on it the night before... (Found it luckily!) The strip was great, I highly recommend Zero's and the club next door of it (can't remember the name). And Euro bar!! It's below Sunshine and Dreams (I think that's the name of it)... But it's where we would meet the people we met out there after preing in our hotel for a further pre (the hotel have a strict no guests policy). Shots were 50 cence and sex on the beach was a euro!!! Amazing!! After your night, you won't do this, but it will greatly benefit you if you do, don't be rowdy when you get back to the hotel. My friends and I (nice girls from West London) weren't massively loud but we did make some noise, the night guard (who was so so friendly during the day) treated us like he was discipling toddlers. He was so rude and actually quite offensive, and on the last night threatened to kick me out of the hotel (wouldn't have mattered since my transfer was at 10am), but no hotel staff should behave like this. Apart from that harsh night guard, I would actually return (having learnt my lesson about noise control, but I was just having fun). The location is perfect, food and pool is great, the staff are super friendly during the day and Zante itself is an amazing time. Enjoy!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

In late August 2013 I went on a girls' holiday to Zante with three others. We weren't expecting much as we only paid £280 for two weeks including flights, but we were pleasantly surprised. The best feature of the hotel was the staff; every single member of staff was exceptionally friendly and treated us brilliantly. The rooms themselves were not great, but that was expected for the price we paid. We had two twin bedrooms with a very small en-suite and our kitchen facilities were no more extensive than a portable hob with one ring, and a kettle. However, this was not an issue as all of the restaurants in Laganas are so cheap. An example of a standard meal at a restaurant in Laganas would be thirteen euros for a starter and main course along with a free bar all night. The bar at the hotel offered a limited but varied menu, including standard continental or full English breakfasts, along with basic lunch options, too. The pool was always very clean and it is spacious enough for all of the hotel's guests. The hotel reception is open all night so you can come and go as you please. It is no longer than a three minute walk to the strip and a two minute walk to the beach which has restaurants and cocktail bars the whole way across. The only disadvantage of the location would be that you can hear the music and people from the strip when you come home to go to bed until about 6 in the morning unless you close your door, but it was often too hot to keep the glass doors closed. We were initially worried about the air-con situation but found that it wasn't necessary to pay for it as we just kept our balcony open. We never had to pay entry to a club and all drinks were unbelievably cheap but often they were not real alcohol which was something we had to look out for. We went low-season which meant the strip was not too chaotic and we didn't encounter any danger at all, which I think was due to the time of year. Overall, Zante was the best holiday I've had, not only for enjoyment but also for value for money. Sunshine studios is unquestionably somewhere I would go back to, and I would definitely recommend it if anyone is looking to go on an enjoyable clubbing holiday. I'd like to thank all of the staff for making our stay so pleasant.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Sunshine studios was the perfect place for us!
We were on a girls holiday and absolutely loved staying here.

The rooms were basic but very clean. The staff were friendly and our rooms were cleaned everyday.
The pool wasn't as big as i would have liked - we went at peak time in july so there weren't many sunbeds free or pool space but to be honest the beach was only round the corner so we spent most of our time there!
We came to zante to party on the strip and loved the fact that it was on a side road off the end of the strip!! It wasn't noisy though which was also a bonus - we still had a peaceful nights sleep!
Can't praise this hotel enough will definitely be returning :-)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

spent 2 lovely weeks at the sunshine in september, its our 4th time here. weve been goin to laganas for over twenty years and this is one of the best studios weve found. everyone is so helpful and friendly its like meeting old friends when we return. Christine cant do enough for you and makes every effort to make your stay a pleasant one. The rooms are cleaned every day except sunday so the rooms are immaculate! Angela behind the pool bar is such a lovely girl and always serves you with a smile :) Rita serves you at night and is also lovely and pleasant. It has a lovely pool which is always clean and looked after daily. Wel defo be going back next year for May and sept hopefully :) cant wait!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

I am very pleased that we chose to stay at the sunshine studios laganas greece. we met the lovely Christina the owner who was very helpful. We was on the top floor room which had a beautiful view. The room YES basic but very clean,the rooms were cleaned everyday except sun. Pool & bar area was amazing massive pool which was cleaned daily. We had heard that this resort had a bad reputation but when we went for these two weeks we saw no trouble at all. We met all the staff who were just amazing people RITA, CHRIS ( CHRISTINA THE OWNER), and off course not forgetting the bar girl who started me smoking again( LOL) hehe( ANGELA) the bar girl who cleaned cooked and served beer the( TOP BAR GIRL )....:-} amazing swimming pool ... amazing cleaning service .. amazing food.... amazing beer... amazing beach... amazing staff....amazing holiday P.S angela not smoked since I got back security people took me lighter of me so wasn't happy..... miss you all MICHELLE & PAUL XXXX:-)

Room Tip: top floor away from kids
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sunshine Hotel
Address: Laganas 29092, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Laganas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Laganas
#6 Best Value Hotel in Laganas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 77
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