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“Was ok but wouldn't go back”
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Hotel Karras
Ranked #53 of 66 Specialty Lodging in Laganas
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Was ok but wouldn't go back”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

When arriving at the hotel in the early hours the security man was very nice showing us too our rooms, be prepared for a €25 each deposit. Unfortunately there wasn't enough beds for us all and already being tired having to wait for the manager to arrive was not a good start to the holiday! The pool is lovely and pool bar food is a good price and nice! Eventually our bed situation got solved and the manager did apologise and offered us cheaper WiFi. The hotel is a walk to the centre of the strip which was fine on the way out but returning home not always a safe walk back and not to be done in small groups (especially girls). There are plenty of restaurants near the hotel and the beach is close too. Stay on the good side of the security man as he did give us a noise warning! Overall the hotel was ok but not worth how much we paid.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Surrey
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

I stayed at Hotel Karras 2nd-9th of July 2013 in a group of six girls on our first girls holiday. After reading the reviews before we left we were worried but when we arrived we really had no idea what the complaints were about! The rooms were kept very clean by the maids everyday and if you needed any extra towels/toilet roll etc. the receptionist (who is AMAZING) was more than happy to help. Yes, the rooms were standard but considering we only paid £340 each for a week we were very happy. All the staff are lovely and Spiros who owns the pool bar is fantastic! He loves getting his pictures for the wall but him and his wife do the best hangover cure food! It is close to the beach and the strip but far enough away that your not in the middle of all the reps for restaurants/bars so you can walk a bit without getting hassled! The security guard, who loved his batten and laser on the boys is actually really funny! You have to just have a laugh with him and he soon comes round and lets you in the pool after a night on the strip! ;) Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel for a girls/lads holiday but definitely not family in peak season as people coming home from the strip can be quite noisy. Would definitely stay again!

Room Tip: All the rooms are pretty much identical but try to get a room on the 1st or 2nd floor as on the bott...
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

We were so worried that the karras hotel would be our worst nightmare! As you pull up the side of the building you look as though your pulling up to the imbetweeners movie hotel and I can promise you it's not! We got away with so much and meet some amazing people! Spiros the pool owner was fantastic! If your flying with Olypmic holidays your rep will most likely be Adam... Yes his a waste of time! Just tell him to do one. Chris the hot Thomson rep is who we ended up getting our tickets from. The location of the hotel was perfect! Shop literally next to the hotel and a restaurant €15 for a meal and two strong cocktails. We mostly drank in our rooms but we got a routine going so we would go to get a €1 cocktail on the way to the bars! Cheap drinks are strong. It's apparently a 10 minute walk from the main strip! It didn't feel that way at all! But we were stopping at all the bars on the way! I LITERALLY could not tell you a better place to go! Karras hotel all the way! ESSEX GIRLS ON TOUR

  • Stayed July 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Couldn't of asked for a better stay and hotel in Laganas. There were 7 of us lads. The distance from the centre of Laganas was perfect roughly a 10-15 minute stroll meaning in the day time the locating area is chilled with only a 5 minute walk away from the beaches. However the Karras pool was fantastic so we spent most time here! Obviously this hotel was mainly a 18-30s however there were some familys staying here too. The receptionist staff spoke fantastic english and were very friendly. The "secuirty" reciponist was a very nice bloke and respected noise volumes for everyone at the hotel and elsewhere. Don't get me wrong this is no 5 star accomadation but it's what you make of it. I'd say if you wanted to eat in the faciliaties are pretty poor but who wants to do that every night on holiday! The rooms get very hot so i'd suggest air con. The curtains and shutters keep the rooms blackout so for sleeping off those hangovers it's perfect. Places to try near by would have to be the Country Steakhouse. Give this a go on your first night and you won't be dissapointed. Friendly staff, great prices, fantastic Greek cuisine and Greek dancing!

Would only ever stay here when visiting Laganas in future!

Room Tip: 319 pool view, large room. Fantastic
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Stayed here first week of July with 5 18 year old girls and found it was everything we needed! Loads of young people, close to the beach and strip, hotel staff were friendly and helpful. Food was good but wouldn't advise relying on the kitchen in the rooms for self catering as it was basically camping equipment! We had a cleaner in everyday who was very understanding about our hangovers but our towels or sheets were never changed! We had nothing stolen from the rooms although we did meet some people in the hotel who said they had noticed things going missing. Definitely recommend this hotel to young people who want a basic hotel which is filled with other young party goers!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Me and a group of 8 other 18 yearold girls stayed here in July 2013 for a week. Firstly we found that the location was a really good setting, 5 mins walk from a lush beach (quieter end, can actually get a sunbed) would defos recommend hiring pedlo boats to see the turtles!!!!! The hotel is about a 15minute walk away from main strip but a taxi there only costs a fixed rate of €6 so split between a group ends up so cheap!!! Around the hotel it's basically mainly filled with groups of teenagers so can get a tiny bit noisy but its expected but you don't get all the noise from the strip!!! Rooms cleaned once a day but the cleaners do understand that we have hangovers :P loads of shops like a two minute walk away to go and buy pre drinks! Pool and pool bar are real nice and what was expected. Be a bit careful with reception, they blamed us of not paying for aircon when we did but soon sorted out the problem (think shed mixed us up with another room) the night guard was helpful with phoning us taxis etc!! Overall I had an amazing time staying in laganas and at the karras and would stay again!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

The hotel does cheekily as for 25 euros that has to be given as a deposit upon arrival which isnt really what you want when you arrive on holiday. This is for breakages and we did get it back at the end of the week - but other people who were staying at the hotel did not which caused alot of problems.
The staff were friendly - however warnings are handed out for noise even if its not actually you making the noise.
If you want to be super near the strip then this hotel probably isnt what you are looking for - a good 15 minute walk or alot longer if you have been drinking.
The towels were cleaned or replaced everyday, but beds were made and the floor was cleaned by the maid.
The most annoying thing was that the hotel does not cater for late flights - we were asked to leave our room at 11am and our flight was not til 6am the next day. We had to wait around and have our suit cases sitting in the reception area. There were no rooms available for people to go int - which isnt helpful in the 35+ degree heat!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Karras
Address: Laganas 291 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Laganas
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 66 Specialty Lodging in Laganas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Karras 4*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karras Hotel is located in a quiet part of the famous summer resort of Laganas located hardly 300 metres from the beach and 700 metres from resort's center.Karras operates on a self-catering basis with fully equipped kitchen facilities, 24-hour reception desk and is suitable for couples and families that seek comfortable holidays and an exciting experience overall. ... more   less 
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