This hotel is run by husband and wife, Peter and Coola, and their lovely daughters, Evie and Letta, and they address everyone by their christian names from the moment you arrive making you feel like one of the family.
We occupied twin room 25, first floor next to the bar area, this block is the newest. The rooms are large and spotlessly clean. All rooms overlook the pool area and have balconies. The shower room is very small but adequate and the kitchen area has a fridge, one electric hob and a kettle, however, most people eat out.
Denise cooks a very mean full english breakfast consisting of 2 eggs, bacon, sausage, beans and mushrooms, together with orange juice, tea/coffee, and two slices of toast with butter and jam/marmalade for 4 euros. She also makes the lunch if you want to stay round the pool area during the day, the greek salad if very good for 5 euros and large.
Angelo is the barman from 5.00 pm and is a riot. Watch out for the "medicine" shots!!! He also prepares and serves food in the evenings if you want to eat in house.
The swimming pool is a good size and again spotless, with mesh sun beds. The cleaning ladies clean the whole area every day before they hit the rooms.
There are several good restaurants in the immediate area, Paradise being one of them; turn left out of the hotel and its a couple of hundred yards down on the right. It is a good 20 minutes walk into the main strip of Laganas which is near enough, and far away enough, depending on whether you like the noise and hustle and bustle or not.
The only minor point for me, being a light sleeper, was the noise the youngsters made coming back in at 3/4/5 in the morning after leaving the clubs without considering that others were asleep. If you want a quite room avoid the rooms by the end staircases as the clip clop of the high heels on the tiled areas certainly resound very well. This only happended a couple of times and did not detract from the holiday. We are in our 60's (but not boring old farts) and enjoyed chatting with the youngsters.
We usually go fully inclusive 4/5*, but in this instance very much enjoyed the whole feel of the hotel and our holiday.
Don't be put off by any negative reports of illness etc, it would not be the result of food eaten at this hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Yakinthos Apartments Hotel Laganas
- Hotel Yakinthos Zakynthos/Laganas