We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“fantastic holiday”

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Laganas
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
smartline Margarita Hotel
Ranked #3 of 73 Hotels in Laganas
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 26, 2012

what can i say that hasnt already been said?
just come back today from the margarita not one of us wanted to leave.
The staff all need to be commended for their service and friendliness everybody worked so hard our hugs go out to the pool lady who is pregnant but put in long hours making burgers and mixing drinks .
The food was tasty and always fresh nothing frozen or tinned. try the beef in pepper sauce wow , went for seconds and the tray was licked clean before i got there. the soups were so tasty and the salads crisp and fresh.
our rep jamie what a star that young lad was .
Saved the best untill last ellie and clare our entertainment staff . Those two girls worked so hard every day learned our names and our 16 year old son jack got extra hugs when we left , these girls managed to have the whole hotel guests start the holiday as strangers and by the end we we had found a 100 new family members. well done to all and see you next year

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Sandra D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (986)
There are newer reviews for smartline Margarita Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

602 - 608 of 986 reviews

Reviewed October 24, 2012

Me and 3 girlfriends were searching for ages for somewhere to go and we came across this hotel, was a bit skeptical at booking but went for it. We arrived and all thought ugh what have we done.... But by the night and the next day we realised that this was gunna be an epic holiday! The food is absolutely amazing and Margarita and her family/friends really do take care of you. I will say that if your after a lively hotel and rowdy entertainment this is not the hotel for you and they really don't like a lot of noise but if you want to go on the strip and then have a nice quiet hotel to come back to its ideal! We spent most of our holiday around the family pool as the adult pool was just too quiet for us.

Room Tip: There are old and new rooms, we had a old room and it was fine but apparently the new rooms are pure...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank Nicki89_12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Hotel

Upon arrival we were greeted by Margarita and her staff and we were booked in and shown our rooms. Our room was basic, but it had everything you needed; tv, shower, bed, toilet, somewhere to hang your clothes etc. The tv worked for a few days. Then we lost the picture. No great loss to us because we only had it on late at night just before we fell asleep. The tv was fixed the next day. Very prompt and swift reaction from the tv being reported to it being fixed.
The staff were always courteous and nothing was too much trouble. The pools were kept clean and tidy at all times. The food selection at mealtimes was excellent, we never ate the same thing twice, if you have a limited palate then don't go All Inclusive, SIMPLES.
The snacks at the pool bar were the usual, cheeseburger, chips, tuna/cheese/ham/egg/salad rolls, hot dogs plus ice-cream for 12 and under.

My only bugbear is that in technical age, the hotel didn't have Wi-Fi access. There are 3 PC's provided at the cost of 1 Euro for 10 mins

Entertainment.

What can I say about Clare and Ellie that hasn't already been said on here. They tried to get everyone involved, kids, parents, grandparents, couples. If you didn't want to join in then it wasn't a problem, there was always tomorrow.

Killer Darts
Killer Pool
Giant Darts
French Boules
Table Tennis
Football
Aqua-robics
Water Volleyball
Water Polo

And that was just during the day, in the evening they did another program

Kids Disco (including big kids haha)
Cash Prize Bingo (including some very dubious number rhymes Clare)
Certificate Presentation for those that had won the games during the day (followed by a compulsory celebration dance) those are the rules of participation hahahaha.
Followed by the evenings main entertainment. This changed every night, these girls can both sing, Ellie's Amy Winehouse isn't cringeworthy as one poster put it, it is a tribute to Amy not a copy.
Both of these girls are an asset to the hotel and would be a huge factor in us booking again for next year.

First Choice rep Jamie was excellent, organised extra pillows for us on the first night and always seemed to be there when I needed him. We booked a trip and later changed our minds to another one and he changed it over no problem.

All in all this was everything we wanted from our holiday and much much more.

Would we recommend The Margarita Hotel?

100% YES

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank aco67
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 24, 2012

me and wife stayed here 12th to 23rd october so glad we picked this hotel as i think it was the most packed with guests on the island arrived very tired first night got to our room room very clean and just been re done to a better standard realy great food you wont starve here and all fresh aswell pool area had bar and food served all day and good pool side games the front pool little too dull for me but if you want to chill ok staff and entertainment girls were very good day time and at night got to know very well did have a issue with a bar staff one night but i brushed under carpet no point arguing on holiday the wasps no problem just take your cups to the bin when finished but the bloody flies a nightmare but to me they only arrived when it was due to rain then had no problem when the sun arrived later on in week herd people saying nothing to do at night well end off season people what do you expect we made friends and made our own holiday entertainment if me and wife had not gone here we would have not made the friends we did dont want to name them all but you all know who you are thankyou all for making our holiday special hope we all meet again soon love ian and paula ps great hotel great food great people please go to margarita enjoy and make friends trust me you will not be disappointed

Room Tip: ask for new rooms in main building
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank tobydog
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 20, 2012

We were a bit sceptical about this hotel after reading the reviews, however these were soon put to bed once we arrived. We were checked in quickly and the room was nice and clean. It was small and basic but had everything we needed (other than a clock)

Meals were not to our liking but a lot of the other guests were very happy with it and there was always something to eat and we didn't go hungry. The meal times were good as we like to eat late and the evening meal didn't end until 9. At dinner you are seated with other guests, at first we were worried about this but in the end decided it was a brilliant idea, as everyone soon got to know each other and we made some great friends and we all ended up sitting together on an evening as well.

The main bars and beach are a short walk from the hotel, but not too close that you get a lot of noise, Mind it was off season so most places were closed. The only annoying thing was the constant pestering of the restaurant staff to get you to go eat at their place.

Claire and Ellie the entertainment staff were great. Usually we are not the type of people who join in the daytime activities but we soon ended up doing nearly all of them. They were good at getting everyone involved but didn't pester you if you didn't want to. It made it that bit more personal that they knew you by name. Th evening entertainment was always good fun, it is more of audience participation but we were lucky enough to stay with a lot of great people who made our stay really enjoyable.

The hotel was really quiet but this didnt take away from our holiday and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

The staff were always friendly and were always there if you needed them. The wasps around the pool were a problem and as i have a massive phobia i thought i would have a breakdown, however we soon learned that if you just drink water by your sunbeds they left you alone. even the people who did drink water were ok they just got a bit annoyed by them.

We will be returning again in the future

Kerry and Furhan

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank KerryandFurhan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 17, 2012

stayed here early Oct. Laganas resort pretty much closed up so very quiet. surprised at the quality of food-it's actually better than some 5 * places I've stayed. Everything tasted fresh and they hadn't skimped on quality ingredients as other buffets often do.The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly, especially the English barmaid, Jo the rep, the 2 entertainers (1 does a great Amy Whinehouse show), and Margarita herself.Really can't fault it for the money, but beware of going in Oct if you want nightlife and good weather. It rained whole week.The only critisism I'd have (and this applies to all of Zante) is no effort to control flies-they're everywhere!Maybe install some fly killers? And a kettle without cups or tea and coffee is kind of pointless, although you can go to the restaurant any time to get a drink.All in all, a great atmosphere and easy to mingle with other guests

Room Tip: Went for a family room as same price but not recommended as you just get a smaller bedroom with an u...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Jason G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 14, 2012

My mom and I could not have enjoy our stay more.
Activities were fun, food was fresh and delicious!
People were friendly and accommodating. Recommend it to everyone, if you are looking for great weather, beautiful beaches and a good time this is the place to go.
Thanks Margarita and Tony for such a wonderful stay!

Tamara and Esther

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Tamara O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Laganas hotels
0.6 mi away
Zante Plaza Hotel & Apartments
0.1 mi away
Atlantis Hotel
Atlantis Hotel
#15 of 73 in Laganas
462 reviews
0.5 mi away
Louis Zante Beach
Louis Zante Beach
#1 of 73 in Laganas
1,707 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Galaxy Hotel, BW Premier Collection
0.3 mi away
Zante Park Hotel, BW Premier Collection
0.6 mi away
Club Zante Plaza
Club Zante Plaza
#2 of 73 in Laganas
236 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to smartline Margarita Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about smartline Margarita Hotel

Address: Laganas 29092, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Laganas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Laganas
#4 Romantic Hotel in Laganas
Price Range: $98 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — smartline Margarita Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
smartline Margarita is a charming All Inclusive hotel with a warm atmosphere and a beautiful garden. The hotel is an ideal choice for families. Guests stay in bright and modern rooms, and the hotel's restaurant serves home-grown fruit and vegetables as well as specialties from all around the world. The hotel has an inviting and relaxing pool area with three pools, including a kids pool and a relaxation pool for adults only, and if you want to enjoy the gazing sun by the sea, the beach is just a 10 minute stroll away. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Margarita Hotel Laganas
Hotel Margarita Zante
Smartline Margarita Hotel Zakynthos/Laganas

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing