We stayed at this hotel for a week and travelled as a family of four.
On arrival, we were greeted by Margarita herself which is something that I didn't expect as it was so early in the morning (about 6.30 ish).
Our family bedroom room was spacious although there wasn't hardly any storage space meaning we lived out of suitcases for the week and the shower was very small.
The food was nice but seemed repetative after the first 3/4 nights which was fine as we were only there a week but I would probably have a different opinion on this if we were staying for 2 weeks.
The entertainment was good, Aaron and Antonello did a fantastic job and work really weel as a team as one Ant is more into getting involved playing sports throughout the day and Aaron was great with the kids of a night. The night before we were due to come home a bunch of men threw Ant and Aaron in the pool which was very amusing, even more so when one of the owners (George) run over shouting at the both thinking they had jumped in which resulted in the lads packing up and going home (the entertainment had finished by this point!), luckily this was all sorted out for the following morning and they all semmed fine.
The bees are a problem but if you drink your fizzy drinks as soon as you get them or stick to water they will leave you alone.
We were concerned about large groups that was using this hotel for the strip before we travelled. Our first night we were woken up at about 5 in the morning by 2 lads next door who knocked every door along the corridor beofore getting to their own room where they started singing and shouting. The second night we were also woken up by the same lads who wasn't as bad as the first night. Other guests must have complained about their noise as on the third morning we heard Jen (the rep) telling these guys off and issuing a final warning, she basically told them that one more complaint and they would be out as it is a family hotel. After that we didn't hear a peep out of them!
My only concern about this hotel is the way Thomas Cook sell this hotel in the UK to youngsters who are booking it for the strip but they advertise in the brochures as a family hotel. While we were there it was the main 6 weeks school holiday so there were a lot of family's there, I don't think I would go to this hotel in school term time.
- 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