This is a good family hotel with well appointed rooms and good facilities. Other reviewers have commented on the 6 nights rather than 7 and this is a problem and it should be advertised correctly however you can keep your room until departure for Eur50 or until 6pm for Eur30 and this although not deal, does help. The owners are really nice and the staff helpful and friendly. Aaron works really hard to keep everyone entertained and the kids love him - he does a great job and could do with more support from the hotel, Antonello also does entertainment but the majority os Aaron and he really made the holiday for my two kids.
Wasps are a problem and insect sting cream recommended - they are attracted to the drinks left half drunk and not disposed off and the hotel would benefit telling everyone on check in to put their waste in the bin.
The food is repetitive but there is lots of choice and eating out is within easy reach but be careful and avoid Vanilla Restaurant by the supermarket as they know your are all inclusive lure you in with promises of free drinks and wine and then when the bill arrives say the free drinks were your coffee and odd drink that comes with it so 2 adults and 2 kids meals came to Eur92 - not happy! The Ionian at the corner of the strip much better.
The hotel would benefit from a no single sex groups policy. this would avoid the pool boiling with testosterone for the water polo and volley ball matches. The owners seem to be strict on stopping the groups getting out of hand but if they don't change it, the families will stop coming. All inclusive in a predominantly young single persons resort is asking for trouble
Overall a good place, and don't be put off it being in Laganas as you are far away enough away and if you have kids Aaron will will keep them entertained
- 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