A group of 4 of us (we're a group of girls, all aged 18) stayed here from 30th June- 7th July. Up until we got to the hotel we thought that we would get regularly robbed, the rooms would be disgusting and that the hotel staff would be rude (due to the previous reviews on the website.)
However, the room itself was lovely- it was basic but it was larger than we thought and a maid was there 4 out of the 8 days. I would recommend getting a safe for 20 euros just to be on the safe side. Whilst we were there we didn't hear anything about break ins and the security guard who works there made sure that if one of us came in by ourselves we got back up to our room safely. You can get air conditioning for 50 euros for the week, but we decided against this. Instead, in the evenings we just had the doors open and this was sufficient for all but 1 or 2 warm nights where we wished we'd bought air-con or brought a mini fan. The food at the hotel bar was nice, and the portions are massive, you get a lot for money, e.g. you can get a full English breakfast for 4 euros. The staff are always at the bar and were very friendly- on one night i ordered chicken and chips and the man came over, informing me that they were out of chicken but i got to pick something else off the menu, he refunded me the difference in price and brought us over free drinks to make up for the wait. The hotel is right at the top of the strip so the main source of noise is a bar next door which just only has it's music on until midnight-ish.
The only down side to the hotel is that the shower leaks water everywhere so the bathroom floor becomes soaked. The water doesn't really drain away and the water quickly becomes sandy and muddy from everyones shoes! I would suggest going down to on if the supermarkets and getting a 6/7 euro broom just so you can sweep the water down the drain.
I think we would all recommend not booking events with the 18-30s rep- you can get everything they offer for cheaper on the strip. Our rep assured us that she was selling things for the same price as on the strip- THIS IS NOT TRUE. You will see as soon as you get onto the strip that reputable companies are selling the same nights out and days trips for about 15-25 euros each- however, your rep will charge you about 200 euros for 5 night outs and one boat party.
Overall this hotel is really nice- don't let previous reviews scare you, as long as you're smart through investing in a safe and making sure you lock the doors no one will rob you. The room we had (number 11) and the room next to us (number 10) were a lot bigger than the other and didn't have any major problems. We would defiantly stay there again.
- Also Known As:
- Ellinis Hotel Laganas
- Ellinis Zakynthos/Laganas