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“Great for groups of young people” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel White Olive Premium
Ranked #52 of 77 Hotels in Laganas
Castleford, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great for groups of young people”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

Me and my partner who are in our 40's stayed here from the 9th September to the 16th.We stayed on the top floor in room 313.the room itself we could not fault we had a twin bed and a sofa bed,the kitchen had a fridge and 2 ringed hob,we also had a kettle and toaster.The bathroom was a decent size with a bath & shower attachment and the balcony was big enough for 2 people to sit on.We did not get the air con as most people who had it said it was a waste of money and for the last 4 day's it rained every day and was cooler on a night. The pool area was ok and you could alway's get a sunbed,but these were very uncomfortable,you also get sick of hearing the same music all the time as they just keep playing the same disc all day.It get's very noisy in the early hours usually between 2am and 5am when all the young people start coming in from the nightclubs,but from next year this should not bother most people as it will be a twenty's hotel full of young people.The location is good about 5 minutes to the beach and around 20 minutes to the strip with a steady walk,some of the more drunk one's might want to get a taxi back from the strip!If you want a lively noisy place to stay,this is one of them

Room Tip: If you ask for a pool view room's ending in 13 eg 213 & 313 don't have a full view as th...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ian W
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

I suppose it all boils down to the old adage you get what you pay for ! The brochures may list air con but you are unlikely to get it. Most of the rooms with air con are not working. But the hotel will happily sell you a fan for the same price. So you can sweat away all night whilst the fan circulatates the hot air around. Addto that the room we had was infested by ants. The food is very poor also. Personally I would not go to Greece again, went to Malia last year. The drinks are so expensive 5 euro for a vodka red bull. Most of the drinks are watered down aswell, first time abroad when I didn't experience a hangover ! The country is on it's backside so don't expect any investment in the facilities anytime soon. Come back Magaluf all is forgiven !

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

So i've just got back from staying at the President for 2 weeks.

Firstly i have to give this hotel its dues in regards to its friendly staff and the cleaning staff are exceptional.
I had my linen/ towels/bathmat/bins changed almost everyday and floors cleaned throughout daily.
The atmosphere around the pool is nice, good music and a cheap enough pool bar.

The self catering facilities are as standard as you'd expect ( a double hob, fridge, limited cutlery, a kettle and a toaster.
We actually got a shower curtain (apparently this is quite a rarety in Zante hotels...and we didn't have one in our last hotel on our previous visit).
Also we had a bath and shower and the bathroom was very spacious, nicely tiled and the decor looked quite fresh throughout the room

I found the food in the restaurant to be limited to junk food (and quite expensive too) and if i'm honest it wasn't great quality.

Now for the not so good:
On our first night we were put in a double room at the very side of the hotel (looking onto the road) our "balcony" was just above the road and we couldn't keep it open because just about anyone and everyone could see into our room and because we were on the 1st floor it was very low down on the street so didn't feel secure at all.
The otherside of the room overlooked the pool. As a result we had unimaginable noise throughout the night (large trucks and coaches zooming past literally making the room shake and revellers making their way to and from the strip and throwing up on the road outside our room and then from 7am we could hear sunbeds getting dragged around and music from the pool).
Also the toilet was leaking and wouldn't flush (which i suspect they knew about as we were provided with a mop/bucket and washbowl) and the toilet didn't flush.
We immediately asked to be moved the next morning as we couldn't cpe with 2 weeks of sleepless nights.

We were moved into another room at the back of the hotel, on the ground floor (so no aircon available) which had an extra bed and was much more spacious and clean. There were roosters & chickens running around back of the hotel which came right up to our terrace, but they were harmeless enough (except at 6am when the roosters did their thing).
However we were unlucky enough to be put in a block full of completely disrespectful types which were insistent on taking furniture off our patio so they could sit and have their pre/post party right outside our patios/ throwing furniture at our back doors at 7am because they were trying to get attention/ urinating over the balcony above (i reported this twice to the night porter and was told to stop making a fuss "because he was the one cleaning up and not me!").
In the end i remonstrated with the culprit myself because there is no need for filth like that (especially when his toilet was in his room!! and was told by hotel staff to "not get involved". They didn't do anything to stop this kind of behaviour and let people scream the house down and play music to 7am in the morning!!
I found this a huge shame because the hotel itself is a nice place but the fact they let people treat the place like a 24 hour party palace or in the case of the lad upstairs...a public toilet really lets it down...they obviously like to choose quantity over quality.

The location is rubbish- the strip is a 10 min walk down a partially unlit road which isn't too great at night..and watch out for the quads on the way as it seems they give them out to any pre pubescent teen that wants one (3 crashes whilst i was there and the way they skidded around im really not surprised) they come hurtling towards you on the road at speed.
The beach is about a minutes walk...but it takes you down one end of the beach (nowhere near the strip end).

To be honest although i came to Laganas for a lively holiday i chose this hotel as i was told it was a bit more laid back during the day..i was happy to pay extra to have a decent nights sleep-i definitely didn't get this...in fact i had better sleep at the Savvas hotel in Laganas last year which is ACTUALLY a Club 18-30's hotel.

The check out time on your last day is 10am and there is no room to safely store your suitcase and no wash/shower room for those of us that had to wait around all day for our late flights.
So it was a public shower by the pool for us at the end of the day.

If i'm honest i won't stay here again..if your after a youth hostel where people run around the hotel corridors/ throw furniture at your door to wake you up to "join their party" then this is the place for you..if you want to have a hotel where you can sleep off your hangover in relative peace then this is definitely not the place for you.

Having been to Laganas before i was not expecting much and fully expected it to be lively- and i like a good party myself..but when your around it 24 hours a day it just becomes a bit too much. There just seems to be no control over the guests at all and its literally like an everything goes type of place!

Room Tip: Do not get room that overlooks the road at the side- your room literally shakes everytime a bus/ tru...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank dee83_11
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

Me and 12 of my friends stayed at President, it was excellent, the atmosphere by the pool everyday with the music was really good! The pool was clean and tidy! The staff were great the restaurant and bar was also really good, also the pool bar was good too! The rooms are basic but that's all you need when you're going out, just somewhere to sleep and wash! The cleaners came everyday apart from a Saturday, changed our bedding, washed up, clean towels were given and also swept an mopped right through until the balcony. The night guards were also very friendly.
Also about a 2 min walk to the beach were you can find more friendly Greeks who offer you free sun beds and wifi! And also it's around a 5-10 min walk from the strip :)
Would definitely stay here again! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!:D

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Soph8910
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

Me & my friends have just got back from the President apartments hotel. Before we went, we had heard awful things (like blood in the bed & on the walls) so we were all pretty scared on arrival. However, our rep (Jordan) was lovely, showed us to our room, which at first look was fine, very basic, but fine for sleeping in. We went down to reception to pay for the air con & safe, bearing in mind, there was a heat wave on while we were there! the woman on reception told us the air con had broke & really didn't seem to care when it would be fixed, if at all. We had to pay the same amount for two fans as we would for air con (40euros), the fans were dirty and only circulated the hot air, 2 of my friends spent 3 nights sleeping on the balcony because the room was too hot! The shower in our room was not big enough for a human, if you were bigger than a size 14, you probably wouldn't have fitted in it, and probably because of this, the shower had a massive crack in the window of it. The plug sockets were hanging out the walls, how we didn't get electricuited I will never know! There was a vile stain on our sofa, don't even want to know what it was... and as for the hob, I wouldn't have even prepared my cats food on that, it was discusting! The toilet broke twice in the week we stayed, as it ran out of water. The pool was fine, loved the music playing all day, the pool bar food was delicious and not too expensive. The hotel wasn't too far from the beach, although I wouldn't have wanted to walk there at night as you have to walk down a back road, the strip was miles away from the President, me & my friends ended up getting taxis to & from the strip. We couldn't hear any noise from our room, so that was a good thing. This hotel definitely needs updating and the air con needs fixing! I would go to Zante again, but would not stay at the President.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Beckie R
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hertfordshire
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62 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

Me and 3 other girls stayed at this hotel 3rd - 10th July. The rooms were basic but good enough just to sleep in after a mad night out. Although, a big let down was that there was no air con, despite them saying in the description that you could pay for the air con, we were given a fan which just circulated hot air in the room. This really did spoil it for us as we had to leave the balcony windows open, which resulted in mosquitos!!

The pool is lovely, nice to relax during the day after a night out. The sunbeds are plentiful, but not comfy, then again only a 3 star hotel, what do you expect. The music played around the pool is great, gives a good atmosphere and gets all the young people in the mood.

WHATEVER YOU DO DO NOT ACCEPT THE REP'S "GOOD DEAL!" RE PAYING 190 EUROS FOR THE EVENTS. This included paint party, foam party, boat trip etc. however, if you look around the strip and get the ticket a day before, the deals are really cheap for groups, i.e. 20 euros for the booze cruise. shame no-one warned us of this, however lesson learnt.

The hotel's location is perfect, just a 10 minute walk into the strip, with a supermarket on the doorstep and the beach about a 2 minute walk. The beach was beautiful and definitely worth a visit. There are lots of activities you can do, but it's nice just relaxing on the sand.

Loads of bars and clubs nearby, make sure you go to the bar where you pay 8 euros for unlimited drinks the whole night, this was the one bar where the drinks certainly were not watered down, and jimmy and eddy who serve behind the bar there tend to make the girls' drinks stronger haha!

All in one, I would definitely without a doubt return to this hotel if there was air con, this was the only let down.

Room Tip: Make sure there is aircon!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank emzone
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Berkshire
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

President apartments are a really nice place to stay. The rooms are very Greek and basic, the showers don't have curtains instead they have a plastic shield that leaves the front exposed so water gets everywhere, but this is what its like in Greece. We ate out every night so the facilities in the apartment weren't used except for the fridge. The pool area is great and the pool is a good shape and has a bar next to it. Its worth pre drinking at the bar before you go to the strip, €2.50 for a cocktail which are all really strong or a tenner for a fish bowl.
Overall I cant complain about the president Apartments they are a really good base for a lively holiday.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank JordanDL
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Property: Hotel White Olive Premium
Address: Laganas 29092, Greece (Formerly President Apartments)
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Laganas
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Number of rooms: 42
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