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Blue Bell Studios
Ranked #30 of 68 Specialty Lodging in Laganas
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Just came back from the Blue Bell and had the best week of my life. As a group of 9 girls who were all terrified on the bus on the way to the hotel after reading the reviews, we all were pleasantly suprised as the hotel exceeded our expectations. Fair enough the bathroom is pretty basic as it constantly had an inch of water but it was liveable and not enough of a problem to ruin our holiday. Kitchen appliances and aircon worked fine, the security guard at night was really friendly as were reception, however they were not that helpful. The best bit about the hotel is absolutely the pool bar, George and Trigger provided banter throughout the week and were amazing crack but do not hold your drink in your left hand otherwise they will force you to down it! Definitely get involved down at the pool and make the most of the best aspect of the hotel. Food was also really good at the pool bar and it was cheaper to drink at the bar before going out then going to the shop and buying drink ourselves. Basher and Shareen were our 2wentys reps and also were so friendly and were more concerned about you having a good time on your holiday than selling you stuff. The location was also fantastic as it was like a 5 minute walk to the strip which meant it wasn't far but you could still get a decent nights kip. Please don't take any notice of the bad reviews these are people who obviously did not get involved and have an open mind about the holiday. Definitely going back next year!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

After reading many reviews before we left, I was reluctant to stay here. However, it exceeded expectations! I went with a group of friends all of us are 18, and we weren't expecting 5 star quality in Laganas! The rooms were basic, but had everything you needed.
The pool was nice, however the beach is amazing so we spent most the time there. The bar staff are so nice (GEORGE), highly recommended to go there before going out.
A deposit is given however, despite needing many new sheets (due to being sick of them) and breaking a glass we got the entire lot back! The rumours about the maid stealing things is also false, the reception staff are also nice!
The location of the hotel is perfect, right on the beach and a very short walk to the beginning of the strip!
Ignore all bad reviews, what do you expect when going to Laganas?

Also you should go to Horizon restaurant, it is amazing. Prices are good and staff are so lovely (also give free cocktails, shots and fish bowls) we ended up going there every night.
NEVER go to 'Little Ariel', the man harrasses all girls who deserves no customers.

Overall amazing holiday.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank chloe l
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

I had very low expectations after reading all the reviews, however my expectations were exceeded.

The rooms are all fitted for purpose, nothing is amazing, but Laganas is a clubbing resort, what can you expect? The shower doesn't have a shower curtain because it is a wet room. Slightly annoying in the fact that the whole bathroom gets soaked but its bareable. There is only hot water at certain hours of the day, but a cold shower is quite refreshing after a day in the sun.

A damage deposit is taken on arrival, we got all ours back, despite a few problems that lead to us thinking we had lost it all.

The bar staff are amazing. And although I spent very little time at the pool (I like the beach), the games I saw being played looked fun.

The resort of Laganas is amazing - everyone go the Horizon, a bar/restaurant on the beach very close to Blue Bell. My friends and I went every day!

Watch out for the Greek restaurant called "Little Ariel" - The man who encourages you to go there will abuse you when you reject his offer to go in.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank kb123kb
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

I've literally just returned from a week in Laganas, Zante with 3 other girls (18years old) and we stayed at the Bluebell. I can't deny that all of us weren't skeptical about staying here due to the amount of reviews in which people complained but honestly, i wouldnt listen to them, we had an amazing time!!
The owners are both english and very helpful and kind, we even discussed the previous bad reviews to which they answered truthfully and how they've improved since then which was a relief.
We arrived and handed over 25euros each (50 euro deposit per room) and at the end of the week we received all of this back. The reviews about them taking money must have been extreme cases, just look after what you have as in sheets and towels and you'll get this money back happily. Our first shower the head broke off and we took this immediately to reception expecting them to charge us but instead they just fixed it immediately. They arent there to try and charge you but instead enjoy your stay.
The maids come in daily and sweep the floor and clean the bins out, they change towels (we got two towels each), sheets and loo roll just once (mid week) so you may have to buy more loo roll but this is only 70cents, no point complaining! Having spoken to the owner, there are no worries about maids stealing your belongings (although of course still be on the safe side and hide valuables) as they are made to sign a book as to which rooms and when they cleaned out the rooms so they can be tracked if something does go missing.
There is also a safe at reception for 10euros non-refundable for a week and we kept our passports and money in these, and are always required to have a key from the receptionist to open plus your own one so very safe.
The rooms may be basic but basic in a good way, its not a grim hotel by far!
The pool area had a great atmosphere with music constantly blaring and the bar tender George is lovely, the food here is also really nice and can be taken into your room which we did a couple of times to cure our hangovers!! However we spent most of our time by the beach which was literally a 2 minute walk away! What is more the strip is a perfect distance (5/10mins) so you're far enough away that you cant hear it and away from the major hussle and bussle.
So honestly this is a fabulous place to go if you're looking for a place to pass out after a night out which is safe and always happy to help; such good fun! There is nothing to worry about id definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Amelia B
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

After reading the reviews on here before we went, we were really skeptical about going but we really enjoyed ourselves! yes the rooms are basic and you have to buy your own toilet roll and stuff like that but the atmosphere is so good! George and Trigger are absolute legends and the pool bar is cheap. Had the time of our lives and definately want to go back next year. Bluebell all the way!

Room Tip: we had a downstairs room, no stairs were definately a plus after a night out!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Emily S
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Well, i personally LOVED the Blue Bell.. . . 18-30s hotel, what more do you want?. Yes i admit its not the nicest looking, however it is exactly what you need. George the bar tender is THE biggest babe you could ask for. The reps are outstanding and the pool games etc are so much fun! as with every hotel just be careful, dont leave money hanging around etc and you'll be fine. me and my friends had the time of our lives. Only thing is, you only get one set of towels, and if you leave them stinking (like we did) you'll be charged 3 euros, which is nothing! Enjoy Guys!!

Room Tip: pool side is by far the best.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank sianangharad
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Read loads of reviews about the hotel... was a little worried! Just come back and had the time of my life!! Was on a lads holiday and now have holiday blues!! Miss it so much, thinking of going back at end of season!! The hotel itself is ok!! basic but what do u expect the ritz!! We paid 50 euros and get every penny back even though the towels were really dirty! the pool area is small and that makes the atmosphere banging!! the pool party is wkd and messy!! watched two people take on triggers sambuca challenge... was so funny!! one guy did 88 shots in 88 minutes!! what makes this hotel is the bar area!! George and Trigger are awesome... they do wkd deals all week and make everyone feel so welcome! they have these wristbands that get u a free shot with every drink and also half price drinks in one of the best clubs in zante..fishbowl! me and my mates every nite went there and bought a 120 euro fishbowl for 60 euros.. cost us about 5 euros each which is the price of one drink and got us wrecked... it never seemed to go down!! also at the bar they do 10 drinks for 20 euros so 2 euros a cocktail... so we ended up doing the whole cocktail list!! bargain!!
The food here is really nice as well and cheap, u get a pizza for 4 euros!! they do food until 10 at night as well!!
The hotel itself is right on the beach so wkd location!! and about 5 min walk from the strip!! beach itself aint great so spent everyday round the pool!
Reps in the hotel are really nice as well!! events were good laugh!!

One other thing is be careful of the rules of the bar!! No right hand drinking!! they caught me every day!! oh and def have a death shot!!

In summary i would 100% come back here!! I dont know whats wrong with the other people that have wrote the reviews as i had no problems and loved it here!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Blue Bell Studios

Address: Laganas, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Laganas
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #30 of 68 Specialty Lodging in Laganas
Number of rooms: 54
Also Known As:
Blue Bell Studios Hotel Laganas
Blue Bell Studios Zakynthos/Laganas

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