Having just got back from Zante yesterday and staying at the Bitzaro Grande all we can say is having read the the reviews before we booked and having an open mind about them, the hotel and rooms are spotless, the pool and the hotel grounds are lovely and well maintained, all the staff that work so hard all day never failed to have a great big smile on there faces and always made you feel at home, not like other hotels we have stayed in were they seem to just do there job and not interested in there guests.
The area the hotel is in is quiet and a 10 min stroll to the beach and a 2 min walk to the main street of Kalamaki.
We booked all inclusive for the first time and was a bit worried about what the food would be like, and i can honestly say the food was excellent from breakfast lunch and dinner yes there were some things not to our taste but people have to remember they have to cater for different nationals, never had a problem not filling our plates ( compliments to the catering staff)
As for zante itself its beautiful if you get out and explore, we had booked a trip to do the caves and the shipwreck but got canceled the morning we were going, so we had a re think and hired a car for 2 days at very good rate from Traffic on the old Kalamaki road and it turned out to be the best thing we did, its really easy to get around the island but watch out for hired quad bikes some of the people that hire them can be scary to see. Went to the shipwreck via getting a little boat from porto vromi for half the price of the big company's its a must its stunning, then went on to see the whole island, another must is go to Keri beach and hire a private motorboat which you have to skipper yourself and get across to Marathonisi (turtle) island we had a giggle getting used to skippering it ourselves but once you do its realy easy, we went round the whole island and anchored on the beach its stunning.
All in all i can say its the best holiday we have had from the hotel to the island and the local people are very friendly well worth going. If you fancy trying local greek food try Zakanoh (zakinthi) on the main strip. Dont be put off by the smooth talking fella at the entrance once you get inside the food is lovely.
A big mention to John and Jan hope you had a great time with the jeep and Jan we hope you managed to get on that lilo with a bit of grace. Lol. You gave us a giggle and a top couple we will be in touch.
Dave & Jen.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bitzaro Grande
- Bitzaro Grande Kalamaki
- Bitzaro Grande Hotel Zakynthos/Kalamaki