We only stayed one night here due to a delay at the airport. We had seen the hotel whilst on the beach in Kalamaki.
The room was average size with 2 single beds pushed together, the bathroom was typically Greek style wet room, with shower with small tray & curtain, toilet and basin.
The room had an open wardrobe and a large chest of drawers and dressing table.
We had air con in the room, but disappointingly no fridge (although there was an empty space for one) – on looking at the website I see that one is available, at extra cost!! The majority of the guests at the time we stayed seemed to be German, and we got the impression it was a packaged holiday hotel.
The location is faultless, and we had amazing views over the pool, beach & sea. The hotel frontage is fairly impressive with a fountain and sweeping double steps up to reception.
Breakfast was a disappointing affair. It was a buffet breakfast including scrambled egg, bacon & sausages, however the scrambled egg was inedible and the sausage had ran out and were very slow in being replenished. There were biscuits and cakes and a toast machine and some cheese and cold meats. All the food looked really unappetising and there was a real “chaotic scrum” to get the food. If we had stayed more than one night, my husband and I definitely agreed we would not repeat the breakfast experience again at this hotel.
There are a couple of restaurants very nearby offering breakfasts including, English, Scottish & continental for a very reasonable 4.50 euros.
When we got up in the morning, although it was only 8.45 am a few of the sunbeds by the pool already had towels on them, I imagine in the peak of summer you would have to be up very early to ensure you got a sun bed by the pool!
We enjoyed the beach bar for an evening drink, we paid 3 euros each for a large glass of chilled wine overlooking the beach.
All in all I wouldn’t stay at this hotel again unless it was for a very short stay and just wanted to make use of the beach. There are bars and restaurants nearby so everything you would need for a few days away is on your doorstep.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Crystal Beach
- Crystal Beach Kalamaki
- Crystal Beach Hotel Zakynthos/Kalamaki