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“Amaryllis Apartments, Kalamaki, Zante”
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Amaryllis Hotel
Ranked #21 of 30 Hotels in Kalamaki
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Wirral
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“Amaryllis Apartments, Kalamaki, Zante”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed in a 1 bedroomed apartment at the Amaryllis at the end of July.

We found the hotel generally to be good for the price we paid. Our apartment was on the 1st floor and was a good size for the 4 of us with a twin bedroom and 2 sofa beds in the lounge area. The kitchen was tiny but ideal for making drinks and snacks - which is all you really want when you are on holiday. Bathroom was just as expected for Greece.

We found that there was not enough storage in the aparment for 4 people and we ended up living out of the suitcases for the duration of our holiday. There was one thing that I really did not like about the apartments and that was the really odd flooring. It was crazy paving style and although the cleaners came in every day, I felt that it was impossible for them to clean it properly due the deep grooves around the tiles. You could actually see the discolouration there - not nice!

We paid for the safe and air conditioning (a must in July) and found the air con to be excellent.

The pool was a good size but very crowded (it was peak season) Lots of reserving of beds and several very large family groups (15 people+) staying there who all seemed to take over the sunbed terraces and pool. We ended up at the beach and the pool of the Peluzzo a good few days because we could not get beds. The Peluzzo is right opposite and the pool was really good - just buy a drink/snack and they are happy to let you use their pool.

Kalamaki is fab! Loads of great restaurants (we liked Heavens Kitchen and Artemis the best) and good bars (our favourites are Drunk Corner and Oceanic)

We would definitely return to Kalamaki but probably not the Amaryllis due to the dodgy flooring and lack of space around the pool.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

This was our first visit to Zante and we had a great time. The Amaryllis offered great service. Staff were very friendly, especially the barman. Bedrooms and areas round the hotel were kept very clean. The only thing we felt the room lacked was some drawers for storing clothes and another rail in the bathroom for hanging wet towels but this was not much of a problem. The location of the hotel is good, handy for the beach, shops and restaurants. If we go back to Kalamaki we would definitely stay at the Amaryllis and would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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newcastle
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

A good set up arranged in 4 blocks all facing onto the pool area which is kept clean and the pool is tested every day..Close to the main drag and 5 minute walk to the beach. Very clean and friendly, the staff are obviously happy as they have been there for the last 3 years that we know of.Many guests return and are instantly recognised and welcomed. The pool bar has extended its hours to 9pm and we would recommend you try the home cooking on offer. You cannot get more authentic greek food anywhere in Kalamaki.If you get the chance to purchase tickets at the bar for the BBQ and greek night, it is not to be missed with many greek dishes to try, one of our best nights.

Room Tip: higher floor blocks C&D have less surrounding noise from other hotels
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Just returned from the Amaryliss what a lovely greek adventure first visit to Greece the amaryliss was a super location to spend 2 weeks .The staff were excellent nothing too much trouble
The location was excellent a few mornings the aeroplanes gave you and early morning call but really cannot fault the Amaryliss lovely setting

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wales
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We had a very bad start to our holiday due to thunderstorms in Zante, we were unable to land that day but Thomsons did us proud and put us up in a 5 * hotel in mainland Greece .When we did arrive we were very tired so went to bed very early and forgot to use mossie protection !! Make sure you pack some! As everyone has said this hotel is very friendly and welcoming,food in hotel great and you are spoilt for choice in the resturants,we only visited 4 so many to choose from,and all the staff in the resturants are so pleased to see you.I had read about sunbeds being booked in advance ,the only people using this hotel are British so who is to blame!! I think my only moan is that we like to watch the World news and couldnt find it on the t.v We have been to many Greek islands over the years Zante twice before, but never returned to the same place twice,all that has now changed.We are booking the Amaryllis again next year and hopefully for many years to come.Thank you to all the staff that made our holiday so good.

Room Tip: C block furthest from the pool but nearest to back gate so shorter walk to beach
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ayrshire, Scotland
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Just back from this hotel. Myself, my husband and two year old child stayed in a two bedroomed apartment which was on the ground floor.
The good points first. The hotel itself is decent enough as far as Greek hotels go. Quite small but friendly. Nice snack bar staff who make you pretty much whatever you ask for. Location a short stroll from main bars and restaurants and a five minute walk to the beach. Nice breakfasts and food generally good. The pool and the baby pool are a good size and our daughter loved it.
Bad points.....our room had a horrible crazy paving type floor which was pretty dirty and not at all safe for little feet! The rest of the room seemed clean enough, it was just the floor which was dirty. Our kitchen area always had a few ants which were also in the bedrooms and even in the cupboard and on my clothes! I told reception but nothing was done about it. The toilet seemed to constantly smell bad and the room in general had a musty basement smell.
No fault of the amaryllis but we had to all sleep in the twin room because the big hotel next door was extremely noisy at night.
The sunbed area is covered in long grass which seemed to attract horrible swarms of flying ants which was very unpleasant. They werent there every day but a lot of the time.
I can't comment on the upper floor rooms, they could have been nice for all I know, but we hated our room.
That said, we had a lovely time in Kalamaki. Second visit. It's a nice small resort, nice restaurants, lovely shallow beach for children. But if we go back again I would not stay at this hotel purely because of the room we had.

Room Tip: High floors probably better!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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scotland
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

This is was our 2nd stay at the Amaryllis and once again didn't let us down. Its in a great location for the beach or the main strip. The hotel and rooms are spotless and the ground well maintained. All the staff are friendly and always smiling.
Rooms are a good size, we were in block D this time and the balcony got the sun first thing in the morning. We prefer the beach so can't comment situation around the pool. We used the snack bar a couple of times which was ok also.
We're already booked for September 2013!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Amaryllis Hotel
Address: Kalamaki 29100, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Kalamaki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kalamaki
#11 Family Hotel in Kalamaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Amaryllis Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amaryllis Hotel is a stylish, friendly traditional architecture 3*** star hotel situated in Kalamaki, Zakynthos, only 400m from the sandy beach of Kalamaki and 5km from Zante town, port and airport. Amaryllis hotel consists of spacius double and family rooms of one seperate bedroom. Our unique aesthetics and amenities rooms include Satellite Tv, Air conditioning, Fridge, Direct Telephone, Hairdryer, Bathroom with shower, bathrodes & pool towels, Balcony or Veranta. In Amaryllis Hotel you can find also: restaurant, snack bar by the pool, lobby bar, 24 hours reception desh, wifi in public areas and in rooms, free parking. ... more   less 
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