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“Relaxed Holiday”
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Golden Sun Hotel
Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in Kalamaki
Certificate of Excellence
Bratislava
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“Relaxed Holiday”
Reviewed August 5, 2010

We have a good experience with this hotel. Hotel area was clean with beautiful garden and children playground. Pool was very clean too. Hotel staff was cleaning it every day. Rooms were clean but small with very simple facility. We have new towels every day and bedclothes every two days. Food was delicious but the choise wasn´t very big (missing fresh fishes and you had only 5/6 possibilities for main course). There were very tasty desserts and ice-cream. Restaurant staff vas very nice, they tried to comunicate with you in your language. In the evening there wasn´t fun at the hotel, you have to go to Kalamaki or Laganas. But be careful! Laganas is very noisy ( for younger people), if you don´t like strip clubs, discos and fast foods don´t go there. Kalamaki is more silent than Laganas, better for families with children. Zakynthos town is near to Kalamaki (cca 6 km), you can get there by bus. Beach was clean and very long. Sea was calm. In the evening you mustn´t go to the beach, because of Caretta Caretta turtles (unfortunately we didn´t see any turtle :S ). You can buy trip to Shipwrack (Navagio beach) and Blue Caves, but it may be that the ship can´t land there (only for photos, however it´s very hard to take some) if the wawes are too big. Best experience was that the planes were flying over your head.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 21, 2010

We had a brilliant holiday at the Golden Sun. We would love to go back again. All the staff were very lovely - the receptionist took us to our rooms on our arrival, the girl working in the snack bar during the day worked so hard, and the restaurant staff were very pleasant in the mornings and evenings. We found that the Greek staff were much more pleasant than in hotels we have visited in Spain.

The room was basic but we didn't need any more than that - on this kind of holiday not much time is spent in th room! The pool was a good size and we always had pick of the sun beds. The resort on the whole was brilliant. Plenty of bars and restaurants. The Greek night in the Pandesia and crazy golf were lots of fun.

During the day airplanes do fly over the hotel. We stayed for 2 weeks and did not get bored of watching how close they were to the hotel. Planes do not arrive or depart from the island during the night because of the turtles so it didn't disturb our sleep.

This was a fantastic holiday and we didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2010

i didnt really know what to expect after reading some of the reviews on here but when we arrived we were pleasantly surprised.
we were shown to our room by a very friendly receptionist. the room was very basic but clean, there were no plugs in bath or sink which could be tricky for the men needing a shave but we already knew this before and took our own, no hook for the shower but we just sat in the bath and showered ourselves no problem.
food in the hotel was lovely not a great deal of choice but very enjoyable breakfast was very repetitive but ok.
swimming pool was big with plenty of sunbeds to go round although a bit uncomfortable.
hotel is right on the end of the runway so you get airplanes flying right over hotel but most people found this a novelty and not too intrusive.
lovely hotel lovely people and lovely food

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2010

Me and my partner decided to get away for a few days on a cheap last minute holiday. Afetr reading a few reviews we decided to stay at the golden sun in zykynthos,
We got there at 5.00am and we were greated by a man at reception who showed us our room . Everything was great, clean and fresh. The only initial dissapointment was that we ordered a double bed room and we were greated with 2 single beds pushed together with a massive gap in between. We wernt planning to stay in the hotel room for long anyway as we wanted to make the most of our 3 days so it wasnt much of a problem. We went to the beach which is just a short 2 minute stroll away from the hotel, the beach was gorgeous and was a genuine turtle beach so you had to watch where you walk. On our return to our hotel we went to the shop which was great might i add, they had everything in their which you would need. The lady there is lovley. we bought a couple of bits and bottles of water as you cant drink the tap water over there, we returned to our hotel to discover that the fridge was locked. Having checked with reception the fridge costed 6 euros a day and the air con costed 6 euros a day. we were shocked as didint bring that much money with us as it was only meant to be a short break. At the end of our stay we were notified that our 3 night stay was only really 2 nights as when we landed at 5.ooam that counts as your first night in the hotel??( read your small print in your hotel booking) we had to check out at 12 noon and we were only flying at 7.00am the following morning. If we wanted to stay there any more to rest we had to pay 40 euros. it seems everything in the hotel costs extra so bring an adequate amount of money with you. So me and my partner went across the road where there was entertainment. we didnt have a chance to sleep so we went for walks up to the main strip which is fab. On our return to the hotel we were greated with loud music (1am) and an ignorant male receptionist who decided to have his friend over for a party when the owner and everyone went to bed. As you can imagine this grated on us as we had very little sleep.
All in all the area is fantastic. I want to return to zykanthos but I will stay in the merlen hotle which is oposite the golden sun. The staff there were excellent and did everything for you even though we didnt stay at there hotel. Anyone with small children I would recomend to please check your accomodation and make sure you have that extra night as there is no where for anyone to sleep once you get checked out of your hotel room.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2010

We stayed here for a week at the begining of may, we had the hotel to ourselves due to begining of season, staff were the best I've ever dealt with, food was good breakfast was very repetative beans and egg everyday! Rooms standard comfortable pool and pool area very clean! Would return here.

  • Stayed May 2010
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herts
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Reviewed May 23, 2010

When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted by a very friendly young lady in reception. She showed us to our room and told us all about the pool area and facilities. We went up to our room and were very pleased with the overall cleanliness of it. The staff in the restuarant were fantastic, very chatty and always enjoyed a laugh and joke with all the guests. The food was nice, always a good choice and an ideal opportunity to try different things. The barman was really chatty and friendly. We made lots of new friends while we were there and would definately go back next year without a second thought.
The gardens are very well kept, always neat and tidy. The pool was cleaned every night for approximately two and a half to three hours regardless of whether anybody had actually been in it or not. Even the owner of the hotel was spotted one night on his hands and knees scrubbing the edge of the pool with a scourer.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2010

a pleasent hotel real friendly an helpfull staff would defo go bk next year i stayed half board an food was real nice plenty of choice

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Golden Sun Hotel
Address: Kalamaki Beach, Kalamaki 291 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Kalamaki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kalamaki
#19 Romantic Hotel in Kalamaki
#20 Family Hotel in Kalamaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Golden Sun Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A modern resort, the ideal place for those seeking after a relaxing holiday.Comfortable accomodation and friendly service should prove a winning from break. It's ideal for couples and families. The location of Golden Sun Hotel is one of its main assets: built just 150 meters from the sandy beach of Kalamaki, surrounded by evergreen trees and situated only 6 km from the island's town, it shall provide for a unique vacation experience. ... more   less 
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Golden Sun And Beach Hotel
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