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“A pot of gold . . . .” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rainbow Apartments

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Rainbow Apartments
Ranked #15 of 30 Hotels in Kalamaki
Certificate of Excellence
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A pot of gold . . . .”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2008

I have just returned from what has been the most relaxing, friendly and fun holiday I have ever had. This was all due to us choosing the Rainbow Apartments based on the reviews from fellow travellers, so thank you!!

So I thought I'd try and help others too and add my contribution.....

When trying to book for the Rainbow at the end of August, I found that Thomas Cook was the exclusive travel agent and had no places available. So I emailed the Rainbow direct through their website, and luckily enough, received an email from Athena saying that they had rooms available. I did not hesitate and paid a deposit straight away.

The reception on arrival at the Rainbow lived up to all expectations, with Athena introducing herself and showing us personally to our apartment. Because we booked direct, we didn’t have to pay extra for the safe or air con (I don’t know if this happens every time though).

Our room was clean and had everything you needed, kettle, hob, tv, shower etc, with a balcony overlooking the pool. Talking of the pool, it was a good size, very clean and had more than enough sun beds for everyone. Later in the day Athena introduced us to her husband, Nikos, who was just as helpful and friendly.

The Rainbow also has its own taverna, which I can highly recommend. The moussaka is a must!!

Other restaurants I would recommend are Michaelos, for their unbelievable Lamb Kleftiko and Petrinos for their stuffed mushroom starter. Both are located about 200 yards from the Rainbow, but in opposite directions. Another restaurant I'd recommend would be Select, which is on the main strip. The food was very good and the service, especially from the camp but married waiter, was outstanding. Do not eat at Mermaids!! Although it is "World famous" (according to its display) the service was terrible and the food was just as bad.

The main strip with its mass of restaurants and bars is a 5 minute stroll away, with the beach a further 5 minute walk. The beach is sandy and has sunbeds and umbrellas for which you have to pay a daily fee for. There are no watersports, apart from a few pedalos.

If you want to book a trip, please visit Chris, who is located on the right side of the road, halfway between the main strip and the beach. He was very honest, advising us which trips to go on or to not bother with. He also gave us a discount when we paid by cash.

The weather was brilliant, with temperatures up into the mid 30's. We only had one bad day, with storms and torrential rain. But we were told that this was the first rain in 4 months!!

Anyway, back to the Rainbow. I cannot recommend it highly enough, with Athena and Nikos doing their utmost to make your holiday as relaxing and fun as possible. They would do almost anything for you. Athena is a jack of all trades, working on the reception, in the kitchen, at the bar and even doing the cleaning. Nikos is the tv expert, making sure that all of the tvs, at least half a dozen, have something interesting showing. If you are a football fan, you will be in heaven, with nearly all premiership, european and international games being shown.

I also have to mention Roger and Julie, who tend the bar, keep the place tidy and keep the guests talking during the day. And finally Ashley, the karaoke queen!! She will do her best to get you up to sing on the twice weekly karaoke nights.

The friendliness of the hosts seems to extend to the guests, with everyone talking to each other around the pool during the day and around the bar at night.

Sorry for such a long winded review, but there was a lot to mention.

So to summarize, GO TO THE RAINBOW!!! You will not be disappointed.

Finally, I want to say a very big THANK YOU to Athena, Nikos, Roger, Julie and Ashley for making our holiday such fun!!

PS

Roger, if you ever want to swap jobs, just let me know!!

  • Liked — Nikos, Athena and the friendly atomsphere.
  • Disliked — Having to leave!!
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank TenneT
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Bolton
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2008

Having read previous reviews on "Trip Advisor" we booked a family holiday through Manos and were not dissapponted.
The Rainbow is one of the best holidays we have ever had and we will be certainly wbe revisiting it next year.
Nikos and Athena are excellent hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them.
The apartments were very clean, with good cooking facilities and air condtioning.
The pool area was great as it was spacious and plenty of room for the sunbeds.
We thought that the Rainbow had thebest food in the village, particularly the specials cooked by Mama!
Other good restaurants were Micaloes and Hera.
Overall a great apartments, run by great people!

John Chappell and Family

  • Liked — Athena and Nikos
  • Disliked — Early morning cockerals
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank John46C
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Caerphilly
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2008

Just returned from two weeks in Zante. Couldn't have asked for better accommodation. Everything was perfect - weather, pool, rooms, food, the drinks! Nikos and Athena are wonderful people who made us feel so welcome and always had time for a chat. They couldn't have been better.

Would highly recommend the Rainbow at any time.

  • Liked — The owners - Nikos and Athena
  • Disliked — NA
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank CaerphillyDisneygirl
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Rotherham England
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2008

Have just returned from our 6th stay on the trot at the Rainbow appartments in Kalamaki Zakynthos .Every year we have a fantastic holiday there and this year was our best ever ! The proprierters Nikos and Athena as allways were fantastic making you feel like family not guests .The food as allways both at the snackbar during the day and at the taverna on site at night was fantastic ! We didnt eat anywhere else all holiday .The Rainbow now has air-con which in tempretures around 35-40 degrees is fantastic ,you can sleep very well without feeling hot and restless .The Rainbow has lots of regular customers who like us go back year after year which says a lot for itself .Nothing is too much trouble for Nikos and Athena and so if theres anything you need they will do their best for you .The pool area is fantastic ,the best in Kalamaki with plenty of sunbeds to go round .So if you have never been to Zante ,give the Rainbow a chance ,I promise you you will love it ,Cant wait for next year !......

  • Liked — The great atmosphere and freindliness
  • Disliked — going home
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
4 Thank zanteforlife
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rothesay
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2008

Having spent 9year going to Kalamaki I have now found the perfect place for me, Athena and Nick were the perfect hosts nothing was a bother to them, the pool was the the warmest I have ever been in and with nothing to block out the suns rays round about its a sun worshipers paradise, having my grandchildren on the island as well they came and enjoyed the pool also, and the food is to die for in the taverna, only 5min walk to the center and 10min to the beach it was ideal, 15min from the airport and I heard no noise at all. I will be retuning at the end of September, I am also booking my 3 weeks for the same time next year.

Anne and Michael.

Stayed June 2008
Helpful?
3 Thank kalamakicrazy
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birmingham
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2008

Went to zante for first time in june, just me and my boyfriend. We had a wonderful time and will definately be going back in the future. The staff were exceptional, especially Nicos and Athena who really did go out of their way a number of times to make sure our stay was fantastic. The rooms were nice, basic and clean. Facilities were good, safety deposit box, tv, air-con and kitchenette - we never used kitchen though as ate out most nights. The food at the rainbow was also lovely, one of the nicest places to eat.
The bar area was good too, very relaxed and everyone was so friendle. many of the guests had been before and return every year - that says a lot in itself! pool area very nice and clean. excellent location too. Only a few mins walk to main strip, 10mins to beach and the taxi junction is near if you want to visit nearby resorts. We were really sad to be coming home and cant wait to return. Would definately reccomend the rainbow !!!

  • Liked — It had everything you needed
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank nicolalalala
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fife
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2008

just spent the most relaxing week of my life at the rainbow aparts from start to finnish this was a great place to stay first holiday ever that we were more than a number.the food served in the taverna is second to none.big thanks to athena and nikos you made our holiday mst enjoyable. be back september see you soon john@dawn

  • Liked — the freindlyness of the owners
  • Disliked — road works
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank turtlesfife
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Additional Information about Rainbow Apartments

Property: Rainbow Apartments
Address: On the Zante Town Road, Kalamaki 723 00, 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:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Kalamaki
#12 Family Hotel in Kalamaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rainbow Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 37
Also Known As:
Rainbow Apartments Kalamaki
Rainbow Apartments Hotel Kalamaki
Rainbow Apartments Zakynthos/Kalamaki

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