I went in the first week of June last year with my fiance after booking last minute through Thomas Cook. We arrived about 3am and the person on the desk couldn't really speak English, but we managed to get our room keys in the end. The room itself was very basic but we wasn't planning on cooking in it so it was fine for us. The bathroom was very small and you should be aware that you can't put any toilet roll down the toilet in Zante.
The hotel itself was small but cute, we were by the pool a couple of days and didn't have any trouble getting a sun lounger but most of the time we just used it as somewhere to sleep and went out. It is perfectly located - to the left there is a whole long strip full of bars and restaurants. Our favourites were the Oasis bar (good for cocktails) for evening drinks, the resonably priced Zakanoh for evening meals (the houmous is amazing!!!) and a little bar/cafe called Cronulla bar (opposite Zahanoh) for lunch. There is also a cute little bakery further down the strip in amongst some restaurants and tourist shops that does very nice sausage rolls and cakes if you want a snack.
If you turn right from the hotel you end up at the beach, again close by, which we often walked right round to either Laganas (took about 30mins) or just to get away from the crowds - between Kalamaki and Laganas the beach was empty and the sea was lovely. I would also recommend the turtle boat tours in Laganas.
We went on various excursions round the island and you definately need to see the North part of the island, Zante town and also the blue caves.
It was our first time away together and neither of us are huge party animals so the hotel was perfect as it was far enough away from Laganas and the strip of bars to be quiet and relaxing in the evenings. Perfect first holiday, so long as you don't mind budget accommodation.
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- Also Known As:
- Macedonia Hotel Kalamaki
- Hotel Macedonia Zakynthos/Kalamaki