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Meandros Boutique Hotel
Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Kalamaki
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Stayed here in May at the begining of the season we have stayed here 3 times before on this occaision we found the hotel looking a bit tired in places ,broken tiles and paint just splattered about on the brick work, never the less the staff are still very helpful and Ernie behind the bar is great. The Greek night was good we had BBQ that night loads of different food and the Dancers were excellent.We stayed on the halfboard basis and the food was good but a bit repetative theres a great restaurant called Zepos down near the beech about a 5 min walk they do a good rib steak for 10euros its big and good value.All in all the hotel is good and is in a good spot but i feel Kalamaki the resort has gone down a bit its looking tired and a bit dirty probley because of all the goverment cuts.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank bigjay1970
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katerina-dianahotels, Manager at Meandros Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Hello bigjay1970!

Thank you very much for taking the time to add your review on Meandros hotel and for sharing your holiday experience with the rest of us.

First of all we would like to apologize if you happen to see something in our hotel that did not make you feel nice and comfortable. We would like to thank you for drawing our attention so we can pay extra time with our maintenance team on doing fixings in our hotel. Although we believe that our staff on this matter is extra careful, if there is something that we did not notice, we will make sure this time to prevent it from happening again. Thank you for helping us on getting better.

As for our buffet menu, according to our guest’s feedback we are very close on covering many food tastes and even fuzzy eaters are very satisfied with what we have to offer. We would like to apologize if you found our menu that it repeats it self. We will definitely have a chat with our chef Nikos and see what is behind your comment. Once you said something is there that has to be fixed and we will do our best for that.

As for the resort in general it is considered to be a well run and tidy resort. I agree that government cuts is an influence not only in the resort of Kalamaki but all over Greece ( if not Europe). One thing i sure about though is that we will never loose our enthusiasm and love on hospitality. This is in our DNA and even if the government works against it we still work harder to make our guests feel relaxed, clean, comfortable and like home.

We all hope that you will give us the chance to have you back again with us and we will do our best to make you feel that way again. Until we get the chance to meet, have a great time back home and always smile. Sending love from all the staff and family at Meandros..xxx

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

They say first impressions count,and they certainly did here from the moment we arrived with a welcoming drink and smiles all round.We recently returned from our first visit to Zante,staying at The Meandros in Kalamaki.The weather was fantastic,not a cloud in the sky for duration of our stay.A clean,comfortable,welcoming hotel,in an ideal position,close to all amenities but remains relaxed.We found the food to be good and enough choice for anyone,George and Elena in the restaurant,no matter how busy always had a smile and nothing was too much trouble.Try the lamb kleftico.Pool area was lovely,always sunbeds available,the pool snack bar managed by Jason during the day was a pleasurable respite from the sun,and nothing was too much trouble,(Enjoyed your special coffee).A charming man who entertained,was always at hand,but never intrusive or overbearing a credit to the hotel,certain evening bar staff could learn a lot from him.We personally did not enjoy the hotel bar at night and preferred to stroll into the old part of Kalamaki where we found it to be more relaxed,especially the mojito bar with its garden setting and relaxed atmosphere,a joy to sit at and talk about your day The hospitality of the people in Kalamaki was second to none,and you leave with a feeling of warmth in your heart.We would return,a lovely holiday.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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4  Thank parps
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katerina-dianahotels, Manager at Meandros Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Hello parps!

Thank you so much for taking the time to add your review on Meandros hotel and for choosing to share your holiday memories with the rest of us.
It is a great pleasure for us to hear that you had a wonderful holiday with us and that Meandros succeeded on meeting your needs and expectations.

We would like to say a big thank you on behalf of everyone in the hotel for expressing your positive comments on our staff and for giving them a special credit for their work. That means a lot to us! Every single one of them is a different personality and always work together like a big family. Jason happens to be a friend apart from a colleague and it is a big pleasure for me to work with such a brilliant person. As for the bar staff at night ( Mario and Anest), they are also great and caring people and i am sure that if you give them a chance they will make you feel like home like they do with all of our guests in our hotel.

It is great to hear that you took the chance to stroll around Kalamaki resort. I agree with you that it is a wonderful place surrounded by small family businesses always giving this authentic hospitality from the heart.

We all hope that we will have the chance to see you back again in the future at Meandros. Please know that our staff will be always here to welcome you with a smile from the heart. Until then, take care and be safe. Love from all the staff and family at Meandros..xxx

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Me, my wife and our little daugher of 17moths stayed at Meandros Boutique Hotel in high season for 14 nights. We both work for tourism industry so we can describe carefully staff attitude, quality of service under pressure and positive reactions to all guest requests. Well we've been fully satisfied and we have no esitation to suggest to italian guests spending a lovely week (or weeks) at Meandros.
We booked with our usual tour operator. A couple of days later We wrote directly to Meandros Hotel that we required a small fridge in order to store some important medicines for our little daughter, a microvawe in the room, a double bed (instead of a twin-bed sold us by our tour operator), a quiet room beacuse we're a very choosy couple and a cot. Ladies and gentelmen, they answered positively to all our requests about three-four hours later!!
Upon arrival everything was in the room, without say a thing at Reception. That's service, lads.
Anyways let's go by steps.

SERVICE:
Meandros Boutique Hotel is run by very kind staff, always gentle and patient. The Manager is often running from her office to the pool bar, from the poolbar to the Reception, then to the kitchen and back. I never heard other guest scomplaining in 14 days of high season and pool bar night entertainment is generally appreciated by most. I don't, but i'm a shy one.

ROOMS:
Rooms are very clean, spacious and trendy furnished. Room staff comes every days and if they find some unused towels outside their normal place they instantly replace them!! If u take care about environment, drop used towels over the floor and don't touch the clean ones!!
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If u know Greece already, most of greek island have problems with toilet paper in the w.c. Zante's not an exception! USED Toilet paper goes into an apposite bin beside the w.c. which is empied on a daily basis. So there is no chance somethng stinks or goes rotting inside.
Rooms have a very good air conditioning sistem and all windows have double glass so poolbar night noise stays out. In case your room is facing the swimming pool, of course!
A fantastique and unique thing that other 4star do not have is... kitchen in the room!! Terribly useful if u have kids or want to prepare sandwiches. It makes u independet at mid-day.
POSITION:
The hotel is near to many shop and you can bargain with many of them. Fresh or daily products are mostly in Zakintos Town but it's just 15minutes of a moped ride. I can't talk about Gym because i did not use it. Even Spa was not useful to me because i preferred discover the island. Theres a beautiful and equipped beach at 150mt from the hotel where turtles make their nest at night.
WHAT WE APPRECIATED MOST:
Staff very frendly, Very smiling Matina at Reception, Nico and all the waiters, barmans in general and even the cook came out to meet new week's guests. Service has high standars in general. It's true what other guests write about this hotel. We wll not hesitate to come back again at Meandros and suggest to other italian to do the same.
This hotel is quiet, for the ones who look for silence and read books while sunbath, is groovy at night time when music is on, is lively for kids, it's equipped for sporty peolple.
Ruggero + Farida + little Anaïs

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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6  Thank Rouge R
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katerina-dianahotels, Manager at Meandros Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2012

Hello Ruggero, Farida and little Anais!

First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to add your review on Meandros hotel and for sharing your holiday experience with the rest of us.

It is a big honor for us to have this kind of feedback from a person who is an expert in our field and can see what is behind customer services. Well, we feel very flattered from your review and very proud of our people. We owe everything to our staff for being their true self and showing it to our guests. They create such a good atmosphere in the hotel and this is reflected to our guests who always have a smile on their face.

It is great to hear that we managed to fulfill all of your requests and that you and your family had a convenient stay in your room. We always do our best to allocate every request and when this gets difficult we go out of our way to find the best alternative. It is very important to us that you acknowledge that.

What is left to say here is a big thank you from all the staff and family at Meandros for your kind words and for the special credit you gave us. This is our greatest motive to keep on doing what we love with passion and enthusiasm.

We hope that we will have the chance to see you back sometime in our home and it will be our pleasure to take care of you the best way we can.

If you don’t mind you can message us with some information on where you work so we may visit you too in the future. We love Italy and we visit quite a lot your lovely country.

Until we meet again, have a great time back home, stay safe and enjoy your Christmas holidays with the people you love. Sending love from all the staff and family at Meandros..xxxx

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

we stayed at the Meandros Boutique hotel 27th Sept what a lovely small personal hotel this is. All staff front desk to management are all lovely & will go out of their way to assist in any way. We were given a spotless room which was adequete for all our needs. Fabulous hotel. xxxxxxxxxx

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank damian72
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katerina-dianahotels, Manager at Meandros Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2012

Hello Damian!

Thank you so much for taking the time to add your review on Meandros and for sharing your thoughts with us.
We are very glad to hear that you had a lovely time while staying at the Meandros and that our hotel’s facilities succeeded on meeting your needs and expectations.

We would all like to say a big thank you for your kind words on our staff and for giving them a special credit on the way they took care of you. That means a lot to all of us.

We hope that we will have the chance to see you back sometime in our home. Please know that our staff will be here to welcome you with a big smile from the heart. Until we meet again, take care and have a great Christmas holiday with the people you love. Sending love from all the staff and family..xxx

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Had an absolutely fab time staying at the Meandros. Just to say we were originally given a ground floor room, which we were not happy with (due to no privacy on balcony), however, once mentioned to the very efficient reception staff, we were moved the very next day. The rooms are very spacious, made even better by the addition of the kitchenette, free fridge, kettle, air con, which normally are not supplied in other hotels we have stayed at. Hotel is lovely, cleaning staff really good, even washed up dishes which we certainly did not expect. Pool area was great, and looked after really well by pool attendant. Had many a good day by the pool, on lilos, playing volleyball (not very well!). The pool bar was bril, many a late night spent chatting and laughing with Ernie. He is a real asset to the hotel, and definately was the making of our stay at The Meandros.
The restaurant was nice, could eat inside or outside, George was a star, a really nice guy who looked after us well. The chef was good, always available, normally a good choice of food, some nights too much choice, some nights the food was average. That's the way it is in all hotels, but couldn't really complain, as always something you could eat. We only ate out for 2 evenings (2 weeks stay), so that must say something about the food.
For us, the location of the hotel was the selling point, the bars nearby, (namely The Mojito Cocktail Bar and Oceanic Bar) and the absolutely beautiful sandy beach and warm sea.
We loved Kalamaki and the people, who made us feel so welcome and we would not hesitate to go back.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank TriciaBarney
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katerina-dianahotels, Manager at Meandros Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2012

Hello Tricia!

Thank you so much for taking the time to add your review on Meandros hotel and for choosing to share your holidays memories with the rest of us.

It makes us very happy to hear that you had a wonderful time here with us at the Meandros and that our hotel facilities and of course our lovely staff made you feel so welcome and comfortable.

We would like to say a big thank you for your kind words about us and for giving a special credit to our staff for taking care of you. Your rewarding comments mean a lot to us and motivate us to keep on doing what we love with passion and enthusiasm.

It is great to see that you had the chance to explore the resort of Kalamaki and visit some great places. Where ever you go, you always get to meet people who always welcome you with warmth.

Well, that was just a thank you note from all at Meandros hotel. We hope that we will have the chance to see you back again soon in our home. Our staff will be always here on the spot to share some good moments with you again and welcome you with a smile from the heart.

Until we meet again, stay safe and have a wonderful time back home with the people you love. Sending love from all the staff and family at Meandros..xxxx

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

having just retuned after a one week stay (4th -11th Oct.) from our 3rd visit in 18 months I would agree with Tarnia A's comments.this is an extremely well run hotel & being small you get personal attention & all the staff make a point of getting to know you & will assist you in any way they can to ensure you have a good experience at "The Meandros". It may be small but the room sizes are much bigger & better equipped than many I have experienced in Greece (20 visits) & would have no hesitation in recommending it to any one !. WELL DONE VOULA & ALL YOUR STAFF.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Bonny5w
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katerina-dianahotels, Manager at Meandros Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2012

Hello Bonny!

Thank you so much for taking the time to add your review on Meandros hotel and for sharing your holiday experience with us!

It makes us super happy that you enjoyed your time with us and that our staff made you feel so nice and comfortable. I would agree that the small size of the hotel reinforces this personal attention to all and what is more important is that our staff are people with good character and positive attitude working under one goal. To care for our guests. I believe that this is the secret recipe. Good people with positive character who care.

Thank you very much for rewarding us with your lovely comments and for giving our staff such a special credit for their work. That means a lot to us and of course to Voula who run the place with love and attention.

We hope that we will have the opportunity to see you back soon in our home and thank you once more for your dedication and love towards us. Please know that our people will always be here to greet to with a big smile from the heart. Until that day comes, take care and have a great Christmas holiday with your family and friends! Love from all..xxxx

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed at Meandros from 28th Sept until 9th October after reading the very good reviews on here.We were not disapointed for booking Meandros either.We were told all about the awful guest that had been told to leave the hotel (Gordon A at a guess) from other guests very quickly and that some of them had complained about the awful behaviour.Reading Meandros response I can see why they asked him to leave and I am disgusted/embarrassed that a British Guest could behave in that manor !
From the minute we arrived we were met with happy , helpful staff that would do anything to please you.Our room overlooked the pool and had a sea view and was spacious .Yes there was a little limescale along bath tile edging and occasionally a sewage smell , but it was towards the end of the season and we were in Greece where it is widely known that they do not have the best sewage system in world , so what , it was not that bad.
I think some guests need reminding that Meandros is a small hotel with 41 rooms only I believe , therefore the dining area would not be huge and it was perfect size for guests in my opinion.Nice tables/chairs indoors with terrace ones outside.Again food choice was similar to any other buffet type restaurants in any other hotel (I have travelled lots) but on a smaller scale for the smaller hotel.There was enough choice to eat and if you did get fed up then nearby Taverna's were cheap and good as well.The chef was always out and about asking if all was ok and ensuring food supplies were kept up and we had no issues at all.Infact we loved trying their own dishes made with produce from Hotel farms.So what if the fruit was tinned sometimes and there were no nuts , deal with it .Again this could possibly be due to season coming towards the end.
Mario , Ernie and George were brilliant hosts and always worked so hard , no matter how irritating I am sure some of the guests were they always smiled and tried to please everyone.Mario and George liked to make different fruit cocktails (non alcohol) for me when I wanted a surprise one and did not just want a plain soft drink.Ernie , we want your beer goggles :)
Always a bright smily good morning/afternoon from reception staff as well.We never really saw the maid that cleaned our room but our room was cleaned every day and was spotless , she even noticed that a bulb had blown and someone came and replaced it without us having to mention it.
If I had to make one little negative comment , it would be that if the bar was busy/noisy late at night you could not sleep with balcony door open but as soon as doors were closed you could not hear any noise at all and the aircon was excellant.(so no actual complaint from us as you would expect some noise no matter where you are ).
All the guests we spoke with absolutely loved the hotel and yes some are returning guests coming each year/even twice a year.If hotel was that bad this would not happen.Guests and staff were happy and the one or 2 that have been negative (I never met any) must just expect too much.
Meandros thank you for making our holiday stay perfect and yes , we will be returning guests.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tarnia A
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katerina-dianahotels, Manager at Meandros Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2012

Hello Tarnia!

Thank you so much for spending some of your valuable time to add your review on Meandros hotel and for choosing to share your thoughts and memories with the rest of us.

First of all, on behalf of all the staff and family i would like to thank you for your positive attitude and for taking a stand for us. If i could leave a comment on this, all i could say is that we really want for every single guest in our house to be happy. Even when we do a mistakes we take this as an opportunity to fix what went wrong on the spot. It is that sometimes, people do not give a second chance and we feel sorry when this happens. I also would like to say that our British guests are the ones that support our business and our country so many years and we thank them for trusting us for their holidays. What have happened was just a single case that could happen from anybody, no matter nationality.

Please allow me to express our appreciation to you for your wonderful comments on our hotel and most of all for our staff. Your credit to them is our biggest reward and a great motive to keep on doing what we love with passion and enthusiasm.

We feel very happy that you enjoyed your holidays with us and we hope that we will have the opportunity to have you back again in our home. For us it is a honor to have such positive people around us who create a family atmosphere in our hotel. We would like you to know that our home is always open for you at anytime and be sure that our staff will be here to greet you with a smile from the heart.

Until we meet again, have a great time back home, stay safe and have a wonderful Christmas holiday with the ones you love and love you back... Sending love from all at Meandros..xxxx

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Address: Kalamaki, Kalamaki 291 00, Greece
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Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Kalamaki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Kalamaki
#12 Romantic Hotel in Kalamaki
Price Range: $120 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Meandros Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious rooms with pool and garden view designed with a unique a modern character, a swimming pool for adults surrounded by a relaxed atmosphere and a children's swimming pool for our young guests is a small sample of what Meandros offers to our guests. A Jacuzzi situated next to the main swimming pool, invites you to experience total relaxation while enjoying your favorite cocktail under the sun. The snack bar is open to all guests, offering local and international dishes, carefully prepared by our staff always serving you with the biggest smile from the heart, making you feel like home. After a warm day under the sun, Meandros buffet is open to all, offering a pleasant dining experience. Our experienced staff is there to personally take care of you, serving Greek and Zakynthian dishes, along with an international taste and vegetarian options. Theme nights are taking place in our restaurant on a weekly basis, with live kitchen from our chef and plenty of choices for you. ... more   less 
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