Given the amount this holiday cost, I certainly wasn't expecting The Ritz. I have been to other Greek Islands and so had a good idea of what to expect. The accommodation was exactly as I expected. We stayed in the self catering accommodation, which was basically equipped but of a good size with a nice balcony. The bathroom is again basic, we didn't have a bath just a small shower cubicle where the water temperatures could be temperamental. Overall the most important part was that it was all very clean. It was cleaned every day with towels changed most days.
We opted to pay for the air conditioning which I did find quite expensive at €5 per day, but that was our choice and we were aware that it was payable at the time we stayed. The safety deposit box is payable again, I think around €20 and located in the reception area.
The complex itself was nice, there are two pools with loungers and umbrellas. We always used the pool on the lower deck as it was always less busy. There is a snack bar next to the pool with good value food and drinks. My only criticism is that there could be more loungers and the old and broken ones replaced. We stayed in early June and on some days we were lucky to get places around the pool, I am imagine in peak times it would be impossible to guarantee. There is a place called Remezzo Beach Bar on the beach where the loungers are free and has use of a swimming pool if and when it becomes too busy.
The hotel is very well positioned in Argassi. The resort is small but has an excellent selection of restaurants, within a two week stay we didn't visit all of them. There are a few bars, but our favourite by far was Notos which served delicious cocktails at reasonable prices. The resort was very quiet when we first arrived but got gradually busier but not for those who want a bar scene. There are many supermarkets in the resort for those who are self catering.
The resort is less than 10 minutes away from Zante Town on the local bus which costs €1.60 each or €8 in a taxi. Overall I found the prices to be very reasonable in Zante in comparison to other Greek Islands.
Thoroughly enjoyed this holiday, very laid back and friendly resort, definately worth a visit.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Katerina Palace
- Katerina Palace Argassi
- Katerina Palace Hotel Zakynthos/Argassi