We have been to Aresti several times and stayed in different villa's. When we first stayed back in 2004 it was run by the owner's daughter Natsha and was small and friendly.(nothing was to much trouble) However since then, they have built several more villas. The standards unfortunatly has been allowed to slide.
On arriving last year our villa was invested with mice! We were told by the manager to not leave food about and always keep the doors and windows closed. Thats ok if you want to spend two weeks in darkness. We could not have caused the mice problem, we had only just arrived!The manager is unfriendly and not very accomodating, everything we asked her, seemed too much trouble. You are told not to leave any washing outside over night as they have had gypsies steal things.. We also thought the BBQ on site was a nice idea and not too expensive but ended up paying equvilant to £25.00 in euros for 1 beer 1 lemonade and two spritzers so be warned! The stairs leading to the second floor are very rickerty they look like they are attached by a few nails, I would not recommend an older person attempting them.
As another reviewer said the cooking facilities are very basic, hardly any untensils so be preparded to eat out alot. The roads in Zante have improved alot, they use to have massive pot holes which you could not avoid. However be prepared for the huge deep gullies either sides of the road whilst driving, The roads around Aresti are very narrow and as you are driving on the oppisite side of the road its quite terrifing, especially at night. Incidently if you book with Thomson the free car is very small, you either up grade for an additional fee or you risk not fitting all your luggage in. The sunbeds around the pool have seen better days and need replacing. And finally dont expect to be accomodated past 10am on your departure date even if you have small children so make sure your flights coincide with this.Sadly the whole site needs some money spent on it, to keep up the standards and to justify the price.
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- Also Known As:
- Aresti Villas Hotel Agios Dimitrios
- Aresti Villas Agios Dimitrios, Zakynthos