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“Very Nice Quiet Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Arion Resort
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Vasilikos
Certificate of Excellence
London
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very Nice Quiet Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

With two small kids, we wanted a smaller, quiet, family hotel, and this fitted the bill perfectly.

Spyros and his colleagues (in particular Gabby who ran the bar) couldn't do enough and always had a cheery smile from morning till night.

We had a spacious family room, which was kept clean, with a good shower and balcony.

The double bed, was indeed a 'double' which is unusual, and yes it was very hard, but speaking to others on the plane back who stayed up the coast, they said the same thing, so maybe there's only one bed supplier in Zante..!

There may only be 3 car park spaces within the hotel grounds, but it's easy to park on the street 5 meters away; certainly no hardship in our opinion.

Food wise we only had breakfast (buffet style) included, but there is lots to choose from,so all good.

In summary, we really enjoyed our holiday stay at the Arion, and would certainly come back again. Well done Spyros.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Rowdey
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

This is a fantastic family run Hotel- with wonderful owners and staff, who extend a very warm welcome to everyone. The location is very good, just a 5 min walk from the lovely beach and the same to about 5/6 tavernas and a couple of supermarkets. The hotel is clean and comfy with a lovely pool, and all in all is excellent value for money.
If you want the true Greek Experience then go to the Arion, we did, six years on the run and will be returning next year to make it seven
Thank you Spyros, Joanna, Marina and Alex for another wonderful holiday, can't wait to return in 2013

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SallyandPhil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

Highly recommend the Arion Hotel!
The Staff were amazing, the rooms were clean and tidy - and thank god for air conditioning! It was quiet, chilled and relaxing. The location was perfect too. It was a 5 minute walk to the beautiful beach in which I think is the best part of the island. Spyros the owner organised my hire car, and recommended the best places to go.
I absolutely loved the dinners. It was good home Greek cooking - my favourite kind of food to eat. I would stay again for sure and highly recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing beach holiday!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Nz28hels
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Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

second visit lovely little hotel nice food and good staff,my hubby even played a few songs on guitar,spiros and family are lovely.fab beach and quiet little village,will go again thanks colin an d margaret

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank c0gsy
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2011

me and my friend just came bk on sept 16th 2011, we enjoyed arion renaissance, all staff very friendly, we asked for a pool view which we did get but the trees had overgrown so we cudnt see the pool.. but how much time do u spend in the room not at alot so it didnt bother us. beds was very unomfortable and we didnt get clean towels everyday which was disapointing. if u are after a livley or something to do in the evnings i wouldnt recommened staying here as its very very QUIET. The restaurants locally are nice and food from the snack menu in hotel were fine. overall nice holiday clean hotel friendly staff, fantastic beach narby but a very quiet relaxing holiday.. no nightlife in this village nearest village for shops variety restaurants and bars is argassi. i would recommend if u would want a quiet relaxing holiday.
chloe cooper

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chloeeeyore
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Dartford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2011

We went for a week in August. The owner (Spyrous FUNNY MAN) and girlfriend were always friendly , helpful and would join you in the bar for drinks and a chat .The room was a nice size and kept clean all week.
The hotel was in a quiet and relaxing area with shops and Restaurants just a short walk away. Just 5 minutes walk to a fantastic beach with free bed and umbrellas
The pool was excellent and all other facilities were all you could ask for. We stayed half board, the breakfast and diner were typical Greek food which made a change from other hotels serving chips all the time.
I would recommend this hotel to other families who want a quiet and relaxing holiday..

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 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
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1 Thank gtucker2
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Nice
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2011

The staff are lovely and really helpful but you can stay in a better hotel for the same amount of money as there are hidden extras like air con charged at 7 Euros per night! This hotel looks very tired. Pool OK but no cushions on sun loungers some of which are broken.
Though we had booked Band B we went out every morning to The Coffee House as breakfast at hotel was quite awful, our main complaints being: weak instant coffee, no butter - only horrible margarine and tinned peaches? In a country with such fantastic fruit cheaply available why was there no fresh fruit on offer at breakfast?
Secondly if you are completely wheelchair bound this hotel is not suitable. We booked a disabled room for our 2 mothers but there were steps up to the entrance of the front door of their room and you could not get a wheel chair into the bathroom. The shower was not on the wall but hand held so how a disabled person is supposed to cope I do not know. We were told we could put a plastic chair in the cubicle but the cubicle was too small and it was too dangerous. The mothers went half board because of mobility problems and did not enjoy the food. Salad bar the same practically every night and only two main course choices not suitable for vegetarians.
A final gripe, no clean towels for 4 days despite numerous requests absolutely disgusting. Rooms unclean behind headboards and under beds, we found loads of dust, old sweet wrappers and there was mosquito blood on the walls and ceilings.
Won't stay here again. My advice would be if you have to stay here, take your own towels, eat from the bar menu and drink coffee from the bar (extra) and check room is suitable for your needs. We were told there are no baths at this hotel. If you have a car, stay at Joanna's Villas beautiful.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank madtraveller83
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SPYROS M, Owner at Arion Resort, responded to this review, August 29, 2011
Half lies or Half true and the cost of 35 € is the title for this review from my side …
I found 4 thinks of this review to keep my attention more that the others…
A) (better hotel with the same money and hidden extras)
I always believe that when you decide to go somewhere or to buy anything you have to compare same thinks or if you can’t , to see the advantages or disadvantages and finally to decide.
Arion Renaissance is 250 m nearby one of the best beach of the island around is a forest and nice Greek atmosphere with traditional taverns. I don’t understand the hidden costs. Because everywhere and to the others reviews and to last minute travel agents inform that to this place if you book through them is local charges…
TO THIS REVIEW NOT WRITTEN that The reservation was with special rate 12% discount ..
For example why not written how much cost to stay in a villa like the recommendation villa and why not written the amount that finally have paid to compare with other hotels in a same area or similar and with the same facilities…

B)How much cost the breakfast in a pub or coffee places …??
Cost with coffee and one plate with omelete bacon one slide toast bread beans cake 8€ per person that’s mean 16 euro for 2 persons…
Arion Renaissance breakfast free to eat us you want with choices of bread and toast bread ,choices of cheese, choices of ham ,sausages ,2 times a week Arion made pie and apple pie ,etc..etc..
Remarks for dinner : 2 weeks program for adults ,kids and vegetarian with daily fish and several choices of salads
Every day in August average number of guest for dinner 140 persons

B) I have available to anyone to see the reservation that’s not written about disabled person and special for bath …To any description and to our official hotel website and to partners written w/c with shower. How to keep a room without any information ??
C) Is respectable to decide not to visit us in the future but is not to throwing mud..in a place that every day stayed 152 persons with breakfast 140 for dinner and over capacity till 16 September
D) Yes .. I feel very disappointed because every day I care about the old lady ( disabled person ) and saw her the ramp and help her for the steps to come in and out of the hotel because her family was out…….that’s the rewarding when you offer services and you want to PAY you the legal and not more… like the room that they wanted to stay more after check out 12.00 o’clock and we charge them 35€ (this review is the penalty for my place because I charge them the legal 35 euro!
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Additional Information about Arion Resort

Property: Arion Resort
Address: LG Vassilikos Village, Vasilikos 291 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Vasilikos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Vasilikos
#4 Family Hotel in Vasilikos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arion Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is located in vassilikos village of zakynthos,greece started operating in june 2003. Arion Resort will be open this summer season fully renovated to offer you nice experience of luxury hospitality . ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Arion Renaissance Hotel Vasilikos
Renaissance Hotel Arion
Renaissance Hotel Vasilikos
Renaissance Vasilikos
Vasilikos Renaissance
Arion Resort Zakynthos/Vasilikos

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