I have to be honest, prior to travelling I read some of the reviews on here and wasn't getting my hopes up with regards to this hotel! I STAND CORRECTED!
The hotel is in a FANTASTIC location, with breath taking views, a gorgeous pool and plenty of sun loungers, (there were always empty ones) however I will admit there was a lack of parasols.
We had a room on the ground floor with a sea view, and we couldn't have asked for better. My only criticism would be that we had a slightly dodgy air com system so in the evening you are either freezing cold, (sleeping with the duvet and the towels over you) or boiling hot! I sure this is something the hotel will rectify. Other than that, the rooms are cleaned every day, towels replaced and generally of a good standard. Admittedly there are some wires hanging out of the walls but the hotel isn't finished so don't expect a finished product.
The FOOD; a lot of people have criticised the food. The food isn't bad, there was about 6/7 choices for lunch and for dinner alongside an adequate salad selection. We went "All Inclusive" but chose to eat out most evenings, not through fault of the food in the hotel just because we wanted to explore the nearby towns and experience traditional Greek food! Breakfast and Lunch was always plentiful and we never went hungry, there were no queues or waiting around and the hotel never ran out of food! I may also add the cocktails are definitely worth a try!
I read a review saying that taxis were €20? This is rubbish, a taxi into Zante was €7 maximum and into Tsilivi €10. It's a 15 minute walk into Zante town, but I wouldn't recommend walking at night as it's up a hill without any lighting.
What else? WIFI; the hotel has 4 wifi hotspots and it is available all over the hotel. I was unable to connect from my room, but as soon as I left the room is was available. Had no troubles there.
The Staff are incredible; every member is so helpful, polite and happy it's a lovely atmosphere. They work such long hours and are always smiling, they're lovely!
I really recommend this hotel; it's not the finished product, but it doesn't advertise to be! The mini golf and tennis courts aren't finished yet but they will be shortly. All in all, a lovely holiday, lovely food, amazing views and loveable staff! Thanks for a great holiday!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Avalon Hotel is an Adults Only hotel and welcomes guests over 18 years old. It is ideally located in the most picturesque hillside of Bochali, offering unique views over Zakynthos town and the Ionian Sea. The hotel lays in one of the most charming settings, everything is perfectly set to create your memorable holiday experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avalon Hotel Zakynthos/Zakynthos Town, Greece