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“Perfect for getting your head down”
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Bona Vista Studios
Reviewed 31 August 2013

If all you're looking for is to get your head down of a night, this place is perfect. It's situated off the "strip" so the noise is reduced, which makes sleeping easier, but it is still close enough that the beach is a mere 10 minutes walk away, and the strip is literally 3 minutes walk.

Leo, who seems to single-handedly run the place is great - friendly, helpful and speaks excellent English so you can chat to him about anything you want. He also has a good sense of humour so you can have a laugh with him.

The rooms are clean and have a fridge, stove and crockery. There is ample space in the room for two or even three people and the floors are tiled instead of carpeted so this adds to cleanliness. There are also mosquito nets on the balcony door - vital at night in Greece.

The only negative thing I would say is that I wish the pool was open later - it closes around 20:30. Keep in mind though that other hotels close their pools around 18:30, so even this isn't so bad, it's simply an area that could be improved.

I've read the negative review by 99king9 and you can ignore it - I stayed at the hotel at the same time as this party and can say from firsthand experience that they were rude to staff, extremely noisy and generally inconsiderate to the rest of the guests.

For the price you pay, you can't have any complaints.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Literally just came back from a week at the bona vista... All i can say is brilliant! Perfect location due to it being close enough to walk onto the strip but far enough away to get some sleep.
Leo who works there and basicslly does everything at the hotel is one of the most nicest people i have ever met and will go out of his way to help you!!

If you stay there just take the time to have a few drinks with him before heading out as he deserves the custom and is a sound bloke.

So overall greathotel and location and leo is th perfect host.... Will definitely be revisting in the future!

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1  Thank Dantheman3
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

On arrival, greeting was welcoming however the staff became hostile and fed up. People were chucked out of their hotel rooms and a suitcase was dragged out of a room by management when no wrong doing occurred. One of my own party had locked their key in their room ad politely asked to be let in to pack for home coming. They were met by a rude response and was told to jump over the balconies bearing in mind that particular room was on the first floor! Extremely appalled by the attitude of the staff and would not recommend this hotel to anybody unless they wanted an awful experience. Disappointing.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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2  Thank 99king9
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Lovely hotel - It was one of the cleanest that I have ever stayed. The rooms had everything we needed and were a brilliant size. The pool was/pool side/communal areas were immaculate.
We payed such a low price and they could have charged double.
The location was fantastic for the bars/clubs and the supermarket. The staff were extremely helpful - Leo sorted out anything we needed! Will certainly be returning!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank klast
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

I was in Laganas in August 2012 and have great time there. About Bona Vista Studios can say THE BEST ONE! First about rooms, thay have big very big and clean rooms wit evrything you need. Pool is also big and around pool you have sunbeds and all you need for chill... And at the and few words about Leo. He is main man there he makes u feel like a king, he is so cool helppfule man, he will do evreything he can to hellp you to get what you need an he maks great atmosfere there. LEO IS THE MAN big hug for him :)

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

The bonavista is a great place to stay the hotel is very clean and tidy not a massive hotel but thats not a bad thing. The rooms are basic but very livable. The hotel is about a 5 minute walk from the main strip and shops no need for taxis and just a short drunken walk back. Leo is the main man at the hotel an absolute LEGEND he does everything for cooking to barman to pool cleaner and he still finds the time to talk to you and have a laugh. I highly recommend this hotel.
Me and my mates loved it so much we are going back in two weeks time last of all a massive thanks to leo cheers mate.

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4  Thank Carl L
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

I didn't actually stay here but a group of my friends did. (I stayed at Kontonis which I don't recommend anyone too) but seeing as my hotel was so poor, I spent majority of my holiday here. Leo the hotel manager was so nice and welcoming and even let me stay with my friends for the week. The hotel is well-kept as is the pool. Rooms are a decent size with everything you need. Really close to the strip absolutely no need for a cab, but it's slightly out the way so if you want to sleep you can. I wish I stayed here and would recommend it to anyone :)

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2  Thank MAnnabelle
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Address: Laganas Zante Island, Laganas 291 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Laganas
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Ranked #23 of 68 Speciality Lodging in Laganas
Price Range: £246 - £264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bona Vista Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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