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“a lovely place to stay”
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Derekas Apartments
Ranked #9 of 19 Laganas B&B and Inns
Derby, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“a lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 12 September 2012

well... your right matt there is no kettle haha... but that being said there was a nice bar at the pool with lovely staff that couldnt help you enough. a family of four including two small children, we had a brilliant time the rooms were basic but clean as were the pool and bar area. we met some lovely people, we had a warm a friendly welcome from the staff and owners of the hotel they were polite friendly and helpful through out our stay and tried to accomadate our children as best they could as did a lot of the younger holiday makers at the hotel playing football with them ect. although i wouldnt say laganas is a family place i would certainly return on an adults holiday. overall we had a great holiday :)

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

WOW!!!! I have never in my life felt so ashamed and disappointed by the standard of a so called "2 star apartment'! if a hotel like that received 2 stars then i imagine that going to war and fearing for you life receives a 3 star rating!!! firstly there is NO reception so we had no idea on how to check in, finally after a while we realised that (believe it or not) the key had been left in the door of our so called room and we was to just wander in on our own terms! secondly the shower room (aka dirt box), had NO hot water throughout the week and not only did we have to shower in ice cold water we had to hold the shower head above ourselves because the shower head holder was rotted off the wall! if you like your room to be kept air conditioned and a nice 'cool' temperature then i suggest you stand in the pool as the air conditioning unit was hanging off the wall, so even if we had paid the horrendous charge for the privilege of using it I'm sure it wouldn't have been all that effective. thirdly if you enjoy any form of physical combat with the hotel staff then this is the place to be (especially if you have no fear of stab wounds)! yes the hotel barman pulled a knife on us over a spilt drink! finally if you like a nice long, and i mean long walk to anywhere then you may just get in to the beach after about a 1 hour expedition through half finished streets with no lights and dirt everywhere! in conclusion if you are the type of person who would pay to sleep in the Sahara dessert at night with sheets that don't get changed EVER, or a person who enjoys life threatening behaviours or just an absolute idiot then this is a hotel for you! anybody with any form of common sense please for your own sake avoid this abysmal example of a hotel!!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Right Im gonna start this off with a warning.. Theres no kettle in your room if that is the sole purpose of your visit to Laganas your gonna be really upset.. That aside if your not so shallow as to base your holiday on weather you have a kettle or not Derekas Apartments are amazing, this is a budget apartment block that doesnt deserve some of the pitifull reviews its been given.

We had a 2 bed studio , it was clean and basic and for what we paid (which worked out about £30 each for the week) it was everything you need in accommodation. The pool is small but very clean and well maintained it's a great distance from the hustle and bustle of the strip about a 25min walk or 6euros in a taxi.. But take the walk its worth it... The bar has a good selection and is open 8-late and Dennis the owner is class great bloke.

Me and my mate (33) and (27) had an amazing holiday and this accommodation really was the centre of it we met loads of great people and had some excellent adventures...

if you get sick of the night life which u might, Hire a Quad they are 20euros a day, explore this amazing island. Also take the walk to Turtle Island a perfect oasis ..

Thanks to everyone at derekas and Thanks to all the great people we met... so many memories

Room Tip: If you can afford it pay a bit extra to get a room for 4 esp if you snore itll give your roomies a b...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2012

This is a small 12 apartment hotel on the outskirts of Laganas, Zykanthos, Greece. Family run and headed up by Dennis. On arrival Dennis showed us to our very clean, spacious and airy room. Linen was changed every three days and the room cleaned every day.

The Bar and pool area is a great pace to relax during the day, the bar opens from 0800 till late (often after midnight). Food is served at the bar and ranges from a full English breakfast to burgers, pastas and sandwiches.

Dennis and his staff are very friendly and couldn't do enough to make you feel extremely welcome from arrival to departure.

Travel to the main night life or the main beach of Laganas is 6 euro in a taxi - or a 2.5 mile walk.

Room Tip: Room 1 was private with a pool view and balcony on the ground floor. A palm tree gives you a privat...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

No problems,
All staff very friendly apartments were basic but clean. Was a bit of a walk to the strip but taxis very cheap. People that are moaning should not expect as much I paid 190 for a week all in so I was not expecting the Ritz!
Would be happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Croydon, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 June 2012

the apartments at the derekas are not apartments they are dormitories they are described as comfortable,but they are not ,the lounge area is a bed room so if like us you are expecting some comfy seating ,forget it ,and if,you are a couple looking to relax,dont book this ,it is clean,the gardens are nice and well kept ,as is the pool but the "apartment"is nt its really a room for 4people,also if you are like us of an age 50&60 you will not be comfortable,what you get is 4 kitchen chairs and 4 hard plastic chairs,and if you want to move to a more comfy apartment with a sofa olympic will charge you another £200 so be aware

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Me and my friend ( ages 19 and 20 ) stayed in derekus appartment and it was the worst expereince of our life ! we booked with co-op travel and olympic holiday ! we was there for 2 weeks however after one week we left the hotel and we were robbed !! we payed 30 euros for a saftey deposit box ... on Thursday the 21st july 2011 we opened our safe to take money out for the night and all our money had gone the only thing we was left with was 150 euros in travelers checks and our passports ! we were disgusted ! we went down to reception and they had no answer all they did was look at us ! it was an inside job . when we brough the safe we were told the only person who has a spare key was the manager ! the safe was not broken , so they went into our room opened our safe took our money and locked it back up ! me and my friend packed our cases and left the hotel asap ! we was scared and had too spend a whole day in the police station ! the secuirty man was a nutjob he was attackin people with poles and everynight after coming in we was scared he was gunna attack us ! ive never felt so unsafe on a holiday ! the hotel can not be trusted ... even a rep from our mates hotel " hera " said he refused to rep the hotel as its not a nice place to work with .. lots of other people in the hotel were losing trainers , phones , money and belongings . this hotel should be band for biritish travellers ... its a 30 minute walk to the main strip and beach you can get a taxi for 6 euros however the taxis went on strike and had to walk there and back 3-4 times a day !!! i wouldnt recommend this hotel to anyone its diabolical and not safe ! worst holiday of my life ! you can get a better appartment for same money somewhere else ! they treat britsh people like animals and have no respect !

Also there isnt a cookin place more like 1 hob and no cooking equipment ! i could be here all day complaining and im far from caring about high expectations all i wanted was a cluubing holiday with my mates and this appartment ruined it !!!

Room Tip: theres no good rooms there awful !
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Derekas Apartments
Address: Main Road, Laganas, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Laganas
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #9 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Laganas
Number of rooms: 18

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