We have just returned from 2 weeks holidays in Louis Zante Beach Hotel. We had a perfect relaxing holidays, just what we wanted.
The hotel is great, the park and the beach also. The pool is maybe too small for such a big hotel, but we came to the sea not to the pool, so it was OK for us. I didn't like too much pillows and even boats in the pool (you cannot believe what some people take to the pool). There is also a small pool for little children and it is very convinient. The pool and sorroundings was very clean - they clean it every morning before people arrive. There are enough sunbeds arround the pool and on the grass and they are for free.
The beach is sandy and shallow, perfect for little kids. I ddn't like so much because you must go to far to get to the deep water. But it was cristal clear and warm. At the nigh the beach is closed due to turtles who come from the sea for nesting. There are many turtle nests on the beach and they are protected with sticks. Sunbeds at the beach are not for free - you must pay for them as they are not from the hotel.
Staff is one of the best I have ever seen. Always smiling, helpful and very kind. Especially staff in the restaurants.
The animation team is great. We are not really fans of the animation, but this team is really doing great. they invite you to the animation but they are not pushy. Thea are all kind and talkative. They are active through the whole day and even prepare evening shows. Shows are more or less OK. They also run a kids club for little children and a teen club for teenagers from 13 till 17. Our sun is only 11 so he is somewhere in between - too old for kids club and a little young for teen club. But Dorina who takes care of the teen club took him anyway to play darts, ping pong, cards, beach valleyball (but football was only forl elder teenagers). She was really great as not many persons can keep the attention of our sun for at least 2 hours. He liked the animation a lot. Thank you, Dorina.
The hotel itself includes the main building and many bungalows. We stayed in the main building and it was OK for us. Just first misunderstanding with the bed for our sun but we solved it immediately. Namely when booking we asked for the separate bed for our sun not chair bed as this is usualy not suitable for sleeping. When we step innto the room we immediately saw that there is only the chair bed for the cjild not a separate bed. We were offere the alternative was to upgrate to a superior family room but only with the next day. The other option was a mattress cover and we chose this one. The mattres was brought immediatelly and put on the chair bed. It happenned to be the perfect solution as it was 15 cm thick and it was like a bed. Our sun slept like a king. So big thanks also to the staff in the reception.
The room was pretty basic though, rather small but wit a big balcony with a fantastic sea view (for which we payed additionally when booking). So if you are in the main building go for a room with a sea view. It is really worth additional payment. But we think that a renovation of rooms would be nedeed soon.
Also there was one of the best all inclusive we have experienced till now. Food was excellent, you could choose from really many dishes and all was very good. Foe the lunch you can also go to the beach reataurant which has a little less choise but for this kind of restaurant still perfect. Her you can also have afternoon snacks. You have also plenty drinks to chose and all are good. Also water is available non-stop. We tried also their wine at the dinner and we liked it. Cocktails are with a little less alcohol but it was fine for me. Also non-alcoholic cocktails for children were available which was perfect for our sun.
There is a small shop in front of the hotel held by 2 older Greeks. They were very friendly although with not very english knowledge. They liked our sun and they give him a small ball for a gift. We bought there some things for the beach and some souvenirs but we didn't compare prices in other markets which are 10 minutes walk from the hotel. So we couldn't say anything about prices.
The city of Laganas itself is the worst place to see. There are only clubs and clubs and clubs for young people. Main British. Which is not wrong of course but we didn't like so we didn't go to the city much. But for young people I believe it is perfect to have fun (if not too alcoholic fun). But this we knew before coming and as this hotel is outside the city it didn't bother us. And in the hotel there were mainly families and older people not youg ones in groups so it was OK.
We went to a boat trip to see turtels with our agency. We see turtle from the ship (it was a perfect experience) and we stop also twice for swimming during this trip. It was great.
We went also to the trip to sea the shipwreck but unfortunately the ship couldn't stop as it was so windy and it would be too dangerous. This was the only regret during our holidays. as the aim of this trip is this shipwreck. But what could we do. The safety is more important. So we could just see the beach and the shipwrech from the see. It is really beautifull beach and the most beautiful colour of the sea I have ever seen. Our sun and many of people got seasick during the trip and tis was not the best experience but as soon as we turn back and stop at blue caves it was better and we could swim here.
The island itself is nothing special, not much to see, so trip to the inside of the island was nothing special. The Dyonisis church in Zante town, monastery, vinery, oil factory, 2000 year old olive tree and this is it. But nevertheless nice trip.
Overall we had the perfect holidays and we can just recommend the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Share delightful days in the sun at our Zante Hotel where endless choices awaits you. Pools, tennis courts, beach volley, gym, mini club, children's pirate ship - these are just some of the exciting activities at the Louis Zante Beach. Top it of with our perfect Laganas location and friendly staff and you'll enjoy the very best of Zakynthos. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Louis Zante Beach Laganas
- Hotel Louis Zante Beach