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Paradise Apartments & Studios
Ranked #44 of 73 Hotels in Laganas
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Had an absolutely amazing holiday. We arrived at 3am and was greeted by our Thomas Cook rep Tom, all 9 of us boys were given shots on arrival which made us feel very welcome!

We had 3 rooms of three which were all reasonably sized and reasonably modern, each room has a LCD tv on the wall which is a nice addition. The only thing negative about the room was the poor shower, it was small, no shower curtain, although this didn't bother a group of 9 drunken/hungover boys!

Food from the pool bar was ok although the food from the restaurant was outstanding, we ate there 9/14 nights and were given a 10% discount as we were guests and also lots of free shots!

Elvis the security guard never bothered us once and that was with us being loud at all hours and also bringing people back to the rooms. Bar staff were all extremely nice and helpful and always up for a good laugh. I would recommend paying 20 euros to get the 2 hour free bar between 11pm and 1 am!

Air con cost around 50 euros a week, safety box around 15 (we kept all valuables in our case and nothing went missing). Wifi is 10 euros. The maids were excellent coming everyday, although only changing linen every 3 days. The maids even cleaned the room whilst we lay dead in bed throughout the day!

Once again great holiday, great hotel, staff and food!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Myself and 2 friends stayed at the paradise at the end of July, although our holiday was great some points of the hotel could definitely be improved.
Upon arrival we were greeted by our Thomas cook rep (Tom) who was excellent getting us welcome shots at 10 in the morning, and making sure our room was ready. As it was our first time in Zante we decided to buy most of the week package of events from our rep after hearing tickets sold on the strip were sometimes not genuine. It was an excellent week everything was really organised and we all had a great time, especially the uv paint party- defiantly recommended!

Our first impressions of the hotel were very good with the pool bar and pool right next to reception while checking in. The room was a decent size and with 3 of us sharing we had 2 single beds and a camp bed. However the downside was the bathroom, the shower was that small you could hardly turn around in it and the shower door also did not close properly therefore the bathroom floor was soaking each time someone showered! The kitchen area was also a let down with us going self catering we expected at least something to eat off, however we had 2 small bowls, which were dirty and 2 glasses - not ideal for 3 of us sharing.
The maid service also could be improved after our first 3 days we received fresh towels and apparently a change of bedding, however the stain that was on the bottom of one of the bed sheets was now on the top, so obviously this had just been turned around, luckily we weren't bothered by this but it is not what you would expect.
The facilities outside of the hotel room however were excellent, we ate at the hotel restaurant almost every night of our holiday, the food was lovely and very reasonably priced- you also get 10% discount off your bill for staying at the hotel which is great. The staff were also really friendly increasing our amount of shots at the end of the meal each time we visited, and also made the effort to say hello and wave to us when we were coming in and out of the hotel.
The pool area was also lovely, very clean and plenty of sun loungers. I would also recommend using the pool bar as it was very good value for money serving snacks throughout the day and the option to have a 2 hour free bar for only €15 euros per person!
The paradise is about a 20 minute walk down to the decent bars on the strip which to be honest isn't bad, we chose to walk down on a night out and get a taxi back which was €6.
Overall we all really enjoyed our week away minus the few small points however this was not enough to ruin our holiday. Would more then likely stay here again!

P.s make sure you don't get any marks on the towels, we had used one to wipe up a spilt drink and also had a small mark of uv paint on another from the paint party and were charged €15 euros for these on check out! Even after trying to explain they would wash, Elvis who once understood English when we first arrived, now seemed to not understand what we were saying!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Becca W
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Myself and 9 friends stayed at paradise at the beginning of July and was pleasantly surprised by the experience we had whilst staying here. After reading many bad reviews we was extremely wary of what was to come, however after spending a week at Paradise, I would more than happy to stay again as the hotel facilities and staff was excellent. The room was a convenient size and had enough cooking equipment to make a decent meal (however you do have to pay extra for a toaster/kettle). The showers are quite small, but you'll get that every where on this kind of holiday! The hotel rooms interior was lovely; we was definitely not expecting what we had! The staff are so friendly and Tom the Rep this year was a great help when sorting out the packages for the evening. The drinks and food are extremely cheap at the hotel (€3 for a cocktail), so I'd definitely recommend drinking at the hotel before heading down to the strip! You also get 10% off the Paradise Restaurant next door which you have to try at least once whilst staying! The pool was lovely, a reasonable size and plenty of sun loungers. It is about a 25 minute walk to the end of the strip, but at the end of the night it's a good way to sober up as long as you're not alone, even though it literally is straight down. However do watch out for Elvis when you get home as he always used to watch us on our balcony and told us to be quiet! Overall it was a fantastic stay, the staff are brilliant and I would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone thinking of going! Brilliant week!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Rebecca R
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Myself and 9 friends stayed at Paradise at the end of June, beginning of July and had an absolutely fantastic experience. I could not fault the hotel staff or the hotel itself, and would be more than happy to stay here again. We were greeted at around 6.30 in the morning on the day we arrived by a sex on the beach shot, which was a great start to the week! As we were first timers to a holiday away, we decided to go with the Rep and his package. It was a brilliant week, we had so much fun and it prevented many arguments over organisation which we had predicted! Thankyou Tom (the rep) for all your help!
The staff at the hotel were also fantastic and the food was lovely and brilliantly priced! Definitely recommend the club sandwich and chips for 5.80ish! The restaurant at the front is also brilliant and had superb food. The staff were so friendly and helpful, especially after loosing a friend on the first night! Thankyou! Donna and Kayleigh, two of the bar girls were absolutely fantastic! I would definitely recommend going for the 2 hour free bar for 20 euros as you can definitely get your moneys worth! One of my friends also became ill when we were away and they were so helpful in calling out a doctor and enabling transfer of money from the UK to Zante in order to pay for it.
The hotel also put on a foam party which was a lovely activity during one of the days, as it was something different which we were not expecting! The pool was fantastic, a nice size and open practically all day! There were also lilos provided which made it even better!
Our rooms were better than i were expecting, showers are quite small, but that wasn't a major problem or issue. They were cleaned regularly and there were always fresh towels and sheets!
Its in a pretty decent location, not too far from the strip, about a 20 minute walk, but after a few times you forget about the distance. We only got a taxi once, which was to go to the doctors, but we never had one to get to the strip as its quite a nice walk and it saves money to buy drink!
Overall it was a pretty fantastic stay and the staff just made it all the better! Thankyou to everyone who helped us, and i would definitely recommend it to anybody thinking of going!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Me and 9 friends went to Zante, after reading some reviews which weren't so great we were slightly wary. However, these were all so wrong! The rooms were brilliant sizes, good facilities, everyone was so so friendly and the pool bar food was amazing, pretty cheap and massive portions which you can share between a few people!! The hotel is perfect for a holiday were you just want to drink although saying that we did have 2 older men in the room next to us who said that were having a brilliant time. The hotel is around a 30 min walk to the strip which we did most nights as it saves money which can be spent on drinking!! However a taxi costs & euros which if there is 4 of you works out to be next to nothing. You will get to know the staff around the hotel and most deffo wont want to leave I only came back yesterday and already miss it so much. The only advice is don't get the package from the rep - they will there best to sell you it. We did it and it cost 225 euros but out of all of the events we actually only went to 3/4.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Ellie M
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

I stayed in paradise apartments with my friends in June. When we first arrived we thought it looked a bit disappointing compared to the pictures but we were definitely proved wrong! Arrived at 6am and straight away we got free welcoming shots, so we weren't complaining! Air con was €50 for the week and most of the group bought it and unfortunately two of them didn't work. The bar staff are all absolutely lovely, couldn't have done a better job and the food at the bar is served all day and is lovely. Also for €20 at any time you can buy a two hour free bar! The shower in the rooms are quite small but not really a problem, the rooms are all a great size with a wardobe, drawers and a safe which is €15 for the week. My only real complaint is that on arrival I noticed sick on my balcony and asked for it to be cleaned and it never was.. luckily I didn't spend any time on the balcony as I was ground floor but i would have liked it to have been cleaned! It takes about 20 minutes to walk to the good clubs on the strip but a taxi is only €6 and you're safer to get taxis anyway so that wasn't a problem! A lot of reviews have said that the pool was dirty? i never noticed or had that problem. The Paradise Restaurant next door is the place to go for food! it's all lovely and the staff are all so nice :) over all I really enjoyed my stay and would definitely choose to stay in paradise again!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank caitlingillespiex
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

Me along with three of my friends came to paradise in June and beforehand were a bit sceptical because the reviews had been varied. When you arrive you get free shots, never a bad thing! All the staff are very friendly and speak very very good English.

We never had a problem whatsoever, you have to pay extra for air conditioning and the safe key along with various other things but we expected that. You can also pay 5 euros a week for wifi which we thought was decent.

The bar at the hotel does good deals on drink before you go out, you can also pay 20 euros at any time of the day for a two hour free bar. Paradise is far away from the big clubs in the strip but its on the main strip road so you dont have to walk through dark unlit roads when you stumble home. It's 6 euros in a taxi wherever you go anyway if you dont want to walk but most of the time we did walk back. It takes about 25 minutes in total which isn't bad at all.. The only thing slowing you down is the PRs who can be annoying but it's their job, and they give you good deals so I guess it's not all bad. The rooms we were in were well furnished and had all the basic things you need, the shower wasn't great but it wasn't the worst thing in the world.

The maid was lovely aswell, I asked her how to say some common phrases in Greek and then she started picking up random items in the room and proceeded to tell me the translation. Find me another hotel where you learn to say toilet roll in Greek!! It was hilarious.

While we were there a guy fell through the glass door, which obviously he had to pay for, but it was fixed and a new one reinstalled within like half an hour. Also one of the days we were there the wind blew our door open and it came off the hinges, I told one of the guys who worked there, he asked me what room I was in and went up right there and then and fixed it for us.

Another good thing about the hotel is that the bar serve food all day. But the best place to go for food is the joint restaurant. The food is amazing and you can get takeaway stuff if you don't want a sit down meal. Dennis one of the waiters is hilarious and has amazing banter. Because you stay at paradise you also get 10% off your meal, and you get a free shot the first time you go, two on the second, three on the third etc.

There is a supermarket about a 5 minute walk away which is handy. At paradise you get what you pay for, e staff are friendly, it's close enough to the strip, the restaurant food is amazing and at the end of the day the holiday is what you make of it. Zante was the best week of my life, paradise just made it easier.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Laganas main road | Mouzaki - Agrilia, Laganas 291 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Laganas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Laganas
Price Range: £27 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Paradise Apartments & Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The modern complex "Paradise" comprises of 39 spacious and sunlit studios which are all fully equipped in order to satisfy the needs of the modern traveller. The accommodation consists of 18 studios for couples, 15 studios for 3 persons and 6 apartments for 3-5 persons and 1 house. All have a fully equipped kitchenette with utensils and cooking facilities, fridge, bathroom with shower and furnished balcony or veranda. ... more   less 
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