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Pythari Apartments
Ranked #17 of 73 Hotels in Laganas
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Myself and a friend went to Zante for a week on August 1st and I can say without a doubt that without the Pythari our holiday wouldn't have been what it was! Yes, you get what you pay for with the rooms as they are basic but they are very clean and have everything you need - if there is anything you are unhappy with or anything you do need that you haven't got then you have the wonderful, fantastic and amazing Viv who is always there to help and will do everything in her power to make your holiday the best it can possibly be. As well as the beautiful Viv you have her lovely husband Chris and there lovely night time security guard Alex who both are very welcoming and kind. The pool area is gorgeous and always kept clean, the pool cafe/bar is priced extremely well and everything on the menu tastes great! Unlike other hotels I've stayed in on girls holidayS there are plenty of sunbeds avalible so no worries there and also again unlike others I have stayed in before you don't have to pay for the beds either. The hotel is situated about a 10 minute walk from the beggining of the strip which is far enough to get a good nights sleep but close enough to be able to stuble home after a night out. I couldn't be any happier that me and my best friend chose to stay at the Pythari - when we did so we was told by Thomas Cook that is was classed as the 3rd best hotel in Zante.. Well that is absolutely rubbish because it is by far number 1! I wouldn't change one thing about the hotel, staff or my holiday and I can say matter of fact that my holiday wouldn't have been anywhere near as amazing as it was without the Pythari and Viv... If I was to go back to Zante I wouldn't think twice in staying here again. Best week of my life, EVER!

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1  Thank Brooke-Chantal
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

I stayed at the pythari from the 25th July - 01st August For a girls first holidays we couldn't of asked for it to be any better! Viv and her husband are so lovely! Viv is always there for you whenever you need her and up for a chat so don't be scared to approach her! The bedrooms are basic but I would say to get air conditioning because otherwise it gets ridiculous to try and get ready when the rooms are boiling. The food in the hotel is nice and cheap! It takes around 10/15 minutes to get to the very end of the strip which isn't that long seeing as you can have a good night sleep without it being too loud. I suggest not to buy tickets of the reps as they try and charge you $50 euros per event where if you go to rescues on the strip they charge you usually $20-$30 you seem to save yourself a lot. Will definitely be coming here next year without a doubt!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank chloe o
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

As a group of 15 girls aged 18 stayed for 10 days with pythari and we couldnt fault it!!

Special mention to viv who was the owner and an outstanding host helping us out with absolutely anything we needed! She would serve us everyday (the food was extremely cheap) as we had no need to go anywhere else :) for example 4 euros for a large meal.

The rooms were amazing compared to everywhere else we knew people staying, for example plasma screens with clean beds and kitchen, basic but perfectly adequate bathrooms and we had the best rooms right next to the pool (which most rooms were) so we would stroll out of bed straight to the pool when seriously hungover.

Suprisingly was so quiet at night which was a result of the 15 min walk to the strip but it was perfect as we allgot a good nights sleep even if it was from 6 untill 11am

I also had a broken foot whilst there and still managed to have an amazing time and would say it was thanks to pythari!! Definitely choose here, best in zante

We love you vivv !!!!!

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1  Thank lallielau
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

I stayed at the pythari form the 11th-22nd July with 3 other lads. The room was basic but had everything you need. We stayed in a room for 4 which consisted of 4 single beds, a tv, kitchen, bathroom and a terrace looking onto the pool, air conditioning and safe were available at a small cost. The service and the location were really good. It is located at the top of the strip, a little walk but not too far away but far enough to escape the hustle and bustle of everyone making there way home on a morning. The pythari restaurant next door is a must, the food is brilliant we had a full English there every morning for €4. The pool area is fantastic and has one of the best pools in Zante!! Not only was the accommodation excellent but Viv and our reps Jordan and Faye made sure we had a fantastic holiday full. Overall it was amazing and I hope to return sometime soon!!

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1  Thank Freeman95
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Me and my friend just got back from Zante. After doing 18-30 holidays before we weren't expected much but pythari was so much better than what we thought. The pool was clean and definitely needed when it was so hot. It was easy to get food and the prices of the bar and restaurant were cheap and we often ate there. The rooms were basic but had everything we needed, bed, fridge, mirrors, bathroom, kettle. We paid for the air con which came in handy and wasn't too badly priced for the week. We paid 55€ for the safe and air con for the week. The balcony we had was lovely overlooking the pool. Viv was lovely and did all she could to help us with any problems and often just came over to us for a chat.

Would definitely recommend staying here if going to Zante :)

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2  Thank Becca1892
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Just got back from a weeks girls holiday to Zante and we had the most incredible time. But it wouldn't have been the same without Pythari.

There was five of us and we were split into two rooms which were pretty basic but clean. A cleaner came every two days and gave us clean sheets and towels and cleaned the bathroom. You did have to pay for aircon (140 euros for the week) but we did not pay for it and to be honest we didn't need it. You do not spend much time in your room and by the time you come back from a nights out you don't even realise. Just leave your balcony doors vented and it keeps the room cool.

It had a hob, cutlery and cooking equipment but we never made our own food because the food in Zante is so cheap and especially the food at the pythari pool bar where we are most days. The food here was so nice - especially the toasties which were cheap - 3.50 euros each. There is lots of food to choose from on the menu and a full english breakfast was only 4 euro. Pythari also had its own restaurant which was a little more expensive but good for dinner if you don't want to walk down the strip. The pool bar played music all day which, although it woke us up every morning, was a great accompaniment to the party atmosphere that Zante provides. Cocktails at the bar are also great and cheap.

The pool was amazing to cool down in when the sun gets too hot. Lilos were also provided which were great. There are lots of sun loungers which are free of charge for the whole day-a contrast to many of the hotels in Zante which charge you for these.

The hotel is about a two minute walk from the supermarket which has everything you could want and about five minutes from the start of the bars. It's about ten minutes before you start getting to the main clubs and bars and about twenty minutes to the beach. For us the location was great because it was far enough away that you cold get a decent nights sleep without all the noise. But to be honest by the time you come home (if you're hardcore clubber) all the clubbing has died down anyway, but it was nice to be further away from the strip and we did not feel inconvenienced at all. Many reviews say that it is too far away but it definitely isn't. The walk down is fun especially at night and you get to experience all the bars and cheap deals.

The hotel is so safe with a security guard who walks round all through night making sure the doors are locked and nobody is snooping around. We did not feel unsafe here at all and in the day we even left our doors unlocked and nothing ever got stolen.

The best part about this hotel was the owner Viv (she's English) who is one of the nicest people I will ever meet. She is so down to earth and lovely. She is like a mother figure to everyone staying there and always makes sure you're okay and have everything you need. She made us all feel so comfortable and happy.

Overall I would say you should definitely go for this hotel when trying to decide where to stay in laganas, especially if your going with a group of friends because everyone there was our age and you meet lots of people. Some of the stories I heard from people I met out in Zante about their hotels were horrendous and made us feel so lucky to be staying at Pythari with all the amazing services it provided.

If we return to Zante for another girls holiday, which is very likely, we will definitely stay here. We couldn't of us for a better hotel for the price we payed - value for money is fantastic. Everyone going to laganas should stay here!! This was genuinely the best week of my life and I miss it so much.

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4  Thank Sophie A
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Our group of five 20 year old girls arrived at Pythari at the beginning of July for one week and can easily agree that it was the perfect place to spend our holiday in Zante.
The hotel in general was lovely and clean, a decent sized pool with music played not too loudly throughout the day when nursing a hangover. Always plenty of sun loungers in the morning and we would always pay 1€ a day for a lounger mattress which were very comfortable. Pythari apartments are located about a five minute walk away from the beginning of the strip and about15 minutes away from the heart of the strip - this was perfect for us as although going on an 18-30 holiday, we could still get a decent sleep.
The poolside bar is brilliantly priced (4€ for a full English, 3€ for a cocktail) with something for everyone. The Pythari restaurant next door was also reasonably priced, we went daily as it was so lovely. Rooms are basic but what do you expect from an 18-30 apartment? They did the job. We also decided to buy air con the last couple of nights as it was only 6€ a night and was AMAZING.

Viv the owner is a complete angel. Being from Glasgow, she had a bit of a soft spot for us Scottish girls and would bring us cocktails by the pool and go entirely out of her way to ensure everyone was having a great holiday. Vivs husband Kristos, the maids and the security guard were all also equally lovely.
Our 18-30 rep Faye on the other hand was a lovely girl although a bit off-ish with our group as we went to our own events rather than the pre organised ones which were completely over priced at 200€ for rubbish events like bar crawls etc which all finished at 12pm (before we even went out!)
Zante in general is a fab place to go for a boozey holiday, we managed to get most drinks at 2 for 5€, our favourite bar being wild Coyote and clubs cherry bay and cocktails and dreams.
I would thoroughly recommend Pythari apartments to any young group of people who like to party but also like to disco nap. It was perfect for what we wanted and we can't wait to go back. See you soon Viv!

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4  Thank Fhionnagh W
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Address: Laganas, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Laganas
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #17 of 73 Hotels in Laganas
Hotel Class:2 star — Pythari Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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