I never tend to complain about hotels but I wouldn't recommend this hotel. Regardless of this we all had such an amazing holiday! Just not because of the hotel
We had a pool view room which was boiling hot but we didn't opt for aircon as we had heard bad reviews about this. It was almost impossible to sleep at night because of the heat-some of us chose to sleep on the balcony because of this. Our friends had a room on the opposite side of the hotel which was cooler but everything in their room was broken, the shower and toilet leaked and there was a puddle of water that spread out through their room and even under their door into the corridor.
The cooking facilities were awful, we had a hob and toaster but no kettle like some of the rooms. The hob didn't even work - we tried to cook a can of beans in a pan and after half an hour they were still cold. Couldn't boil water in it either. Also all of the labels had rubbed off the hob so you couldn't see what temperature you were cooking at and you couldn't see if it was turned off.
Hotel pool was nice - though one day someone staying at the hotel cut their foot on a tile and there was blood around the pool which was left to dry up and not cleaned up for days. Also the pool bar was never open.
The restaurant in the hotel was very cheap and the food was nice - no complains there. The bar and cocktails were cheap too but very weak and not very nice.
The hotel security were very annoying - you couldn't sit on your balcony or make noise at night without being threatened to be kicked out of the hotel.
The strip was about 15 minutes walk away - unlit - which being in a group of all girls did not feel very safe. The beach was right by the hotel through an alley - but we were told not to use this cut through at night as people had been attacked down there. The beach was lovely though.
The resort itself was good , although there were many abandoned and empty hotels and restaurants around - we took an excursion to the other side of the island and actually drove through ghost towns.
The beaches were beautiful , especially if you get a boat trip like we did that goes around the island. We organised this on the strip and it only cost €16
I wouldn't say I felt safe in zante - there were gypsies all over the strip and they'd send their children to pickpocket - we saw this happen so many times - the child hugs you and doesn't let go and at the same time goes into your pockets to steal. Also when we were there we were warned about Serbians, one day there were police at the hotel and we found out that some Serbians in our hotel had attacked someone and threatened them with a knife.
But apart from all of this the holiday was so good, especially the paint party and the silent disco. The reps are all really friendly. Hate to complain so much but thought everything was worth saying!
- Also Known As:
- President Apartments Laganas
- President Apartments Hotel Laganas