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“Pay abit extra & stay somewhere else” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Savvas Hotel
Ranked #62 of 77 Hotels in Laganas
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Pay abit extra & stay somewhere else”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Group of 7 lads we Stayed here from 7th Aug 2014 for a week. We was offered the drinks wrist band for 100 euro for the week decided to do it, It’s not a bad deal if you’re going to be around the pool a lot of the time, however we tried to opt out after the first day after being told we could if we wanted too but when trying to get our money back we was told we couldn’t anymore as it had been cashed through the till – which was a lie so I’d have a good think before committing to it. The rooms are very basic but do the job, English staff are very friendly and helpful however the cleaners are very rude and just brush down ur bed and that’s it & are a nightmare to get toilet roll or towels out of also found the family who owned the hotel rude with no manners. Out of the 7 of us 3 got the ‘savvas bug’ and was bed bound for half the holiday & many more people in the hotel got this too. I would recommend on paying a little extra and staying somewhere else. Stayed in many 1 & 2 star hotels on lads so we knew what to expect but this was by far the worst place we’ve stayed and would strongly advise on going staying else.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Just got back from a girls holiday. After dreading the stay after reading all the gross reviews I can honestly say it isn't half as bad as people make out. The rooms are average and basic, if you're going for self accommodation then we didn't even have a hob in our room (but the reps said they can sort it out if we needed one). Shower is hand held and 'hot water between 12-6' so not the most luxurious wash but just what you need. The pools are not dirty at all, the new pool was where we stayed most of the time - swim up bar was lovely and all the workers are so friendly and sweet, free shots first day so no complaining. We did all get ill throughout the week, it isn't a 'savvas bug' at all, its a zante bug - everyone is getting it, not just savvas! The only thing we were angry about was that we paid for 7 nights and ended up getting 6. Our flight wasn't until 6am Monday morning but they tried kicking everyone out at 10am sunday - we had to pay to keep our room until 8pm, so still a long wait with nothing to do! Would definitely stay again and will not listen to some of the dramatic comments on trip advisor haha! A few families came and i will just warn everyone its not exactly a family destination - full of drunken youngsters at night, so just a little message for those looking for a family holiday - not ideal, reps were saying some travel agents mislead families. If you werent coming for a party holiday then enjoy no sleep :). The reps were lovely and always made sure we were having a good time - we had no problems with the hotel what so ever and its right on the strip so no long, drunken walks home. Best week and got the zante blues...

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Do not stay at this hotel i travelled with a group of friends and all of us got the savvas bug.......... we missed half of our holiday because of it. The pool was filthy, the rooms were filthy we were disgusted you dont pay good money to go on holiday and have to live like this even on a 18 - 30 holiday this is my 5th 18 - 30 holiday and by far the worse. I would never recommend it to anyone the only recommendation I would make would be DON'T STAY HERE it totally spoiled our holiday which we saved and worked hard to go on .... DISGUSTING

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Not going to lie, when we booked the holiday we were very worried what it would be like when we got there after reading so many bad reviews! But when we paid so little, we weren't exactly expecting it to be perfect or anywhere near as good as it was!!

Me and two friends stayed in an apartment. On arrival, Dina, who runs the show I presume gave us free drinks. And since one girl bailed we'd have a spare room which they removed before we even got to the room! The room was spacious and cool, the beds were all clean and the towels they provided were too. The kitchen area was tiny but we never needed the kitchen, only the fridge in the end because we were on holiday after all so just ate out or at the bar every day! There was only one spoon in the kitchen though, no knives or forks, just a lonely spoon. It wasn't a problem for us but people wanting to eat in, I'm sure the bar staff would give you anything you needed! The bathroom was fine! Toilet was well and working, the shower had plenty of hot water before 11pm but who showers after that anyway really? And the sink was fine as well! The aircon was great as well, it was set at a certain temperature but it wasn't too cold or too warm so no complaints there! And we didn't have to pay for aircon either! There was also a safe as well which you can pay €10 for which is definitely worth it!

Cleaners came in every day to clean the floors and bathroom. New sheets were changed twice thought the week and new towels provided every other day which was more than we expected!

We were situated in the new block at the back of the complex which was recently built this year, along with a brand new pool and pool bar so you can have a drink actually in the pool. There's free sunbeds around the pool and tables to sit as well. The front/main pool was a little more grotty since it's a lot older but still alright. But you have the choice to go to the other pool so it doesn't really matter!

The bars were absolutely fantastic! Cheap drinks in the day and every so often they'd announce €1 drinks. At night time the back bar closed at 8, but the front bar was open till 1 ish I think and food was served up until then. There is actually a deal you can do which is totally recommended: €100 for the week for unlimited drinks 7pm-11pm and a free meal every day. Totally worth it!! We drank way more than €100's worth! Also you're not worrying about paying everytime you go up for drink. And if you're playing drinking games, there's no excuse not to get another drink! The bar staff were so friendly as well, and they'd occasionally come join in the drinking games with you. Also the bar sells laughing gas, lots of it as well if you're interested in that!

We couldn't fault our experience one bit, but we were lucky I think. The whole of Laganas is very sexist, i.e. Girls get into clubs free, boys pay etc and it's the same at the hotel! We met a group of lads on the 2nd night and ended up going out with every night after that and their story was very different! Their room was so much worse than ours, especially the bathroom! They had no shower screen or tray which was horrendous because the bathroom floor just flooded all the time! One of the guys slipped on the flooded floor and broke two toes so that ruined his holiday. Their room was just smaller and more cramped as well.. They had to pay for aircon on top of that. We even met some other guys who were offered the drinks deal we had for €170 instead of €100! So if you're a group of guys, I might be a little more sceptical about going again! The lads we met said they wouldn't go again!! Also, again directed at guys, the ratio of boys to girls was about 80:20! There were wayyy more guys than girls which wasn't a problem for us, being girls haha!

At the end of the day it's a cheap hotel, so what can you expect really? You're not going to Laganas for a luxury holiday, you're going to get drunk every night and have a good time. All you need is a bed to sleep on and a bathroom. The qualities of those obviously vary but that just comes down to luck at the end of the day about what block you stay in (old or new). We had NO problems whatsoever! If you do go, just go with an open mind and always bare in mind how little you paid!!

Hope this helps! Laganas strip is absolutely amazing by the way!!

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

me and my friends just came back from a week in the Savvas, after reading the reviews we were all pretty scared as to what we were going to arrive to, but honestly it was fine! yes it's not 5* but you're going on an 18-30 holiday! you only need a bed and a shower really! our rooms were cleaned every other day, the pool staff are lovely, the reps are brilliant! as a group we were terrified of what we were coming to and we were all pleasantly surprised, we were in the back block of rooms with the second pool and swim up bar just 2 minutes away! and as for the 'Savvas bug' which I just does not exist, that's just too much drinking, heat, no food and not enough sleep, fact. it's just a bad hangover which some people can't handle! all in all, Zante was the best week of our lives and the hotel definitely contributed, the location was brilliant, it was impossible to get lost, you're literally right at the top of the strip over the road from the supermarket too! if you're coming here or planning to, you'll have a great time, as long as you can handle the atmosphere and the heat, you'll be fine! and you'll love Jaz and Kane!

Room Tip: the back block are the newer rooms, they were lovely
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Basically we arrived and they had overbooked so they moved us to a different hotel, the room was appalling. The security if I can call them that were poor no cameras! All the workers ie. cleaners security are dirty Albanians who don't even know what toilet roll is if u ask them. IF YOU WANT TO GET ROBBED like us and a few others at the hotel go ahead and book but seriously I wouldn't! Worst experience ever!!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

8 girls arrived at Savvas around 1pm and had to wait an hour to get in our rooms. The 'reception' is just the bar which always seems chaotic. To try and make up for this wait the bar stuff tried to give us free shots which none of us wanted as we just wanted to get changed out of our clothes after travelling.
Once we got taken to our rooms the lady from the bar with short blonde here made us all sit in the room while she spoke to us. I tried to look around the room to see how bad it was and she kept asking me to sit back down. I felt like a 12 year old on a school trip!! She spoke for about a good 40 minutes trying to sell us some package from the bar which I advise you to avoid! There's a million and one better places to eat and drink than this place.
I was very weary after reading loads of reviews and they were not wrong. The room itself was disgusting. We had an ant infestation all over our kitchen area. Our bathroom window would not shut and our shower was constantly freezing. The manager tried to make out that we were lying about the shower being freezing as apparently the hot water works between 12-6. Our friends showers were warm but not ours. To make matters worse the shower head was cracked and sprayed literally everywhere so it was actually impossible to use. We complained 3 times and nothing was done - apparently the handyman was asleep every time. Thankfully there was a shower next to the back pool which had a locking door and was warm. If we hadn't have found this shower then I would have been finding another hotel.
We had 3 beds and 1 sun lounger with a mattress on it in our room - ridiculous that they expect people to sleep on a sun lounger. All of the bed sheets were dirty and stained.
There were dead flies stuck on our walls.
The room made me honestly feel sick. I will happily pay a ridiculous amount of money for a decent hotel on my next holiday.
The pool area is generally clean and quite nice. The outside of the buildings are actually nice but not the inside.
The hotel is about 15 minute walk to the strip. There is a farm surrounding the hotel and we woke up to a chicken on our veranda which then emptied it's bowel all over it.
If you want to enjoy your holiday and not worry about potentially catching something from the hotel then do not stay here. It really is a dive and can put a dampener on an otherwise great holiday.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Savvas Hotel
Address: Laganas 29092, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Laganas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #62 of 77 Hotels in Laganas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Savvas Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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