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“Brilliant” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Blue Bell Studios
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Brilliant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

I've literally just returned from a week in Laganas, Zante with 3 other girls (18years old) and we stayed at the Bluebell. I can't deny that all of us weren't skeptical about staying here due to the amount of reviews in which people complained but honestly, i wouldnt listen to them, we had an amazing time!!
The owners are both english and very helpful and kind, we even discussed the previous bad reviews to which they answered truthfully and how they've improved since then which was a relief.
We arrived and handed over 25euros each (50 euro deposit per room) and at the end of the week we received all of this back. The reviews about them taking money must have been extreme cases, just look after what you have as in sheets and towels and you'll get this money back happily. Our first shower the head broke off and we took this immediately to reception expecting them to charge us but instead they just fixed it immediately. They arent there to try and charge you but instead enjoy your stay.
The maids come in daily and sweep the floor and clean the bins out, they change towels (we got two towels each), sheets and loo roll just once (mid week) so you may have to buy more loo roll but this is only 70cents, no point complaining! Having spoken to the owner, there are no worries about maids stealing your belongings (although of course still be on the safe side and hide valuables) as they are made to sign a book as to which rooms and when they cleaned out the rooms so they can be tracked if something does go missing.
There is also a safe at reception for 10euros non-refundable for a week and we kept our passports and money in these, and are always required to have a key from the receptionist to open plus your own one so very safe.
The rooms may be basic but basic in a good way, its not a grim hotel by far!
The pool area had a great atmosphere with music constantly blaring and the bar tender George is lovely, the food here is also really nice and can be taken into your room which we did a couple of times to cure our hangovers!! However we spent most of our time by the beach which was literally a 2 minute walk away! What is more the strip is a perfect distance (5/10mins) so you're far enough away that you cant hear it and away from the major hussle and bussle.
So honestly this is a fabulous place to go if you're looking for a place to pass out after a night out which is safe and always happy to help; such good fun! There is nothing to worry about id definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

After reading the reviews on here before we went, we were really skeptical about going but we really enjoyed ourselves! yes the rooms are basic and you have to buy your own toilet roll and stuff like that but the atmosphere is so good! George and Trigger are absolute legends and the pool bar is cheap. Had the time of our lives and definately want to go back next year. Bluebell all the way!

Room Tip: we had a downstairs room, no stairs were definately a plus after a night out!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

Well, i personally LOVED the Blue Bell.. . . 18-30s hotel, what more do you want?. Yes i admit its not the nicest looking, however it is exactly what you need. George the bar tender is THE biggest babe you could ask for. The reps are outstanding and the pool games etc are so much fun! as with every hotel just be careful, dont leave money hanging around etc and you'll be fine. me and my friends had the time of our lives. Only thing is, you only get one set of towels, and if you leave them stinking (like we did) you'll be charged 3 euros, which is nothing! Enjoy Guys!!

Room Tip: pool side is by far the best.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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zante
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

Read loads of reviews about the hotel... was a little worried! Just come back and had the time of my life!! Was on a lads holiday and now have holiday blues!! Miss it so much, thinking of going back at end of season!! The hotel itself is ok!! basic but what do u expect the ritz!! We paid 50 euros and get every penny back even though the towels were really dirty! the pool area is small and that makes the atmosphere banging!! the pool party is wkd and messy!! watched two people take on triggers sambuca challenge... was so funny!! one guy did 88 shots in 88 minutes!! what makes this hotel is the bar area!! George and Trigger are awesome... they do wkd deals all week and make everyone feel so welcome! they have these wristbands that get u a free shot with every drink and also half price drinks in one of the best clubs in zante..fishbowl! me and my mates every nite went there and bought a 120 euro fishbowl for 60 euros.. cost us about 5 euros each which is the price of one drink and got us wrecked... it never seemed to go down!! also at the bar they do 10 drinks for 20 euros so 2 euros a cocktail... so we ended up doing the whole cocktail list!! bargain!!
The food here is really nice as well and cheap, u get a pizza for 4 euros!! they do food until 10 at night as well!!
The hotel itself is right on the beach so wkd location!! and about 5 min walk from the strip!! beach itself aint great so spent everyday round the pool!
Reps in the hotel are really nice as well!! events were good laugh!!

One other thing is be careful of the rules of the bar!! No right hand drinking!! they caught me every day!! oh and def have a death shot!!

In summary i would 100% come back here!! I dont know whats wrong with the other people that have wrote the reviews as i had no problems and loved it here!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

Not quite sure why Blue Bell got such bad reviews, I was really worried before we arrived, but the hotel was spot on. Had no issues at all. The rooms were cleaned daily, sheets and towels twice a week. All the staff were friendly, especially George and Trigger at the pool bar, absolute ledgends!!
The food was good, defo reccomend the ham and cheese toasties lol.
If I go back to Zante, I honestly wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. If your looking for posh nosh and a relaxing hotel, this is not the one. If you want to get smashed, have a laugh, it is defo the one :) loved it!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lauren_E88
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london
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

Great hotel , Great Atmosphere ,Great People...Receptionist polite..Barman George was brilliant (makes you feel very welcome and will do all he can to make you comfortable) same with Trigger ..Rooms were basic but liveable Bathroom a little small but fine..all rooms come with a balcony ..Breakfasts was amazing downstairs..beach was just 2mins from hotel and 5mins from the strip ..shop at the end of the road and restaurants nearby ..they do take 50euro per room but u do get it back if your bed sheets are kept clean..1st rule of the hotel no right hand drinking if any of the staff see you they will make you down your drink or you have a choice to tip it over your head lol 2nd rule no sleeping by the pool otherwise you get chucked in all these rules are around the bar area.
.The reps were really friendly basher and Ron they tell you all about the hotel ..strip and the trips they offer but be warned they try an sell you the lot of offers for example booze cruise, school disco etc only do one you prefer then they cut the price down you also get a free shot to start your holiday #greatforagirlyholiday

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

me and my friends have just got back from Zante and the blue bell and tbh there are only 2 things worng and that is the maids and the constantly trying to charge for bed sheets being dirty. But on the upside the people who were there when we was there are amazing bunch of people couldnt fault what we got in the room considering we paid next to nothing for it. George and Trigger were absolute legends and the games they play to get everyone having a good time are brilliant. Very very friendly atmosphere and great bunch of people when we got there. Was so gutted to leave and would have happily stayed if i could. And with it being a 2wentys hotel we cant leave out the reps Ron and Basher both absolutely brilliant people never heard a bad word said about them all week.

So to conclude if your going to Zante on a lads holiday like us i dont think it actually needs to be thought about were you should go its quite obvious the Blue Bell should be the place.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ryan H
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Property: Blue Bell Studios
Address: Laganas, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Laganas
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 64 Speciality Lodging in Laganas
Number of rooms: 54
Also Known As:
Blue Bell Studios Hotel Laganas

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