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!
- Also Known As:
- Blue Bell Studios Hotel Laganas