As a group of three 18 year old girls who had never been on a girls holiday before we were very sceptical about what our hotel would be like. We had come to Zante for a party holiday but did not want the club 18-30's experience and instead wanted to relax in the day time while still being able to enjoy the busy night life that Laganas had to offer. We would highly reccomend this hotel to young girls who have never been on holiday by themselves before as the bitzaro grande is perfectly catered for just that as well as family and couples holidays.
The staff were amazing. They could not help us enough giving us a very warm welcome as soon as we walked through the door and a very heartfelt goodbye as we boarded our coach to leave for the airport. There were 24 hr receptionist staff all of which knew us on a first name basis and kept our room keys safe so as we wouldn't have them lost or stolen on the strip. Takis and Pavlos (reception) were very friendly and helpful with anything we needed, be that taxi's, wifi, recomendations anything at all was never a problem. As we are quite young they went out of their way to make sure our stay was pleasant even when we walking in from a late night on the strip they constantly looked out for us. it was very comforting and of course extremely helpful. The dining staff were also very helpful informing us what certain dishes were giving us recommendations and generally being very friendly. Ionut and Theodore (the grill man) always spoke to us, asked how we were and helped us with anything we needed. Then there was the bar staff Nicky, Christian and Costas who we became good friends with needless to say over the week. it was genuinely upsetting when we left Nicky who gave us a big hug before we went, she learnt all of our names and was very understanding when we were a little hungover and in need of a frappe and a toastie. Costas too was so lovely towards all three of us always having a joke and smiling asking us about our nights out in Laganas, plus he poured some pretty heavy measures of vodka lemonades which is never a bad thing!
the hotel rooms felt very secure, there was a regular maid service and they were very well equipped and clean. It was my friends 18th birthday party a few days before we arrived, and when we got into the room we found a card and a plate of cupcakes waiting for us which was really sweet of them. there was plenty of room to put all of our clothes and bits and pieces (which we had a lot of) and there was a safe to put all of our valuables in at the cost of just 15 euros per week.
The all inclusive was brilliant! is you are going on a girls holiday i strongly recommend going all inclusive because if we hadn't we would either have run out of cash or not eaten. there was food whenever we wanted which was so convenient considering some days we didn't get up till early afternoon. The variety was great there was so much to choose from and it was different every night. in the say if we didn't want a full meal, burgers, toasties and the fresh Greek salad i have ever had was all available at the bar along with a variety of drinks including lots of yummy cocktails. there was also help yourself ice cream whenever you wanted it and an selection of cakes and biscuits at the pool bar too. every evening along with the main dishes there was an option that was fresh from the grill and our favourite was the fresh cooked pasta which they cook in front of you with your choice of topping and sauces etc. plus a similar option at breakfast but rather with crepes/pancakes and waffles.
There was always entertainment and things to do so we were never bored. Vlad, Ollie and Laura always got us involved in the different events they had on which introduced us to the other guests and were actually a lot of fun. Things such as water polo and killer pool were always a winner but there were other things to do such as Go Karting, hockey, tennis, darts, brain teasers and competitions. We would also see some of them outside of the hotel along the strip too and they would never hesitate to chat to us and be really friendly so it was nice having that kind of relationship with the staff.
What was perfect for us was that our hotel was a 5 minute taxi ride at just seven euros from the main strip. being young girls we wanted to go out every night and with it being fairly close and reasonably priced to get to we could do that. We aren't 24/7 party people so when we had had enough we could leave the strip and come back to the calmness of our lovely and relaxed hotel where we could recover from the night before.
We had an absolutely excellent stay and if we were to return to Zante for any kind of holiday be that a family.girls or couples holiday i would always choose the Bitzaro grande. Friendly, beautiful, clean and relaxing are just some ways to describe the hotel and its certain that we would not hesitate to return. we didn't want to leave at all! Beautiful hotel, amazing holiday.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bitzaro Grande
- Bitzaro Grande Kalamaki