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Marelen Hotel
Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Kalamaki
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed in marelen in July 14. As a family with 1 3yr old and 2 teens. Lovely place beautiful grounds well kept. It's on a nice side road 5 mins from the beach with other hotels so not isolated. And a 5min walk to kalamaki strip which has various shops and restaurants . Definitely go in yamas ! There very welcoming and the food is fantastic. There's a good selection of bars too even 2 English ones if that's what you prefer. Taxis are always around and quite cheap , didn't manage to take the bus but don't run so frequently also too hot to wait around for buses !! Lol. If you can hire a pedalo on carretta beach as we managed to see couple of turtles which was a highlight as it was more tranquil then a boat trip. The snack bar prices went too bad but the food made up for that as it was much better than we'd expected as it's a family run hotel the evening meals were even nicer . Mostly home made meals so we only ate out a few times. There entertainment day and night and all the reps where great ! All in all I would definitely recommend this hotel to family's xx

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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marelenhotel, Manager at Marelen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
It is so nice to hear when our guests are so happy with our daytime and evening menus as we have worked hard to adjust and change them to try and suit all tastes.
I have passed on your comments to all the entertainers and reps, we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

this was the second time I and my family have visit the Marelen hotel < McLeod Family >
I and my family loved it, my young children who are 6 yrs and 2 yrs just loved the splash pool that much soo was a fight to get them out off it.
The staff are very friendly here and would do anything to help you, the food is lovely. the rooms are cleaned daily
Entertainment staff was good and I big thumbs up the kids club who were great with my oldest son. My oldest son joined in on the kids club this year which was great as one off the kids club staff chris was able to give him one to one support as my son has GDD and finds it had to mix with other children, and my son loved it, that much he joined in on the chocolate party and loved it.
I loved this hotel and would go again

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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marelenhotel, Manager at Marelen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

Thank you for your lovely review.
It is true the kids club staff are the most popular we have ever had in the hotel, and they work so hard to make sure each and every child has a good time.
I have passed on all your comments to them all.
We hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

this hotel has just what you need for a family holiday with young children, staff are very friendly and very accommodating. Didn't experience 1 bad thing during my 2 week stay here, the chef at the pool bar works so hard and the food never faltered, was always service with a smile, the room was cleaned and beds changed frequently - excellent! The bar staff are very attentive and know what to serve you once you have been to the bar a couple of times, the gardener is most friendly and helpful with advice on where to venture out, - again, excellent!
do not have have 1 bad word to say about my stay here, loved every minute of it and will definitely go back!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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marelenhotel, Manager at Marelen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you for your lovely review.
It is lovely to read that you had such a great time and could not fault the Marelen, this is what all the team work so hard to try and achieve!
Please let us know if you book to return in the future.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Once again thank you all for making our holiday memorable. Everyone from the girls on reception, Snack bar, Main bar , Entertainment team , Cleaners & of course the Mataragas family were all friendly , approachable & helpful. We had a lovely time revisiting old haunts & meeting new & old friends along the way. We love coming back each time its not just a hotel its home from home!! <3

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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marelenhotel, Manager at Marelen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review.
It is great to read reviews from returning guests who come back year after year.
Please let us know when you have booked again for next year!

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

been going to marelen for a few years now and we have never had any problems at all very clean all the staff are really friendly and always helpful the breakfast is great with a large choice the rooms are kept very clean by the maids great place to stay.

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marelenhotel, Manager at Marelen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
It is great to read reviews from returning guests who have been coming for so many years.
Please let us know when you have rebooked for next year so we can try and block your favourite room for you!

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Just got back from the Marelen, had a wonderful time and the weather was perfect.

Had some great meals out on the strip as the hotel food was a nice but basic.

The entertainment and kids club staff really are excellent, I'm not going to name them as they were all great.

We didn't go on a trip to see the turtles as when we hired a pedelo they came swimming underneath us. The big water park was good and the little train into Zante Town is worth doing.

Overall we had a fantastic hoilday and would go back again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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marelenhotel, Manager at Marelen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you for your lovely review.
Regarding our evening menus - we have just updated and revamped the whole menu, so now have much more of a restaurant-type menu to give more of a varied choice, and we have also added our very own-recipe carrot cake to the dessert menu.
I have passed on your positive comments to the entertainers and kids club staff, we hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

The hotel was good I did feel the prices, 40 euros a week for the air conditioning and 50 for the safe, were very expensive. The fantastic entertainment team and kids club reps are an asset to this hotel. They were all very friendly and made the holiday. Thank you

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marelenhotel, Manager at Marelen Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you for your review.
The air con is 40 euro per week in the studios and hotel rooms, and 50 euro per week in the 2 bedroomed apartments. The safes are 25 euro per week, so I assume you were here for 2 weeks if you paid 50 euros.
I am glad that the Thomas Cook team made such a difference to your overall enjoyment of your holiday. I have passed on your comments to them, we hope to see you again in the future.

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Additional Information about Marelen Hotel

Address: 6 Post Box, Kalamaki 291 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Kalamaki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Kalamaki
#17 Romantic Hotel in Kalamaki
Hotel Class:3 star — Marelen Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 118
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