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“Still happy after 22 years visiting the Daniel Hotel”
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Daniel Hotel
Ranked #22 of 30 Hotels in Kalamaki
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 June 2012

Re: Don't go there - Vinny Gordon
I have never read such rubbish in my life. This couple started complaining before they were shown to their room. They took one look at the pool area andd complained about the number and quality of sunbeds. The comment about their rooms not being swept or mopped all week is rubbish as rooms are cleaned every day and the bins are emptied every day. Do they not understand that toilet paper is put in buins for one reason so the plumbing system does not get blocked and does not flushed out to sea. Re broken shower head did they report this to the owners as I am sure something would have been done about it. Re the noisy party the couple was advised of this and were invited to join everyone. People were not sat around the pool but were inside the pool bar with a couple windows open-nobody else complained about the noise including people who did not attend. People go on holiday to enjoy themselves. Many of we returners were people in their 50's and 60's not teenagers. Re breakfast you don't have to eat there.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

This hotel was described as quite and peaceful in the Monarch blurb and as pensioners we decided this was for us. The hotel does have great potential and we had one of the best rooms looking out over the pool and to the distant mountains, it is in a very rural and quiet area of Kalamaki including a cockerel that crowed most of the night, but that is where it ends as far as we are concerned. The rooms are adequate plenty of storage and wardrobe space but there is a charge for fridge, safe which is only placed in the wardrobe not fixed, and air conditioning, €25, €10 and €25 respectively per week. What spoilt it for us was the standard of the room and balcony itself, the shower tray had black mould around it and the shower head was split, no curtain or doors to stop the water wetting the floor and running out in to the hallway. Also the room was not swept during our stay and when the bedding was changed the bottom sheet was put on the bed and you had to make the rest of it yourself, the balcony railings had bird droppings on them for days before we removed it ourselves.
Something else we were not prepared for was the fact that you should not put your toilet paper in the pan but in the bin provided. The owners have a policy of no rules and anything goes including no pool safety rules or depth markings, there was also a distinct lack of adequate sun beds and shade. We think the hotel had a lot of returners and these were pandered to because they were the sort of people who sat around the pool all day drinking, therefore spending money in the bar, and smoking and taking over the pool which was not really big enough. Noisy party in pool bar until 03 00 am one night, the following night music being played until about the same time and on a third succesive night people talking and drinking around the pool until the early hours, without any consideration for the other guests. Another gripe is the lack of variety at breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

This hotel is superb, provided that you like a quiet setting. It is typically Greek,small, nice well kept grounds, simple rooms and accommodation, a good pool. Your hosts, Vicky and Augustine, go out of their way to make sure that you have a wonderful time. This hotel is always full of "returners", a wonderful endorsement in itself. We have been going for years, and will certainly be going back.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

For the first time ever we have retutrned to the same resort two years in succession (see first review). The main reason for this is this hotel. Vicki and Gus are the most welcoming hosts you could ever want. They organised a Barbeque for one of the guests who was going home and everyone attended and a great night was had by all. Dutch, English and Scottish. nothing is too much trouble for this amazing couple. We met people from the previous year and people for whom it was their first visit. Nobody had anything but praise for this hotel. A short walk to the restaurants and bars, yet far enough for peace and quiet day and night. Lovely poolside and surroundings. Rooms are basic, but clean and comfortable. Great value for money, would not hesitate to recomend to anyone.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

lovely small and quiet hotel, really friendly and helpful owners. suitable for all ages (not a 18-25 holiday) close to shops, restraunts and beach but far enough away not to be disturbed. nice pool and basic rooms. not far from airport, would recommend getting a taxi not a transfere so much quicker and not very expensive. out of the way from the 18-25 night life in laganas but still good for young couples wanting a few cocktails and meals out.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 February 2011

My husband & I booked the hotel Daniel by chance 5 years ago ,since then we have returned seval times . The owners live on the premises, they are so friendly and welcoming you feel like one of the family. We found that many of the guests had been before and some who we met in September have already booked again for this summer.
Would certanily recommend it for a relaxing break.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2010

Based on the reviews on this site we spent a week at The Daniel at the start of October, we were not disappointed. Vicky and Gus are lovely, they run the hotel incredibly well and make you feel very welcome. We did venture out to eat in the evenings but ate by the pool during the day, the food was lovely (and yes Vicky's chips are the best!!). We wouldn't usually be inclined to visit the same hotel/resort again but really want to go back at some point in the future as we had such a good experience staying at The Daniel. So a big thank you to Vicky and Gus for a great week (and to the Geordies Geoff and Sandra for keeping us entertained). We hope to visit again soon. Kate and Kat.X

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank StannersKate
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Additional Information about Daniel Hotel

Address: 171 Kalamaki, Kalamaki 291 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Kalamaki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kalamaki
#14 Family Hotel in Kalamaki
Price Range: £19 - £55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Daniel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Daniel is a resort hotel, a sweet home away from home.Resting in a quiet spot, close enough to Kalamaki center to be comfortable (1km), but not so close as to be disturbed by its low-key nightlife, the Hotel Daniel is a magnet for guests who like a peaceful haven at both the start and end of the day.Run by a friendly, close knit family team.The mood here is one of cheerful calm.In all rooms there are self control air conditioning/ heating, shower, fridge, TV, safety deposit boxes, balcony or terrace, with pool view, sea view and mountain view. There are triple rooms with normal bed and for babies we provide a baby cot. ... more   less 
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