Spyros Apartments

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Overall hotel rating for Spyros Apartments:

Based on 8 reviews

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Cleanliness

Average

Food

Excellent

Hotel entertainment

Very Good

Hotel service

Average

Kids facilities

Average

Location

Average

Room comfort

Average

Value

Excellent

Official rating:

2 Star Hotel

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"Rep's point of view"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Excellent

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I was the rep for this hotel for the summer season of 2011. George and Kat are the nicest people you will ever meet, and the best restaurant in Laganas is just opposite. A fantastic Greek Taverna called Paradise run by two brothers Dennis and Nikos. The rooms are basic but they are comfortable and able to sleep in. George and Kat will do everything in their power to make sure your holiday is at its best. George will spend endless hours at the bar waiting for the coaches to arrive on transfer days and will always welcome people with open arms.

The pool bar serves great snack foods for fantastic prices and the music they play in the background is exactly what you expect for a party destination like Laganas and is also what you want to hear while relaxing by a very spacious and clean pool in the 40 degree heat.

Yes, there are a number of wasps around the pool but don't be scared, you don't annoy them, they wont annoy you, even when walking around in shorts and flip flops, they have no problem with your skin, they will stay away. If you do a little hotel sightseeing, you'll see that every hotel has wasps around the pool.

I wrote 'Party Animals' as it didn't give me a choice of more than one option, but later in the season (around August, it is a great hotel for families)

If you are going to Laganas, this is the place to go....


By: Marc Roth - Submitted 11th January 2012

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Travel Date: July 2011 Best for: Party Animals
Travelled with: Party Animals Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"great little studios "

Overall Hotel Rating:

Good

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allocated on arrival but we really enjoyed, the rooms are basic but comfortable no kettle or toaster etc but plenty of pots etc to boil water in...the pool area was lovely and clean no getting up at 6 to get a sun bed as the pool are was locked til the bar owner george opened up...george is a really nice guy, the food he served was excellent and reasonablly priced. there is no entertainment at the studios but just down the road there is so much going on...we loved the pink panther karaoke bar..the rep jamie was always on hand and very friendly. the studios are on a main road and are noisy at night.. we booked this 5 days before we went and as a family of 4 with 2 kids 13 and 15 we really enjoyed ....yammas!!


By: a morris - Submitted 23rd August 2009

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Travel Date: August 2009 Best for: Party Animals Book now
Travelled with: Families with Teenagers Recommend to a friend: Yes
Also Reviewed: Operator: Olympic New Window

" I WONT... WISH YOU WERE HERE!!!"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Poor

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Worst hoilday,of my life!.......dont be fooled, by the pretty outside photos!!! We waited over 2 hours,in the sweltering heat,while our apartments were being cleaned. On eventually entering our rooms,a very strong smell of urine hit us. Looking around the room,....very basic.There are no kettles,we boiled water,in the one and only small pan. Draining board was disgusting,to say the least......slime and grime...yuk!!!...had,nt been cleaned in weeks!! Floors were dusty and dirty.....the toilet had a poo,in it.....and i dont think they have heard of bleach,as below the water line,of the toilet it was filthy,and black.SUPPOSED,TO HAVE JUST BEEN CLEANED!!!!!! Beds are uncomfy,the chair.bed my 22 year old,daughter had to sleep on,was for a child of up to 12years old,and later,in the day,we found where the strong urine smell,was coming from........yes!!!.....the bed. Sheets,are like sandpaper,very old,worn,bitty,have been repaired,lots of times,and have cigarette burns in them...,One,tiny handtowel,to last 3 days,stained,and like cardboard!!! Nightime......your lucky to get any sleep,as the apartments,are right on the main road,you have traffic constantly zooming,up and down,the very busy main road,all hours day and night,and also, premises over the road have 3 dogs,which bark all day and night. I would not recommend these apartments to anyone,in fact,im shocked,that any reputable travel agent,actually allocates people there.


By: Sue - Submitted 22nd October 2008

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Travel Date: September 2008 Best for: Party Animals Book now
Travelled with: Family Recommend to a friend: No
Also Reviewed: Operator: Olympic New Window

"dont go!!!"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Poor

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Just got back,from the worst accomadation,we have ever been in!......Where to start! On arriving,at 12.30,we were told our rooms,would be ready in 45 minutes,as they were just being cleaned,from the previous people. We were still waiting,over 2 hours later.!! Do not be decieved,by the lovely pictures,of these studios,as its reality.as soon as you step inside!!! Firstly on entering the room a strong smell of urine!. apartment supposedly just been cleaned, floor was dusty, toilet had a poo in, freezer had the door off, 2 ring cooker with the switch broken, toilet seat detatched, draining board was absolutly disgusting, unhygenic, had never been touched in months, no basic luxuries even, like a kettle?,....had to use the one and only pan to boil water, no tv, cutlery was dirty. bathroom shower hand held, temperature fluctuates and goes from normal to a drip. The beds were uncomfy as were the pillows, every move it squeaked and as for the chair bed, which my daughter had to sleep on was were the pungent smell of urine came from when we entered the room. This attracted the flies and mozzies into the room, and after the first night, my daughters legs were a mass of bites. My daughter is 22 and in the brochure it only accomodates a child up to 12 year old!!. Sheets changed every 3 days and they were very rough and had been mended and also you get 1 tiny hand towel to last 3 days also. The studio's are on the main road in laganas, very noisy at night, racing contests up and down the strip, with all night traffic, not to mention 3 dogs over the road who bark anytime day or night. The beach is about a 2 mile walk away, some uneven pathways along the way, some of which can be very dangerous. Would not recommend this place at all, asked for relocation the day after we arrived, but non avalible?...asked for early flights home and was told it would cost 600 euros by the rep, who didnt seem to be bothered at all, so had to stick it out...worst holiday ever, could not wait to get home...


By: S Handley - Submitted 15th September 2008

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Travel Date: September 2008 Best for: Party Animals Book now
Travelled with: Family Recommend to a friend: No
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"Spyros Apartments review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Poor

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Would not recommend these apartments. They are dirty, smelly and it is situated in a very dangerous location. Situated on a busy road with cars going over 100 mph past it and no footpaths either. I saw 2 people get killed on a moped due to someone speeding.

Our room was not even clean. Dirt all in the corners of the room, the bathroom was disgusting and the kitchen area was a health hazard that I wouldnt expect in the third world.

The ";cleaners"; woke us up as they talk outside your room at a riduculous hour and to make things worse they even bring their kids to work with them. Their kids were playing outside our apartment on electric toy cars.


By: - Submitted 1st September 2005


Travel Date: August 2005 Best for: Not Specified Book now
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"Spyros Apartments review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Very Good

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The accomodation was pretty basic but clean and modern, it slept 4 and had 2 bathrooms. The apartments were self-catering but there was no cooker so any meals perpared in the room were cold snacks.

The apartments were about 2 minutes walk from the beach and the bars and we had use of the next door pool which had a good pool bar serving food and drinks.

Lagana is very lively at night and if you are looking for a quiter evening out, maybe for a meal, it might be an idea to take a walk down the beach where you will find some nice resaurants. The main road ends at the beach and if you turn left and walk down the beach for about 15 minutes you will find a really good Greek restaurant (called Greek Islands I think. It is run by a Greek family, the food is beautiful, reasonably priced and the family often do Greek dancing and plate smashing which is good for a laugh.

We hired a speed boat one afternoon to go looking for turtles (we were unsuccessful whilst on a pedalo)and found about 4. It was amazing and I would totally recommend it to anyone.

The bars and night clubs are excellent (although drinks can be expensive). The Must Sports Bar (owner by my fiance's mum) is really nice. All of the major sporting events are shown on big sreens inside and outside the bar. The bar is situated near the beach (on the right hand side if you are walking towards the beach)and is open all day and all night. It will be great next year for the world cup as it gets really lively and full of British people!!

Zakynthos airport is absolutely tiny and the duty free shop inside is pretty poor. There are a limited number of seats and if there are a couple of flights leaving at around the same time the departure lounge (if you can call it a lounge!) can get really full. I would recommend taking some refreshments to the airport. Saying this, they are in the process of building a new terminal so the airport may not be as bad as I remember.

All in all the holiday was great (probably more aimed towards young couples and groups of friends rather than families)and I would definately go back!


By: J Nicholls - Merseyside - Submitted 1st July 2005


Travel Date: June 2005 Best for: Not Specified Book now
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Operator: Other

"Spyros Apartments review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Good

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We arrived here after spending 7 nights in Tsilivi. We were allocation on arrival and were told this may happen.

Our 2nd week was spent at the Spyros 2 on the main road in Laganas. It is about 15 minutes walk to the beach but take care the main road is very busy and all Greek taxi drivers think their name is Schumaker.
The latest craze to have hit the streets literally is quad bikes I suppose they are a bit safer than the mopeds but not much.

The Spyros 2 is clean basic and comfortable accommodation - yet another shower curtain!! There is no swimming pool but you can use the one across the road at the Paradise - nice pool, friendly staff and good food at the pool bar - one word of warning don't change your money there we were getting 1.43 down the road and they were offering 1.35 to the pound.

Laganas is a very lively resort, especially near to the beach as that is where the busy bars and clubs are. There are some nice places around try Strings - turn right at Cosy Corner they have live music on most nights good stuff. Potters bar is quieter and you can get the sports on there. Mad Murphys is ok but dear if you go for the imported drinks (Murphys Red/Guiness or Strongbow).

Some people may be put off by the PR's mithering (can they) to get you into their bars and restaurants it can feel like running the gauntlet some nights! Had a good time though and would go back


By: Cath Mic - Newton-le-Willows - Submitted 1st June 2004


Travel Date: May 2004 Best for: Not Specified Book now
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"Spyros Apartments review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Very Good

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I hadn't heard of Laganas before I booked but a friend had heard good things about the resort, so we decided to give it a try.

Laganas is a typical Greek resort, ie. no pavements, lots of half finished buildings and accomodation scattered down dirt tracks and in fields.

The resort was unfortunately very dirty. The main road was lined with large dumpsters which were continually overflowing with rubbish, unfortunately the piles of rubbish attracted RATS ! The fields and spare land throughout Laganas were also scattered with rubbish and MORE RATS !

Zakynthos is nicknamed 'Rat Island' and it certainly seemed to live up to it's name. Stay away if you don't like rats.

Prices were quite reasonable in the many restaurants and tavernas for food although some are pretty rough with some dodgy food. Some of the restaurant owners are also very rude if you don't eat in their establishments !

The main strip is about a mile long with bars and naff tourist shops on either side although there are only 3 or 4 clubs. The main club is Black and White but is about a 20 minute walk from the rest of the bars.

Drink prices are cheap (1.50 Euro - 3.00 Euro) if you want to to drink local beers but imported drinks cost the same as from town/city bars over here.

The tourists on mopeds and locals in clapped out cars are a nightmare and the main strip can become a bit hazardous.

The airport on Zakynthos is very small and totally ill prepared for large numbers of tourists. Be prepared to wait in excess of 1 hour for your luggage and even longer to check in when you are going home.

The Spyros Apts we stayed in were quite new, modern and clean. Unusually for Greece the maid cleaned the room and changed the bedding and towels twice each week. The apts are a 25 minute walk from the main strip but benefit from a quieter location in the evenings. The apts are on the main road though which is very noisy during the day.

To sum up, Laganas is a typical Greek resort which would benefit from a huge clean up and some basic maintenance. Apart from the rats it probably isn't any worse (or any better) than other Greek resorts.


By: David Newsham - Leigh - Submitted 1st September 2003


Travel Date: September 2003 Best for: Not Specified Book now
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