22 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Great Place, friendly people, going back asap
"Hi There We went there on an early holiday to miss the 18-30 crowd, the hotel was spotless, the staff were great, the food was good to, but do not expect english food, after all you are in Greece. If your after loud music, drunken yobs, podiums and half naked teenage girls then go to Laganas, if not stay in kalamaki, Much nicer, although avoid the Olive Tree. Zante town was lovely, Kalamaki beach was great. We are going back asap, maybe not to the golden sun though as the prices seem to have shot up since we went to a level that is not justified by the standard of hotel."
- Travel date: 3rd July 2012
Just enjoy the resort.
"We stayed at the Golden Sun Hotel last year.I did'nt bother reading any reviews as you'll have your mind done in thinking its a hovel or a haven.Well for us it was a haven.We found the staff excellent who knew their jobs and were always willing to help.As for the food you did'nt sign for a five star West End hotel.Like I said just relax enjoy the resort and have a great holiday. "
- Travel date: 6th February 2012
"just got back from the golden sun bril hol the most relaxing hol good choice of food staf are exalant they realy look after your needs therooms are clean and comfythe whole place is fab any one that complains about this hotel must be nuts vincent rhondda south wales."
- Travel date: 18th June 2010
great relaxing hotel
"having been to this hotel in 2001 we decided to return and were not disapointed once again by the hotel. rooms are spotless clean and comfortable with tv radio bath/shower. fridge can be hired for 6 euros a day and would be essential in high season for cool drinks and air con free for 3 hours per day only unless you pay extra at reception (6 euros a day)all rooms have a hairdryer so tell the good lady to leave hers at home as the ones supplied will do the job no problem. the food at the hotel during our stay was of a very high standard and i would not listen to complaints from other reviews as i found them totaly of the mark. there is always something for even the fussy eater if only they would be prepared to try it rather than turn there nose up and write false reviews. if you are not sure what a dish is ask the staff who are only to happy to help. the pool area is absolutely fabulous with no need to be up before daylight for a sunbed as there are plenty all day long. the pool itself is spotless and is cleaned thoroughly every night by the amazing maintenance team and the pool bar serves food and drink all day from 10am to 7pm although prices are a bit on the high side because of the euro. the only thing to let down the hotel is no evening entertainment at all which would be nice to round of the day at this great hotel. we had such a good time we will be returning again for a third stay in the near future "
- Travel date: 15th October 2009
"My and my partner booked our honeymoon at the golden sun. It advertised champagne or flowers on request for honeymooners. We arrived there, there was no polite greeting, no flowers or champagne, cigarette burns in our sheets and overlooked scrubland. We were awoken early in the morning by gun shots from over the fields and waited over an our for a cleaner to come and spray the ants in our bathroom. Breakfast was unexeptable so we spent more money at the local cafe. No evening juice or any form of drink included in your evening meal for half board. Not recommended for holiday, definatly do not go there on your honeymoon you will be bitterly dissapointed. "
- Travel date: 30th September 2009
Yes, very mixed reviews! Well, when we s...
"Yes, very mixed reviews! Well, when we stayed the hotel was well below standard. Rooms were adequate but security and safety poor and water pouring through ceiling when it rained. Lighting and bathroom fixtures were either broken or loose. Not sure if it has had it supposed refurbishment but the photos on their website are ficticious and very misleading! There's definitely no flowers or petals! No TV or even a kettle (not allowed as unable to eat in rooms!). Breakfast was very poor and selection was very weird - yes I know I'm in Greece, but the stuff they had on offer was not acceptable! Pool was nice. Some of the staff were abit unhelpful and moody, but overall OK. Holiday ruined by the deafening noise of the planes coming into land - don't go here or to any of the hotels on this road if you want a peacful holiday! Was given a room overlooking waste land, which at first thought was nice, as had sea view as well, but then the planes came in at 5.30am in the morning, meaning very little sleep!"
- Travel date: 12th September 2008
My Boyfriend and I went to the Golden su...
"My Boyfriend and I went to the Golden sun hotel last year-however were put off by the mixed reviews, some were excellent and some seemed really, really awful. We were really anxious about it but decided to take a risk. We needent have worried however, the hotel was fine and suited to us perfectly-The staff were incredibly helpful, the barman hilarious and very laid back (if you needed to go to your room or safe to get money he would accept the money later-he was very honest and trusted you) the pool bar food is excellent. Cheap, and a mixture of food, but you got what you expected and it was fine. We only got up two days for breakfast, wasn't amazing but you only need a few basics in the morning and coffee, juices, cereal and pastries were provided, however people seem to complain about the lack of English breakfast on holiday review sites-it isn't england! You're abroad! So what do you expect? Expect foreign and light breakfasts particularly in hot countries, with a few english comforts thrown in. The pool was beautiful and relaxing, never overcrowded and a kids pool if you have children. The pool bar waitress gemma was very helpful and extremely friendly-don't forget to say hi! In terms of the rooms, they were basic but very clean. If you are looking for luxury I reccomend a five star hotel, but this one exceeded our expectations and we had a brilliant time. I'd reccomend hiring a car out there as there were loads of places we didn't see because we didn't have a car. Also I'd reccomend the horse riding although you should probably see the caves yourselves and drive there as the boat was an all day long journey and we didn't really stop and look around. Not a holiday for old couples or couples searching for a relaxed luxury holiday with history etc, for that i'd go to mainline greece as Zante is all about the nightlife and atmosphere. However, I must admit that it is perfect for kids, we made friends with a couple and their child; check out laganas for it's especially children friendly restaurants with children play areas. I had a brilliant time, but make sure you don't go when it's too hot as it really does get unbearably hot in the afternoon. "
- Travel date: 1st August 2008
My Boyfriend and i arrived back from the...
"My Boyfriend and i arrived back from the golden sun hotel,kalamaki, yesterday and thought the hotel was clean, well located to beach and main town. The food however (half board) was awful. Really bad, the breakfast was cereal, bread or angel delight. We went to try the evening meal at the hotel on our second night. The meal they were serving was onion bahji and chips with angel delight. We didn't eat there that night or any other night. It really was very dissapointing. The hotel though was really clean the room was big enough and the balcany was lovely, overlooking the pool.Before i went on holiday i read some reviews on the golden sun hotel and there were some really bad reviws about the rooms. For example people had written there was no kettle etc. I have been to kalamaki lots of times and what people don't realise is that greece is very basic compared to a resot in spain for example. In our room we had a TV, we payed 35euros for a fridge for a week, 35for air conditioning for the week and 20 for the safe for a week. As long as your willing to pay for these things which are quite reasonably priced then your fine. The pool was amazing, really big and the jazuzzi comes on from 12-3. The snack bar wasnt great but not expensive at all. Overall we had a great time at this hotel as we didnt plan on eating at the hotel that much anyway as we like the resturants in kalamaki. If you are planning on just eating in the hotel then i would advise you to take some extra money as you may want to eat out instead!!"
- Travel date: 20th June 2008
Absolutely fantastic holiday, hotel, foo...
"Absolutely fantastic holiday, hotel, food and staff excellent. Will definitely go there again. Rooms cleaned daily, bedding and towels changed every other. Hotel grounds were beautiful."
- Travel date: 7th June 2008
We were put here on our honeymoon, as th...
"We were put here on our honeymoon, as the hotel we had booked was over booked. We were not impressed at first but the hotel and especially it's staff ended up being amazing. Good: GEMMA - pool bar waitress, she made our holiday. Maid Service- our rooms were cleaned to a high standard every day. Breakfast - Was healthy and delicious. Filled us till lunchtime. Reception - very friendly and were always there to help. Reps- our Rep from My Travel was amazing and handled our mix up very well, we received enough money to hire a car for three days. Pool - cleaned every two days and a suntrap, massages worth every penny. Resort - amazing and still unspoilt, apart from lads selling DVD's around pool, we were never bothered. Bad: The owner of the hotel made no effort to help the guy who owned the pool bar. They were packing up but ended up staying when we were there. The Gym was tiny with nothing plugged in to use. The internet connection was very expensive. The bar didn't have a wide range of drinks. A taxi rank is close to the pool and you can hear their radios all the time The airport is just behind the hotel so you get to see all the planes coming in and out but it was fun to watch. There were no plugs in the bathroom, so to wash clothes was a pain. I can safely say you will like this hotel and my bad points are not that bad and did not ruin our honeymoon. "
- Travel date: 13th August 2007
"+ Nice pool area + Nice cleaning + Close to beach - Jumbojets flying through the rooms 24/7, impossible to sleep properly in rooms closest to the runway. - Smaller rooms than in the photos. - Terrible beds, my back started to ache after a couple of days. - Occasional explosion sounds from the bathroom pipes a couple of times per day. - The gym was a joke. - AC is 6 Euro/day extra. - Fridge is 6 Euro/day extra. - Internet is 5 Euro/hour. - Breakfast was so-so. - Unfriendly staff."
- Travel date: 18th July 2007
"Just arrived home from this hotel. We were worried due to there being bad reviews but what a shock the hotel was spotless, staff very helpful and friendly, breakfast was very good and healthy. There was some noise from aircraft but to watch them go overhead was amazing. The location was good but don't go on the day long boat trip it was very boring, half day trip would have been better. We would go back again without a doubt, just one little moan no plugs for sinks and bath, apparently it is for health and safety reasons but will take my own next time"
- Travel date: 7th June 2007
Top traveller tips for Golden Sun Hotel
"Get out as much as possible, do not use hotel to change travellers cheques, cash machines better exchange rate."
"'breakfast,dinner,lunch' very reasonable prices considering the bad euro exchange"
Golden Sun Hotel is also called
- Golden Sun and Golden Beach Hotel
- golden sun and beach hotel