35 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A wikced Summer
"I went last summer with a group of five other lads, we had a great time chatting to the other youngsters that were staying there. Denis was really helpfull when introducing us to the women that were arriving and would always keep us informed for when they were arriving. The location is perfect, less than a 5 minute stroll to the clubs and a stones throw away from the beach.
Hopefully will be going back there soon for another group holiday.
Cheers Denis for the laughs we had around the bar. "
- Travel date: Mon 23rd of March 2009
This hotel is brillant for young groups...
"This hotel is brillant for young groups its not the most luxourious but its clean and tidy and in a perfect location. Its only seconds from the beach and a 5 minute walk from the strip which is perfect. This isnt the best hotel for families as it is really roudy and full of young people."
- Travel date: Tue 7th of October 2008
Unfortunately this hotel is advertised i...
"Unfortunately this hotel is advertised in a first choice brochure with free kids places, so you would assume from the advertising that its a place for kids to be, however this hotel is also advertised with the thomson twentys and the two groups definately dont mix. And as the family and i had no knowledge of zante or indeed laganas before we went, we had no idea what a holiday we were letting ourselves in for. Being a bit more mature in my attitude towards others and with a family you try and live and let live, everyone is on their holidays and deserves to enjoy themselves. However not everyone has the same respect for other people and unfortunately we had a huge group of youngsters there the 2 weeks we were there that certainly had no respect for anyone elses holiday, let alone themselves all they wanted was cheap drink at the pool bar and made the place all in all a bit like a youth hostel. A definate no for anyone who just wants to get away from it all, with a bit of comfort and a friendly atmosphere!!!"
- Travel date: Wed 10th of September 2008
What a nightmare, our holiday in this ho...
"What a nightmare, our holiday in this hotel started off bad and just got worse and worse during the fortnight we were there. How a hotel of this standard can be actually be advertised in a holiday brochure is beyond me. Really you would be better staying in a wooden hut on the beach. The rooms are dirty grabby and badly in need of repair, the cleaners are needing sacked, the furniture needs burning and replaced, thats if the whole place doesnt actually go up in flames due to the faulty wiring in the sockets and fixtures. The smoke alarms in the rooms are placed above the "self catering facilities" the 2 rusty broken rings the call cooking facilites. The fire extinguishers outside reception were out of date and had no pressure in them so really all in all, if you want to stay in this hotel you are risking more than having a rubbish holiday.
Also this is not a family hotel dont be fooled by the free kids places the brochure offers you as its full of drunken idiots who only want to stay there so they can be close to the pubs and clubs, which dont shut til 6am so be prepared for night upon night of no sleep when they come staggering in and wakening the whole complex!
Thats if you can actually get to sleep if you are unlucky enough to be in a room at the front of the hotel which sits right on a very busy busy road, the traffic on it runs all night and i mean all night, tankers trucks taxis and quad bikes all of whom drive up this raod constanly sounding there horns, it must be custom over there!
If i could have given this hotel less than 1/10 i would have but unfortunately they dont have a lower score.
- Travel date: Tue 26th of August 2008
HOLIDAY FROM HELL..... Worried about sta...
"HOLIDAY FROM HELL..... Worried about staying at this hotel? You should be. This was advertised in the sunset brochure with free kids place, but it is certainly not a place for families to stay. The hotel itself is very very basic, as for self catering you get a small hot plate with 2 rings and a kettle. The hotplate was covered in rust and stains the kettle after getting a shock of it, we discovered had bodily hair in! The room itself had 3 beds in, the mattress's were brick hard and very badly stained with who knows what!!
The bathroom was the worst the toilet seat was cracked and discoloured the cistern was coming off the wall, and the shower was no longer attatched to the wall and left laying in the bath.
During our stay you were supposed to have maid service every day, really she shouldnt have bothered, its no surprise you are left a brush and pan in your room as you would be aswell doing it yourself. We had two towel changes in one linen change in the whole 2 weeks we were there! Nothing compared with the dodgy electrics in the bedside lamps that had bare wires hanging out of them, and broken porch lights that still had the reminents of bulbs in!
This hotel should never have been advertised for families, it is full of silly immature girls and boys who are out on holiday on their own for the first time away from mummy and daddy, who want to drink all day and all night, and who have no respect for themselves let alone anyone else who has the misfortune to be staying in the hotel with them. The hotel has little or no security, the owners are only concerned that kids want to drink there as its cheaper than going up the town for them to drink, never mind its the small hours of the morning and their music is at full blast and they are running about the complex screaming and shouting!
In the 2 weeks that we endured our stay at zante's answer to fawlty towers there wasnt one night that passed that we werent woken up by either drunken louts coming home from the clubs (which dont shut til 6am) people trying to get into our apartments cause they were so drunk they didnt know which appartment they were in, or kids who couldnt afford to go out and decided to party in their room all night.
And the owners answer when we complained "go and knock the door yourselves"!
There were only another 2 families there during our stay both of whom had complained to the first choice rep also, and were promised that she would fill out complaints slips for us all and give back to us for us to sign, no one recieved them, so turning to the rep for help was useless too!
Would i recommend this holiday complex to anyone? Certainly NOT! We work hard all year and look forward to our holidays, and all we looked forward to was coming home, to somewhere that was clean, hygienic and away from cpmplete and utter idiots.
We will be taking this further with first choice and to ABTA, definately not a holiday for the fainthearted!!!"
- Travel date: Tue 26th of August 2008
This was the worst hotel I have ever sta...
"This was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. It was filthhy dirty and there was only a sheet on the bed. Dont stay here it is the pits!!"
- Travel date: Sun 24th of August 2008
Natalie was amazing!!! 8 us went there o...
"Natalie was amazing!!! 8 us went there on 22nd of june for 2 weeks and did not want too come back!! the rooms were basic but kept clean by the friendly cleaners who let you know they're coming in by annoucing 'CLLLEEEANNN' as they come in! Kept me and my friends amused haha! I was sharing a 2 room with my boyfriend on ground floor which looked onto pool with terrace! Didn't use it much however because 3 of my other friends had one of the big apartments with a balcony so that was where we all met!
The location of the Natalie is perfect..literally 2 minutes if that from the beach and a short walk to the main strip. Also has a little shop across the road with a friendly server! Even sold irn-bru which we wiped him out of!!
The owners are extremley friendly even though they can't speak much english! And there's also a security man at night watching for any bad goings on!
Pool and bar area was kept very tidy aswell.
We were worried about what we were going to get by booking up the Natalie as we had heard mixed reviews but i genuinley don't have a bad word too say against would go back in a heartbeat!
Would recommend it for anyone wanting a chilled or partying holiday as it has an even spread of cocktail bars, clubs, restaurants etc. Med Version restaurant is a must!! Me and a couple of my friends went there several nights and loved it each time. Also Tasos a traditional greek taverna with greek dancing and plate smashing! Watch out for the waiters though they are real ladies men!!:P
All in all Zante and the Natalie were amazing did not want too come back and considering it again next year!! :D"
- Travel date: Fri 18th of July 2008
Was absolutely wicked. The apartments a...
"Was absolutely wicked. The apartments are basic but very clean and nice. The people are great and what's even better is the fact that it is only 30 second walk to the beach and 3 minute walk to the main strip!
Had a brilliant time there. They have a bar which serves food from 9am til 12am and the food is great, or there are loads of other restaurants to choose from.
The pool is lovely and clean too and it is generally a great place to stay! Also, the beach is not used as a "road" at night, it's all through the day, but it's not the whole beach, just a very small part of it and there is no way that it is dangerous. Also Zante is renouned for sea turtles and we saw quite a few...definitely get a pedalo out and go for a snorkel! "
- Travel date: Thu 10th of July 2008
Before I went to the Natalie Apartments...
"Before I went to the Natalie Apartments I read the reviews and was a little worried......but there was nothing to worry about.
The apartmetns are really nice, clean and were sometimes noisey - but hey - you're in Zante - what do you expect??? Me and my sister went (24yrs and 21yrs) and had the best holiday ever. The apartments are 2seconds from the beach and about 5mins walk to the strip. Perfect location!!
Food is served in the bar area which is really nice and all the staff and owners are very friendly! People have written on here about the beach being used as a road at night - well it's only a small part of the beach and it's used during the day too - but you don't have to walk down the beach to get to the strip anyway as the road right in front of the apartments takes you straight there!
Would definately recommend these apartments and am thinking of going back!!!"
- Travel date: Tue 8th of July 2008
I`ve just returned from holiday at the n...
"I`ve just returned from holiday at the natalie, what a great holidy been to zante a few times this one beats them all. there was 6 of us me, wife, 3 kids and my mother in law.
don`t go by other people`s bad reveiws about this place, we did and how wrong were we the staff are really nice, rooms spotless compered to higher rated accomidation cleaned 6 out of 7 days towel changed every other day, pool was great my kids had a ball.. if your worried about noise don`t be we heared nothing, some of the young groups said to me we`ll keep the noise down because you have little kids but there is someone on night dutie just to make sure. the natalie is 1 min from the beach and 5 mins for the main strip.alot of good places to eat laganas but if your are scottish try the the fishery inn at the bottom of the strip to the left. one small point really really hot every day even at night get air con 45 euros a week or 10 euros a day."
- Travel date: Fri 4th of July 2008
read your comments before we went some o...
"read your comments before we went some of them were very bad didnt know what to expect. we were a party of 3 adults and 3 children.we had a great time the apartments were clean and very big.we had a bath as well as a shower.there was a lot of young ones staying there but we never heard them.the owners were really good to the kids.the holiday rep was aways there to ask if every thing was ok.i dont know why we worried."
- Travel date: Sun 6th of July 2008
stayed in these apts 3 years ago good sp...
"stayed in these apts 3 years ago good spot to be in as they are out of the way of the night clubs so we could have a peacefull night if we wanted to but also close anough to the night life if we wanted a late night about a 5 min walk . great restaurants near by and right on the beach hope to have a secound floor balcony this time so we get a better sea veiw , apts basic but clean going back again this year in september with brother and sister in law"
- Travel date: Sat 28th of June 2008