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Astir Palace Hotel
(Accommodation in Laganas)
9/10 Rosemarie R

First class hotel, 10/10 for cleanliness with towels and bedding changed every day. Pool immaculate and staff really helpful and friendly. Not many english people there though  mainly Swiss and although the breakfast has a variety of food it doesn't suit everyone, but better than I expected. Has a good reputation locally. Rather noisy in the morning if you are near the kitchen and street traders should not be allowed to come onto the hotel grounds as they are really annoying. But I would certainly go there again.

View 2 posts by Rosemarie R ip - GB
10/10 Adrian W
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Gill and I have just returned from a really wonderful two weeks on Zakynthos, staying at the Astir Palace Hotel. We originally booked for Kefalonia on a Thomas Cook package, but due to the XL failure, the flight was not available, so we changed to the Island of Zanta from 25th September to 9th October 2008.  This is a really excellent hotel in a great location. We had a side room with a sea view, which was fine. Cleanliness could not be faulted, with clean towels every day, change of bed linen every two days, and maids allways around cleaning.  We had Bed and Breakfast, as there are many excellent restaurants to eat in near by and along the beach. Particularly liked the Avanti restaurant just up the road. The bar in the hotel was almost deserted all the time, suppose this was because of the inflated prices, but we never tried it. The pool bar was excellent with a good selection of snacks and meals, and a lovely clean pool too. Just with they dod not charge for the sunbeds!  Weather was changeable for the first week, but this did not bother us.  Overall, an excellent holiday and we would definitely return to this lovely hotel.
1 post by Adrian W ip - GB
  Roy P
Add your coment here . just returned from astir palace and we thought it was very good we had a room with sea view it was great. we had bed and breakfast which was good . the room was cleaned every day and the whole hotel was very clean . we think the sunbeds should be free for hotel guests. and the guy in the snack bar. does he ever smile? would deffo go back there loved it . sue and roy
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  David D
 Just returned from the Hotel Astir Palace. The maid service was excellent, the rooms were cleaned every day and the bed linen/towels changed every other day. Air con/Fridge were free. Unfortunately you have to pay for sunbeds poolside, beach etc. This hotel is in a great position away from the strip but near enough if you want the busy bars and clubs. Pool bar/ snack bar was excellent, friendly service, good snacks etc. Our room was on road at front of the hotel but was still reasonably quiet at night (barman from Hawaiian cocktail bar opposite the hotel was annoying, racing remote contolled cars up and down on road but it was always early evening). Breakfast was a bit of a "bun fight" with only one coffee dispenser and one toaster but quality reasonably good.
1 post by David D ip - GB
  Gerry S
Great Hotel, all the staff are very friendly, especially at the pool bar & on the reception.The location is superb, lovely for both the sea, and pool. Night life near enough, but faraway enough, not to cause any problems with noise.The cleanliness of the rooms is superb, and it seemed whatever time you left your room, you came back to find it transformed. Particularly impressed by the maid, who found a ring I had left on the bedside table during the rush for the taxi,we had, on a very early morning departure. This sort of honesty isn't found much these day's. 100%  for this hotel we will certainly return again.
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  Bob S

i thought that the hotel was excellent

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  Greg B

We stayed in the Astir Palace and spent the extra few euro for a room with a sea view and to be honest words just couldn't descibe how beautiful everything was

The pool and pool bar were lovely and clean the beer cold and the food was tasty and quick and also had a great selection

The meals in the restaurant were great too and we found it hard some nights to ignore the hotels menu to go out for food

The room itself was unbelievable clean and special mention should be made about the housekeeping staff that cleaned the room to the highest of standards every day.

In short when I go back to Zante not if but when I go back it'll be to the Astir Palace Clap

View 3 posts by Greg B ip - Ireland
  Steve M

this hotel was good.the view from our room to the beach was the best.the food was excellent(there was a great variety of main courses,desserts and salads).the only thing that we did not like was the bar which was empty at nights.....i recommend you to make it happier and more attractive....the hotel was very clean..... 

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  Noreen W
     - have just returned from a 2 week holiday on the beautiful island of zakynthos. we stayed at the astir palace hotel....the rooms were lovely - particularly the ones with the beach view - hotel was very clean - staff very friendly and helpful....food was just ok.....Lamb in the oven should be renamed bones in the oven....however stuffed aubergines and stuffed tomatoes were very nice....there is plenty of room for improvement in the food area....the deserts were terrible - no choice at all - one little cake and the next night maybe a little dish of angel delight - just awful.....the hotel bar is just dead at night - no entertainment at all in the hotel.....hired a car for three days and visited all the lovely sights on the island....must say the blue wave restaurant next door to the astir palace provides food at a very reasonable price....and very nice too......a trip to the sakarina resturant is a must by free minibus available at a pickup point near the hotel.....
1 post by Noreen W ip - Ireland
  Gail B
Just returned from the Hotel Astir. This hotel is great, our rooms were on the ground floor practically next to the pool. The maid service is amazing, the rooms were cleaned every day and the bed linen/towels changed every other day. Air con was free and there was a fridge in the room for which you had to pay for as an extra if you wanted to make use of it. We did and it cost 40 Euro's for the 2 weeks. We found all the staff to be very freindly except for one "lady" in the pool bar who was frequently deaf when it suited her with English guests. Panos the bar tender in the hotel bar in the evening is a prevert so watch out and don't be tempted to look at his photo collection which consist of pictures of his fornicating farm animals! This hotel is in a great posion away from the strip but near enough if you want the busy bars and clubs.
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  Nathan A
I stayed in the Astir Palace in June 2003. I found the hotel was absolutely brilliant. I was lucky enough to have a sea view which was beautiful. The hotel itself is extremely clean, bed linen and towels changed every other day. As I stayed in the hotel the last 2 weeks in June I had to pay for the airconditiong which was about 30 for 2 weeks. The food was OK gets a bit repetitive after 2 weeks and lacks a bit of variety although I would recommend the snack bar by the pool for a nice lunch. The only problem with this hotel was the bar is very quiet in the evening so it is best to venture outside the hotel. The hotel is located in a quiet area of the resort which is about 15 minutes walk along the beach to the main strip. There are several restaurants and small bars around the hotel if you don't fancy going to the strip. The beach itself is lovely, very shallow and warm water. Make sure you do a turtle trip whilst you are out there - well worth it! Last point - beware of Zante airport not a nice experience!
1 post by Nathan A ip - UK
  Sue
I stayed in the Astir Palace Hotel for 2 weeks in May 2000. I had a SIDE sea view room which means that to see the sea you have to put your head round the balcony and look right where you can see the sea through a small alley way! This was the only slight let down of the hotel. The food was fantastic and varied and the waiters were great. The pool was lovely, very clean and always plenty of sun beds, although you had to pay for them which is a bit stingy!! The beach was very quiet as the Astir Palace is the last hotel on the beach so people dont really come up that far. There is also a patch of lawn you can sunbathe on in between the pool and sea. The sea is lovely and clear and sandy and very shallow for ages. The planes fly really really close to the hotel but they dont really bother you. On your way home you can actually see the hotel out of the plane window! The nightclubs are at least a 15 min walk away which is good because the hotel is situated in a lovely quiet area, although there are some fantastic restaurants near so you can eat out if you dont fancy the hotel food. The rooms are brilliant, you get a TV and air con which was free at the time. You had to pay extra for the key to the fridge. The beach bar by the pool serves some great food in case you miss breakfast! Enjoy your holiday, I dont think you will be let down by this hotel unless it has drastically changed since 2000.
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Can U Help?Jerry F
Hi all!
I'll stay in Laganas during July and just wanted to ask,whether there are any possibilities to rent bicycles in Laganas to discover the interior of the island...and are there possibilities to relax during the day as we are going out at night?:-)is the beach in Laganas, near Astir Palace Hotel really as crowded as many people say? Thanks for your information! :-)
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Can U Help?Lydia D
Air conditioning was free in the hotel rooms last year although this may only apply to half board guests - ???
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Can U Help?Sharon
I will be staying at the Astir Palace in June, and I was wondering how much it would cost for air conditioning, as I know that it is not available at this time of year.
1 post by Sharon ip - UK
Can U Help?Laura B
Traveling to Hotel Astir Palace in August and am just wondering if someone could give me some information on this Hotel. Im a bit worried as it doesn't seem to be great for a four star hotel. Also could not get a sea view room and got Land view. If anyone has had the pleasure of staying in one of these rooms could you please inform me of what they are like??
1 post by Laura B ip - Ireland
  Lucy S
The location of this hotel was excellent only about 10-15 minutes from the main strip! It is right next to the beach, the food was Ok, the rooms were clean and tidy and the maids came in everyday to clean and change bed and towels! The only bad thing about the hotel was that we were the only young people in there!!
View 2 posts by Lucy S ip - UK
  Lucy S
The Astir Palace is in the perfect location it was very clean and tidy, the food was OK but the only thing that we found to be bad was that we were the only young people in the hotel!! and we got a few dirty looks at dinner and breakfast!! Other than that it was great! Right on the beach! Good location etc!
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  Lydia D
Nice, simple, and very clean hotel, great staff, however DEFINATELY NOT what the average Brit would rate as 4 star - rooms a bit on the small side, probably what you would expect of a 2/3 star hotel. Bad idea going half board unless you fancy nearly the same thing everyday!! If you are going to book Astir Palace PLEASE BOOK DIRECT!! We went with Olympic Holidays and as a result paid double what it would have been if we'd booked our own flights and gone direct.
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  Margaret A
The Astir Palace is a beautifully clean and quiet Hotel, perfect for the more mature person wanting a quiet holiday. The staff are all very pleasant and helpful and will do anything to help make your stay stress free. Pity though that the dining room allows smoking, as non smokers my husband and I found it a bit off putting when we had to passive smoke while eating!!! On the last night we experienced a mild earth tremor, but don't worry too much it only lasts a few seconds.
1 post by Margaret A ip - UK
  Carl W
Great Hotel, nice staff who cares you have to pay for sunbeds only 3Euros. Hi George and Panasonic. Panathynikos are the best Greek football team. Hopefully see you next year, go to this Hotel It's sorted..Carlos,Hayley,Stephenie and Tracy...
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  Justme
i've forgotten something; also greetings to yiannis, the guy who takes the money for the sunbeds.And "hello" to your cousins in athens! See you next year on the beach (or in the whirlepool?!) Nadine
View 8 posts by Justme ip - Austria
  Justme
I have been to the Astir Bach Hotel so many times and I enjoyed it everytime. Special greetings to George, every night we came home we had so much fun. See you next year, when we help you again, doing your job.....;) And don't watch the pool to carefully..;). We can't wait for the next summer!Nadine&Co
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Can U Help?Lydia D
Going to Zante in 1 month, staying @ Astir Palace with my boyfriend. There is beach, bars, young people, so on and so forth...Only thing I noticed is that there is no restaurant.....does anyone know what the foods like or can tell me more about the place in all? Wondering if going half board was a bad idea......
1 post by Lydia D ip - UK
  Pam & Mark
In reply to Lois Paixao's question. If you go to the first choice holiday web site there is a selection of photo's of the Astir Palace that my give you an idea.
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