This holiday changed my life!!! The Mariana was 5 star in my eyes, probably because it was where i met the love of my life. We got there early in the morning and we started drinking straight away!! I was with 5 of my mates who could all handle their drink, but i am a bit of a light wait so i went to bed in the early afternoon. Around 11 oclock they all went out clubing but i was to weak to go out dancing so i stayed in bed. I woke up in the night and really thirsty so i went to go to the bar, only to find that my friend had locked me in and had left me without any electricity! I cut my losses and went back to bed, what seemed like minutes later my friend stumbled in noisely. I woke up all hazey and there she was, the most beautiful creature on earth.
To anyone staying at the Mariana Apartments or Studios - dont listen to all the bad comments u hear! John and Pete are the two australian brothers who own the place and if u keep on the right side of them they are great! Be careful not to break anything or u will have to pay!
hey am goin to the mariana studios in july anyone stayed there is it good or bad!!!
hi niggy - ye me and some guys are going out round that time too. i really hope its going to be super cool and full of special memories that will last a live time. heres a poem to show my feelings:
Me n mi mates have just booked to go to Mariana studios in July!!! Reading these comments have put us off abit!!! Is it really that bad there??? N is ther ani body goin in July this year???
Stu quinn is that aka donky dick?... ive finally finished ma blue wkd!!!
hi i'm ashley, 21, from scotland!
I stayed at the Mariana for two weeks (24th/7th September) It was great the people we met were nuts, the welsh boys, Gerrand, john, BIG Dave, Ian, Tom and Steve. Gemma, Katie, Baker and Stu and first weekers Sarah and Viv. Its Claire from Glasgow
Just got back from a week here and we had a fab time.
this hotel is perfect for those who want to be able to party at all hours of the day and night. you can more or less do what you want.
stayed in the mariana hotel for two weeks in aug (10th - 25th) the weather was great, bars were great, food was great only major let down to the holiday was the hotel. the two guys who run it are complete con men. they will take ur money for everything. they make such a big deal about our passports, honestly fokes if u go make sure you get ur passport back the next day, they will try make any excus to keep it but make sure u get it back.....i wouldnt trust them! everything at the hotel is so over priced, so best buying ur own food and keeping it in ur room! also they make such a big deal about the fridges, u have to make sure u buy the food from there shops or u will get charged for using the fridge....this really is a p**s take!
Is that you scotland??? we didnt get a chance to say bye, and need your msn. who are we, where are we, who are we now, come and stay at the cheap cherry bay. GGGGGGGGG UNIT!!! xxx
just got back from 2 weeks at mariana 13-28 aug.... was 10 ov us mad mackems for first week 7 the second had absolute mint time.... hotel was ok aussies take ya eyes out but there ok cheeky buggers tho.... reps were awesome great laugh anyone going out there soon say hi t si the man n scotty to hotty ..great lads. whoop whoop!!!!!! bring on the reunion cant wait
Hey You Guys!!
I just got back from zante yesterday after having had the craziest 7 days of my life! if you were staying at the mariano the last week the chances are that you met me. i'm ollie,18, lad from birmingham who was totally pissed up the whole week! i was there with 9 other friends who you might not have seen because they spent ALL day sleeping. I could write an essay on the whole holiday, there are so many funny stories to tell. My memories are vague due to excessive alcohol abuse but my best has to be meeting the beautiful girls from Reading! Natalie especially but stevie(yes it's a girls name), lennie you were wicked 2! I can't believe you lot blagged my head on the last day though and you know what i mean! I got arrested too but i can't remember why! i got filmed in a boat with a norwegian bird by channel 4 so watch out for zante uncovered! The booze cruise was fun and so too was the cabaret!
me and the girls r just bk from zante we had a magic holiday best one yet. we are already plannin to head back out there hopefully sooner rather than later. people we met out there were brilliant too mainly scottish but the english were s**t hot too.if anyone has the number for the mariana apartments or contact details can u plz give me them and the guys who are just heading out there u are gonna have the time of your life uz better be ready to get bang on it
8 lads from yorksire are heading to zante and the mariana apartments on the 28th july 2006!!!!
After reading the reviews we expected the worst. Credit to Pete he is ok John is the Auzzie to watch he is a scam artist he will get as much money out of u as possible. They will charge u if u dont give the safe key back and stuff like that but when u arrive he gives u a piece of paper that clearly tells u that so we cant hold that against him.Always make sure he never owes u money he owed me some and when i went to collect it he said it was already crossed off in his book coz he had returned it. He was talkin s**t but i never saw it again coz he was adament he had given it bac. He is sly i don't like him. The cleaner never swept out floor so it gets mingin. Have to say though the rooms are really nce and the rooms we were in had really nice bathrooms for Greece they even had shower cubicles. That is a luxury in Greece. Location is ok is a fair way from the main strip but there is bars all the way down so you don't really notice. Quietness is pretty much non existent if u have what we had which was 75% Scottish lads that were pissed up constantly and bangin on everyones doors from about 5.30 in a morin til about 9. Got quite annoyin.
The Bournemouth boys are coming back for our 4th year in zante, the best greek island going!!!!! We are there from 18 June to 2 July, our numbers my be dropping year by year but luckily we'v been left with the hardcore, think the rest of them are just getting too old and cant hack it any more! We stayed here last year and we couldnt fault it, drink and food any time of the day, clean rooms and plenty of fun round the pool especially when the shark gets in there ;-) Anyway hope to see all you sexy peps out there
Mariana was great!! we heard kots of dodgy reports about it so we were very wary.. but turned out to be the best holiday we ever had!!! The 18-30's reps were great especially Grant!!!Definately going bk this year in September!! x
the place is ace, i stopped there last july an had the best 2 weeks eva, iv told all my mates to go there this year. its a 18-30 hotel so dont expect the ritz but hey wat more do u need that a 24hr bar, nice clean pool, nice clean rooms an did i meantion the 24hr bar, jst keep on the rite side of the managers an u will be fine its 5-10 min walk from all the clubs an on the way r some nice cheap bars zante rocks p.s keep on the rite side of the police as well they r well scary lol
Any one remember KING SAMOOOO?!!!???!!!? xxx
Well, i didn't agree with Ian 2 start with but i've just visited the site he mentions in his post......and all i can c r sum pretty gud examples of how clean the apartments actually were!! And what exactly is the problem with the balcony doors? U don't look like u were 2 fat 2 fit thru them??....neway just thought i'd comment as i totally disagree and those pics don't look bad at all......
Ian Johnson it's an 18-30s hotel not the fúcking Ritz you piece. Your website is laughable. I'm not surprised you had a shít holiday if you spent some of your time taking pictures of wardrobes and patio doors. I can't believe that an ordinary piece of plastic patio furniture could offend you to the point you have to label it as nasty, what exactly did it do to you ? To take a picture of the "vacant" swimming pool when the time must have been about 8am is just lame. I'm guessing this was the time due to the "vacant" sunloungers. Perhaps people were recovering from a night on this PARTY island.
Bloody hell. That Ian Johnson bloke goes on a bit don't he?! This place really is no way as bad as this man makes out. Granted, was staying in the new block and not where he was, but from the pics it aint too dis-similar. Don't really see the need to go so mental coz at the end of the day I doubt you expected the world from 18-30? Me and 7 other lads went here in June on our 3rd visit to the island. 1st time of staying at the Mariana, but in comparison to a lot of other dives in the resort this place is class.We have all clearly realised that the owners are money grabbers, but it pays (or rathers saves) to stay on the right side of these cowboys. They will put menu prices up if people eat loads of an item, they will charge stupid prices in there shop and the bar prices go up after late doors without warning. But this is the simple economics of a tourist trap like Zante.
Got back from Zante yesterday and had another amazing holiday! It was my second time this year in Zante and i cant wait to go back next year! The Mariana is basic but clean. Although we did not actually stay in the Mariana we had to use the pool and bar there. The pool was a decent size and was clean but VERY cold and the bar was always good. Prices on drinks were quite high but we made the most of the free bars on the pub crawls! The two bar men were nice enough and kept the bar open until everyone decided they had finally had enough!! I seen inside one of the rooms and they were a decent size and clean. I would stay at the Mariana again and would recomend the 18-30 bar crawls!! Hi to everyone we met over there, i was with my friend Anna and my boyfriend and his friend!! xxxx
Hi. 12 lads from Manchester got back on the 16th September. Had a great time at the mariana and the main strip. See you in skegness. Snap, Banjo, Lowdown, Stannie, Farrell, Nick Hucknall, Kersh, John Boy Walton, Osti, Henstyle, Graham and Jimmy. firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, i stayed at the Mariana June this year and it was the best holiday i've been on. I'm pretty surprised at the responses to the hotel at this time of the season as we had an awesome time. There were 10 of us girls sharing three rooms all of which were in the newer block so i can't say what the other side is like. All rooms were really clean and a good size, we never ran out of hot water or anything when showering (which is pretty good goin when u consider how many of us there were!). We had fridge, plates, cutlery and glasses etc and a nice view from our balcony. We also didn't have any problems with the owners, i think that from the sounds of things you just have to stay on their good side though that really only involves not breaking anything!
just got back from Zante and Laganas...we stayed in The Alexander Apartments...
Michelle how long are you staying for? Me and my boyfriend are going 2 weeks on Sunday. We are staying at the Villa Aliri but have to use the Mariana pool as it does not have one. I am dreading both appartments :( I have just returned from zante last month. I stayed in the Alexander Appartments and had read alot of bad comments before i left and i can honestly say they are one of the best Appartments i have stayed in so it might not be all that bad....i hope! Had such an amazing time in Zante cant wait to go back!
Well we've just returned from the Zante resort of Laganas and stayed at the Mariana hotel - now we decided on this holiday as a last minute cheap deal as we only paid £255 each(2 of us) and thought, well the hotel's only really going to be there for sleeping so it won't matter on the standards but were we mistaken. The resort itself was nice, lots of cheap boat trips around the island, cheap car rental and lots of things to do. The pubs/restaurants were all nice enough, especially the food. As for the hotel!! I have travelled quite a lot in recent years and have never been as shocked and taken aback by the complete lack of facilities and inhospitable staff. We went for B&B although were never informed what time the breakfast would be although upon seeing the state of the hotel in general we felt it would be more health consious to go up the road to Steve's place for a 3 euro meal. Our room did not consist of a fridge, cutlery, glasses, or any cooking facilities, not even a kettle!! I'm not even going to get into the toilet and bathing facilities, but if you expect a bathtub or a shower cubicle think of it more as a basin! There was not surprisingly no air con but we felt a fan was at least a neccessity however this was at an additional charge of 50euro for the 'privilage' of using the fan which required a power card!! On the whole you will get the hotel on the cheap for a reason! They try their utmost to extract as much money from you as they can - they offered to hire a fridge at 35euro, glasses could be bought for 11euro! and as you can tell everything else was extortionate as well, for instance on the day we were leaving there was a group of guys from england who were charged 300euro for breaking the door on the wardrobe, now if you saw the furniture you could probably replace all of it for 20euro, it's old, cheap and nasty - they will try their hardest to find something wrong with your room and charge the hell out of you for it. They go against their rights by not only taking a 50euro deposit but also attempting to hold your passport for the duration of your stay so that you can't leave unless you pay up!! luckily we were informed they can only legally hold them for 24 hours at which time we had to practically beg for their return and were constantly fobbed off until we had to practically threaten the australian manager with legal action who subsequently made a misery of the remainder of our holiday by blatantly insulting us!! - to sum up at long last, although i could say a whole lot more my fingers are tiring, if you want to be ripped off, treated like children in a nursery, insulted and conned then stay here! if not then don't waste your time, money or self-respect!! Pictures of this skany dive will be available on www.nastymarianahotel.cjb.net.
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The Coventry girls are arriving in Zante on the 5th of sept - can't wait. Were 3 lively girls up for a laugh. Anyone else staying there the same time we are just give us an e-mail. Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!
flying to zante today
has anyone got a phone number for mariana. or know where i can get one
9 sexy girls stayed in zante for 2 weeks 4th-19th aug 2005 had a great 2 weeks met some wkd lads in our hotel 2 .
n e 1 going on the 1st of sep i am living it large with
2 more wiganers
as everyone has said pete and john like to rip people off! it costs £1.40 for a mars bar. john is ok, we had a good crack on with him, "baycun buhtty"- but pete is a total w**ka! the rooms could have done with being cleaned more often!! but apart from that it is ok. its not too far away from the strip so thats a bonus. i stayed there from 1st - 15th aug and i had a belta time!!
hey every one!!!! just got back from the best holiday ever! only downer was the money grabbing owners whp seriously love to rip off unsuspecting 18-30 party go-ers! ' bacon buttie' 'full english' - you guys know what i mean! watch out for the 24hour bug going around- take your sickness pills!! katie is one of tyhe best reps ever your all sure to love her, we did! we went on all trips apart from the cruise, and although they are over priced we had the best experience meeting people and going out in a houge group, which we woulds have got going out on our own!missing the navy boys and the north west london lads already (stelios says hi!!) room number 59 certanly did rock!!!
Would like some pictures of the rooms please! we're staying in a studio in september and would really appreciate some pics! x x x email them to firstname.lastname@example.org please!
hey well iv been bk 3 weeks now an im missen zant elike mad
stayed at mariana 17-25th july, best apartments i've ever stayed, but you've got to go with expectations of 18-30s accommodation not some 5* posh hotel cos you'll be disappointed as is v. basic. fan on ceiling is 18 euros for a week n definitely worth it, especially as my bed was right under it!! john n pete the owners are a right laugh n they will only rob you if you get on the wrong side of them, remember they work all day and night dealing with a load of p**s heads and even stay up to serve you drinks when you roll back at 6am! food from hotel is not brilliant - go to steves at end of the road its nice food n really cheap, bella napoli or whatever its called was nicest pizza ever had. also book onto the 18-30 package cos all the trips are worth it n the reps are all wicked - girls pj is the fittest man alive! don't let the little albanians rob you cos theyre sneaky n go to rescues/cherry bay. loved laganas, loved everyone there, been back a week or so n still depressed. pic below - first night bar crawl, its lethal.
Stayed in Mariana earlier this year, stil missin Zante like crazy. Yup there is a decent enuff pool
Just got back a couple of days ago and the old holiday blues have set in big time. the hotel was good but if i hear 'aussie burger'' one more time i swear i will go mental. The rooms are decent and the pool is good, but food is a bit pricey prefer to go to steves up the road what a ledgend a full english for 2.95 euros cant beat it. If any one was there from the !4th-29th July then come n chat to me or send me a little cheeky email, would be good to chat to sum mariana veterans. Johnny
Hi Staying in the mariana for two weeks on the 12th of august 05 can n e 1 tell me if their is a swimming pool can only find photos of the room
allo again girls, how ya alll keepin? we're hittin zante on the 4th of august. lookin 4ward to seein u treacles in action. only out there for 7 nights, come say ello. if ya fancy a dabble u'll no who we r.take it easy darlins wb
Whhooooooo zante in 2 days! any one else on the 11.20, thursday, flight from gatwick???!!! is it true about the owners??cant wait guys get in touch if your there at the same time as the 3 gals from bournemouth!
ey up to the north west london lads
this is the yorkshire lasses, there's 9 of us lot going out on the 1aug for 2 weeks, cant wait..!!!haha
yeh were up for a laugh and maybe much more ...!u'll know who we are too, cos we've got matching t-shirts, with wakey girls on.wb luv kellie n jodie x x
we love you yorkshire lassess. how long ya out for ladies? up for a bit o banter??????
allo ladies hows it hangin'? 10 likely lads and a tag along rat (a.k.a- bacon---look for it on the shirts ;) )
hey hey, jst got back from zante (7th-15th july) stayed in the mariana, not bad hotel very basic, the owners peter and john are auzzie t**ts who try mugging you off every time, we got chucked out the hotel coz they tried mugging us off on the last day, coz they tried makin us pay for damages!!! anyway were the folkestone lads!!!!! remember...... sea sea seasiders!!!! yea that was us!!!! anyway goin 2 the big reunion in november!! cnt wait.... any1 wana keep in touch e mail me email@example.com
hey every1 just got back 2 days ago and missing it already!!! John n Peter the 2 owners r top guys. john get your baps out!! Peter good luck wif the juggling. Stuart the barman is hot!!!! The only bad thing i would say is there is no air conditioning n the rooms r roasting at night, well its normally morning b4 i got 2 bed!
hello. me and 3 other geordie lads were in the mariana from 19th june foor 1 week. made some good mates there, charlotte, gemma, maz, linzi, gemma, luke etc etc if ya remember us e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org. its a very nice place. there are 2 buildings. the old one and the spanking new one which i was in, i had room 48. try and see how big it is if u can. its f**king massive 3 times bigger than all the rest, was just lucky i supose. the 2 ozie owners are decent blokes but do like to rip u off big style. like the supermarket which is attached to the mariana is theirs, dont let them tell u otherwise. but dont argue with them or u will be kicked out as a few london boys were earlier on our stay there. reps are spot on. grant is a good guy and kellie anne is cool also. just dont let them fill u with there saless s**t.
defo go on get barred, foam party and school night. dont do the beach thing its s**t. do what we done and for 35euro, we hired quads drove to the beach which took 1 hour but was good fun, ddone the jet ski's etc then drove home. much better cos there is a free bar on the boat they say, but its free soft drinks and the beer is 5 euro a pop. up to u but i wouldnt.
24 hour bar iis good though after u stroll home from cheeri bay or amnesia at 8 its nice to have a beer before u cabbage on the loungers. anyways if any1 wasnts any info e-mail me .
Only 33 days now until.....the yorkshire lasses arrive. Hope ya all gunna be-able to cope, were up almost anything really haha. Where flyin from east midlands, u'll no who we are cos we've all got matching t-shirts with wakey girls on...!!! So make sure u come and talk to us. wb luv kellie n jodie x x x
Stayed at the Mariana apartments from the 16th to the 24th june. had such a good holiday want to be back there already Zante was quality the only thing to put a dent in this holiday was the two knob jockeys that owned the apartments (Jon & Pete) give them there due it was clean, in a good location and had a 24 hour bar but the pair of them were nothing more than money grabbing numnuts everything was over priced you couldnt bring any drink or food onto the resort there attitude and mood swings was disgusting i think it was the time of the month for both of them big shout out to the derby girls and the sheffield girls
hi only 9 days til me an my to mates arrive in zante an us lovely laddeis carnt wait anyone out there the same time an lookink 4 sum fun?drop me an email
hey ladies, 3 lads from leeds going 1 july 4 one week. just looking 4 a good laugh wi anyone who up 4 it. first time us 3 been away together on lads holiday. my mates 19 on the 4th, he bit shy so hope some of u ladies going to give him a bday kiss lol. sorted lads just going to b relaxing during day and partying at night but dont know where to go but well find somewhere. if theres birds then its all good lol. any ladies want to chat b4 we go add me to your msn or something so can get to know u (email@example.com.) my sister also tagged along wi us she just broke up wi bf so says she needs a break lol. so if there any friendly lasses she will b all on her own lol.
Anyone else going tomoz?
hiya has ne1 got ne fotos of the aprtments or the place! thanx ross
Hi, stayed at Mariana 26th May - 3rd June.......was best holiday eva (10 of us so was a gud laugh). Apartments are not as close as some to the main strip but was neva a problem only a 5 min walk, they've just been done up to so were pretty spankin when we got there (basic but cool, what d'ya want on 18-30's?!) Just don't break nethin else u may get charged a small fortune. Everyone was really cool there includin the reps.......loved it........missin it.......hopefully goin back 4 longer next year!!
is this place ne gud? im goin there nex year! email firstname.lastname@example.org thanx ppl!!!
can i get some information bout the state of the hotel and acomidation thanks a lots
hello my names liam and i liked this place all the g*y people send me a photo plz and ill get in tuch very soon ;-) lovyaz
The phone number or email address for Mariana Apartments in Laganas, Zante
Come on!!! Only a week on Thursday until the B'mouth lads reignite that Zante flame. I'm on a serious mission to have a belter and live the dream. Let'sget it on, big tiiiiime
Lol well I've been chatting to a Maz (or at least I think I have been) whos on the same flight as us. Not to worry, the carnage will commence at The Mariana in 8 days
Goater u do know were flying from Birmingham sweety?? so the fun will start in LAGANAS!!! see u there. love hev. xx
The laughs will begin at the airport and those 2 weeks at The Mariana are going to be quality. More people up for a good time the better. It's gonna be a classic