We stayed at the Cronulla from the 27th July for 2 weeks everything from the size of the rooms,all the family and staff, food at the snack bar, pool and bar are brilliant.We had a problem with the twins (grandchildren)when we were there first Amelia had chicken pox then a skin infection then Ruby got a skin infection thanks to Dia for all the advice she gave us what a lovely lady.Because we had to keep the twins out of the pool for a lot of the holiday my daughter said the only thing that is lacking at the hotel is a childrens playground which could have been a useful alternative to the pool .Thanks to everyone at the Cronulla hope to see you next year.
It is Wed 13th August I am sitting having my lunch reading the comments on the web. I wish I had not. I am now counting down the days to our return. It all started with my wife Val and I going to the Cronulla several years ago, now there are six of us. Every one of the comments entered on the web are true. If you can find a better run and friendlier hotel than the Cronulla then please let me know. Dia and everyone else we will see you again on the 4th Sept.
Aug 2008.......Stayed at the Cronulla on a recomendation of friends who have been there a number of times before. I have to say, what they told us about this hotel was way off the mark!!!! It was 10 times better than i was told. The hotel itself was great...the rooms were clean and comfortable overlooking the fantastic pool. Lots of sunbeds available all day, the snack bar was ace, serving great food, from breakfasts, to great meals at a very good price. The bar area was always spotless even when busy, serving only branded drinks, (none of the gut-rot served in other places) at reasonable prices, all served with great humour to make you feel right at home . The staff there were exceptional. From Roby on reception, who will deal with any questions, taxi ordering etc quickly and without fuss, to the wonderful Dia (owner) who always has time to come around and talk to you either at breakfast, or in the day by the pool, making sure your holiday is going to plan. (i even got told off for tidying my plates after breakfast, and told to stop cos i was on holiday, and that was there job) FANTASTIC PLACE....make sure you go there as you wont be dissapointed. Defo going back asap
just got back from cronulla on 27th july, having stayed at a few places in kalamaki over the years and never had a complaint anywhere i am pleased to say my trend contiues. this place is perfect. its clean, friendly and the pool is great. food and drink are cheap and good, right in the middle of kalamaki with a 5 min walk to the beach or 5 minute walk to the much forgotton old village area of kalamaki what more can you want. as for the staff they are so friendly and helpful you cant ask for more!!!!!!. add the fact that its 5 mins from the airprt [10 euro in a taxi] WE WILL BE BACK!!!!
Stayed at The Cronulla from 22-06-2008 to 06-07-2008. Once again had a superb time (have been twice before). From booking with Roby, to eating some of the best food on the island at the snack bar run by Dia, one of the best hostesses on Zante, then being served at the bar by Suzanne,Jimmi and Tom. The rooms are typical of self catering in Greece, but are kept to a very high standard. The pool and its surrounding area is also spotless with plenty of sunbeds. The hotel is ideally situated on the main road (but not noisy) within easy reach of the beach and all other bars and resteraunts.
Just got back from our first visit to Zakynthos. Trip
We stayed at The Cronulla Hotel in Kalamaki and booked direct which was very easy with the help of the lovely Roby. As we got off the plane got our cases and got straight into a taxi and was in the bar within Ĺ hour of landing (can't be bad) The room was great overlooking the pool the linen & towels were changed every other day the shower was the best we have ever had in Greece always hot water & very powerful, no shower curtain but that's the norm for Greece (I prefer it as the curtain always sticks to you. Only a fridge & kettle & one ring which is fine for us as I don't want to do any cooking. The pool was also one of the best we have had very clean always lots of sun beds available. The Bar was always full in the evenings with Jimmy & Tom keeping everyone amused. You could tell people had been before as everyone seemed to know each other. Our two weeks went too quick and again Roby helped with checking our flight was on time & booked us a taxi to take us to the airport. We had several snacks/breakfasts and they were always very nice and plenty on your plate.
Thanks to everyone Roby, Dia , Steve, Jimmy,Tom Suzanne. And all the other staff who help to make your holiday great.
Another wonderful stay at the Cronulla recently, we seem to be becoming regulars at this lovely hotel and its no wonder - clean, comfortable and relaxing - and there's a lift! It was great last year but this year all the rooms have been completely refurbished so even better - everything is new and the showers are great - really powerful. Fast, cheap internet access too. We enjoyed breakfast most days in the snack bar and everything is clean, reasonably priced and tastes great. Dia, as usual, is at the helm, making sure everything is running smoothly, and always finds time for a chat.
Thanks again to all the family for another enjoyable stay at your hotel. Roby (in the picture next to reception) - is the friendly lady who sorts out all the bookings and speaks perfect english which makes things really easy. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon...................Marie & Lydia x
fantastic time once again returned home yesterday, all the family really go out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful time ,there is someone from the family around from early morning to very early morning, appartments unbelievable value and so clean and comfortable,if any body is thinking of going to kalamaki you must stay here, my daughter and I can't wait to go back.
I have just recently arrived home from Kalamaki after visiting my family who now live there. I stayed at the 'Cronulla Hotel'. The people who run it were very friendly and very helpful. Although I wasn't able to appreciate the Hotel to the full due to spending as much time as possible with my family who run a bar up the road from Cronulla. It was very clean and I would definately like to stay there again when I return to Kalamaki.Top Marks to you all at 'Cronulla'
Just got back from the Cronulla, and want to go back now!!!
Going to the Cronulla again tomorrow..cant wait to see Sue ( thats my big sis behind the bar! ) and the rest of the gang! The place is lovely and clean and everyone is really friendly. I stayed in the Marelen last year and I wouldnt recommend it at all. The apartment is tiny and squashed and theres no cooking facilites and also you have to pay to use the fridge in your apartment and it was 40 euro. Never seen or heard anything like that before until I stayed there, that should all be part of the package.
Going to Kalamaki tomorrow...AGAIN! Going to see my big sis Sue ( the one who ya see behind the bar! ) so it should be all good ! Stayed in the Marelen last year just down the road and I wouldnt recommend it as you have have to pay to use the fridge!!! What a rip off and also you dont get any of the cooking facilities in the apartment ( more like a tiny room ) so the Cronulla is the best place to go!!!
i love this place to bits . i miss it too. hope to see all of you again!! see you thing thomas jimmy + sue bye xx
did not want to come home, am sat in front of computer drinkin ouzo wishin we were back at cronulla... excellent as ever, the family are as friendly as always, the rooms are very clean, superb value for money... and big news for anyone who has stayed at cronulla before..THE LIFT IS WORKING!!! air-con has also been fitted to the rooms, but at 40euro a week maybe its a tad pricey? i would have no problem though in recommending cronulla to anyone who has not been to kalamaki before, and we will certainly be returning again soon (hopefully)
Just come back and had yet another great week.As usual all the people there look after you.It was the busy there every night.Great food for snacks.
We spent a fantastic week at the Cronulla last year. It's such a friendly place. I had a bit of trouble getting a good price for this year.
another fabulous 2 weeks, great room, pool and most of all, the people! the greek night is brilliant, will definately book direct next year as paid well over the odds using travel agents, can't wait to go back. best ever! wonderful!
Ian its easy.We are going in Sept and i use travel republic ,which i have used quite a few times now.I got my friends a good deal through first choice as i am going from glasgow.Travel republic give you a good choice of ranging from xl airways,thomas cook,first choice.I look on there and then check what the travel agents offer.If you book with the Cronulla pay your deposit through going places as the bank charged me£30 to pay £80 to greece.We just get a taxi from the airport for about 12euros.
easy, take a look at the website and give them a ring, there is some links on there for flights too
we stayed at the cronulla in 2003 for our homeymoon, would like to go back there this september,
how easy is it to book direct and get cheap flights?
regards ian clapham
Just returned and a had a great time at the Cronulla. Dia is a special lady and made us very welcome, as was Anna the evening receptionist.
Just came back from the cronulla and I had a fab time!!! The people there are all freindly, very helpful and funny. The pool was lovely and i enjoyed many days lazying around there. Rooms were spacious and always clean. I would defo go back, I had an amazing holiday. Only let down the air-con wasn't working and it was very hot at night!!! Thanks every1 for a great time.
cronulla is great for all age groups. we have stayed here 10 times over the years, have had family with us at times, ranging from 7 or 8 year olds to 50 somethings, everyone had a great time, love it
hi to anybody that i spoke to at the cronulla whilst there between the 14th and 21st of may just wanted to say that i found the cronulla agreat place to stay and it is true what people say about steve dia and the family they do make u feel very welcome we had a great time while we were there and will be returning again so anybody thinking about going to the cronulla dont think about it go and try it and iam sure u will have a great time. ian i have only just seen ur message so iam sorry for not introducing myself but i am sure that u would of seen us we were the crowd that was always by the pool all 14 of us and what a great pool it is
Arrived back in England, Manchester 21/05/06 after the best 2 weeks holiday ever, at the Cronulla. Everything was perfect. The people here, well, you just can't get any better. They are friendly, funny and fantastic. We were totally chilled for 2 whole weeks. Then arrived at Manchester to rain and it hasn't let up since. Even got the central heating on. Thanks to all at the Cronulla, you know who you are. Hope to see you all soon. Loved ittobits. Thanks
p.s. website for cronulla is www.cronullahotel.com
Hi, I think Argo is the only operator that use this hotel, hope this helps
We stayed at Cronulla, Kalmaki some years ago & would like to go back but are finding it difficult to find which tour operator thet are currently with
The weather will be very warm but not too hot we are going to the Cronulla on 7th May for 2 weeks. Im sure you will love it as much as we have in the past.
the cronulla is a pleasant 10 minute walk to the beach, we've been going for years and love it,
We are thinking about going here, just wondered if anybody knew in metres aprox how far the beach was? and if the fans were cool enough? thanks x
Well what can i say staff was very friendly ,the apartments were very clean ,and for thatPool well all i can say is WOW my only fault is no air-con just a fan which was a bit
Stayed: August7th - August21st 2005.
Just returned from Cronulla 18/09/05throughly enjoyed our stay plane noise no problem at all.Snack bar food brilliant & excellent value.All staff very very friendly and nothing to much trouble especially Dia,Anastasia & Sylvie.All apartments basic Greek but kept very clean by maids.We may heve been very lucky but a superb mix of all age groups and therfore many a happy long evenings spent in the bar.
another great two weeks, lovely people, great pool, nice accommodation, good location, perfect!!!!!!!!! our 10th visit, it wont be the last!!
I have just come back from 2 weeks at the cronulla with my family. Loved every minute of it, the apartments are really nice and always kept clean, just like the pool! the family are always friendly and helpful if you ever need anything just ask!! Also lots of good bars n clubs nearby! The holiday there was brill, the only bad thing was the 25hr delay on the way home but thats not even anything to do with cronulla showing how good they are!! deffo going back again! :p. If anyone was there round august7th-august21st plz plz get in touch! XxX
we returned from zakynthos 14/08/05 after a fantastic week at the cronulla.It is in an ideal location -central to the beach,resturants and shops,taxi stand and bus stop.they made us very welcome-truly the hospitality of the greeks is unbeatable.The cronulla is a lovely hotel and the pool its main attraction is always clean and inviting in the fierce Aug sun.I am recommending the accommodation ,the place and the island to everyone!!!
The tour operator you need is ArgoHolidays, these apartments areexclusive to Argo Holidays.
Hi I want to stay at the Cronulla aparthotel in kalamaki but don't know what tour operator they are with, can anyone help please
ONCE AGAIN ANOTHER FANTASTIC HOLIDAY CAN NOT FAULT THIS HOTEL
Got back on 24th July after staying at Cronulla for a week - fantastic place - really friendly staff, nothing is too much trouble. Location is great, on the main high street, but set back from the road. Beach about 10 mins walk away. Don't be put off by any comments about noise from the airport - it is only 3 km away but the noise really isn't that bad and there's no night flights. Compared to London, it's pretty much silent!
hi agen cus ne one tell me is there amnywhere were you can cash in traverlers checks in cronulla....... plz get bk asap plz as i go away on sunday
hi can any body help me,,, is the weather bareable at 30 degrees, im 17 n dont want to fry myself,,, also could anyone tell me any good bars to visit
although we didnt stay at cronulla we stayed around the pool most of the fortnight.
i have been going to kalamaki for over ten years now and tho i dont stay here(crunella) i visit it everyday to read my paper and chat with the owner, who i met when its was not a hotel but a little bar out the back with a kiddies go kart track,
I have been going to Zante for the past seven years (twice a year), and we have stayed at the Cronulla apartments all but one of those times. The cronulla has the best location, the most helpful staff, and for me & my family you can't get any better on the island of Zante.The accomodation is fantastic, the rooms are clean, the pool is the best on the island, and the Kakorilis family are wonderful!!!
hi ema me and me 3 mates are goin to cronulla apartments this july, we r goin on the 31st, we are all 17. email me back on email@example.com cheers luv xXx can u giv us ne good bars to visit
Well, I am looking forward to my stay at Cronulla in May now more than ever! Having just looked at all (aside of course from the odd 'serial' moaner) the fantastic reviews on this website how can I not be? My wife & I look forward to adding another heap of praise on our return. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write down their thoughts, it has totally removed my fears about going to a 'new' place to us.
Has anyone got the web siteaddress of Argoholidays please.
I am utterly taken aback by Mike Rugen's comments on his stay at The Cronulla. My wife and I have been going to Cronulla for years before the pool was there and there were only 20 apartments. The Kakoliris family have worked very hard to build up their business and give an excellent service to all who stay there and pool visitors from other apartments.Dia, Stellios,Dimitri,Tassos Dennis,Robbi,Natasa,Lisa,Nadia and all your wonderful children, this man should go to somewhere like Florida where all the affection , attention etc is false and expensive. Go to Greece and meet the real people who make your holiday worthwhile with great memories. See you in Sept Kakoliris family.
Mr Rugen, you don't know you are living!!!! Wake up and taste the real Greece
Charlie (the Greek)& Annie (the wife)
THE LOCATION WAS GREAT. MY BED WAZ RIGHT BY THE WINDOW, ALTHOUGH LEESA WAS FORCED TO SLEEP ON A LI LOW, DUE TO LACK OF BEDS. WATCH OUT FOR THE MOZZYZ AND LIZARDS! THE SCENERY WAZ ABSOLUTLEY TREMENDOUS. AND THE NIGHT LIFE WAZ SLAMMIN! IF YOU LIKE A DRINK IN A BAR WITH SOME MUSIC. DAREA, ON THE OTHER HAND WOULD DISAGREE, WICH SHE DID WITH MOST THINGS. THE WALK TO LAGANAS WAS LIKE A STRIVE THROUGH THE DESERT, BUT WELL WORTH IT WHEN YOU GET HAPPY HOURZ :D. IF LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE YOU WERE TO TAKE A CAB IT WOOD TAKE APROZ 6 MINUTES 2 FLAG DOWN A CAB AND THEN TAKE A FURTHER 6 MINUTES TO GET TO LAGANOS. IF YOU ASK ME IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EASOER TO FLAG DOWN A PLANE. AS WE ALMOST GOT HIT DOWN BY 1. THE ROOM WAS VERY POSH WITH 3 BEDS, BUT IF YOU PLAN TO GO WITH YOUR OTHER HALF YOU WOOD NEED TO REARANGWE THE BEDS. IT EVEN HAD A SINK. AS A SAFETY PRECAUTION WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO PLACE ANY PERSONAL BELONINGS ABOVE TH BATHROOM CABINET AT A RISK OF FIRE. LIKE MY FRIEND LEESA. AS YOU CAN IMAGINE WE WERE RATHER ALARMED TO WITTNESS THICK BLACK SMOKE POURING FROM OUR LAVOTARY AREA. AT THE TYM ONE OF MY FELLOW ROOMIES WAS TAKING A SHOWER AND WE HEARED A STARTLED VOICE SAY "FIRE" BUT WE KAN THANKFULLY SAY CRONULLA AND MY ROOMY ARE ALL FINE. ALSO ANOTHER TIP WATCH OUT FOR THE VISCIOUS ADN FLESH EATING SHEEP WHICH TEND TO CIRCULATE THE AREA AND ATE MY ROOMIES TOWEL. BUT APART FROM THESE SLIGHT HITCHES THE HOLIDAY RAN SMOOTHLY AS THE CADDY TO THE CAVE BAR. IF U VISIT U MUST VISIT THE HUNKY CADDY GUY WHO VERY GENEROUSLY GIVES YOU A FREE RIDE UP TO THE "CAVE". if you are feleing rather peckish you might like to take a brisk walk to find a range of chineese/indian resteraunts. the best one we tasted was at the maharaja!!!if you find that you and your family have ended up in jamuna be careful of the :chip eater" the lil kid. you might like to take a nice smooth cruise boat ride around the mediteranian ocean. if you do i recomend a dozen sick bagz and quells! so overall the holiday went of in a balst ( as my roomie well and truley experianced!!) we will hope to return in the near forseeable future!!! b.t.w check out the 2 best barmen! (dennis and jim!!) thnx 4 the free shotz !
What a holiday we had!! We were in zante for friends wedding. The staff at the Cronulla made our holiday. Ideally situated, the apartments are very clean, towels changed regulary. The staff made a big fuss of our friends on their wedding day. Many late nights spent with good company (including Tom & Jim) in the well stocked bar. Lots of "Flaming ferarris" drunk in a fortnight. Thanks to Dia and all her staff.
we've stayed here loads of times, there are other apartments nearby, but not too near, and as for noise, the law on the island prohibits outside music after midnight, so inside the bars its noisy, outside is fine, love this hotel, never found anything to fault it. will be back next year.
Hi! I'm thinking of going to the Cronulla in september, and was wondering if you can hear noise from bars, or other hotels? i also wanted to know if they are surrounded by other hotels/studios?
we loved this bar secialy dennis!! thanx for a l the free shots u gave us we reely wna go bak ther!!! mynd u tha stepz r quite dangerous da music is wkd der
another 2 fabulous weeks, just wonderful. will be back in june. 10th visit.....must be good!!!
All ten of my family enjoyed two glorious weeks at the Cronulla and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The hotel is perfect and the staff (Dea, Steve, Jimmy, Tommy, Dennis etc.) are so friendly and welcoming that you feel like they are your best friends. They made us all feel so welcome and at home. We will definitely be going back to Cronulla. Would recommend it to all.
We spent two weeks in the Cronulla and it was the best holiday destination we have been to in ages.
All of the family were fantastic and welcomed us with open arms. There is plenty of night life without it being too noisy. The Greek night is excellent and we had great fun eating, drinking and dancing all night. We are definately going to go back to stay at the Cronulla next year.
as the cronulla is exclusive to argo, have a look at the argo website, that will probably be able to tell you, xxx have a good one
hi im wondering if anybody can tell me the youngest you can be to stay at cronulla without parental sup**vision please cheers
can not fault anything the cleanliness was excellent clean towels every other day.
My little boy has to have goats milk as he is allergic to cows milk and we found a little shop round near the irish pub and the owners their went and got us fresh goats milk every other day @3 eoros for a 2 litre bottle.
deena and her husbands and her sons hospitality was excellent.
Jason our Argo rep was lovely will spend as much time as you need with you very understanding if you need his help dont be afraid i found it nice having a rep who has time to spend with you not spending his time doing paper work.
Overall excellent holiday and going to book in the next few weeks to go back next year for another 2 weeks.
lisa livett Bedford uk
we had our first holiday in zante last sept with my mum and dad,we couldnt get in at the cronulla so we stayed just down the road.my parents have stayed at the cronulla for a few years,and wanted to show us how much of a good time you can have there. We went back in may 04, and we are going back on 15th aug we carnt wait. steve,dia,robbi,jimmy and tommy are absolutly fab. We would recomend the cronulla to everyone going to kalamaki zante, we will defanatly be spending all our holidays there.Can i just say to all those who say the cronulla is below par or average, they realy dont know to holiday because its great. love to all the family and carnt wait to see you all next week, love julie and dave
Our third visit to Cronulla. Rooms would benefit from air conditioning, but other than that it is very difficult to fault Cronulla. Lovely family, great pool with plenty sunbeds, no matter what time you go to the pool. Excellent value for money. Would recommend to anyone.
Just had our third holiday at the cronulla hotel11 july 2004 just as good as the first time and were going back in six weeks cant wait!! the family are so friendly and make all feel welcome even if not staying there, met some great people recomend to all.
jo eddie greaves
The hotel is nice & clean and the staff are very friendly. No AIRCON!!! The self catering is very primitive (2 cooker rings, a fridge, and a sink!) And after 3 days I finally figured out why the room was 10 degrees hotter than outside, The damn fridge kicks out shedloads of heat. Ceiling fan does nothing to cool you down. The lift is not in service yet, which could be a problem if you've got a family load of suitcases to lug up to the 2nd floor
Myself and my family have just returned from a week at the Cronulla and hotel, and what can I say other than ABSOLUTELY BRILLLIANT.
We arrived on the 4th, obviously the night the Greeks won the European Cup. As you can imagine, the entire town went nuts. A great way to start the holiday, and it certainly didnít go downhill from there, if anything it got better.
The cleanliness was brilliant. Our rooms were changed 3 times whilst we were there, and they obviously did a full room clean as well.
The entire family were incredibly friendly, and were always willing to help. The bar staff were great, Jimmy who works nights was always willing to add that little bit more in his cocktails, and Tom who works the days is always friendly and ever the prankster, although his singing has much to be desired.
I would recommend anyone go. The only problem may be for groups of young people who want to go clubbing every night. They may be better staying in Laganas as Zakynthos is a quieter town. However, Laganas is only a 5 minute cab ride away, and only 6 euros, so even for them it is a great place to stay.
The town itself has a lot of tavernas and restaurants, as well as tourist shops, and really, everything is there. There are also a series of day trips such as turtle spotting, a trip to Athens, or a trip to Olympia are just a few.
The other guests were great as well, in fact, we met Annie and Charlie who posted below, and they were both great people who all the family got on with.
Both my parents and brothers echo my opinions, so I would say this is definitely a holiday for all ages to enjoy.
Personally, I would recommend this to all, and I personally have all intentions of returning as soon as possible.
We returned on the 4 July 2004 after a wonderful stay at the Cronulla.
All the family and staff put themselves out to make your holiday extra special.
We were there during Euro 2004 and to see the Greeks celebrate their football wins was an experience in itself.
The rooms are clean and more than adequate and the pool is the best in Kalamaki.
Jason the Argo rep was always available and made the stay more enjoyable.
You cannot help but enjoy your stay at Cronulla. 10/10
Telephone: 0030 26950 45317/26602 & 26600
address: Kalamaki 29100, Zakynthos, Greece
Can I contact Cronulla hotel as a friend has just returned and left some clothing in the apartment and would like to make arrangements for there return
carol i agree, we have been going here for years and love it, there is value for money and the kakalouris family are wonderful, nothing is too much trouble. always have a great time. roll on september!