Family Inn Hotel

Accommodation in Argassi

            
Christine M          10/10

We'll be back for yet another visit to this wonderful Hotel, as the name suggests, it is 'family run'.  We've been coming here since '98 and have NEVER been dissapointed, rooms are clean, the pool area is the best in Argassi and to top it off, there is a lovely resturant next door called Peppermints!!!  What more could you ask for!! 

Andrew L          8/10

Just returned from holiday at Family Inn Hotel Panioti ang Gorgia made us welcome as always spiro the new barman is a great guy  as are all the staff was brilliant to see maggi and tassia at the pool bar just like old times fun and games for everyone really did enjoy holiday Love you all Andy & Norma Lavine

Dean H          4/10

Hi,

Just got back from the family inn,well what can i say ,the actual family inn website is misleading showing nice photos,so it came as a shock when we got there,yeah the pool and the actual hotel is really nice the self catering apartments however if i said they were basic that would be too much of a compliment! It was like living in a small oven for 2 weeks no air con no tv,however they were very clean and sheets were changed on a regular basis,having read previous comments the pool i found was very clean and was cleaned regularly! Spiros who runs the hotel bar nice guy looks like Cesc Fabregas so my son say's plays for some southern team i think,as a resort though Argassi is really nice and great for familie's.Check out the Ethnic steak house and grill,fantastic place to eat the food is just stunning 10 out of 10! If the accomodation had been better the holiday overall would have been fantastic,if i go back again it wont be to the family inn.

John S          4/10

We went to Argassi in May 08, and we always spend our days by the pool at the Family Inn. Unfortunately Mike, Theresa and Karen are no longer working the pool bar.. They are still in Argassi as we caught up with them later but the food was not as varied or as tasty as Mikes. So if you ae going on holiday there be prepared not to have the good quality food and the laughs and jokes as it used to be for the last 4. 4 yearsThe pool is not as clean either

 

Jock S          10/10

We had a fantastic time at the Family Inn hotel this year. Georgia the owner is a really lovely woman with a heart of gold. She and her husband Panayotis went out of their way as always to make our stay really comfortable. Costas was a great laugh in the bar despite the lack of sleep following his new arrival. (Photo of baby was great - hope the football strip fits.)

Mike and Teresa were very kind as usual and food was great. Great to see all the regulars coming back to the hotel. again year after year. Just goes to show what a warm welcome you get by this lovely family.
 
Dino thanks for showing us the new properties, hope your back is better. Thanks for the kindness shown to our son.
 
Jock Scott

Jules B          3/10

click to enlargeclick to enlarge10 for location, 5 for facilities, 0 for atmosphere.  Rude, unfriendly and very very basic (even for Greece).  Hotel run by a Greek woman who can barely look at you without sneering and  communicates with grunts and gestures.  Pool bar run by typical ex pats with more rules and regulations than I can list.  Room for self catering consists of fridge (which is now free of charge), travel kettle and an electric ring.  No toaster or micro.  Hand held shower hose with tray in bathroom.  No aircon which didnt worry us in September.  Self catering block not accessible for disabled.  Past pool bar, round corner up 6 iron steps, along back of one block, down a step to another path...  On the up side it is cleaned each day.  The location couldnt be better, just off the end of the "strip" and down a little side road so fairly quiet.  Very short 5 min stroll to Argassis tiny beach with a lovely beach bar at the hotel there run by a little girl who takes pride in her clean kitchen and her cooking.  People in restaurants work very very hard and are so nice to talk to.  Flocas is brilliant for car rental with full indemnity and very good prices.  They will also find you a room no matter what time of year if you need it.  Nice family.  If you do go to Family Inn, take a tea towel, your pillow, couple of old tea mugs and dont forget to feed the cats!  Unusual that the Tom has stayed with mum and the babies.  Mum likes sardines and a scratch on the head. xx

Julia V          5/10

What a lovely place argassi is but I am afraid that Mr Marsh's comment are correct about the people who run the pool bar at the Family Inn, we witnessed the lady who ran the pool bar checking the bins around the pool area to see if people were bringing their own food into the  pool area!!!!! And confronting a gentleman about eating grapes by the pool!!! (which consequently they do not sell at the pool bar). We visited here once as we were staying at the Katerina Palace which was a lovely hotel.

Margaret R          10/10

Arrived back last week after another wonderful time at the Family Inn.  Great place to relax and chill out.  Micheal, Theresa and Tassia, with help from Jed this year  do a great job of  running the pool bar and pool area.  Really good food,  wide selection available and a special board.  Micheals cakes are a must. 

Peter and Georgia gave us the usual warm welcome and Costas is tops at  mixing the Cocktails. 
 
Really good group at the hotel this year and the bar was busy every night. 
 
Looking forward to next year.
 
Margaret & Tom

Gemma M          10/10

Just got back from Argassi last night me and my boyfriend were actually staying at the hillside apartments but used to come down to the family inn every day to use the pool.

The family inn was a great place to go through the day the pool and the jaquzzi was lush and the family that ran the snack bar was lovley everyone made you feel welcome and the food was lovley.
I wish we had of stayed at the hotel cause everyone i spoke to said it was really nice.
The next time i come to argassi i will definatley be staying there.
 
Gemma Mckenna Newcastle
 

John S          10/10

 We have just got back from the Family Inn  in Argassi. The family inn pool bar is second to none, Mike and Theresa always look after their guests by making you smile and having a laugh. The pool is lush, the pool bar food is absolutely great and very varied!!!!! (Especially chicken a la creme !!!!!)Nothing is too much trouble for them. In the evening we went to the hotel bar Dino's, and we had a geat laugh with Costas. Watching football or wildlife documentarys and we even watched Greek football and basketball. All the cocktails and drinks were very high quality .  See you in May 2008 it will be our 15th year of holidaying in Argassi.

 
Love to all
 
Jeannie and John
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Gary M          5/10

A nice quiet location away from the main strip of bars and restaurants, but can feel a little isolated especially in the evenings, as the pool bar closes around 6.00pm.and the Hotel main bar is a bit stuffy and formal.

It has a pleasent swimming pool area with plenty of sunbeds,complete with kiddies pool and jacuzzi. During the day the pool bar offers a good range of food and drinks all at reasonable prices and is run by an English couple.
One word of warning, you cannot eat your own food and drink whilst at the pool area.
A shame as  unnessary arrassment of guests was off putting and very petty.
Also the other blot on the landscape was the lack of air conditioning within the apparttments which became stifling especially at night.
Other than that if you want somewhere away from the hustle and bustle then this place may suit you.
I for one will visit Argassi again but not based here. 
 
 
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Sophie

hey

coming here on 5th august for two weeks
just wondering howfar it is to the main bars?
and also is it rezally hot without air conditioning in the apartments?
 
love zante though
came here for past six years
argassi twice
amazing every time
 
xxxx

Sandra B

Hello, we are visiting Zante for the first time this year and have chosen to stay at the Family Inn.  The comments I have read are great.  My son is 15 and my Daughter 12 we travel on the 5th August for two weeks.  I was just wondering if anybody has some suggestions for days out.  There seems to be some conflict about the waterpark?  My son is a qualified Scuba Diver , does anybody have any indication on the cost of this? 

Kris M           

Sandra the apartments are extremely quiet. There is a super market just at the bottom of the road, about 2 minutes walk maximum. In terms of bars there are a vast array of bars along the main strip which is about 5 mins walk, offering different styles of music. Plenty of opportunity for dancing etc. If you fancy something a bit more lively, then Laganas is about 20mins away - approx 15 euros in a taxi.

Kris

Sandra B

Hi Kris Thanks for your help with the Family Inn enquiries. You know it's difficult working out the place when you haven't visited before. You want to get the most out of your holiday for all the Family.

Margaret R           

  Just back from yet again another 2 great weeks, at the Family Inn.  The welcome from Micheal and Theresa and Tassia at the Pool Bar and Peter and Georgia and Kostas really kicked our holiday of to a great start.  As usual with the Family Inn the guests all gel and this is what makes it such a great family hotel.  Cannot wait to return next year.

Sheila J           

The place is fantastic. Not far from shops or other bars, but Dino's place is in the hotel and an ideal situation for final drinks at night.

We go back year after year and will be in the bar on Thursday 5th October 2006 my 15th visit to the Island.

Karen            

the family inn website is www.thefamilyinn.co.uk    

Andrew L           

many thanks to georgia&paniotis for making are stay with them enjoyable as always had a great time this family is the best on the island also there staff are excellant also thanks to mike and terresa at the pool bar many thanks again sorry we wont be back this year hope to see everybody next year love andy&norma

Greekaussie Z           

Hello family inn.Im sending my regards to all the ambelas family.One of the best familys in argasi...or maybe in zakynthos.And to mike,tereza and karen.Cu all soon.I m wishing you to have  a great summer season.Take care.

Lydia B           

 HELLO EVERYONE, GREETINGS FROM FREEZING ENGLAND. just a quick one to say that the family inn hotel is the place to be. me and my family have been going to argassi for 4 years and always manage to bump into Norma and Andy the crazy ones who come back every year. dino is great even though we did'nt see him much and costa was doing well managing the bar. the people are so friendly and there is never a dull moment. (norma and andy if you read this yamas ya set of drunkereds. see you next year.) hope you all have a fabulous chrimbo, i would say dont drink to much but that would be a waste of time, ha ha take care love Lydia and the crazy gang.

Ali M           

hi spyro,dino and all the gang. it's ali here-you know ali and dave.watched you in many a game of football and tried many colours of your cocktails. hope you are all very well.

we have a little boy owen who is 3 now, we will definitely be bringing to the place that we love so much-very soon.
 
what a fantastically warm welcome you always get,and meet some fab people who return again and again!!!!!!!!
 
xxx

Andy L           

Just a short note to say thanks to everybody for another great holiday georgia&paniotis always make us so welcome costas as done a great job taking over the bar also would like to say thanks to mike &teressa for there hospitality at pool bar  mikes specials made a pleasant change hope to see  you all next year enjoy your holidays everybody andy&norma

John & Karan           

 
    the accomodation is first class as is the hospitality ,Michael and Theresa in the pool bar do some really good specials on the menu board and their full english is second to none.Karan and I have rebooked for 2006 and hope to see old friends there and meet new ones.

Margaret R           

 
 
First time this year, we had a great holiday.  Hotel, Pool Bar, Dinos Bar are all well run.   Costas is a very good  Barman, friendly helpful and enjoys a laugh.  Very good food at the Pool Bar, we can recommend the Steak Wraps.  Well kept Pool.  We have booked already for next year.  Cann't wait for August 2006.
 
Best Wishes to all at Family Inn and enjoy your well earned break. 
 
Margaret & Tom
 

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