hi im wondering if anyone can help,im off to Ionian Blue studios on 17th July 2012.could anyone tell me how much the air con is for a week?cant seem to find out anywhere.Do all rooms have hairdryers?Any other info anyone has about this accommodation would be gratefully received its difficult to find updated info.Many thanks,Sharon
Myself and a friend are staying at the Ionian Blue in 6 weeks and was wondering how everyone else found it. I have read many reviews on many different sites some good others bad. I have been to Kalamaki many times and know that everything is clean and tidy, people are always welcoming. Please help i would like to know if all the good reviews are true as some of them are really old.
Do these get updated, anybody been here this year as i am going here next week
Hi, thanks for your info, I thought it was located there but I just wanted to be sure.
oh and Nick the brochure says they have hair dryers. Also worth mentioning to you that they bathrooms have a small bath with the shower over, however there are no plugs, the rep advised us if we come to stay there the we take a plug is we like a bath. How silly is that. Hope my directions are ok.
Nick I have just returned from Kalimaki and visited Ionian Blue. Right, drive to the main street from the airport turn left. Turn right opposite Vanessa hotel (which is on the left) as if you are going to the crazy golf and the Ionian is on the left just past the turn to the golf and behind the venus hotel cant miss it stands on its own. Perfect location. Thanks for air con info, but it doesnt say in the brochure payable local or anything, its one of the reasons I booked it, will have to go back to agent and
Have booked to stay at the Ionian Blue in 2010 really looking forward to it.
Just returned fromtwo weeks at the Ionian. You will not be disappointed. The apartments, grounds, bar and pool are beautiful. The location was for us perfect, a short stroll in each direction took you to beach in 12 mins, crazy golf in 3 mins, main strip in 5 mins and Laguanas 40 mins along beach. The rooms were cleaned regularly by the hardworking Poppy , our towels were changed 3 times each week and linen twice a week. The owners Dennis and Maria were not always around they seemed to be running the complex behind as well so the ionian seemed a little understaffed at times. The reception was unmanned all the time apart from flight days. Georgina in the bar had to cope alone manning the bar, food and reception (which is in a different building) at times . After a few days you get used to the slower pace of life and accept that you are not going to get served immediately. I would definitly stay here again on my return to Kalamaki. you do have to get up early to put out your towel out for the pool but it is worth it as it is a nice relaxing pool (most of the time). If I had to moan about anything it would be the utensils in the apartments, only one set of everything for each person and no sharp knife. My son broke a glass and it never got replaced, but so what he drank out of a cup and I had to scrape the cheese and muller the tomato the one day I made sandwiches, it so cheap to eat out it will not affect you. Even if you was on a budget you can feed the kids for a euro next door to the Rose and Crown. We bought some Rice Krispies for the room as we got tired of eating all the time. The resturants are fantastic - try them all.
we went to the ionian blue last year for 10 days; my parent have been to kalamaki 3 times before and are going back again this year to stay in the ionion blue again so must be good!!!!! clean rooms, nice staff, enjoyable holiday :)
we stayed here for 2 weeks in May/June and enjoyed it. the staff were very freindly and the rooms were good. The maid was in once every 2 days at least and Georgina is a very hard worker!
Ionian Blue is a Thomson Hotel / Appartment, if you go onto Thomson Holidays web site 13/12/06 they do not appear to fly to Greece anymore! Thomson and thier parent company are announcing job lossess in excess of 4000 mostly in the UK.
Like many other we have just come back (6th October) and the Inonaian Blue was great and we have been going to zante for 12 years. Don't know the cost of the air conditioning but didn't need it. There is a small safe in the room, key operated, 35 Euros for two weeks it is about 12 inches x 6 x 6, enough for camera, video, travellers checks, passports, mobile phones, etc. Going back next year can't wait
We have just returned from Ionian Blue, it was fantastic, great location. Clean well maintained and just fantastic. We have been visiting Zante for the past 17 years and this is the best place we have ever stayed in. Well done to all the staff.
Super hotel, our room was great, very clean. The pool and bar area was really nice. Georgia works like a horse and always has a smile on her face.the bar food was especially good and very good value compared to others we have used.
amazing place to stay. room 305 wow!!biggest balcony. thanks 4 ur service guys xxxx
2016Starting near to Villa Nostos then heading east towards the Crystal Beach Hotel and along the Kalamaki old road turning left at the roundabout, heading west towards Laganas along the main strip past the Vanessa hotel, Athina Apartments and Eurohire car rental turning left towards the Kalamaki Beach hotel and ending with a nice view of the beach.
2015Starting from the new Caretta Island Hotel heading east past Zepos taverna along the Kalamaki old road and turning left at the new roundabout. Then heading west towards Laganas along the main strip past Sophia's hotel and the Cronulla hotel eventually turning left past the Macedonia hotel and ending at the Kalamaki Beach Taverna.
2014The tour starts from on the main road close to the airport runway heading East towards the crossroads at Drunk Corner, going past the Zakynthos information Centre on the right, continuing all the way along the main strip turning right at the junction with the Kalamaki Old Road towards the Klelia hotel. Turning around at the Crystal Beach Hotel the tour takes the reverse route then turns left towards the Marelen Hotel before ending at the Kalamaki Beach Taverna
Kalamaki Early Evening Tour 2016The tour starts from the Kalamaki Beach Taverna & heads back past the Golden Sun Hotel turning right before the main road & past the Caretta Star (formerly Pelouzo) Hotel then left towards Eurohire car rental then turning right onto the main road. The tour continues all the way along the main strip turning right at the new roundabout past the Meandros Hotel & onto the Crystal Beach Hotel ending with a view over the beach.
Kalamaki 1st Week of May 2015It's the first week of May and there are very few tourists about. The tour starts from the Kalamaki Beach Hotel & heads back past the Louros Beach Hotel towards the main Kalamaki to Laganas road. Turning right towards Kalamaki centre, then a little detour through the Caretta Beach Hotel exiting onto the Airport road. Back to the main road turning left at Buon Amici then all the way to the newly constructed roundabout turning right onto Kalamaki Old road past the Cavo Doro Hotel then a quick look at the deserted Crystal Beach & ending at the newly built Carreta Island Hotel next to Stani restaurant.