My husband and I were having very stressfull times at work and took a very late booking in May to Lorous Beach in Kalamaki. Very pleasently surprised hotel was great 2 minute walk to the beach. Lovely beach and bar/cafe. The town as about 10 minute pleasant walk and a huge varity of restaurants and enertaiement. Would not recoomend for young children as may be bored. Definitely going to book again this year.
Went to Louros Beach in 2010 for our Honey moon. The hotel was fantastic. Location was ideal, just 2 min walk to the beach and far enough away from the main street to be peaceful at night. The staff were lovely, while we were there it was also my birthday and we had cards and wine left in the room for both my Birthday and our Honeymoon gift. The hotel was exceptionally clean and the food always very good. The pool is small but more than enough sunbeds around it. The walks along the beach to Laganus were lovely and with the added attraction of the turtles nests on the beach. There was very minimal aircraft noise and as they are restricted to only fly during the day it was never a problem. We have booked to go back Aug 2012 and can't wait.
We went to the louros beach in 2004, my partner and our 2 children were at the time 14 and 17.
Looking forward to Sept 1st as im going back to the Louros Beach Hotel this time for two weeks, my daughters and I had a great time last year, we found the hotel very nice and the staff were always on hand to assist us, especially Rita she was so helpful , the room we stayed in was of a good standard and was cleaned regularly, as for the aircraft noise that didnt bother us at all, id rather that than lager louts lol, ive recommended this hotel to a few friends now and they too are going to book it, cant wait now to get there
Just got back from a week stay on the 18th of July. Lovely hotel which has a gorgeous pool area a cracking good pool bar which serves very good and very reasonable food. The Hotel itself is kept in very good order and the staff are very helpful. In my opinion there are only a couple of things which spoil it . Firstly - the breakfast. I know its a Continental breakfast but there must be some way of having a variation on a theme . Even a change of Cereal would be nice. Secondly - the proximity of the hotel to the airport. Its all very nice being on the transfer bus for 5 minutes but it can be annoying at times when the planes are landing and taking off and you can nearly shake hands with the pilot !. These things apart I would definately recommend this hotel as it is not only close to the resort centre but is also only 2 minutes away from the beach.
stayed here for a week beginning of june 08,staff where very friendly.hotel very clean my only gripe is that the wash room was very small no room to move.entertainment was crap especialy the bingo nite.nice pint of lowenbrau in pool bar.
I stayed here from 17th August - 24th August with my son(14). I'd read the reviews and looked at the website before I went and it definitely was as lovely as it looks. The rooms were clean and tidy, the planes didn't bother me or my son at all, we needed our phone alarms to wake us for breakfast(7.30am - 9.30am) as we never heard the planes when we slept. The staff were all friendly and very helpful and the bar by the pool was great, my son would reccomend the bacon roll and the strawberry slush. The beach is only a short walk away and is lovely as is the main road with plenty of places to eat/drink/shop. I'd definitley stop there again and hope to sometime in the future(have a family wedding in Cyprus next year, so maybe the year after)
Stayed at this hotel between the 03rd July through to the 10th July 2007.
Just returned from a week at the Louros Beach. First impressions were excellent, very clean with friendly staff and a very good bar!! Close to the beach and within easy walking distance to the main restaurants and lively areas (if you want it). The planes can wake you up (between 6am and 10pm) but not a problem as the traffic volumes are not excessive at this time of year. We ate at a number of different restaurants (Hera, Michaelo's - a 5Euro taxi ride and a pleasant stroll back, Zanadoh, Olive Tree and Zepo's). Michaelo's definitely represents good value for money and we enjoyed the food at Zepo's. We had a late departure and the hotel provided storage for cases. They also provided towels so that we could spend time on the beach and clean up prior to leaving for England. We stayed 7 days but met one couple that have been visiting twice a year for 15 years!! I can understand why. Weather was excellent. Don't let the planes put you off.
Louros beach was very disappointing! Don't get me wrong beautiful hotel! But if your 18 i would advise you not to go! Everyone else got there room cleaned, fresh towels and bedding everyday where as we didnt! Would go back to Kalamaki but would defo stay elsewhere!!!
Wife Joan and I just back yesterday from our second visit to the Louros.Everything about the hotel superb - if you don't like this you are hard to please!
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The hotel was nice and we were on the third floor in a nice big family room.I found it too noisey with the planes tho after a night out.The gardens and pool bar were good but i thought the maid service was bad.Dont know if its coz we were last to get cleaned but the bath and toilet and floors were only washed a few times.I just did them myself but should have complained.Ive been to Kalamaki 3 times in the last two years but wouldnt stay there again.Try for yourself tho coz everyone to their own.
Didnt mean to worry you sorry, we were there peak season and was also the italians holiday time so i think that was the reson for the sortage, go ahead and book, you will have a lovely stay wouldnt send all my relatives there otherwise. Have a nice time
There can be a lack of sunbeds but people do seems to come and go. There were six of us and we would always manage to get round the pool in the afternoon. Have a look at my review on Holidays Uncovered (holidays-uncovered.co.uk) for details about the hotel and restaurants in Kalamaki.
Someone mentioned that there was a lack on sunbeds around the pool, is this a big problem at the hotel or is it easy enough to get round it, just really enjoy relaxing around the pool for the day! Can you sun bathe in the gardens too? Please could someone reply to this as wanting to book for next year asap. Thanx
Just spent a lovely 2 weeks at the Louros with my Fiance, in our opinion its one of the nicest hotels we visited in Kalamaki, extreamly well looked after, the gardens are lovely! very romantic we had room 219 which overlooked the hills & sea, bliss, we return to Zante next year to Marry although we arent staying there again most of are guests will be, we personally dont like BB but in all fairness if you can get up before 9:25am brecfast it is very good, bread cakes tea fruit etc, but we tended to buy breccy at pool bar 2.50 ero for Egg & toast etc fairly priced, We had a fridge in the room be warned they are small!
Just back from Louros hotel, myself, my fiancee and our two children stayed from 31 July to 14 Aug. First visit to Zanta, and Louros, but a wonderfull stay , close to beach, short walk to town, we eat in the Paolo resteraunt every night, as they had a play area for the kids, and the food was second to none!Breakfast at louros was good, cleaners excellant, pool good, although we ended up going to the beach or nipping to next doors pool lol.. as it was bigger, ok people mention the planes, it was a novelty for my children whom are amazed by them, and seeing as theres no night flights, its not a problem,so rooms clean, location great,lizards and tree frogs freindly, pool close, sea close.. weather fantastic, what more could a family ask for.. would reccomend, and would return with out a shadow of a doubt..
The Louros Beach is a great hotel - the staff are really helpful, the pool area and gardens are lovely, and the rooms are comfortable and clean.
22/7/2005 : Just back from two weeks in Louros Beach Hotel, the hotel and gardens are superb, I took my daughter away with me as she is about to move away to Newcastle to start her nursing career and it was wonderful to take out some quality time in lovely surroundings, I recommend that you take advantage of car/bike hire, and tour the Island..
We are trying to decide between 2 hotels, we are a family of 4 adults and 3 children, and our options are Louros Beach Hotel and Dennys hotel, we would really love to hear from people that have stayed in either hotel. We know their locations but are usure how suitable they are with children, the kids are 4, 7 and 10. We eat out a lot but do like lazy daytimes I cannot find information on dennys kids area, they say they have a childrens playground but cant find any pictures? We have booked flights and need to get accom sorted quickly. Thanks in advance.
Due to a new arrival in the family I've not been able to go abroad for a few years now however since discovering Louros Beach Hotel in 1997 my husband and I have not stayed anywhere else on Zante and in fact liked it so much that we spent our honeymoon there in 1998. The staff are extremely friendly especially when treated courteously and the rooms are clean and comfortable. We didn't find the aircraft noise a problem at all and discovered loads of great places to eat. Hope to get back there this year!
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.