Have just returned from a trip to Hotel Marelen , this is not the first trip. I love Kalamaki .Unfortunately this trip I was put in a room overlooking the Kids Fun and Splash pool. I am in my 60's and felt this was inappropriate. The noise level between 11am and 5.30 pm was unbearable. You really couldn't stay in your apartment. Luckily I was able to stay out for this time period. I did ask to be moved and was offered another apartment this time above pool table area and was advised that the noise at night would be worse.I would certainly return to Kalamaki but I'm afraid the Hotel just didn't make the grade.It is a shame as the Hotel is clean and close to beach.
I have been to this hotel twice before and have just re-booked for 2012 Staff and rooms are exellent and
We love the maralen hotel we have visited this place for over 5 years and seen lots of change its fab great people family run hotel and such friendly people. My daugther calls the owner granddad they are so close they will do anything for you. Great weather and sunshine every day hotel very clean rooms fab and plenty of space rooms cleaned daily. Pool fab and also new splash park and getting married there brilliant. Food and snack bar clean food brilliant and so cheap, main bar open from 6.30pm till late bar man nick is ace with all people and kids.
Totally amazing hotel, we stayed 10th of may 2011 for a week b&b. the room as clean and comftable and the pools were amazing the kids splash pool n ew for 2011 was brill my two kids aged 6 and 7 loved it. The main pool was well maintanted and clean loads of sunbeds everyday.
Just got back from a 2 week stay at the Marelen. really enjoyed it. My bed was better than my own (wish i could hve brought it back i would have thrown my memory foam bed away). everything so neat & clean, nothig too much trouble, clean bedding & towels everyday if you wanted them. would definiteley go back there
Just back from a couple of weeks at the Marelen. Two families of three. Had a really relaxing time. Many thanks to the jolly Ree and her entertainment. Really enjoyed the Greek night!!!!!!!!!.Big thanks to Vissi. A real asset to the hotel. Keeps the garden and pool area lovely and tidy, along with all the other work he does. Always there!!!!.Great holiday, thanks to all.
- Hi I am returning to the Marelen Hotel on 2nd October but only sadly for a week but this will be my third visit to the hotel. I agree all the staff are most helpful and very friendly. Even Nick behind the bar always remembers a friendly face (even me) and Michaela always puts on superb entertainment so am looking forward to meeting these old friends yet again (cant wait) regards Lynne xx
Hi travelling in 3 weeks to the Maralene Hotel can anyone give me some positive info reading lots of bad reviews and would just like to be prepared before I go. Have been to Kalamaki befroe and loved it so dont want to be disappointed by the hotel. Any comments much appreciated. Cheers xxx
We went to Marelen in October 2007 for 2 weeks during half term. The holiday was great but some bars & restaurants were closing for the end of season. It was quiet but pool was great and the beach was lovely. We had about 3 days a rain which wasn't nice. I would go back again as the hotel was lovely as were the staff and the beach near by. But we would not go at the end of the season.
Stayed and visited this hotel on many occasions & can't fault it, the staff are great, the rooms clean & the Hotel in general is a great place to stay, i didn't take any children but the facilities are great, they have a kids club and entertainment in the evening, not far to walk to the nearest supermarket & town although if you want to visit the other resorts you would need to hire a car, the buses are very far and few between, you are gaurenteed a great stay at the Marelen, they have internet access too, HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY...
Good clean hotel in well kept gardens. Close to beach and shops etc. Entertainment average, although they did put on two good evenings, the Greek Night, with lovely food and also a Free Pizza night once a week, plus entertainment. We had a ground floor studio apartment, which was generally very good, with a king sized bed and also a hair dryer. The balcony/terrace was excellent. The bathroom is small and has the obligatory bins for paper (common to most Greek islands) but exceptionally clean and no odours or flies. The kitchen, again as in most Greek hotels, had very poor facilities making it difficult to self-cater. This didn't concern us too much as eating out is such a pleasure. We would recomment the Kalamaki Beach Taverna, Milos and Ambrosia for eating out.
theres one in Laganas but there is one in the amarylis hotel just behnd your hotel which you could use!!
We will be stayimg at the Marelen Hotel from 18th July 2007. This is our first visit to Greece. Can someone tell me if there is a launderette close by. Thanks
Hi Sam, Hotel Marelen is lovely you will have a fab honey moon !!! There are lots of great places to eat very close by my boyfriend Spyros runs artemis in kalamaki and it is a really nice place for dinner the food is fab and although this may sound biased the staff are great
sam have a great honeymoon in kalamaki, you have picked a great hotel , nick at the bar and all the rest of the staff will really look after you, it really is a great place. as for food at night there aint a bad resteraunt in kalamaki. but diaz artemis hera and escape are just a few that come to mind where you get good value and a relaxing atmosphere. as i said have a great time. if you check out the main boards you will get more good tips.
We are going to be staying at the hotel Maralen at the end of June for a week for our honeymoon if anyone can recommend places to eat things to do etc be most gratefull!!
hi jade, sorry to hear of your accident at the hotel. we have stayed here 3 times in 6 years and love the hotel. you are spot on about the staff they are great so are the facilities around the hotel. micheala with the entertainment and nick behind the bar are good fun and work really hard to keep everyone happy. hotel is very clean and tidy at all times . will be back to see them late june 07.
when i went i loved it, my mum and dad said we were only going to manchester but i was nieve about goin to manchester airport, getting a plane and going! michella (if thats how u spell it) was nice and her daughter too i would recomend it to any1 unfortunatley, there were bad people by the pool 1 nite and smashed glass that went in my foot , but the malleren staff were gr8!
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.