Believed to be named after the son of the Arcadian Chief Dardarus, the word ‘Zakynthos’ also has pre-Mycenaean or Pelasgian origins (as with all names ending with -nthos). Found in the eastern part of the Ionian Sea, where white sandy beaches meet the cool cerulean waters, Zakynthos, otherwise known as Zante, is the ultimate summer tourist destination with a warm and temperate climate. This Mediterranean island has sunny summers with little to no rain and mild, rainy winters with temperatures that can drop up to 0°C (32°F).
With many things to do in Zakynthos, you’ll definitely want to visit soon. And as you’re considering which is the best hotel stay in Zakynthos, why not choose one that’s all-inclusive? For more suggestions, check out this list of the top all-inclusive hotels in Zakynthos, Greece.
Looking for a more serene place to stay, with environment-friendly facilities? Castelli Hotel is the one for you. Nestled in Agios Sostis, this adults-only hotel in Zakynthos is about a five-minute drive to Laganas beach, where Caretta sea turtles lay their eggs. It has non-smoking rooms that can accommodate up to three guests, and come with a balcony overlooking the swimming pool. Plus, the rooms are furnished with wooden furniture, air conditioning, and a coffee machine. The on-site bar overlooks the swimming pool, too, and the a la carte restaurant serves food fresh from the farm. It also offers free WiFi and parking. Staff can speak in Greek, German, Italian, and English, and the front desk is at your service 24/7.
Another four-star hotel on this list, Exotica Hotel & Spa by Zante Plaza has a more modern take on Greek architecture. With wooden furniture in all rooms, it also provides air conditioning, TV with satellite channels, fridge, kettle, bathroom with free toiletries, hairdryer, and a desk. Each room has a view of the gardens. There’s a swimming pool with a poolside bar, as well as a restaurant on site. If you’re looking for some outdoor fun, you can play tennis or go horseback riding. Those interested in indoor activities can indulge in a game table tennis, darts, billiards, or bingo. Parents may opt to avail of babysitting services for a fee, should they wish to tour on their own. There’s a 24-hour front desk, currency exchange, shared lounge, free WiFi and parking facilities also available here.
Avalon Palace Hotel is the ideal destination for your getaway in Zakynthos. This 4-star hotel features air-conditioned rooms to keep you cool and comfortable inside. They also have balconies so that you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the sea and mountains. Other in-room amenities you can enjoy include free WiFi and a flat-screen television with satellite channels.
You can visit the nearby beach or the in-house pool if you’re in the mood for a swim. Free sun loungers and umbrellas are available by the pool, and when you’re hungry, head to the on-site restaurant where you’ll be served tasty meals. The hotel also offers free transport services if needed.
Kleila Beach Hotel is a more urban and classic, all-inclusive hotel, perfect for families. It is just five minutes away from Kalamaki and Vrontonero beach. The rooms can accommodate up to four guests and come with air conditioning, coffee machine, kettle, TV, mini fridge, and free toiletries. Found amidst palm and olive trees, it offers buffet breakfast, two swimming pools with lounge chairs around it, a bar, a hot tub, a spa and salon, barbecue facilities, free parking, and a children’s playground.
For parents who want to go about on their own, babysitting service for a fee is also available. For 1.22 USD per hour, you can access their WiFi. It also has a 24-hour front desk with staff who can interact in Greek, Italian, and English. Dry cleaning and laundry facility is also available at a fee. A designated smoking area is also offered here, and every week, they have cooking shows, karaoke and bingo nights arranged, too.
Encompassing traditional Ionian elegance that’s in-tune with the nature around it, Bitzaro Palace surrounds itself with gardens and is just a 10-minute walk from Kalamaki beach. With soundproof, non-smoking rooms that can accommodate up to three guests, it’s provided with air conditioning, TV, kettle, and a private shower with free toiletries and hairdryer. There are a number of off-site activities you can book with them, at an additional charge. These include snorkeling, diving, horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, and wind-surfing.
While these all seem to be more for guests with an active lifestyle, families are also welcome here as it has a children’s playground and babysitting services are provided at a fee. A bar, two swimming pools with lounge chairs on a wooden deck, a hot tub, a salon, a coffee shop, free parking, and free WiFi are all available here, too. Currency exchange is also available here, and its 24-hour front desk has staff who can speak Greek, German, and English.
Just a five-minute bike ride or a two-minute car ride to Kalamaki beach, Bitzaro Grande Hotel & Suites has a modern touch to it. With free Wi-Fi, two on-site restaurants, two swimming pools with beach chairs around it, a bar, picnic area, and outdoor activities such as tennis, table tennis, billiards, and darts, there’s so much to do here. It also has a spa and sauna for a fee. In the shared lounge, you can play with in-house board games. Non-smoking rooms that can accommodate up to three guests have a terrace or balcony, TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, free toiletries and slippers; some of them even have a private pools. Besides the daily housekeeping, the hotel also has a safety deposit box, currency exchange facility, free public parking, and 24-hour front desk with staff who can speak in both Greek and English.
With a modern twist to it, Club Zante Plaza is another hotel on the list that is one of the cheapest and is a short walk away from Laganas beach. With non-smoking rooms accommodating up to four guests and air conditioning at an extra charge, it provides a balcony with a view of the swimming pool, TV, fridge, kettle, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. If you’re looking to enjoy the nightlife of Zakynthos, this is the place to stay because it’s only a few steps away from The Strip, where the night comes alive with the bright neon lights of clubs and the cozy vibes of restaurants.
If families stay here, it’s also not a problem, as the noise from The Strip doesn’t reach here. If you’re a parent looking to enjoy this, too, fret not! The hotel has babysitting service available for a fee. If you don’t really feel like mingling at The Strip, there is a pool bar that serves a mean mint cocktail, or you can spend your night at the themed dinner. At the 24-hour front desk, staff speak Greek and English. Guests can access the WiFi at an additional fee of 3.67 USD per hour.
Keri Village & Spa by Zante Plaza is one of the cheapest hotels on the list, but don’t let this fool you. Its a four-star hotel set on the hill of Keri, overlooking its gardens, swimming pool, Keri Village, and the Marathonisi, otherwise known as Turtle Island, where you can go turtle sightseeing. Surrounded with olive groves, you can go swimming in the pool for free, or relax in the hot tub for a fee; a poolside bar that serves cocktails is at your convenience. It has some rooms that are a tad small, but you can ask for an upgrade to a bigger room to your liking, accommodating up to four guests.
A salon, hammam, sauna, and spa are all available here too, while off-site, you can go cycling, diving, and horseback riding, all for a fee. They have themed dinner nights and live music performance at night, and you can opt to play in-house board games in the shared lounge. It has free WiFi and parking, as well as a designated smoking area. At its 24-hour front desk, staff can interact in Greek, Italian, French, and English.
9. Admiral Argassi Hotel, Zakynthos Town
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
With a picturesque view of the Zakynthos centre and a modern setting, Admiral Argassi Hotel has a lot to offer. There’s a swimming pool to relax in, lawns for sunbathing, a children’s playground, and lush gardens for taking a leisurely stroll. The air-conditioned rooms have a balcony, safety deposit box, a private bathroom with a shower, a TV, and a small kitchen with cooking utensils, fridge and microwave. You also have access to tablet and laptop rental, internet access, 24-hour room service, sauna, hot tub, and spa. Valet parking is also available here. If you’re up for billiards and table tennis, they also provide this. There are live performances every night, and if you care for a drink, the lobby bar is always available. At the 24-hour front desk, staff can speak Greek and English.
Admiral Argassi Hotel
Address: Argassi Zakynthos PC:29100, Greece
Price: from 123 USD
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4/5) stars
Travelers Review: “Good atmosphere, nice, clean, tasty food, good drinks. We felt very safe during pandemic. Greetings (from polish boys) for great stuff : Andrea -salad bar, Christina -pastry, funny boys from buffet :))” 5/5(from 355 reviews)
Explore the Ionian island of Zakynthos
Found in the Ionian Islands, Zakynthos is a beautiful summer getaway with a neon nightlife and warm beaches for everyone. Hop on a plane or ferry to this beautiful Greek island, and explore everything it has to offer. For some tranquility and relaxation, book from our above list of the top all-inclusive hotels in Zakynthos, Greece. This list features a wide variety, so whether you’re looking for a 5-star all-inclusive hotel in Zakynthos or an affordable one, you’ll definitely find one that you’ll like.
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