Average girls holiday in Zante
We stayed at the vivian hotel in Laganas, Zante in september. On arrival at our hotel, we were left 20 minutes in where we thought was the reception. It was only until a girl bellowed from her room that we had to check in at the bar, that we knew where to go. When we saw our room we were quite disappointed as it looked nothing like the pictures we saw, the bath and shower head was black and mouldy, and the kitchenette was dirty and not usable. The owners treat you as though you are 5 and if, like me, you like to have a laugh and socialise you cannot do this after 12 midnight. On our third night, we were threatened to be kicked out because other guests made noise, but as we were sat on our balcony we automatically go the blame! Another night we got told to either go out of the hotel or 'shut up and be normal'. still not quite sure what that even means!! The owners couldn't even speak English, only the bar man and the 'security' man could speak English. Our sheets got changed twice in 10 days. If anything got dirty or marked you got charged at the end of your stay, as the owners daughter/grand daughter inspected your room and unless you pay the fine they give you, you can't get your passport back! A lot of the guests who were going home the day after us got kicked out of their rooms on the same day as us, costing them to lose a day of their holiday. If they wanted to keep their room they had to pay an extra 40 euro? Even though they'd paid for the room already. Luckily we got kicked out of our room 2 hours before our pick up time. However most of the people going home were forced out of their rooms 17 hours before they were due to get picked up, which is another thing that baffles me! I'd never go back to the vivian hotel nor would I recommend it! The only good thing about staying there were the groups of people we met as well as a food place around the corner called friends. Everything else was awful and I'd rather have been home in the rain than made to feel a prisoner on holiday. Don't go here!!!!!!
October 11, 2012
WOULD NOT RECCOMEND TO ANYBODY!!!!!!!
Vivian is ideal for people who like to party as written in the description, i would never reccomend this to any group of young people going away on holiday. The staff were rude very unhelpful and the security guard at night was just evil. we was disgusted with the way we was treated on our 11 night holiday. The staff just blatantly made up prices to keep your room on, we had been speaking to another group of girls who had been charged 30 euros we was then told we had to pay 40 euros. the morning that we went down to pay they had put the price up to 60 euros. After being in the hotel for 9 nights we was then asked by the staff if we was as they had not seen us before, shows how much they acknowledge there customers. One night we needed to contact the police the security guard was unhelpful wouldnt give us the number and told us to find the police station our selves, we could not find the managers on duty as they was too busy entertaining them selves in other girls bedrooms. Also you have to tread on eggshells as to not dirty damage or break anything as the charges were ridiculous! had to sleep on a beach towel the whole holiday as to not dirty the sheets! NEVER AGAIN!!!!
October 1, 2012
Good but can come expensive
Very good hotel, some staff were friendly but others can be very rude and most dont speak any english. However very good hotel to stay in for a clubbing holiday but make sure you dont break anything at all as the fines can soon amount up and you can end up paying more than the holiday cost in the first place.
July 29, 2012