Marelen Hotel is a short walk from the beach in the resort of Kalamaki, on the south coast of the Greek island of Zante. Kalamaki is known for its long, sandy beach, which has a gently shelving shore that makes it popular with families. Renovated in 2018, Marelen Hotel has a garden area with a sun terrace, which surrounds two swimming pools, as well as one pool for children and a splash pool with water slides. The hotel hosts entertainment six evenings per week. As well as the hotel's two restaurants, there are plenty of places to eat and drink in the centre of Kalamaki, a short walk from the hotel. For more choice, you could head along the main road between Kalamaki and Laganas, a neighbouring resort, where you'll find lots of restaurants and bars to try. Laganas, a short drive from the hotel, is famous for its sandy beach that's one of the main nesting sites in the Mediterranean for loggerhead sea turtles, who swim close to the shore. The island's capital, Zante Town, is also in easy reach of the hotel, a short drive away. The town is famous for its nightlife, but also has a large public square and a farmers' market to explore during the day.
The beach at Kalamaki is 300m from the hotel, and the centre of the resort is a 1km walk away. Slightly further afield are the resorts and beaches of Laganas and Argassi, both a short drive away. Zante Town, 8km from the hotel, is the main commercial area on the island. There are lots of clothes and jewellery shops here, as well as a harbour where you can relax in one of the waterfront cafes. Zante Town also has a number of seafood restaurants, as well as cocktail bars, karaoke clubs and English-style pubs.
The hotel has three bars, including one by the pool area. The buffet restaurant offers breakfast and dinner, and hosts occasional theme nights, including a weekly pizza night and Greek and barbecue nights on alternating weeks. The a la carte restaurant specialises in Greek and international food.
At Marelen, there's a Kids' Club for children aged 3-7 and a Junior Club for those aged 8-11. The playground also has a games terrace.
The rooms at Marelen have light, simple decor and wooden furniture. They come with a fridge to keep drinks cool, and Wi-Fi is available.
- Kids pool
- 24 hr reception
- Car park
- Currency exchange
- Medical service
- Pool Table
- Table tennis
Kalamaki, Zante, Greece
Address: 29100, P O Box 6, Zakynthos, Greece