Charm is something the Pallas Hotel has in spades. It’s bagged a rural spot on the edge of Laganas and is run by a family that’s all about Greek hospitality.
Olive groves cloak the terracotta-topped Pallas Hotel. Its sandy buildings frame a smart pool, bar and garden sun terrace.
The Pallas Hotel might be on the outskirts of Laganas, but it’s just a 10-minute walk from the neon bars and super clubs of the strip. As for the beach, it comes in at 20 minutes on foot.
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Based On 359 reviews
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the buffet restaurant. Snacks served at the pool bar 11.00 - 12.00. Tea, coffee and cakes or cookies served from 16.00-17.00 at the pool bar. Late snack buffet available at the pool bar from 22.00-23.00. Ice-cream available in scoops at the restaurant from 19.00-21.00.
Drinks include draught beer, local spirits including rum, vodka, gin, ouzo, brandy, local wine - white, rose or red, soft drinks, water, tea and coffee.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
Facilities ► View all
A curvy pool, edged by a paved terrace and a garden with sunbeds.
Serving light snacks, coffees and cool drinks throughout the day.
A large buffet restaurant with floor to ceiling windows, you'll find a variety of dishes here.
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Studio with Garden View and Balcony
Simple styling and calm colours are the essence of this studio. Outside you'll have a balcony with views of the garden. There's also a kitchenette where you can prepare snacks if required. This room sleeps 2 with a twin beds provided.
Twin Room with Garden View and Balcony
These twin rooms are a great base for your holiday. Rooms are bright and airy and you'll have some outside space too - a balcony overlooks the garden. There's air-conditioning* available, plus a safety deposit box* and satellite TV. This room sleeps 3 with an extra bed provided in your room.
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DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL
I (Male, 19) stayed at this hotel with 5 of my friends (also male, 19) in June 2016...I am writing this review on the 17th of January 2017 as has taken me this long to gather my thoughts and put down on paper what we experienced at this hotel. From the get go the experience was a negative one, we were greeted at reception by the lady owner and her husband who straight away told us the rules of the hotel and made us pay a 50 euro deposit and hand over our passports and were told our 50 Euros would be returned to us upon inspection of our room when we checked out. We were also presented with a list of fines that would incur if anything in our rooms were damaged. We were then given our room keys and not shown to our rooms but pointed in the general direction and were left to find them ourselves. What a lovely welcome that was. As we booked our holiday through Thomson we had a rep (who we knew from our holiday the year before) and he came to see us when we arrived. Before he could even find us he was stopped by the owner and told to warn us to "keep it down" this was all within the first hour of arriving. Fair enough I can understand where they were coming from as this is family hotel and they didn't want a group of young people upsetting other customers, but the way the went about it was totally wrong. The week we stayed there was when the Euros (football) were being played and as big football fans we wanted to see if they showed any of the games, so at the bar (where there was a big TV) we asked the barman if they showed the football to which we got a very blunt "no". Great. I could go on and on and give you a day to day blog about how badly we were treated but I won't, I will just highlight some particularly bad points. FOOD: The food was TERRIBLE! A mixture of under cooked cold meats and stiff lukewarm chips was about as good as it got. You'd think that as we were all inclusive and had paid all that money we'd just 'grin and bear' the food and eat it anyway, right? Nope, it was that bad we had to go out and use our spending money on getting something edible. Prepare yourself for this if you decide to stay here. THE POOL The pool itself was very nice but the lack of sun loungers was immediately apparent, so unless you were up at the crack of dawn (which we weren't) you'd be sitting in the bar area all day. The owner was also very trigger happy when it came to giving out fines, we had 3 rooms as there was 6 of us and 2 of the 3 rooms were handed fines throughout our stay. The fines mainly came from paint on bed sheets as we went to a paint party, (PAINT WHICH WASHES OUT OF CLOTHES) The bed sheets that did get paint on them were deemed unusable by the owner and my friends were demanded to pay 90 euros...90 EUROS?!?! For a duvet and pillow cover, it became obvious to us very quickly that they were trying to make money out of us by charging for unnecessary damages. One of my friends who was in bed ill was unfortunate enough to have the owner barge into his room and wake him by shouting all sorts of obscenities and telling him to "find another hotel" due to the paint issue. At one point we couldn't believe our luck, THEY HAD THE FOOTBALL ON THE LOBBY TV. A Polish family had requested to watch the Switzerland vs Poland game. This match was followed by one of the Wales games which we wanted to watch. So we watched the Poland game along with the Polish family who then left when it finished. As the Wales then kicked off the lady owner came over and switched it off and changed it to the Greek news. It was at this point it became apparent the owners had a personal vendetta against us. Anyway I could go on and on. I have never actually left a review for somewhere I have stayed but felt Hotel Pallas was that bad I had to warn other holiday goers. So, if you are a young adult and travelling with a group of friends DO NO STAY AT THIS HOTEL. We booked here as it was the cheapest all inclusive hotel we could find and as you can tell there is a reason for this. Unfortunately for Hotel Pallas we had been to Zante the year before and stayed in the Poseidon Beach Hotel so we had something to compare to. I CAN'T recommend Poseidon enough, stay there!! So my advice to you would be to pay that extra 50-100 Euros on going to a better hotel, you'll thank yourself later when you're enjoying your holiday in a nice hotel. DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE WE DID!!More
High security prison masquerading as friendly hotel
To cut a long story short, do not choose to stay at this hotel if you're aged between 18-25 and are staying with a group of friends. The owners are extremely unfriendly and hostile towards youngsters. Myself and five of my friends chose hotel Pallas in the hope that we would be treated as guests and respected well. However, the second we entered the hotel, we were greeted by a moody looking woman and her rather large husband. They made us feel as if we were under interrogation, rather than being checked in. The week we went, happened to be the week of the Euro 2016 football championship, and as we are a group of 18/19 year olds, we were obviously very interesting in watching it. However, the hotel owner refused to put it on and instead decided to show a Greek soap television show (despite two more groups of lads wanting to watch the football as well). Now on to the food - the food was a buffet, which we were excited about as it opens choice with regards to food and quantity. However, the food was the same EVERY SINGLE DAY and was also lukewarm at best. This meant that we often had to venture out onto the strip in order to cure our nourishment. The staff/owners - one things that stands out especially is this - we attended a paint party one night, and me being me after a few too many drinks, forgot to shower when I got back from the paint party. I woke up in the morning and there was minimal paint on the pillow cover and the duvet cover. I then received a letter from reception later that day saying that I owed â¬90 to cover the cost of a duvet sheet and a pillow sheet. Now unless these sheets are handcrafted in a galaxy far far away, I do not expect to spend around Â£80 on two single items. This ruined the trip for me and meant I had to borrow money unnecessarily of my friends to fund the rest of my trip. I could go on for days about how bad our experience was at hotel Pallas but I don't want to bore anyone. I will leave you on this though - if you are a young person aged between 18-25 and are thinking of visiting Zante with a group of mates - DO NOT STAY AT HOTEL PALLAS. You have been warned, it would keep me up at night knowing that anyone else my age would have the same experience that my friends and I had to endure for 7 whole days in this prison.More
I have read the reviews by the 2 teenagers and can I say in the defence of this beautiful family run hotel is that they may have been a little hostile but we have been twice now and yes it's a little off the beaten track none of Laganas night life touches this tranquil place and that is why you will mostly find couples and families it's not for the groups of teenagers that descend on Lagana there is a tiny pool and in 2016 while we were there they happened to be a group of lads that were unruly hogged the pool all afternoon only went out after the all inclusive finished already drunk and would come back at 5am shouting and generally making a mess some didn't even belong there but would be asleep on sun loungers unable to focus.I'm not a party pooper and been there and done it got the T shirt but it clearly states a family run hotel and while you are a guest in someone's home you should treat it with respect so please don't let the reviews put you off it's a beautiful tranquil hotel food is good and plentiful and the hosts are lovely people that welcome you and if you have been before if only the once like us welcome you back like family I would highly recommend this hotel for a relaxing restful holidayMore
Amazing Experience, book now! Fantastic value, family run.
What a fantastic experience, we were the first guests to arrive for the season, our family had a faultless time. This was our daughter's first holiday and was made so welcome giving us such a relaxing and fun time. Rooms very clean which were cleaned daily, the food has a great variety and is authentic. Great choice and plenty to go around. Pool area again cleaned daily and very relaxing and fun place to be. Bar and entertainment, a credit to Miltos the barman, very polite and friendly, how does he remember everyone's order! Really hardworking to make sure that everyone is happy although i feel he could do with a helping hand at peak times. Greek night is a must, fantastic entertainment!! All of the staff are so friendly and make the Pallas such a great experience, Family run who have the right attitude and so friendly and helpful, Dining staff again hardworking and always friendly, cleaners always happy and thorough with their work. Great location just far enough away from the strip but close enough for a five minute walk into town or for trips, etc. We will definitely be back and are looking to rebook hopefully again this year.More
Me and my boyfriend went the 2nd week in May. Booked Laganas as it is closest to all the boat trips etc. Wasn't really interested in visiting the "strip". Saw this hotel, saw it was a nice size and away from the main hub - booked all inclusive. Coach transfer from airport - about 20 mins..we stopped at 5 other hotels first and clung to each other hoping they weren't ours ( a lot of the hotels have pools out the front of the building on the main roads or the hotels were in the main area of lagana) we were the last 2 left on the coach wondering what we were letting ourselves in for. I was OVERJOYED when we pulled up outside the Pallas...its set in the most beautiful surroundings of Olive Trees..a lovely 10 min stroll to the main area..what the road, the Zakynthians take no prisoners when driving! Hotel - is spotlessly clean..set out in a courtyard fashion with the pool in the middle next to the pool bar..pool was a little chilly but we were 1st guests of the season so that was to be expected. Our room faced out towards the Olive groves, nice and cool on the balcony. Room was spotless, daily maid service. Staff - faultless. It is a family run hotel and you really get the feel of that. It's like being welcomed into their home. There are always cleaners about, Anna and Katherine the waitresses were polite and helpful...the owners warm and hospitable.. nothing too much trouble. Food - was incredible! The chef is VERY good! It's buffet style and there is literally something for everyone.. just remember, You're not in the UK, some of their produce and cooking styles differ to ours but that's what it's all about huh? The chefs fish and lamb and pork dishes were delicious!! There's even a traditional Greek sample / taster table if you want to try that. They grow their own tomatoes and olives and you can certainly taste the difference! Entertainment - Miltos the bar man and Mono the entertainment chap go out of their way to look after you and make sure you're having a good time... Miltos cocktail hour between 7-8pm was a favourite of mine. Both very lovely guys..happy, smiley, energetic and helpful. Overall Vibe - being a smaller hotel and how it was laid out have it a very relaxed and friendly feel, with all guests interacting with each other, having a drink together and joining in the nightly entertainment. We both thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Pallas and couldn't rate it high enough. We will definitely be backMore
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