A beachfront location and a neighbouring waterpark – the Eleon Grand Resort & Spa Hotel has a lot to brag about.
With an olive grove on one side, the Ionian Sea on the other, and a waterpark right next door, the Eleon Grand Resort & Spa has a top spot. Plus, if you fancy exploring, Tsilivi is 5 minutes away by taxi.
The hotel has got facilities to shout about. It’s got multi-level pools, a splash park, and an international restaurant, not to mention a beachfront setting.
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Buffet meals. Show cooking. Theme nights. Snacks. Afternoon tea. Ice-cream.
Local alcoholic beverages and soft drinks including beer, wine, ouzo, tsipouro, brandy, juices, tea and coffee.
All are included except where indicated.
This pool comes with sea views. In the evening, the water turns pink thanks to special lighting embedded in the pool's wall.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can choose to enjoy indoors, or al fresco with views looking out over the ocean. There's also an open kitchen, themed nights, as well as show cooking stations where you can watch dishes being prepared right in front of you.
Playing lively music with staff preparing freshly made cocktails Drinks are part of your All Inclusive package until 11pm.
Stayed as a couple in July 2016. Short coach transfer from airport to hotel, around 25 mins. We stayed in Room 407 which had a garden view and was on the lower floor of the two story building. Could often hear loud noises from upstairs and outside in corridor from our particularly noisy neighbours. The room was clean and spacious with a huge comfy bed. Clean towels, tea, coffee and toiletries were all provided and replenished when needed. Also included air con, hairdryer and a safe for valuables. However, depending on room allocation, many rooms over looked the main stage and bar, although this got shut down at 11. Restaurant and bar staff are a credit to this hotel. They are all warm and friendly and cannot do enough for all guests, offering drinks and clearing tables promptly and always making conversation. Beautiful views all round, with clean pool area and beach. Although it is a shingle beach, there is sand and sea is lovely to swim in. In regards to the sun bed situation, the sun beds around the pool do get taken very quickly but there are plenty of sunbeds in garden areas which are close to the pool. Enjoyable food, plenty of choice. Always hot and cold options, fresh fruit and salad and snacks provided at the pool bar when the restaurant was closed. Plenty of cocktails, alcohol, soft drinks and beers in all inclusive. Hotel is in a good location, peaceful and by the sea, with Tsilivi a 5 min taxi away should you need shops, restaurants and bars. Main building is spotless with plenty of areas to sit and have a drink. Didn't participate in hotel entertainment or activities, but always seemed to be plenty going on for kids and adults in daytime, including water polo and face painting for children. Loved the guitar and trumpet on the beach one night. Zante Town is definitely worth a visit costing 15 euros each way. During our stay, both me and my partner were very unwell for a few days. In all other hotels we have stayed in previously, they provided basic information on local facilities and services. However, there was no information on nearest pharmacy, doctor or other places near by. When I asked reception where the nearest pharmacy was I was told Tsilivi but it was more than likely closed. I asked whether the receptionist would be able to find out the opening times (in case we needed find another pharmacy, save paying for the taxi fee there to find it shut) and she said to leave it with her, took my room number and said she would call when she found out. However, we did not receive a call. As a hotel, I feel that they hold a duty of care, particularly when guests are unfamiliar with the area. One evening we had no electricity in our room so we went down to reception to report the problem and were told to go back to our room where maintenance would see to it. We waited 45 mins until we went back to reception for an update- still nothing. We went to reception for a third time when we believe the message was finally passed to maintenance who sorted it straight away. As well as this, we were often disturbed by the cleaners. Despite the do not disturb sign on the door, they let themselves in anyway. We arrived at the hotel after 10pm when dinner had finished. It would have been helpful to be told where we could get food upon arrival. After asking at reception they incorrectly told us a bar who eventually pointed us in the right direction. Overall, I would say this hotel is more of a 4 star. Whilst there is definite room for improvement in certain areas, the positives of this hotel outweigh the negatives. We had an enjoyable week with beautiful weather.More
We had a really relaxing break here. The hotel was very clean and spacious and the staff were really nice. The room was separate from the main block near the entertainment stage, so if you want early nights then it's a little noisy, but we did have a lovely view from our balcony. There seemed to be a good amount of sunbeds for guests as we managed to get one each time, but sometimes had to settle for beds a little way away from the pool/beach. It's frustrating that people get up so early to nab a sunbed! But we used to wait until the afternoon for them to leave and "upgrade" ourselves. Though I must point out that all the sun beds are less than 50m from the pool, so not far at all. The food was lovely - there was always something I liked even though I am very fussy. They had a special table for kids as well. Each night had a different theme, so that kept things different. One thing to note that caught us out - they prefer formal dress for dinner. We didn't realise, so we didn't bring appropriate clothes. The sea was lovely. There isn't much of a beach, but it is worth a swim in the sea. The water is crystal clear and there are some fish by the rocks. Just be careful walking out - there are a few rock-free pathways out. Tragaki is a great area if you want to be a bit isolated. The main town is a little walk away and doesn't contain much - we only drove through. Tsilivi is the next resort over and has more shops and beaches if you want to visit, but you'll probably need a taxi ride to get there and back. One thing that I wanted to suggest to the hotel - please can you produce a map of which bar is which and where the facilities are? We found it quite hard to find somethings - maybe it was just us?! Otherwise, we had a great week relaxing and would definitely visit again!More
Claire C, 1211835
I've just returned from a week at the Eleon Grand where I stayed with my partner, my daughter and her partner and their 2 small children. The hotel is situated in a lovely location, right on the beach. There is a stoney area but also a little alcove that's sandy and shallow so the kids loved watching the fish and collecting shells. The pools are on several levels giving gorgeous views, but they're a bit tired and could do with a refurb. A lot of tiles are missing or broken and the edges are grubby and dirty. The grounds are well kept and very pretty and the facilities are clean and modern. I have a few gripes that may not bother others but did impact on our stay. The only playground is closed most of the day and kids can only use it for an hour a day when 'kids club' is open. I use inverted commas because the hotel doesn't really have a kids club in the usual sense. The park opens and there's a member of staff there but that's the extent of it. The slides are good entertainment though, so maybe it doesn't matter for older kids. Also, there is a well equipped gym but its downstairs in the basement area and the air con is either non existent or very poor, making it unbearable to work out. Finally, a very picky issue, the bathroom sinks are trendy, but very tiny so it's impossible to rinse out swim wear or even wash your face, without almost flooding the bathroom! The staff are all friendly and helpful, the food is reasonable and we had a good week. More
Loretta R, 504224
Zakhyntos is a small green island with a lot of beatiful places to visit. The hotel Atlantica has good standard, very friendly staff, good space for the guests and a lots of activities for children. Great vacation for one week. I recommend trips on the island - the nature is amazing. We had the pleasure of meeting wild dolphins and turtles - a real treat! Next step for Atlantica is to have som quiet areas for guest who prefer no music.More
Stayed as a couple for one week beginning of July Upon arrival we were offered a cold drink and promptly checked in, taken by golf buggy to our room which really wasn't too far from the main building. We had a fruit basket and a bottle of wine dropped off to the room, nice touch! we were in room 618 near to the olivia bar. The room was lovely, air con a god send, bed massive and so comfy, had a couple of minor issues in room which were immediately rectified, the TV was broken but was replaced within an hour, The hotel is quite secluded but I really like that and a short walk up the road takes you to a couple of supermarkets and a taverna. A 5 minute taxi ride takes you to Tsillivi for 7 EUR with plenty of the usual shops and restaurants. We went there and into Zante which was 15 EUR and much nicer shops and Tavernas. The hotel has everything you could want and all inclusive really means all inclusive, pool towels, air con, safe, wi-fi and so many drinks included and decent snacks between meals. Food was ok plenty of choice, a bit repetitive but always something, breakfast was the best meal of the day. Some of the meat was under cooked so always check! We always found sun loungers where we wanted them (between the beach and the pool on the grass verge) except for our last full day but our fault we woke up late, we managed to get some round the pool instead. Yes there is a problem with reserving beds and the lifeguard did take towels off the beds around the pool and had to take the abuse when people came back 2 or 3 hours later, we found this quite amusing, people really think its OK to stick a towel down and go out on day trips and expect them to still be there on return. Anyway there are loads of loungers and plenty of space so not really a problem. The staff were so lovely, always coming round collecting rubbish/empties and getting drinks for you always with a smile. The maids/cleaners work tirelessly, every time i used the pool toilets the floors had just been mopped and always clean (except on Sunday when apparently the gents toilet was appalling) Rooms cleaned daily, towels changed, tea, coffee and toiletries replenished when needed. If you want a meal out of the complex head to the beach and follow the path on the left as you look at the sea, this takes you to a lovely taverna with amazing views, lovely food and a nice relaxed atmosphere and very reasonably priced too. We went to the farewell meeting where you can let them know how your holiday has been and what you would like to see improved if anything so everything in this review was relayed to Sofia and I also mentioned that I think there should be more toilets in the outside area because if you are sitting in the olive grove it is a fair walk to the nearest toilet which meant children were using the bushes, the toilets inside the hotel are down quite a few steps. If you have an apartment with a private pool, you are away from everything which means you cant make full use of the all inclusive drinks & snacks, I think the olivia bar should be open during the day for those staying in that area. The beach area is lovely, yes it is rocky but if you go out in the sea a bit further it is all sandy underfoot and its crystal clear, beware of the sea urchins on the rocks! particularly in the shallow area in front of the olive grove. I didn't really rate the hotel entertainment team, they seemed to do a couple of things in the morning then a show some evenings, it didn't seem well organised or well advertised and I saw the Thomson reps to do more to entertain the kids. All in all we loved this place and will definitely return!More
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