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by Santorini Dave • Updated: July 6, 2021
The 11 Best Hotels for Families in Zakynthos, Greece
1. Exotica Hotel & Spa
Modern, clean, 4-Star, all inclusive resort offering spotless ground floor suites (family of 4) with an outdoor jacuzzi, large balconies (pool/garden views) and tea & coffee making facilities. Has gardens, a lovely large pool with sun beds, a kid’s pool, pool bar, lobby bar, spa, beauty salon, wellness center and buffet restaurant. Set in a quiet area, with a good beach, a 5 minute walk away, the hotel is a short transfer from the airport (3 km). Offers entertainment a couple of nights a week (karaoke night, Greek night), activities like aqua aerobics, dancing classes (and turtle spotting in the area). Facilities include bbq facilities, tennis, basketball and more. Hotel Phone: Summer +30 26950 49052, Winter +30 26950 27056.
2. Al Mare Hotel
Modern, beachfront hotel offering bright sea view triple deluxe rooms (up to 4 people) and ground floor suites (up to 5 people). Sea view rooms have balconies with sweeping sea views, sofabeds and refrigerators, while the larger suites feature balconies with garden views. Has a complimentary breakfast buffet and parking, free airport transfer (on request), 2 pools (including a kids’ pool), playground, private beach, restaurant and bars. Short walk to a supermarket, restaurants, shops & bars. Hotel Phone: +30 26950 25751.
3. Callinica Hotel
Good value for money, budget hotel offering basic, spotless studios and apartments (families of 4) with balconies that’s a 10 minute walk away from the beach. It’s located in a quiet location, right across the road from the Tsilivi water park (offers a discounted price post 2 pm). Has a pool with a kid’s section, a snack bar, free parking, entertainment and a pool table. The Planos/Tsilivi center with its nightlife, restaurants, clubs and bars is around a 10-15 minute walk away. Hotel Phone: +30 26950 45114.
4. Mabely Grand Hotel
Lovely, quiet hotel offering well-appointed family suites and executive suites (up to 4 people) with large balconies offering panoramic Ionian sea views and living areas. The hotel’s ten executive suites have their own private pools with sunbeds and it also has one presidential suite (up to 5 people). Facilities include a shuttle bus service to nearby beaches, buffet breakfast, 4 dining options including bars, 2 outdoor unheated swimming pools, evening entertainment, a playground, football, basketball, tennis courts, games room, a library and a private chapel. Do note that this hotel is set in a remote location, with not much in the local vicinity, so it’s recommended to rent a car to get around or you’ll end up paying hefty taxi fares. (Wifi can also be spotty). Within driving distance – Shipwreck beach (15 km), airport (29 km), town (30 km). Hotel Phone: +30 26950 41302.
5. Hotel Varres
Set in a quiet area of the island on top of a hill, this hotel offers contemporary, generous-sized family rooms (up to 4 people) with private balconies and sweeping views. Facilities include a pool snack bar, a restaurant, an outdoor playground, pool, a kid’s pool, table tennis and more. While the town with its shops, tavernas, bars, and bakeries is 2 km away (20 minute walk, getting back to the hotel involves walking uphill along nonexistent sidewalks). Rent a car as public transportation is rare. The beach is a short drive away. Hotel Phone: +30 26950 48931.
Cute, family-run, beachfront hotel offering very bright, beach-themed family rooms (up to 4 people), spread out over 2 floors, with 2 bathrooms, sofa beds and balconies. Offers a private beach, breakfast buffet, free parking, an outdoor, mineral water swimming pool, restaurant, bar and a half-board option. Great location that’s a 3 minute walk away from the village center with shops, restaurants and more. The airport is 10 km away. Hotel Phone: +30 26950 49028.
7. Vanessa Hotel
3-star hotel offering huge, clean 2-room apartments (up to 5 people), within a 10 minute walk away from the Kalamaki beach, with small kitchenettes (electric rings) and balconies. Has a garden, swimming pool, kid’s pool and an outdoor restaurant bar. Good location with many shops, restaurants, bars and clubs nearby. Hotel is 3 km from the airport and 5 km from Zakynthos town. Hotel Phone: +30 26950 26713.
8. Lesante Classic
Offering spotless rooms, this modern, 5-star hotel has sophisticated Deluxe Family Rooms and Grand Suites (with private outdoor jacuzzis and sleeps family of 5) with spacious balconies. Family rooms consist of 2 rooms with a connecting door and have garden or pool views. The Suites are larger and have a living room, a dining area, an outdoor jacuzzi, ipod/iphone docking stations, a Nespresso coffee machine and sweeping sea views. Has 2 restaurants, 2 bars, spa (with an indoor heated pool, sauna, hamam, adventure shower), 2 outdoor (cold water) swimming pools, a kid’s pool and a play room. Tsivili beach is a short walk away. Hotel Phone: (+30)26950 41330.
9. Anetis Hotel
Family-run, 12-room beachfront hotel, offering affordable, comfortable rooms (up to 4 people) with stunning sea views and balconies. Offers complimentary airport pick & drop off (15 minute transfer), an on-site beach bar, free sunbeds in the garden, a playground and restaurant. Good location close to Zakynthos town (4 km). Hotel is a 3 minute walk away from many restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Beach is clean, sandy, with shallow waters and is ideal for kids to play. Has no pool and no lift, so be prepared for stairs. Hotel Phone: +30 2695 028899.
10. Zakynthos Villas
This stunning hillside property offers exquisite, beautifully-designed, luxury villas (up to 10 people), each with their own character and stunning, colorful interiors, handcrafted furniture, full kitchens (dishwashers), washing machines, balconies with sea views, private jet-stream swimming pools & gardens. Depending on the villa type, the villas can be 3-floor houses, with 3-bedrooms & 2-kitchens or 2-floor houses with playroom-gym. Facilities include hammocks, sun beds, private parking, wii consoles, outdoor stone barbecue, services include homemade food (paid) delivered. The airport is 10 km away. Hotel Phone: +30 2695 036028.
11. Plaza Hotel Zakynthos
Set within 10 minutes walking distance of Zakynthos Town, this hotel is across the road from a public beach and offers smallish, comfortable family rooms (up to 4 people) with balconies and sea views. Plenty of restaurants, shops and entertainment in the town center. Kids under 12 can stay free of charge (in the same room as parents). Hotel Phone: +30 26950 45059.
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