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Rainbow Apartments

10 of 27 hotels in Kalamaki

4 out of 5 from 7 reviews
2 stars
On the Zante Town Road, Kalamaki, Greece

7 Reviews

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Review Overview

  • Cleanliness
  • Entertainment
  • Food
  • Service
  • Location
Brian Allen
7 years 8 months ago
really enjoyable holiday. the staff especially the owners nicos and athina were brilliant.nothing was to much trouble the food was excellent
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Travel operator: thomas cook

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G Scutt
9 years 7 months ago
Returned to this hotel for a second stay in two years what can i say about this place except from the moment you get there until you leave you could not expect for more from the two owners niko and athina.
Rooms clean, beautiful pool, good bar area with day time snacks, and an excellent taverna at night, no need to go anywhere else if you did not want to.
Ideal if you want a totally none energetic holiday with total relaxation. Rececnt addition of air conditioning at a small charge if on package holiday, now starting to introduce self bookings just need airlines to reduce fares a bit.
Small and friendly and certainly pleasent palce to stay we all enjoyed it and cant wait to go back again .
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Travel operator: manos

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Keiran Phelps
9 years 7 months ago
A family run hotel where nothing is a problem. The owners are just great and cant do enough for you.

Pool, bar, snack bar, Taverna, rooms, location, etc, We couldn.t fauly anything (apart from some really bad singers on Karaoke night!).

My family will return again to this great place.
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D Hollingsworth
12 years 5 months ago
Very clean Basic Apartments.

Food at poolside basic, but lovely Restaurant ran by father was cheap and very enjoyable.

Location was fine apart from main road of an evening.

Nicko's and Athena are the most helpful people going even taking two young lads to play and watch football at local pitch. You can really relax regardless of noise or people.

Most people at apartments had been there before or were intending to return as their experience was that good
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Brian
12 years 6 months ago
We were a party of 8 adults, ages ranging from 46 to 70 on a 2 week holiday.

Found the apartments to be small and basic, but we did not intend doing much cooking. They were cleaned on arrival and 5 other occasions, although should have been 6, cleaner seemed to miss us out on that particular day.

Food at the pool snack bar is good and cheap. The taverna attached to the apartments (run by Nicos' father and helped by Athina) is very good and reasonably priced.

The location of the apartments is on a very busy road, if you are heading back from the centre of Kalamaki, advise you to cross the road onto the apartment's side before you get to the supermarket opposite, as you can't see what's coming from around the bend.

Drivers don't seem to see pedestrians and don't slow down if they do, also there are no pavements, only a white line that is presumably where you are supposed to walk behind in a single file.

Apartments are in a quiet area (apart from the cockeral's and dogs who try to 'outdo' each other with their crowing and barking) but not too far from the beach or centre.

Nicos and Athina are a lovely young couple, they are hard working and they both try very hard to please their customers, Athina went out of her way to purchase a birthday cake for me and lovely it was too.

Nicos and his friend put on a disco one evening which was enjoyed by all, although no other entertainment was provided.

The pool and surrounding area was kept clean at all times. There were quite a few people from other apartments using our facilities but there was enough space for us all.

All members of our party enjoyed their stay at the Rainbow apartments and would certainly return.
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Andy Andy
12 years 7 months ago
Haven been to Kalamaki many times before, I knew what to expect from the resort, and was of the impression that all accomodation in Greece was of similar quality. How wrong I was...

The Rainbow apartments are situated on the left of the t-junction at the top of Kalamaki resort, on the road to Zante town. There are about 20 distinct apartments, sixteen in their own block, and a further four above the Rainbow restaurant. The apartments also have a bar, a pool, a volleyball "area", a table tennis table, and a pool table. Everything in the public area is of acceptable quality, although nothing acceptable.

The bar area sells the usual beers (Amstel, Mythos, Heineken etc), a selection of cocktails, alcopops and soft drinks. These are of a reasonable price, a 500ml beer costs Euros. The pool table is expensive at 1.50 Euros, whilst the table tennis etc is free.

However, my biggest gripe with these apartments was with the accomodation itself. I'll list this for easy reading:

- The apartments are set in what appears to be a quasi farm. In practice this means that you have a number of cockerels crowing constantly from 03:00 to 20:00. This means to get any sort of sleep, you have to close your balcony doors, which in turn means you roast because of the lack of air-con. I was at crisis point a few nights over my fortnight because of these animals and I seriously contemplaed wringing a few necks because of it. I did not pay to stay on a farm, far less pay for sleep deprivation torture.

- The design of the apartments mean that if one of the other residents door is opened, everyone elses door slams shut. This presents itself in the early mornings when people are getting up early etc and waking everyone else up due to slamming doors. It actually got so bad, that I made a point of slamming our door really loudly to make a point (we had tried to keep our slamming to a minimum up until that point, unlike some of the other residents). I then got a bit of a telling off by the bar guy...

- The rooms themselves were very basic, which you expect in Greece, but the toilet in our room was pretty smelly, and did not flush well. The bathroom itself was also pretty poor, and I never felt totally clean for the duration of the holiday. Not nice.

- The pool was of fair quality and cleanliness, but I hardly got the chance to use it, as there were a number of turtle conservationists who used the facilities who did not stay there. This meant that actually getting peace to swim was impossible due to the number of people and their stupid pool toys being everywhere. Also they appeared to take umbrage with you if you actually had the audacity to swim as they were usually playing some childish game. Added to the fact that they never shut up and this made it constantly noisy, as well as the fact they took up all the sun loungers. A good time was not had by all.

Apart from this, the apartments were ok. The staff were fairly helpful, and I guess that apart from the toilet, it was clean enough. But the serious lack of sleep and the permitted ignorant freeloaders were enough for me to say-DO NOT CHOOSE TO STAY HERE.
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Alan&Sandra
12 years 7 months ago
We stayed at the Rainbow in Kalamaki,this was our second visit and we would return without any hesitation.

The rooms were very clean and were cleaned regulaly.Hotel food was very good and reasonable in price,located on a main road you just have to be careful when out in the dark.

Hotel staff were very welcoming and very helpful with anything you asked ,they show films most nights and we had a pool party which was enjoyed by all, as I said at the beginning we would be very happy to visit these apartments again.
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