The Ionis Art mixes style and location. You’ve got the strip on the doorstep and the beach 2 minutes’ walk away, while the hotel lines up art-filled interiors and themed bedrooms.
This place is right on Laganas’ strip, so you’ve got bars and clubs just steps away. The beach is only 2 minutes’ stroll away, too. And in a nod to the name, the hotel’s crammed with Greek and modern art.
Stylish bedrooms are done up in different themes, with extras like leopard-print linens and Chinese mirrors. They have iPod docks for in-room music, plus soundproofed windows so everything’s nice and peaceful.
Based on 217 reviews
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One long summer party
- Lively atmospheres
- Top clubland destinations
- Fun-loving reps
- Great deals for groups
- Hotels for party people
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With sunbeds and parasols.
The breakfast room is open until 10am as part of your Bed and Breakfast package,
Kentucky Colonels' Chicken and Pizza Hub*
You'll receive discount vouchers on arrival.
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Great value, friendly, surprisingly appropriate for a non-partying couple too!
Me and my partner visited Zante last September for one week. It was our first abroad holiday together and we were looking for something relatively cheap, somewhere hot and not too lively. We booked through Thomson and thought it would be the end of the party season in mid-sept - we were so wrong! This hotel is on the strip, almost right on the beach and we were concerned that it would be too noisey. But don't let this put you off if partying every night isn't for you! I am such a light sleeper, but with a pair of ear plugs I slept fine. We had a balcony overlooking the strip and spent most evenings people-watching! The hotel itself is very modern, the decor is lovely for what you pay and it is very clean. The art installations are pretty cool and make the walk to the rooms interesting! The rooms are very nice and very clean. You can't flush toilet roll etc. in the toilet so you have to remember to put it in the (lidded!) bin provided - a bit weird to get used to but bin was emptied every day so was not an issue. You pay for air con (we chose not to) and the rooms get quite hot. We tried to leave the doors open during the day but the maids shut them The swimming pool was clean and there was always enough loungers to go around. The bar near the pool served bar snacks which we're nice and weren't too expensive, coke was â¬1 for a glass bottle. The only thing expensive was the water, however we went to the shop across the road and bulk bought bottles of the same make water for a lot cheaper and just brought them down from our room :) On arrival our reps said we could meet in the bar for a free shot and to talk about what activities we could do - we advised we were here for sun and chilling rather than going out every night and they were lovely, not forceful and frequently chatted with us at the bar or by the pool throughout our stay. The rest of the staff were lovely too, friendly, helpful and professional - they all spoke great English and appreciated out limited attempt at speaking Greek! At the front of the hotel was a KFC and there is so many similar fast food places open throughout the day and into the night - still cheap prices as in the UK. We ate out every night and I really recommend walking around to get a feel for the menus and the deals that will be on. There are staff stood outside most restaurants trying to convince you to go in, it's nice to talk, but we found that saying we'd already eaten helped make for a smooth getaway! The best place by far that we found was 'Bon Appetit' - we paid â¬10 for a starter, main and 4 alcoholic drinks! Such good value and really nice food too. The staff were lovely and we enjoyed it so much we went there every night for food after! The beach was a 2 minute walk from our hotel and was ok but very narrow, lovely for a stroll but we just used the pool for sunbathing. We booked from one of the street stalls to go on a cruise around the island (not a booze cruise!) and to visit turtle bay via being picked up at the bus stop opposite the hotel. It was lovely but I'd try to get on the boat first so you can get a decent lounger. Bring plenty of sun cream as it's not shaded on the top deck! We stopped off to swim in the sea and in the coves and it was lovely. Went past a beach full of rare turtles (you can't get too close so we didn't actually see any). Tried to cruise around the whole island but the sea was too choppy so we turned back but we were still out for the same amount of time. One day we visited Laganas beach again via bus. Now the buses here do not run on schedule - I'd advise to get there 10mins early and be prepared to wait for about 20mins after it's due - it will turn up but you'll have to wait! It was a lovely beach, tiny fish in the water (really tiny) and a gorgeous chapel atop a hill. Lots of water sports if you fancy it and the cafe/bar was pretty good too. The one thing I would check before booking is whether the return trip is included - we didn't realise that ours was only included if you rent a sun lounger at an extortionate price. We just lay on our towels at the beach and very luckily met and got chatting to a very interesting ex scuba instructor who was a regular and got us onto the bus without paying. Overall had a lovely holiday, better than expected and would recommend both the hotel and Zante highly.More
Amazing holiday! Worth every penny!
Myself and my two friends stayed at Ionis Art hotel for two weeks from 18th July- 1st August and it was honestly the best holiday we have all had! We had already been to Zante last year but stayed in a different hotel so was hoping it'd be good and it certainly didn't disappoint! When you get to the hotel the staff are very friendly and welcoming. On arrival you have to pay a breakage deposit of Â£30 and can also chose to purchase the fridge, safe and air con for your duration. Air con is definitely a must!! We chose to get all three for the two weeks we were there which cost us 140 in total which was just under Â£50 each for two weeks which was a fair price. We also had to do this at the hotel we stayed in last year so we did expect this! The room we had was spacious and very clean and had a proper bath and shower in which in a lot of hotels you get the basics so we was pleasantly suprised as to how nice it was. You also get a tv and docking station in your room for no extra cost which is great when getting ready for your nights out in the evening or just chilling! Obviously being a 2wentys hotel most guests would often have their music playing and loudly too which always made a good vibe! A lot of people on here seem to have moaned about the noise but we can honestly say you cannot hear the strip from your rooms the only noise you do hear comes from the rooms around you but being in Zante thats just normal! The pool area was great and always had a fun vibe with music playing all day and into the evening. The pool was also open until 10pm which was great too! The bar staff Minnie and Zak were great too, always happy and smiling and honestly couldnt have wished for nicer people! It was horrible having to say bye to them on the last day...they really help to make your holiday! Our reps Tom and Emma were great too and always up for a laugh! The night staff were great too and always welcoming and pleasant! The strip was literally outside the hotel which was so ideal and everything you needed was literally right at your doorstep! I would definitely recommend the paint and foam parties to anyone going! Having been there before we knew what the events were going to be and also knew that sometimes the best nights are when you just go out on your own accord! Personally wouldnt recommend the full moon party as its over rated and even one of the reps agreed with us on that one! We also met others from our hotel who didn't think the full moon party was all that either! Bit of advice would be to have an early flight going into Zante and a lunch time flight going back home as this saved a lot of waiting around! We met one group whilst on holiday whose flight home was early, being picked up by coach at 3am but they were expected to leave their hotel room by 9am. Instead they paid the extra to keep their room until 7pm but there was then still waiting around for their coach for 8hours! All in all the three of us literally had the best holiday ever and thats with thanks to everyone at the Ionis Art Hotel-staff and other guests! We would definitely recommend the hotel and we are already thinking of booking to go back there next year even though we have only been home a week! More
meglc123, Oxford, United Kingdom
The hotel left me with mixed feelings. For starters this hotel is not 4 stars as suggested by the hotel itself. The rooms are specious and well maintained and clean. Overall it would be a very nice place to stay in Laganas but... yes but.. you have to pay extra for everything. Fridge, AC, safebox cost 70 euro (It's Greece for God's sake how can you stand the heat without that) Internet is charged 4 euro for 2 hours or 8 euros for 48 hours. The biggest let down was the check out time which is 9 am!!!! If you want to extend to 7 pm you have to pay 15 euro pp. Now the sleep quality..there would be no quality if we did not take ear plugs with us. I know its Laganas full of young people looking for good fun but the hotel staff does not let them know that shouting, banging doors is not accepted.More
Remington2014, Dublin, Ireland
The best hotel I have ever stayed at because the staff are top classð
My holiday in Zante is one I will never forget, it has to be one of the best locations in Europe to visit.If you are looking for a holiday location in which you can party and sample the local culture then Zante is the place for you.I would highly recommend the Ionis Art Hotel not because of its location on the strip but because of the people that make it the best place to stay in Zante, they go above and beyond to ensure your stay at the Ionis is one you will enjoy and remember, the hotel itself is spotless and it's rating should be a five star based on its staff, the bar staff Minnie and Zac are the most down to earth characters you will ever meet and advise you on the best trips and clubs to visit in Zante, Graham and Cathrina greet you every morning with a smile on the desk and ensure any inquiries or worries you may have are delt it straight away.Nikos and Andonas are two legends, they ensure your safety at all times and can have the craic at the same time, I can't thank them enough for their advice throughout my stay. The staff represent the management so well, Lady Caroline is the manageress and what can I say, she has to be one of the nicest ladies you can ever meet, she takes pride in her hotel and wants her guests to be safe at all times.Her kindness didn't go unnoticed and I would highly recommend this hotel to any body who wants to visit Zante in the future.To have a top class hotel on the strip is ideal, and that's what the Ionis offers!! Thanks a million for a memorable stay,one which I never forgetð Ger from Ireland!! More
Stayed here for a week with a friend but this was not my first time at this hotel. The hotel itself is set right on the strip so perfect for a clubbing holiday! The rooms are clean and spacious, the food is lovely and the staff are welcoming- especially the security guards Nickos and Adonis. They made us feel very safe which is important for two young girls! All in all amazing holiday!!More
Graceeameliaa, London, United Kingdom
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