Zakynthos island has many areas where you can stay and enjoy different things. The main area, and capital of the island is Zante town, where we spent four days during our trip around this island. During our stay in Zante, we lived in the Diana Hotel and so here is a non-biased review of this hotel. I hope it will help you to understand better if this place is worth your money.
Diana hotel is located in the center of the tourist area in Zante Town. It is just a few minutes from the town beach and right next to all the best restaurants and cute shops in Zante.
To get to Diana Hotel from the airport is quite easy. To take a taxi will cost you about €13, and if you are travelling with a family or friends, it is totally worth it.
Check-in at Diana hotel took about 5 minutes. We just filled a short form about ourselves and received all the information we needed. The receptionist was a really friendly and pleasant person that made us feel very welcomed.
Diana Hotel has a quite big and cozy lounge area at the reception. There is also a nice rooftop with a bar/restaurant area and a small pool. Well, the pool is actually decent and more importantly – a great view of Zante city and Zakynthos port. It is a nice place to cool down on a hot summer’s day and it was the reason why we chose to stay in Diana hotel in the first place.
The only problem in my opinion, is just how limited the space is next to the pool. There are no sunbeds and umbrellas where you can lay down and get a suntan. Next to the pool you can find a wooden bench and just two beach chairs, that is about it. There are of course bar seatings that you can use, but once again you cannot just lay down there and relax.
We got a Standard Room in Diana Hotel, which cost us $60 a night during the season. For Greece in July it really is not that expensive. After our hotel in Istanbul, I was expecting a tiny, not pleasant room. However, the room was quite spacious with everything necessary and nothing was broken.
Our Standard room had two twin beds pushed together in the middle of the room. By the wall was another twin bed that played the role of a couch. And although we had soft pillows and a nice comforter, we still slept badly due to the hardness of the mattresses.
Other than beds, the room had two side tables, a fridge, a small TV, an electric kettle, a wardrobe built into a wall and a vanity. A small balcony with a table and two chairs was a nice addition to the room. Every day we ended the day on that balcony, having a glass (bottle) of local Greek wine.
The bathroom in our room wasn’t as spacious as one might want, but we had everything we needed. The shower cabinet, however small it was, didn’t leak and there was a good water pressure.
What really surprised me was how soft the towels were. Usually towels in Europe are quite rough and not pleasant for the skin.
Diana Hotel has an included breakfast for two. They serve breakfast in a cute half-floor area, right above the reception desk. The breakfast buffet had a good selection of food with your basic eggs and breakfast meats as well as fruits, some sweet things like cakes, pies, croissants, and more. Another good thing about the breakfast in Diana hotel is that every day there is a rotation of choices.
Price: $60/night per Standard room
Air-Conditioned Rooms: Yes
Breakfast Included: Yes
Pool On-Site: Yes
Maid Service: Yes
Recommended To Stay Here: Yes.
Disclaimer: Jet Set Together was not paid for a stay at the Diana Hotel in Zakynthos town (Greece), and did not accept any payment for a good review. The words expressed in this article are my honest opinion.