Been all over Greece over the years and got to say the Garden Village is 1 of my favourite places to stay.Carol,the owner makes you feel part of the family and is happy to help you with anything.her staff are very pleasant to.
This is the 3rd year running I’ll be staying at the Garden Village and no doubt it want be the last.can’t wait to return.
Linda & Michael
Zakynthos, like other Greek islands, always looks unfinished … and then there’s Garden Village; a true flower of Levante. As you step through the gates from that dusty road it’s like stepping into paradise – truly. Behind those gates lies, first and foremost, a wonderful welcome from Carol and her staff but then all the qualities you’d wish from a holiday – clean and well-presented accommodation, beautiful gardens, a friendly atmosphere, stunning buildings – lovingly designed and built by Carol’s husband – and unrivalled customer service that a 5* hotel would find hard to match.
I’m fussy, and there’s not much I won’t find fault with on a holiday or in a Hotel. I could find no fault with Garden Village which is why we’ve returned time after time. The accommodation is modern and shaded by the gardens – almost private. The resort of Kalamaki is a few minutes walk away but it feels like you’re secluded. Carol’s attention to detail is second to none; she makes every guest feel important and cared for. We wouldn’t stay anywhere else.
We stayed here for 2 wks in Oct and had a fantastic time, the place is relaxing, comfortable and just of the main track, so if its peace and quiet you are looking for this is the place.
This has got to be the best self catering Apartments we have stayed at they are more than fully equipped, Microwave, Toaster, Kettle, Fridge, Halogen Hob top (must be a 1st) and everything else you’ll ever need, beds are comfy too.
Bathroom is very modern with a proper shower cubicle and not a curtain like some.
Carol the owner is great she only has one speed fast and nothing is too much trouble, she has a great team Justin, Victor and all the other members work just as hard. Steak nights are not to be missed. I wish we could take the Village with us on our next trip to a Greek island. what more can I say “Don’t miss out”
My family and I are returning to garden village for our third holiday there in June. We know we are getting the best! Accomodation, hospitality, a very beautifull place peacefull and relaxing, the appartments and studios are lovely. Carol an the staff welcome you and nothing is too much trouble. Garden village is a 10 out of 10 everytime!
We have been visiting the Garden Village for the past eight years and can’t imagine spending our summer break anywhere else. Carol, her family and staff can’t do enough for you and within hours of arriving you will be very relaxed and feel very much a part of things. The apartments and studios are beautifully furnished, an excellent size and have all the facilities you need should you wish to self cater, however, there are plenty of good restaurants close by if you prefer to eat out. (Try Zepos or Michaelos, very good). But if you’re looking for excellent home cooked food you can’t go far wrong than eating by the bar in the Garden Village, Carol and her staff prepare some wonderful dishes and for the chance to sample from their Greek mezze then a reservation at the weekly barbeque is a must. This is a great night, excellent food and wine with a little Greek dancing thrown in, it’s a great way to meet the other guests. (Cameras at the ready!)The Garden Village is a lovely intimate accommodation and over the years we have made some fabulous friends, many of who we see year after year as they can’t stay away either. We can’t recommend the Garden Village enough and can’t wait to get back there this August.
I have been going to Garden Village now for ten years.After the really warm welcome, friendly staff and great accommodation, the thing that really struck me was the amount of repeat clients. Infact the first time I went in September 2001 most people already new each other. We had a wonderful time and have gone on to have many, many happy times and wonderful memories of Garden Village. In terms of a resort, we wanted somewhere quiet, as our family were then quiet young and we found that Crystal Beach was never crowded. We have toured the island by car and done every excursion, including the 2 day trip to Athens, excellent value for money and the one day trips to Kefalonia and Olympia. However the real gem in Garden Village’s crown is Carol, the owner. Garden Village reflects everything about her, It is welcoming and friendly, Greece at it’s very best.
“Garden Village is a home to home! Everything was provided for – catered for if you ask! Carol is a wonderful person – nothing is too much trouble. She even lend us beach umbrellas to borrow on our beach trip, alongside some buckets and spades for the kids! Pool toys kept the kids occupied for hours. Definitely a 5 star service! And would recommend this place to anyone.”
Nicky & Nigel Bayliss
Dear Carol and Staff, We wanted to say a HUGE thank you . We have had the most wonderful holiday at ‘The Garden Village’. It ticked ALL the boxes and more . We had amazing accomodation that was so comfortable and so clean , in fact the best holiday accomodation we have ever stayed in .The site is wonderful, lovely pool and great bar with lovley food ( and the fruit cocktails are to die for!!). We were made to feel very welcome and have had the best time , had a complete rest and have recharged ourselves. It is sad to be leaving . We will definitely recommend this as a great holiday destination , Carol and her staff work very hard to provide you with all you would wish for a comfortable & relaxing time . It was a complete pleasure to stay here and we can’t wait to go back again, we cant praise it highly enough.
June & Dave
We first visited the Garden Village in 1998. At that time it was by far the best holiday complex we had come across in our many visits to Greece. Since then we have been every year, sometimes twice, and during that time many improvements have been made to make it even better. The kitchens and shower rooms have recently been modernised to a high standard and air conditioning installed. The rooms are very spacious and more than adequately furnished. Each room has a good sized veranda overlooking the well maintained garden area or the pool.Carol, the proprietor, is most welcoming and cannot do too much for the guests. She seems to know everyone’s first name almost before they arrive. Should anyone unfortunately fall sick or need assistance you can be sure that Carol will arrange everything and if necessary give lifts as may be required. Nothing is too much trouble.Behind the poolside bar is Justine who is equally keen to provide a good service. A good cook, Justine provides meals and snacks throughout the day. The bar is where the weekly BBQ or T-bone steak nights are held. These are evenings with good food and are well worth the money.The rooms are kept spotless by the dedicated cleaners most having worked there for many years. The rooms are cleaned daily with sheets being changed twice a week.We are looking forward to our visits this year as are our daughter and family who have also been there on two previous occasions.The Garden Village cannot be faulted.
FROM THE TIME WE ARRIVED AT GARDEN VILLAGE WE WERE TREATED LIKE WE WERE THE ONLY GUEST BY CAROL AND HER STAFF.EVERYDAY WAS AN EVENT IN ITSELF. EVEN THE WEDDING OF ONE OF THE GUEST INSPIRED US TO GO TO THE BROADWAY SHOW MAMA MIA WHEN WE RETURNED TO LONDON.AS AN AMERICAN, MARRIED TO AN ENGLISHMAN, THE VISIT WAS WELL WORTH THE DISTANCE I TRAVELED. EVERYONE WAS SO FRIENDLY AND SOME OF THEM WE STILL KEEP IN TOUCH WITH. SOMEDAY WE WILL REURN TO GARDEN VILLAGE FOR ANOTHER WEEK OF BEAUTY, FRIENDS, AND REST AND RELAXTATION.
Simon & Simonne
From the warm and friendly welcome to our first ice cold beer at the lovely al fresco bar area, we knew we’d discovered a holiday gem with Garden Village. Friendly, fun, lively and relaxing all at the same time the presence and atmosphere leaves you feeling wonderfully satisfied, like a gigantic relaxing sigh of happiness.Never before have we ever felt the desire to return to a holiday destination, but we honestly can’t wait to return again this year to Garden Village, just so that when we return home we can experience that true feeling of having really had a holiday. Thank you Carol and your super team.
Jill & Lee
Hello Carol,Just to say thank you to you and Justine, Shane and all your great staff for giving us such an easy and relaxing holiday.Wanted to fill in the Visitors Book, but there wasn’t room!!Your food is wonderful, especially the Meze which was much better than others we had eaten locally. Lovely setting, quite unique.We wouldn’t hesitate to recomend you to friends and family.Thank you again and best wishes to you all.
Sue & Richard
Dear Carol,Just a very, very big thank you to yourself, Justine, Dimitria and Minerco for your hospitality, you really made our holiday !!All the small finishing touches were amazing..fresh flowers in our apartment on arrival, supply of wash up liquid, toilet rolls, plenty of coat hangers – all the little touches that makes holiday life that bit easier.We had a wonderful time, with good food and great company.We will definitely be back !!
Alice & David
Dear Carol, Sorry we missed you yesterday when the bus came to take us to the airport. We had a wonderful time at Garden Village and met many interesting people.You have a great and well run place in the sun.
Alan & Karen
I cannot speak highly enough of Garden Village, your staff and, of course, the efforts you put into making such a memorable holiday. Karen and I will come back to see you, perhaps next year, but certainly sometime.
Sue & Brian
If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday then the Garden Village apartments are perfect, they are close to the beach, restaurants & bars with a peaceful environment day & night. The apartments are of a high standard, well equipped, clean, fresh and have everything you need for your stay. The gardens and pool area are also maintained to a very high standard and flourished with an assortment of plants, flowers, trees and greenery. The Greek night & BBQ is thoroughly recommend, as Carol the owner is the best host ever and makes you feel very welcome. Justine who works on the pool bar is very friendly & always smiling and makes a great breakfast. I really can’t praise the staff enough for how welcome they you feel, even the maids are lovely and so helpful. We have booked to go back in June 2012 and we can’t wait..