We were dubious about staying here as not heard much about it. But we got a great package deal and just went for it. We arrived at 5.40 to be met at the door by Paul/Pavlos, shown to our room and given a little hotel info. The bar, terrace and taverns all look great and the service from all the bar staff, Sofia, Debbie, Dennis, Paul is second to none. The meals in the taverna all seemed freshly cooked, wine was good, service from Athena. Sophia and Theo all fab. Pool nice and big, clean, always sunbeds available. Paul gave is karaoke, quiz, bingo and more. Great fun. We will be back to Rainbow.
Stopped at the rainbow on the 23rd of June 2013,what can I say we had a wonderful holiday,these apartments were just what we wished for.The staff were friendly and always happy to help. Sophie and Nikos were excellent hosts nothing was too much trouble.We ate breakfast there most mornings which was English breakfast with English bacon and sausage and a lovely cooked egg with a runny yolk,we enjoyed their greek salad every lunch time after we returned from the beach.We didn't eat in the hotel restaurant in the evening as we have been visiting Zante now for 9 years and have a few local haunts we like to visit, the poisedon ,Milos and Alexander the Great .all fabulous restaurants.we have had many good reports of the rainbow restaurant also serving excellent meals.thanks to all the staff for a wonderful stay and we,ll be surely returning there again soon.
Hi, we stayed at the Rainbow Apartments from 31st July - 7th August 2012. I have never written a review before but we had such a great time I felt I wanted to leave a review. As many people have said before these apartments are brilliant - the owners, Athena & Nickos are so friendly and cannot do enough for you. If you need anything they will sort it for you. The little supermarket opposite was perfect for breakfast items. Beautiful fresh bread, jam, salami, cheese, cereal, milk and yoghurt. All at reasonable prices. The rainbow breakfast was only 4 euro 90 including tea or coffee. The food and drink at the Rainbow was really good and the prices were cheap and the bar had loads of choice of drinks and cocktails at really reasonable prices. Sophie behind the bar was also superb, always smiling and happy and keeping all the areas clean and tidy. The room was basic and small, it suited the 3 of us very well - you only tend to sleep there anyway!!! The air-con was a godsend as it was 40 degrees most days and 28 - 30 during the evenings, this cost extra but it was worth it There were always plenty of sun beds available whatever time you got up. The Internet worked really well at the bar and while we were there it was free. There is a TV room and a pool table (these were also free when we were there). The lager was served in ice-cold glasses which my husband loves. You are able to use any pools at the apartments in the area as long as you buy food and drink from the on-site bar , so we could have gone to 4 or 5 different pools if we had wanted to We spent most of our week by the pool, relaxing and chilling out. The pool was really warm, perfect for falling asleep on a lilo!!!! We only made it to the beach once because we were having such a relaxed time by the pool. The beach was lovely - a 15 minute walk - 2 sun beds and an umbrella were 7 euros for the day. We went on a boat trip and saw the turtles - we also swam in the sea (jumped from the side of the boat). The trip was very reasonable and we had a lovely time. All in all a perfect holiday. We are already looking at booking again next year. I would recommend the rainbow to anyone who wants a relaxing enjoyable holiday. I cannot praise the rainbow high enough - it's one of the best places we have stayed in Spain/Greece.
hi everybody,we have been staying in kalamaki each year for the past 17 years,we stayed at the rainbow apartments for the first time in september 2011,in was so nice,we get there e-mail address so we could book flight only this year ie september 2012,can't thank them enough, did i say anything about the pool,well,it speaks for it'self,it was magic,love to you always,jeanette & ernie, also know,as the zante flagman,we always have a very nice car every year from merlis carhire,you will love julie,honestly,ernest beardsall,i put my name to what i say,xxx god & zeusbless xxx
We stayed at Rainbow from 21/8/2011 - 29/8/2011 and enjoyed every minute of it.
Just like to say a Big thanks to Nikos, Athena, Sophie, and not forgetting Captain Theo,
We stayed at the Rainbow May 12 to 22nd for the first time this year. We have only been back a week and have already booked to return to the same place in September. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Nikos, Athena, Theo, and not forgetting the hard-working Sophie.
This is the first time I have visited this site. I have been going to Kalamaki now for five years and I find it to be the best resort I have ever visited and I've been to quite a few around the Greek Islands.The locals are so friendly there.I was in Kalamaki this year from the 5th- 19th September (2010) and I ate most evenings at "The Rainbow "and have nothing but praise for their" Pheloxenia ".The food is excellent and traditional and whilst being serenaded by Giannis Parios ( Nikos knows he's my favorite) I was truly feeling GREEK? .......Ya panda mazee Nikoz.
Hi i stayed at the rainbow, this is my first time staying in these appartment & they were realy clean, there was hot water all the time, but you had to let it run for abit the shower was ok to has there was a shower curtain & you don't normaly get them. Its is quite as well so i was able to go to sleep at night not like in some were it is 3 to 4 in a morning before you can get off. Very clean bedding change & towels, cleaned every day, bins were emted every day. I will stay in these again, but i told Athena i will not be coming back next year as i need a change from Zante, but i know i will be back next year, love it.
Just stayed two weeks in Rainbow. It's a great place clean and tidy, modern double glazing / mozzy shields happy friendly staff nice pool and plenty of sunbeds. Mostly it seems mature holiday makers by that I don't mean old but no gangs of lads etc. mainly couples and families. For a base to explore the island and have a nice relaxing holiday I couldn't fault it. I would recommend.
Just got home from a 3 week stay at the Rainbow, Nikos & Athena made us very welcome (as usual), we have stayed there many times over the years and consider them amongst our friends.
The rooms are basic and clean and you have everything you need and if you haven't just ask and they will provide you with things like toasters, extra pillows, blankets etc. If you don't tell them about any problems you have, they can't put them right. Towels and sheets are changed regularly.
The food is good in the snack bar/restaurant and reasonably priced and there are always plenty of sunbeds around the pool.
Looking forward to going back again in October
First of all let me apologise for using Blackpool as a comparison for the Rainbow Apartments wrong for me to do so...
But I must add to your reply in that you say why I didnít report to Nikos or Athena what was wrong...
Yvonne you need to read my entry through again. How on earth Nikos is going to put right what was wrong is beyond me the place was not up to standard full stop and the repairs would have to be done out of season.....
You are missing my point the reports on the Rainbow are very misleading to say the least. It is only right that readers get a balance of views so that they can make a decision based on them...
I am not a snob and come from a working background as most who visit the Rainbow do, But having said that I expect after saving all year for a holiday that the basic of a hotel are in place...This is not happening at the Rainbow and I am sure in time a few more will speak out to the fact it is not..
If you personally enjoy the Rainbow fine but after 15 years of travelling around many places in Greece I expect better than we got..
The euro is high against the pound, the cost of everything in Greece is expensive and it is now showing that the rest of Europe have to bail out Greece as they have lived above their means for far to long...
I love Greece and the people but they have to wake up and smell the coffee before it is to late..
We all work hard to make a crust and in return we expect a holiday that gives you what it says in the brochure in the case of the Rainbow Apartments this sadly is not happening..
I hope that you have many happy holidays in Zante and in particular in the Rainbow but for me it is not my idea of a holiday...
In reply to the last comment I would just like to say, we will be returning to the rainbow for the 2nd year running, if you were not happy with the room why didn't you speak to nikos or athena they would have made sure things were put right. You do get basic but that is what you pay for. If you want 5star maybe you should book a 5 star place. As for your remarks on Blackpool I live there and things are being done to clean the place up, yes some small guest houses (&hotels ) could do with cleaning up but it doesn't matter where you go in the world you will not get every place 5 star which I think is what you sound to be accustomed to.
We have been visiting Zante for 5 years and this is our first time at the Rainbow. Absolutely brilliant and the owners Nicos and Athena cannot do enough for you. Anything you need or need to know, they will tell you.
The snack bar and bar is reasonably priced and the food, which is freshly prepared is just fabulous.
Also the Rainbow Taverna does some of the best authebntic Greek dishes I have ever tasted, all presented brilliantly and with courteous service.
The Rainbow is one of the best and we will return next year if only for their fabulous pool and entertainment programme.
Dont miss out on this one, it's a great hidden gem of Zakynthos!!!!!
After reading so many great reviews on this website that inspired me to book Rainbow for our stay in Kalamaki, I thought I'd also add my comments. All the expectations we had on arrival were met and exceeded! The Rainbow is just such a great little place for a relaxing holiday, the rooms are very clean and although basic, met our needs as we spent most days by the lovely pool and ate out at night. In my opinion, its the staff and the holidaymakers who stay at this hotel (most are return customers!) who make the whole experience memorable - so much so that you'll want to return year after year. Athena & Nikos are a lovely, friendly couple who are always smiling and making you feel part of place. We ate a few times in the taverna attached to the apartments and the food was authentic and very tasty as well as excellent value for money.Keep doing what you are doing Rainbow, as the whole atmosphere is very special. We will definiately return and I am already recommending you to all my friends! Lynsey & Evelyn xxx
Just arrived back from what has been our best holiday yet, we have just spent 2 weeks at the rainbow, what a lovely place, nikos & athena who run the hotel are a fabulous couple who are only too pleased to help. I must say they put us to shame with their very good english. we have said that we will TRY & learn the greek basics for next year as we will definatly be returning. the apartment is clean and roomy with no complaints. the pool area is fab with plenty of sunbeds. so no fighting over who was laying where!!!! plenty for all . We had some fun on the kareoke nights with roger & julie doing their bit after their days shift at the rainbow. The food was great with plenty to choose from. we also went to michealos's just down the road 5min walk. also had a great meal in heavens kitchen on the main stretch..all in all a great holiday. Best wishes to Nikos & Athena with the forthcoming birth we will keep intouch, love to all. see you next year
Hello again to Nicos Athena and family Congratulations on the news that Athena is pregnant well done to the both of you. we understand that baby is due in June (you will make great parents) cant wait to see you all again in May. Also I want to thank you for making our 2 stays last year such a great success especially for my birthday in June. I am still recovering !!! Hope things are all now ok after the typhoon. Get the beer and champagne ready for us there are about 14 of us coming again in May and we have Lindas birthday to celebrate and of course the iminent birth. good luck and best wishes from all of us what a great place to stay and eat drink and relax. (Athena loosen up your voice ready for Jamie to duet with you on the karaoki ha ha. Love you all THE LEGGETT GANG
help.....need email adress for rainbow.athena or nikos please get in touch?
Rainbow feels like our second home, we are treated like family and everyone works hard to make your holiday special. If you want a friendly laid back holiday this is the place with many of us returning year after year. The food in the restaurant excellent along with friendly service. See you all again soon.
just to say we have returned from another great stay at the rainbow where the hospitality and food were excellent, Athena has a friend for life in our litttle girl who was treated as though she were a princess
I have just returned from what has been the most relaxing, friendly and fun holiday I have ever had.
Stayed here for last two weeks in July with my wife, daughter and grandchild. A fabulous place to be, with owners looking after your every need.
Depending on the flight prices, we'll be back next year for another stay at the brilliant Rainbow.
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