Palmyra Hotel

Accommodation in Argassi

Elaine B          9/10

Had a lovely holiday here during the first 2 weeks in June. The hotel is very clean, and the location is good - the fact it is set back from the main road means that the street noise is not a problem. Reception staff were all very nice and helpful. Tongue

Air conditioning doesn't get switched on until late July / August and the hotel doesn't hire out fans.  We bought a fan from the Best Supermarket for 20 euros and used that each night for our 2 weeks. Confused
You have to pay extra to hire the safety deposit box and also 25 euros to hire the fridge for 2 weeks. -Tip- the fridge cupboard has a key and a shelf where you can lock your valuables rather than pay for a safe as well. Laugh
Breakfasts were good - good choice of hot and cold food which was all self service.
The resort was quiet in early June, some hotels had still to open even, and the Palmyra was probably just over half full. This meant that very few people stayed poolside during the day - meant you get the pool to yourself though! but most people went down to the beach where there are some great beach bars - we used Dimetrious which was great  
Also hardly saw anyone using the bar in the evenings as it was so quiet, therefore no atmosphere.
All in all a good base to stay - would recommend it.

Rob +           

Just had our first Holidat together at the Hotel and loved every second of it. The Hotel was great, the pool was good and the bar was brilliant. We ate out every night around Argassi and loved the food and the cocktails.


Emma S           

My good friend Kerry and I have just returned from a week in Zante and stayed at the Palmyra Hotel - I agree with the recent comments, it was an outstanding hotel and the bar staff were cracking!!!!  (and not half good looking ;o)  I would sincerely recommend it to anyone visting Zante.



My friends and I just got back from Zante and loved every minute of it!! Even though we didn't stay at the Palmyra we did have drinks there every night and the staff are amazing, Nick Mike and Jesse!! Mike loves the Scots "where the grass is green". The food was great, Nick is also the chef. I don't think this place is praised enough it should definately be put on the map!! If you are going to Argassi you should visit the Palmyra and ask for a flaming lamborghini!

Georgie C           

Guys this is such a good place. And so under rated on this website!! You should put the bar on the bars/clubs bit. Anyway we didnt stay at the hotel either but the bar was so good. Really cheap prices and the most amazing staff ever. everyone has to try a flaming lambergini - lethal!! Mikey is so cool. Everyone visit this bar, put the place on the map!! c'mon the scots!! xxxx

Chloe C           

We didnt stay at the hotel but there is a bar called the palmyra bar which is situated opposite the hotel and they run the pool etc.

Hello to Mike, Jesse and Nick who run the bar, great place, very friendly would recommed it to others.
Nick cooks the food and is a fantastic chef.
We hope to see you all again soon.
Chloe & Ryan.

Mal A           

............ We would have liked clean towels daily, sheets and towels were not changed the week were there. The floor was swept twice. The staff were misserable, But the pool bar staff were lovely Angela and Ria.. The beach was full of rubbish and ciggarette ends. Do not buy from pothos gold as the stones in the jewellery are not as they say. the Piccadily and the Big Plate Taverna's were first class for food and service.  People there and home have said they would not visit Zante again. The wreck on Smugglers Cove, well you  get covered in oil on the beach, but could be a nice beach without the wreck.  Nice walk up to the bar at the top of mountain behind the hotel and really cheap. They have Greek nights Thurs and Sat, with free transport. Hotel staff can arrange transport.  A week is long enough in Zante..

Nick T           

We stayed at the Palmyra between 18th & 26th September 2005. The hotel was excellent! It was clean, tidy and the grounds were kept the same.  The room was clean, modern with Sky TV and a shower curtain (which is very rare in Greek Islands!). Location is perfect as it is set back off the main road in Argassi, but only 2 minute walk to all the pubs and restaurants. The beach is only a 5minute walk with restaurants and bars on the seafront. Variety of watersports to choose from as well. The hotel reception staff were quite miserable, however, this didnt matter as the staff in the Pool bar were outstanding! We were made to feel very welcome, the food was good and the service always came with a smile. We made some really good friends here! The pool bar offers all types of drinks, as well as a pool table, darts board, and 3 games machines. Excellent place for couples, not many children which was good for us! We cannot fault this hotel in the slightest! Be sure to introduce yourselves to the 2 Yanni's, Ria & Angela! They will make your holiday! 10/10 all round!

G C           

Just arrived back from Argassi and the Palmyira hotel. The Hotel is clean and obviously recently modernised. Pool area and bar is very good remembering it is a family hotel and there usually are noisy kids about. Points to check before you go. Try to get a Pool facing room - there is a construction site facing the front of the hotel which is noisy in the mornings. Make sure your booking INCLUDES your FRIDGE and AIR CONDITIONING for your room - You will have to pay extra if you dont. Lastly, if you are a light sleeper, take ear plugs - the entire hotel is lined with marble which means every person walking down the corridors can be heard clearly, especially ladies shoes, drunken party goers and shouting kids.
Other than those things we had a great time!!

Oh yes, unless your skint, look beyond the immediate restaurants in the resort - the quality of food increases massively for only a little extra cash just outside. my favourite was a beachside place as you enter Argassi from Zante town - find a ex-pat working in the resort and ask them where they or the Greeks eat!! enjoy

Sara D           

Just got back after 2 lovely weeks at the Palymra. Great hotel - you couldn't fault it. The only possible complaint you could have would be that the pool is open to non-residents - but there were always enough sunbeds. The hotel has been refurbished this year and is one of the best we have stayed at on the Greek Islands. Rooms are air-conditioned in July & August and the breakfasts are good. The hotel is ideally situated just off the main street, but is still quiet in the evening.

The brand new pool bar & restaurant run by Nikos (& Spiros) serves the best food in Argassi - they are both really helpful & friendly.

All in all 10 out of 10!!

Simon J           

Got back from Zante on 29th June, 2nd year we have been there, loved it yet again, shame Babara has gone, but the new guys are very freindly, reception staff are a bit miserable but apart from that the hotel is fantastic!!!!!!!

Jo P           

Just come back from a week at the Palmyra Hotel. Very
impressed with the hotel, very clean and comfortable. Newly
refurbed. Would only say that we didn't find the staff particuarly
welcoming, in fact they were quite miserable! Pool was very
good, although it is open to non residents which means that the
locals use the pool - ok apart from Greek Men leering at the
topless girls sunbathing! (but I don't mind that!) Breakfast was
very good, lots of choice and freshly prepared.

Very close to restaurants and bars with a wide range of choice.

Alec P           

Me and my new wife went to Palmyra for our Honeymoon in June '02 and were amazed at the hospitality and quality of the hotel.

It has an ideal location not to near to bars, but close enough, and the same goes for the restaurants and the shops.

We are planning to go back to this hotel summer 04.

Emma M           

Just got back from a week in zante, stayed at the palmyra. Found it very basic but pleasant. Staff r very friendly, will learn yr room number and drinks order very quickly!! Pool is nice, no mad rush for sunbeds. Pool bar was good any time of the day.

Darren W           

Enjoyable stay at the hotel. Positives - the sausages at breakfast were bootiful, the staff at the pool bar were v.friendly, rooms basic but cleaned daily, location v.central for eating out in Argassi, even though not strictly allowed the toilets handled the flushing of loo paper !!. Negatives - heat wave (even for Greece) while we were there but unfortunately owner wouldnt put on air conditioning without receiving extra payment of approx 40 Euros for a fortnight - bit mean. Believe the air conditioning is put on July onwards though for those going later in the year. No entertainment in the evening, looked on enviously as other hotels held toga parties etc but not here.

Justine K           

only there for 1 week,but will be going back ASAP. The pool bar serves fantastic food (BARBARAS SPAGHETTI CARBONARA IS TO DIE FOR).Only drawback being an open to non residents hotel so the pool area can get a bit busy and noisy.2 minutes walk away from the Athina Restaurant which serves great food and drink.

Ian D

My girlfriend and I are planning to go to this hotel at beginning of September, will it be quiet at this time of year in both the hotel and the resort?. We want some action as well as relaxation

Jane B

can any one tell me if the hotel is roudy at the end of August? as my boyfriend and i want a relaxing two weeks without loads of noisey teenagers

Tel .           

I would agree with Rachels comments apart from we didn't have to pay for the fridge. Rooms are comfortable and you pretty close to the action.


oh by the way the only bad thing was that u had 2 pay 15 Euros to use the fridge but everything else was wkd

Rachel .           

The Palmyra Hotel was gr8, the rooms were nice & clean definetly not shabby [!] the pool was nice & there was a gr8 pool bar. There was also a bar in the hotel which stayed open until quite l8. The hotel's in an excellent location there r lots of bars & shops so close & the beach is just a couple of minutes away [Back at the hotel u can't hear any of the noise] I highly recommend the palmyra hotel : ))

Shaun S           

Stayed at this hotel on 30 June to 14 July 2002. Pleased with the location, pool area and pool bar. However most disappointed with accomodation. We expected basic, but this was shabby as well, Be warned air conditioning only on between certain times.

Harry S           

This Hotel has a great location. Very Central for everything , without the noise. Breakfast typical Greek - Bread,Ham ,Cheese, Eggs,Cereal. Very clean and comfortable, but basic. Reception and Pool Bar staff very friendly. Would go again to the same Hotel. Really good Holiday. Plenty of good value eating Places - look out for Edem Grill - take the right hand turn road out of the Hotel and walk in nice countryside for about 500km - but pass the first Grill.

Dek H           

We thought the location of this hotel is excellent .Although it is in the heart of Argasi there is no noise problem. (We went in 1st week of October).Staff are very pleasant and the food at the poolside bar is very good. However, the breakfast is extremely basic so you may prefer to buy cereals etc from one of the supermarkets or eat out. (Green Frog)

John E           

A very nice location on a very nice Island


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