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Marelen Hotel

Kalamaki Greece, Kalamaki 29100 Greece
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 29/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 29/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 29 hotels in Kalamaki
Travellers' Choice
Marelen Hotel welcomes you to a world of natural beauty… to a unique place of warm & authentic Greek hospitality. Located in the beautiful island of Zakynthos, with sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, the well -preserved natural breeding environment of Caretta – Caretta and the famous Navagio beach. We invite you to the renowned award-winning 4 star Marelen Hotel, where you will experience unforgettable holidays. Within a 250m distance from the sandy beach of Kalamaki, this family-run hotel with its dedicated hotel staff is ready to offer you one-of-a-kind holiday and ensure that although you arrive as a guest, you will leave as a friend but you will return as family. The Marelen hotel offers fully equipped and stylishly decorated rooms, studios, apartments and suites that will cover any of your needs and will provide you the relaxation you seek during your vacation. All rooms are fully equipped and stylishly decorated in order to provide you comfort and relaxation. Whether you are travelling as a couple, with friends or family, you will definitely find the ideal accommodation in Marelen Hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Children's playground
Kids pool
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Table tennis
Walking tours
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Convenience store
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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Keith wrote a review 25 Sep
Wigan, United Kingdom4 contributions
We have just returned from The wonderful Marelen. stayed 11 nights. From entering on our first night until we left, we were treated very well by all the staff. We were on a B&B basis, the choice and quality of food for breakfast is brilliant. Serving staff are all very friendly. There are 3 pools, all very clean and well laid out. We tended to use the Adult only pool. The bar is well stocked and Nicos the barman is a star.The hotel grounds are very well kept and all pathways are kept clean.Would we return?? Without a doubt. So a message to the management. well done everyone, especially Mama. x
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Marelen Hotel, General Manager at Marelen Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for your lovely 5 star review of your recent stay. I will pass on your comments to everyone, and we hope to see you again next year.
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katrina r wrote a review 25 Sep
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Had such a peaceful, relaxing stay at the marelen. Spent 1 week here out of a 3 week trip to beautiful zakynthos. Cannot fault a single thing. Rooms cleaned and beds made up daily. Clean pool. Lovely food for breakfast with lots of choice! 2 minute walk to the beach. I dont want to leave!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Marelen Hotel, General Manager at Marelen Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you so much! It was nice to see you again, and we look forward to seeing you again next time.
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Karin wrote a review 21 Sep
Thun, Switzerland2 contributions
We have been 2 weeks in this wonderful hotel. We had half board and enjoyed the varied and good food. The room and also the environment of the hotel were very clean. The hotel is close to the beach. But the best part was the staff. Every single person was very friendly and helpful. It would be very hard to find a better hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Marelen Hotel, General Manager at Marelen Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much for your 5 star review. It was lovely to meet you both, and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Denise E wrote a review 20 Sep
Eccles, United Kingdom149 contributions82 helpful votes
Just got back from Hotel Marelen. Lots of fabulous things about this hotel, the main thing being its location, only 500 yards from the beach and just a 10 minute stroll to the main street where all the bars and restaurants are. Our first room (209) was a bit disappointing so we asked for a bigger room and was upgraded to room 112, much nicer overall. Pool is lovely but very cold, you get used to the coolness after a while. Complex is spotlessly clean and maintenance man very efficient at fixing our flooded bathroom. Breakfast is OK, quite a good selection however there were a couple of things that let it down which stopped me giving 5 stars. Firstly the restaurant and snack bar staff are no where near as friendly as the reception and bar staff. There was a heated row one morning between chef and a mature female manager. No toaster to make toast and didn't like the fact that there was chips in the omelette! I cannot praise the reception staff highly enough, they were welcoming, helpful and printed all our covid papers off free of charge. Theresa the manager was also very helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Marelen Hotel, General Manager at Marelen Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. The pools can be cooler this time of year, especially after a day of bad weather like we had last week. Thank you for your wonderful comments on our reception staff, maintenance and cleanliness. Sorry that you didn't find some staff as friendly. Just a comment on your feedback - the Greeks tend to express themselves very animatedly, and what can seem to some like an argument is actually just a discussion. Nobody can remember this incident which clarifies this, but I can only apologise for what you saw, and have spoken to the relevant staff members. Unfortunately the Covid 19 protocols do not allow us to have the toasters in the restaurant this year. We have been awarded the TUV Austria Hellas Covid Shield certificate for the second year running, so we have to apply their protocols for our guests' safety. I have checked with the chef, and the omelettes on the buffet are on a rotation, and have different things in them on different days. However, our chef on the show cooking station could have made you an omelette of your choice, so it's a shame we didn't know about this while you were here. Thanks again for your feedback, it has all been passed on to the staff and family owners, and we hope to see you again another year!
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Christine S wrote a review 13 Sep
11 contributions6 helpful votes
Lovely lovely Hotel… clean rooms, friendly staff, great choices at breakfast would definitely stay here again if we return to Zakinthos. Close to a lovely beach and a short walk to lots of very nice restaurants. Pool was great and splash park is fab too.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Marelen Hotel, General Manager at Marelen Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we really appreciate it. It was lovely to meet you all, and we hope to see you again next year.
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US$51 - US$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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GreeceIonian IslandsZakynthosKalamaki
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marelen Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Marelen Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Red Tail Cocktail Bar (0.8 km), Iguana Cocktail Bar (0.5 km), and Kalamaki's Crazy golf (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marelen Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Marelen Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Marelen Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Marelen Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marelen Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ambrosia Restaurant, Bullhorn Steak House, and Parthenon Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Marelen Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Marelen Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Marelen Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tribute Column For The Drowned Hostages (5.6 km), Casa Ugo Foscolo (5.2 km), and Tomb Of Andreas Kalvos (5.7 km).