Guestbook

“We strive for excellence in everything we do at Castelli”…, our guests wrote.
The truth is we honestly wholeheartedly care for every detail of your holiday, making sure you have a memorable stay.

It is our pleasure to share with you a sample of our guests’ comments, genuinely taken out of our Guest Book.

Green Practices

On the first chance given, we always inform our guests about Caretta-Caretta sea turtles, and the Marine Park of our area; it is vital for our island to preserve its nature and the species that choose Zakynthos to “lay their eggs” and spend their summer. The first years the hotel was established, we have been among the first businesses on the island to communicate facts and figures about the sea turtle protection of Greece, holding a weekly slide show projection, in cooperation with the voluntary organisation of the times.
We urge the guests to visit the turtles without disturbing their environment, and explain relative regulations and attractions (where and why beach umbrellas cannot be put on the sand, why speedy motor boats & water sports are banned from Laganas bay)
We have been pioneers in recycling at our area. Not being one of the bigger sized hotels, we have been congratulated for the volume of recycling we achieve.
All our staff has clear directions of separating waste into organic ones, to use at our farm, recyclable ones, and other waste.
Our “Castelli is Green” policy is available in every guestroom, at the lobby and our website, so guests may know exactly our effort and different ways they may also contribute with, into protecting our planet.
We invite our guests to join our recycling program by having a special bin in every room’s balcony, a battery collector at the lobby, and large bins at visible areas.
We may organise bicycle hire, horse riding for our guests, and suggest different routes and inviting walks around our beautiful area.
The olive groves that surround the hotel are not sprayed with toxic chemicals, and the pure virgin olive oil produced is used for baking the home made cake, served at breakfast, and also for serving salads at the pool snack bar.
Generally speaking, all hotels, especially countryside ones, enjoy beautiful gardens and all hotels are at the same time “burdened” with different quantities and types of organic waste of vegetable origin – restaurants, buffet, snack bars; we therefore made the most out of this opportunity and now have our own composter, and produce our own fertilizer, for the hotel’s marvellous gardens!
We strongly believe that trying to always green our everyday practices is the only way to be sustainable.

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Activities

- Caretta Caretta awareness: On the first chance given, we always inform our guests about Caretta- Caretta sea turtles, and the Marine Park of our area; it is vital for our island to preserve its nature and the species that choose Zakynthos to “lay their eggs” and spend their summer. Since the first years our hotel was established, we have been among the first businesses on the island to communicate facts and figures about the sea turtle protection of Greece, holding a weekly slide show projection, in cooperation with the voluntary organisation of the times. As from 2010 summer season, the Archelon volunteers hold a very interesting slide show presentation at our hotel, educating our guests regarding the Caretta Caretta species and the Marine Park; the presentation is embraced by the hotel’s guests. We kindly urge our guests to visit the turtles without disturbing their environment, and explain relative regulations and attractions (where and why beach umbrellas cannot be put on the sand, why speed