Materials

  • We use newspaper sheets instead of clothes, to clean the windows of the hotel, so we use less synthetic, and at the same time we reuse already produced materials.
  • We buy supplies in bulk when possible, so we do not waste packaging (paper napkins, buffet’ supplies, paper supplies, detergents, etc)
  • Cooking oil is recycled, given to be reused for soap making.
  • All paper rolls used are made of recycled paper.
  • We prefer recyclable packaging in all possible goods used, offered or sold.
  • We clearly avoid one-portion packages at buffet breakfast.
  • There is a clear recycling weekly schedule, in which all our staff participates.
  • There is a recycling bin for guests to use, encouraging them to separate their waste.
  • Soap provided in the public toilets is offered in the form of a liquid soap dispenser and not in single doses.
  • We always use both sides of printing paper when possible, and if not for printing, we cut it in four small pieces and use it for taking notes at the reception, office or bars, instead of using notepads or post-it notes.
  • We recycle batteries in a special container at the lobby.

Who we are

We strive to be the best at what we do, and grow, while treating our people and our environment in the best way possible.
A family run hotel that aims to provide quality services.
A unique hospitality hotel, with returning guests representing a significant part of the visitors.
The hotel that cares for every detail of your holiday, and makes you feel at home!
The hotel that offers exclusive use of all facilities and areas to our guests, as we always work towards one specific goal: creating a memorable colourful holiday experience.
The hotel that aims to operate at high standards with the lowest impact on the environment, while not making the guests less comfortable, or harming the local community.
The hotel that is perfectly clean, set in glorious green surroundings.

Local Community

  • We always prefer making our purchases from the local suppliers and producers, aiming at ensuring the sustainability of the community and promoting local products. Furthermore, local products mean less transportation energy used.
  • We have a farm of chickens, and a small production of fruits and vegetables; therefore organic waste of vegetable origin is used to feed the domestic animals, and the eggs that are produced are served at breakfast and the pool snack bar, and the guests are content being closer to the nature.
  • 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.
  • Our hotel’s design, ambience, colours and surroundings maintain the nature’s colours and feeling, so all our guests may admire nature’s real beauties and traditional Zakynthian architecture.
  • We regularly donate plastic containers to locals, so they are reused, in works around the fields that they are necessary and the locals do economise. This way fewer containers are consumed also.
  • We have a door policy/curfew, so as our hotel is located at a quiet area, we do not attract guests that would create noise or disturb the nature’s life.
  • We have repeatedly donated hotel’s property (land) to the municipality, in order to minimise the tourism’s effect on local community; for the municipality to use the land and make the roads wider, so safer and better for transportation of locals, visitors and tourists’ transfers. Otherwise the village’s narrow roads may not handle the tourism’ traffic, and the locals are disturbed, so is the circulation.

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.

Would you like to find out more details on our resources sustainable management?

Exclusive Club

At Castelli we feel that the most important asset of each organization is “its people”.
Thus we aim to reward our guests, whom we are particularly proud of!

In order to thank our guests for all the fine years we are their 1st choice, we strive to foresee all their needs, satisfy every request, and reward them with exceptional Philoxenia and professionalism; furthermore, since 2005, Castelli Hotel Exclusive Club was proudly formed.

Its object is to provide our valued loyal guests with discount on purchases within the premises, the privilege of choosing to stay at their favourite room (according to our availability), the priority of their booking dates, and various surprises according to each year’s policy.

Be our guest and check with us when you may become a member of Castelli Hotel Exclusive Club.
Dearest Guests, Friends, Thank you!

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 speedy motor boats & water sports are banned from Laganas bay..)
- Tours at hotel gardens/farm: We organise garden field tours around the hotel’s gardens, so our guests may literally get in touch with our nature: visit the botanical garden, pick the fruit from the trees and taste it, see what the vegetable’s plants actually look like, (as usually one sees the tomatoes at the grocery’s shelf), see the baby chickens, find an egg freshly laid by the hen, and then taste it, freshly cooked by the pool bar, etc.., to actually get acquainted with the Greek nature and realise its richness.
- Olive picking: Weather permitting, we organise olive picking activities with our guests, which they look forward to! A small break to holiday unwinding, with some pure extra virgin olive oil as award/souvenir, new knowledge, and a lot of fun! And of course, all our guests ,by then, know well the superior quality of the Zakynthian pure extra virgin olive oil!
- Scuba Diving: How would you like to visit the rich colourful sea of Zakynthos, and meet the life underwater? We work with the best professionals (“Diver’s paradise”) and they promise us a great experience! Fun, unique sight seeing, exercise, even qualifications won. Free transfer. Different dives offered, both beginners and experienced divers enjoy it always! Bookable at your convenience, through reception. Prebooking available.
- Horse Riding: Family run, with decades of experience, nearby Castelli hotel . Horse riding offers great contact with nature, and depending on your background, things can get more athletic or not! Free transfer. Bookable at your convenience, through reception.

Facilities

We think relaxing by the inviting pool enjoying cold drinks and delicious snacks, in sunny weather, is vital during your holidays!
Tasting real Greek flavors through the local dishes at the Pool Snack Bar, just aside the decked sun terrace, is Castelli-vital.
Add farm to table flavors, organic vegetables from our farms, and our pure extra virgin olive oil, and it becomes definitely “vital’, according to our Holiday expectations!

Free WiFi throughout the hotel? Also essential!
Evening drinks and Signature Cocktails at the Veranda overlooking the Pool? Viatl for yur holidays!
Enjoying freshly cooked dinner at the buffet or the Piscina A La Carte, a few steps from your room? Considered Castelli-vital

Any assistance you might need to make your stay most memorable? Vital!
Complimentary bottle of wine for your birthday or honeymoon? Definitely “Castelli-vital”!
Be sure not to miss our breakfast homemade cake, freshly baked using our farm’s pure fresh ingredients (pure extra virgin olive oil, oranges, fresh eggs…) â€