We had amazing time at Castelli Hotel. It was the first stop in Greece on our honeymoon. The owner Spiros, Helen and Ireni were so helpful, kind and warm. They truly go out of their way to help their guests, we were overwhelmed by their hospitality. We loved our room with the swim up pool. All of the meals we had were fresh, used local ingredients and super tasty. We loved having breakfast outside with the gorgeous view of the mountains and bay. To be honest, we were a little nervous driving from the airport through the Laganas strip but Castelli is a beautiful calm oasis but close walk to the strip if you want to go out and party. The location is close to calm family vacation areas and locals. To be honest, I would consider flying from NYC to Zakynthos again just to vacation with Castelli as our homebase again. All of the locals we interacted with on our day trips had the kindest things to say about the owner and other employees, and complimented us on our hotel choice. We loved our stay and could not recommend Castelli Hotel more.