The kitchen staff were also the cleaning staff !! We needed to eat out four nights out of seven. The food was practically inedible, served cold, food on display put out at least an hour before dining room opening. No good choices, two main dishes, ( one night choice of squid as main dish and other was orcha ). Breakfast was one cereal and watered down milk. Cheese slices and sliced luncheon meat / ham. Stale bread to toast, hard boiled eggs.( No bacon, sausage or beans or recognisable english food at any meals. ) The room was very basic and rather tired looking, the hotel had re-opened the week before and they were still cleaning and getting ready. Bar not stocked in lobby. Internet desk not set up, though wi-fi appeared to work. Sheets and towels were grey colour and sheets almost threadbare. Our bath not cleaned all week. Taps had no shine, all chrome worn off. We feel they should have had a complete refit, taken more care, more time, and spent a little money on things, Many guests complaining, even foreigners, especially on All Inclusive. Some guests asking for packed lunches because they were better than the lunch time meal. Receptionist very helpful, especially Maria. We found a lovely snack bar on the beach at Tsilivi next to the boomerang bar, recognisable by its lawned area with sunbeds. There is a bus stop outside the hotel with frequent services to Zakynthos town @ 1euro.60 each way per person. Pay on the bus going, but have to get ticket from bus station before boarding for return.
We found Zante a bit boring, not a classic Greek island. Had to hire a car to find something to do. If you hire a car, hardly any lay-byes to stop on interior roads, but a good place to visit is on the south west at Limnionas, which has a taverna ( not expensive ) with it's own private cove, ( no charge ) Villages very modern, not classic Greek.
This is our second visit to Zante, we gave it a second chance !! but we won't go again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jupiter Hotel is centrally located in the area of Tsilivi only 300m from the beach and 50m from all the resort's facilities. The hotel offers a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere by the swimming pool, All-Inclusive services, while the 24-hour reception is always available to the guests to assist them in any way. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jupiter Hotel Tsilivi
- Jupiter Hotel Zakynthos, Greece