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“Great hotel and staff.” 5 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tsilivi zante, Tsilivi 29100, Greece   |  
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Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Tsilivi
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“Great hotel and staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We have just returned from 2 lovely weeks at the Zante Star. We read all the reviews before we booked, and our only concern was that with so many repeat visitors it may be a little 'clicky'. I have to say that this was not the case at all. All the regular visitors were lovely and friendly, and were always willing to give advice on restaurants etc if required.
The hotel is spotlessly clean, the rooms are basic, but a good size. Fresh towelling and bed linen was plentiful. The staff were hard working and extremely friendly, nothing was too much trouble.
The resort centre is 10 mins stroll away and so is the beach. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to cater for all. Some of our favourites were King Prawn( a superb seafood restaurant), Demaras and Pierros.
We did a boat trip with the famous 'Captain Spiros' (Levante Boat trips) The hotel reception booked this for us. This trip is a little more than the others available, but well worth every penny.

If you are looking for a lovely hotel a short walk from the resort centre, this is the hotel to book,

Room Tip: We had a room with a pool view, which was lovely.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

After cruising for the last five years which we absolutely love, we were delighted to have fouond this 'little gem'. The hotel was brilliant with the benefit of apartment style accomodation and self catering coupled with hotel facilities second to none. The food at the hotel was fabulous, cooked fresh and plentiful, so good it was hard to eat out. When choosing to explore and eat out there are some lovely local restaurants and tavernas close by that you will want to go back to time and time again. The beach in within five minutes walk and a delight. The area has everything you would want in a holiday, sun, sea, sand, nice walks, and good bars and little town all very close by. This was a great holiday and we have recommended it it to family and friends. Oh and we met some really nice people too. Mike and Carol

Room Tip: We had a poolside view which was lovely
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Like a lot of other people I read the reviews on Tripadvisor and was amazed, all that I read turned out to be true. A truly great place. So good was the food we would walk back from the beach to eat at the hotel. The cleanest hotel we have ever visited and the friendliest staff. The majority of people we spoke to at the hotel had returned year after year, and, after spending two glorious weeks there it was easy to see why. Les&Jill

Room Tip: Rooms with a pool view don't get the sun until around lunch time, but then have the sun until it...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

wonderful time at zante star we even brought some wanted rain lovely hotel 10 years on the trott here and booked next yearfood excellent thats why people eat at hotel and you meet up wlth same friend year in year out great company

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We needed a relaxing week away, ( we waited until the children returned to school ), and at the Zante Star that is exactly what we got, So glad we have found this little gem of a hotel... we read all of the trip reports before we went and began to wonder if there was some sort of scam going on, but on arriving at the Hotel and being warmly greeted by Eireine we soon realized all that we had read, that was good, was true ... This has to be the cleanest hotel we have ever stayed in and the Pool was surrounded by sunbeds, so no need to be up at dawn to get one!! All of the staff are wonderful and friendly from Anna and Tula in the hotel bar to Helen and Eireine in reception...
The walk to the beach is about and 8 minute stroll and to the town about 12 minutes, and to be honest the fact that you are a little outside of the hubub is only a bonus.
Our personal favourite restaurants were: Sweet Revenge, Benikos and Premier, although there were many others to chose from... having said that the food at the hotel is gorgeous, and so if you want to take it even easier, just eat in.
There is Pool, Table Tennis, and Table football and many board games, cards, dominos and loads of books for anyone to use....
be sure to try out the cocktails during Happy Hour at only 3 euros each, a real bargain.To be honest the prices in Zante were a pleasant surprise and we didn't need as much money as we thought we would..
Thank you Zante Star for a wonderfully relaxing, sunny, happy holiday... we will return, probably with others :) x

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We are late with our review. We returned home 2 August. We had a tremendous time away. We agree with another reviewer about the amount of teenagers on the flight over, we felt discombobulated over the type of holiday we had booked. Luckily, at the airport they got on the bus to Laganos!

The Zante Star is a lovely, clean, friendly & happy place. The staff work hard and are very friendly. The food is very reasonable and good. All drinks well priced. Happy hour creates a sociable environment before families go out for a meal, you then tend to gravitate back for more drinks at the end of the evening. The children love this and seem to run in a friendly pack of all ages, ordering hot chocolate from the bar at midnight! whilst playing pool. However.... please be aware of a certain welsh pool hustler!!! at the pool competition.

The Island is absolutely beautiful and we strongly recommend hiring a car to visit all areas. The East coast has small rocky coves perfect for snorkelling. One day we drove to the North of the Island and took a boat (powerboat) at Skinari Cape, near the Lighthouse, to shipwreck beach (Navagio Beach), we did this at about 2pm which meant most of the large boats had left and the beach was fairly quiet. W e then returned to Skinari Cape where they transferred us to a smaller glass bottomed boat and took us to the Blue Caves for some snorkelling. The scenery on both these boat rides was stunning. The cost was 45E (15E for each adult and 7.5E for each child). Whilst you are in the area a visit to the Lighthouse Taverna (not sure if that is real name) is very pleasant. Great views. You can walk down about 100 steps and reach the Blue Caves, there is a ladder into the sea for swimmers. So many fish, literally hundreds just below you, all beautiful.

The West Coast is the place to go for amazing cliff views and sunsets. We found a taverna on the top of a cliff at a village called Kambi we followed a winding road until we saw a huge cross on a cliff with directions to the 'Priest' Taverna. The views were one of the best we saw on the Island. There were several terraces with side and front views sitting on top of sheer cliffs dropping into the ocean several hundred feet below. The food was absolutely delicious here and cheap. Would recommend the octopus. They did not rely soley on their location for bringing in trade (unlike the Lighthouse Restaurant outside Keri).


The South of the Island is sandy beaches. Keri is tiny but very pretty, if you go along the coast to Marathion Beach (stone slabs! good snorkelling) there is a taverna called the Marathion Star with the most incredible views out to sea overlooking the tiny islands dotted along the coast and the beautiful yachts moored nearby. Their food was also lovely.

Go to Laganos for an eye-opener. My 8 & 12 year old sons enjoyed pointing out KFC, MacDonalds, live strip-shows and young girls in bikini's. Guess where they want to go on holiday when they are 18!?

Tsilivi is a great base to travel around the Island. The people in general are lovely.

The Zante Star has a perfect location, quiet but just a short walk into town.

Freddies Beach Bar was perfect in the evening, sound of waves on the beach, no evening menu, just what the owners are cooking. Good wine, would recommend the meze.

Demera's Taverna we found on the last night with some friends, Heather and Robin, and all our children, a typical Greek family run taverna. Such delicious food, very large portions. If you want Greek food come here. Cannot recommend highly enough. Turn left when you leave the Zante Star, walk two minutes, bear right, Taverna on your right.

In all we had a lovely time and would recommend it to everyone. Would like to thank our lovely neighbours Robin & Heather and Jeff & Linda.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Just returned from a week at the zante star taking our 8 year old grandaughter on her first holiday. The staff at the hotel were very welcoming (including the hotel dog). Pool was a nice size did get a bit noisy at times during the day but to be honest that is to be expected when children are on holiday. The rooms all have shutters and sliding doors onto the balcony which makes the rooms very dark so sleeping is very easy(especially if you pay for the air conditioning) Zante is very touristy so if you are looking for an authentic greek holiday choose another island, What I really liked about Tsilivi is you can go into any hotel/apartment block and use the pool facilities and are made to feel very welcome (you dont have to spend a penny). If want a good greek breakfast try sweet revenge and if you are looking for a lively greek night of dancing try the chill out bar.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Zante Star

Address: Tsilivi zante, Tsilivi 29100, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Tsilivi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tsilivi
#2 Best Value Hotel in Tsilivi
#3 Family Hotel in Tsilivi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Zante Star 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
Zante Star Tsilivi
Zante Star Zakynthos/Tsilivi

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