I stayed at the Filoxenia 3 years ago when it was just self catering and decided to return this October 2011. When you arrive you are given a welcome drink. there are 2 sides to the hotel one side is located by the reception area with a small pool and the other side is accross a small road with a slightly larger pool.
The hotel is situated well back from Tislavi with about a 20min walk into the centre we found that the time of year we went everything started to close down there were abou 4 other hotel on the way down to centre which closed and bars and shop followed.
The room we stayed in was large with 2 double beds and bed settee. The room has also been fitted with a small flat screen T.V. with basic channels. If you want the air con on it is an extra 35euros per week and the safe is 25euros per week. The rooms are very basic they do have microwave, kettle and electric hob.
The hotel has now changed to all inclusive which i found the menu to be very repetative and the food set out was sitting in lots of oil and the meat was very fatty i think overall they cooked the cheapest cuts of meat they could find. There were no chips which did not worry me but there were children and the food in general did not suit a childs pallet you could asked the chef to cook you some which alot of residents did. The chef did do a speciality every day where he would cook in front of you either pancakes, fried eggs, omlet. Me and my wife chose to eat out a few times. The breakfast was about the worst of the food which consisted of ofcuts of bacon garlic mushrooms, salad, scrambled egg. The chef and waiting staff were very welcomming and would bend over backwords to help always smiling.
The reception staff are very welcoming and if they can help they did. They have free wifi but you had to go to reception every few hours to gain a new code for it to work. If you had to be out of your room on the last day before 10am and if you needed to extend due to your flight it costs up to 80.00euros.
The bar starts the all inclusive at 10am and finishes at 11.pm on the dot the day time bar man Denis was great he has worked at hotel for 10years. We had to complain about one of the night bar staff 3 days into our holiday because he was very rude and was belittling some of the residents. If you went to the bar and order say 2 pints of lager they would ask how many there were at your table before giving the drinks especially when it came close to 11pm when last drinks were served. Whilst i understand why they did this 90% of residents did not order over what they wanted and this ended up in the said barman shouting in front of other residents at people because he did not believe them. after the complaint things did get better. The drinks they serve are very cheap local plonk. After 11.00 you can still drink at 3.50euros for a pint.
Would I return to this hotel maybe' not because of overall review because of were the hotel is possioned if you like very quiet and a little walk this hotel is for you.
- Also Known As:
- Filoxenia Hotel Tsilivi
- Filoxenia Hotel Zakynthos/Tsilivi
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Emerald green grass. Topaz blue skies and big mountains. These are the jewels of Tsilivi Zakynthos that plan to spoil you from the moment you arrive in Filoxenia Hotel. The natural scenic beauty of the complex is juxtaposed by our traditional Greek hospitality; enchanting visitors who leave with the most favorable impressions and the certainty that they will keep in touch and vow to return. An exquisite and comfortable "Home away from home", a warm feeling of welcome in a quite and soft atmosphere, unique in Zakynthos. Newly refurbished in 2009 with its new modern minimal character and very spacious and unique accommodation, will certainly give you the comfort you expect from your holidays.The four star Filoxenia Hotel is only 4 km away from Zante town, ideally situated in one of the less busy and beautiful countryside in the island, within 20-30 minutes walking from Tsilivi beach and the busy resort center.Modern amenities, a sprinkling of umbrellas by the poolside, 2 swimming pools and a children's pool accentuate the natural beauty of our complex for the young guests. ... more less
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