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Petros Hotel
Akrotiriou, Tsilivi 29100, Greece   |  
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Ranked #27 of 47 hotels in Tsilivi
St Ives, United Kingdom
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“second visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This was our second stay at the Petros,the hotel suits us as it's on the outskirts of town and the walk is nice after an evening meal,the hotel has always been clean and the pool area is great.Take note - if you must have a full English breakfast,you will be disappointed,you get a great continental with ham, cheese,yogurt,boiled egg white/brown bread,cereal. Top marks must go to Sandra and Angela who are superb hosts,speak great english and seem to be there 24/7,well done ladies

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Derby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I'll start with the very good...
Excellent friendly customer service from all staff at all times. Couldn't not be faulted.
Cleanliness of the rooms, lobby, bar, pool and hotel in general were perfect.
Location was great with bars, restaurants, supermarkets and beach all within 15 minute stroll.
Transport links into Zakynthos town very nearby.

On the downside:
Cocktails and spirits were most definitely watered down in the hotel pool bar. I'm sure this isn't exclusive to our hotel but the prices weren't that cheap so would at least have expected proper measures.
We also noticed a few broken/faulty items which were brought to the attention of hotel staff but they were shrugged off as unimportant. This included broken hot water dispenser at breakfast, and a very leaky air con unit. We had to use all the towels provided to soak up the dripping and prevent a puddle every night! Not too impressive when we paid additionally for this.
The inclusive breakfast also left a lot to be desired.
As we were out of the hotel much of the time we didn't let any of this spoil our holiday but thought these points could be useful to any less laid back potential guests.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is one of the most friendly and one of the best 3* hotels I have stayed in. I have stayed in various hotels on Greek islands, although this is the first time I have been to Zante. From start to finish the staff were always happy to help, and the hotel is very well presented and offers a good standard of room, with additional extras available for a modest cost i.e. fridge, safe and air-conditioning. There is a lovely swimming pool and a decent amount of sun loungers available which is also adjascent to the pool bar, and offers an fantastic array of drinks as well as various snacks. The distance between the hotel and the main straight with all the taverna's on is only 10-15 minutes walk, with the beach only 20 minutes away (although there are plenty of taxi's should you prefer not to walk). All in all, a great 3* hotel, at a very competitive price!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This was our second year staying at Hotel Petros. The staff are so friendly and always on hand to help. The accommodation was very clean and we had a nice room with a balcony over looking the pool. The location of the hotel suits us well as we prefer to be a bit quieter and out of town but it is not too far away. Breakfast may not be what people expect when they first visit but there is plenty of food and a fair selection of cerials, toast etc. Once again we have had a lovely time there and looking forward to going back next year.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Just a few points from our stay in August 2013.

- Hotel was very clean throughout !!!
- Staff all spoke excellent English and went out of there way to help
- 24 hour reception
- FREE WIFI in hotel and Pool area (a little hit and miss at times like most Greek things)
- Hotel is a 10 min walk from the town center and main strip. Walk is fully lit of a night and pavements all the way.
- Hotel is set in the quiet park of Tsilivi with only a couple of hotels in its vicinity and a couple of supermarkets (more supermarkets as you walk towards town center)
- 20 minute walk to the beach
- 20 minute transfer from Airport (first drop off and last pick up)
- Tsilivi is a lovely Family/Couple holiday resort - not too busy and not too touristy unlike Laganas etc...

Room:
Very basic room but clean
2 single beds pushed together to make a double (mattress a little firm!!)
Air-con/Fridge/Safety Deposit box all available (€108 for 2 weeks for all 3)
Bathroom basic but good enough for what we needed
Plenty of storage spare for the 2 of us.
Excellent balcony overlooking the pool (room 205 - nice and shaded after a day in the sun)
No real noise of an evening from the bar or main road.
Rooms cleaned every day. Sheets/Towels changed every other day
BE AWARE - you may be required to check out of your room early depending on your flight time. We flew at 8am on Monday and were required to check out at 11am on Sunday. I was told that Thomas Cook were to blame for booking rooms so closely. Ask about keeping your room when you check in. its €20 for the extra night - BUT they are first come first serve so get in ASAP! We spent the night on the sun beds by the pool as we were not told about the early check out time by the rep - THANKS THOMAS COOK #useless

Pool & Sun Beds:
Good size pool for small hotel
Almost always enough sunbeds for all (got a bit busy the day after transfer days)
Pool area cleaned every morning.
All sun beds had sun for most if not all of the day

Pool Bar:
Good range of drinks (NOT very cheap - would advise having the fridge in the room and buying from the Supermarket on main road.) Cheapest Supermarket we found was the largest in Tsilivi (Half way to the beach on the right - it is set back from the road a little and has its own car park on the front - 6 pack of large water €1.40 or €1 each from hotel, 6 pack of Mythos beer €3.90 or €5.90 at other supermarkets).
Hotel Bar - Beer €3, Coke/Fanta..... €2.50 Frappe €3
Snacks at the Pool Bar were good quality and not bad value. Toasted sandwich €3, Tuna Sandwich €3.50, Greek Salad €4.50.

Beach:
Hotel is about 20 minute walk to the beach.
Beach was very busy and sun beds will cost €5 for the day (2 beds & umbrella)
Sea is lovely - very shallow for the first 25 meters (ideal for kids and families)
Would recommend not using Tsilivi beach and walking to a quieter beach. From Tsilivi beach walk to the left as you look out to see. You will see a small harbour - around the corner from this harbour are a selection of smaller beaches which are much more quiet. Its about a 15 minute walk from the Tsilivi beach but well worth it!!!

Eating Out:
We didn't have a bad meal in Tsilivi
Prices are fair ranging from €6-9 for a normal meal and steaks are around €9-14
Would recommend Valentina's Castle (3 mins walk from Petros Hotel). It is set back from the road on the right as you walk towards the town center. You could easily walk past it and not know it is there. Food is excellent quality, very reasonably priced and service is superb. You eat in what feels like a garden patio under vines. Beautiful!!! We ate there 4 times in 2 weeks - couldn't keep away!!

Trips -
Would recommend hiring a car to be honest. There are many trips to Blue caves, ship wreck beaches etc... We hired a car from AVIS (€165 for 4 days). Worked out half the price of doing all of the trips and we got to do them at our own pace and got to see real Greek mountain villages along the way. In these villages food is half the price, twice the portions and REAL Greek cuisine - not tourist rubbish
Places to visit - Blue caves, drive up and get a boat from one of the northern towns (€7 each instead of €45 each from Tsilivi - and only a 45 min drive). Shipwreck beach - beautiful blue sea - you can only get on the beach by boat but we just took pictures from the top of the hill instead).

LOVELY HOLIDAY!!! SHAME ABOUT THOMAS COOK

Room Tip: Ask for pool view (most rooms have it but people that don't ask don't get!) Ask to keep you...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Very clean and tidy, the staff are all very friendly. It's a bit away from the beach, the jacuzzi pool didn't work. I found the beds a bit hard. The shower in the room was useless might as well just used a hose pipe.
We had the room above the entrance, so our balcony was smaller than the others.
The breakfast, which was included, was very limited and the options were the same every day, only half of the toaster was working.
Tsilivi, is a really nice resort especially if you have kids with you, and there's lots of excellent bars and restaurants, all family friendly.
The transfer from the airport is only 20 mins.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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brighton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

stayed at petros on 9th august for 1 week 2 rooms, aircon problem immediately sorted out by Sandra, pool area very clean, reception staff very helpful, book taxis with out issue, snack bar at pool food not so great, brakfast at hotel continental type, juice weird! but plenty to go around. pillows very hard but rooms very clean, my view bit dire a white wall. walk into 'town' more than 5 mins more like 10-15 more if you want to go to the entertainment end. visited water park great fun for everyone, one set taxi price for all tsilivi which is very good, trips go see rhiannon along by magdelenas she is fantastic for trips and very informative. catch elvis on thursday at Kaliva taverna a great show, Benikos Taverna is the place to eat, staff fabulous and very friendlt great food. wine and roses good as is the family restaurant. Laguna park is a complete rip off charging very silly amount of moneys for kids to play on toys. petros a good choice no probs getting sun beds at any time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Akrotiriou, Tsilivi 29100, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Tsilivi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Tsilivi
#20 Romantic Hotel in Tsilivi
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