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Zante Maris Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Planos, Tsilivi, Tsilivi 291 00, Greece   |  
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Ranked #14 of 47 hotels in Tsilivi
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Spent a week at the Zante Maris hotel with our daughter and six year old granddaughter. We all had a great time. The hotel was very clean, our room was of a good size for two people maybe a bit dated. The staff are very happy hard working people, always willing to help. Good sized pool for the amount of people also kept clean. The hotel is right on the beach which is a good sized beach. Food was good always found something to put on your plate even if you are a fussy eater. A bit disappointed with the all inclusive drinks not much choice (you can pay for premium drinks) and seemed watered down. The entertainment was varied didn't start until 10 o'clock so not much chance of an early night should you feel the need, very loud. Although we didn't have any problem with sunbeds people did put towels on them before 9 o'clock which the rep promptly removed, don't know why people feel the need to do this. I would recommend this hotel although we have no plans to return in the near future.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

As a group of nine adults and children aged 11-16 years old we had a fantastic holiday at the Zante Maris in Tsilivi. It is very clean and tidy with a good selection of food every day, and plenty to keep the children occupied. The staff are outstanding very friendly and helpful, nothing was ever any trouble. We went there in August 2013 with First Choice holidays and the rep Hayley was very helpful and friendly too.

If you are looking for a sandy beach with a good selection of bars, water sports and a stunning view then I would recommend this hotel. It has comfortable seating overlooking the bay within a few feet of the beach, and is where my husband found me hiding when the bus turned up to take us to the airport yesterday... I just did not want to leave!!! Thank you Zante Maris xxx

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Returned home yesterday from this hotel, with lot's of positives but also some negatives to it.
The Hotel ...Warm and friendly, a little dated but still quite charming in it's own way.
Rooms........Fairly spacious, VERY COMFY beds and pillows, bathrooms adequate but drab and dated but all nice and clean.
Public Areas. All clean and fairly spacious
Restaurant/Beach bar.... both good, food lovely (not huge choice but really nice) We ate very well. The Beach Bar was our absolute favourite place of the whole hotel, LOVED it in there. Food cooked to order at lunch time was good, load's of seating areas, a nice breeze and an amazing view, PERFECT. They also do the themed evening's in the beach bar which are well worth booking for (free) Greek night was my favourite.
Pool....... Good pool, clean and fairly big. Almost impossible to get a seat there, rep started to take towel's off if left before 8:30 am BUT there were loads of huge groups at the hotel who would nominate 1 person every morning to reserve about 10 beds, so in the morning there would be about 6 people at the pool guarding them all (really annoying).
The grassy area near the beach is your best bet to get a sunbed and is nice and breezy there.
Entertainent......... was ok, some night's better than other's but everybody likes different things. It started too late 10pm and finished just after midnight. It was very loud no matter what room you were in (no chance of sleeping before it had finished) People still shouting, screaming and running round till 2 and 3 am (constantly waking you up). This would put me off from going to this hotel again, we were all very tired.
Staff............. Mostly lovely, helpful and friendly, they work very hard and long hours (all with a smile).
Drinks............ Soft drinks ok, alcohol not good. Everybody said the same, not very nice tasting and would not get you even merry. All premium brands only 2 Euros though so we bought quite a few drinks (you have to if you want anything decent).
Trips............. Waterpark, pretty good. Not huge but a fun day out, ask at reception and they provide you a free taxi and discount to get in the park, with a snack included.
Levante Tours with Captain Spiros to see the Turtles is a must, his speedboat can get where other larger boats can't. He was a fab host, 40 euro's adult and 20 kids (quite pricey but worth it)
Gaint Ringo's a must too 15 euros each for about 8 mins but so much fun.
The town........ We absolutely loved Tsillivi, its a great little place, very friendly with loads of bars and restaurant's (all family friendly). We ate in a lovely place Beijing Chinese, gorgeous food, nice drinks, good staff and reasonably priced.
The Sea.......... is great, very warm, shallow and clear. We even took a swim at night sometimes and it was still amazingly warm.
Overall we had a great holiday, we would definitely return to Tsillivi again but probably on a self catering holiday as there are just so many wonderful places to eat. You are spoilt for choice.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

This is our 2nd visit to this hotel stayed from 16th to 30th August we loved every day, we met some great friends. The staff are brilliant very helpfull food was excellent lots of choice, recomend the trip with Captain Spiros lived on the island all his life knows every inch, close to town and shops, the hotel could do with a spruce up but I suppose they will do this when they close for the winter, special thanks to Georgia she is a lovely lady, missing the sunshine & sea and kittens already

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 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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Poole
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Went to the Maris in middle of May when the staff are fresh ad eager. i feel this is a hotel you go to and feel like you are one of the friends, a lot of people return year after year. I would feel comfortable to go there alone. The entertainment is good if you are staying in, the town is just a short walk from the hotel yet far enough away not to be bother by any town noise. i agree the drinks a freel available but very week. Hotel is very clean and welcoming. Would not liked to have a room above the restaurant as the entertainment is outside and goes on until about 12pm. yes would recommend to friends and family if they visit Zante.

Room Tip: Would not liked to have a room above the restaurant as the entertainment is outside and goes on unti...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Preston, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Returned back from the zante maris yesterday (13/08/13-28/08/13). Absolutely fantastic hotel with only 2 gripes from me.
Location is excellent, on the beach and 5 mins walk to the bars and restaurants. We always seemed to find a sunbed on the grass verges situated on the beach and that was usually coming out 8.30-9.30 ish but as other people have said you get a lot of people up at the crack of dawn getting towels on beds. We arrived at 6a.m on our first day and after going onto the balcony noticed towels down already!!!!
Hotel is immaculate and cleaned every day. The food was excellent and I didn't have 1 bad meal in there. In fact none of my clothes now fit me now so its gym and crash diet time ha ha!
All the staff are friendly, helpful and couldn't do enough for you. One of the receptionists vasso was an absolute credit to the hotel, sorting out a doctor for my little girl and sorting us a taxi to get to the st denis parade- she was first class!!
Entertainment was decent as well with a couple of singers that were quite good and all the staff tried to get everyone up dancing which was good to see.
My 2 gripes!!-As other people have stated the alcohol is not very good at all. The beer tastes ok but Its either watered down or very very weak. Doubt you could get bamboozled drinking 100 litres of the stuff!! The shorts were help yourself during the day but again you could drink lots and lots and still stand straight. If im being honest it didn't taste that great either.
My second gripe-the gym!! There was 2 exercise bikes that were broke, a cross trainer that was broke and a free weight machine that wasn't great. If your going to advertise a gym you should at least make sure its got working equipment.
Other than these 2 gripes it really is a fantastic hotel with fantastic staff. Even with my 2 gripes id go again,

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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halifax w. yorkshire
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Just come back from the Zantie Maris hotel on the 28/8/2013 had a fantastic holiday at this hotel right on the beach. all the staff could not do enougth for you georgia was fantastic with all the guest and really helpfull .Rooms were always been cleaned and hotel was spotless and the food in the was really good and had a really good choice everyday. the theme nights down in the beach bar were excellent. only draw back with the drinks was you got half pint glasses instead of pints.would recommend this hotel to friends and family.would like to thank all the staff at the Zantie Maris for making this a very enjoyable stay .while we were there we went on the lavantie speed boat to ship wreckand blue caves with Captain Spiros who was fantastic and who was very informotive of the island.had a great sense of humour and alos got the children invloved by letting them sit up front and driver the speed boat highley recomended just make sure u ask for your flipflops when u get of boat at ship wreck lol sure he has got leatherth feet lol had a great holiday and thanks to all

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Additional Information about Zante Maris Hotel

Address: Planos, Tsilivi, Tsilivi 291 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Tsilivi
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Tsilivi
#10 Family Hotel in Tsilivi
#12 Romantic Hotel in Tsilivi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Zante Maris Hotel 4*
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