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Plagos Beach Hotel, Tsilivi (Planos) 29100 Greece
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#13 of 71 in Tsilivi (Planos)
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
Travelers' Choice
Sea views are easy to come by at TUI BLUE Caravel, because it perches right on the edge of a golden strip of sand. The resort is set right on a sand-and-shingle beach. A couple of steps link the pool terrace and the shore, so it’s really easy to flit between the two. Location-wise, you’ve got a handful of local bars and tavernas within 10 minutes’ stroll. Zakynthos Town is within easy reach, too – it’s just 15 minutes’ drive away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Aerobics
Car hire
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Steam room
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Ocean View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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Missdreamgirl wrote a review Today
10 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed for 10 nights in June and couldn’t fault this hotel. This was our first visit to Greece.. On arrival we was greeted by friendly staff and shown directly to our room with our cases. Room was lovely and clean. Food and drinks was fabulous. The waiting staff in the restaurant couldn’t do enough for you. Cocktails and drinks in the main bar was lovely and the bar manager and his team was brilliant Hotel entertainment was great .Something for everyone. We loved the Gala night with Elton John tribute and daytime activities was great to Hotel manager was always around and was happily chatting with hotel guests We would definitely recommend and return back Thanks for looking after us so well. Your level of service is above and beyond
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Yvonne P wrote a review May 2022
Whitstable, United Kingdom53 contributions55 helpful votes
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We have visited several of the Tui adults only hotels over the years and this one ranks as one of the best mainly because the staff were so very helpful, cheerful and kind. The variety of food wide ranging, delicious and well presented. The staff in the dining room were professional and helpful. We are a group of 7 friends who for the last 20 years have had a weeks holiday together in May. We all agreed that this was one of the best hotels that we have stayed in.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from George Balaskas, General Manager at TUI BLUE Caravel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guests, We would like to kindly thank you for taking time to write about us. We are thrilled to read that your expectations from TUI BLUE Caravel were fully satisfied during your holiday with us. We would like to kindly mention to you that our priority was, is and always will be the real caring of our guests, as well as to make you feel special because you really are! On behalf of all our team, please accept the warmest feelings for all of you and our sincere hopes to welcome you again in the near future in order to create more blue memories together. Kind regards, George Balaskas Hotel General Manager
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Cheryl B wrote a review Jun 25
5 contributions1 helpful vote
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Well what can I say... what an absolutely amazing place.Had a private pool sea view room and I just couldn't find one single negative about this hotel. The staff are a credit to this hotel they are absolutely amazing!! Nothing is to much trouble they all work so hard and was always smiling. Our private pool was just fantastic and we are so glad we booked this type of room. The food was just superb. My only wish was I wished we could of stayed longer 😪. Was my first time visiting Greece and I will definitely be back. Credit to you all. Thankyou so much for a fabulous holiday. See you all again. Cheryl haughie
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from George Balaskas, General Manager at TUI BLUE Caravel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Cheryl Haughie, We would like to kindly thank you for taking time to write about us. We are more than happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your feedback is very important for us and we will share your lovely comment with our staff. We are looking forward to welcome you back in the near future to create more blue memories together. Kind regards, George Balaskas Hotel General Manager
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Jobryantrip wrote a review Jun 23
Colchester, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
After waiting 3 years for this holiday, like a lot of other people, this trip was fantastic and definitely worth waiting for. The location of the hotel is lovely. The outlook is stunning. The rooms were clean and comfortable, towels changed every day and the beds changed regularly. The food was a good all-inclusive standard. The waiting/drinks staff Aida, Angela (who turned into a Greek dancer on Saturday night!) and all the others were absolutely superb. In fact, all the staff are excellent and the service was so good. Nothing is too much trouble and they definitely go the extra mile. The TUI activities team Lara and Dan are brilliant and so accommodating, they are so friendly and really great fun. Missing them already! We would return in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from George Balaskas, General Manager at TUI BLUE Caravel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guests, We would like to kindly thank you for taking time to write about us. We are more than happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your lovely feedback will be forwarded to our team immediatley. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, George Balaskas Hotel General Manager
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Stephen P wrote a review Jun 22
5 contributions1 helpful vote
What a fantastic hotel location, food varied and plentiful staff a delight we have never been to a hotel with so many staff, amenities many and varied. Would highly recommend this to anyone coming to this area
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from George Balaskas, General Manager at TUI BLUE Caravel
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Guests, We would like to kindly thank you for taking time to write about us. We are more than happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, George Balaskas Hotel General Manager
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Nathan B wrote a review Jun 21
Castle Bromwich, United Kingdom65 contributions65 helpful votes
Nice hotel located on the beach front, I’ll break it down into different areas Pools 10/10 have great sea views and some times warm enough to feel like a bath, you get the sun all day aswell no shaded spots by buildings. Drinks 8/10 no branded soft drinks, beer & cocktails decent Food 7/10 snack bar good for after noons, breakfast most food is Luke warm and gets repetitive, evening meals were like most buffets decent but nothing to should about. Service 9/10 check in was qwick and efficient, servers are attentive and friendly Location 9/10 plenty of shops bars and restaurants right outside, Abba travel right outside the gates for excursions I would say the hotel is a mix of young couples 20-30 and older couples 40-60. One issue sun beds the hotel advertises no towels on beds but the hotel doesn’t enforce this and most beds are taken by 7-8, I would say the hotel is mostly full at the time of our visit and I would say you probably wouldn’t get a bed if you came down about 10, it’s a shame the hotel doesn’t enforce its own rules as who wants to get up early on your holiday to secure a sun bed ?????????? Overall it’s a nice hotel with great pools and decent food n drink
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from George Balaskas, General Manager at TUI BLUE Caravel
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Guests, We would like to kindly thank you for taking time to write about us. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please be kindly informed that our soft drinks are from the Pepsi Company. Your feedback is highly apprechiated. We will forward your comments to the responsable departments. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, George Balaskas Hotel General Manager
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Drew M wrote a review Jun 18
2 contributions
Overall, a nice experience at this hotel with friends and family over the course of ten days. What was good? The staff were lovely and attentive. The snack bar served brilliant food, way nicer than the buffet. The general atmosphere was great and my other half certainly enjoyed the evening entertainment! What could improve? The rooms were small and very basic. The sister TUI Zante Maris rooms were so much nicer, we stayed here before. Some family members paid for a swim up room but they got no sun, attention, yet paid the same price. Was no Wi-Fi in rooms, that has to change in the 21st century for a hotel of this standard. Has all the makings of being a great hotel, just needs a few touches here and there. Staff genuinely brilliant.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from George Balaskas, General Manager at TUI BLUE Caravel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guests, We would like to kindly thank you for taking time to write about us. We are more than happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the staff service could reach your expectations. Your feedback is very important for us. We will discuss it with the responsable departments. We are looking forward to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, George Balaskas Hotel General Manager
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Diane G wrote a review Jun 15
Peterborough, United Kingdom16 contributions15 helpful votes
Really nice location. All general information available on an app - sadly never wifi in the room - and app needed to book snack bar/a al carte also. Paid for a swim up room (415) - a waste of money. Only positive thing was it got the sunshine in the morning. The room was tiny and in desperate need of renovation. Shower almost scalded you if next door flushed a toilet and you have to jump out of the way. Room really noisy, you could hear next door using bathroom and too near reception. Sink leaked. A la carte and snack bar excellent. Good choice in buffet but sadly the hot food often cool. Waiters served drinks to guests opposite on the grass and around the pool but reluctant to serve these rooms. We felt so lucky to finally get away as holiday carried forward from 2019 but let down by TUI as not 5 star advertised and sadly won’t return.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from George Balaskas, General Manager at TUI BLUE Caravel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guests, We would like to kindly thank you for taking time to write about us. We are sad to read that we couldnt fullfill all your expectations. Your feedback is really important to us and we will discuss with the responsable departments. On behalf of all our team, please, accept our warm feelings for both of you and our sincere hopes to welcome you again in the near future in order to provide you with our services, which will be improved by your feedback. Kind regards, George Balaskas Hotel General Manager
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VisitingTheBestHotels wrote a review Jun 14
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Me and my partner was here one week and overall it was an okey trip. Unfortunately some things was not as I thought based on the wonderful comments on Tripadvisor. But first of all I can say what was good with this hotel: + Cleaning every day + Sparkling wine in the lobby when you arrive + beautiful pool area + plesent staff in the restaurant + the à la carte food and service held a very high standard and the dinner there were delicious. This is a must if you visit this hotel. And the minus with this hotel is following: - There is literally nothing to eat between breakfast/lunch/dinner. No icecream and not even snacks (chips/nuts). The only thing that you can have is local beer/drinks and some apple/pears in the lobby. For me this was a really big minus for an all inclusive hotel. - The food in the buffet and snack bar was average. And just a short comment regarding the trip to shipwreck. We took a boat for 8 hours around the whole island for 35€. The shipwreck was very beuatiful but please note that there are waves during the trip and if you easily get seasick I recommend to take a shorter trip because many people got seasick. We went on a very beautiful day but there was waves. Also during the waves we could not swim at the shipwreck but the captain took us to another place which was as beauty as shipwreck. Overall we will not come back, instead we will go to Turkey where the standard is way much higher or maybe another greek island in the future. Also, note that i compare everything with Turkey. For someone who never been abroad or in hotels where the standard is lower, this hotel may fit them. But for me, this was to low standard for 1270 €
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from George Balaskas, General Manager at TUI BLUE Caravel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guests, Thank you for choosing TUI BLUE Caravel for your holidays and also for taking your time to write your feedback. We are very happy to hear that you had a good time during your stay with us. We would like to kindly inform you that the breakfast is open from 07:00 till 10:30, the snack bar opens from 12:00 till 17:00 and the lunch buffet opens from 12:30 till 14:30 and the dinner starts from 18:30 till 21:30. During the whole day you can find ice cream at the White Bar. Additionally you can find all day long cakes, cookies and fruits in front of The Restaurant. Your feedback is highly apprecchiated and we will forward it. Kind regards, George Balaskas Hotel General Manager
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Margaret R wrote a review Jun 14
Gateshead, United Kingdom8 contributions6 helpful votes
Fantastic staff, couldn’t fault any of them , they are polite, friendly and hard working . The food is varied and tasty. The rooms have everything plus well stocked minibar replenished daily. Tea and coffee making facilities in room. This place is really beautiful, located on the sea front with views to die for. Can’t wait to come back next year, my best holiday ever!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Sea view best
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Response from George Balaskas, General Manager at TUI BLUE Caravel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guests, We would like to thank you for choosing TUI BLUE Caravel for your holidays and also for taking time to share your holiday experiences with us. We are more than happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and we will share your lovely comments with the whol team. We are looking forward to welcome you back in the near future to create more BLUE moments. Kind regards, George Balaskas Hotel General Manage
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PRICE RANGE
$274 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
caravel hotel tsilivi, caravel hotel zante, hotel caravel zante
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Tui Sensimar Caravel Resort and Spa
LOCATION
GreeceIonian IslandsZakynthosTsilivi (Planos)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
238
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Frequently Asked Questions about TUI BLUE Caravel
Which popular attractions are close to TUI BLUE Caravel?
Nearby attractions include Tsilivi Waterpark (0.2 miles), Gaidaros Beach (0.2 miles), and Boa Sorte Cafe Bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at TUI BLUE Caravel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at TUI BLUE Caravel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at TUI BLUE Caravel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at TUI BLUE Caravel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to TUI BLUE Caravel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Botanic Garden, Afrala Restaurant, and Avgoustis.
Are there opportunities to exercise at TUI BLUE Caravel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a sauna, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at TUI BLUE Caravel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at TUI BLUE Caravel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to TUI BLUE Caravel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tribute Column For The Drowned Hostages (3.1 miles), Casa Ugo Foscolo (3.2 miles), and Tomb Of Andreas Kalvos (3.1 miles).
Does TUI BLUE Caravel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.