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“If you go to Zakynthos, look no further!!!”

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Exensian Villas & Suites
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Marathias
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

After a thorough research for accommodation on the island we came to the conclusion these villas would fit the bill!!! And we weren't wrong.

The houses are very modern, with a good level of privacy. The outdoor spaces are even better with three patios and a more than reasonable sized swimming pool.

We got to meet the owner who made everything to attend our needs. We could feel this is not all about the money for her, as there is genuine care on the way she runs the property.

The view is amazing and all the villas impart the same views.

There are absolutely no letdowns I can think of. And trust me... I can be annoyingly picky!

And have I told you about the nearby Italian restaurant "La Bruschetta"? This restaurant is the cherry on the top of the cake. Try it out and you will know what I mean. Say it was Paulo the Portuguese guy who recommend it and you may even get away with some extras perks :)

All in all - If you go to Zakynthos... look no further!!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

Stylish, new, amazing view, great owners, there is nothing more I can add.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kostova
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

A perfect place for a perfect vacation, managed by a perfect host (Mr. Spyros) and situated in the perfect place!
You'll drink your coffee looking at the beautiful view of Marathonissi Island, enjoying the calming silence (it's a bless when you're coming from a big city). You can swim in a beautiful, clean pool or you can walk the distance to the closest beach.
The host and the personnel are very nice, smiling and helpful and it's so good to meet wonderful people.
I wish I could stay more and I cried when I left!
Just try it! It will worth!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank ruxbux
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

I'm just back from a long weekend in Exensian Villas (the rest stayed for the week - sob!) and had a reallyl excellent time. I was a bit suspicious when I saw how nice the photos were online, but it really does live up to them.

The villas are 20 mins from the airport (€30 taxi), overlooking the sea and another small island (the view on the website is the view from our balcony & pool, and a 5 min walk to small secluded beach. We did not hire a car, and I would strongly recommend that other guests do. You can walk to 3 restaurants (2 tavernas and an Italian) and to a nearby beach, but Keri is a hilly walk and Zakynthos is so pretty it deserves to be explored. The villa owners can arrange for car to be delivered, or there’s the usual Avis, Hertz, Budget etc at the airport.

Basically the Exensians is 4 villas in a small complex, they are all very private as they’re on different levels on a hillside with olive trees, bougainvillea etc planted for privacy. It’s very peaceful, the only sound is cicadas or the occasional super yacht on its way to the Turtle Island, which each villa has a beautiful view of.

Each villa has a good sized private pool with nice quality sun loungers & pool furniture. The villa manages to look very rustic from the outside but is all mod-cons inside and out; reverse function pool (like a swimming treadmill) proper kitchen with full sized fridge, proper cooker with oven and 4 rings and extractor fan, flat screen tvs, whirlpool bath, air con which turns off when you open the windows & doors, etc.

Each villa sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with 3 baths, you can put two more on the sofa bed but it would feel crowded with 8 people. It would probably make more sense for a larger group to get 2 villas/1.5 villas (you can lock the lower ground floor separately, cutting off two bedrooms).

Everything is very well kept; the pool is cleaned every day and the little complex is swept every morning. The staff are very friendly; they helped with taxi bookings and even brought us to the supermarket on our first day when they realised we didn't have a car.

The only drawback is that the lower ground floor has a slightly odd layout, there’s a double/twin bedroom then a main room with twin beds and the bathroom is off the main room. So the villas are probably better for 2 couples, with kids in the main downstairs room, or a group of singles, rather than 3 couples.

I was also not very impressed by the "daily maid service"; this just meant taking out the bins and replacing the towels after a few days. The place was never swept, nor the bathrooms cleaned while I was there (4 days), and we had to ask for more toilet paper.

Definitely go on a trip to Turtle Island and the Keri caves - really beautiful and a lovely half day trip.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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3  Thank fionapm
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Reviewed May 20, 2011

The villas had a perfect view of the Turtle iland and also great part of the south of Zakynthos.
Very nice villas and everything is brand new. The bed was fantastic and you get a great sleep/rest!! In a short walking distance we find Voulus Taverna with great greek food. It is just down the hill and to the right(5 minutes walk). Open all day. The owner and his wife were very helpful with any question as bikehire or taxi. We had 3 beautiful and relaxing days in Exensian!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank bjoey985
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Reviewed May 15, 2011

Exensian is pure class. The owners have spent money in all of the right places. The villas are modern but very comfortable and the location is quiet but not too remote. Although you do need a car, there are two tavernas in walking distance and a fantasic pebble beach (marathia). We only went to one taverna (voltsano), which is superb. The other taverna looks ok but wasn't yet open. In all honesty though it's hard to tear yourself away from the sunbeds and pool and fantastic views at the villa.
The owner Spiros (a famous Greek singer apparently!) clearly really cares about his guests' experience and will offer advice and help whenever needed.
Nearby Keri Beach (3-4 minute drive) is functional but friendly and has a few nice tavernas.
All in all, a really relaxing and comfortable stay and my wife and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank sc137
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Reviewed March 4, 2011

Hi,

has anyone stayed in the standard suite with pool at Exensian? I was wondering if the photos on the website were just of the Deluxe Suite as it looks so nice!

Is the location walking distance to shops/restaurants or do you need a car?

Also how much would a taxi be from the airport?

Thanks!!

Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
3  Thank Dublin138
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Address: Marathias 29092, Greece
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Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Marathias
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Marathias
Price Range: $162 - $611 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Exensian Villas & Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have always enjoyed offering our warm Greek hospitality and we have a big and long-standing experience in that. We developed areas where the modern decoration, the luxury, the comfort of modern rooms with the warmth of the traditional ones are combined!!! Having as duty your own comfort and aiming at your special enjoyment, we cared of all the villas to be characterized by high esthetics, roominess and absolute functionality. Our complex contains four elegant villas which are built by the local stone of Zante island, according to the traditional architecture of the island. All the villas have a magic view to the sea and built among fully green gardens!!! Every villa has a private swimming pool of great dimensions equipped with gear of opposite swimming and gazes into the shocking view to Marathonissi and ensure for you the absolute coverage of the private moments of relaxation during your vacations. The thick stone walls secure wonderful conditions of stay for you in the most natural way. Modern and functional pieces of furniture of excellent design, enhance the grandeur of the stone while the bathrooms being designed in a particular lovely way will enthral you. We cared of establishing a place for you, where the luxury and the modern decoration bow to serve your own comfort and distinctive enjoyment. All the rooms are characterized by convenience, roominess and absolute functionality. What captivates the glance and takes somebody's breath away is the unique view. The amphitheatrical location of the premises as well as the way in which the villas were built so that they do not obstruct each other , offer to all the premises an unhindered view to the boundless light blue of the crystal waters of Zante and of magic Marathonisi (Marathonisi island). Overrun with greens and with an incomparable view the Exensian Villas offer you exceptional moments of isolation and refreshment. Endless green not worrying of stopping even there where the hard saltiness of the sea water starts, trees looking as if they are hung from the sea. The fantastic beach of Marathias waits for you who look for calm, tranquility and beauty which do not let you to think about anything else. ... more   less 
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