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Papillon Hotel
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Argassi
Certificate of Excellence
Rome, Italy
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“clean and new”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

We come here on holiday in May 2012. The weather is a little bit cold, but we liked the hotel very much. We had many questions but got much help from the recitption staff, who have lived on the island for many years. Big pool, clean rooms and we liked the breakfast area.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

We didn't plan to stay at this place, but I must say now that i am so happy the travel agent messed up and overbook the place we were supposed to stay at. The staff was so helpful and enthusiastic, much more than I had expected at a busy tourist place like Argassi. The kids really liked the huge swimming pool, and we as parents really appreciated that every thing was so fresh and new. Next time I will book this place directly!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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GreekAeras, Front Office Manager at Papillon Hotel, responded to this review, September 22, 2012
Dear Sunniestsun,

Thank you for taking your time to write your comments and we are pleased that your holiday turned out well after the unfortunate mishap with your accommodation - but all turned out well in the end :)...

We would love to have you back again and looking forward to seeing you,

Kind regards to the family...

Claire, Dimitra and staff x x
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Washington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

We've just come back from 1 week stay. It was last minute getaway. When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted by the recpetionist on duty and she was very polite and helpful. Nothing was too much bother. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The pool was big, much bigger than you'd expect for a hotel of this size and it was kept immaculate. The pool bar was well stocked at all times. It was centrally located which was a bonus for the odd walk. It was a nice and relaxing break - just what we needed. We can highly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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GreekAeras, Front Office Manager at Papillon Hotel, responded to this review, September 22, 2012
Dear PinkLynne,

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to write your comments here on 'tripadvisor'..

We would love to see you again if you are ever in Zakynthos,

Take care,
Claire, Dimitra and staff x x
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2012

I've just come back from a 2 week stay at this beautiful hotel. Flights to the island were great and transfer to the resort second to none. Upon arrival at this hotel I was really impressed with the newly refurbished reception area, which was very light and airy. The receptionist was extremely helpful and had a vast amount of knowledge on the resort and surrounding areas, nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were great, very clean and comfortable. The pool was brilliant, and kept immaculate. What I loved about this hotel was the central location. I would definitely recommend it as a place to stay and I will be heading back soon!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank cwdivasupreme
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GreekAeras, Front Office Manager at Papillon Hotel, responded to this review, September 22, 2012
Dear cwdivasupreme,

We really are pleased that you enjoyed you stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write your comments, thank you for recommending the hotel to some of your friends (we met your crazy friends in August, you know who they are!!)..
We are looking forward to seeing you again next June :)...

Take care and keep in touch....
Claire, Dimitra and staff x x
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

As a family of 4 with children of F12 & M15 we found the Papillon a great place to stay.

We initially stayed in 2 twin adjacent rooms, which were comfortable and quiet. (We had expected an apartment, but due to our mistake in UK with the agent booking us initially onto wrong island and the arrangements needing to be changed at the last minute, etc., we had in fact booked the twins.) However, we asked if there were any apartments free and fortunately were told there would be. After day 2 we moved, which was great as we were in the busiest time of the year.

The apartment was large and airy. 2 bedrooms, (1 twin room and 1 with double & single beds), balcony looking over the pool, kitchen/dining area and bathroom...with bath which proved invaluable for those long cooling soaks. The 1st floor front entrance 'veranda' gave a nice overview of the side streets shops and restaurants. A kettle and hob plate was provided, along with a fridge, cups/glasses, pan and cutlery. Enough if you really want to cook for yourself, instead of utilising one of the many reasonably priced and substantially menu'd restaurants!

Breakfast was sufficient for the climate, Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate/Juice, bread, ham, cheese, cakes, plenty to see you through most of the day.

The pool is the biggest in the town and the pool bar is well stocked for both snacks and drink. The large clean pool area has plenty of sun-beds and tables and is a nice quiet little sun trap set away from the towns sights and sounds. The beach is only about 100m across the road if you want the sand between your toes.

We hired a car and there is parking at the hotel which was convenient and reassuring.

The front desk is occupied 24/7 and everyone is very friendly and helpful.
Nikki especially looked after us very well. From our initial room query to her invaluable local knowledge, leading us to find the cool blue waters of a quiet cove, nothing was too much trouble.

They say that a great holiday has nothing to do with age, or even cost, but everything to do with where you go and who you go with.
Well, you can't do much about your family ;-) ... but coming here made it great for us !

Room Tip: Apartment overlooking pool.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Mainz, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2011

Zakynthos is an island hardly known among Germans. I chose it because I found good offers (flight and hotel). I spent a week at the papillon in Argassi and was positively surprised. The hotel staff was extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful. The place was clean and spaceous. The pool is large, clean and superb. I had not expected that much for the low price I payed.
The hotel is situated in the middle of Argassi, about 3-5 minutes from the beach. It offers different rooms / apartments, all with a bathroom and a balcony, some with kirchen and air condition. I chose the cheapest room, it was nothing special, but offered all I needed (bed, wardrobe, chairs, fridge) and was clean. I enjoyed the little balcony with a view of fabulous trees in a back garden. Breakfast consisted of (good) coffee, fresh bread and cake, ham and cheese as well as butter, honey, and jam. No fruit, no cereals.
The pool is surrounded by hotel buildings, secluded and extremely nice. Palm trees and a bar make it a perfect place to relax.
If you are looking for perfect quite, this may not be your place, since there's music at the pool all day. I soon got used to it.
What impressed me most was the friendliness of all the people working at the hotel. Every request was taken seriously, Maria, Nicky and all the others really helped whenever help was needed. Thank you, Papillon, I will be back!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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3 Thank HelkeMainz_Germany
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edinburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2011

We stayed here at the Hotel Papillon at the begining of July. The hotel had everything we needed for a relaxing stay in Argasi. It is family run and the family certainly made us feel welcome. The rooms were clean and we paid a little extra to also have Air Conditioning which was an added bonus. Neither of us drive so the location of this hotel was perfect. We were right in the center of the resort. There were also local buses to Vasilikos and Zante Town.

They told us this was one of the first hotels in Argasi and it is still holding it's own with it's beautiful pool and pool bar and a great selection of restaurants nearby. Thank you very much the Hotel Papillon family for giving us a holiday to remember.

Room Tip: Pay that little extra for Air Conditioning in July and August.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Papillon Hotel
Address: Argassi, Argassi 291 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Argassi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Argassi
#4 Romantic Hotel in Argassi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Papillon Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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