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Windmill Bay Aparthotel
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“lovely Hotel and staff stunning location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

First time visiting Zante we were not disappointed in choosing The Windmill Bay apart Hotel in Argassi as our accommodation for two lovely relaxing weeks, from checking in with the very friendly Effi and Maria not to mention Maria and Toni who provided us with lovely breakfasts and snacks and bar service, lovely located hotel with stunning sea views and the shallow warm waters of the Ionian Sea . Priceless Did not want to come home , all rooms have a sea view as hotel is built like a horse shoe, Make sure you visit Smugglers cove shipwreck on the west of the island fantastic photo opportunities and snorkelling, if you are thinking of visiting this beautiful pretty island with lovely friendly locals be sure to check out this hotel or its sister hotel The Windmill Studios just metres across the road.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

best views, best hotel , spotless clean, Effie at reception is so cheery and ever so helpfull.The apartment is huge and cleaned every day.It is only a five minute walk to main strip. We have been in argassi a few times only wish we discovered this hotel sooner.Morning noon or night you have a great view from every room. Some people mention wasps at certain time of year but it is not a problem as you can have your great food from bar delivered to your room at no extra charge and then have a night cap and make new friends at bar. We had a great time and will be back next year.

Room Tip: Any room is a good room as every room is a sea view Best hotel ever.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank louisekia
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

My boyfriend and I had a short transfer time of about 20 minutes. I have never stayed in such a big and lovely apartment. It had a bedroom and for us, another room which we used as a sitting room as this could be used as another bedroom with more people staying. There was a separate kitchen with dining table and two doors out on to a big, private balcony. There was TV in both rooms, not that we used these as the weather was so lovely. All rooms look out to the sea and over the pool with their own private balconies. The food was lovely and the staff were friendly, especially the maid who cleaned our room who was always polite. It was a relaxing holiday as the surroundings were so lovely. We only had to walk a couple of minutes from the sunbeds to the sea. It was a five minute walk in to the town. I have stayed in Argassi four times previous to this in a different hotel and I only wish i had stayed in the Windmill Bay before. Considering this is the fifth time I have stayed in Argassi, I still love going there. We had an amazing time and we were sad to only have stayed for a week. Next year we are planning to go back and stay at Windmill Bay for 2-weeks. I recommend this hotel 100%.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Mandy B
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Dublin
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

Returned this summer to Windmill Bay. Lovely welcome, great rooms on top floor as requested. Can't fault this apart-hotel. Met our expectations yet again. Only issue we had was there were many wasps in the sun lounging area, few people got stung, its possibly seasonal, but not the fault of the hotel so really not a criticism of Windmill.
Was nice to see familiar faces in the hotel who recognised us, and welcomed us. This year I brought my sister and her family, they were so pleasantly surprised and also highly recommend Windmill as it met all their needs, with vicitinity to town and loved the bar/restaurant food in hotel. My sister particularly loved that apartments are on the sea, she had pool and sea options, and did some snorkelling as the water is so clear and plenty of fish to see.
I recommend this hotel and location yet again for both couples and families or solos! Hassle free flight, short transfer, its all good!!

Room Tip: All rooms are sea facing and all rooms have balconies.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Tantastics
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

OK the windmill bay is one of the last hotels heading away from argassi, but it is still only a wonderful five minute stroll to all amenities.
On arrival to the hotel you will be greeted by Effie the wonderful front of house she is a real gem who is brilliant at her job and deserves all the respect possible.
Effie showed us to our apartments, we were two families and stayed in 311 and 312, the rooms were of a great size, plenty of storage, clean towels daily, beds made, sheets changed, floors swept bins emptied daily, brilliant.
The pool and bar area was also great not noisy no loud music just very relaxing, just a few steps and you are in the gorgeous blue shallow sea, fantastic.
Good food here lovely place to have a late night drink sat by the sea without a worry in the world.
Going back to our rooms ! We in 312 had two balconies which was just fantastic and the hotel is built so every room is lucky enough to have a sea view.
We would certainly like to return to the windmill bay at some point.
Thank you windmill bay and all of the wonderful staff that work there and Effie ;-) you are a very special lady and very cheeky see you soon xx

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

After a relatively short flight and a very short,15 min transfer from the airport,we arrived at the apartments.Fairly compact but everything that you needed was provided.All rooms had a good sized balcony with a sea view and with the sea accessible down the steps from the pool area,it was a tough decision whether to dip in the pool or go for a paddle in the shallow,warm waters of the Ionian Sea.With the apartments located at the far end of Argassi it was only a short 5 min walk into the centre where there was an excellent selection of restaurants,however,the food served around the pool was fantastic,not a bad meal in a fortnight.With no boom boom music in the hotel you could return there in confidence on an evening knowing if you wanted a bit of shut eye you would not have an issue.All in all a fantastic two weeks and both the resort and accommodation we will return to without haste.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

I have just returned from a two week stay @ the Windmill Bay with my Husband & two children aged 6 & 10 years old. The apartments are located in a quiet area about 5 min walk from the main shops, etc. The apartments all face the sea offering a lovely view, also sitting around the pool looking out to sea is lovely. We stayed in room 404 which was on the top floor with a concrete balcony which we liked as we felt it was my private & safer for the children. The only think with being on the top floor you do experience the droning noise of the air con unit on the main roof, but we got used to is after awhile. The apartment was spacious with the main bedroom having twin beds & doors opening onto the balcony, the children had their own room with a single bed & sofa bed, which if you wanted would also be the sitting room, it also had doors opening onto the balcony. The balcony was very big giving plenty of room for everyone to sit at the table & chairs provided. The kitchen was slightly lacking on a couple of things, like a toaster (had to use the sandwich toaster to do toast) & a carving knife, but as we only had breakfast & sometimes lunch in the apartment, it wasn't to much of a problem. The bathroom was a good size with a good powerful shower, or though sometimes it did lack hot water, but it was refreshing to have a cool shower after a hot day in the sun. Plenty of storage space & two TV's in the bedrooms. A couple of things I feel did let it down was that the beds were very hard & the bedding was only a bed sheet on the mattress & on top, which most of the sheets had some stains & rips in them & I also made the mistake of looking @ the pillows & found them to be stained & moulding! The rooms were cleaned most days or though this was only a quick wipe round with a mop, which didn't go under the beds as these were still dusty. The bathroom was cleaned ok & bins were emptied everyday. I do think the place could do with a tidy up, eg lick of paint & general maintance before next summer, then these apartments would be 100%. On arrival we had to pay 120 Euros for the air conditioning, which we did know before we travelled, but I do thing these costs should be included in the holiday price by the travel agents ( we went with Thomas Cook) The air con worked very well in the children's room, but the main bedroom it didn't work so well, but it did help as it was very hot @ night, so it is recommend that you get it. The complex was very clean & tidy, it also had a lift which was good, no dragging cases up flights of stairs! The swimming pool was lovely, we did manage to get sunbeds on most days even though the early rises were out with their towels everyday! Some of the beds needed replacing really, as the had splits/cracks in them. Also the wooden fencing across the back def needed replacing as it was very lose & a bit dangerous when people leaned on it, especially with children around. The pool bar/café was excellent, the food was lovely. we ate there a lot either lunchtimes or evenings. The prices of the food & drink was very good. The girl waitress (don't know her name) was very nice, friendly & helpful, as were all the staff we met. Agrassi itself had lots of shops, bars & restaurants to chose from. The places we liked the best were Simply Greek & Granada. As for entertainment there wasn't much to do, the Green Frog bar had a Michael Buble tribute act on Wednesdays, but apart from that there wasn't anything else that we saw about. There wasn't much for the children to do, but likely there were happy to just stay in the pool most of the day. There is a few supermarkets in town, we found the cheapest one @ the top by the cash point machine, but also the Green Frog was good too. We did one trip which was on the Kalamar 2 Speed Boat to see the Turtles, it was fun on the boat & went swimming, but we only saw two turtles & they way the trips are promoted it seems like you will see loads! We booked that trip with Pete in the town who was very nice & helpful. We travelled with Thomas Cook on this trip to Zante which was our first time, when we arrived it was quick & easy or though the transfer coach was dirty with broken seats, non working seatbelts & the driver drove like a lunatic!!! When we were collected the coach was much nicer & the transfer time is only about 15/20 mins depending on how many others are being picked up. When we got to Zante Airport we were quiet shocked as there was queues & queues of people waiting to check in & when you did check in, you had to re-join another very long queue to put your own luggage through the security scanner. This process took us about an hour. It was a bit like a cattle market with people everywhere & we have never had to queue & check your luggage in like that before. As you can guess there was a lot of very unhappy people!! Once checked in we went through to the departure area where there is duty free & a couple of food areas, but be warned the food & drink is VERY expensive! We were called to our gate about 3/4 hr before take off, we were loaded & ready to go very quick & did leave about 10 mins. All in all we really enjoyed our holiday, it was to just relax & not do much. If we did return again, I would def hire a car as it's limited to what you can do in Argassi. If you want to enjoy lovely hot weather & just chill out then this is the place for you. There was a few children there, which was good for my children as they made lots of friends, so that kept them entertained. There was also a computer room & free Wifi, also a pool table, but you couldn't play properly as the room was to small to use the cues. There was also a small area with books that you could borrow whilst there, so when I had finished my own one, I found a good selection to chose from. Thank you Windmill Bay for an enjoyable stay (-:

Room Tip: Go for a top floor room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Windmill Bay Aparthotel
Address: Argassi, Argassi, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Argassi
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Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Argassi
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Hotel Class:2 star — Windmill Bay Aparthotel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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