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The Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa
Ranked #6 of 51 Hotels in Tsilivi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 13, 2012

We stayed here in June, for a special birthday celebration. The hotel is classified as 5 star, but Greek 5 star is not quite the same as elsewhere in the world, so perhaps 4* plus is more appropriate. That said, the hotel was extremely comfortable. Our room, which was the cheapest of about 5 levels of accommodation, overlooked one of the two pools and was spacious, very well equipped and furnished in modern style. Towels and linen were changed daily and overall the hotel was very clean and well cared for. We were on half board, so breakfast and dinner were taken buffet style. The food was plentiful and very tasty, but not haute cuisine, which some guests may expect from a 5 star hotel. There was also an a la carte restaurant which guests could use at 30% discount, but the menu didn't grab us, so we didn't bother and other guests who had tried it, told us it wasn't anything particularly special. One main food gripe was the lack of variety on the pool bar/room service menu. If you took lunch at the hotel, you soon ran out of food choices. Facilities at the hotel were good, the pools were lovely, generally enough sunbeds. There was also a gym, games room and spa, but we didn't use. Our main praise goes to the staff who were all excellent. From the Reception to the Restaurant, the bar and pool bar, waiters and waitresses and porters, all gave efficient and genuinely friendly service. Location-wise, the hotel is at one end of the long Tsilivi beach with the main resort of Tsilivi at the other, about a 15 minute walk. Tsilivi itself is a typical family tourist resort, with lots of restaurants and bars, bit too touristy for us, so we mainly stayed around and in the hotel in the evenings. Be warned though, the bar prices in the hotel are quite high, especially if you like a cocktail or two! The beach at Tsilivi is fine and sandy and water shelves gently. At both the hotel and resort ends of the beach, there are lots of beach bars, great for lunch but they do tend to pump out music all day long, so if like us you prefer a bit of peace on your sunbed, walk a bit further to the middle section where there are sunbeds for hire but nothing to disturb you from the sound of the waves breaking on the shore. Well apart from the guy who goes up and down every couple of hours selling fresh fruit salad, but he's pure entertainment, so we ended up looking forward to his regular sales patter!

Room Tip: Try and get a room overlooking one of the two pools. Some rooms at the back overlooked the building...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Davito, Manager at The Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Dear guest,

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

Overall we are happy and pleased to find out you did have a nice time and you managed to enjoy the comfort of your room, the hotel's facilities as well as the services offered. Moreover, we would like to thank you for your kind comments about our staff. It is a great pleasure to hear you refer to our service as efficient and genuinely friendly and to our staff as excellent.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Lesante Hotel and Spa during your next stay in Zakynthos.

Warmest Regards,
Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

This has to be the best hotel I have ever stayed in. The staff are so friendly and efficient and a pleasure to talk to and they work long hard hours. Our room was spotless and cleaned very day, There was food for everyones tastes, I like to try different foods when on holiday and that's what I got and very nice too.
We booked this holiday as a chill out holiday and that's exactly what it was. I would very highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a pool view as there is/was building work going on, not that anything was happening in all t...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank myralowes
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Davito, Manager at The Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to post your comments from your recent experience at the Lesante Hotel and Spa.

We are extremely glad that we were able to meet your expectations. We always love to know when guests have enjoyed their stay with us and your kind comments are very much appreciated.

Once again we wish to thank you for your kind comments and we certainly hope to welcome you back again to our beautiful property.

Warmest Regards,
Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Just returned from 2 weeks staying at the Lesante Hotel & Spa and would thoroughly recommend it. On arrival glass of bubbly while registering and cases arrived at our room before we did. Quality room, well maintained (with all amenities) and overlooking the main pool area. Staff are to be commended, always helpful, courteous and friendly. Hotel is maintained to a high standard and everywhere appeared clean & tidy. Plenty of sun beds available with towel service poolside. Breakfast had something for everyone whether you wanted full English or just fresh fruit. As we stayed on a B&B basis we can't comment on the evening meals but when on occassions we had lunch the food was excellent, fresh and well presented. We went on holiday to relax so the hotel suited us perfectly but if you are looking for night life and entertainment in the hotel this may not be the one for you. The beach is only 5 minutes away, we enjoyed walking it but a little overcrowded with sunbeds for us, preferred to stay poolside in the hotel. Tsilivi centre is about 10 minutes walk away with the usual selection of bars, restaurants and shops. Recommended restaurant would be Sweet Revenge, food excellent (with great choice and freshly cooked to order) and the service from Margaret, Danny, Sophia, Zak and Lisa was first class - we felt like part of the family. Not to be missed excursions would be the Original Levante speed boat tours to both Turtle Bay / Keri Caves and Shipwreck / Blue Caves which leave direct from the harbour at Tsilivi (no coaches involved). Captain Spiros was excellent value and takes real pride in what he is doing, his boat was small enough to be able to get inside many of the caves which really made the experience. All in all a great two weeks and would highly recommend the Lesante Hotel & Spa.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank WhiteRoseWokingham
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Davito, Manager at The Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Dear guest,

To begin with we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your comments and experiences during your stay with us.

We are very pleased to find out that you liked the hotel and you enjoyed a comfortable stay with us. Moreover, we are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with the quality of your room, the services offered, the breakfast as well as the hotel's facilities.

We wish to thank you for your nice comments and we truly hope to welcome you back again very soon.

Warmest Regards
Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

I e-mailed the hotel about 10 days before arrival to ask for a pool view room which we were duly given. On arrival we were greeted by a porter who transferred our cases from the coach into the hotel. While checking in we were given a glass of champagne to welcome us. The rooms at the hotel are just fantastic with his and hers sinks in the bathroom and a shower with jets. The bed linen and towels were changed daily by very pleasant and smiley maids.
We went for a week of rest and relaxation which is exactly what we had. This hotel is not geared towards children so there were only one or two during our stay which made time spent by the pool very quiet. The pool areas are wonderful, surrounded by palm trees and lovely and clean, we never had any problem getting a sun lounger, at this hotel there is not the usual 7am rush to put towels out on beds.
We stayed on a B & B basis so are unable to comment on the evening meals. The breakfast was lovely, not the usual coffee and juice machines but fresh coffee/tea brought to your table by the waiters. There were choices of cereals, fresh fruit and yoghurts, a cooked breakfast of bacon, eggs, sausage etc and you could ask the chef to make an omelette with a selection of fillings.
The beach is a 5 minute walk away and the small town of Tsilivi with the usual restaurants and shops about a 10 minute walk - you could also ride in a horse and carriage from the hotel into the town for 5 euros.
I would recommend this hotel to family and friends and will most definately be staying here again in the future.
Well done to the Manager and Staff at the Lesante, you have a beautiful hotel.

Room Tip: Pool view room is a must. Room 540 on the first floor has a lovely view of the pool and the sea in t...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank chris110757
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Davito, Manager at The Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Dear guest,

On behalf of the entire team of the Lesante Hotel and Spa we would like to thank you for your feedback of our hotel.

We are pleased to find out that you enjoyed a week of rest and relaxation with us and that you were satisfied with the comfort of your room and bathroom, the breakfast, the hotel's facilities as well as it's location.

We wish to thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Lesante Hotel and Spa in the near future.

With best regards
Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

My partner and I have just returned from a week's half board stay at Lesante.

Rooms - very modern and clean. We booked a double deluxe so were disappointed when we found the room had 2 single beds pushed together. We didn't expect this from a 5* hotel but the staff were happy to change to a room with a double bed when one became available and we were really happy with this.

Location - About a 10 minute walk from the main part but we were happy to be outside the hustle and bustle. Beach 5 min walk awway but I agree with others that it isn't the best- a reason to go out and explore Zante!

Cleanliness - The room, pool areas and all other parts of the hotel were always clean and tidy.

Food - Great choice for breakfast with eggs and pankaces cooked in front of you. Dinner was buffet style and ok. The food was rarely labelled though so you always had to ask the chef what it was. A small bugbear which would make a big difference and give the chef a break from repeating himself!

Overall - I would definately recommend this hotel. Very relaxing and very few children (although we did go outside school holidays) so perfect for couples who want a quiet holiday. All the staff work such long hours but are always smiley and helpful.

Other tips - Take the tour to the shipwreck/blue caves with Nefis tours. Good value for money and if you go the day before the tour they usually give a discount. The view from the restaurant where they take you for lunch is amazing! Restaurants - The Olive Tree (not to be confused with the Olive Garden) does great steaks and greek food. Lovely setting on the main strip. King Prawn (close to the bowling alley) is a must for seafood lovers.

Room Tip: Request a pool view!
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank mwcinus
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Davito, Manager at The Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write your comments and review on Trip Advisor and giving us your feedback on your experience.

We are really happy to find out that you liked the hotel and enjoyed a comfortable and nice stay with us. Moreover we are pleased to hear that you managed to enjoy most of the hotel's facilities.

Thank you again for reviewing us and we truly hope you will give us the pleasure of welcoming you back at the Lesante Hotel and Spa in the near future.

Kind Regards
Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Just returned after two weeks B&B in this hotel. We had a pool facing room on the end over looking the Neptune restaurant which also had a side view of the sea. The room itself was very stylish and modern and was cleaned daily to the highest standard. All the staff from the first welcome glass of sparkling wine we're very friendly and efficent. Nothing was too much trouble and when we had a problem with our shower, (to compensate the inconvience) we we're given a complimentary lunch and drinks. Breakfast was huge and we did'nt have a chance to try everything! We did'nt eat at the restaurant in the evening so I can't comment on the evening meal. The hotel is only afew minutes from the beach (would recommend the Paradise Taverna for lunch) and about 6-7mins from restaurants etc. All in all we had a really wonderful holiday and are considering booking again for next year.

Room Tip: Look for a room overlooking the pool.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Davito, Manager at The Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2012

Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write your comments and review on trip advisor and give us your feedback on your experience.

We are happy to find out that you had a nice time and you enjoyed a wonderful and brilliant holiday with us. Moreover, we are pleased to read that you were satisfied with the comfort of your room, the breakfast, the hotel's location as well as the services offered.

On behalf if the entire team of the hotel we would like to thank you for your feedback and we truly hope you will give us the pleasure of welcoming you back at the Lesante Hotel and Spa next year.

Warmest regards,
Lesante Hotel and Spa

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Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

Lovely second stay!

Things even better than in 2011! New lunch menu great!

Love the hotel! Very friendly staff, especially Chrysa!

Every guest receives very personal service.

Excellent attention to detail.

Came home super relaxed! Bring on 2013!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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1  Thank Sansom1978
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Davito, Manager at The Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay to our hotel for a second time and for taking the time to share your experience with us.

It is great pleasure to know that our guests visit us for a second round of holidays. We are also extremely happy to read that your second stay with us was lovely and even better than in 2011.

We wish to thank you for your nice comments and we look forward to welcoming you back for your third stay next year.

Warmest regards,
Lesante Hotel and Spa

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Additional Information about The Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa

Address: Tsilivi 29100, Greece
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Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Tsilivi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Tsilivi
#2 Luxury Hotel in Tsilivi
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Tsilivi
#6 Family Hotel in Tsilivi
#7 Romantic Hotel in Tsilivi
Price Range: $114 - $858 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly built (2009) Lesante hotel & Spa is by far the finest five star hotel of Zakynthos. Right from the start the Lesante has secured its position as leading venue of the island. What we offer is something else, something different and anything but standard. Lesante Hotel & Spa has deserved its 5 stars for its state of the art facilities, the dedicated staff, impeccable service, its luxurious design and the divine location. But in our philosophy our most precious star is you, our highly honored guest.Zakynthos is the most southern island of the Ionian Sea. The island is also referred as Zante or during the ancient times as Lesante. It is famous for the lush green vegetation, the snow-white beaches, the warm hospitality of its people and the superb sunny climate. Strategically located on the island, Lesante Hotel & Spa offers an obvious gateway for seeking the natural beauty of Zakynthos. We provide an exceptional high standard of accommodation for the present day traveler, and with the intimate amount of 120 room’s exclusivity is guaranteed. A wide variety types of rooms are available, from deluxe rooms, premium deluxe rooms, executive rooms, deluxe family rooms to junior suites, Honeymoon suites outdoor Jacuzzi, superior suites with private outdoor jacuzzi and grand suite with private outdoor jacuzzi. All with a tailor made, modern and stylish interior, and truly every imaginable facility is en suite.Our aim is to fulfill all your needs and desires, in a warm and genuine hospitable way. Our committed multilingual staff is at your disposal at any time, making sure your stay will be an unforgettable one.The Lesante is not just a hotel, it’s a destination on its own. Indulge in the wonderful world of the Lesante experience and feel like a star. ... more   less 
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