We had checked Tripadvisor prior to booking our recent holiday here and had obviously read the glowing reviews regarding the amazing staff but the standard still surprised us such was the helpful and courteous nature we were treated from the second we arrived. Every member of staff was outstanding and without doubt the best we've encountered (special mention to Luca and Gerry though :) )
The hotel itself was equally fantasic, the food was excellent every meal we ate (and without sounding like a snob) I'm really glad it didn't just cater from the vast majority of British guests by serving Chips, Burgers etc at every meal, instead we got fresh salads, pastas and a good selection of local dishes; all of which were fantastic (although Chips were available to specially order should you wish).
The room we had was a great size and if I can recommend one thing is to hire the air con! It was 33Euros for 11 days and was well worth it. It kept our room lovely and cold and we couldn't have coped without it! The room was also cleaned to a very high standard every day with fresh towels.
The pool areas were always clean too and I liked that they were separated so you have a quiet pool and a more lively pool which is next to the bar and where they do the activities, so it caters for whatever mood you're in. As we were on holiday with other members of our family for a wedding who were staying at different hotels we were out a lot of the nights therefore didn't sample a lot of the hotel nightime activities, however the two we did sample (Music Quiz and Greek night) were both excellent and great fun.
One slight downside is that the hotel is situated a good 15min walk into the main part of Tsilivi and in the heat it can be a struggle. They do offer a free shuttle bus to the beach (which is a 25-30min walk) and a taxi would cost no more than 6Euro each way but if you're like me and like a walk to just get a paper or something it can be a bit inconvienient to walk the best part of 45 mins there and back to do so.
With that said everything else was superb and we couldn't recommend the Filoxenia enough
Dan and (Magical) Kat
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Emerald green grass. Topaz blue skies and big mountains. These are the jewels of Tsilivi Zakynthos that plan to spoil you from the moment you arrive in Filoxenia Hotel. The natural scenic beauty of the complex is juxtaposed by our traditional Greek hospitality; enchanting visitors who leave with the most favorable impressions and the certainty that they will keep in touch and vow to return. An exquisite and comfortable "Home away from home", a warm feeling of welcome in a quite and soft atmosphere, unique in Zakynthos. Newly refurbished in 2009 with its new modern minimal character and very spacious and unique accommodation, will certainly give you the comfort you expect from your holidays.The four star Filoxenia Hotel is only 4 km away from Zante town, ideally situated in one of the less busy and beautiful countryside in the island, within 20-30 minutes walking from Tsilivi beach and the busy resort center.Modern amenities, a sprinkling of umbrellas by the poolside, 2 swimming pools and a children's pool accentuate the natural beauty of our complex for the young guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Filoxenia Hotel Tsilivi
- Filoxenia Hotel Zakynthos/Tsilivi