We travelled as a couple to this hotel from 6th to 13th September and decided to take the all inclusive option rather than self catering. Having returned to the resort of Tsilivi for a 4th year we were unsure of what to expect at this hotel after reading mixed reviews about it...
The hotel is on the southern outskirts of Tsilivi and is a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes walk to resort centre and beach. We stayed in room 224 in the accomodation block away from main hotel and bar area. This was a blessing in disguise due to the late nights and loud customers in bar area until the very early hours (must have been a nightmare for those staying at hotel area).
The rooms are of an adequate standard but the decor we had was somewhat bizarre to say the least (the picture on the wall of the room that is)!. The beds are king size with plenty of room in the apartment along with fridge and cooker (even on the all inclusive package). Air conditioning was payable as an extra even although it stated that it was included within our holiday package.
The food was very good and overall a good selection was available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Chef was very helpful and polite and went out of his way to please you. Snacks were available during the afternoon that was included in the package and also served up in the evenings.
Service from reception could have been a lot better and to our standards was poor. Three times we asked reception for a table for our balcony and we were simply ignored. For 3 nights we had to shower with no hot water. Our holiday stated that air conditioning along with an upper floor was included but was not and the hotel were not helpful at all. All us brits appeared to be allocated the lower ground floors with upper floors reserved for Greeks! For these reasons and the distance away from the resort then we would not consider returning.
If its a boozy holiday you are after with no frills then this is the place for you.
Thanks to Babis, Alex and Melana for their hospitality but please stop playing the same music night after night!!! Oh and the chef for some really good food...
- 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