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Zante Maris Hotel
Ranked #7 of 51 Hotels in Tsilivi
Certificate of Excellence
West Midlands
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Good for couples”
Reviewed May 21, 2009

The hotel is positioned excellently on the beach with glorious crystal waters.

Went there as a small group of women, everywhere was so so quiet, came back on first night and admit we were a little noisy, this was not good as were asked to sign a letter the following day with a first and final warning ( a little extreme I think, a quiet word would have sufficed) which we signed because the hotel couldn't tell us what would happen iof we didn't lol.

The food was ok, but very bland and nothing to write home about, particulary breakfast, only fresh fruit was apple and orange, have had much better in 3 star hotels.

Outdoor pool ok if you get used to the temperature. After a couple of days the indoor pool was cold also and I think it may have stopped circulating because there appeared to be 'scum' on top of the water.

Saying all this I would visit again if I was to travel with my husband but would only stay on a self catering basis so could savour some of the local cuisine.

The resort and bars are ace!, would def recommend Tsilivi.

Would recommend hotel for the location.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
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Aylesbury
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Reviewed May 21, 2009

This is the first time we have been to Greece and had no idea which resort or hotel to stay at until we received a recommendation from our tour operator.

We have absolutely no regrets and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Zante Maris Hotel.
The staff went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable, there was a good variety of food available as well and the swimming pool was really wonderful.
Possibly the desserts could have been more imaginative, however the other courses more than made up for these.
The hotel made sure there was good entertainment every night and the maitre'd who was very enthusiastic and entered into the spirit of the entertainment also made sure that all those attending had enjoyable evenings and were involved.

From the other reviews we have read, it makes us wonder whether we were in the same hotel as we had no complaints whatsoever and will make every effort to go back as soon as we can.
Definitely recommendable!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Norfolk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2009

We've just returned from the Zante Maris and did have a very good holiday. Beach etc. was cleaned up and prepared for the summer season whilst we were there - sea was beautifully clear and weather perfect. Hotel is very close to the Phoenix Beach Hotel - just across the street and our room was on that side of the hotel - a very noisy family were staying in three rooms facing ours and we were kept up into the early hours every night with their antics/noise - i.e. hopping over the balcony into each other's rooms and shouting through to each other regardless of others trying to sleep - I felt the acoustics were partly to blame noise seemed to bounce back and forwards off the two hotels - however it was nice to have a shady room in the afternoons as the temperature was very hot. Overall it was a pleasant hotel - food was excellent -lots of choice including 'English' bacon/sausages/eggs etc. for breakfast - only let down were the desserts - a bit ordinary - have had much much better in other hotels - but overall good food! Bonus of kettle and cups/saucers in room plus tea/coffee/milk replenished every day. Resort a bit restricted for things to do as buses only go into Zante Town and are a bit limited as to return times so no real time to then get a bus to another resort. Beautiful Island - enjoyed a round the Island boat trip booked through an independent agency 27 Euros- much cheaper than through reps 44 Euros! Sadly flight home delayed by 5 hours so a tiring end to a very good holiday.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 12, 2009

Stayed at the Zante Maris from 3rd to 10th May and had a nice relaxing week. Weather was a bit iffy to start with which is common for May apparently but glorious by the end of the week.
Hotel was nice, had a room on the top floor with good balcony views over the pool, beach etc. Bedroom was clean and comfortable, bathroom a little tired and prone to flooding when using the slightly erratic shower.
Reception and bar areas are tidy as are the other common areas around the hotel. Pool was freezing cold and the beds are a bit crammed in, but you can always venture onto the beach.
Food in the restaurant was a bit repetitive, soup, salad, chicken, fish, beef, jelly, ice cream, cake and one special every night. OK for some folk but with the variety on offer in the town it's worth a walk out to sample some of the local fare which is well worth it.
Bit of a shame the beach was only cleaned up halfway through our week there as other resorts were ready for the start of the season in May, unlike Tsilivi which is on a slower wind up. Quite a few of the bars, restaurants etc were in the process of opening but still enough to chose from for a week.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2009

in response to previous review.......erm did we stay in same hotel ? on same week ? i agree food was a little repetitive but was delicious. the chef ' george' was very friendly and helpful giving me several recipes !!
the hotel was lovely , ok ....... the first week of season and i / we found eveything to be perfect. depending on what you drink it can cost 5 euros..... pint and half of lager 5 euros, not too bad but hardly the hotels fault ! the euro is terrible that is all . overall fantastic holiday and already booked for end of season. highly recommended

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Sussex
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Reviewed May 9, 2009

Food in hotel was worse than school dinners were before Jamie Oliver stepped in. Same thing every day, most food out of a tin, never warm, and so boring. Jelly and sponge every day as a sweet was beyond belief, especially in steel dog bowls. Meat was indescribable and cooked until it was dry and unedible. Challenging the cook he said the English cannot cook anyway !! Possibly first week of season it was expected some things would not be ready, but if this Chef was there last year, he should not have been reinstated. Drinks at the bar, be warned £5 each.

Hotel very clean, and in excellent position near the beach. Tsilivi is charming. Best Taverna in town "SWEET REVENGE" our saving grace !!!!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
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romania - timisoara
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Reviewed May 4, 2009

we had been in Zante maris in our honeymoon in Aug 2008. it is a nice hotel clean with very good meal. they had every nigth some entretainment show, one greek dance nigth per week. the beach it was sandy and the water very good for swim( not very deep)

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Zante Maris Hotel
Address: Planos, Tsilivi, Tsilivi 291 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Tsilivi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Tsilivi
#15 Romantic Hotel in Tsilivi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Zante Maris Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 192
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