Zante Maris Hotel
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Excellent clean hotel
We took the gamble and went '4star allocated on arrival' as we could not decide which 4star to go for on the island.
Every rep told us we got the Islands best hotel, and I would probably agree with them and there are no 5 star or big name hotels on the island.
Excellent location - right on the beach and walkable to loads of good quality cheap restaurants. Hotel is very clean and the rooms were cleaned every day. We were on the middle floor with a side sea view.
If you want to use one of the sunloungers you had better be up early! All were covered in towels by 8.30AM! We went down to reserve ours around 7AM!
In my opinion the hotel design is not fantastic - 3 legs of a courtyard facing inwards. Seems to be a standard design of the area, but it felt a bit cramped and the noise echoes etc (not that there was much) I would prefer an L shape!
Wonderful island - very laid back - make sure you do some tours. Turtles at Laganas are great - small boat tours from 15 Euros.
Buses around the island are OK, but the timetable is usually 30 mins in delay!
Be warned about the departure airport - very organised to get you checked in, but an absolute cattle shed when you are waiting! There is a new airport being built - hopefully finished this decade!!
Overall very good hotel.
We stayed at the Zante Maris for 2 weeks half board returning on July 16th. The hotel is in a great position right on the sea but just round he corner from the town of Tsilivi. The hotel is a high standard, spotlessly clean, where else do you get a change of sheets and towels every day. Tea/coffeee facilities in the room updated every day. Beach towels available so no need to carry your own.
We enjoyed meeting the staff, other guests and the evening entertainment. As the hotel is well placed you can visit all the activities available in the town, trmendous choice of good quality restaurants if you are bed and breakfast.
We would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a quality break in lovely surroundings
Diane & Dave - Excellent Hotel & Location
Spent one week here with my boyfriend but wish it was two. The hotel was amazing, right on the golden sandy beach. The best hotel in Tsilivi. We had slippers and dressing gowns plus a bottle of water in our mini bar when we arrived which was a real touch. The rooms were cleaned every day and clean towels provided. The staff are very friendly, especially the bar men - Sambuca!! We would definitely recommend it and return again. This is a 5 Star hotel in our eyes xx
Great zante maris hotel
what a hotel three years old and looks like it was just built. staff very good and the place was spotless and the rooms done every day.air con is a must as it was 47 in the shade but the rooms nice and cool. good sing song and the food was good.i would go back in the morning if i could .try it yourself and see what i mean .best hotel on the island.long may it last.cant wait till next year.
We returned from a 1 week stay at the Zante Maris in the middle of May. The hotel was beautiful and cannot fault the staff. The only slight negative was that our room was positioned directly above the kitchens, so we heard clattering pots up to about 11pm each night and from about 7am each morning. We ate our evening meal in the hotel twice and were found this to be good value for money, however the same could be said of the various bars and restaurants within Tsilivi which we also tried.
We went on two cruises booked through the reps, one to the north of the island and one to the south. The southern cruise was much more enjoyable (calmer seas), but overall I felt both cruises were too drawn out.
Overall, however, I would say this was a great holiday, we didn't do half of the things we could have done and the airport on the way back wasn't that bad (although I expect this was because of the time of year we went). I would definately go back!!
Excellent 1st class
We have just returned from the Zante Maris Hotel and would recommend the hotel to anyone. The service was 1st class as was the hotel itself. The staff were chatty and polite at all times and nothing was to much trouble for them. The rooms were very spacious and spotlessly clean and comfortable. We went bed and breakfast and the food was remarkable, such a huge selection at breakfast and so much to choose from. I would certainly visit again. Even the transfer to and from hotel perfect. If you want a holiday where you want to be spoiled then chost the ZANTE MARIS HOTEL.
Only for summer
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for Greek Easter. The hotel doesn't normally begin operating until May/June, but was fully booked with Greek tour comapnies for the four-day Greek Easter break. I think we would have enjoyed our stay at the Zante Maris a lot more during the summer months.
The outside pool hadn't been cleaned all winter and staff had only just finished cleaning it on the last day of our visit. Tsilivi, the town where the hotel is situated was completely shut down for the winter. We had half-board but were forced to go into the main town (about 15 minutes drive) to find somewhere to eat lunch each day.
Greeks don't really eat breakfast and this is reflected in the poor breakfast buffet. The hotel was so full of guests that if you weren't there 10 minutes after they started serving breakfast, they'd run out of everything. And the juices were just horrible!!!
In contrast, dinner was fantastic. Lots of variety and very tasty.
The rooms were clean though the bathrooms did flood - as another member mentioned. Also, I couldn't find the hairdryer until we were packing to leave. For some reason it's hidden in a drawer and not in the bathroom.
The view from our room was fantastic and the beach is just a few steps away.
Staff were ok, not rude but not overly friendly either.
The layout of the hotel is a bit strange, we were in room 325 which is on the 2nd floor but we had to press 1 in the elevator to get to it.
I would have no problem staying at this hotel again, but it would have to be during the summer where I could take full advantage of the outdoor pool, beach and the town of Tsilivi.
Really nice relaxing hotel
The hotel is right beside a lovely beach. The staff and hotel were very good. The rooms we had been allocated were on the ground floor even though we requested a top floor. The reception staff moved us immediatly. The food was good but abit repetative but perfectly adequate. The hotel had a real friendly feel and very clean and relaxed.
Great for the oldies
We spent two weeks at the Zante Maris in September and whilst we enjoyed it and found the hotel pretty good, it must be said that the guests were mainly in the "older" age bracket. The rooms were pretty good but like lots of holiday hotels, the shower floods the bathroom floor. There's nothing much to do in Tsilivi so don't go expecting an exciting holiday, just chill and you'll enjoy. The airport is an utter disgrace and you should be prepared for long delays on your return home. Because of the airport, we won't be back
Zante Maris A Great Hotel
We have just returned from 2 weeks staying at the Zante Maris Hotel in Tsilivi (2nd Oct 05) If you want a hotel right on the beach, with above average sized very clean rooms, towelling dressing gowns/slippers, great staff, wide choice of food(we were half board) and a nice village to stroll along in the evenings then this is for you. Hotel has evening shows etc but we preferred to go out each evening. Only drawback was the lack of bars in the village but Level became our favorite. Popeye's and sweet revenge were good for lunches. All in all we had a very chilled holiday but be aware the airport on the return will be so full of people you wont be able to move and the snack bar will charge 4.50 (sterling) for a cup of tea and a water so take your own drinks.
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