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“Our Holiday at the Contessa”
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Contessa Hotel
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Argassi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We have just returned from our holiday at the Hotel Contessa in Argassi, Zanti. We had a lovely relaxing week there. All the staff are very friendly and professional and can't do enough for you. The hotel is spotless and the towels and linen changed regularly. We ate at the pool bar most lunchtimes but we were Bed and Breakfast so we didn't eat our evening meal there although you can if you wish. The meals by the pool are lovely with a good choice and served very quickly. There is a good choice of restaurants in the town we liked Ethnic and the Picadilly best. If I could find one thing wrong it would be the very small shower in the room with just a curtain but we got used to it and it didn't spoil our holiday at all. We were there the last week in June and it was very hot all the time so we needed aircon which we had to pay for but well worth the money we couldn't have managed without it. We will definately consider going to the Contessa again. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

Room Tip: We had a room on the side of the hotel on the third floor (room 318). We could see the sea from our...
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3  Thank Joyce C
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alicia k, Manager at Contessa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Dear Joyce,


Thank you for taking the time to add your review on Contessa Hotel and for choosing to share your holiday memories with us.

It is a great pleasure for us to know that you had such a great time here in our home and that our staff took care of you and made you feel so welcome and comfortable.

We would also like to thank you for your kind advice and tips to our future guests
It will be a big pleasure for us to have you back again in our hotel for another great holiday. Until we hopefully meet again, take care and dont forget us,
Warmest Regards,
Alicia lkadi

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Have just returned from a stay at Contessa. Found the hotel really excellent from the moment of walking into reception for first time. The reception staff, Demi, were very friendly, helpful and cheerful. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and it did seem natural, not a put on face for the customer.
The hotel was very clean and bright. The rooms were comfortable, clean and bright. The maid service was excellent and the rooms kept clean. Bed linen and towels were changed regularly.
Breakfast consisted of a wide range of dishes, continental style and hot dishes served buffet style in a bright airy dining room. We only had bed and breakfast although you can book for half board.
The pool bar and snacks were very good and reasonable priced. The staff, Loulou and Mario were very good, cheerful and helpful.
Have been too a few Greek Islands but I think this was about the best hotel have stayed in.
Congratulations and thanks to all the staff.

Room Tip: Rooms with a pool bar are the better option
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4  Thank william b
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

The Hotel Contessa is a very friendly family hotel ideally situated near to plenty of restaurants and shops, a few minutes from the beach and a short bus journey to Zakinthos Town. Most rooms have a lovely outlook to the swimming pool and a gorgeous view of the sea. The breakfast is especially varied and plentiful as is the evening buffet. The children's play area and the bar snacks were excellent, reasonably priced with Lou and Ellie doing a wonderful job , Lou's hot chocolate is lovely. The staff are very friendly and nothing is a bother. I would return there every time. The hotel is very well maintained and has lovely pot plants and trees at various locations a really nice touch missing in other hotels. The best hotel in my travels by far.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the swimming pool and sea are more desirable.
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4  Thank Globeken
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We wanted a small family run hotel for a May/June get away. The hotel promised garden views and I think you get them with most of the rooms - we however had a view of an apartment block wall, The rooms are basic and it can be a little noisy. Having said that, the staff were fantastic, pool and pool bar really good and we would come back again. We had a deal that included breakfast - this is basic but adequate and no complaints especially as the restaurant is on the top floor with fantastic views over the bay. The hotel is a bit like a budget airline - a good affordable price, however if you want air conditioning, a safe, a fridge it is all extra and does add up. I suppose it gives you some choice as if you don't want it you don't pay. I enjoyed our week.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank rogerflame999
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We have just returned home from zante ,staying once again the Contessa hotel in Argassi . This is our sixteenth year and for fourteen years we have stayed at the Contessa .The Contessa Has beautiful views of the sea and Zante town , the staff are friendly ,we have Lou and Ellie at the pool bar and in the evenings Marios ,The food at the pool bar is great and very quick service .The rooms are cleaned daily,very clean . they serve a variety of food for breakfast, lots of choice, you can stay for evening meal which is a buffet and again plenty of choice and there is also a weekly Barbeque by the pool its just lovely. We will be back at the Contessa next year ,Beautiful Hotel .Lynne

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3  Thank Lynne T
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Just got back from a week at the Contessa. Agree with the previous reviews all the staff are really friendly. The bar snacks are lovely and reasonably priced and the breakfast was fine lots of choice really enjoyed the greek yogurt and honey. The only downside was we were only bed and breakfast and other than a small fridge in the room there was no kettle or cups to brew up or anywhere to make a sandwich at lunch so had to eat out everyday. Perhaps the hotel could think about putting cheap kettles and a couple of cups in the rooms ! The pool was lovely too really warm even I had a dip at least 3 times a duy a drink but we never went down there to sun bathe. Argassi it's self is beautiful lots of places to eat and drink ended up in the Beer Academy most nights watching the world cup. Ate somewhere different each night but did return to the Granada Taverna twice as it was so nice Would return to the Contess again but would take a kettle

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the pool
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2  Thank tracy f
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Stayed at this hotel 10th to 17 June (B&B), it was our 1st time in Argassi but know Island well, have stayed up the road in kalamaki a few times.

Hotel was very good, clean, nice staff and a good breakfast. You do have to pay 2 euros a day for sun bed cushions which seemed a little silly but I suspect the tour operators pay peanuts so they have to make their money somehow!

As for the resort it was really nice, plenty of bars restaurants etc. Would recommend The Green Frog for excellent food at a good price.
If your like an adventure, hire a scooter and explore its good fun (hotel can arrange this or see George down at Olympic hire, down hill turn left 200 mtrs on left talk to him about motorbikes and you will get a decent one).

To end would return to the Contessa np, great hotel.

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2  Thank Edgydave
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Address: Argassi 29100, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Argassi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Argassi
#1 Family Hotel in Argassi
#3 Romantic Hotel in Argassi
Price Range: £27 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Contessa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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