We stayed here for 1 week from the 10th May. It was booked as a last minute break for my husband and myself. It was a cheap deal and we really expected it would be basic, as we have been Zante before.
When we arrived in the early hours of the morning. We were lead to our room, 107 by a rather grumpy looking security man, who did not speak much English. But, that was fine! It was early and we wern't too bothered by this!
The room though... Oh dear.... it was very small, very smelly and very tatty! The toilet made a dripping noise constantly, the shower curtain was hanging off, the room smelled of damp and the beds felt damp. It was at the back of the hotel and over looked the toilet block by the swimming pool!
After a nap. We went to our Thomas Cook welcome meeting and voiced our concerns to the rep. She then had a word with the receptionist and they gave us 3 keys to choose a more suitable room. Very obliging and happy to help!
We eventually chose room 111 which over looked the pool to the front and onto the road at the back.
It was bright, clean and airy and so much better than the last room!
All the staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful and taking into consideration that they had recently just lost a family member and they were in mourning, the hotel owners were very nice and always spoke and smiled.
We can't comment on the food at the hotel, as we never ate there. There are so many lovely restaurants and tavernas in Tsilivi to try.
Dionosis grill was excellent value and the fresh fish was lovely.
The beach is only a short stroll away and is perfect for sunbathing. We loved 'The cosy beach bar' They charged 3 euros for a sun lounger which you could use all day and they also did great snacks and drinks.
Breakfasts were good at either Freddies beach bar or the Jolly Roger.
Eutopia bar is great for a few cocktails and beers after a meal out. The staff, Armado, Vasso and Konti are lovely and will make you feel very welcome.
The only problem we really had with the planos beach was the pool and pool area. Although it was clean, it was very small and cramped and the pool was freezing and went from being shallow to deep very quickly! Not good if you have younger children.
It also got unbearably hot around the pool during the day. You literally baked in your own sweat! So much nicer to go to the beach and probably safer for the kids too, as the sea is so warm and gently shelves. You can wade out quite a long way before it gets deeper!
All in all a very good value and happy holiday at the planos beach. Would recommend it for a good basic base for some lovely Greek sunshine in the gorgeous resort of Tsilivi!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Planos Beach Hotel in Tsilivi Zanynthos… Have a nice accommodation! A big warm hug are waiting for you at Planos Beach Hotel in Tsilivi. The complex is located in one of the most popular resort of the Zante island.Here you may find ecerything you need all the time of your hoilidays, since Planos Beach Hotel offers a variety range od options and facilities. The center of Tsilivi is located just a few minutes on foot, where you may find restaurants, many taverns, touristis shops and many bars. ... more less
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