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Planet Studios and Apartments
Ranked #7 of 49 Hotels in Tsilivi
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

Stayed at the Planet for two weeks between 9 August and 23 August. Sharon and Katrina and everybody in the background did a great job, the cleaners worked hard and kept areas clean. Beware if you are staying in the studios as there is sand in the hot water so use tap water when making a brew and rinse twice after a shower. We also found out this was a problem last season and nothing had been done about it. I was told this was due to cost. Also for 3 days out of the 14 we had no hot water and had to shower in cold water. On one of these days they ran out of fuel for the heating and the replacement turned up about 6.00 p.m.. It was a shame we did not receive an apology from management. who really do focus on the bar and bar area..

I agree with other comments about the bar and feeling under pressure to get another drink. I felt when your glass had a small amount in it staff were right over asking you if you needed another drink so it felt a bit pushy. The bar did shut quite late but yes when the shutters are closed it shuts out some of the noise from the DJ and people who were drunk and noisy.

whilst we were at the Planet two rooms were broken into on the same night and a case was even taken and there was no sign of a break-in. Access to room keys was so easy as they are kept in an open area near the bar and internet access and anybody could take these keys as you would not be noticed so security is very lapse. When one of the victims reported his theft the response he received was you are insured aren't you..

Overall the Planet is okay if you just want to get drunk all night which is a shame as it has so much more to offer but I will not be returning.

Room Tip: Higher floors are less vulnerable.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

loved obelix restaurant and paradise cocktail bar didnt like the unisex toilets.It was great how friendly the greek people were they couldnt do enough for us the guys down paradise even invited us out on their boat"forfree "they said we would love to come back again but feel we have visited every bar now.Tsilivi is a beautiful town in Zante.

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Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

if you want fun this is the place to be! With the bubbly bobby ringing the bell and peeping the horn at the bar there is never a dull moment.We stayed in a one bedroom apartment which was immaculate the terrace an grounds were hosed down every day .Bobby the owner heard it was our first wedding anniversary so he gave us champagne on the house.With the blue flag beach down the road and quaint tavernas round the corner what more could you ask for?

Room Tip: best not to have the ground floor as there isnt much to see
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

I visited planet with my two grown up sons, 9 year old and husband. Apartments clean, room service everyday, change of towels ever other. Air con is a must and extra, ours when on in lounge area smelt of egg and had to be turned off, the unit in the bedroom went wrong and water was pouring out of it over my kindle on bedside unit! Pool nice, people do however get up very early and put towels on beds, so be quick! Sharon lovely, bar food nice, drinks very over priced. The bar is still going strong at 5am, and in the room where we were staying, even with doors and shutters shut and air con on couldn't sleep at all. Bar workers very pushy for you to order drinks, as soon as glass empty they are on you like a shot! Spent every evening at Obelix restaraunt, and Molly Malones Bar, where they had live music and better atmosphere. Will not be returning to planet, but adore Zsilivi and Zante. Please if nothing else go on Nefis Travel Back to the Roots trip, it made our holiday.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

returned on the 9th july after a 2 week stay the staff were the most friendly people we,ve ever met sharon and katrina in the day and ricky ,jo and andreas in the evening made the holiday music stayed on till the early hours but didnt mind just closed the shutters the apartments are basic but it was what we expected and we would defiantly go back but not in august little bit to hot !

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

Just returned from our second visit to Planet and yet again had the best holiday ever and cant wait to go back there again. Absolutely love Tsilivi as a holiday destination and wouldn't want to go anywhere else. The staff at Planet are amazing especially the evening team Ricky is a star and never fails to put a smile on your face as he whizzes around the bar and the rest of the team including Andreas, George and Jo cant do enough for you. Apartments clean and more than acceptable pool not overcrowded plenty of sunbeds location central cant ask for more. Looking forward to returning hopefully next year and was very sad to leave. The Hickman family from Wales :-]

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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South wales uk
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

Want to try and give a balanced and objective viewpoint of our recent first time stay at the Planet apartments and Tsillivi (returned 15thAug after 2 week stay) with myself, husband , daughter and friend both 15.

Accommodation
The 'hotel' comprises 3 blocks of self catering apartments. The 1 bedroomed apts which we stayed in provided a limited pool view, the apt was spacious, clean and functional to an acceptable standard. Air conditioning is plumbed into both bedroom and dining area at a cost of 105 Euro for a 2 week stay including a safe key, Worth it we feel but entirely optional. Room maid service every day with level of service (eg cleaning, towel changes, etc) alternating throughout the week. Water temperature was very hit and miss dependant on time of day many days water was completely cold and even had a day where the whole complex was without water without any explanation or apology from management. Mattresses firmer than we would normally like but still managed to sleep.
Pool Area
Pool sits between the apt blocks, snack bar and pub. Its of a reasonable size, clean, tidy, with plenty of sunbeds arranged around it, there is no child pool or very shallow end which is disappointing as I like to sit in the shallow end to read my book, Although the whole pool area has a nice relaxing and comfy feel.
Snack Bar
This is run very well and very clean and tidy, Sharon does a wonderful job and is an extremely nice person, even though the snack bar is very busy she always seems to make the time to chat to guests and always seems genuinely interested in people..
Planet pub
The internet states the Planet Pub is one of the liveliest bars in Tsilivi, and this lives up to its name and if you are going on holidays to enjoy the loud nightclub feel and spend lots of money on alcohol then this is the place for you as alcohol will be sold regardless of age , money making seems to be the main focus If you are expecting family friendly entertainment unfortunately you will need to go offsite. on a positive note Ricky and Andreas work really hard and George is a gem.,
Overall , Planet as clean and tidy and the staff are friendly but personally found it very boring , My recommendation would be for Babis and pedro to be more attentive towards paying guests (Not just the ones around the bar) with a little family friendly day and evening entertainment/interaction this place has the potential to excellent.
Things to do
Captain Spiros boat trip is a must.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Planet Studios and Apartments
Address: Tsilivi, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Tsilivi
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Tsilivi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Tsilivi
Number of rooms: 169
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