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Zante Star
Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Tsilivi
Certificate of Excellence
England
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Really lovely”
Reviewed 5 August 2010

When we arrived at Zante Star it was everything the reviews said it would be. Fantastic place to stay, lovely and clean .The food was amazing and very reasonably priced,you must try the zante star special pizza! big thumbs up to the cook. The staff are so warm friendly and would go out of their way to help you if needed.Then theres the resident dog Mickey a sweet little thing but could be a bit short tempered now and again but wouldnt you with nearly everyone trying to stroke you! i had two young children so dont be put off with him. The pool was a fantastic size and plenty of sunbeds available.Its not that far to beach or main town of tsilivi its a fairly quiet road and well lit at night. We tried a few resteraunts our favourites being the King Prawn its a seafood resteraunt but does sell greek cuisine aswell. The Balcony resteraunt is good and has garlic mushrooms to die for!.You must go to the greek night at the Zante Star the food was delicious even better than some of the resteraunts in town ! the dancers were great if your shy hide away when they come to get you up ! If we could take the Zante Star to every greek island we visit we would its such a great place. Oh and if your going on any boat trip we recommend the Levante boat trip with Captain Spirros! what an experience its a small boat holds 36 people, under 11's sit up top with the captain they all wear life jackets and get to drive the boat mine loved it, even adults got to drive it.I had read reviews that he was a madman what a load of rubbish, you wont get better.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2010

We have just got back from 2 weeks at the Zante Star ... lovely friendly staff who always had time for you no matter what the time of day, very well kept reception and pool areas. Clean and bright and vey welcoming, room was excellent and overlooked the pool with lovely views. The greek night was great fantastic dancers and good food,great atmosphere.
Tsilivi town was only a short walk with plenty of restaurants and shops, we loved Family restaurant, sardines were to die for ! Lovely people. Also try The Balcony which is about 15 min walk from the Zante Star instead of turning left to go into the town turn right up the hill on the coast road to Zante town past the large hotel on your right, this place is amazing wonderful sunset views, mouthwatering food, try the banana juice, a lovely chilled place to relax.
We hired a scooter from Theos for 9 days, nice english lady very helpful. Saw most of this wonderful island and saw 5 turtles, 2 of them when we took a pedalo out from Kalamaki ! Loved the little island at Laganas ( Agios Sostis ) 4 euro entrance but you do get a free drink. All in all a fantastic island !

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2010

Me and my girlfriend went to Zante Star for two weeks in June and it was one of the best holidays I have ever been on.

All the hotel staff are so so friendly all of the time. They all work so hard to keep everyone happy, always thinking about others before themselves and making sure everyone is having a great time. They always have a massive smile on their faces and they are great to talk to, it's like a second family, they make you feel really welcome.

Everywhere is so clean all the time and I can't stress enough how hard they all work and pull together, I think it's really important that people realise it because I couldn't have been more thankfull. As I said everywhere is so clean all the time, the bar/reception area is very modern and nice and open. Irina behind the bar is really friendly and always has a smile on her face. The room we had was very nice, clean, modern and had lots of room. The resort itself is great it has a little bit if everything, lively, chilled, and very beautiful views.

The food is amazing! Almost everywhere is good to eat otherwise the restaurants wouldn't be open. We found that 'zorbas', 'olive tree' (not olive garden), and 'demaras' were gorgeous. 'Demaras' is family owned and has a real original Greek feel to it, massive portions and they grow everything fresh on their land behind the restaurant.

If you want to go to the blue caves/ ship wreck on a boat tour do not book with a big tour operator like Olympic or any others you see in the tsilivi town centre as they go when everyone else does and it's literally like cattle all being crammed into one space, thousands of people flock onto the shipwreck beach and I can imagine it's not fun at all.

Instead, do what me and my girlfriend did. We read on here about a man called 'Levante' and he's being going to the blue caves/ship wreck for over 20 years. He uses a much smaller boat that seats about 20-30 people and his trips are simply amazing! You get to go early in the morning to the shipwreck when no ones there and you go inside the blue caves which the bigger boats cannot do. His name if I remember it correctly is Spiros, he's a great guy! Really friendly and makes sure you have a great time, which you definitely will. His wife and crew are also great company and lovely people to be around.

Tsilivi town centre is only a 10-15 min walk away and has everything to offer. Zante town is about 5 mins away in a taxi and doesn't cost a lot at all. I would advise visiting Zante town as the harbour is amazing and again lots to see and do there.

It took me a while to leave this review but I'm glad I did because people need to know how great this hotel/resort is. The hotel should be a five star purely because the staff make it what it is, they all work so hard, a big thank you to the cleaners too that help out with Greek night too. The staff really do pull together when times can be hard on them and you really do see this when you go, everyone looks after one another, it's like one big family and they welcome you with open arms.

This hotel is full of love, laughter and life, and you won't want to leave. There's so much to say I can't remember it all, oh have a chocolate creppe from 'sweet revenge' with cream, they're amazing! The beach is again only a 10 min walk and the hotel food is actually really nice as well.

Irene, Irina, Zoe, Hellana (sorry if I spelt your names wrong) thank you all so much for making our holiday what it was, we came to tsilivi for a two week holiday but it was so much more than that, we made some great friends including yourselves. You're all really lovely people and pull together when it matters most. Thank you all for a fantastic holiday!

Lots of love James and Lauren (Athinula) x

  • Stayed July 2010
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 July 2010

I cannot believe what the review of noisey noisey. We will be back at Zante Star 5th September it will be our 6th Year and 9th time. The Zante Star is Paradise, Irini and her family work so hard making everyones holiday a holiday to remember. Nothing it too much trouble, the rooms are so clean and comfortable. The food is great so reasonable and good portions. The music played in the day while you relax around the pool is not loud and makes you relax. In the evening the music is great and not played loud, the greek evening is a evening not to be missed. There are so many of us that go back year after year,sometimes twice a year. It is for all ages, when booking Olympic point out about the steps. Noisey Noisey if you are not able to do stairs then you should not have booked the Zante Star. Never have heard all the years we have been going such rubbish written, if you had not been doing things you shouldnt you might have enjoyed yourselves. Its good you wont be going back as we dont want to mix with people like you. Cannot wait to get back to Paradise

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2010

My partner and I spent a week at the ZANTE STAR wih4 CHILDREN. 2 YOUNG, 2 TEENAGERS.
THE entire hotel spotless, the staff very helpful and friendly and the rooms aspacious and well equipped.
The hotel is set away from the main part of Tsilivi, so is peaceful but only minutes away from hte beach and hte town.
We had a ront facing room which looked over the sea, town and hills. The pool area is lovely and well kept. They have a wide choice of snacks on the menu.
There are steep steps up to hotel which is a pain with luggage and therefore not suitable for elderly or disabled. But everything else if fantastic!
They have a lovely greek evening and pub quiz amongst other low key entretainment..
I THOROUGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL FOR ITS SERVICE, LOCATION, HOSPITALITY, CLEANLINESS AND FACILITIES.
THANK YOU TO ALL AT ZANTE STAR FOR A FAB WEEK :-)
WILL RETURN

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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west mids
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2010

We have been to The Zante Star four times and from the very first visit knew it was the best ever. The hotel is situated just a short walk from all the hustle and bustle which provides a peacefull setting. The hotel has a wonderfull air contioned bar and longe and the rooms are of high standard, cleanliness is excellant and second to none, pool and sun loungersare of the same standard. But above all the lovely owners are so friendly and helpful and welcome you with open arms , as do all of the staff !!!
Thank you to Yanni for The Zante Star, his lovely daughters and all staff for our wonderfull holidays in lovely Tsilivi.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Mold, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2010

Service was excellent - in terms of cleanliness and sheets and towels were replaced regularly (the towels were fluffy!) The rooms were typically Greek in as much as they were basic but larger than usual and exceptionally clean and well maintained, Particularly nice was the bathroom (including a shower curtain and hair drier). Even though our room was immediately adjacent to the swimming pool and bar area, the double glazing was so efficient that we were never disturbed by noise at night which in itself was astonishing. The staff were very pleasant and friendly, never over fussy as some can be. The location of the hotel was some distance from the resort centre but this only enhasnced our stay - we enjoyed the 20 minute walk into town each evening. Best taverna was Trenta Nove in Planos. Also we were about 10 minutes from the beach (not particularly the best we have been to but not the worst either) We hired a car for three days and twice visited Porto Zorro beach south of Zakynthos Town. We found this beach excellent in every respect. Overall we would definetly recommend staying at Zante Star and hope to return again in the future.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Zante Star
Address: Tsilivi zante, Tsilivi 29100, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Tsilivi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Tsilivi
#3 Family Hotel in Tsilivi
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Number of rooms: 35
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