Stayed 9 nights as First Choice messed up our booking and we had to stay 5 night in a different hotel.
Found Zante Star to be extremely clean. Reception staff always greeted you and were friendly. Pool crystal clear and always plenty of sunbeds.
On the downside (and I'm sure I will be pounced on by the regulars). Room a little small for 4 with no table except on the balcony (& only 3 chairs). Our room was noisy as the hotel comes to life once everyone returns from dinner. It is nice though as everyone gathers in the reception/lounge. However our room was 2nd from the reception and opposite the stairs to upper floor and lower toilet so all we could hear were flip flops, heels going up & down, the hand dryer and voices. This usually stopped around 2am and wasn't unbearable but could be difficult if you have small children and I'm sure the rooms overlooking the pool would be quieter. There was no sound at all until around 9am so you could sleep in!!
Air con is very costly, 9Eu day, 50 a wk or 90 for 2wks.We managed without, proping open front door while eating and leaving patio door open. Patio doors stayed open all night too, these were never locked and had absolutely no trouble.
Beds very comfy, good size fridge, small (but adequate) kettle and toaster.
Beach a bit of a trek (a good 10mins) but well worth it, the sea is lovely.
Dinner again a bit of a walk but if you embrace it, you do get used to it. A gentle stroll around 20mins. Popeyes is the best, Sweet Revenge also good. Ate at Stamnes and Zeus at the other end of town which were both good but wouldn't really bother walking that far for it. Meals very reasonably priced at hotel, Pizza lovely but avoid the Carbonara unless you don't know how it should be cooked!
Wouldn't worry about Turtle trip, we saw 1 turtle and cost us 67Eu for the priviledge!!
Did small waterpark, walkable, was free from our 1st hotel. Trip round island to see Ship wreck (beautiful).
We don't return to any hotel as we want to try new adventures but I can see why people do. For a Greek hotel it really is outstanding. Nicely furnished, comfy and above all very clean. If you were to know everyone there it has the feeling of being a big family get together as it is so relaxed.
- Also Known As:
- Zante Star Tsilivi