We returned from a short stay at the end of June having booked because it was my wife's 50th birthday and we wanted somewhere special to stay. Everything about this hotel was special and we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived in reception and were treated to a glass of champagne (provided to all arriving) we knew we had made the right choice. The staff are simply fantastic and nothing is too much trouble. On arriving in our room it had been decorated with hearts and flowers which was a lovely surprise and a great start. We arrived at lunch time and hit the pool where we found sun beds available and there was never a problem about reserving beds. Towels are provided at the pool bar and we ate there each lunchtime because the snacks were just so good and are brought out from the main hotel kitchen.
A few people mentioned drinks were pricey but no more so than in the UK and the cocktails were fabulous and worth every euro.
Evening meals go on until 10pm so we ate a bit later and the food was varied and of high quality. On the evening of my wife's birthday, the whole restaurant team came to the table to sing happy birthday and provided a complimentary cake. It was a lovely example of how the staff operate.
There is nothing negative we can report. The hotel itself is in wonderful condition and to a high spec - it is 5star and everything about the place and the staff oozes quality.
We booked independently without a holiday company and it could not have been easier - the hotel staff all speak English and communicate by email before travelling. We booked our own flights and the taxi from the airport to the hotel was simple and costs a flat rate of Eu20.
Hotel reception booked our departing taxi, it arrived on time and was a top of the range Audi, for the same price. The location is close to the beach and it was just so nice to be able to walk into the nearby town in the evening along the beach or by road which only took 10 minutes.
We would fully recommend a stay here for couples but it may be a little quiet for families with young kiddies. We cant wait to return and hope to get out at least once a year if not more because it is just so wonderful.
One last point - I always leave feedback according to the stay and like most holiday makers have had a few bad experiences in the past however there is simply nothing but praise and appreciation that I can leave for the Lesante as it was perfect for us. There will always be the occasional negative review but believe us, the only thing you should consider about this wonderful hotel is when you can make a booking.
Thank you to the management and all staff for making our stay a wonderful but too short experience - we look forward to returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly built (2009) Lesante hotel & Spa is by far the finest five star hotel of Zakynthos. Right from the start the Lesante has secured its position as leading venue of the island. What we offer is something else, something different and anything but standard. Lesante Hotel & Spa has deserved its 5 stars for its state of the art facilities, the dedicated staff, impeccable service, its luxurious design and the divine location. But in our philosophy our most precious star is you, our highly honored guest.Zakynthos is the most southern island of the Ionian Sea. The island is also referred as Zante or during the ancient times as Lesante. It is famous for the lush green vegetation, the snow-white beaches, the warm hospitality of its people and the superb sunny climate. Strategically located on the island, Lesante Hotel & Spa offers an obvious gateway for seeking the natural beauty of Zakynthos. We provide an exceptional high standard of accommodation for the present day traveler, and with the intimate amount of 120 room’s exclusivity is guaranteed. A wide variety types of rooms are available, from deluxe rooms, premium deluxe rooms, executive rooms, deluxe family rooms to junior suites, Honeymoon suites outdoor Jacuzzi, superior suites with private outdoor jacuzzi and grand suite with private outdoor jacuzzi. All with a tailor made, modern and stylish interior, and truly every imaginable facility is en suite.Our aim is to fulfill all your needs and desires, in a warm and genuine hospitable way. Our committed multilingual staff is at your disposal at any time, making sure your stay will be an unforgettable one.The Lesante is not just a hotel, it’s a destination on its own. Indulge in the wonderful world of the Lesante experience and feel like a star. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lesante Hotel Tsilivi