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“Lovely holiday....rubbish weather”
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Contessina Hotel
Ranked #3 of 49 Hotels in Tsilivi
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“Lovely holiday....rubbish weather”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Stayed at this lovely hotel from the 3rd - 10th October, sadly the weather was not kind to us and I would not advise people to travel to Zante at this time of year as they are prone to rain out of our 7 days we had 2.5 days sun !! The resort, shops & hotels are starting to close the hotel in fact closes on the 17th Oct.

Everything about this hotel is as previous reviews have said, modern, clean hotel with friendly hard working staff. Breakfast is adequate cereal, toast, hot foods, fruit, yoghurts with ample tea & coffee facilities.

Would stay here again if in Tsillivi.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We've not long been back from the Contessina in Tsilivi. Overall the standard of accommodation was pretty good. We got to see two rooms, one in the left hand building as you face the pool from the bar area and the rear building. I would say the left hand building has been furbished to a slightly higher standard, although the rear building was certainly not a disgrace by any means. The only issue I had was with the shower in the rear block, which was tiny. I'm a fairly large fella, and I had to enter the shower sideways on due to the size of my shoulders. I'd imagine some larger guests could find the size of it a real problem.

The Staff were outstanding and the time we had a problem with some guests they did everything they could to resolve the issue to our satisfaction. The lack of a Excellent from us comes from the breakfast choice, which was poor and what was available was cold. We ate there the first morning and everyday after that we went to cafes and bars.

I'd recommend the hotel to anyone, it is nice to have a real hotel to use for relaxation rather than traditionally basic Greek island dwellings.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We were given a warm welcome at this lovely hotel, with fresh orange on arrival , the staff were friendly and helpful and we had a lovely pool view. The pool area is well maintained and very clean. Our room was nicely decorated and modern with comfortable beds and extra decent pillows if you needed them, we also had a powerful shower in the bathroom, which was nicely tiled and very clean. Whilst here I celebrated my birthday, when we got back to our room after a day out, I was greeted with balloons. a bottle of wine plus 2 glasses and a lovely card from the hotel staff, what a nice gesture. The resort was quiet, but relaxing. The hotel is in a great position close to the beach and eating places. The hotel is one I would recommend to family and friends for its friendliness and cleanliness and we will return here sometime in the future.Thanks to all the Management and staff for all their hard work at keeping standards high at this gem of a hotel.

Room Tip: We had room 607 which has a window in the bathroom this has its advantages for natural light it also...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Our first visit to Tsilivi, but probably not our last as we really liked the resort. The Contessina is a really nice hotel at the far end of the resort. Just a few minutes walk from the beach, on a road that is just off the main strip.
The hotels best attribute is without doubt the staff. From the receptionists, to the bar staff and the cleaners. All are very happy, helpful, polite, thorough in their jobs, and take pride in what they do.
The hotel is quite modern, it's clean, and is well laid out. The accommodation blocks surround 3 sides of the pool and are 3 or 4 storeys high. The one open side allows the sun to bathe down on the pool area for most of the day. The rooms are adequate, the beds firm but comfortable with plenty of pillows and extra bedding if required. Wardrobes had plenty of hangers, and the small LCD TV had a couple of English channels. The bathroom didn't have a bath, but did have a good shower unit. There is a hairdryer in the bathroom, but no complimentary toiletries just a bar of soap. Towels were soft and fluffy, and were changed each day.
A few things to be aware of....The charge for using the safe in the wardrobe is 3 Euros per night. There is a fridge in the room, but it is in a locked cabinet. The charge for using the fridge is 3 Euros per night. There is also a charge if you want air-conditioning of 7 Euros per night. Therefore please budget an extra 13 Euros per night if you want these, or you could do as we did...Just pay for the fridge cabinet key, and lock your valuables in there.
Breakfast was OK and served between 8-10am. Plenty of breads, cheeses, meats, and eggs, bacon beans. It was self service and no queues at the time we stayed. If you miss breakfast, then you could always try one of the local bars...The Jolly Roger just 50 yards down the road did a good full English for about 4 Euros.
Beer at the bar was 3 Euros a pint, and the I can recommend the bar meals which were reasonably priced and very tasty.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms at the far side of the hotel. Dogs barking and Cockerels crowing kept us awake a few nig...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carlton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Me and my partner came for are first holiday together, plus it was a great time to come away celebrating are first year being engaged. The hotel was brilliant i couldn't have wished to have stayed anywhere better. the staff the cleaners and the breakfast was fantastic. Every time we came back from a day out are room would always been made with fresh towels and a fresh bathroom. The cleaners at the hotel are a credit to have their! and keep the whole of the hotel spotless from even cleaning the roof top of the bar! The staff are very helpful and friendly and would always be their to help you.

I miss my stay their already, its a good hotel to stay at if you want to get away from reality back home and just have a relaxing and peaceful holiday.

Thank you Contessina Hotel, we will be back in 2015 after are wedding!

Room Tip: Second floor on the hotel is a lovely view of the swimming pool, specially at night when it lights u...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We have stayed in the Contessina many times. Situated a very short walk from the beech but close to excellent olive grove walks it is located in an idea position. As always the hotel was spotlessly clean throughout. Great pool and friendly staff. Will certainly continue to use it.

Room Tip: Any room is great but rooms to the rear can be a little noisy from night clubs close by.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Half of our wedding party and ourselves stayed in the Contessina this August. We chose the hotel based upon the reviews in Trip Advisor and it didn’t disappoint! We had a great stay here – the hotel is fantastic, very clean and modern and all the rooms are very spacious and comfortable – it’s not often you get a double bed in Greece!! All the staff are very helpful – we needed various bits of help throughout the stay – from a sheet to cover the wedding dress to somewhere to store the wedding cake and an early breakfast but nothing was too much for them and they always went the extra mile for us whilst also being incredibly friendly. In addition, the cleaners work so hard in the background to keep the hotel spotlessly clean. The hotel is in a brilliant location, so close to the beach but also very close to the restaurants and bars however you don’t hear any noise at night from any loud music. The breakfast at the hotel was the best bit – we have visited many Greek Islands and we have never experienced a breakfast as good as this! There was all sorts and all very fresh and tasty. The highlight for us was proper British sausages and pancakes but there was literally such a good variety! We enjoyed our stay here so much we cannot recommend it enough!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Contessina Hotel
Address: Tsilivi 29100, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Tsilivi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Family Hotel in Tsilivi
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tsilivi
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tsilivi
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Hotel Class:3 star — Contessina Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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