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“lovely friendly hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Contessina Hotel
Ranked #3 of 49 Hotels in Tsilivi
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
“lovely friendly hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

just spent a week at this hotel, lovely place which is excellently maintained, staff could not do enough for you, although this is a great spot for the beach it's the top end of the main area for restaurants and bars. some of the family stayed on for a few extra nights and they were more than helpful in sorting out a room. recommend rooms facing the pool which are lovely inside and well situated. my only negative to this hotel is the lack of sun beds for the amount of people who are staying, towels were placed on the sunbeds more or less at 8am when allowed but then still by lunchtime half of them were empty just with a towel on - it really should not be allowed, it puts you off wanting to go around the pool unless your setting alarms to get your towel on quick !! That said I would stay here whenever I visited Zante again. It was only £20 euro and 15 mins in a cab from the airport which was great value

Room Tip: pool area since the rooms facing the outside road are not as nice inside
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Have just arrived home from a 11 day stay at the Contessina and was more than pleasantly surprised, as everyone has said the hotel was so clean, staff were exceptionally friendly and the breakfast and bar snacks were very good. My only criticism was about the sun lounges if you are not early you don't get one but then people save the beds go off and come back late in the afternoon - was very surprised when a lady informed me she wasn't at the hotel but could use the hotel facilities - when beds are limited and during busy periods should I feel be hotel guests only - I even saw others coming in for breakfast ! Would we go back yes definately but not during school holidays

Room Tip: We changed rooms with our daughters as our room was small overlooked the road but we were only there...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Margaret M
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

My sister and I have just got back from Tsilivi and stayed in the Contessina for the 2 weeks. When we arrived the reception staff were really helpful checking us in quickly and offering us a much needed welcome drink!! The reception staff also gave me to password for the wifi that had great signal. We were then shown to ours rooms which were across the lovely pool area. The room was great, modern but with the Greek traditional twist, everything was clean and tidy. The breakfast at the Contessina was great, although it can get busy the staff worked very hard to clean the tables quickly and would offer to get you anything you needed and restock reguarly. There was plenty of choice for both food and drink; fruit juices, teas, coffee, water, toast, fruit, Greek yoghurt, a selection of hams and cheeses, eggs (always had hard boiled then alternate fried or poached), bacon, sausages, beans, tomatoes, and a selection of different cakes, biscuits, pain au chocolat or croissants. The pool area was cleaned everyday and the surroundings well looked after. The pool was a good size, a little chilly to start with but was often needed for the sun!! The sun loungers are by far the best we've ever had, non of that plastic stuff. The hotel has invested in proper metal sun beds which are far comfier and had more than enough for the amount of guests. The bar staff were great and really helpful, they always said hello when they saw you walking by and would try and talk to you even when they were busy when you sat at the bar. The Contessina is in a great area about 10 minute walk to the beach and 2 minute walk to the first shops or restaurants. When we went out all the locals and people working out in Tsilivi said that the Contessina is the best hotel around and they weren't wrong!! Overall the Contessina is a great hotel and would definitely recommend it and would return another year.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Verity H
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Leigh Lancs
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Lovely friendly hotel.Will go back.right in the best area of tsilivi.great for bars and restuarants.the staff are very good .the pool is brilliant for children and also has a swing and slide area.don't go anywhere else

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank pamandbrian2k
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hotel! From the moment we steped in we were so impressed, the staff are so friendly and will do anything for you to meet your needs, advise you, and make you feel so welcome. Our room was cleaned daily we didn't always put the sign on the door to say but it was done anyway which was lovely! The facilities are great and we enjoyed using them. We had great fun entertaining evenings with sot the bar man, he is great! We won't forget him! The area is lovely! Everybody wants to please you and take care of you. This was our first trip here we would go again without a doubt and really would encourage others to go to this hotel and Thompson! Thankyou!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Leahrachael
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Just got back from a 10 day stay at the Contessina - I will get the moaning out the way first!
After a 17 hour delay we arrived and were really disappointed with our room. After looking on Facebook and here at the rooms, we were given a old and non refurbished room. There wasn't even a real shower and the shower curtain was filthy. We overlooked the road which wasn't the best as we requested a pool view. We complained to reception and the manager told us there is no way the shower curtain could be dirty but it would be looked into - later it was changed and around 4 days into the holiday they offered to move us into a better room but it was too much hassle as we had already un packed.

Moaning over! The hotel itself is spotless. Pool area and bar area is lovely, always clean. People are up early to get sun beds so you have to join in otherwise you won't get a bed. There aren't enough sunbeds for the size of the hotel and everyday people were coming round looking for sunbeds around 11am and they were all gone. It's also very obvious that the 'regular' guests get the best rooms etc as most of the guests had been several times before. Sot the bar man on an evening is the best! He makes the best cocktails and we spent many a night down in the bar til the early hours with him. Wifi is great works in all public areas and breakfast was fine - could be more cereal choice etc.

Overall a lovely hotel just watch out for the one floor that doesn't have refurbished rooms! (2nd floor above reception)

Stayed July 2014
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4 Thank Kerri G
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Leicester
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We have just returned having spent a week taking our grandson aged 8.The hotel is well situated very clean and maintained but has as many others have said wonderful staff.Their service and friendliness is second to none. Well done Contessina

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ChrisLeicester
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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
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Tsilivi
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tsilivi
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tsilivi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Contessina Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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