43 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Great place, so friendly and clean
"Tzevenos was a very friendly and clean hotel, since last year the board and breakfast basis rooms have been completly refurbished to a high standard, every thing new. Clean bedding and towels twice a week and all facilities were tidy. The family who run the place are lovely, very accomodating and will go out of their way to help you. Its only a 2 minute walk from all the restaurants and bars, of which there are enough. Restaurants are all very nice and different and the beach is only 2 mins further along the road. Overall, a very nice place for a relaxing holiday. Bar and food at hotel was also very nice. for those wishing a relaxing holday its just the place to go. The pool is very clean and there are plenty of sun lougers for all the guests."
- Travel date: Wed 22nd of June 2011
Great holiday, but just for 1 week!
"Tzevenos was a very friendly and clean hotel, the bar staff, in particular Brian were very helpful and told you everything you needed to know about the area. The room's were basic and terribly hot without paying extra for air conditioning. Is only a 2 minute walk from all the restaurants and bars, of which there are just enough to get you through a week, but no longer. Restaurants are all very nice and different and the beach is only 2 mins further along the road. Overall, a very nice place for a relaxing couples holiday with great restaurants. Bar and food at hotel was also very nice. Just not a place to go for more than 1 week, as there is very little to do!"
- Travel date: Wed 15th of December 2010
lovely people lovely place
"just to let some of you no that it is not all bad at this hotel.. the owners are lovely and we found them very helpful and good fun, yes it is only a three star hotel so you do not expect luxury there is nothing you cant live with,everything was clean the maid did a good job 6 days a week if you needed anything we asked and they helped us, one night we asked for extra blankets and when we got to our rooms they were there. The bathroom smelt sometimes but it wasnt a real problem....the beds are a bit hard....but as my brother in law did get a lilo for 3 euros problem sorted...brian the barman is simply the best you could find anywhere we wanted to take him home with us we had so much fun there its was a wonderful holiday and we would love to go back. it is what you make it, the quad bikes are great fun some of us took them out when it rained they really enjoyed it. lovely place lovely people great holiday..."
- Travel date: Wed 20th of October 2010
"Arrived at night with just a peice of paper to say where our room was..with the key in the door! Rooms are basic but clean and just what u need. General cleanliness of hotel was good and pool was nice, but freezing! The bar staff are very moody and make it very obvious if they take a dislike 2 u 4 no reason, my boyfriend and myself felt very uncomfortable being around the bar so spent most nights in mad mikes bar down the road. St George is lovely plenty of shops and resturaunts but a bit on the quiet side i was expecting more bars 2 have a dance but there was none. Beach is nice, rented a speed boat well worth it so much fun!"
- Travel date: Fri 13th of August 2010
Relaxed, Friendly and Clean!!!
"Tzevenos is a lovely hotel, basic yes but thats what you book! I thinksome of the comments writen are very unfair. We found all the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are pretty standard but other than sleeping how much time are you likely to spend there when you are in beautiful st. georges. The location is perfect 5-10mins walk to the beach, bars restaurants, etc. The pool at Tzevenos is a good size and there are plenty of sun lougers for all the guests. Had a brilliant holdiay."
- Travel date: Fri 30th of July 2010
Excellent Value - Great Staff
"Just got back from a lovely fortnight and cant say that i was disapointed in any way.
The rooms although basic were clean and functional and even had a hairdryer and fridge and kettle in the hotel rooms as well as the self catering ones. What do you actually expect for a fortnight for less than Â£300???
Maid was good, cleaned bedding and towels twice a week and all facilities were tidy.
Staff were all friendly and were happy to help. As expected the water, drinks etc at the pool bar were more than the supermarket but dont you get that in the UK?
Great Holiday - Thanks Team.x"
- Travel date: Thu 27th of May 2010
Lovely place and hotel.
"Me and the wife have stayed here twice once with thomas cook arghhh! and once that we stumbled upon having said we wouldnt go there again. What a difference the troubles lie with thomas cook not with the hotel, go there independently and youl have a far nicer and true experience of this property and the family who are really nice and accomadating, the trouble is thomas cook are screwing these people and not paying for accomodation for any excuse can you blame him for being off. Have a look at the reviews every bad one has thomas cook in there somewhere which says a lot. Go on go independently and you wont regret it GUARANTEED !"
- Travel date: Wed 28th of April 2010
okay if you like verbal abuse
"booked a much needed holiday after a hard year in october ,from the moment we walked in the problems started no one to greet us the room was a joke dirty and smelly,then to top it we went to try abd sort something out found another two couples with the same sought of issues on phoning thomas cook they sent the rep,when she arrived the hotel owner spiros told her go away dont care,this was very unpleasant seeins as we had already waited 5 hours,he then went on to raise his fist to her after a lot of shouting and screaming we moving to a self catering hotel down the road down grading from B&B having a lot of trouble with thomas cook trying to get some compensation"
- Travel date: Wed 20th of January 2010
Excellent basic accomodation
I have just read a few bad reviews about this place and I totally disagree.
Yes the bedrooms and bathrooms are basic, but they were clean! Myself and my boyfriend hardly spent time in our room as we were either at the beach, which was small but secluded and quiet, or we were in the bars or by the pool.
The family who run the place and lovely, very accomodating and will go out of their way to help you.
We had no problems and really enjoyed ourselves in St.Georges so much we are going bak this year. We stayed in these apartments a few years ago, but compared to our last few holidays this was the most relaxing holiday we have had. The hotel is great and the area has just enough to see and do.
The only thing I would say is breakfast was continental, but it was so cheap to upgrage to a full cooked breakfast we did that.
If anyone would like photographs sent to them of the accomodation please contact me on [email protected] "
- Travel date: Wed 13th of January 2010
Great Holiday. Best ever.
"Brilliant Time, Lovely people. My wife and I have just come back from a great week at Tzevenos.
I was a little concerned before we departed after reading some of the reviews, which I can only say are totally unfair and unfounded. First of all, remember this is NOT a 5* hotel and is not priced or advertised as such, so donât be upset to find it is not. Itâs not 5*, but itâs a very good 3*.
The rooms are not massive but are adequate for those of us who spend more time out enjoying ourselves than stuck in a room. I read elsewhere about smelly bathrooms. Get over it. It isnât too bad and itâs the same all over the Mediterranean. The plumbing is a little inadequate everywhere â 5*âs the same. Itâs hardly noticeable.
Now then. Thatâs dealt with the âMoanersâ.
THINGS YOUâRE GONNA LIKEâ¦. :o)
The Pool. â Itâs just right. Nice size and Ideal for all ages.
The Pool Bar. â Itâs excellent. Brian, the friendly ex-pat, is a diamond. Brian makes a good holiday GREAT. His cocktails are as fruity and strong as his lust for life. Youâre not allowed to be miserable or lonely at Brianâs Bar. Heâll make you enjoy yourself.
The Family. Spiros and his wife âThe Bossâ are nice hosts. They look after you but leave you alone. The whole family are involved in the business (2 daughters & 1 Son, Spiros, âThe Bossâ and the Grandparents).
THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR & TRYâ¦
Hire a Quad Bike from Georgeâs. Itâs about 300m to Georges. â¬20 (or thereabouts) per day for the quad. Worth every penny and great fun. He also has Scooters if you wanna get out a bit further.
Have a meal at KAFESAS. About 20/30 minutes walk along the promenade. The food is about the best anywhere Iâve ever been.
Have the Chicken Fillet with Mushrooms at THE VILLAGE GRILL which is practically next door to Tzevenos. The Village Grill is great. Youâll eat there a few times. Itâs close, itâs cheap and itâs good. A few other places to try for food are Makies, The Balcony and Panorama. All nice food and fairly reasonable prices.
THEOâS BOAT TRIP & BEACH BAR-B-QUE. Itâs an early morning get up but itâs worth it. Book it through your Rep. Travel to & from Corfu Townâs laid on. Itâs a MUST DO trip. Great fun.
BOAT TRIP TO PAXOS & ANTIPAXOS. Book it locally with the guys by the Quad bike hire shop. Great value day out.
THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR. If you book later than 7th Oct youâll find too much of the resort closed. We stayed 5th Oct â 12th Oct and about half the places had closed already. However, half the places were still open so it wasnât too bad. I feel sorry for those arriving after us as there will be less and less to do. All in all this was the best holiday my wife & I have ever had. Great fun if you let yourself have it.
- Travel date: Fri 16th of October 2009
"We arrived at the tzevenos for 2 weeks. Did not really know what to expect after reading different reviews. Well believe me the bad reviews are so true. When we arrived at our accomadation we were not greeted or any thing. had to look at asheet of paper on the main door th find out our room number. We had room 20 up stairs. The room itself was small but ok. When you entered the bathroom it stunk. Toilet looked like it had never been cleaned since the place was built. When you turned the water on there was a very strong smell of rotten eggs. We ended up buying some bleach and putting it down the toilet the simk and the shower to sort the smell out. When you speak to the owners there 9yrs old son speeks better english than all the family, they are all very miserable and only started speaking to us when we were coming away. The swimming pool on site needs a very good clean. The pumps in the pool do not work to clean the water, there was dead skin and suntan cream on the top of the water. The pool bar at these apartments is very very expensive. A can of coke was 1 euro 80 cents. All the soft drinks and alcoholic drinks was really expensive. Now some good points about the location of the tzevenos apartments. The beach is only a 10 minute walk and the bars and restaurants are only about the same. I would only reccomend these appartments if you enjoy the smell of rotten eggs on a morning and like sitting doing nothing all holiday. The local bus service is a joke. One bus about 10 in the morning to corfu town, this takes 1 hour to get there and 1 bus returns at about 4 in the afternoon. I will not be returning to these appartments EVER."
- Travel date: Tue 8th of September 2009
rude owner & wasp's nest on balcony
"Chose St George South for quiet relaxing holiday and resort itself meets this criteria.However the Tzevenos appartments do not come up to standard. The appartments are extremely small and only provision for self catering is a small sink and 2 ring hot plate in the corner of the bedroom. A small plastic table & chairs are on the small balcony which we could unfortunately not use as we had a wasp's nest with swarming wasp's. Appartment owner showed no interest in sorting the wasp's out but charged us for air conditioning which we needed as could not open doors / windows to balcony. After 4 day's of requesting owner & holiday rep to sort out the wasp's ; one night of wasp's in our room and being stung once Thomas Cook agreed to move us to alternative hotel. This angered Tzevenos owner who was extremely rude to us and told us to go and not come back !!!Clearly never had heard of customer service."
- Travel date: Wed 26th of August 2009