28 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"I loved my holiday in Zante Maris! Clean,spacious room, excellent service, food was great- spoiled for choice. The location is on the beach, which is great for beach lovers like myself,the beach was lovely , clear waters, soft sand, not crowded. close to the airport as well- 20 min drive. I booked through First Choice and was very happy, a bit pricey but you are taken care of.Came back and already dreaming of going back.
Cant recommend enough!!!! "
- Travel date: Thu 10th of September 2015
"This was our 6th visit to Zante Maris and as usual had a fantastic time. Lovely to see Dritan and Bella, and of course George the Chef.
The hotel is still up to its usual standard and cannot wait to go back."
- Travel date: Thu 18th of August 2011
"Just returned from a 2 week holiday staying at the Zante Maris Hotel on B&B. The hotel was amazing, very clean, staff very friendly and helpful and the food lovely with plenty of choice. The resort was excellent with a large choice of restaurants for eating out. We went to quite a few different ones and most were excellent but 'The Majestic' was our favourite, the food was gorgeous, the staff really friendly and the prices very reasonable.
We went on 3 excursions: The island tour by bus, the island tour by boat and the Kefalonia trip. They were all very enjoyable, each of them includes a number of stops where you see some fantastic sights(including the famous shipwreck beach on the boat trip).It is best to check out the tour shops in the resort for best deals rather than book through the tour operator. "
- Travel date: Wed 28th of July 2010
"Having just returned home from this wonderful Hotel its our 4th time staying here and has changed a little since opening we stayed on bed and breakfast which has so much choice, and decided to go over to fully inc. for the last 4 days, just so much choice and so clean, and the most friendly staff all round the Hotel. We found there to be to many small children this time as it was based more towards adults.Small ride from airport, and on the beach lovely island. "
- Travel date: Fri 23rd of July 2010
Had a wonderful relaxing family holiday...
"Had a wonderful relaxing family holiday at the Zante Maris Hotel which is situated in an excellent location central to the busy little town centre of Tsilivi and right on thr beech.
The hotel is very pleasant with very friendly staff, good food and good accommodation. During our stay we enjoyed the hotels evening entertainment which included a variety of shows many of which were of a high standard.
We enjoyed eating out at a number of restaurants including Romeos, Manos. Had a few good nights in "That Bar"
It's worth a trip on the vintage horse & carriages that come out in the evenings. We had a bad experience when hiring a Buggy at THEO RENTALS. Their buggy had been poorly maintained and broke down during our trip around the island. We had to find our own way back home and was disappointed to be accused of causing the breakdown and then being asked to pay for the part repair of the clutch - circa Â£800 euros. Dont let this stop you from taking a tour on the many sights but we wouldn't be using THEO RENTALS again.
Overall our two teenage children 16 & 14 had a great time and were safe to walk around the town centre at night. Most of the nightlife slowed down at midnight other than the few nightclubs that went on to 3 or 4ish.
Zante is a lovely island with very friendly people. We feel comfortable to recommend this place to families with children or couples.
- Travel date: Sat 23rd of August 2008
Great Hotel and great people. Staff and...
"Great Hotel and great people. Staff and locals alike. We have been 3 times in the last 14 months and are planning to go back in October.
Staff are very helpful and obviously happy in their work, this comes across all the time.
The rooms and great, lovely and clean. Some minor issues in the bathrooms (small repairs needed). But not enough to take away from the experience.
Vairied menu with a selection of Greek dishes everyday.
We travelled around the island this time and it is breath taking. For a guaranteed superb holiday, book the Zante Maris today.
Andy and Kerry Cooper"
- Travel date: Thu 7th of August 2008
was a very splendid holiday, i really en...
"was a very splendid holiday, i really enjoyed myself. especially the water volleyball in the afternoons. Also the mash potato was very delightful i would recommend it to everyone staying at Zante Maris. There was plently of things to do, even for 16-21 year olds, there was a bit of night life, but Laganas was just 20mins away in a taxi which was perfect.
Mambo's was a great bar to go to and it was just 5mins down the road, everything was just perfect and we will be going back soon!
- Travel date: Sat 2nd of August 2008
We have just returned from a weeks holid...
"We have just returned from a weeks holiday at the Zante Maris.What a fantastic hotel.We only stayed half board cos it cost Â£5 more for 4 of us than b&b.We've always eaten out in the evening,but we tried the food on the first night and were so impressed we went back the second,and so it went on til the end of our week.The food was luvly,plentiful and varied.The staff were'nt just helpful,they cared.We've never been fortunate to experience that before but we will definitely be going back to experience it again,ha despite the airport."
- Travel date: Thu 31st of July 2008
Zante maris is the perfect hotel to sta...
"Zante maris is the perfect hotel to stay in for your holiday,its right on the beach and has beautiful views.its very quiet and relaxing.the staff are very friendly and the hotel is very cleans inc rooms,which i was very happy about.i would recommend self catering or bed and breakfast as the restaurants in tsilivi are wonderful lots to choose from and very traditional greek food yummy lol.i dont think the entertainment was that good i am 21 and found it boring,i think older couples/famileys would appreciate the entertainment.there are plenty of exciting cocktail bars and disco bars which are top.
we decided to take a trip to kefalonia for the day with first choice and we totally regretted it as most of the trip was based on a tour bus most of the day and it was boiling hot (zeste)as u can imagine.i would not recommend this trip but if u really wanted to try it out make sure u go at the start of ur hols as its a very long day.
i would definatly recommend tez tours,u must go on the island boat tour.
i have stayed in many hotels in tsilivi its one of the best holidays u will ever have everything is sooo laid back hence the reason why its v.relaxing. also try out freddies beach bar and planet bar such lovely people and great atmosphere.
overall zante maris is probably the best hotel u will stay in at tsilivi,its position is perfect u basically walk out to the pool and ur on the beach one of the clearest beaches i have ever seen.good luck and i ope ur stay at zante maris is as lovely as mine stay was :)"
- Travel date: Tue 29th of July 2008
The zante maris hotel is the best! Proba...
"The zante maris hotel is the best! Probably the best in the whole of Zante to be precise.
All of the waiters and staff were great - Takis was especially nice, (waiter)he was also very funny! The hotel is right next to the beach and has lovey clean rooms and pools.One thing i have to say is that the dinners were exeptionally lovley. There was something different on every day - it's self service (buffet). I would definately reccomend this hotel to anyone who is thinking of booking a holiday!
- Travel date: Fri 18th of July 2008
This was our second stay at this hotel a...
"This was our second stay at this hotel and third visit to Tsilivi. My Husband and I would recommend Zante Maris to older couples.
We asked for a room with a good view because as I am disabled, we spend a lot of time on our balcony. We were given a brilliant room. The lovely maid brought us wine and flowers because we had been there before, and a card to wish us a great holiday.
The rooms were spotlessly clean and the staff were so helpful, especially Katie and Bella and Dritan the Manager.
We were surprised at the quality of the food both at breakfast and evening meal, as we had previously eaten out in the many restaurants in Tsilivi, but I would definately go half board again.
The new airport has now made a big difference, although the departure area does need some more seats.
We stayed at Strofades Beach last year and although we enjoyed it, it is in a different class to HZM. This is definately my most favourite place to holiday. Thank you Zante Maris for making my holiday so perfect (despite the earthquake that we experienced!!).
- Travel date: Wed 18th of June 2008
This hotel is a fantastic hotel and defi...
"This hotel is a fantastic hotel and definitely true to it's 4* rating!! My husband, 9 year old son and I have just returned from a weeks holiday in Tsilivi. We originally booked to stay in The Strofades Beach Hotel through Thomson Holidays but after 3 nights I could not stand it anymore so moved into the Hotel Zante Maris where my parents had booked and I have to say a big THANK YOU to the hotel for making my holiday truly special. The rooms are cleaned to a very high standard with fresh towels provided everyday. You are provided with bath robe and slippers (new), and all the little extras you would expect. There are activities planned throughout the day should you wish to take part and entertainment in the evening, the Greek night has to be the best!! There is a wide choice for breakfast including hot and cold choices, ranging from bacon, sausage, eggs, etc to croissants, toast, fresh fruit and greek yoghurt! The evening buffet was again a wide choice. We have never been half board before but whilst staying here we thoroughly enjoyed it, a good selection was available for all of us although I was a little disappointed with the desserts by the end of the stay, not because they weren't very good just a little repetative. The hotel is directly on the beach of Tsilivi with a lovely pool bar overlooking the sea. The indoor pool is nice and warm should you need to use it, we had fantastic weather but did take a dip in the indoor pool. The resort of Tsilivi isn't too busy it's just nice enough for a stroll in the evening with some lovely restaurants and bars but definitely not for you if you're looking for fantastic young and lively nightlife, more for families and couples looking to relax. We ate in a couple of restaurants, Olive Tree & Pieros both were excellent! We took a day trip to Kefalonia and that was really good, tiring but definitely worth the time and money. Our last night at the Zante Maris was also my birthday and the staff decorated our dining table with balloons, fresh flowers, a card and a complimentary bottle of wine!! Nothing was ever too much trouble and don't be surprised to see the hotel owner having a drink in the bar, he blends in quite nicely!!!!! One thing to remember is to take your own food to the airport as the prices are extortionate a small sandwich cost 2.50 euros in the check-in hall and then doubled to 5.50 euros in the departure lounge, a small fruit shoot drink cost 4.50 euros so best to buy in resort and take with you. The euros is quite strong against the pound at the moment so things are generally that cheap anyway. As a family we would definitely recommend the Hotel Zante Maris and Tsilivi resort to anyone looking for a truly relaxing time away from the rat race of everyday life!!!!!"
- Travel date: Thu 5th of June 2008