4 Sep 2015

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Overview
The four star Filoxenia Hotel is ideally situated in one of the less busy and beautiful parts of the island of Zante, a short stroll from the nearest beach and the busy center of Tsilivi. Families and couples will enjoy the properties peaceful location and the easy access to the rest of the island and Tsilivi.

How far is the nearest beach?
The hotel is just 1km from the beach.

Distance from Airport
A short 3km drive from the airport will bring you to the Filoxenia.

Rooms
All apartments have individual controlled air – conditioning (subject to a local charge), direct dial phone, safety deposit boxes (subject to a local charge) and fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, toaster & microwave. (Some facilities may be charged locally).

Food & Drink
For eating and drinking needs you will find a snack bar, cocktail bar and for shopping basics there is a mini market on site. Guest can spend a few hours in the TV lounge with satellite & video or take advantage of the baby sitting service if you want a few hours away from the kids.

Sports & Entertainment
There are 2 outdoor swimming pools and kids can enjoy the children's pool, playground, mini soccer, recreation room with Billiards, Play station and Games. (Some facilities may be subject to a local charge)

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 683 reviews
 

Relaxing Holiday

25 August 2015

Returned from a 7 night stay here and to say anything different from previous reviews as the majority of reviews I had read before we travelled said exactly what was on the tin. The cleanliness...

Returned from a 7 night stay here and to say anything different from previous reviews as the majority of reviews I had read before we travelled said exactly what was on the tin. The cleanliness maintained by the cleaning staff who discretely visited rooms everyday, and changed the towels while we were out enjoying our holiday is superb. We went all inclusive but only really had breakfast before we went to the beach all day apart from one evening where we ate at Greek Night. There is a wide variety of food to ensure you can change your breakfasts as the week passes, with options of eggs being poached, fried or scrambled. Plenty of fruit and cereal too, the restaurant was always busy but we managed to get a seat straight away every morning at Breakfast before we took the courtesy bus too the beach. The beach is around a 20 minute walk but preferred to take the mini bus myself and grab a bed at the Seacret Bar before they all went, small mention about the Seacret Bar is that the most comfortable sun beds you will find with a parasol are free providing you drink and eat there. But the best thing is you have Papy and Andreas taking your orders and bringing them back to your beds leaving you to do exactly what you want on Holiday which is relax. Back to the hotel itself though, the alcohol is local and not to my standards, but I accept you will not get top brands for the price we paid for our holiday, rooms are spacious with two huge queen beds, aircon for all night use is 20 euros which I strongly advise you purchase for a comfy nights sleep, the safe is also 20 euro for the week too. Again the local Celebrity Cockerel with no concept of time can spark up from 01:00 onwards occasionally but the comfort of the beds helped get through the night. The shower is powerful with the right temperature for everyone, and there is even a fridge and kitchen area to store some drink while getting ready or chilling on the balcony before you go out or return in the evening. The pools are exceptionally clean with an animation team entertaining children with fun and games through the day, the team also entertain families in the evening, and there is a Greek Night each week with some traditional Greek dancing that you are encouraged to get up and join in through the night. We ate in the restaurant that evening and was impressed with the selection of food, how fresh, and ample selection again. It seemed a shame not to eat there each night, but we wanted to go out to the many Tavernas locally for a change of scenery each night where we found the seafood exceptional and plentiful, especially the Ideal Restaurant where Dimitri made us feel very welcome, and sent us away smashed with his generous tots of Jack Daniels. Only complaint about any restaurant was we were unable to find a decent red wine. There is also a bus stop across the road with an hourly service to Zante Town which runs up to 20:20, however you may wish to get a taxi back so you can appreciate Zante Town by night which is the Monaco of Greece with the Super Yachts in the harbour, do try to get into a restaurant before 20:00 as they become very busy. All in all our Holiday at the Filoxenia was fabulous and exactly what we expected, great value for money, and ideal for couples or families with exceptional staff to ensure you have a wonderful time, and a destination I would recommend.

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Fabulous Filoxenia

24 August 2015

We had a brilliant two week holiday here, three teenagers, two grandparents and ourselves. The food was excellent, served to a high standard and appealed to all. Vegetarian food plentiful. Rooms...

We had a brilliant two week holiday here, three teenagers, two grandparents and ourselves. The food was excellent, served to a high standard and appealed to all. Vegetarian food plentiful. Rooms spacious and clean. The staff were lovely and really couldn't do enough for you. Pools are not huge, but we never felt they were overcrowded. We always got sun beds and parasols were plentiful. We joined in with most activities-aqua aerobics was always a laugh, followed by darts, boules, water polo and footy. The entertainment is pretty basic but we just enjoyed sitting out or walking into town so it didn't bother us at all. Recommend Sandra's bar about a ten minute walk towards town. Sandra and her family were fab! Plus they have lots of live football which appealed to us. Yes there is a cockerel who can not tell the time....but the hotel is situated in farm land. In summary I would go back to Filoxenia. Don't go if you are expecting a wild time, it is so laid back and chilled and that is how we liked it!

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Nice hotel but not enough to return to

19 August 2015

I arrived back yesterday from the Filoxenia after having a lovely week there with my wife and 14 more of our family aged five through to 75 ... so, if I had a lovely time then why 3 stars? The...

I arrived back yesterday from the Filoxenia after having a lovely week there with my wife and 14 more of our family aged five through to 75 ... so, if I had a lovely time then why 3 stars? The company made the holiday a good one, and the hotel was pleasant but not outstanding. The location for us was good as it was outside of the main town which meant away from the noise. I personally would always prefer to have a short walk or bus trip of a couple of minutes to get to a resort centre than to be right in it; if you like to be in the centre of the action then this isn't for you. It was however right next to the road which could be noisy if you were right on it. There is a courtesy bus a few times in the day to take you to or from the town and beach, this was useful although sometimes you had to wait for them to return as it would only seat 8 at a time. The hotel is a nice size, not too big but big enough this was much more apparent at meal times when it was lovely that most times we were able to get seated without having to queue, this is nice because when you are hungry, you are hungry! The food was very good, it didn't suffer for the best part from that which often happens in larger hotels where by the time you get to eat, the food has been drying out under heat lamps. The food was always nice and there always seemed a good selection of salads and meat dishes amongst others. The Baclava and Greek Doughnuts were my favourite desserts as I am not a fan of the mousse and sloppy, creamy tart style desserts, however many in our party liked these. The ice cream was very good. I will also mention that just down the road (5 minutes walk) is a fabulous taverna called Dennis Taverna you can try black wine and some bread and sort of tapas with his very own olive oil and it will be free. We bought some of each (wine and oil). We were so impressed with the attentiveness and look of the menu that some of us went back that evening for a meal, best Moussaka I have ever had. The entertainment for the evening was pretty poor I thought, but at least they had some, for the best part we made our own entertainment or walked into Tsilivi which took about 20 minutes. The entertainment for the day was also not brilliant, but was better, but then in both cases, this is not unique to the Filoxenia. The rooms were large but a bit tired looking. The beds were large, but the mattress was very firm, as were the pillows. There was a little kitchenette in all of the rooms so it was nice to have a fridge and kettle in the room. The rooms were kept clean and the towels changed two or three times in the week but you don't need more than that really. Some of the rooms in our group had two beds and some one, and one of the rooms smelt really foisty like it was damp. Sleep quality could have been better it didn't help that the Cockerels in the surrounding area would start from about 04:30 along with dogs and road noise. Aircraft didn't start flying until about 06:00 but it could disturb you as the Filoxenia is in the flight path. For the best part it didn't bother me too much as we kept the aircon on. Airconditioning was 20 euros for a week if you wanted it to stay on after 02:00. The safe was 20 Euros this was all OK as you expect to pay something. The staff were mostly very nice and helpful although we did find the bar staff a bit random, sometimes they were too busy talking on their phones to their friends to look you in the eye. Also there was a definite case of nepotism it felt as if friends or locals were treated differently to the rest, this was not all the time and not by everyone however. The Wi-Fi was free but depended on where your room was and when as to whether you could use it in your room or not, for the best part we were OK in our room (218). The pools were nice, not huge but big enough and we mostly got a sun bed although there were too few parasols and too few sun beds, so you may need to get up early to reserve one it was harder for us obviously as there were 16. As I said in the title, it was a nice hotel, and if you are happy to settle for a few little annoyances then I am sure that like us, you will have a lovely time. I rarely go back anywhere twice anyway but I would not be returning even if I did.

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great stay at filoxenia

18 August 2015

Just got back from the filoxenia.the first thing i have to say is how helpful and friendly ALL the staff were.one day we were late getting the beach bus,which was at 10-1030 dennis was just parking...

Just got back from the filoxenia.the first thing i have to say is how helpful and friendly ALL the staff were.one day we were late getting the beach bus,which was at 10-1030 dennis was just parking up he said dont worry i will take you,i call that going the extra mile.the town is a 15 min walk,add on another 10 to the beach so in the heat the bus a good option.plenty of bars and restaurants there and the beach is lovely and the sea warm.back to the hotel,the rooms were very clean and towels changed every day by the pleasant cleaning staff,our only complaint was the shower was poor,one of the hand held ones.we were in 124 in the annexe block,not so noisy .the food we found nice,especially on greek night,a fair amount of variety, we managed to make a meal up with no problem,my wife likes her fruit and we found only melon and occasional peach available.we only found out 2 days before we came home that you can get towels for the pool/beach free of charge for 3 days.there is a cockerel some where there but it didn't disturb us.we went to zante town ,very nice place we took a cab for 11 euros as didnt trust the bus.had lovely day there.we didnt see much of our rep,but a couple we met said they had arranged a couple of boat trips in town which they said was well worth it.take a clothes line as they have no airer, wifi is good in reception but not great anywhere else.we enjoyed our stay.thanks to all the staff at the filoxenia.

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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Entertainment
  • Football
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Mini Market
  • Pool Bar
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Romantic
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Shops
  • Spa
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Telephone
  • TV Lounge
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