Gorgeous gardens, stylish interiors and a great pool scene – the Hotel Contessina is every inch the relaxing Greek getaway.
The location of the Hotel Contessina gets top marks. There's a sandy beach close by and Tsilivi is a five-minute walk away.
From the outside the Hotel Contessina has a traditional look, but inside things take a modern turn, with a retro bar and stylish bedrooms.
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The outdoor pool has sunbeds and parasols on the sun terrace. There's also a smaller pool just off the larger pool.
Within the Bed and Breakfast package, there will be continental styled breakfast held in the breakfast room, it's modern and with laminate flooring.
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Twin Room with Balcony
These twin rooms are designed with bright touches. You’ll have 1 extra bed. Outside you’ll find a balcony for that extra bit of space outside. And there’s also a lounge.
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Just visited the Contessina Hotel for the 3rd time. It's a great hotel, very clean with great rooms.The staff are fabulous, cannot do enough for you. Nikki & Nikos on reception speak perfect English and are extremely helpful; Sot, the evening barman, is full of energy and very entertaining. It is mainly a British hotel and lots of the guests call into the bar for a last drink - great for a couple on their own to have chats with different guests. The hotel is a couple of minutes walk from bars and restaurants and a 5 minute walk from the beach. Will definitely go back for a 4th visit.More
Fantastic hotel. Was sceptical about booking a bed and breakfast hotel however there was no need to be!! As we arrived first impressions were great. Modern looking, clean hotel. Staff really friendly. Our room wasn't ready as we arrived but they hurried it along and we were only waiting about 30 minutes... enough time for a cocktail! The pool area was lovely. Not too cramped. Sun loungers comfy. The pool was fresh and was cleaned every night. Room was spacious. Has everything you need including a free fridge and safe. Cleaning service everyday. Breakfast on a morning ran until just after 10am which I though was great, No need to get up too early. The breakfast differed everyday. Always had cereal, bread, pastries, fruit, yogurt meat and cheeses. Also always had a hot selection. This would be some kind of egg, beans, sausage, bacon, mushrooms, omelette, tomatoes. The items varied. Always hot and restocked. Tasted lovely. We had lunch a lot in the hotel. Reasonable and tasty. The best is the gyros plate! Drinks weren't expensive at the bar and the bar staff were lovey, so friendly and funny! We ate out on an evening. Can recommend Acropolis, Meeting and Dianiysos (I think that is the name, a little greek looking restaurant set slightly back from the main road just before the crazy golf). Tsilivi is a very tourist resort. We loved every minute of our holiday but if you are looking for something more greek this is not the resort for you. Beach lovely. A little better in the middle of the bay as no seaweed. If i ever went back to tsilivi i would stay at the Contessina. Hope this helps!More
fantastic holiday in a great hotel
We had a great holiday. Superb staff, good food and a lovely clean hotel. I really would not hesitate in recommending this place. We stayed over a two week period and the rooms were always kept spotless. Sot and Andi on the bar were good hosts tooMore
This was our second visit to Zante and also to the Contessina. It was just as good as the last time. The hotel is clean ,clean ,clean. The staff are great, Nikki and Nikos very good on reception and Nikos is a fount of local knowledge. Bar staff also great ,Nine in the daytime and Stathis and Sot at the night. Special shout out to Sot for his amazing cocktails. If you want to stay on a b and b basis you cannot do better than this. As returning customers we had a bottle of wine left in our room, a lovely touch. There are also plans for a second pool at the hotel which would be a really good idea. If we were to return to Zante we would definitely stay here again.More
tracey u, 504150
Friendliest hotel ever and we've stayed in a few!!
Just arrived back from 10 nights at the Contessina, got to say this is the friendliest hotel we've ever stayed in. Greeted with a drink on arrival by Nicos and allocated our ideal choice of room as requested. Nikki the other receptionist was fantastic with our little girl the whole time we were there, always on hand for cuddles and sweets. Breakfast was a good mix of continental and cooked and the cooked items were cycled on about a three day rota so not same thing every day. Loved the cherry Jam too. Both the day time and evening bar staff were great, Sot made some lovely cocktails in the evening. I didn't catch the daytime bar man's name (and felt rude asking after a couple of a days there) but he made such a fuss of our daughter too which she loved. Our room was cleaned and mopped every day and fresh towels provided. Location is good, the beach is 5 minutes down the road to the right and within 2 minutes walk in the opposite direction you're on the main road where all the bars and restaurants are, not so close that any noise interrupts your sleep. The hotel is at the Planos end of town, it's around 15-20 mins walk to the opposite end via either the main road or beach. I've read a couple of reviews suggesting the frequent visitors can be a little cliquey but would totally disagree with this, we found the other guests chatty and friendly. We will definitely visit Tsilivi again and the Contessina would be out first choice hotel when we do. ** As an extra note about the resort or island in general, if you suffer at the hands of mosquitoes then please make sure you pack some strong repellant. My wife and I were heavily bitten, the local off the shelf repellant didn't seem to cut it. More
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