We returned last week from a fabulous 10 day trip to Zakynthos, and I have to admit, that it is thanks to the Amboula Beach apartments that our holiday was so special.
I cannot say enough nice things about these apartments…everything was perfect from our gorgeous room to the amazing lady who owned the apartments- the lovely Tenia, who was so helpful and friendly to us during our stay.
The apartments are located a bit outside Tsilivi town centre, but we had rented a car so this was no problem for us. They are about a five minute drive or a €8 taxi ride from, Tsilivi town centre and are situated in beautifully maintained gardens and all the rooms have a gorgeous sea view. The nearest beach is a 5 minute walk from the apartments and there are some really nice Tavernas beside them too. Onsite car parking is also available and there is a supermarket about a 2 minute walk away.
The apartment we had was excellent. We stayed in apartment number 5 on the top floor. Our apartment had one bedroom and an open plan living room/ kitchen with a table & chairs, a sofa and a very nice sofa-bed. Each apartment has two balconies and our balconies had GORGEOUS, breathtaking views of the sea, the Greek mainland and the neighbouring island of Kefalonia…(please see pictures attached).the views were soooo stunning that some evenings we were quite happy to just sit in with a bottle of wine admiring the view on the balcony!
The apartment was perfect for our needs. It had a good size kitchen, with a large fridge/freezer, and a bathroom with shower. Our bedroom was very spacious with loads of storage space, a flat screen TV and free air conditioning!! The kitchen is equipped with every utensil & piece of crockery that you would need, washing up liquid is even provided and the bathroom was well stocked with hand soap and toilet paper. Plenty of soft, clean towels and clean bed linen were also provided. Our apartment was serviced every 2 days and each time fresh towels and bed linen were provided.
Tenia, the lady who owned the apartments was fabulous. She made our holiday so special and was so helpful- she acted as our own personal travel guide during our stay, advising us daily on the best places to visit on the island and telling us about all the hidden gems, that tourists normally would never visit and places that we would have never found without her help. She provided all the personal touches that really make the difference - for example, when we first arrived we found a fruit plate laid out for us, some fruit juice and even a bottle of mineral water in our fridge. She even treated us to some of her mother's home baked cookies (yum!!)
There is a reception building in the gardens of the apartment block and Tenia was always so friendly and attentive each time we saw her, and she had some great restaurant recommendations for us, which brought us to some local restaurants that we never would have found otherwise.
I would highly recommend these apartments to everyone who is looking to visit Zakynthos on an independent basis, away from the regular tourist trail. While there is not a pool, no beach is too far, and we certainly did not miss having one. We will definitely stay here again and cannot thank Tenia enough- customer service is her expertise.
EFHARISTO TENIA FROM CHRIS & EMMA :)
- Also Known As:
- Amboula Beach Apartments Tragaki, Zakynthos, Greece