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Contessa Hotel
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Argassi
Certificate of Excellence
Oslo, Norway
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“Very good value”
Reviewed 14 November 2011

Even thoug Argassi wasn't my favourite place on this island, Contessa kind of was. I would gladly stay here again.
The staff was more than helpfull and super-nice. The rooms were clean and smelled really nice. Every morning the cleaning staff would meet us with a great smile and "good mornings" (even thoug on the first day I dropped a glas bottle and smashed it all over the hallway for them to clean up - (they wouldn't even let me help with the cleaning)).

The best feature was the breakfast area where you could sit ouside and enjoy a beutiful view over the Mediterranian sea.

A really nice experience.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

Stayed here for 10 days in September. A great hotel and, with the 9 days of great weather/1 day of torrential rain, we had a great time.
It's a nice island and we would go back again. We really liked the position, the hill to the hotel isn't very steep at all. It's in a fairly quiet location but close to all the action.
I'd already researched the Contessa and booked it on the reviews. It was a good decision.
We had a lovely clean room with plenty of space on the top floor (305?) with a view of the adjacent house, the hills and the sea.
Only drawback for me was that I'm a light sleeper and the room was close to the cleaners room so I was usually woken by them a little earlier than I would have liked. It would have suited me better further down the corridor with a pool view.
Also it was a shame about the charge for the fridge and the aircon, although we were grateful for both and made full use of them.
The breakfast was a little bit boring but was sufficient and we always felt satisfied.
It was one of the highlights watching some of the guests from other countries trying to make sure they got their outside table. One couple had the same table every day - except the day we beat them!!!
We tended to eat out at the excellent choice of restaurants in the evenings but we did eat at the poolbar for lunch a few times.
Athena was great and served up generous portions. Loved the fruit salad and tuna salad.
We were also regular guests of Nasos during the happy hour and we had several different cocktails during the trip. He was excellent.
The pool was nice and there were plenty of sunbeds - there wasn't the usual rush with the towels by guests which was nice although some liked to get 'their spot'.
We didn't find the music to be too loud at the pool as others have said.
The restaurants we would recommend are, Zorbas, Castaways, Ethnic & Piccadilly.
The nearby sports bars are all very good and show sky sports.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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milton keynes
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

stayed here early october,our 4th stay at this hotel.everything was fantastic we couldnt of ask for more,the room was clean and tidy,very spacious and great view from our balcony,the staff was very helpful.food was excellent,very good prices as well..already booked for next year,and will keep coming back......love to angela,nasos,athina,gianni,lela angie...................steveeeeeeeeeee

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

contessa is amazing and the best holiday place to go to! friendly! fun! relaxing! you couldnt ask for more from a hotel! xxx

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Milton Keynes
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Reviewed 8 October 2011

Having stayed here many times,all we have to say is, (THIS IS THE BEST HOTEL IN ARGASSI BY FAR HAVING BEEN COMING HERE SINCE 98) roll on next year year for our next visit!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

Stayed at this hotel in may and revisited again in september, the second time was just as good as our first visit if not better. This is a family run hotel and the staff could not be more friendly or helpful, rooms are cleaned daily to an immaculate standard and the pool and pool area are spotless and a pleasure to use. To anyone wishing to visit zante (argassi in particular) this hotel is perfect and we cannot recommend highly enough. It sits back from resort centre so is quiet that coupled with the comfortable beds makes sleeping no problem but still only a short stroll from everything you need bars, restaurants etc. Didnt eat in the hotel in the evening as our personal preference is to eat at different restaurants but we did eat at the pool bar and their menu is varied consisting of everything you could want with the quality and presentation superb and the pricing very reasonable as are the drinks (alcoholic or soft). already booked to stay at this hotel again next year which we cannot wait for as this is the best hotel we have stayed in for many years.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

just returned from our third visit to the Contessa. It just gets better every year ! From the minute we arrived to the day we left the warmth and helpfulness of the staff was wonderful. Nothing is too much trouble. Another excellent holiday. Wish it was 2012 already !!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Contessa Hotel
Address: Argassi 29100, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Argassi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Argassi
#1 Family Hotel in Argassi
#3 Romantic Hotel in Argassi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Contessa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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