A beachfront location and a neighbouring waterpark – the Eleon Grand Resort & Spa Hotel has a lot to brag about.
With an olive grove on one side, the Ionian Sea on the other, and a waterpark right next door, the Eleon Grand Resort & Spa has a top spot. Plus, if you fancy exploring, Tsilivi is 5 minutes away by taxi.
The hotel has got facilities to shout about. It’s got multi-level pools, a splash park, and an international restaurant, not to mention a beachfront setting.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals. Show cooking. Theme nights. Snacks. Afternoon tea. Ice-cream.
Local alcoholic beverages and soft drinks including beer, wine, ouzo, tsipouro, brandy, juices, tea and coffee.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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This pool comes with sea views. In the evening, the water turns pink thanks to special lighting embedded in the pool's wall.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can choose to enjoy indoors, or al fresco with views looking out over the ocean. There's also an open kitchen, themed nights, as well as show cooking stations where you can watch dishes being prepared right in front of you.
Playing lively music with staff preparing freshly made cocktails Drinks are part of your All Inclusive package until 11pm.
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double room with garden view and balcony or terrace
These double rooms are designed with a fresh and airy décor. There’s a king-size bed and 1 sofa bed. You’ll find a balcony or terrace overlooking the gardens. Plus air-conditioning is available from May to October.
family room with garden view, private pool and terrace
These family rooms overlook the hotel gardens. They come with a king-size bed, 2 sofa-beds and a kitchen. And you'll have the added luxury of a private pool.
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Recommend this hotel!
Myself and my partner have just got back from a weeks holiday in beautiful Zakynthos where we stayed at this hotel. There really isn't anything bad to say, some people leaving reviews love to pick holes! The location is perfect if you are looking for somewhere a bit peaceful as the nearest town, Tsivili, is a 5 minute cab journey and cost â¬7. As it is right on the beach, there are some lovely views of the infinity pools leading onto the sea, looking as though the water goes on forever! The pools are a decent size, but the sun loungers next to the pool as expected fill up quite quickly, however there are plenty more a stones throw away overlooking the sea, located on the grass next to the olive trees. The food is as expected with any all inclusive hotel, it is a varied buffet with something to suit everyone which changes slightly day to day. Like I mentioned earlier, Tsivili has some beautifully traditional restaurants. The buffet can get repetitive like any hotel, so it is a good idea to venture out. The rooms are clean and spacious with enough space to put everything. The housekeeping staff were brilliant and go above and beyond to keep the rooms tidy, even having our towels changed twice a day some days. The rooms with private pools are a good shout! Very private away from the main pools and they are a decent size for a couple staying here. Plenty of room to sunbathe too as sun loungers are provided. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and thoroughly recommend this hotel. All the staff on reception, the restaurant and generally around the grounds are all polite and friendly and will go out of their way to help you. Lovely place with lovely views in a great location.More
Hard to find fault - great holiday destination.
The Eleon Grand is rated as ****plus by First Choice but we stayed in block 4 which I would say is a bit short of 4 star. The in house evening entertainment was not particularly enjoyable from our perspective but lots of people did seem to enjoy it so I guess it comes down to personal taste. I would have preferred not being in a block near the evening entertainment stage, but you can't have everything. Now, for the positive. If there was one thing I could say which differentiates this hotel from others I have stayed at - it is the staff. They are amazing!! From the management team to reception, to waiters and waitresses to housekeeping the whole organisation is focused on ensuring guests have a great stay. In our case they more than succeeded. In particular On reception - Iro and Sophia (Front Office manager), Gratiela & Rafael part of the bar staff team were all particularly worth a mention as they really did make our stay so enjoyable. I have read complaints about the food - I can't see why anyone would complain, the food is varied and high quality, even the fussiest eater would find something they liked. The pool area is well maintained and while sun beds by the pool are in demand, the sun beds in the olive grove are always available and in my opinion offer a better location for sunbathing. The kids loved the slides and that they are separate from the rest of the pools is perfect. Would I go back? Yes of course, I would say this hotel is one of the standout hotels from family holidays in recent years. If you have a holiday booked there this year or next, you will thoroughly enjoy yourself and I am jealous!!More
This was our first visit to Zante this hotel made it great. The hotel was clean, modern and every member of staff treated you so well. We had paid extra for a seaview room which was good for two reasons; one- obvious seaview and two-the location, we were within a 2 minute walk of all main amenities. We couldnt fault this hotel for it standards or staff- especially Zois! Amazing, relaxing family break.More
Very enjoyable holiday but a few niggles
We had a family apartment room 520 which was ground floor, with own pool. Apartment was next door to my parents room 522. Beautiful setting with pool, large grassy area with shade from trees if you wish. Plus sun loungers, rattan table and chairs. Lovely room perfect for 2 people. Room 520 has a walk in shower/wet room. Room 522 has a shower cubicle which is a bit on the small side. Cleaned daily, with fresh towels. These rooms are a 5 minute stroll to the main hotel building. My dad has mobility probs and the reception staff always organised a lift back to the room or from the room when contacted. They have a golf buggy for this. It was brilliant as my dad struggled using his walker and the staff are first class - they are so helpful and a credit to the company which employs them. Gift shop on site - very good, has English newspapers daily plus a small selection of cigs/tobacco. Also lots of useful things you may need, plus some gifts, books, hats, inflatables etc. If you want sky sports best to get a taxi to Tsilivi for 7 euros. Plenty of bars there, it's a nice little town with plenty to see and do. Pool area - we opted to sun bathe in the olive grove area, the view was amazing. So picturesque. Staff regularly come round taking drink orders and even delivering cold water melon slices. We gave them a tip which they seemed surprised to be offered, and we're very grateful for. Lovely helpful staff. Toilets - this was one thing that wasn't so good. There are no toilets near the olive grove area. There really should be. That meant my dad had to use his walker to walk back, past the pool, up a fairly long ramp, inside hotel along corridor, then into the disabled toilets in the hall next to reeption. However the communal toilets are spotless. Pools are lovely and plenty of beds but they go quickly. More than enough beds in the olive grove / water slides area which was great. Food and drink - very nice, lots of choice. Drinks were good and waiters take your order if you don't want to queue at the small main bar. The outside bar was only open once when we were there (6-13 sept) and we only saw the entertainment once which was not great. Overall this was a lovely holiday in a beautiful location, spotlessly clean with top staff who cannot do enough for you. Thank you!More
One amazing holiday!
After reading a few mixed reviews before travelling, we were unsure as to what to expect. We travelled as a group of 3 female friends wanting a relaxing week in the sun. First impressions... Arrival at the hotel was simple. We travelled using Thomsons and after a swift transfer from Zante airport (35 minutes) we were greeted with glasses of ice cold orange juice and proceeded to check in. We were told that our room wouldn't be ready for another hour but we were able to make the most of the bar & restaurant ( as it was lunch time) and had a look around. Once this hour had passed we were transported on a golf buggy to our room which wasn't at all far from the reception area. The staff couldn't do enough to help you, even bringing luggage direct to your room - so no dragging heavy cases. The room... The room was positioned by the Olivia Bar, on the ground floor. With 2 standard single beds, and one which was more of a camp bed but still sufficient. The only slight issue was that because the 3rd bed was out, there wasn't a lot of space in the room. There was a massive fitted wardrobe, with a safe and plenty of storage space. The only issue being there wasn't really anywhere to put cases in the room. The bathroom was a lovely size, containing a big walk in shower (so no bath to have to climb in and out of). It was equipped with plenty of towels and toiletries. If there wasn't enough you only had to ask. The other two girls commented that the hairdryer was very low power, so if you want a decent hairdryer, take your own. The food & drinks... The food selection is plentiful. We aren't particularly fussy eaters so we tried most things. Everything was always really fresh and live cooking stations on a morning prepared omelettes made to order and waffles. On a lunch time there was a chef preparing salads to order and on an evening they changed, some nights being carved meats and some being pasta dishes etc. Drinks wise, check the menu. Everything with ** by it was included in the all inclusive. Plenty of cocktails, soft drinks, mocktails, iced coffees, spirits & liqueurs (providing they are local ones), beer and hot drinks to choose from. On an evening if you ordered drinks from the main bar you got a little bowl of nuts or crisps to go with them, which was a nice touch. The pool area... What a stunning area, with infinity pools looking straight out over the gorgeous blue sea. There weren't many sun beds around the pool and you did have to be up early to get those sun beds. You could however go down any time of day and get a sun bed in the olive trees which are in between the pool and waterslides (we did this each day). You could find plenty of shaded areas or parts more exposed to the sun, ideal for catching some sun! The only slight complaint being there really wasn't many toilets in that area. They were up back towards the main reception. It may be an idea to have an extra toilet facility by the dive centre. The location of the hotel... The hotel is slightly out of the way. A taxi into Tsilivi costs â¬7 each way. Just be prepared that the taxi drivers like you to agree a price before you get to the location, and be prepared for the driving! Always wear a seatbelt! You could easily walk it if you are feeling energetic as it was just over 2 miles each way, just be prepared to walk on the side of the road not pavements as they aren't everywhere. I was quite keen to run a few mornings and instead of using the hotel treadmill, I went out to explore. There were some lovely country roads that went on for miles! Just be prepared for the hills. They took me by surprise. The trips... We did the Turtle Island Cruise, and the Smugglers Cove Trip. The Turtle Island Cruise is a very long day and you do have to pay for food on board the boat. We sat outside and were in the sun all day. We could have easily taken a break and had half an hour inside the boat. You do get plenty of swim stops in some absolutely stunning locations to cool off. We were lucky enough to see a turtle and it made the trip worth doing because of that (if we hadn't seen a turtle it would have felt like a wasted day!). We used that evening to take in some of Zante town instead of taking the coach back. It only cost us â¬15 in a taxi back. Smugglers Cove was a shorter trip and it included a stunning drive over the hills of Zakynthos and our tour guide was amazing. So knowledgeable and so willing to answer everyones questions. Smugglers Cove is stunning but it soon does get overcrowded with the amount of boats that go in. We then got chance for two swim stops on our way back to Porto Romi (where we boarded out boat to go to Smugglers Cove). Again, some stunning coves which you could swim right into even if you weren't strong swimmers there wasn't really a current so you were never dragged off course. It was absolutely lovely to swim in the crystal clear waters. So we got told some of the clearest waters in the world! Overall... An absolutely stunning holiday. The staff really couldn't do enough for you. The Thomson Rep (English lady) was a bit lack lustre and didn't seem too bothered about giving people change from excursions (I have informed Thomson of this). The hotel itself was excellent. The weather was lovely (mid 30s every day) with a slight breeze which was welcomed. Would we go back again... If we could return tomorrow we would! Highly recommend this hotel. Sorry for the long review! Hope it helps people. More
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