We've just returned from Zante .... 25th May 2008. We stayed in Hillside in 2006 and really enjoyed it. We went to Argassi for the day this year (from Kalamaki) and rumours abound that Hillside (and other areas of Argassi) are no longer used by British Tour operators. If the rumours are true, this would be a real shame, as Hillside haswonderful panoramic views of the village, the sea and the mainland. I'd try to book Hillside by some other means if I were you, as they are a great place to stay. Argassi will sink like a stone if British operators pull out of the studio and apartment business and continue to push people towards 'all inclusive' hotel holidays. Do your bit for this lovely island, refuse the tour companies route and demand the self catering, apartment type holidays, otherwise, these gits will have us all over a barrel by reducing customer choice. This year, 2008, the studios should cost you around 20 to 25 Euros a day... go for it!
I stayed at the Hillside apartments only last week and i found the apartments nice if you like cats!!
I stayed in Hillside 1 apartments for the first week in September 2006 and loved it. They were away from the main street so they were quieter.
I have been to Greece six times now but this one put me off for good! Although I would reccommend the stunning view and the owner who was nice, that is about all - The steep hill climb is very steep, you have no bus to take you up there when you first arrive. Lack of air conditioning was a mistake. The tour reps are dreadful. We found out my wife was pregnant the day after we got there (Monday) and was so sick we decided to come home early. Having hunted for a rep for a whole day (rep contact board just said to contact her on her mobile that went through to a greek answer machine which the message left was not responded to) or to contact the office directly. That was impossible as they had not left an office address or phone number!! Once we got hold of a rep she told us there would be a flight in 3 days on the Thursday which we asked her to look into as my wife was quite poorly at this stage. Despite trying to contact her repeatedly after this she eventually got back to us on the morning of the flight! Bit late by then - They managed to get us back on the Saturday but were very unfriendly about the whole thing as if it was all too much of a bother for them to arrange. Also the airport is a disaster!!! There were groups of young lads and girls up to 20 in number just lying around on the floor in piles and the departure lounge was not air conditioned and was about the size of a small indoor football pitch. JUST AWFUL. On top of that the EURO is a rip off these days. - £1.35 for a can of iced tea or lemonade is just rediculous. I think one the youngster is old enough to travel properly we might go off to the states and enjoy the panhandle - at least everyone there is friendly and you get value for money.
hovis hill sally thats being kind more like the alps not the best location for a family holiday if youre staying here invest in a moped becauce trust me you will definitly need it we were absolutely knackered after walkin up this hill in heat of over 100 degrees so my advice is to look elsewere nearer town unless u like walkin up big hills
We stayed at the Hillside for 2 weeks in June. Before i booked the accomodation i read peoples comments on here and thought 'hey not too bad'. The apartments themselves are fine, we stayed in the 1 bedroom apartment in Hillside 1, but the hill up to the apartments is another matter altogether. We had two small children with us and pushing the prams up that hill several times a day was very hard work, we had to make at leat 3 stops on the way up, it really is a steep trek. So a warning if you are thinking of booking here and have small children, think again.
Quite a walk for you i'm afraid. Around 20 minutes at a guess. At least it'll keep you fit.
The name Hillside should give you a clue. Wish i could provide pictures to assist you. Nothing for the children as far as i know, just apartments.Plenty of pool bars that you will be able to use , but you will need to wander into the town.
i am stopping at this apartments in september and was wondering if anyone could tell me how far they are away from the admiral apartments and what children activities they have? thanks
Hello Marietta, Dennis, Spriro, Yiannis, just thought i would say hello its me Greg the Libra rep from 2 summers a go. I hope you are all well. Miss you all.
I would like to thank all the visitors that stayed at the hillside this year.happy new year we hope to see you again. Mary and dennis
very good appartments but a bit out of the way if you want to go clubbing , more for the oldies
I would like to know any details anyone has of these apartment I will be there for 2 weeks on 18th September 2005 for the first time in Zante. Any details on the apartment or resort would be appreciated. Cheers
Could you advise of any pictures of hill side apartments in zante please
The hill up's fine - even if you're a slighlty over-weight rampant smoker like myself. The apartments are clean, well serviced, and quiet. Great views over to the mainland on clear days.
The apartment views were stunning and the accomodation , though basic,was clean and private.Lack of aircon a problem , but fans for hire helped a little.We had a car hire otherwise the walk up the hill would have been a thought.Visited June 2002.Good value.
The walk up the hill is a bit of a pain - after 2 weeks you get used to it!! The rooms are basic but clean and the view from the balcony is beautiful. A short walk into town and the beech and very quiet at night.
It's a bit of a drag up the steep hill but the view from the balcony more than makes up for it. The facilities at the Family Inn hotel are good too and all the Greek staff are very friendly and helpfull.