my wife myself and family returned middle of july had yet another great time at these apts very clean and welcoming, thinking of booking next year, we have been here 5 times and each time perfect thanks to all sakis yanis and rula .hope to see you there corey at the same date its like meeting up with family every year great atmosphere cant give these apts a bad name sorry to leave to come back home see you all next year .
well yet another year at the manousis and it is still the same yianni sakis and rula nothing to much trouble makes your stay the best clean linen every couple of days and the rooms were cleaned to a very high standard the place is spotless well done to you all we are going back again next year if not before.
Hi Me and my boyfriend have just returned from a weeks holiday at the Manousis Studios and we had an absolutely fantastic stay. The location of the apartments is great. Really quiet and relaxing with a lovely pool. No noise from the street as it's down it's own track. Some people might think this is a problem but it is only 5 mins if you're a fast walker and 10 if you just want to stroll. Plus the breach it literally a short walk down the road and it's gorgeous. Not backed on to by hotels and lots of people as it is further down. There is also a little shop at the end of the road that leads to the hotel which is really handy (you need to walk into town for papers thought) The pool bar and food is great. Full English was spot on and only 5 eros (tea/ coffee, juice and toast all included). Sausage and bacon baps also great, not to mention the huge chicken club sandwich which I really enjoyed. The service by the staff was really friendly and efficient. The rooms were basic but it is only 2/3 star, but lets face it you don't spend much time there. I would highly recommend this place for couples and families.
well this was a fab holiday just got back from the manousis and the place was very clean and yiannis and sakis was brilliant nothing was to much trouble for them they looked after us very well all in all this place is not to be missed corin penrose and family.
Returned last Thursday from these studios, we are both pensioners and appreciated the peace and quiet of the area. The staff, still the same as in the last review, were brilliant, the whole complex is clean and maintained to the highest standard. Easy access to retaurants, bars, beach and supermarkets. We will return for another two weeks next year, if not before.
A big thanks to yiannis, Sakis, Rula, and all the other staff my 4th visit to the Manousis in under two years both visits this summer were as good as ever always made to feel welcome and the pool and apartments are kept spotless. Location is ideal if you like peace and quite late at night and during the day but only a five minute walk from the town.Once again a big thanks from Doug, Gillian, Ryan and Connor
We have just go back from our first visit to Zante. The Manousis Studios are a lovely place to stay. I had looked at the website first and can honestly say its exactly as advertised. The communal areas are spotless, the pool is cleaned every night, and the bar area is clean and airy. We stayed in a quad room with two twins and a separate double room and there was so much space. Again they were spotlessly clean and the cleaner came in every day. They were cool and airy and had obviously been recently decorated. We were obviously there quite early in the season, so it was pretty quiet, but that was fine for us! Sakis, Yanni and Rula were lovely, nothing was too much trouble and they were so friendly. The food from the poolside bar was good if you don't fancy the short walk into Tsilvi town, but there plenty of restaurants there too. The location is excellent, near enough to town and the beach, but off the beaten track so its very quiet. It was mainly couples and families who were there so there was never much noise at ight. The Greek night on the Saturday night is an absolute must, it was great food and entertainment and a good time was had by all. I would thoroughly recommend the Manousis studios and we will definitely be going back next year!!
Have just returned from a one week stay at the Manousis Apartments and I echo the words already stated in other comments. The rooms are lovely, clean and large and I mean large! The pool area was great although never got to use it much only because the weather was not so great I will return to the Isalnd of Zante and the resort of Tsilivi without a doubt and I will more than likely stay here again
a very clean hotel. the room was spacious and well kept. typical greek basic though. we took our travel kettle but found a kettle was provided. the food which you can order from the bar is excellent and the hospitality of rula and sakkis was second to none. the soft sandy beach is 5 - 10 mins walk away. the town center is 5 - 10 mins walk. there is a small shop selling all the necessaries at the end of the drive and a larger store just round the corner. excellent place to stay if you like the night life of town then somewhere quiet to sleep. we will be returning. the bar was closed by mid night when we was there because of the lack of people (end of season) so sleeping not a problem. not sure what it would be like in high season. if your apt is opposite the bar it might be a problem. but there is a second block which we stayed in which is off to one side, see pic.
I have stayed at Manousis twice and both times have been brilliant. It is a 10 minute 2walk to the beach and 10-15 minute walk to the centre. It is really quiet as it is away from the centre and if you don't know where it is you would walk past. The rooms are really clean, I think they do 3 different types. We always get the 2/2 Studio and it is quite big. The 2 owners are lovely and can't do enough for you. They do a Greek Night every week which is excellent value for money and the meal is always gorgeous.
We won't stay anywhere else now and have booked to go back next year.
I have attached a map so you can see exactly where it is.
Also, if anyone has stayed there for the first time at the end of this August, I would just like to say that the road was supposed to be done in April before the holiday season began but the contractors turned up early morning before the owner got in and dumped all of the tar, they never turned up to finish it either. The owners are absolutely fuming and are worried that people will not return. I can honestly say that everytime I have stayed it has been in perfect condition and the drive will be finished for next year.
Hello just wondered if anyone that had stayed at the manousis studios recently could tell me more about them i.e location ,what they are near ?? how near they are to town and beach,what the rooms are like ?? etc just any information please thanks Laura
Spent a fabulous week here during the spring bank holiday during may, It was our first time in zante, Been to many greek islands over the last 10 yrs but zante the best by far. Stopped in room 105 right opposite the bar area on the ground floor, which was perfect for us as we had our little man with us, aged 18 months, so no stairs to worry about with a buggy. Hotel was spottless, and cleaned every day, the cleaner even mopped all around the pool at 7am,,,great food, english and greek, serving all day and evening. the staff are so good and cant do enough for you, and if your the last one in the bar at night he even buys you a few nightcaps,MANY THANKS, I am trying to get back here in august. depending on funds as baby no2 is on the way. met some great people here, Would recommend this place to anybody looking for a quiet spot, but the night life 5 mins away if you want it. Book this place, you wont regret it. Yammas you beauts, all the best.. Belinda, Mark and little connor,,
just spent 2 weeks at manousis or maybe not. Booked privately with sakis and yianni for quad apartment, we never got into manousis rooms 1st of all got small hut(through bushes) then got moved to the Litsa studios for 2nd week (also through bushes). Although these rooms were ok they did not have amenities which are advertised for manousis on their website. It is better to book through olympic and get a decent room which will cost you a lot less than going private. This was our 2nd time at these apartments and maybe our last. Sakis yianni and rula were good hosts otherwise, but need to take better care with private guests!!!!!!
just got back and want to thank yannis and co for a great two weeks,the apartments can,t be faulted and are set in a peacefull location 15 mins to town 10 to the beach,as soon as we left to come home i already missed it,thanks for a great time
These are excellent apartments. There are18 in a single block all of which overlook the pool and snack bar. The owners are really helpful and keep the place spottless.Most of the rooms in this block are twin rooms. Ther is a new small block of 4 family rooms which offer prvacy from/for children. We seldom go to the same place twice but made an exception last year. It is about a 5 to 10 minute stroll into town which has some wonderful eateries. There is a weekly quiz and barbecue night. The prize for the winners is a free day's car hire....not bad for a free quiz. The beach is a similar walkig distance as the town. You will find it hard to beat this place. However IT IS NOT A PLACE FOR 18-30 STYLE HOLIDAYS. The only word of warning is don't use the cash machine next to the supermarket with the escallator. We used it and it took the money from our bank but didn't pay it out. It took 2 weeks to get it back by which time we were back home. Give my regards to Yannis. Last time he had me doing the quiz questions for him.
Pretty sure that all of the rooms have balconies from what I can remember. Also pretty sure that all of the apartments do have a seprate area (this was the case in the apartment that I stayed). It was like a living area with a couple of single beds and then a separate bedroom (with a door which can be closed). Really nice little complex and not too far from the resort. Hope this helps
We are thinking of visiting the Manousis Studios this year, however, our daughter is wanting to take a friend. Is there any privacy in the rooms? Are the twin and double beds in separate rooms, or, is there a screen of any kind? The literature does not specifically state and the tour operative has been uable to give an answer.
Does anyone know if all the double bedded studios have a private balcony. I have booked to go in June and cant wait as the reviews look excellent. I have booked a double bedded room but it doesnt say anything about a balcony. Just want to make sure
We have just returned from a 2 week stay in the Manousis and it was wonderful. Sakkis & Yiannis can not do enough for you from the minute you arrive to the minute you get on the bus home. This is the 2nd time we have been to Tsilivi, 4th time we have been to Greece and this is the best place we have stayed. The Cleanliness is excellent and the pool and other facilities on site are brilliant. The food is lovely and there's always a cold Mythos to hand. We would definately go back to these apartments. Yammas to Sakkis, Yianni & of course Valentino ...
From Margaret, Eileen, Jean & Anne (Manchester & Bolton - 3 September 2006)
To all those great people we met, especially little Harrison (22 months) and his superb nan and grandad (plus Martin of course), thank you for your company.
Our party of 4 ladies (of a certain age) have just recently returned from the Manousis Studios after a weeks stay. The standard is excellent and the owners so very, very helpful. Food (usually not served after 6pm) is of high quality at very reasonable prices. Cleaning is great and the whole place is spotless.
Unfortunately, one of the group went poorly with a stomach upset (chinese meal suspected) for 4 days and another suffered torn ligaments to the foot (watch those pavements, they're horrendous!) on the 5th day. However, although we were more or less confined to barracks, Saki, Yannis and Valentinos were the perfect hosts and catered to our every whim. They could not have done enough to help us, they went over and beyond the usual care and attention.
Our Olympic Rep. (Victoria) and (Emma at the airport) did us proud by providing wheelchair access and getting us through the airport with very little waiting time or hassle. Thank you to the girls.
We would thoroughly recommend these apartments as they're more spacious than usual and all have a lovely view over the pool. Can be a little noisy in the early hours, but this is due to those enjoying their night caps whilst sat alongside the pool - it would be better if they sat inside the bar area.
We have recently just returned from 2 weeks staying at the Manousis
Apartments. Before we went we could only find small bits of
information on these apartments including even where they were.
We arrived at 7 in the morning feeling very tired and apprehensive but
we had absolutely nothing to be worried about. Before we went I
stumbled upon the website for the apartments, www.manousis.gr, and I
can report that the pictures on the website are extremely accurate.
There are two types of rooms in the apartments and, due to paying for
an extra night due to the time of our return flight, we experienced
them both. With the exception of one night, we stayed in one of
the rooms next to the pool. This was a twin room with wardrobes,
dressing table, side tables, kitchen and shower. It was perfect
for what we wanted. The room we had for the final night, which
cost us 25 euros, was in the new block and had a double and 2 singles
and it looked like we were the first people in it as all the cutlery
still had labels!
The pool was normally very cold, but was
perfect for cooling down from the heat, with enough sunbeds around it
for everyone that wanted one. The bar was a nice size and
normally manned by either Yianni or Sakis and came to life during the
BBQ night. For 8.5 euros, Yianni and Sakis provided a meze meal,
with greek salad, and wine and followed this up with a music quiz,
where the winners received a hire car for a day, and then some greek
dancing from what I believe were members of Sakis family. This
included the drunken greek dancing in a ring of fire, with the floor of
the bar being set alight!
For info, safety boxes are
available for 7 euros and 13 euros for 1 and 2 weeks
respectively. You can also hire a kettle or a fan, note that the
rooms by the pool are not air conditioned, although the rooms remained
cool (during the first 2 weeks of June) without it, but the rooms in
the 2 storey block do have air conditioning.
stated, the apartments were less than 10 minutes from the beach and the
main high street. If you are interested as to where they are take
a look at http://www.levelbar.com/tsilivi-map.html. The Manausis
is near the Daisy and Angelika stuido's marked on the map, kind of
opposite the road that goes to the beach (This is the road you will use
to get to the beach).
We personally believe that Tsilivi is
the best resort on Zakynthos. There are plenty of restaurants,
bars to try and we ate out at different places pretty much every
night. Our favourites included the Olive Garden, the Family
Restaurant and Calypso (the only places we went to twice).