Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Mark M           

We are going for the second year running and counting down the days until 18th August (5 weeks tomorrow). The location is excellent, service is great and the cleanliness is second to none. All the staff including the cleaners offer a friendly smile at all times and are more than willing to assist you whenever you need it. Pool is great and it is a sun trap so do not forget the cream. Bar service is excellent and there is nothing better than a cold beer whilst at the pool side. Beach is great for kids, you have to pay for the beds but haggle a deal we did and saved a few Euro's a day 10 paid for 4 beds a day should have been 16. Pay for the Aircon you will need it after a day in the mid 30 degree heat. The resort is brilliant, try the Manos Grill, by far the best in Tsilivi, Popeye's and Koukos is also good. Some good bars, especially the Red Lion if you have younger kids lots to do for them whilst you have a Mythos or two (Local beer). Try a night in the "Two Brothers" very good laugh.
 
You will enjoy!
 

Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Mark M           

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Down to four weeks!

Anyone else going on the 18th August?
 
2nd Year running can not wait to get to the beach!

Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Mark M           

 
We too are going on the 18th for two weeks and taking our 11 year old daughter (flying from Manchester). You will have a fantastic holiday this is our second holiday at the Contessina and are thinking already of booking next year. The beach is only a short 5 minute walk and for four of us last year we paid 10 for the 4 sun beds. Pay for the air con it is so comfortable at night!
 
Great hotel, resort and if you need any further info just ask.
 
Popeyes and Manos grill are fantastic.
 
See you there, we'll have a Mythos (local greek beer!)
 
Mark, Tracey and Hayley
 
 

Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Mark M           

In my haste to reply forgot to tick the boxes - ALL EXCELLENT!
 
Mark, Tracey and Hayley Mellish

Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Mark M          10/10

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Oh yes! Third time to Zante and third time to the Contessina going early this year as we can not wait, will be flying from Robin Hood in the UK on the 14th! - Absolutely brilliant hotel with excellent staff (Hello Tina!) including a great cleaning team that are always polite and very professional. We are also booking next year when we get back! Pool and location of the hotel is great!

Food: Manos is the best in Tsilivi and we have tried them all. Manos is a grill bar that is simply FANTASTIC the family are good and we will visit every other night of our holiday. Popeyes is good but always busy, especially in August anyway but this is our first time in May so me be different. Sunset that is next door do a great english breakfast if you want that little extra that Contessina do not cater for as breakfast is good but simple.
 
Bars: Lots!
 
Zante - The best Greek Island of them all! Get a car and check it out and make sure you do the boat trip from the jetty!
 
You will enjoy!
 
Mark Mellish
Worksop - England!
 

Manos Grill - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Mark M  (07 August 2007)        10/10

I do hope Manos, Maria and the boys are reading this!
 
The best restaraunt in Tsilivi without a doubt! Good atmosphere, even better food and excellent service! We have been to Tsilivi now 5 times, 3 times in the last 12 Months and eaten here every other night every time!
 
You will not be disappointed - If you go say hello for me!
 
After that go and see Spirios at the Sunset bar!
 
Mark Mellish
Worksop
England

Sunset Bar - (Bars in Tsilivi)

Mark M          10/10

This is a must go to bar with great hospitality! Breakfast is also good value and plentiful at 5.00 or the FULL MONTY at 6.00! A good bar to start and end the night, Spirios is great as a host!

FANTASTIC!

Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Mark M          10/10

 

Kim please do not worry about the weather we went last year on the 15th absolutely lovely all day with temps around 28 / 30 daily, just a little cool in the evening! We to are going again to the Contessina which is our 5th time on the 12th so me and my wife Tracey may well see you there!
 
It is the best hotel in Zante and we love it......
 
All the best.
 
Mark and Tracey
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
 

Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Mark M          10/10

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No worries Kim! We will look for the newbies on the 19th and if we do not see you, make sure you eat (if you have not already) at the Manos Grill, Maria and the gang are great. Also try one or two JD and Cokes at the sunset bar next door, Spirios is great and his shots are are more than a measure or two. As you can see from the pic, my wife is a natural blonde so say hello when you see us!
 
Regards
 
Mark and Tracey.
 
PS: She'll kill me when she clocks this...not long now until the 12th and 19th May!

Manos Grill - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Mark M  (23 February 2008)        10/10

Mike G,

Your experience must have been a very rare ocassion, my wife and I have been going to Zante now for the last 4 years in total 5 times with our 6th booked in May. Eating here every other night during the stay of our holidays and never had the service taken this long or did we not get exactly what we had ordered. Agreed, you can expect a longer wait in the peak times like July and August as you do in most good resteraunts in Tsilivi. Please give it another go if you return to Tsilivi and talk to Maria and the gang about your experience. I am sure you will not have that happen again.
 
PS: ALL - If you read on..you can see additional comments for yourselves..A GREAT EATERY!
 
Regards
 
Mark Mellish

Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Mark M          10/10

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Hi Kim,

 
Will look for you to say hello!
 
Off to wedding today then to the hotel in Manchester tomorrow for the early flight Monday morning. 23 degrees early next week and rising....
 
Enjoy.
 
Mark & Tracey

Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Mark M          10/10

 

Hi Neil,

Enjoy, we have just come back and booked for next year in the Contessina in August, but a rush of blood occured today and booked a sneaky visit again in Ocotber this year....
 
What a fantastic hotel and staff including all the cleaners need commending for their approach and attitude. This will now be our 7th visit in October and 8th next year. You do not need anything else in a holiday.
 
Make sure you go the the Sunset for such a relaxed Mythos and JD!
 
ENJOY!
 
Mark
 
 

Sunset Bar - (Bars in Tsilivi)

Mark M

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Get the Tequila ready my friend I am coming back in October...

Yammas!
 
Mark & Tracey
(JD Coke & Martini and Soda)
 
 

Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Mark M          10/10

This is our 7th time to the Contessina and the 8th time to Tsilivi and if you are looking for confirmation that this Hotel is a good one then you need look for any more than this!

Benidorm, Alcudia, Kos, and then there is Zante.............Enjoy you will!

Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Mark M

Hi Terry,

As far as i am aware all rooms have been done. We have stopped in all three buildings and all have been done. Seriously - this is a great hotel. We're there on the 27th August this year again!
 
Who did you book with?
 
Regards

Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Mark M

Hi Terry,

No Worries, have you been before? If not recommend a drink next door with Spirios at the sunset!
Theirs a new Itailian on the corner up from the hotel also, that's also very good. Other great resteraunts include: Nemesis, Manos now where Fat Olives was, Zues and Valentino's Castle which is a bit of a walk to the other end but worth it all the same - very authentic!
 
Hope you have a good one!
 
Take care... 

Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Mark M

Hi Terry,

Agreed the age group is difficult to judge although my wife and i are approaching our 40's but agreed this is a great resort. Oh how it changes, Manos has now taken over Fat Olives just down the road and the Mainia restuarant is now an Italian and to top it, Alex's fruit and veg shop opposite the Contessina is now a burger bar. More and more are taking away rather than eating out, although still the best place on the island.
 
Enjoy and hope the euro picks up to make it cost effective to travel to this island.
 
Mark
 
melly031070@tsicali.co.uk

Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Mark M          10/10

Hi Linda,

 
We have stayed here 8 times (off week after next 27th Aug) now over the last five years or so and it really is the best hotel on the island, a good choice. All rooms we have stayed in have been modernised and decorated to good standards and I believe that rooms for 4 are ajoined so you should be ok.
 
If you contact Tina at the hotel she will tell you exactly - Tina is excellent and will answer all your questions!
 
The email is info@contessina.gr
 
Hope this helps a bit!
 
Mark and Tracey
 
 

Contessina Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Mark M          10/10

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Emma,
Please do not worry about this at all, this is the best Hotel in the resort so book it and enjoy.
There is little noise from the resort but little is from the Sunset bar. We are good friends with Spririos at the cocktail bar and often finish our evening there, it is not over the top and they are very refined the music is not boom boom boom. The little noise, if any, comes from the resort so please book it. 100% you will not be dissapointed, we too are particular with the noise but do not loose sleep here at all.
 
If you need more information on the Hotel or restaurants let  us know @ melly031070@tiscali.co.uk
 
I do not usually recommmend in the fear of dissapointing but go for it, you'll love it...10th time here and booking the 11th....we are here with the in-laws on the 27th May 2010 and planning to come back again..
 
Regards
 
Mark & Tracey Mellish