Pieros - (Restaurants in Tsilivi)

Marcus C          10/10

Seven years ago we first visited this restaurant and absolutely loved it. We returned this month after all those years and its still as wonderful as ever. Brilliant service, lovely food, a real delight. GO!!!!!  

Dennis Bar - (Bars in Tsilivi)

Marcus C          10/10

This is a great bar. What more could you ask for. Dennis is absolutely terrific - always happy and buzzy. Great cocktails, play but ideal kids play area. I highly highly recommend this bar.

Tsilivi Beach Hotel - (Accommodation in Tsilivi)

Marcus C          3/10

Prior to booking our holiday, we read many complimentary reviews about this hotel. However, some people who were a tad worried that with 2008 being its first year as AI things could change for the worst. They were not wrong. However, the positives first. The location is truly wonderful. Right next to the sandy beach and with 2 excellent swimming pools within metres of each other no one could argue that it's location is brilliant. The hotel was also clean enough too. The AI food was varied enough with plenty of choice. Hardly Michelin star but definitely good enough for its 3* AI rating. We decided to go AI for 1 week in May mainly due to having 2 small children. Our previous AI experiences in Crete had both been excellent at the Europa Beach in Analipsi and the Vasia Beach in Sissi. Now what I don't know is whether for the 2008 season the staff had changed or whether it was just a change of culture in the hotel but something is badly wrong. For starters, upon our arrival we were informed that we'd have to pay 5 euros a day for Air Con and 25 euros for a cot, despite having been assured a family room with a cot that we'd already paid extra for. Having reluctantly paid the 25 euros for the cot, something happened which sums up this hotel. The cots were stored behind recption. I was merely handed the cot to take to our room myself alongside 2 suitcases. Amazing! Reluctantly reception helped me with this. One thing I noticed upon arrival was the mass of negative signage on display. Warnings everywhere that certain behaviour will not be tolerated etc. Hardly welcoming and just not necessary. And this negative attitude ran throughout the hotel during our visit. The bar staff were awful. A total inability to remember what you'd ordered within seconds of asking for something and service most definitely without a smile. The children's playground consisted of just one broken slide. Appalling. The ethos it seems was because you weren't actually handing over euros for drinks etc a smile would be too much to expect. There just wasn't a fun loving feeling about the place and many holidaymakers there at the same time as us were digruntled by their holiday experience at this hotel. I do hope they key their reviews otherwise I'll sound like a real whiner! Trust me there are far better AI hotels out there and no doubt just minutes away from this hotel in Tsilivi.