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Beach House I & II
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Alykes
Certificate of Excellence
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Liked it so much booked it again & again”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

This is our 3rd holiday at the Beach house, this time staying in Beach house 2.Although the accommodation was not in direct view of the sea, it was more spacious and to be honest we cannot choose a preference between the two different accommodations.
As usual the accommodation was immaculate. The facilities in the kitchen were more than adequate to prepare simple meals if required.
The Virago bar also owned by Vikki and Spiro’s who own the Beach House was a welcome treat after a long day in the Greek sunshine. The bar offers many cocktails all made with a generous amount of branded spirits and is a very social place to relax. If you are a visitor to Alykes do pay the Virago bar a visit. You will be made very welcome and will not be disappointed with your visit.
It is well worth the walk.
We are so happy with the Beach House we have already booked to return.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2011

Nothing special in the clean basic room's of BH1 with air con, but once you open your doors over looking the sea is truly amazing. If you looking for no hassle, no frills & nothing in your face this is it. Truly tranquil place where simple needs are met. Fabulous location within easy walking distance to town, nearest little supermarket few minutes away. Wicked cocktails to at Virago bar too made by two lovely hosts. Mozzies a bit of a problem in area at time of our visit, weather was stunning the wind did whip up a little. Nothing better than laying in bed listening to the sea crashing on the shore just out side your window, so tranquil one week wasn't enough.

  • Stayed September 2011
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9 Thank annmhopwelsh
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W.yorks
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2011

Having been back a week from Alykes,and BH 1,we have booked again.This time at BH 2,same time of year.Have been to Alykes many times and still enjoy each visit.Maybe its because of the relaxing resort that it is.Also,the location of BH 1 and 2.BH1 is right on the beach,and BH 2 is just behind.Rooms are typically Greek.Well kept and cleaned every other day.Attracts couples who want a quiet and relaxing holiday.Beach outside BH is pebbles,but once in the sea it is pure sand underfoot.Also,you can paddle a very far way out,with the sea only above waist height and the sea is clear.
The Virago bar,which is run and owned by Vicky and Spiros,are excellent hosts,and serve the best cocktails.The bar is nicely spaced,laid back, and again attracts fellow people who want to chill and relax.They also own BH.
Prices in the resort are reasonably priced.
5 eu for 2 sunbeds,plus parasol
4 eu approx for Greek salad
30 eu approx for meal for two,starter,main,wine
3 eu approx for large beer
We were pleased,given the news of the Greek economy,that prices have remained the same.
Anyone thinking of the old days were beer was a £1,and a meal out for a £5,are living in the past.
If you want a relaxing,laid back holiday in the Greek sun by the sea,an excellent bar close by,this is for you.

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Near Dundee
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Reviewed September 30, 2011

We've hesitated about commenting as BH 1 & 2 are now so popular it's become difficult to get a booking! We've stayed in every room in BH1 and most of them more than once. Facilities are all one needs (air-con was added in 2011) and are kept spotless by Vasso (owner of BH1) and Maria. Maria is an absolute hoot with a great sense of fun.
You can indeed throw a stone from your balcony onto the beach. If you don't want to rent a sun bed on the beach from Maria who owns Sydney House next door you can laze the day away under one of the tamarisk trees on the beach.

If you'd rather swim in chlorine than the warm Ionian sea the swimming pool at Paradise studios is a 3 minute walk as is their snack bar which is pretty good.

BH2 is quite a bit more modern in its facilities and fittings and is owned by Vikki and Spiros who also own the VIRAGO BAR which is only about 80m from BH1 and 50m from BH2 and very handy for evening socialising and somewhat more spacious and relaxed than many of the more frenetic bars in the village.The company in the bar is great and you'll always find many very friendly BH 'regulars' in there of an evening.

As well as being a very gracious hostess in the bar Vikki will attend to any problems encountered by visitors to BH1 and BH2 and can provide invaluable advice when visitors have medical or health problems.

Great to fall asleep listening to the sussuration of the surf on shingle and to wake up and see the sunrise over the Ionian sea.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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8 Thank DaveyJUU
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2011

j ust returned home after two fabulous weeks in beach house 1 it was our twelth year some might say a bit sad but if you havent spent two perfectly peaceful weeks at the beach house you should give it a try rooms are basic but very well kept and cleaned every day we find we see the same couples there every year and have made some friends over the years vikki+sspiros at the virago bar are a great couple and are always there to help if needed already booked for next year as we have found over the years it has become more popular with return visitors so you have to book at least 12 months in advance to be sure of getting a room so looking forward to next year already. ann+gerry liverpool

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2011

Returned to Alykes and Beach House One ( aug 11) a little bit cautious with regards to the Greek economy and the affect on prices but need not have worried prices relatively the same, standards just as good.
Met up ( totally unplanned but nether the less pleasingly ) with people that had been there at the same time as we were last year, so that tells you something about the popularity of Beach house and Alykes.
Spiros and Vicky most welcoming host who go the extra mile to look after, help their guest in any way possible and provide a relaxing enviroment.
Had a really great time again went on a few more trips including the Greek night on Trainaki which was truelly traditional and awesome fun.
We will definitely return to Beach house and Alykes fantastic place, Pradise on earth.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tsada, Cyprus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2011

We stayed at BH2 in June for two weeks. This was our 5th stay here.So yes I think you could say we like it here. Infact we have been lucky enough to book it again for next year. The apts are basic but have everything you will need. They are spotlessy clean, and the linnen is changed twice a week.
If you want to go for a swim you can use the lovely Paradise apts pool next door. Or walk 20 yards to the sea.
There are many wonderfull resturants in Alykes, but make sure you finish the night off at the Virago Bar. You won't have too far to stagger back to your apt from here. Vikki and Spiros own both the bar and the apts. They are a truley delightful couple who just want to make sure you have a realy fantastic holiday. They are so kind and helpfull, and nothing is too much trouble. All in all we can't recomend Beach House and the Virago highley enough. Can't waite to go back next year. Pat & Ken

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Beach House I & II
Address: 377 Alikes | Virago Bar, Alykes 290 90, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Alykes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Alykes
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideal for beach lovers who do NOT want a pool. These well maintained studios and apartments are simply but adequately equipped, with two ring cooker, toaster, kettle and fridge. Both Beach Houses offer optional air-con and safety deposit boxes. The sea view from all rooms in BHI is unrivaled. BHII, situated behind BHI in established gardens has a partial sea and partial mountain view. Reception is at The Virago Bar from 4pm, the owners live on site and are available at all times. The beach is currently pebble leading to sand. Guests have use of the sunbeds in the grounds free of charge. Please note that in October there may be fewer eateries open than in the main season. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Beach House i And Ii
Beach House i & Ii Hotel Alykes
Beach House I & II Alykes, Zakynthos, Greece

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