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Elpida Hotel
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“BRILLIANT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Another year staying at the Elpida (3rd year)!! You could not get a better, more friendly establishment to stay at on the island. Spiros and his family could not be more friendly and accommodating. If there are any problems (which personally we have never had) they are attended to immediately. We love both the family the location and will be going back again next year....... 2 star this should be awarded 5!!!!!!! Roll on 2014 :-)

  • Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

My 5th time to zante & my 2nd time staying at the Elpida. Spiros & his family are great. Kids loved their stay & had some fun times at the pool. Spiros speaks really good English & is always helpful. His Spiros special (cocktail) is very nice.
Will definitely stay again. Xx

  • Stayed August 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We had a great time at Elpida. Room was clean and comfortable, and the lovely cleaner (Natasha) came every other day to do a thorough job. The pool was well sized, the bar was more than reasonable, and the shop had everything you could want, including a card machine for 'cash passports', which a lot of other places didn't have, annoyingly enough. Spiros and his family are very welcoming, do whatever they can to help, and do it with a smile.
The resort of Alykanas is great for families as there's something for everyone, and Elpida is far away enough from the louder end, but still close enough to the beach.
The worst thing about Alykanas is the dreadful woman (Diana) who harrasses you every time you pass her restaurant, 'Memories'. You can't get past her without her insisting on being your best friend (if you escape without a hug once you won't get away the second time!) and when we did finally succumb to her persistent pestering, the food was rubbish! But at least she left us alone after that. Not far from crappy 'Memories' is a great place called 'Greek Acropolis'. The food was super (best chips in Aykanas) and they sell their own olive oil which is good enough to drink! So nice, we brought 3litres back with us.
Far and away the very best food though was to be had at 'Mantalena', a fairly quiet unassuming family restaurant on the main strip, with masses of grapes hanging from a vine pergola. The food was more traditional Greek rather than pandering to the burgers and chips brigade. Fresh, simple home-made dishes, cooked to perfection (the spanakopitakia are awesome!), and fast, friendly service. Even the wine was a cut above at this place.

Room Tip: rooms at the back, away from the bar and the road are quieter
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Stayed at the elpida for 2 weeks , gotta say it was lovely , we couldn't find fault with anything the rooms are clean and bedding and towels changed regular , the pool is very clean and inviting just what you need when its boiling hot , the whole family is welcoming and nothing is to much trouble .we would definitely return here again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Stayed at the Elpida Hotel from the 11th-25th August, this was our first time and will definately be back next year! Spiros and his family are lovely, always got a smile on their faces making everybody welcome. The rooms are kept clean, clean bedding and towels and bins emptied regular, the cleaners work so hard.
The grounds are very well looked after. My 2 children aged 6 & 10 loved it in the pool. The food from the hotel was great especially the English breakfast and my daughter loved the omlettes which come with a mountain of chips.
You must try the Mythos beer from the bar at the Elpida, comes in an ice cold glass mmmmmmmmmm just what u need when it's red hot weather.
All the bars/restaurants are in very close walking distance, did not have one bad meal, such a great atmosphere everywhere you go in Alykanas! The beach is a must, so sandy, lovely, clean and the sea is nice and warm.
Spiros and his family we will definately see you next year coming back on the 7/8/14 for 2 weeks, already sorted our family rooms out with Spiros, booking our flights too :)

Room Tip: We stayed in studio 348/349 which was up at the back in a quiet location of the hotel, definately re...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Returned yesterday after another lovely holiday at The Elpida, this was our 3rd year staying at this hotel. Spiros and his family are such nice people, they can never do enough for you :) nothing is ever a problem. The rooms and grounds are kept clean and well maintained, and offer a gorgeous view of the mountains! Everyone is very friendly and the atmosphere around the pool and bar are very welcoming, it's a perfect location away from all the noise but a short walk to the bars and restaurants.. We saw a lot of familiar faces from the previous years which shows that many people return year after year. The food from the pool bar is very good value for money and the english breakfast is just what you need in the morning ;) Thanks to Spiros and his family for making our stay enjoyable once again, hope to see you all next year x x

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

We got back last night after spending 2 weeks in the very lovely Elpida Hotel. Spiros and his mum and dad looked after us so well, They made my family feel so welcome we would highly recommend there Hotel/apartments to all, i have a baby of 20 months who loved sitting on the bar stool having his sippy cup filled up ! and i felt he was safe in the pool and around the apartments to toddle about, then a teen boy and girl who loved bantering with spiros and had fun in the pool. We had an amazing holiday! Apartments and grounds are are kept clean and tidy and you can see the pride the family have in there Hotel. We had amazing views of the Mountains and enjoyed stunning sunsets, its a short comfortable walk to the beach and plenty to do in Alykanas for young and old alike. We enjoyed hiring a car the first week and went off exploring the Island, Spiros gave us loads of advice on where to visit ect.. he also makes a great Fry up!!! :), Everything we wanted all are needs and request's where met.......... PERFECT.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Elpida Hotel
Address: Alykanas 29100, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Alykanas
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Alykanas
Hotel Class:2 star — Elpida Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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