We have just returned home this morning from a weeks stay at the Alykanas Beach Hotel. I did not want to leave at all! We stayed on the 3rd floor with a stunning view of the sea just as requested when we booked. The room was spotless and the maid did an excellent job everyday. The only thing I could say was the shower left the bathroom floor wet through because the water flew out from all angles and the shower stand isn't very high from the floor. The floor does have a drain though so it doesn't stay wet for too long.
Also, the safety deposit box in the room was quite expensive at 20 euro a week! But I would rather pay for peace of mind for my money and passports safety.
Also, I can't believe that the negative reviews are saying that the staff we're rude?! The waiters, especially in the day, cannot do enough for you! We had such a laugh with them, and were always very polite with taking orders and coming promptly to your table!
The food was delicious, especially the full english - you get: 2 sausage, bacon, beans, tomato, mushrooms, 2 eggs, 2 fried bread, 2 toast with jam and butter, orange juice and tea/coffee all for 4.50 Euro! Now you can't complain at that at a self catering hotel, it will certainly fill you up for breakfast and lunch! And this is available ALL day!
And what can I say about the location itself? Absolutely gorgeous, you can step out of the pool, walk down a few steps and you're on the beach with clear blue waters and perfect views.
Not only that, just a few minutes walk away is some lovely restaurants, tourist shops, bars, the list goes on. And to get around the resorts of Alykanas and Alykes they use horse and cart! They're beautiful and it's so refreshing not to see taxis buzzing around!
The rep who was there called Jonny was fantastic and so helpful. We booked all our trips through him. Despite the fact that there are cheaper places selling trips on the side of the road, I always feel safer booking through my travel company. Some of you may want to book at cheaper places but that's up to you :)
Overall, if I ever come to Zante again, I will definatly book this hotel! I did not want to leave and I could cry at the fact that I am sitting here writing this review and not sat in the sun, cocktai in hand, at Alykanas Beach Hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Alykanas Beach Apart Hotel Alykanas
- Alykanas Beach Apart-Hotel Zakynthos