We have just returned on 30.5.11 from a one week stay at this complex having travelled with my son, daughter in law and two grandsons aged 16 months and 5 years. We would recommend this holiday to anyone with a family as everyone at the complex from the staff to the reps all work very hard to ensure you have a happy stay. The brochure description regarding the accommodation, the resort area and relaxed atmosphere is very accurate and the beach is so close you could touch it. The sea is very safe and the pools are fine. However, many people we spoke to had understood there was a splash pool for the little ones but this is not on site. Instead we had to hold him while he went in the pools, but this did not stop him enjoying himself. Nice park area on site which was well appreciated by all the children on holiday here. Our 5 year old made many friends and loved the beach, the sea, the trip to the cove/shipwreck. I would also mention as I have not come across this before that many local bars/restaurants have playground areas for the children which are safe and within view, which makes for a relaxing experience as they are happy to play whilst they wait for their meal and can then play afterwards . It was our first time to the island and we were looking for a quiet relaxing break and cannot fault the resort or the local people who made our stay excellent.
The only fault I would have to mention is that our studio room was big enough for 2 adults but if like my family you are booking with children I would advise you book a 2 bedroom apartment has the family room was quite cramped with 3 beds and a full size cot. I also felt that whilst the holiday village is classed as 4* by Thomsons which I believe is due to the facilities and beach location, I did feel that the rooms are ready for an update and the cleaning of the room was adequate at best, whilst the grounds and main area were spotless everyday. We were pleased that the price in the local supermarket on site and nearby were better than we expected and the food prices in all the bars and resturants we very reasonable. Plenty of choice for children and the local wine was excellent in price, far better than the prices we have paid elsewhere in Spain and Cyprus. Overall we would return and can see why so many on holiday were here on a 2nd and 3rd visit. ,
- Also Known As:
- Alykanas Village Hotel Zakynthos