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Hotel Alkyon
Ranked #41 of 84 Hotels in Skiathos
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Return stay at the Alkyon”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have just returned from 11 days holiday in Skiathos where we stayed at the Alkyon Hotel. Having visited Skiathos on and off for 15 years it was a welcome return. The hotel is situated on the front of the harbour only 5 minutes taxi drive from the airport. Our room was towards the back of the hotel with a balcony view over looking a lovely field where some sheep wearing bells regularly grazed with charming chimes. Breakfast is a buffet selection of boiled or scrambled eggs, mini sausages, fruit, Greek yogurt,white and brown bread along with a choice of teas, coffee, juices and water to be enjoyed on a roof terrace with magnificent views of the harbour.
The room was cleaned with fresh towels each day. If you fancied a quick drink before setting out for a meal from any one of many super restaurants in the town the hotel bar was very inviting. There was a pool at the hotel if preferred. We took the local bus/coach to Koukanaries beach only 25 mins away from Skiathos Town each day 2 euros per person. There are many other fabulous beaches too. Over all a great hotel, friendly staff, lovely food and super holiday. We will definitely return 2015.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mirfield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

We have just returned from our second stay at the alkyon hotel and was very pleased to see that the hotel has been modernised to a high standard the rooms are large with good storage space they are cleaned daily and towels changed daily the bathrooms are now lovely and modern a little strange that there is a lovey bath but no bath plug but that is our only complaint and easily remedied by a visit to the plumbers merchants the location is excellent as is situated at the end of the harbour and within easy reach of all the restaurants shops and the bus stop that enables easy access to the rest of the island the breakfast is very good with a choice of cooked or cold food and the icing on the cake is the view from the breakfast terrace which is lovely you can of course book a room at the front of the hotel for an extra charge that shares that lovely view yes we would recommend this hotel and will defiantly be back

Room Tip: If you want to spoil yourself book a room at the front the views are worth it
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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surrey
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Lovely hotel representing very good value for money. Amazing views of the harbour from the roof terrace restaurant . Large spotlessly clean room with brand new fitted bathroom suite and lashings of hot water. Fresh crisp white sheets changed daily. Lovely sitting room and bar area. Very nice pool area . Smashing friendly staff. Looking forward to a return visit next year . Cant wait!!

Room Tip: Pay extra for the harbour view. It's well worth it. However the hotel is so well planned and sit...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

this is the second time I've stayed at the Alkyon September 2013 & May 2014 I recommend this hotel for the location being so near the bus stop for the numerous beaches all of which are worth exploring. The hotel staff are very helpful if you need advise on directions around the island. Don't worry about some of the reports about the bathrooms I've stayed on the third & fouth floor and all are new and spotless the even provide a hairdryer. There is plenty of space for all your holiday clothes all rooms have a big wardrobe and fridge. The breakfast is plenty to keep you going alternating between either sausages or bacon, the view from the breakfast area is stunning over looking the harbour. I love this hotel for the location being in the town is a plus

Room Tip: Stayed on the fourth floor room 420 overlooking apartments but you got the sun on the balcony at the...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Well i prepared myself to be dissapointed but im pleasantly surprised ! I have been coming back and for to skiathos for 30 years i love the place, i like to stay in town its got everything , position wise the alkyon is in a superb location its overlooking the harbour, staff were all very helpful, our room was spotless, sheets and towels regularly changed, we were in room 321 brand new re furbished bathroom and all new bedding ! Cant fault it, pool clean and gardens well tended, breakfast a bit same old but its not five star and for the money its alright, i would definately stay in the alkyon again xx

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

To return to my recurring theme - the staff should establish a hotel's star rating - at the Alkyon they are 5*. In a great location overlooking and close to the New Port of Skiathos town and only metres from the Limanaki, of which more later. The public areas are spacious and comfortable and arranged over two floors with a bar, outside lounge area and a swimming pool in a sheltered spot. The top floor terrace and dining room enjoy lovely views. My bedroom was clean and basic with a side facing balcony but with a modern, well fitted and fully tiled shower room. Aircon and Flat screen TV of course. Owing to the huge range of Tavernas and Restaurants, many within easy walking distance the majority of guests stay on a B&B basis, if you choose to stay put there is an extensive light meal and snack menu available virtually all day.
I really enjoyed my fortnight's stay and when returning to Skiathos it will be to the Alkyon which I believe gives great value for money

Room Tip: Ideally to the front of the hotel, overlooking the sea
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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St Osyth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

I stayed here for 2 weeks in September, which is towards the season,so the town and the hotel were not at full capacity.All the better for that. The hotel does not claim to be5× but what it provides it does well.The staff are welcoming ,friendly and knowledgeable about the island.The public areas are smart and pleasantly air conditioned.The rooms are light and airy with a broad balcony overlooking the well tended gardens. However the bathroom left a lot to be desired,it appeared to be the original from the hotel's early days. The tiles are partly missing the bath is broken and rusted there was 1plug for all 3 items. In England it would be condemned:such a shame for such a popular hotel.Nevertheless I would still return, if only to see if things have changed.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Alkyon
Address: Skiathos Island, 370 02, Greece
Location: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos
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Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
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Ranked #41 of 84 Hotels in Skiathos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alkyon 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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