We stayed at the Alkion near the beginning of May, the second week of holiday season. The weather was OK, hot enough just to sit around pool but we also had some heavy rain for 2 days. The hotel is situated in a great location, close to nearby bars and restaurants and about 10 minutes from the main drag, where it's full of shops, more bars, entertainment, restaurants etc. Our only disappointment is that is was so early in the season the beach wasn't really ready for use - there was no furniture put out (I need a parasol) and it was covered in palm tree fronds and seaweed. I gather they clear it regularly in main season. Which was a shame as it was a lovely beach!
The Hotel was great, again it was fairly empty which was great for getting a bed at the pool and getting served but it did have a very quiet atmosphere (think there were around 14 of us there). The staff are extremely helpful and will do anything to help you. The pool is nice and clean and you can have your snacks and drinks served to you there. Dinner is very good value but do try eating out as well, the local feta cheese is wonderful. They did try and have entertainment every night but we never stayed in for it - there was too much going on down the street!
There are lots of bars all competing with blaring music and entertainers every night. If you look down a side road you'll find the '1 for the road' bar, where Napoleon the owner is a wonderful host with lots of fun and music. We did have a couple of early morning finishes in there!
A trip to Corfu Town is a must, it is very cosmopolitan and again had a wonderful meal at the very chic Rex Restaurant. We would have loved a boat trip but the weather wasn't good enough. I would say shop around for your trip prices though - there are lots of local trip operators and they're all much cheaper than the big tour reps!
All in all, we would recommend the Alkion hotel and Sidari to everyone but maybe a little later in the season, unless you like it fairly quiet!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Alkyon Hotel is considered one of the finest in the locality. Once you have experienced its excellent facilities, friendly atmosphere and great location, you will agree that the Alkyon Hotel is a superb choice for a memorable holiday.For those who enjoy a family atmosphere in a lively resort, whether you are ‘Couples’ after that quiet break away, ‘Families’ looking to spend some special time together or ‘Friends’ after that fun filled holiday, the Alkyon Hotel is the place to be.The hotel is situated in a quiet area of Sidari yet only a stones throw away from all the essential holiday amenities. You will find Sidaris beautiful stretch of sandy beach barely 150m away, and the resorts center, occupied with its many shops, bars and restaurants barely 250m away.Our luxurious ‘Jacuzzi’,‘Wi-Fi Access’,‘Daily Entertainment’ and fun filled ‘Children’s Play Area’ are only a few of the excellent facilities that we have on site; guaranteeing that the Alkyon Hotel has something to satisfy everyone’s needs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alkyon Hotel Sidari, Corfu