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“Home from Home” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Roula Studios

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Roula Studios
Certificate of Excellence
nw uk
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Home from Home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2010

We love the Roulla, having stayed at the Clio last year by default, we thought that everyone always looked happy at the Roulla, and now we know why. The staff are friendly ,the apartments are clean and tidy, the pool is lovely and the village is a short stroll away. You can use any pool in the area, (there are four to choose fomr in very short walking distance) that is if you don't fancy a beach day.
It is very quiet here, so is defintley a location for people who don't want a party on thier doorstep.
We are booked again for next year, we continue to love Alykes and now the Roulla

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank mikelinz
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2010

As soon as we arrived on our honeymoon we had a surprize Eleni the owner had put flowers n rice on our heart covered duvet and wine what a great way to start your honeymoon.The apartments are very clean plenty of room and had a fantastic view.The pool was lovely with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas.The Clio hotel opposite serves food n drink and is a great place if you dont want to walk to town which is only 10mins away.Eleni the owner is lovely and will do anything for you she is a real Gem :)

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank stacey1787
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Southampton
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2010

Eleni was an amazing host, attentive and friendly, she genuinely cares about her guests.
The whole place is immaculate, the pool, the gardens and the rooms are so clean and cared for. It is the perfect place to stay, close to the beach and bars and restaurants but not too close! At the apartments you feel secluded but ten minutes later you are in the middle of town! Whilst you are there you have to go to Baco bar... During the day you can laze on their sun loungers and enjoy beer and snacks but in the evening it is a gem of a restaurant. Book a Shirley Valentine table and eat on the beach by candlelight!
Will definatley go back to Roulla next year!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Em004
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Liphook, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2010

We booked this holiday 6 weeks before we went and had little idea of what to expect. We found a fantastic welcome from Eleni the owner and nothing was too much trouble. A bottle of water was left to start us off and later on a bottle of the owner's own wine was also left (although better drunk mixed with lemonade). The room was cleaned daily and was basic as expected, but with enough for our needs - even a TV, but only in Greek! The pool area and gardens around the apartments were lovely.

The next door hotel (the Clio) does provide snacks all day and evening, and also plays music for most of the day. This was loud enough to hear in our apartment, but not intrusive (we just wished they'd stop playing Abba so much!).

The resort was not busy, even when half term in the UK started halfway through our holiday, which was just perfect for us.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank JB_and_Amy
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Bucks
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2009

We stayed here last September for a week and found the rooms to be incredibly basic. All of the rooms have glass doors which are frosted although you can still pretty much see through them. This isn't great when they lead directly into your bedroom!! The bathroom was tiny and the shower curtain didn't reach to the floor of the shower so the whole bathroom got soaked everytime one of us had a shower! The bed was incredibly hard and the pillows were very old so as a result weren't very comfortable at all.

Eleni who owns the apartments is however the best part about them - she is warm, friendly and always available to help you. All in all these apartments just need a little love and care, and they could be so much better than they are right now.

The Apartments are about 10 minutes from the centre of Alykes and have a beautiful view of the mountains. You are away from the town so if you want a chilled night then you can. You have to walk across the salt flats to get to the beach which are a bit of an eye sore! Having said that once you get across them you reach a lovely white sandy beach which was possibly the best part of the resort.

OK for a cheap holiday but nothing more than a week!!

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Cavendish2
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staffordshire
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2009

The Roulla apts are a fantastic place to stay, just a ten minute walk from the beach and the centre, it has amazing views of the backdrop of mountains. The scenery is beyond beautiful, we had such a fantastic time. We travelled with my parents (almost 70) and my children 14, and 6, each and every one of us loved every minute of it. We have been to zante before, but to stay with Eleni and her family at this family run business was wonderful. The people who own this accommodation make your holiday the absolute best, either you want to be alone, or social, either way your stay here will be most memorable for all the right reasons. Book early to avoid dissappointment.

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank nikinoo18
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Property: Roula Studios
Address: Alykes 29090, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Alykes
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Ranked #1 of 27 Speciality Lodging in Alykes
Number of rooms: 17

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