I know some people find the reviews of this hotel a little over the top and hard to believe but I can only echo everything great that has been said before.
My wife and I first discovered Zante in 1990 as a newly married couple when we visited a very rural Kalamaki that has since become more and more commercialised.as we revisited with our growing family.
Our last trip (we flew home today) was to Alykes where we stayed at this wonderful hotel in a part of the island that much more resembles the Zante that we fell in love with.
The hotel is lovely - it is very well appointed and clearly lovingly looked after by Jimmy and his lovely family. They made us welcome from the start making a clear effort to know us all by our first names and thus remove any fomalities. They could not do enough to make our stay as enjoyable as possible and their advice during the holiday was very useful.
The room that we were given overlooked the (in)famous gardens. Which brings us to the famous cockerel that was such a problem to other visitors. Yes it crows at various times of the day but is it a nuisance - we did not think so. The hotel is surrounded by various small holdings with olive trees, grape vines, chickens, goats and a lone donkey. All adding to the rural Greek feel that we so enjoyed when we first visited the island.
The room was of a good size and kept meticulously clean by the hotel staff. The twin studio allocated to our children (aged 16 and 20) was of a similar high standard and overlooked the pool.
So - in summary. A wonderful hotel that is located in a beautiful, peaceful, rural part of the island and run by a warm welcoming family. I thoroughly recommend it...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family friendly self-catering studios and apartments, set in beautiful gardens just a 10 minute stroll to the sandy beach and resort centre. ... more less
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