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All reviews stay memorable beautiful swimming pool can't wait to return next year snack bar min walk feel very welcome couples and families toaster and kettle location is great olive groves fabulous holiday large balcony family holiday air con two weeks the ground floor on arrival
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We stayed in this lovely location the last two weeks in June 2017. This was on a self catering basis and we were located in the studio block. From the moment we were dropped of by the coach to the moment we left we were made so welcome by George, Katerina and Dionysis. They could not do enough for you without being pushy and let you get on with enjoying your holiday.
We spent most of the days at the beautiful beach in Alykes or sight seeing, but spent the odd day at the pool.
The pool is lovely and is half shallow and half deep so those with young kids can relax. There are lots of sunbeds and they are comfy. There is a pool bar which is well stocked and serves decent snacks. This is an ideal place to have a refreshing drink either pre dinner in Alykes or after returning from a hard day on the beach.
Self catering accommodation in Greece is basis so first time visitors please be aware of this. In Oscars you have a decent sized kitchenette with the standard 2-burner hob, large fridge with ice compartment, kettle and a good collection of plates, cutlery etc. Please bear in mind that you are on your holidays so cooking 3-course meals is impossible and surely not expected. Alykes has such a choice of quality restaurants at such good prices you will love it.
Bathroom is larger than most and has a shower (with a curtain) and a good supply of hot water. The main bedroom is large with good storage and a very efficient air conditioning unit. The air con costs extra and is worth every penny. The balcony is large, very private and offers a great opportunity to catch the last of the evening sun. We were in studio 3 but is returning again, which we definitely will, would not be vexed to be allocated any of the 8 on offer.
The studios are located on the Alykes-Katastari road. There is little if any road noise and a good night sleep was always on offer. 5 minutes walk takes you to Katastari where you will find an excellent supermarket, a decent pharmacy and a marvellous bakery. 10-15 minutes the other way takes you to Alykes where you will find a vast choice of decent tavernas selling excellent quality fare at very reasonable prices. This isn't the time or the place to single any out, but suffice to say in the 14 days we were there we didn't have a bad meal. The reason I say 10-15 minutes is that there is so much to see. Be it the fruit, the flowers, the chickens or the friendly locals, there is plenty to distract you on the way down the road.
If you are looking for an authentic Greek hostelry in a quiet location with superb hospitality then you will be hard pressed to find better. I cannot recommend this place highly enough and hope that you will stay here and enjoy the hospitality that we did.

Room Tip: All rooms are good.
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank David W
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Well a beautiful location about 10/15 minutes walk to Alykes village or Katasari the other way. Set in a rural location with olive groves and fields all around with a drop back of the mountains of Zante.

I stayed in the studios but was upgraded to a superior studio for my stay which was typical Greek self catering accommodation with the added bonus of a beautiful bathroom and an amazing shower with tray,yes a shower tray.

Fridge,hob,toaster and kettle plus the utensils you will need were all in place and on arrival there was a bottle of wine and a big bottle of water in the fridge which arriving late evening was a godsend.

I used it as a base to explore the area but also visit friends from previous trips plus try all the beautiful tavernas and bars.

The pool and snack bar area were well maintained and clean however I did not use it as being early season it was very quiet and early May pools can be very cold.

Overall I would recommend this accommodation as the price was very competitive compared to other accommodation plus it was with Jet2 which meant I could fly from my local airport.

And questions please ask.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
Thank Ken R
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Stayed in Alykes from 17th - 24th Sept, 2016. Great weather with the usual thunderstorm but then it's not Greece without one! Travelled as 2 couples with my parents, booking 2 separate studios. As we could not be next door to each other we were given an upgrade in to the 2 bedroom apartment which sleeps up to 7 people. Just as well as the studio my parents were originally offered was of poor standard. It was on the ground floor with loose bathroom windows that easily slid open and did not lock. Our bigger apartment was described as luxury, the size of the rooms were fantastic and it was extremely spacious, this being the most luxurious thing about it. An ensuite bathroom is definitely required, there were four of us in it sharing one bathroom and with 7 it would be very difficult, not to mention the lack of clothes storage if there were 7 people. Neither in the bathroom was there a shelf or cupboard space for storing toiletries. While the pool area is well kept and very peaceful, there was always plenty of sun beds with no need to reserve them although after we had been there for 5 days there was a select few new arrivals who felt the need to do so, putting towels out at 8am and only spent 1 hour on them in the afternoon! It seems that many regulars who visit year after year think the owners are fabulous and hospitable because they sit around the complex all day mingling with certain guests then when the snack bar closes they move to the bar next door on an evening and drink with other guests. Unfortunately they don't do a great deal in managing maintenance on the apartments and providing a good standard of service. The maid was in every day emptying bins etc; towels and bedding changed midweek but the bathroom sink, toilet and apartment floors were not cleaned once. The pool bar toilet was also lacking a toilet seat and since it was like that the whole week we were there, I can't see it being repaired anytime soon - but maybe by next season? All simple issues that would make this place a first class complex but the owners seem to lazy to help themselves. No secure baggage area as mentioned on website, our suitcases stood by the poolside bar all day as we checked out of the room by 12pm and airport transfer pick-up was not until 5.15pm. Overall, it was a quiet, relaxing complex with good bar snacks and friendly bar staff. Alykes is a lovely place with a great beach but we probably wouldn't stay at the Oscar's again.

Room Tip: Ask for new block
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank boofle4
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

had a very cheap package holiday with jet 2 for 7 nights end of August and stayed in a standard studio.

pros
good quiet aircon at €10 per night
hot water at all times of day including when the sun went down, which can be a rarity in Greece
large balcony to sit out with a small washing line

cons
bed a little hard
not the hotel's fault -but noisy cockerels very early in the morning
bathroom very small and only small window sill to put items on
a shower curtain surrounds the shower so helps a little but floor still gets very wet
self catering - two ring electric hob, toaster and kettle. If you are relying to do a lot of cooking then you will be very disappointed.
you get one frying pan and one massive pot with a lid. There are no utensils for frying eggs or mashing potatoes etc, just a wooden spoon and 2 knives, forks and spoons, so heating up baked beans or scrambled eggs is very hard unless you use the frying pan.
there is a smoke alarm above the cooker (???) so be aware that if you do cook/use the toaster then it will activate a loud ear piercing noise. Opening the front door will help as the kitchen is near the door - something to be aware of if coming in late and fancy a snack
pool area is small and the sun beds are lined around it with no room to maneuver but there were always beds available
it is a 15 - 20 min walk to town, fine in the evening but a bit tiring in the heat of the day
The beach is also about a 15 - 20 min walk away

A quick note to cycling enthusiasts - there is an excellent cycle hire company in Zante Town called Podilatadiko and offer very good rates and all types of good quality bikes - I would definitely recommend it. Zante is a small island and you can cycle to lots of places

Room Tip: if you want to mostly self cater then consider upgrading
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank donna k
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We booked with jet 2 and were put in the economy block which is exactly that. The room was basic even for Greece.Very old dark brown furniture and hardly any kitchen equipment. The pool area was quite nice and well kept but the main reason we wouldn't return were the owners.They have a pool bar through the day which we used a few times and on a night have a bar next door.We didn't use the bar on a night as we prefer to go into the village and because we didn't spend money in there we were virtually ignored for the whole holiday.George the owner was blatantly rude ignoring us when we said good morning.Katerina spoke to everybody coming back from their days out asking if they had had a nice day apart from us.We were made to feel very unwelcome which I have never experienced before in many years of going to Greece.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank ClevelandUkGreekgirl
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