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Valais Hotel
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Alykanas
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 June 2013

We didn't stay here but found it early on our holiday so went often. The large swimming pool is sparklingly clean and with the beach only 20 metres away mostly empty. The food is very reasonably priced good varied menu and of a high standard served by friendly British staff. There's plenty of shade under the trees for the sunbeds, if required and you can hire a comfortable mattress for a small fee. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

I was so impressed by the Valais Hotel when I visited Alykanas last year that I returned with my husband recently and stayed for a wonderful week. My only regret was that we didn't book 2 weeks. Katerina and her team were friendly and attentive. They always make time to chat and have a ready smile for you. Very quickly we felt like part of the Valais family. The room was spotless on our arrival and cleaned daily as are all the public facilities. The pool is large and tempting even in early June and never really busy with the sea only yards away. The location on the sea front is absolutely perfect. The food is also excellent. so good we ate there 4 out of 7 nights when the daily special appealed. The stifado was so authentic it took us back to the Greek cuisine we had over 20 years ago.The meat melted in your mouth, the baby onions were so sweet and the sauce was truly delicious. The kebabs were probably the most succulent moist pieces of chicken we have ever eaten. Do not miss them! I really cannot praise this hotel, staff and food enough. All I can say to you is go and try it for yourselves. What a joy! Kali orexi!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lara793
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

we didint stay at this hotel we were at the dragonikas studios just up the road. however we spent most of our time here. Katerina and her staff looked after us very well, we had breakfast there most mornings and lunch. They do a special everyday in the restauraunt a main course with wine or beer and dessert for only 12 euros, scrummy. we having been to alykanas 8 times now and have never visited the valais before but im sure we will next year. Katerina let us have a look a some of the rooms and they look great, this hotel is not in any brochures so you have to book your flight seperately, but a lot of people seem to return year after year.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

We stayed at the Valais for 10 wonderful nights.

Arriving on a nighttime flight from the UK, we reached the hotel after a 20min taxi ride from the airport. There was no need to pre-book the taxi and it only cost 28 Euros.

Check in was quick, our rooms faced the road which meant they got the sun in the evening and had fabulous views of the bay. The room itself was a decent size and had all the amenities you would expect. A nice touch was the cold water chilling in the fridge and memory foam matress toppers ensured a comfortable sleep. Rooms were cleaned to a high standard every day, thanks Tanya.

Poolside was where we spent most of the day although we did venture down the beach on day 1. Both locations were great so you will be spoit for choice if you stay here. Beach & poolside have waiter service so a cold Mythos is never to far away. Many thanks to Julie, Speedy and Bonny for keeping the glasses full.

You won't get a better location or a friendlier welcome anywhere in Alykanas. Katerina and her family have ensured that this will be our hotel of choice for future stays in Zante.,what more can I say.........Fabulous!!

Room Tip: road facing room for evening sun.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank daisy_1scotland
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Just back following a weeks stay at the Valais. There really is just one word that sums this hotel up - BRILLIANT.

Nothing at all is too much trouble for katrina, her family and staff. They go out of their way to ensure your stay is the best possible. The hotel itself is spotlessly clean and in a perfect position (on the beach). We had room 207, which was overlooking the road and the beach, with the sun in the afternoon and was just perfect for us. From the hotel there are some lovely walks and the village centre is just a few yards away. During our stay we looked at most of the hotels both in Alikanas and Alikes but to us there was not one as nice as the Valais. If you like the beach, a clean and comfortable hotel with good service together with all the amenities plus a fabulous pool, then the Valais is the one for you. We will definitely be back. Thank you Katerina and all at the Valais for a wonderful week.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MistyMax
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

This is the second year running my wife and i have returned to the superb Valais Hotel .... from the staff to lots of familar faces of guests/now friends we met again from last year it was superb. There is nothing to much for the staff to do for you. Its a great location right on the beach and is a greatr place to eat and drink. All the meals are superb, breakfast, lunch and evening meals. The staff, Katerina, Julie, jimmy, michael and Michela at the bar and George and wayne on the beach all great, not forgetting MAMA the boss all there to make your holiday great...well unfortunately Katerina i'll see you all again next year....

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank IANTT2012
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

This was our second visit, the first a package deal, this time booking direct with the hotel

You could not wish for a better position, right next to the beach and a short walk to the main town with a good selection of restaurants (in two visits still not tried them all).

We were allocated a room over looking the pool & sea, we had requested a room which received the sun on the balcony in the evenings (over looking the road) so were well pleased with the room allocated.

Good points:

All areas kept very clean, rooms cleaned daily

Good selection for breakfast (try the half English breakfast, the fried bread was fab.as was all)

Great beach: you can walk for about 150 yards before the sea is waist high and is very warm.

Jimmy provides a drink and food service on the beach, (keep up the good work mate)

The food and snacks are all very good and very reasonably priced (as are the drinks), there is a great indoor restaurant looking over the pool, how ever never seen anyone using it, as the weather was so hot and dry, all preferred to eat outside.

All the staff was great and really friendly on the beach and in the hotel (the cleaner works so hard)

Katarina is a lovely lady, she is always around and is very helpful, friendly and ensures you have a good stay.

A good size pool, but has we are beach people never used it.

Now the Bad Points:

There ain`t none

Will we be returning? definitely - roll on next July.

Thanks Katarina, see you next year

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the road have sun in the evening, shade overlooking the Mill have shade.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: | Alikes, Zante, Alykanas 29100, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Alykanas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Alykanas
Price Range: £54 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Valais Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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