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“Great Location, Good Hotel, Great Staff”
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Hotel Alkyon
Ranked #44 of 84 Hotels in Skiathos
Reviewed 13 September 2013

We stayed at the Alkyon Hotel in Skiathos Town from 28th August 2013 for two weeks. When we arrived and checked in, we were allocated room 405, which was a side sea view room on the same floor as the Dining room. We were shown to our room by a male member of staff who took our bags in a separate lift. He showed us how the air con. Worked and the TV controls. The room had a refurbished bathroom, complete with full size bath, shower that had a shower head holder on the wall and shower curtain, built in hair dryer also included. A large wardrobe and separate section with five shelves. Another storage cupboard with fridge above. There was also a dressing table with large mirror and stool and more drawer space, two bedside cabinets, two chairs and a small table. Outside on the veranda there were two chairs and a round table. A good view towards the airport.
The room was cleaned daily and bath towels, hand towels and bath mat were changed every day. It also appeared that the bedding sheets and pillow cases were changed every other day.
The air conditioning was included, but a safety deposit box in reception was 15 euros per week.
The breakfast was a good mix of cereals, jams, yogurt, cold meats, cheese, breads, egg, bacon and sausage. Coffee, Tea and orange juice. You could eat inside with air con. Or outside in the sun with a Harbour view.
We did not use the pool or bar area, but it appeared to be popular with the Guests.
Guests were a mix of UK, Greek and Italian.
All of the staff were doing a first class job, with very special mention of Kiki and Georgina.
We enjoyed our stay at the Alkyon and are booking up for 2014. I am happy to answer any questions just Message me.

Martyn Hill and Karen Smith.

Room Tip: Ask nicely, you may get a side sea view.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Enjoyed our stay again at the Alkyon. Breakfast room has stunning views and a reasonable choice. Staff all very friendly and great beer prices at the bar!!
The rooms are basic but are cleaned every day and towels are changed daily too. Will definitely return.

Room Tip: High Floor - sea view.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank rosiealice
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Firstly i'd like to go on record by stating that all the staff at the hotel Alkyon are some of the most friendliest people i have come across whilst on holiday. The only gripe i have is my room wasn't ready when i arrived which after an early morning flight was a little disappointing. The bathroom though upgraded has a trough shaped sink and a coffin like bath with shower hose positioned centrally. This made taking a shower a bit awkward. The biggest gripe i do have about the hotel is some of the other guests. Why some people insist on slamming doors in the middle of the night is beyond me. Perhaps the same people who insist on reclining their seat on the plane no doubt. The hotel is vulnerable to a lot of exterior noise unfortunately. Its proximity though is ideal for walking into town but you have to put up with vehicle noise for example during the night. On the whole i would use the Hotel Alkyon again if i chose to visit this beautiful island again and would recommend it as a good base for any holiday. I would recommend it even more if the door slammers went somewhere else. Ladies please take off your high heels too which sound like somekind of mental torture technique at three in the morning. Lastly i won't miss the person in the next room with the flatulence problem who must have thought the walls a lot better sound proofed than they were.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank budgie-smugglers-66
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

I recently visited Skiathos and stayed at the Alkyon Hotel in Skiathos Town. Overall the hotel was excellent with really friendly staff. The view from the roof top terrace where we had breakfast was absolutely beautiful, looking right across the harbour over the bay. There was a good selection of buffet hot and cold food for breakfast. The sunbeds could have done with a refurbishment but not enough to spoil our time spent around the pool and the bathrooms on the ground floor are due for an update. All in all a wonderful holiday spent on a beautiful island.

Room Tip: Any room apart from on the ground floor before checking if the bathrooms have been refurbished.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Beverley H
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

very convenient for skiathos town and numerous places to eat, lots of lovely cobbled streets. Staff very friendly - also very convenient for airport, our taxi had us at the hotel within 20 mins of landing.

Room Tip: 201 to 205 and 301 to 305 will give a view of the harbour
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1  Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

This Hotel & resort was recommended to us by a friend at work. It was every thing she said and more The hotel was nicer than a lot of hotels that i have stayed in Greece we had a second floor room which the bathroom had been refurbished, the breakfast area was on the roof of the hotel facing the harbour this is a beautiful place to sit and eat in the morning very picturesque.
The actual island is just stunning plenty of beautiful beaches to visit which are easily accessed by the buses that run around the island.
Absolutely loved this holiday and we will be going again next year.

Room Tip: The bath rooms on the second and third floor have all been refurbished. the bathrooms on the first...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank susansutton62
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

The rooms may not be the best rooms you've ever been in however as a base this hotel is fantastic, situated right on the harbour. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The view from the breakfast terrace is the reason we booked this hotel, and it didn't disappoint. Wow what a start to the day.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Skiathos Island, 370 02, Greece
Region: Greece > Sporades > Skiathos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
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Ranked #44 of 84 Hotels in Skiathos
Price Range: £31 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alkyon 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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