Four friends stayed here in September 2013, 1st impressions were very good, the grounds are really nice and clean, pool area and bar are great. Rooms are basic, but it is Greece and unless you pay for luxury, this is usual. Clean and spacious though. Not as hard to self cater as some reviewers have said, though there is a small supermarket across the road that sell ready made sandwiches for less than 2 euros which made lunchtime snacks very easy! Also the bar area has a very good menu for snacks and meals. Breakfast wasn't great, but saved a walk along to the main village some mornings. We had a room on the top floor of the middle building, however our friends had a much smaller, darker room below ground level on what looked like the 1st building built. It wasn't great, so try to request a higher one, these lower rooms tend to attract more mosquitoes too.
Its a 5-10 min walk to the beach, which has some very stony parts in some areas, be careful. I know its a conservation area so there is nothing along the beach in way of bars and restaurants, I missed that, I like to walk along a beach stopping for a snack or a drink. There is one bar but it was a bit scruffy. Its another 10 minutes into the beginning of the village, though there are plenty of bars further on, it just seemed we were at the wrong end of kalamaki, therefore, most nights we didn't make it much further than Drunk Corner bar - great staff, drinks and food here!
I do love Zakynthos and have been a few times, though if i go back I will stick to Alykes/Alikanas. We hired a jeep and went though most of the touristy parts, and Alykes still has the most going for it in my opinion.
Oh and the planes ARE frequent, ARE noisy, deafening in fact, though great to watch and if you like plane watching, you wont mind at all. If you don't like noise, do not book this hotel and then complain :)
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