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Alkyon Hotel
Ranked #2 of 39 Hotels in Sidari
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

We went to Corfu expecting the hotel not to be that great as we had paid so little and it was only 3 star, but we were pleasantly surprised. The hotel itself is lovely and the pool area is very good. We were half board and the food was very tasty with a good choice every night. There were six different main courses with a choice of three sides, but dessert was a little disappointing with a choice of jelly, ice cream or two specials. We had to pay 43 euros to have air conditioning and a safe for the week which was a bit disappointing. The rooms are very basic, especially the bathroom, but are very clean and have everything you need including a hair dryer. All of the staff are very friendly and helpful. The location is perfect as it is opposite the beach and near to the main strip, but just far enough away to not be disturbed by the noise on a night. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hotel. We will definitely stay here again for the price we paid. If the rooms and bathroom were modernised it could be 4 star

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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We've been recently to Corfu Greece acommodated in the above mentioned hotel between the 8th to the 15th of Sept. this year. I strongly reccomend Greece, especially the islands, sometime beginning of June mid September due to the mild heat ( 18 to 27 C ). The Hotel overall is decently well located at the edge of the Sidari City Center and very close to very nice sandy beaches as stated in the advertisments.
On a BB basis, breakfast is reasonable, somewhere between French Continental and Half way through full breakfast ( hardly any fresh fruits )
The problems will arise at night when tiny little persistent ocasional mosqitoes comes up and spoil your sleep giving you serious nasty bites. The local authorities find more conveniant and more profitable to sell insect repelant and anti-mosqitoes devices than spraying the vegetation accordingly pretending that the tourists will be " poisoned " or God knows what !

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2  Thank florin d
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Hotel was great from first moment to last, reception staff were superb, always willing to help. food great, especially wide choice of evening meal. Considering it was a hotel, the bar prices were ok, especially in 2 happy hours each day. just far enough away from main strip to have a very restful nights sleep. Plenty of sunbeds. Mosquitoes were a nuisance, but that is not the hotels fault, as they had air conditioning in all public areas and after all we were in Greece.
Because we were close to strip we went down there most nights to see tribute acts, but the night we did stay in, the entertainment was good. I can see why many people come back to this hotel, and when we come back to Sidari, this will be my first choce

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7  Thank david w
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

this was the second time we have been to this hotel came home and booked to go back next year 2014 great hotel great food and brilliant staff food is lovely everything u need shops beach bars is all close by lovely pool plenty sunbeds we spent a few nights at the siesta bar which is great fun overall brilliant place cant wait to go back

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3  Thank 19maryfromthedairy
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Returned yesterday after two weeks at the Alkyon Hotel with my husband, from 9th-23rd September, negatives first ! We were first given room 221 which was dark,depressing and small, the shower only had a curtain not a cubicle, we asked to be moved asap on the Monday, by Thursday we were given a lovely spacious room with a sea view and large balcony. Food, breakfast fine, two types of cereal, toast, continental breakfast, croissants, tinned fruit, yogurt, Evening meal, good variety of food, well cooked,on the occasional evening the food did get samey, but always something to eat, but the desserts were a joke, jelly, creme brûlée, grapes and melon every night, you had to ask for ice cream and cake when available, which meant Maria would go to the kitchen and get it, leaving you waiting around ?! Also have to pay for evening drinks, we were half board so this was knew to us, the drinks are expensive. The restaurant is open planned, windows and doors open because of the heat, this letting in plenty of wasps and flies, especially a problem during breakfast where we were plagued by them. There is only a ramp leading into the hotel, you have to carry your suitcases up four or five steps to get to the lift. The entertainment some nights was very poor, in a two week stay there was Bingo three times, perhaps more.... We would take a stroll down the strip.
Good points, the lunch is not that expensive and had a different meal day every day, but a lot of people would get filled rolls and drinks from the strip which was a lot cheaper. The pool was lovely but very cold, there is a choice of two pools, the jaquzzi wasn't open during our stay, it was only small so we didn't bother asking why, plenty of sun beds, lovely grassed area. The staff are helpful, especially Super Mario and the lovely Greek evening receptionist who always had a smile.
I would not recommend this hotel, the majority of the staff are very good at their job, but because there are far too many negatives with the hotel and with Sidari itself, the beach is a strip of "sand", can be dirty and polluted, the strip of bars and restaurants where you are at times hassled to go in and there are too many tacky tourist shops, cannot recommend Sidari, but Canal d' Amour was stunning once you cross the sewage bridge. Corfu town was an absolute gem.
A strip of beach and tacky shops, does not make a resort.

On the whole, I would not recommend Sidari or the hotel.

Room Tip: If you do not like your room, ask on the first day to be changed asap, there is ice cream and cake a...
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1  Thank terri b
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

We visited the Alkion hotel in Sidari (half board) from 13th to 20th September 2013. On arrivial we were handed the key to room 221 by the receptionist. This room is directly over the entrance to the hotel which means that you hear some noise in the mornings as coaches arrive.

The room itself was small and dated, but it was clean and the maid came to tidy the room 6 out of the 7 days we were there. The rooms have a fridge and air conditioning at extra cost if required. Safety dispost boxes are available in reception and these cost 8 euro for a week.

The breakfast is continental but a full english breakfast is also avaliable for 2 euro. The evening meals were great with plenty of choice with something different every day.

The staff were friendly and very helpful. The pool is a good size with plenty of sun loungers and parasols. There was entertainment every evening which included greek dancing, quiz, bingo, karaoke and soul night. The hotel is only a five minute walk to the main strip of bars so it is easy to find somewhere else to go if you want to venture out.

Overall this a good hotel which is great value for money and in a good location close to the beach and main strip of bars and restaurants. If I decide to return to Sidari I would most probably stay at the Alkion Hotel.

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1  Thank dudeonhols
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

We were a bit dubious about this hotel, but we couldn't fault it. The food was excellent, even though it was buffet service. The staff were very friendly, and helpful. Although the hotel was
"basic", it was very clean and comfortable. We met several couples who return year after year to this hotel, and we would certainly go back. The only downside was we personally didn't like Sidari.

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1  Thank Peter E
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Address: Alkyon A.E., Sidari 491 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Corfu > Sidari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Sidari
#9 Romantic Hotel in Sidari
#10 Family Hotel in Sidari
Price Range: £28 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Alkyon Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alkyon Hotel is considered one of the finest in the locality. Once you have experienced its excellent facilities, friendly atmosphere and great location, you will agree that the Alkyon Hotel is a superb choice for a memorable holiday.For those who enjoy a family atmosphere in a lively resort, whether you are ‘Couples’ after that quiet break away, ‘Families’ looking to spend some special time together or ‘Friends’ after that fun filled holiday, the Alkyon Hotel is the place to be.The hotel is situated in a quiet area of Sidari yet only a stones throw away from all the essential holiday amenities. You will find Sidaris beautiful stretch of sandy beach barely 150m away, and the resorts center, occupied with its many shops, bars and restaurants barely 250m away.Our luxurious ‘Jacuzzi’,‘Wi-Fi Access’,‘Daily Entertainment’ and fun filled ‘Children’s Play Area’ are only a few of the excellent facilities that we have on site; guaranteeing that the Alkyon Hotel has something to satisfy everyone’s needs. ... more   less 
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