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“good but room for improvement”
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Alkyon Hotel
Ranked #2 of 39 Hotels in Sidari
Certificate of Excellence
Andover, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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“good but room for improvement”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

we stayed in the Alkyon in september and over all it was a very nice hotel. the room was large and clean with a good bathroom and aircon. the pool was very nice , if a little cold, and there was always spaces for sunbeds. the alkyon is at the bottom end of the strip by the 3 little pigs about a 5 min walk to the centre of the strip with all the bars and restaurants. the food in the hotel is very nice with a good choice of main , but the deserts are a little bland.
now for the down points . the food in the evening is canteen style and they normally have music blearing out like you were in a disco instead of nice background music. and you have to pay extra for the safe deposit box, and aircon. but apart from that it is a good Hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Had a really nice week at the Alkion (or Alkyon, not even the hotel can decide!), stayed on half board and was pleasently suprised by most everything. The pool area is lovely, the pool is great (although unheated, so a little fresh of a morning!), the evening meals are varied as they can be and tasty, the bar food isn't going to win a Michelin star, but is tasty, well cooked and as good a value as anywhere else, the staff are happy and helpful. Even our room that overlooked the kitchen and delivery access was tidy and comfortable. It's ten minutes from the beach, there are quiet tavernas over the rad and more lively ones the same ten minute walk as the beach. I wasn't a great fan of breakfast, but I never am of the continental buffet, so its nothing against the Alkion itself. Also, people compaining about having to pay for a fry up, get real! It's two Euros for god's sake! Anyway, it's a nice hotel, in a cosy resort, on a fabulous island.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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london
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Just returned from 10 days at the Alkyon Hotel and was very pleasantly surprised. On arrival we were disappointed as our room was very small but they changed it to a larger one the next day with no trouble at all. Breakfast was pretty basic (although you can get a nice English breakfast for 2 euros) but adequate but the evening meals all week were fantastic (we were expecting to eat out but ate at the hotel every night as there was plenty of choice even for my very fussy husband!). Soups especially were gorgeous and staff couldn't do enought for you. Sidari itself was pretty quiet but only to be expected in mid-Sept. Would definitely return to the Alkyon again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Just returned from Alkion Hotel, went with 2 of my sisters and had a good time, found the Alkion to be nice and clean was in room 322 on the top floor the room had 3 single beds in as requested and seemed freshly decorated and quite roomy , not a noisy room the view was good apart from being over part of the car park/refuse bins, there was no smell at all from the bins which was good. Food was quite good, but there was no fresh fruit available at breakfast only tinned, one of my sisters has a dietry problem and could only eat white chicken meat which was not a problem and they couldn't be more helpful and cooked it fresh for her every evening.

On the downside, I have never slept in such an uncomfortable bed in all my life, they were very hard and my sister and I came home with sore painful backs ,also the sun loungers have a metal support which when you wanted to lie down was very hard and uncomfortable as well. The glasses from the bar had a few lipstick marks on them, they didn't seem to be washed properly, staff friendly. Return journey was O.K.until we reached Corfu airport, complete chaos, lots of people, lack of organisation and quite a delay the airport is very small. Have been to many places in Europe for holidays and found Corfu not to be my favourite, I suppose each to their own opinion, would not return to Corfu again. Be careful when you go out along the strip where the shops/bars are as there are a lot of pot holes, all the shops much of a muchness nothing different.

Room Tip: We asked when booking to be on top floor over looking pool, but only got top floor, when looking at...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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east yorkshire
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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

  • Stayed September 2013
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Ploiesti, Romania
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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 !

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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

Room Tip: bring plug in mosquito killers with you. they are expensive to buy in Sidari,
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alkyon Hotel
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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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