With a splash park and a spot right by the beach, it’s no wonder this place is a hit with families.
This place comes with a choice of pools. One has beach views and a lively atmosphere, and the other is simply huge.
It’s no distance to the sandy beach – just walk past the pool and you’re there. And it’s a 5-minute walk to Alykanas’ quaint little shops and tavernas. There’s a little train that’ll take you around town.
Designed for 3 to 11 year olds, Thomson Kids’ Club offers 2 hours of activities, 5 or 6 days a week. And that includes at least 3 evenings. It’s split into sections, with Tots for 3 to 5 year olds, Team for 6 to 8s, and Tribe for 9 to 11s. Best of all, most kids’ clubs activities are completely free. And outside of peak season, there are parent and toddler sessions 3 days a week, too. For your peace of mind, all Thomson Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times.
1 bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4 - with 1 double bed, twin beds or extra single beds. Air-conditioning is at an extra charge. Free Wi-Fi. Maid service 6 days a week, linen is change twice a week and towels are changed 3 times a week.
2 bedroom apartment sleeps up to 5 with 1 double bed, 1 twin room and an extra single bed. Kitchenette including 2 electric rings, kettle, microwave and toaster. Also air-conditioning at a charge, free Wi-Fi and maid service 6 days a week, linen change twice a week, towel change 3 times a week.
Excellent place to stay every one really helpful and friendly would recommend thankyou the room was very good and perfect sea views would stay here again but in season as the weather was a bit of a let down and a lot of places shutMore
M H, Rotherham, United Kingdom
October Half Term
We booked a very last minute break for the family to the Alykanas Village Resort through Thomsons.
We did not expect much given the price, but can only agree with a lot of the below points.
Clean and basic, everything there that was needed
Rooms are average in size but good enough to spend the night there.
TV - as mentioned only 2 English channels (BBC World and Sky News) and only 6 channels in total
Shower - Horrendous. One minute freezing cold, the next boiling hot
Views were good overlooking the main pool (we stayed in 324 - if allocated rooms in the 700's, then try and get this changed as these are near the bar area)
Because it was the last week in October, the weather wasnt at it's best, so the pools were cold. I can imagine in the middle of Summer, these would be great as the main pools and the kids pool/slide pool, looked good fun
Agree with a previous reviewer that these were dirty in places and definitely a put-off, but the warm sea and the shallow nature of them, meant even in October, you can swim out easily enough.
Again, there is a massive stray dog problem at this hotel. We have a pet dog ourselves, so are dog-lovers but did not trust or enjoy the company of the stray dogs in the resort. The hotel staff and reps do nothing about the major problems.
As we were a family, the kids clubs and entertainment did give our child something to do during the day as there was nothing much to do locally. The reps and activities were invaluable and a reason why we may consider going back
Horrendous. A toss up between this and the shower as to what was worse!
It is like going back in time 20 years!
Around the resort
Most of the restaurants were closed as there were only two hotels in the Alykanas area open.
Food seemed to be good, but since our visit, our son has been diagnosed with having ecoli and the Environmental Agency say, it is from visiting this area.
Having said that, restaurants all seem to be good and serve very similar food
Outgoing was fine and very easily passed through Passport control and transfer to the hotel was simple
Coming back was terrible. 9 hour delay as our plane had technical problems. We were saved by the Thomson Reps who used initiative to take the entire plane load of customers to a Thomson hotel in Tsivili, whilst the delay was ongoing. Airport staff seemed clueless. Security slack to say the least and facilities in the airport are non-existent.
Overall despite the 9 hour delay and my son being very ill, we had a good time. Having visited Tsivili whilst waiting for the plane home, there seems to be lots more happening in that area and would probably consider a visit there rather than Alykanas.More
Another wonderful trip to the Alykanas Village Hotel with my 9 year old son and 70 year old father. How wonderful to see Gloria and her ever helpful team once again! Everything was reassuringly the same apart from the fact we spent the majority of our holiday in one of the rooms overlooking the beach pool and Kefalonia. What a beautiful room and how wonderful to sit on the balcony watching the sun set with a drink in hand! Once again, we were welcomed back to the village bars and restaurants. I can honestly say we never had a bad meal, although the Paradosiako stands out as our favourite. Gloria - thank you so much to you and your team and can't wait to see you all again in July 2015! xxMore
Ferns4042, Leeds, United Kingdom
2 week holiday
The village itself is fantastic, you are a 5 minute walk (If that) from all the main restaurants. There isn't a huge selection of restaurant types, but it is all Greek Food and just marvelous.
On to the Hotel rooms:
the rooms are very spacious, we had a 4 bed / 2 room apartment for the 4 of us, the beds were okay, not the quality of a 4 or 5* hotel but adequate enough to get you through the night. Air conditioning is in every room, (needed at night especially). The hotel is on the beach front, you walk 5 steps out of the hotel wall and you're on the beach, that was a nice aspect of the holiday.
as it is a Tompson holiday the reps were fantastic, day time entertainment was top-notch, couldn't fault it, activities were held almost every hour for every age group. The night time entertainment was below expected standard, with the day time being fantastic, was kind of hoping the night was the same, The night time entertainment was held inside, in an average sized hall / bar. it got really cramped once each hotel guest went in to watch the entertainment. The entertainment itself was good at times and poor at times, it was unpredictable for each show.
The hotel staff were fantastic, along with the cooking, the mid-day food was good (Breakfast was much better) however you had set time for breakfast option.
The recommendations from Tompson for a day-out were brilliant, you had a huge variety of options (prices could have been better, but you got what you paid for)
Overall: I'm going back here in June / July :DMore
Josh T, Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
Not to be confused with the Alykanas Beach Apart-Hotel nearby!
We wondered why there were two review pages etc for hotels which appeared to have the same name. We found out on arrival - this is the Thomson Family Resort, not the romantic holiday I had hoped for at the Alykanas Beach Apart-Hotel nearby. On arrival we were given a ground floor room, 305 or 315 I think, which had a whacking great pine tree outside the balcony making the room dark and dingy, which zero privacy main walkway from shop to pool went by the seating area. The door also looked as if it had been kicked in at some point and the bathroom was basic. I immediately went to complain to the Thomson rep and explained that I had emailed specifically requesting a second floor room with a view but they could not find an email - I think it must have gone to the Alykanas Beach instead. Credit to the Thomson rep he got us moved three nights later, once an apartment was available, up to a lovely 2nd floor room with a view. It was much better - although the family poolside entertainment continued to be noisy during the day, although we were out a lot.
If you are a family with young children then this place would be ideal but not for couples. And make sure you email the right hotel if you want to request a room with a view - it really did make such a difference. We were in 624 or 625 in the end I think.
Mind you, the Alykanas Beach hotel had karaoke/loud singers seemingly every evening so we wouldn't have much liked that either. In retrospect, Tsivili looked like a better resort with more choice.More