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 relaxed 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 close by, that’ll take you around town.
Designed for three to 11-year-olds, our Kids’ Clubs offer two hours of activities, six days a week. We’ve split the Clubs into specific age groups, too, so that all activities are tailored to suit your little ones. And all the sessions have a theme, so there’s lots of fun and games in store. You’ll find nearly all the Kids’ Club sessions are free, with evening activities available at a small charge. For your peace of mind, all of our Kids’ Club staff are trained to UK standards and undergo relevant checks.
These 2 -bedroom suites are a good base for exploring the surrounding area. They come with home comforts like satellite TV and fridge, plus air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. There's also a balcony or terrace bringing in lots of natural light. These sleep 4 with 2 twin bedrooms.
We stayed in August 15 and had a lovely holiday. The room had a lovely sea view, double bed and a single for our daughter, along with a kitchenette. The rooms was clean and relatively basic but was perfect for us. The only negative I would say was the bathroom which was pretty tired and so tiny. Not much room for an adult and a child to be in there at the same time.
The hotel had lots of swimming pools and one dedicated 'fun slide pool' My daughter loved all of them. The quiet pool near the beach was our favorite. There's a little snack bar onsite which is great for a cold beer or ice cream. Most of the food here comes with chips so you can guess the menu. It's not bad but there are better places to eat.
The beach is lovely here, soft sand and clear sea. The temperature is warm and you can see little fishes swimming around. You have to go a long way out before it gets deep and therefore it's pretty safe for little ones.
The kids club is fun and not too 'in your face' they don't make you join in or hassle you at all. Our shy daughter joined in towards the end of the week and had a lovely time. She still talks about Thomson the dog now. The reps are good and knowledgeable. They arranged car hire for us without any hassle. We didn't go on any trips with them but chose to navigate the island ourselves.
The little town the hotel is in is really nice. Lots and lots of family run tavernas. You will never get hungry here! we ate some exceptionally lovely food in many of the restaurants. There's always something for the kids here as well, play area etc which means you can linger over your meal as your child doesn't get too bored. You can get round on a horse and cart which is really cute and the animals seem to be well looked after which is always a worry with this kind of tourist stuff.
In the town there is a big supermarket that you can fill your fridge from. Along with the plentiful restaurants you'll come home carrying a few extra kilos. The resort is planning on being AI from the end of the year. I think this is a disaster, and it would be the one reason I wouldn't come back. This will attract a different crowd and all the little tavernas that add to the charm of this place will be affected. The town is dominated by this resort (not in a negative way currently) but being an AI resort would spoil everything here.More
Group family holiday
This was the first time we had been abroad with our toddler grandaughter and our daughter her mum and daddy. We absolutely loved it. The rooms were a bit basic but clean and comfortable. The hotel amenities are perfect for families with young children.
Lovely views. Good bar food and staff are very friendly. Also Thomson the dog was a hit with the little ones.More
Great price, good hotel
We chose Alykanas Hotel as we managed to find a very cheap package deal online. Package holidays aren't really our bag, so we tend to stay away from poolside games and the entertainment. If you manage to see this apart-hotel on offer, it's a good choice. Choice of 3 pools, good-sized rooms and facilities, and great location right on the beachfront. There is a daily cleaning service which is nice, but seems a little excessive. We found the bed pretty hard, so not particularly comfortable. However, the room is well-designed and has been modernised. There is a large choice of restaurants along the main road and a well-stocked supermarket, as well as a good-sized mini-mart on the hotel site. It's very family-orientated and there seemed to be several families with young babies. The sea level is very low, so safe paddling! There is wifi but it's not great in the rooms unless you stand on one foot and hold your phone/tablet in the air - still not bad for Greece though!
I think our main bugbear was loud music blared from the poolside all day. But that's probably just us.More
Lottie-Lou-Belle, Bristol, United Kingdom
Beautiful Location but needs some updates
We travelled as a family last week of October-it was end of season but prices still at peak which was poor really as most things were closed inc excursions (Thompson). The pool was very cold even when the weather was hot, flies everywhere and no measures in place to counteract this. Beach is a stone throwaway and is a nice beach. Staff were friendly and the kids club was really good-kids loved it. The Wi Fi was extremely poor and there is no satellite TV-think there were about 5 channels! We ate out at Elia and also at Carissimo-both really nice places to eat. We went to the Smugglers Cove excursion which was just beautiful. No food or drink on flight with Thompson which again poor serviceMore
We visited the Alykanas Village as part of 47th wedding anniversary celebration and we were treat like 'royalty' from start to finish. We were given probably the best studio in the hotel, sunny with fantastic views of the sea, mountains and Kefalonia. Gloria was so lovely and took a real interest in us and what we were doing and was very kind, she made us feel really special.
The rooms and grounds were kept spotless and all the staff friendly and helpful.
Thank you once again for a great time.More