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.
Available until October 2014 and open in July and August 2015. 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.
Studio sleeps up to 5 with either a double or twin beds with extra single beds. 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.
Studio sleeps up to 4 with either a double or twin beds and extra single beds. 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.
Just returned from a great holiday to zante with my husband and our 2 year old. We had a mainly positive experience at this hotel. All of the hotel staff and Thomson staff that we met during our stay were really friendly and approachable. My daughter used the creche throughout our stay and had a great time there. The creche reps were fab and she loved them.
We never had any problems finding a sunbed when we were there and we never bothered to go down until after 10am (apart from around the kids pool, they were always all gone really early there.) There are plenty of pools to choose from. The poolside entertainment goes on around the main pool throughout the day. We didnt join in with any of it, as we prefer to relax and do our own thing. There was never any pressure or hassle to join in. The splash park was very good and clean, as was the kids play area. The other pools did have quite a lot of debris in and around them and the tiles around them were a bit grotty. This is probably because the season is coming to an end and they're due a refresh. It wasn't awful, but not the cleanest looking pool areas I've seen.
We went to the evening entertainment once, it was ok but felt very loud and echoey in that underground room and wasnt to our taste. The reps worked really hard to keep the kids entertained so it's a shame the venue wasn't better as I think if it were more people would go to it. The onsite supermarket was well stocked and prices were on parr with the other supermarkets in the resort. We brought our drinks from here when we were at the main pool as it was cheaper than the pool bar. The poolbar menu is varied and the food was decent enough.
The room was comfy enough. The beds are hard but we stopped noticing this after the first couple of nights. The kitchen area is well stocked but a little tired looking. This didn't bother us as we never cook while on holiday. The bathroom was not great. A bit tired and grotty. My main complaint was the cleaning (or lack of it) of our room! We must have had a shoddy maid, as other people we met said that their rooms were kept very clean. On our first day a mop, bucket and brush were dumped in the corner of our balcony. They remained there, untouched for the first 10 days of our stay. Our room was not mopped or swept until the 10th day, when she couldn't get into our room because we were in it. A different maid came later instead, after this the room was a lot fresher! - I know this because the same debri and sticky drink splashes remained on the floor until then.
Alykanas is a great, family friendly resort and the hotel is in a fab location. Very close to the horse and carts, the main street and some great bars and restaurants. We would return to Alykanas and wouldn't rule out the Alykanas village as an option when looking for a hotel.More
A good three star experience
We arrived weary but had easy check-in at hotel after a long drawn out transfer with Thompsons, dropping off at all and sundry hotels. Room was of a good size, with small kitchenette which had two ring electric hob, microwave, kettle and toaster. Lots of crockery and cutlery too. Had a huge balcony overlooking one of the pools on third floor. Bathroom had a bath with overhead shower, toilet and washbasin. Toilet could have had a little time spending on it and a bit of bleach would not have gone amiss... dirty and stained.
The hotel is in an excellent spot virtually right on the beach and has a beautiful view; a sweeping beach golden (mostly sandy) beach in a gorgeous bay. Water is crystal clear and gently shelving... a delight. We spent most of our days on the beach, preferring it to the noisier pool areas that were crowded with children, that had noisy 'music' played from 11 till about 4.30 ish. Noisy children were more prevalent in the first week, as all children had not returned to school. Second week was better only having in the main, small pre-school children. We could not complain, as we knew this hotel was a family resort and expected it.
We could see that there would have been a problem with sunbeds in the peak season (July/August) as there is definitely not enough sun beds to offer the number of people able to stay there. Annoying people (sad people) particularly in the first week were getting down there as early as they could to reserve with towels their favourite sunbeds.... pathetic is what I would say of them. The hotel staff and Thomson reps need to keep to their policy and enforce it, as they do in hotels in most states of America, who simply don't tolerate reserving with towels.
The town of Alykanas has quite an array of good quality restaurants and we were never spoilt for choice for dinner at any point. A particular mention has to go to Carissimo (reviewed separately) which is the third restaurant up once out of the hotel main gates. Most of the restaurants had very charming staff who could not do enough for you. Food was generally good... although I have to admit, I was totally sick of chips which seems to be served with everything from a sandwich snack to a full grill! We did not use the hotel's snack bar so can't comment on it one way or another. We also did not take part in any of the entertainment programs, so again can't comment. We always prefer the bottle of wine and solitude on the balcony option; the balcony being large with table and chairs and good views of the many shooting stars that were on offer for those that looked long and hard enough!
We went on two organised trips - the turtle watch boat trip and Zakynthos at night. Both we enjoyed and were very professionally fronted by chatty Sue. I can't remember the name of the company we booked with, but was next to Xenos car hire, on the right as you walk up the lane to the main road of Alykanas. Best of all though, was the two days we chose to hire a car and see the island for ourselves. We found what we thought was the best beach on the island at Gerakas at the southern tip of the island. Just gorgeous. You can park at the top and walk down a boarded walk way. There are sunbeds and umbrellas for hire which were 7 Euro for the day and swim in the crystal clear waters. Part of the beach is cordoned off, as is turtle conservation area. More than worth a visit, highly recommended.
Overall I would recommend the Alykanas Village Hotel, but wish they would clean up their act a bit, and get to grips with many of the gripes of trip advisor reviewers once of for all. I would highly recommend Zakynthos, I thought it was a lovely island and hope to return in the not so distant future, although we personally may try another hotel or resort.More
Booked the holiday really looking forward to a nice brake in the sun as usual Greece didn't disappoint it was lovely people where friendly as they always are over there at the beginning given the normal friendly greeting to the hotel got there not to late by taxi from airport because the coach journeys are a pain so went out for early meal food was spot on never really had a bad meal out and about so far done trip or to seen some different sites the usual as the days went on into day 8 back to room shower change out always about three hours a night out of the room and bed but on this occasion came back opened the door of the room with our key turned on the light and noticed all the electrical devices had been stolen on that note went to the front desk and told them asked them to inform the police their reply was they won't come but they offered to ring a taxi small child 11pm don't think so as police station was 4 miles away so the following day we get to the police station and tell the officer what happened his reply was we need a Greek translator so back to hotel 15 euros later spoke to the rep who said I should of known that ok but the rep did sort us out with a guy who could interpret for us and sort things out for 50 euros also told there has been no reports of theft at the hotel good job for honest people on trip adviser we can rely on.More
Fantastic relaxing holiday
Third year running and we had a fabulous holiday. You can't beat this hotel for location and facilities. A lovely sandy beach is just a few yards from the hotel gardens. The rooms are cleaned everyday except Sunday. The grounds and pools are spotless. There is a shortage of sun-beds ,so unfortunately it means getting up early and sitting in the sun instead of staying in bed ! My family loves the resort of Alykanas there are lots of great places to eat and drink. We liked Busters bar and Alkyonis restaurant the best. The Greek people are very friendly and we will be coming back again next year. More
Fantastic Family-Friendly Resort
What more could you ask for - Hotel right on the beach, three separate swimming pools, on-site splash park, large childrens play area, free WiFi and fantastic entertainment from the Thompson Entertainment Reps.
We stayed at the Alykanas Vilage Hotel from 2nd - 9th September 2014 and had a wonderful time. This resort is really geared towards families and we were well catered for. There was plenty to do for both children, one aged two and the other almost four, Thompson provided a daily kids club for the eldest as well as plenty of daytime and evening entertainemtn suitable for all the family. The star of this hotel has to be the on site splash park, not the largest by any means but plenty of fun to be had by all - including those big kids who despite our age still enjoy going down the odd water slide!
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a family friendly holiday.
The hotel complex has all that you really need, free WiFi, on-site supermarket and a snack bar. The beach is a mere couple of yards walk and the sheltered bay contains beautiful clear water that remains very shallow for quite some distance. Perfect for those fearless toddlers who want to follow daddy into the sea!
Service within the hotel was fantastic with all staff happy to help, a special mention must go to the hotel maid who kept out room spotless throughout our stay despite our children trashing it each evening.
The biggest accolade I can give to this hotel is in answer to the question 'Would you stay here again?' A resounding YES is the answer from all the family.More
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