Hi we stayed in the whitehouse studios for 2 weeks in october, and was very dissapointed at just how basic the kitchen was. We booked this a s a self catering apartment, well no draining board so had to wash up cups plates etc then drain them in the sink. No where to dish up breakfast !!!! also had a dripping tap which we did report and was told would nbe fixed but was not. And also had a clear glass door which had a security light outside so it was really bright when you went to bed ! so we had to hang a sheet up at the door to make it darker. We also had a travel kettle in the apartment !!!!!! so that was odd !!!! also we did not get our breakfast which we ordered for the morning we were flying home !!!!!!! which we were told we would get !!!! so all round not to happy and we wont be returning to these apartments again. But we did love Alykanas !!!!More
saffron001, Dover, United Kingdom
Pleasant studio in perfect position
We stayed at these self-catering studios for two weeks during the last three weeks of the holiday season. We had a ground floor room (number 4) at the end of the block, which gave us a lovely view over the neighbouring olive grove - lovely. The studios seem ideally situated, very close to the beach, at the end of the road and back from any traffic noise. Very pleasant. The kitchenette area is very small, with a tiny area for draining crocks OR putting plates etc - no problem for making drinks, but something of a challenge if you want to prepare food. The rooms are nicely presented, and our two week stay was quite comfortable. The balcony was one of the nicest we have EVER had, being roomy and also sunny for a good part of the day. The doors are on the back, and this access area is kept lit at night by lights along the passageway. As the door is half glazed, and there is no door between the kitchenette and the bedroom, there's no refuge from these lights, which only go off about an hour before sunrise. I tried to tackle this by wrapping a Weetabix box round the one outside our door before going to bed! It cut out some of the light but not all. Tip - if you need darkness to sleep, take a sleep mask with you! Also take your own tea-towels and washing line/pegs - not provided. There is room on the balcony to tie a small line. The pool area is pleasant but we didn't sit round it as the beach is only a few minutes walk. The beach seems ideal for families as you can walk out for a long way in shallow water, and neighbouring Alykes is just a short and pleasant walk away alongside the river (more like a canal, not sure which it is, but it's a pretty walk, and popular.) TV - no satellite TV in the rooms, it's all Greek, but they have satellite TV in the bar - all these places seem to show mostly football. Plenty of restaurants, littel supermarkets and gift shops nearby, Alykanas is small but quite big enough! I would go back.....More
They must be doing something right!
This was our second stay in 4 years at The White House Studios (having tried 2 different ones in previous years). We were greeted as old friends by Pavlos & Karen on our arrival. The rooms are basic but superbly clean, with all having good views over the pool and serviced/cleaned daily.
There is only a kettle, 2 burner electric hob and a toaster, but as we never eat in this was a minor point that didn't affect our holiday. The private bacony that all apartments have is a delight for dining on or a quiet drink and read.
Cleanliness doesn't only apply to the rooms. The pool, surrounding area and bar (Bonkers) are always immaculate.
Meals are very good and I recommend the breakfasts, omelettes and my wife the tuna salad. Fresh produce is always used with no hint of any ready-prepared or frozen foods in sight. Drinks prices are VERY reasonable.
We met a number of people we recognized from previous stays who had also re-booked......some many more times than us.........hence the title.......THEY MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT!
We will definitely be going back.More
RoverP6, Battlesbridge, United Kingdom
Great value for money holiday at White House Studios!
We had one of our best holidays ever at these studios where Pavlos and Karen are very friendly and welcoming. They take great pride in ensuring their studios ,pool and bar are comfortable and immaculately clean. The rooms are basic and very clean and comfortable with nice balconies. The Bonkers Bar by the pool is great -first beer was a Mythos served cold in a glass straight from the freezer and the red wine by the glass is cheap at 2 euros for a rather large glass. Food at the bar is also delicious and reasonably priced.The Studios are very handy for the village and for walking to the neighbouring Alykes.There is a small supermarket opposite the studios and bigger ones in the village. The beach is only 3 or 4 minutes walk away although there are always sunbeds available by the pool.
This is a great place to stay as proven by the number of returning guests.Great credit to Pavlos,Karen and their staff!More
ROYandLINDA, Altrincham, United Kingdom
Another Year Over
Just returned from our annual visit to Alykanas staying with Pavlos and Karen at The White House. Yet again another great stay with nothing being too much trouble for any of the team. Pavlos continued with his update plan by installing new kitchens in the apartments this year. Our Sept trip for 2015 is already booked. Bring it on !More