ABOUT THE HOTEL
- Rooms: 28
At a glance
- 10-minute walk to a beach
- Swimming pool
- Mountain views
- 400m to Alykes beach
- View Location
Small & Friendly
Holidays with an authentic feel
- Properties with a traditional feel
- Often family-run
- Picturesque settings, usually by the sea
- Everything from 2T to 5T
FOOD & DRINK
- Evening Meal
Nice peaceful stay
23 May , 2018 Jamie C, 2218318
Just returned from our holiday at the Avra studios in Alykes. Upon arrival we were greeted near the pool and taken across to the second building on the other side of the main road. We were on the second floor on the corner. The room had a double bed and 2 single beds, a separate kitchen and a small bathroom. The kitchen came equipped with a kettle and a small cooking stove. The balcony we had was a good size and being on the corner we had views of the sea over towards Kefalonia and some gardens, a pool view and a mountain view so couldn’t ask for much more. Views of the mountains are stunning. The room was cleaned regularly but the shower was not great in our room as seems to be the norm for Greece. The pool area always had enough sun beds and the pool area and pool itself were kept very clean. There is also a snack bar that does decent food through the day and very well priced,in fact the cheapest beer we had in Alykes was from here, good that they haven’t overpriced things. It is only about a 10 minute walk down to the main village and beach so it is situated quite nicely. I would not hesitate coming back to the Avra.
It is what it is.
22 Oct , 2017 DavieboyScotland
This was a cheap last minute break just to get a little sunshine before the end of the year, actually cheaper than staying in the UK. Self catering apartments just a short walk from the beach in Zante, Alykes. The family that owned the apartments were great, very friendly and welcoming and the rooms themselves were clean and spacious for two people, the kitchenette was a sink, fridge and two ringed electric hob, tbh not any use for anything, the shower had no rail, curtain and was in fact only knee high off the wall next to the toilet, the toilet run water all night but as one couple had their repaired making it louder we decided to just leave ours as it was. Food and Drinks were more expensive as expected at the bar than in town. Sheets were changed once in the week, towels twice. Floors not mopped, just a quick run round and then out. Lots of fine places to eat, 5 mins to nearest restaurant (pine cone ) 10 mins to the ones at the end of the road (Relax & Fidelio) both very good, but the best -& cheapest was next door to Fidelio’s, a little taverna where the guy lives their all year round, and is open all year round. As it was end of season nearly all shops had closed by the Tuesday of the week we were coming back, inc pubs and restaurants so for those staying until Friday there was just about nothing open at all. The beach was lovely and just a further 5 mins. Great for a short walk, or even staying on the main road and walking past a man made canal with loads of fish in to watch. I would go to Zante again, but wouldn’t stay at these apartments, it started off looking like a cheap break, very basic, but actually after adding everything up is quite expensive, no real facilities or entertainment it was fine for what it was, it was only two star and we didn’t expect much, which was just as well because we didn’t get much. Probably a good enough place to use as a base when you needed somewhere to put your head at night. The weather for October was great 27-30 deg every day, plenty of sun. Got a tan then back to the UK. Job done 👍
Won't come back
14 Oct , 2017 Cheekymo1, 209940
Just returned having had a week there. Rooms a bit tired, old fridge, two ring stove, bits of crockery and cutlery. We did not eat in but wouldn't have wanted to cook not enough plates etc. Twin beds with just a sheet, cold on an evening, so had to use blankets which were on top of wardrobe, made me wonder if they had ever been washed after each use. Probably not. Bedding and towels changed only once. Lots of sun beds around pool, but never saw the pool checked or cleaned. Snacks and drinks at the bar expensive. Beach a 20 mins walk away, lots of bar and restaurants. Would I stay here again. no
Not quite what I had in mind
07 Oct , 2017 dotsattic
I was looking forward to my holiday here as my first time to Zante. First impressions were nice until I entered my allocated apartment (Room 5). The fridge was disgusting, all the wire shelves were covered in rust. There was a hob for cooking on which was covered in baked on grease. The bathroom had a rusty soap dispenser on the shelf. The sockets for the tv/air conditioning were not properly fitted. There was a small old TV high up near the ceiling but no remote (thankfully I do not watch TV on holiday but no way could I reach it). I asked for a different room but was told there wasn't one, although people were coming and going all the time. Next morning I complained to the Thomson Rep who came to look and agreed with me but nothing was done. I ended up having to take the shelves out of the fridge and just use it for bottled water. Also the electricity was via key fob so when you were out for the day the fridge would not be on. Had I been a family who needed to cook.........well! The beds were clean and made each day but towels were only changed once in a week. Staff were friendly and the hotel was in a nice location for everywhere, but the state of hygiene let it down greatly. Since I came home I complained to Thomson, including sending photographs, but they sent me a standard letter indicating that the room was acceptable! I have since written to them again but have had no reply. I will not be holidaying with Thomson again. I would go back to Alykes but definitely not to Avra Studios.
04 Oct , 2017 cazi1967
We stayed here for a week. Where do i start ...the beds were single beds and not a double and are rock hard and we didnt have one good nights sleep the whole week. One pillow on each bed and a sheet and some itchy blankets stored on the wardrobe. The bathroom is an accident waiting to happen. The sink plug was jammed so nothing could drain out. The shower had a shower tray but no curtain or screen so the water goes all over the floor which is tiled with shiny smooth tiles and is dangerously slippy once wet. The kitchen had 2 hobs like a camping stove and no oven. Not sure how anyone could actually prepare a hot meal there. The fridge was really old and tatty and by the end of our stay it had stopped working completely. We got eatten alive by what we assume were mosquitos but could have been anything!!!. The people in the local super market and Iris bar were really nice and welcoming. We did find it really expensive to go self catering there and won't be repeating it again. The pool area is really nice but the pool is freezing cold water . The rep is no use what so ever he told us the wrong info for bus travel into zante town. As we had been to zante before he just said no point in telling you anything as you know it all!! If your looking for night time entertainment this is definitely not the place to go to.
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