Levante - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Ian C           

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Can't possibly imagine why anyone wouldn't enjoy this place. It was well priced, well served and offered a wide range of different cuisines. Fish especially was obviously fresh every day and the service was always accompanied with a happy welcoming smile.

All of us 4 adults would go back again tomorrow.
 

Taj Mahal and Golden Dragon - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Ian C           

This was a good choice: the restaurant prices are a little on the high side, but the service and ambience was lovely. In particular we were offered a 10% discount for a second visit (which we made) and the quality of the food was high

This was a mixed Indian/Chinese restuarant and on both occasions we ordered a combination of both cuisine. I am not keen on Indian myself, but I am told that the food was excellent from both sources and I can believe it!
 
Children's play area was in evidence for those who needed it, and we throughly enjoyed our visits

Levante - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Ian C           

Frankly this is by far the best restaurant in Alykanas. The service is not pushy like some of the others in the area and the family are fantastically welcoming - even remembered us from last year!

What we can't believe is the price - a good 20-25% lower than anyone else in the area - and the food is to die for! We had a variety of dishes over two occasions (there were 7 of us) but the quality was outstanding with each. Thoroughly recommended for all those who visit this area
 
Ian Cardinal

Taj Mahal and Golden Dragon - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Ian C           

What a difference a year makes! Having praised this restaurant last year, I can only say how very disappointed we were this year - and the second time downright disgusted. There were 7 of us and our friends like Chinese/Indian so after an indifferent meal we went again. Boy! what a mistake

This time the appetisers were Ok, though served very slowly. Whilst we were waiting we had time to notice the staff - 3 of them, a nice Asian lady seeming to do all the work, a drinks waiter (passable) and an extremely slow young Greek man taking the food orders. This time various of his friends came in and he spent all his time talking and laughing with them or paying far too much attention to a wee-endowed young lady on the next table.
 
The problems emerged with a vengeance after the main course. Slowly we became aware how long some people were waiting: the people behind us waited over an hour with their small children, asking for their food and being ignored at varying intervals. We had to stand up to get attention to order our desserts - and then waited for over an hour for them ourselves!
 
By this time we were getting very restive and they came over to assure us that they would be "one minute". Were they heck! After another 20 minutes we complained - and two fresh fruit dishes arrived - one of our party had observed the waiter picking out seeds in his water melon with his teeth and fingers! They then promised "one minute again". After another 15 minutes we got up to go and they came again saying "one minute" but we had given up by now. We paid for the main course and starters and left.
 
The staff had largely changed since last year and we were very disappointed in this meal. The place is not cheap and we can only advise people to avoid the place

Greedy Greek - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Ian C  (August 17, 2006)         

This place is Ok but far more tourist centred than other erstaurants. The food is good, I grant you, but there are better places to go where the portions are not so over-facing and the rpices are lower

Not bad, but not the best

La Caretta - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Ian C           

We did enjoy this meal and found the ambience and the staff pretty good overall. The choice is excellent and we found that the service was willing and happy. Can't understand the comment about smiles - they were very pleased to see us!

Letsos Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Ian C           

Having heard a lot about these apartments, we were a bit concerned, especially as we were taking friends with us this year, booking a room for 4 Adults and 3 Adults. But we need not have worried: the rooms were spotlessly clean and well appointed, by Greek standards, offering a shower curtain in the bathroom and modern facilities all round.

The Letsos family were charming and amusing, always anxious for our welfare and that everything was just as we would like it. I rather gather that the place had been redecorated etc over the last winter, and this may account for the reasons we have no negative comments in place of the older ones on this page.
 
Maid service was excellent: rooms cleaned every day, rubbish taken etc. Beds were even made for us if we left them and fresh towels and linen were offered several times over the fortnight.
 
The only negative at all was the clientele: the first week was VERY quiet, but the second week brought one or two problem families, coming in at 4am loudly etc. In particular one room was given over entirely to children who were out on the balcony squealing at 1am! I gather words were exchanged with the owners after this - but the following night various door numbers were prised off the doors. I only wish I could have told the family who was responsible as they were very upset. I told them it gave British tourists a bad name, but they would have none of it, insisting it was not our fault in any way, and we were valued guests
 
A lovely holiday and a hotel to recommend. No hesitation 

Letsos Hotel - (Accommodation in Alykanas)

Ian C          10/10

This is a WONDERFUL hotel - by Greek standards. If you don't want to eat Greek food or desire things like shower curtains and the like, don't come to Greece

But the Letsos is delightful. It has been heavily invested in since our last visit in 2006 and many rooms now feature a shower cubicle, rather than a drain in the floor of a "wet room" bathroom, plus the luxuries of brand new fridges and the like. The rooms are fairly basic, but wonderfully clean and certainly comfortable enough. Sheets were changed 3 times in our fortnight's stay and maid service was 6 days per week as advertised.

The family are a delight: they recognised us after only one visit two years ago and made our stay a real treat, hugging and kissing us as we left. We can't wait to return to such warm and generous people

Levante - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Ian C          10/10

Truly lovely restaurant as per my commenst before. But if you don't like Greek food, don't come to Greece!

Food was plentiful, beautifully and swiftly served with a chatty and helpful staff. I had the Moussaka, which was to die for.
 
Our only sorrow was that the family suffered a bereavement and had to close for a couple of days, therefore our second visit this year didn't come off

Romanza - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Ian C  (September 01, 2008)        9/10

Sorry the last commentator didn't like it here. We thought the service fine and enjoyed our meal, looking out to sea on our last night. Poor compensation for being the end of the holiday, but there you go