Elpida Hotel

Accommodation in Alykanas

            
Christine S

Home again after a fantastic fortnight, met some lovely people old and new at the Elpida including the ever helpful family, Dennis, Denise and their son Spiros. We can't wait for our return in September.

Chris S

Well not long before we will be back at The Elpida, we must like it as this will be our 10th year of stopping here. There is always a warm family atmosphere and the facilities (including the snack bar) are basic but everything you need for a self catering holiday as it is close enough to many good restaurants. We have met lots of other people who return year after year as it is so relaxing and welcoming.

Steve A          10/10

What can we say! Such a lovely holiday. Such a beautiful family run hotel, they can't do enough for you. From breakfast until a late meal, nothing is too much trouble for them.

Spiros, and his mum and dad are such lovely people.
The rooms are cleaned regularly, and to a high standard. The pool area is also kept very clean. If you don't want to eat at the hotel, although Spiros cooks a mean omelette or scampi and chips, there are nice restaurants nearby. (within 5 mins walk). There are also horse and carriages that will take you further, for the maximum of 10 Euro's. They make you feel very special.
What else can we say but the perfect holiday, perfect location and the perfect place to stay. But best of all lovely people.

Hayley L          10/10

It was the 4th year myself & my husband had returned to Elpida. Fantastic time, fantastic place & a fantastic family couldn't ask for better. The grounds are lovely, the pool is ideal, the food is great & the service outstanding. We have met some really nice people who also return every year such a friendly atmoshere. I love it here & can't wait to go back next year.

Hayley & Mark

Dawn C          9/10

click to enlargeHad another wonderful holiday at the Elpida. This is really a home from home. I am a solo traveller and this is one of the few places that I feel safe and relaxed, this is down to the family that own the Hotel. Spiros, Denis and Dennis go out of their way to make your holiday all you would want. The rooms are spacious and clean and they even provide a kettle if you want a cuppa in the morning ! They are on the outskirts of Alykanas, but a stones throw from all the bars and restaurants. A 10 min stroll to the local beach or a bit longer to Shoestring bay which is beautiful and well worth the walk. Lots of lovely restaurants around but the best by far, in my opinion, is Vrasaki ! The bar at the Elpida is a great place to meet people and make new friends,Lovely atmosphere and very friendly. While your there try the Spiros Special cocktail... but be warned !! Lovely atmosphere and very friendly. All in all a fantastic holiday and I cant wait for my next visit !

Sean R

Flying out in four days time (Sept 11) and from the reviews on this site we're really looking forward to it. Usually stay next doot at Plessas but glad we chose the Elpida this year. Only 3 more sleeps to go

Kat & Russ          10/10

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 Hi Debbie,

lots of info on my post April 2009.  Alykanas is the quieter of the two resorts, Alykes is the one which is far more lively but a lot more commercialised.  There is a fantastic childrens pool attached to the deeper one.  On first arrival you may think it a little small but believe me it's just right.  Your teenage girls, depending on their ages will have a great time as most of the bars stay open until late.  This is our fifth visit to the Elpida and our kids have more or less grown up there and have never complained, making loads of new friends which they disappeared with of an evening. We will be flying out on 4th August with our 18year old son and he is really looking forward to going back.  A word of advice, don't hire any quads as my daughter very nearly didn't come back with us due to a bad accident. Plenty of tours to go on (arrange independently as they are so much cheaper).  The beach is about a 10-15 minute walk as the Elpida is slightly out of town depending on which part of the beach you want to go.  Air con is additional. The family are fantastic and will bend over backwards to accomodate their guests.  See you there!

Debbie H

Hello Folks,

Going on holiday to the Elpida, 1st 2 weeks of August, with 2 teenage girls and a 4 year old, oh and of course the hubby, can you let me know what the resort and hotel is like would appreciate some feed back and recommendations

John &

Looking forward to our Holiday, arriving on the 06 Sept 2010 from Wales, little needs just need to chill out for a week away from work, good company, food and of course SUN top of the list.

Regards,
 
John & Jan
 

Janice W          10/10

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just got back had a great time, here lovely family run hotel in the country next to a farm so yes cockerels do make a rackett!!! but you get used to it.
pool area lovely,nice bar selling a good variety of snacks,small shop with all the bits you will need,we had a one bedroom apartment with a upstairs basic but clean and very big.
near shops bars and restaurants not far from beach lovely   

Kat & Russ

Due to XLs collapse, we had to re-organise our travel arrangements. We will now be arriving Thursday 30th July 09 for two weeks. Anyone else we know staying at that time?

Kat & Russ          10/10

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Hi Janice, you will love this small, quiet, family run complex. No formal entertainment provided but we have not needed it - plenty of laughs with friends made over the years. Pool table plus ps2 available for kids.No worries about sun beds as there are always plenty. Although close to the main road you soon forget it. We have only ever stayed in the new complex but this was very good in comparison to other Greek accomodation. You have to buy your own toilet roll, and the cooking facilities are basic. Fridge, sink, hotplates, crockery and table/chairs.However, the owners are lovely and will do their upper most to help. Air con is extra.Spiros is the son of Dennis and Denise; Spiros speaks perfect English and is just brilliant, but beware his lethal cocktails which incidentally work out cheaper than buying just a G & T. Bathrooms get very wet and slippery, but hot water is available 24/7. Attached to the hotel is a supermarket also belonging to the family. However, you can't eat or drink purchases by the pool. This will be our 4th time back to this hotel - love the location just outside of town which walks off some calories!

Janice W


we got a bargain with thomas cook we were going to florida all booked but due to the credit crunch and lack of funds we transfered it to the cheapest elpida come up at 1 week 774 for a 1 bed apt and 3 people 2 adults and my 13 yr old classed as a adult though!!!!!!!
very cheap for august

Janice W


im going to the elpida in august this year im a first timer on the island and any tips on the apartments and area be very welcome thanks

Dawn C          10/10

Going back again this year 13th August for two weeks ! Cant wait! Just need to get the flights booked now !

M D          10/10

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22/8/08 - 05/9/08
Flight from Birmingham (Thomson's)
Hotel booked though otbeach
Room 346 , 3rd floor
http://www.elpidahotel.gr/en/index.php

AIRPORT-------- A good size new Airport with air conditioning. The checking in desk was open 3 1/2 hours  before flight departed.

TRANSFER------- Transfer from the Airport took about 15 minutes in a Taxi and the cost 24 Euro. 

VIEW FROM ROOM--------- Our room was in the new block towards the back of the apartments. Our room over looked the front of the hotel.

ROOM-------------- Large room, with twin beds (and space for another bed). The cooker was more little a camping stove so if you want to cook anything then this is not the place for you. No shower curtain, the bath room is more a wet room. The BEST THING- HOT WATER every hour of every day. Maid service every other day, but all they do is empty the bins. Linen and towels changed twice a week. You do have to provide your own toilet roll.

CHECK OUT-------- Check out- 10am.

AIR CONDITIONING------ 7 Euro per day. A little more expensive than what we have paid in other apartments in the past, but it was a must. We did not think the room would get so cold as you are not able to have it on if you are not in the room. The room did get cold after it being on for about 30 mins, the room was so cold in the night that we needed to use the blankets.

SAFE BOXES----- 30 euro for 2 weeks. The boxes are in the rooms and operate with a key.

RECEPTION---- The reception open 8am - midnight.

ATM---- We found 2 Atm both on the main street and both worked fine.
 
INTERNET------  There are lots of bars that have internet.

The  Elpida Apartments are about a 5 minute walk to the centre and about 15 miutes to the beach.

Gina H          10/10

Girdy, girdy, guys. We too have really missed not being there this year. First time in 10 years.  

Just have to be content with Spiros visiting us again this October. Woo Hoo. (Counting the days my wee scone  )
 
As you are first up with your dates for next year Kat,  will try and work something out. Hoping to get over for 3 weeks earier in the year too. Have to make up for losing out this year!!!
 
Love the photo Dawn.
 
gina
xxx

Kat & Russ          10/10

We've so missed not going to the Elpida this year. We will however be there on 2nd - 16th Aug 2009 - can't wait to be in sunny climes and great company again. 

Dawn C          10/10

click to enlarge Well another lovely two weeks at the Elpida, I didnt want to come home again ! The place is lovely, the family are fantastic, they make your holiday special. I cant wait to come back next year, when I will bring my son and his wife, my daughter and her hubbie, my other daughter and my grandchildren !!!

Hopefully will be able to meet up with some of the friends I have met here over the past 3 years as well.

David

Didn't actually stay here but had a couple of fantastic breakfasts here.

Ken W          10/10

  HI TO ALL THE ELPIDA REGULARS, I SHALL BE AT THE ELPIDA AGAIN THIS YEAR FROM  27thJULY TO 10th AUGUST LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING OLD FRIENDS AND NEW ONES THIS YEAR, ANYONE VISITING FOR THE FIRST TIME I AM SURE YOU WILL ENJOY YOUR SELVES YOU WILL BE MADE VERY WELCOME BY ALL THE FAMILY'

LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON SUNDAY  HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY AND GOOD LOCK WITH YOUR HOLIDAY.
SORRY THAT GINA AND WALTER WONT BE THERE THIS YEAR DUE TO WALTER HAVING A PROBLEM WITH HIS LEGS BUT WE WISH HIM WELL AND HOPE TO SEE HIM NEXT YEAR.
   SEE YOU IN THE BAR FOR COCKTAILS SPIROS SPECIALS.

Lynn G          10/10

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back from the elpida 13.09.07 had a fab holiday again. spiros is a great guy who knows how to look after you. dennis,denise and alikis are brill too.going to book next year again at the same time.sad to be back in this cold country. i would recommend this holiday to anyone whether you are young or old as there is something for all.spent nights at heaven, cuba,dannys then back to the elpida for our cocktails.lots and lots of late nights

Ken W          10/10

hi everyone who visits this site.

just spent two glorious weeks at the alpida with my very good friends
dennis denise spiros aliki and mimi who looked after me like my own
family,also all the friends old and new had many late nights in the bar
especially one dawn for your friendship during your stay it was lovely to see so many
old friends returning once again to the alpida, so if you have not been there it is well worth giving it a try i am sure you will not be disapointed the family make all feel so welcome,
 
look forward to seeing you all again next year you can book direct with spiros by loging on
the alpida site for a booking form.
 
bye for now ken.

Gina H          10/10

click to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlarge well, well, what can i say?
 
another fabulous two weeks, being pampered and well looked after by my very own adopted greek family.
spiros does a wicked cocktail. as linda,( middle photo) will testify! 
had an amazing crowd of guests this year again, with lots and lots of late nights and laughs.
 
hope everyone is well.
 
walter says cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese.
 
x
 
 
 
 

Kat & Russ          10/10

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Another great holiday at the Elpida - great family - great company and some very late nights with lots of laughs and good memories.

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