24 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Fantastic Holiday they certainly turned the place around.
"The old reviews of the hotel have no weight any more. We have just spent a week there and had a fantastic time. The room was better than the expected standards for the island. It was cleaned properly every day and they even washed up our dishes in the room! The staff were very friendly and helpful. After saying in other hotels in the area We can thoroughly recommend this one. Cant wait to go back for my 50th."
- Travel date: 25th June 2012
Perfect Plessas Palace.
"We had a great time at this friendly family run hotel. Our expectations were not that high as we read most of the reviews on this website before we left. Have no fear, we experienced complete bliss, feeling really blessed, we had a nice comfortable room; the bed felt new and the bathroom was really nice. You have to pay extra to use the fridge in the room if your B n B like us but we didn't really need it. Wifi was also an extra cost but the internet was free in the Bar/Lounge which was great for us to Skype our son back home. We recommend taking a horse and carriage towards old Alykanas, the Lemon Tree restaurant awaits for a perfect setting to enjoy the local cuisine and free wine. Also in old Alykanas there's the Shoestring bar that leads down to a small quite beach away from all the hustle and bustle, drinking cocktails never felt so good. For a great night out, buy a ticket for the Traditional Greek Night at Danny's Bar from the small SuperMarket next door, just 7euros each, amazing food and dancing. We book a around the island cruise on the pirate ship for just 25euros each, an absulote must, though please don't eat a large breakfast as you'll feel very sick. The young party of Romanians in the both next to us threw up, silly to fall asleep too, keep your eyes on the horizon when it gets choppy. The Pool area was great, some sunbeds were broken but they provided cover cushions which made for a very relaxing sunbathe. The pool was great to cool off in and the pool bar was excellent to buy the local beer, Mythos. A great holiday for the "On A Budget" amongst us, I hope to return to the beautiful Island of Zakeythos and the Plessa Palace Hotel. "
- Travel date: 16th October 2011
"Plessas Palace is a beautiful apartment complex and the family who own and run it are all very friendly and welcoming.The rooms have been refurbished and are all very modern.The shower is small but i think you will find this is the case in most greek hotels and apartments. When it was time to leave the hotel owners where there with a handshake and kiss to say thankyou for staying there. Memories and lemon tree taveners are both lovely but you will find all taverners in alykanas are nice as ate at different ones and couldnt complain about any just that the ones named are our favourites. Zeus bar is great with lovely owners and lovely staff.Also cocktails lethal lol."
- Travel date: 30th May 2011
Good value for money
"Lovely hotel and excellent friendly owners. Rooms typical greek, basic but cleaned every day changed sheets and towels every 2 days. Supermarket on hotel site with plenty more available.In a good area about 20 mins to beautiful golden beach. Had a couple of bad nights with barking dogs but was sorted out. Swimming pool is a good size and well looked after. Breakfast and snacks are available all day. Enjoyed our holiday very much."
- Travel date: 11th June 2010
"I booked 2 weeks away wanted to go somewhere special with my boyfriend for our first holiday. Found this hol on the internet & after looking at the hotels website I was amazed & so excited about how gorgeous it looked! Couldn't wait! Upon arrival first impressions were how the pool area looked nice just like on the website & how friendly the staff appeared to be. This got much worse when we were shown to our room... it was pretty much a box! With 2 single beds, flies splattered on yellow peeling walls & the bathroom was that small you couldn't close the shower doors. The grate on the bathroom floor was all rusty & broken (deff no signs of health & safety there)! & my 1st thought was what the hell might crawl out of it during the night. Before we'd even uppacked I felt like crying at my dissapointment wouldn't mind if I'd got the holiday for cheap as chips but had spent good money on it. Told my bf not to bother unpacking as I was going to speak to the staff & request a move. Spoke to the young woman who met us on arrival she then spoke in Greek to another woman who appeared to be shouting i told her this wasn't what I had seen on their website & that I wanted a change in room & that I had requested a double bed. She finally agreed to move us to the top floor (we were origionally on the 2nd floor only 3 in total) This was a little like a watered down 'honeymoon suite' if you could class it as that. As we were walking up to the room we were greeted by a dead rotting bird just up from our door (lovley!) Better than the origional room but the roof was made of wood so was unbelieveably HOT!! The bathroom was a tad better but shower TINY! You couldnt shut the doors & neither of us are huge ppl! We were charged approx Â£50 for aircon per week (complete rip off) but it was worth it while we were in a greenhouse! During our 2 weeks stay we had 'NUMEROUS' visits from the largest grossest Silverfish I have ever seen ... when i say numerous i think we killed about 70?! Maybe more they seemed to have some sort of infestation & there were LOADS of birds on a morning really early all scattering about on our roof. Main prob was the silverfish... they all came out when we were out on an evening & on a night when sleeping came out of every crack & cranny in the room :-S Overall the area was beautiful really traditional & would deff go back but NOT at this hotel. We met 2 couples who lived near us back home who agreed with the room so we know that it wasn't just us... Would deff reccomend the Jo Pavadosiako restaurant which is my the river on way to Alykes (warm bread with meal & gorgeous food) "
- Travel date: 2nd December 2009
An addictive resort
"We are often asked why we have taken our annual vacation at the Plessas Palace Hotel in Alykanas Zakynthos for the last eight or more years. Even when we travel in another country we often spend a week or two at the resort to recuperate from strenuous and tiring sightseeing. The village is addicting. Many of the guests are regular visitors who arrive year after year and who have developed a personal relationship with the local inhabitants. It is not only the hotel with its friendly family feeling. It is not only the good sized rooms which are clean and fully equipped with air conditioning, hair dryer and a kitchenette. This year there was even an oven in which we could bake. We revel in being able to walk to the beach which is has blue flag status. The water is warm and almost like a bath, with no waves and small fish. One walks into the sea, reaches waist depth and then walks out further and reaches knee depth. Then if one swims further out, can see the sand just under ones feet, at a depth of several metres. In the evening we normally chose one of the multitude of family run restaurants and enjoy a meal of either succulent lamb or fish, washed down with a house wine. Of course we always walk up to the local nougat factory (just up the road from the hotel) and purchase honey nougat and sesame seed sweets . The only drawback is the mosquitoes that are prevalent throughout Greece. A bit of repellant is often required in the evening. No holiday would be complete without the little memorable experiences. Last September we travelled by bus from Athens to the island and back. A pleasant sightseeing trip of the Peloponnese followed by a one hour on the ferry. When we left the island it was cloudy. When we got to Athens it had rained heavily and was like driving through Venice in a car instead of a gondola or vaperetto. At the central bus station a bus pulled up. After a few minutes someone approached the bus pushing a motor cycle. He pushed the motor cycle into the bus and then went to the front of the bus, got in the driver's seat and drove off. We wanted to purchase a ticket only to find that all of the ticket booths were closed with a sign in Greek stuck to the window. We were told that this was a holiday and that all bus travel in Athens was free. "
- Travel date: 7th April 2009
Great Hotel and great owners!
"My husband and I travelled to alykanas for our honeymoon last year and stayed in the Plessas Palace. The hotel was clean, rooms basic but have everything that you would need, there are axcellent views over the mountains and the staff are very friendly.. what more could anyone want from a greek holiday.. The bars and tavernas are only a short walk away and busters bar is fantastic for a great night for the whole family.. The reason for my review was that we have just booked again to go to the plessas for this june and we are looking forward to it very much.. Cant wait to get back so if your looking for a relaxing holiday with a great atmosphere, choose this hotel. you wont be disapointed!!!!"
- Travel date: 18th January 2009
We have enjoyed taking our annual holida...
"We have enjoyed taking our annual holiday at the Plessas Palace Hotel for several years. This year after travelling around North Italy, Venice, Padua, Lake Garda, and the Dolomites we travelled to Zakinthos to relax and unwind. Last year we concluded a holiday in Eire with a trip to the island. The hotel has consistently improved. The hotel is clean, the family who own and run the hotel, friendly and helpful. The rooms are about 3.5 meters by 6 meters. The bathroom measures about 1.8 meters by 1.4 meters. The shower cubicle is a bit on small side, almost the same size as some entire bathrooms in hotels in Sussex Gardens London, where one can shower while sitting on the toilet. Each room has a private balcony with a table and chairs where one may enjoy the view. There are private safe boxes in the lobby to leave ones valuables. The area is quiet and relaxing. It is conveniently located, just a short walk to the beach, restaurants, and shops. The beach at Alikanas is clean and seems to be safe. One can wade in to thigh depth then there is a sand bar which brings one to knee depth."
- Travel date: 30th December 2007
We have enjoyed taking our annual holida...
"We have enjoyed taking our annual holiday at the Plessas Palace Hotel for several years. This year after travelling around North Italy, Venice, Padua, Lake Garda and the Dolomites we travelled to Zakinthos to relax and unwind. Last year we concluded a holiday in Eire with a trip to the island. The hotel has consistently improved. The hotel is clean, the family who own and run the hotel, friendly and helpful. The rooms are about 3.5 meters by 6 meters. The bathroom measures about 1.8 meters by 1.4 meters. The shower cubicle is a bit on small side, almost the same size as some entire bathrooms in hotels in Sussex Gardens London, where one can shower while sitting on the toilet. Each room has a private balcony with a table and chairs where one may enjoy the view. There are private safe boxes in the lobby to leave ones valuables. The area is quiet and relaxing. It is conveniently located, just a short walk to the beach, restaurants and shops. The beach at Alikanas is clean and seems to be safe. One can wade in to thigh depth then there is a sand bar which brings one to knee depth"
- Travel date: 30th December 2007
40 years ago my wife and I married and l...
"40 years ago my wife and I married and lived our first two years together in Cyprus as I served with the Royal Air Force. We loved the island and its people, we loved the food and we loved the weather. No surprise then that we have therefore over the years spent our overseas holidays self-catering in the Greek Isles. We know accommodation is basic, we know there will be niggles of one sort or another, but these never dampen our enjoyment of just being in Greece. So, to Alykanas and Plessas Palace, where we have now visited a total of 3 times in the past two years. Why? Because the accommodation is one of the cleanest we've experienced, any problems are sorted when reported, cleaner visits daily and replaces the bins (totally essential in the wee room, of course!!) daily. Also, the people running the Plessas are friendly, have a great sense of humour, and are always very courteous. Pigi is always on hand to help out on queries, issues and general support as well as ensuring that arrivees are welcomed and accommodated without delay. Nicos you can't miss - he's lurking in the bar most evenings waiting to pounce on anyone looking for a drink or a game of pool... Joanna runs the catering and does fabulous Greek Salad and if you like soft fried eggs and chips to dip, she's the business!! Alykanas is quiet, but there are plenty of tavernas to choose from in the evening, and plenty of trips available for those who want a break from the village. Our favourite taverna is the Mantalena, which does excellent Greek dishes, the Moussaka is highly recommended, as well as standard fare for the less adventurous. Fillet Steak is much recommended too. So don't set your sights too high if this is your first trip to the Greek islands, just get there, relax and enjoy the weather and the food. You'll not get much better self-catering for the price than you'll experience at Plessas and Alykanas. "
- Travel date: 16th October 2007
Total poo, they mugged us off as soon as...
"Total poo, they mugged us off as soon as we got there. Put us in the apartments across the road instead of the hotel which we paid for. The rooms were grotty and dirty, fag butts in the draws, never cleaned the rooms and the towels were like old grey tea towels. They turned our water off from around 11pm till 8am by taps outside the front door which we didn't realise was there until we saw someone come up to our balcony which they would have no reason to at all. When we confronted the owner, the old 'I don't understand' excuse come up which was total rubbish. They stopped turning the water off after this so they blatantly did understand. Breakfast was rubbish, cheese, ham tomato and eggs every day. The little barman (son of owners) was so rude to us, and swore and insulted my partner in greek although he knew I could understand (I think he was trying to show off - not impressed at all). Charged us nearly 40 euros for 4 drinks and then wondered why we didn't go for drinks there any more - we were completely honest. We're not snobs and know its only a bed for the night but this place is gross, worth visiting the place but do not stay here."
- Travel date: 29th September 2007
Good value, clean room and friendly staff
"Nice big room, kitchen and bathroom basic but perfectly adequate. 7 Euros per night for air conditioning and 10 Euros per week for fridge... The staff are very friendly and helpful....nice pool area and plenty of sun loungers... Alikansas and the neighbouring Alkyes (10 - 15 mins walk) are clean and there is a lovely beach but the resorts are extremely British.... Zakynthos Town can be reached by bus (1.50 Euros) - bus stop 2 mins from apartments"
- Travel date: 2nd September 2007
Top traveller tips for Plessas Palace Hotel
"For a relaxing holiday"
"Jo Pavadosiako restaurant Deff recomend the round the Island boat trip!"
"Busters bar for a great night out.. dianas for eating"
"Fantastic hotel with friendly atmosphere"
"Last year we ate several time at the Memories Restaurant. Large portions of succulent lamb"
"Try the home made pizzas!"
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