16 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
already booked our return
"We are two families who went to the sea view not knowing what to expect when we arrived. The apartments were clean, quiet and very comfortable, we had the most perfect view from our verandah and it was lovely falling assleep at night to the sound of the sea. We ate breakfast most days at the Paradise Apts next door, where Dimitri and the staff were all really lovely and welcoming, we particulary enjoyed the BBQ. Never saw the staff or holiday rep during our stay, there was no need to. Alykes is a fairly quiet area, very relaxing and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. We had two teenagers with us and both enjoyed it. Weather glorious, great tan, great time, it was just a lovely, lovely holiday ............. Six of us went last year, nine of us going next year. "
- Travel date: 19th September 2010
"Sea View was in a stunning location, on the beach and with fantastic views. Apartment was one of the better ones we stayed in in Greece. Very clean. Didnt see any staff entire time we stayed there, apart from when the coach abandoned us and we figured out where to go... a young boy threw our keys at us and left! Not the best start...we had been recommended Paradise Pool Bar next door and this place was BRILLIANT. Plenty of sunbeds...if you were up early. Dimitri and Spiros serve very cold beer, and throw the odd few in for free.Kids loved the pool table and the food served was great. Beautiful clean sea and very hot! One word of warning.... millions of mosquitos!"
- Travel date: 15th August 2010
Heaven for beach lovers
"My husband, 17 year old son and I had a fantastic week at the Sea View. It was so relaxing, we all gained pounds and a lovely golden tan. Hotel is bang on the beach, all rooms have magnificent sea views and there are sunbeds and umbrellas for your use. Also you can use the pool at the Paradise Apartments next door but the sea is so blue and clean we were in the water all the time - it is so quiet at the beachwher the Sea View is. Our apartment was large enough for the three of us, with three beds made up and was kept nice and clean by the maids. At night there was a ten minute flat walk into the centre of Alykes where there are plenty of restaurants with great food eg Relax and Zorbas. Also, a few lively bars with up to date dance music for the younger ones. Resort is really for families though - out son just had to stick with us for the week. We will definitely go back to the Sea View as it is the best palece we have ever stayed and we have been going to different Greek islands for the last 10 years or so. Keep your eyes peeled as you sit on your verandah - I saw a 'turtle' making its way down the coast and managed to run down to the beach and walk alongside it in the water for a couple of hundred yards - what an experience!!"
- Travel date: 5th August 2010
Great location for quiet holiday
"We had a one bed apartment with a balcony overlooking the bay. The location is right on the beach and apart from the dawn chorus from the local sparrows and the lovely sound of the incoming waves, it is a quiet place at the far end of a quiet resort. The staff are friendly and very helpful although only one speaks English. The apartmments were cleaned 6 days out of 7 and all linen and towels changed midway. The apartment was generous in size. The bedroom was next to the balcony and there was an inner room with small basic Greek style kitchen with a table and chairs and a sofa bed. Off the hallway area was a Greek style bathroom with a hand held shower. If quiet is what your looking for and a high standard of basic accomadation then this is for you."
- Travel date: 4th June 2010
Great base in a peaceful area.
"The only thing thing that separates the Seaview from the sea is the beach, which means a short skip and a jump finds you in the beautiful shallow waters of the Med. The appartments are large and comfortable with self-catering essentials provided and whichever one you find yourself in you will have a great view either over Alykes town and salt pans or the med and the not too distant island of Kefalonia. Even if you book a package holiday (we did this just to get the appartment and then toured the island in a hire car) you are left pretty much to do what you want. No pestering, no hard sell on excursions, no hassles from the holiday reps. The area is surrounded by olive groves and citrus plantations and Alykes itself is backed by the towering Vrachionas mountain range (somewhere you really should explore while you're there). If you have kids this is a good option because the sea is shallow to a good 70 meteres or so offshore. If you're a single or a couple it's a good option because of the peace and quiet. If you're looking for a wild chavtastic bass pumping noise hole - go to Laganas because there's nothing for you here! "
- Travel date: 29th May 2010
"I have just returned from a 2 week holiday in seaview . I was sharing an appartment with my friend and also other friends were upstairs. I would recommend this accomodation because it has everything you need for a quiet relaxing holiday and only a short walk away from the rest of the village. I would like to point out that the front sea facing studios are only for 2/3 people there are only 4 of these the other side facing flats are one bedroom and sleep 4 I will try and book flat 17 or 18 next time as its only myself and my friend. The paradise pool bar is a few seconds walk and you can have a nice snack there and dont miss the quiz night on tuesdays the BBQ is great. Overall if you like Alykes you will love it here Hi to The Calander girls and their date had a nice time with them maybe meet again June 2011."
- Travel date: 28th June 2009
apartments very nice.but not much point ...
"apartments very nice.but not much point booking 1 bedroom as when you shut the door the other room has no light.fab location 20 metres from sea, paradise pool and bar excellent.what ever you do never book night flight as there are no facilities at all for showeringand it was impossible to book a late room.the owners were the most unhelpful people to deal with. do go in virago bar spiros and vicky are lovely and show the true face of greek hospitality.As for the resort it is typical greek lots of restaurants handfull of bars .if you have young kids the water park is a must but book it in town not with rep save yourself a few euros same for most of the trips.on the whole i would recomend seaview but only with a decent time flight."
- Travel date: 6th September 2008
We have just returned from our two week ...
"We have just returned from our two week holiday. We stayed at the Paradise last year and wanted something a bit more modern for this year. We were not disappointed. The Seaview apartments were fab, they are only a few years old so everything is nice and new and especailly clean and tidy, the shower even has a shower curtain, which is a huge bonus as your loo does not get all wet when showering. Do not be put off by the fact that you share a pool with Paradise apartments, if you are unable to get round the pool the sea is literally on your doorstep, every aparment has a glorious view and is lovely and quiet, air conditioning was cheap at 5â¬ per night and if you go in July and August you will be needing it, we had wall to wall sunshine everyday and the temperatures were in the mid-late thirties and mid twenties at night! The pool bar at the Paradise is great everyone is friendly and they have a really good menu, something for everyone. Virago's bar is the best in Alikes, Vikki and Spiros make everyone welcome, the cocktails are especially good and the beer is cheap! I would have no hesitation in recommending the Seaview Apartments to anyone, in fact we have just booked for next year! The only slight irritant other than the mozzies, was the fact that if you wanted to get round the pool you had to be up by 07.00 and get your towels down! A really great place to have a relaxing holiday. "
- Travel date: 29th August 2008
Just back from 2 relaxing weeks in sea v...
"Just back from 2 relaxing weeks in sea view apartments, Alykes. Travelled with husband and two children aged 6 & 5. Not many reviews to be found however thanks to the previous reviews we did go ahead and book these apartments. What a fantastic location. The apartments were very clean when we arrived which is a good start! They are cleaned on a daily basis, linen and towels changed every second day. The one bedroom apartment is basic however equals many apartments we have encountered in the past. The Paradise Pool Bar is about a minutes walk so no worries there (as having no pool for children was a little bit of a concern when booking). Paradise Pool Bar was great. Food served all day and the staff very friendly. Four steps away from the Paradise Pool Bar/Sea View apartments is one of the best bits about the location. A wonderful pebble beach and the sea is absolutely gorgeous. Very safe beach as you can walk out to sea for a good 600 metres and it is still only at your thighs due to sand banks. My first experience of a pebble beach and I much prefer it - so do the kids however it's only a few minutes walk along the pebbles and you'll find the sandy beach. We took a taxi to Zante town and were advised not to pay more than 17 Euros each way by locals and always agree a price before entering taxis. Our taxi cost 16 Euros each way and we had a lovely time wandering around the shops, lunching and looking at the great boats in the harbour. Restaurants to visit Olympic is one of the nicest restaurants I have experienced anywhere, never mind on holiday. Due to the reviews I read prior to going to Alykes I made a point of going there with my family for a meal, so thanks to all who recommended the Olympic as it made our holiday! We also went back for our last nights meal which made it a little special. This restaurant is a must and to see more look at www.olympicbar.com Maestro is also great, serve great greek dishes one of which I had and was fantastic. They also make great pizzas in the traditional pizza ovens and again I would recommend this restaurant. Ambrosia is also recommended by us as we had lovely meals here and the waitress gave us the valuable information about the taxis prices to Zante. We visited many restaurants whilst here and the above are the standouts. The only bad experience we had (and subsequently found other holidaymakers had the same bad experience) was in the Apollo, which is a shame because it's the nearest restaurant to Sea View/Paradise Bar. My first meal in Alykes was here and I had a Tuna Salad as I wasn't too hungry. As soon as I ate it I fely very unwell and had to return to my apartment and leave husband and kids at restaurant. I was violently sick, scooting from the bottom (sorry, trying to make it sound more pleasant than it was) and I also had an allergic reaction (body turning red blotches all over and heart racing) which resulted in doctor being called and I had to get an injection of Cortizol although she was swithering about taking me to hospital. As you can imagine, this being our first night, it somewhat spoiled our first impression. However, after recovering approx 24 hrs later we then went on to have a fantastic holiday. So this restaurant I would NOT recommend. Bars We visited the Virago Bar which makes lovely cocktails (and kids alcohol free cocktails) I recommend you try the Banana Daquiri, FAB! Staff lovely. Please also have a few drinks at the Paradise Pool Bar in the evening as for some reason it was always quite quiet however Dimitri behind the bar is lovely and loves to chat. Maybe because its not in the town as such. Alykes is a fabulous resort for couples and young families wanting a relaxing time by the sea. Please visit the Olympic restaurant - no I'm not getting paid to promote, this restaurant really made a family meal quite romantic for my husband and I......if you have kids....you will understand this. We will return to the Sea View and Alykes in the future and if you are thinking about booking, you will not be disappointed. "
- Travel date: 30th July 2008
Just got back from a glorious 2 week sta...
"Just got back from a glorious 2 week stay in these apartments, we went with my two children and 5 grandchildren and we stayed in 3 apartments. We got the best view, room 18 overlooking the sea, although all apartments have a spectacular sea view. The apartments were spotlessly clean with nice big balconies, air con and unusually a hairdryer! The maids came in everyday and the sheets and towels were changed every other day. The pool next door was where we spent most days which is also clean, and the owners are friendly and helpful. Food is reasonably priced too. We are already looking to book again and will definitely recommend these apartments to others."
- Travel date: 11th July 2008
First time in Alykes and although we wan...
"First time in Alykes and although we want to go to lots of other destinations we will definately go back to the Seaview. The location was perfect with pool,beach and everything you could want right on hand! Add the cleanliness,friendliness and gorgeous food it was a perfect holiday! Just a few minutes stroll to the main street where we didnt have a bad meal in any of the restaurants. We would recommend the train or the "wally trolly" as the rep called it! It takes you out of resort and with as much wine as you want available at the taverna you stop at you will be waving at everyone coming back! Having stayed at other Greek apartments we were really pleased with the Seaview and would highly recommend it. Owner was usually to be found at the Paradise pool which is available to all at the Seaview and we spent a lot of time there and always had beds. Food there also great. Sea is only a few steps from pool so the best of all worlds! Views from rooms fantastic,sea,mountains and kefalonia! We are already planning when we will go back!"
- Travel date: 7th June 2008
These apartments are lovely, very clean ...
"These apartments are lovely, very clean and well furnished, The only minor gripe I would have is that the shower curtain is strange!! but then you don't normally get a shower curtain in Greece. The view from the balcony is amazing and the position although away from the centre of Alykes was ok for us, but it could prove difficult for someone with walking difficulties. The apartments are owned by the Mayor of Alykes. This is our 3rd visit to Alykes and once again it doesn't dissapoint, the hospitality shown by locals and brits working there is wonderful, we shall certainly be returning."
- Travel date: 20th May 2008
Top traveller tips for Sea View Village
"clean, comfortable, sea views, close to bars/restaurants"
"Great location for quiet holiday"
"Peace and tranquility with comfort and great views"
"paradise resturant facing salt flats whispers bar and cheers bar"
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- Sea View Village Apartments