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Hotel Alkyon Resort Hotel 5 star
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200 006 Vrahati Corinth Corinth, Greece -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

One wonders how the Alkyon Resort could have been awarded its five stars. These standards are not justified either in terms of service, location or even facilities. The unattractive beach lies on the other side of a road, and the food is of poor quality. Fortunately, the garden, guestrooms and very beautiful pool however do make up for this a bit.

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    Location 10.0 /10

    The Alkyon Resort is part of the seaside resort of Vrahati, 7 mi from Corinth. The nearest airport, in Athens, is 60 mi away. Allow one and half hours for the journey here.

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    The Alkyon has 167 rooms distributed in several two-storey buildings with lifts. They all have a view of the garden, but not of the sea. A great part of the complex was renovated in 2009. The decor is therefore pleasant, in various shades of colours. The rooms are spacious enough, approximately 25m². Each room has a safe, a television and a small balcony. The bathrooms are spacious also, covered in pale marble and equipped with a hairdryer. Unfortunately, they are not immaculately clean, especially as far as the shower joints are concerned. The manager claims the reason for this is the salt content in the tap water...

    Overview 6.20 /10

    The first impression of the Alkyon Resort upon arrival isn't exactly pleasant. The hotel is located at the end of a path, the entrance of which is framed by two derelict concrete buildings. It is not unusual to see unfinished buildings in Greece, leaving concrete shells exposed, but it does ruin your first impression upon arrival... The car park is no better: you have to walk through the skeleton of what should have been an extension of the hotel, now interrupted for lack of money, before finally walking across a vast courtyard leading up to the lobby. Again, newcomers aren't greeted in the way you'd expect to be in a five-star hotel. Now if you want to overturn this bad impression, head for the large swimming pool, just next to the garden. Pretty deckchairs and white parasols are laid out around it and you will have the opportunity to relax in the jacuzzi which is integrated in the pool. Behind the main building, a second, smaller pool surrounded by a pergola gives more intimacy to swimmers.

    Food and drink 5.70 /10

    If you would like to enjoy a good gourmet meal, this is not the restaurant for you - the food served at the Alkyon is, once again, not up to the standards of a 5-star hotel. The main restaurant is divided into two rooms, with heavy drapes on the windows. The meals put out on the buffet are very greasy and bland - rice and frankfurters, vegetables and peas soaked in fat, nothing very appetizing. Breakfast is a little bit better with a more varied choice and a beautiful array of fresh fruit. The whole thing remains as dull as the face of the waiters however, who simply wear a T-shirt, which isn't even always immaculately clean either.

    Spa 6.7 /10

    The hotel has a spa that covers an impressive 1,300 m². The indoor pool heated to 27°C is 18-metres long. Guests can also take advantage of the small area with a Turkish bath and a sauna. The space has five massage rooms including one reserved for couples. It even has a whirlpool bath. Phytomer brand products are used for the treatments.

    Beach 6.70 /10

    Here again, the Alkyon does not make up for down points. To get to the beach, you will have to walk back in the direction of the way you arrived, approximately 150 metres, in the midst of derelict buildings. Rusty steel beams line the entrance to the beach. Although the Alkyon puts out deckchairs and parasols, this does not compensate for the deplorable view of the coast, which almost seems deserted. You will be better off going to the sea for a swim, as it is clear and peaceful. Don't forget to wear something on your feet, however, so as not to get hurt by the large pebbles.

    To know

    Vrahati isn't the liveliest town on the coast - a few bars and restaurants are available but if you would like a wider range of attractions, you will need to go to Corinth.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      beauty salon, spa

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, basketball, mountain bike, sports

    • Animals allowed
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms

    advantage

    • Special access for disabled guests.

    disadvantages

    • The ruins near the entrance.

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    • Overall Score nc/10