We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Olive Bay Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Olive Bay Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Olive Bay Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 68: English reviews
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to Kefalonia for over 12 years and this is the best accommodation by far. Beautiful views, excellent house keeping , fully equipped kitchen and only 1 minute walk to the shops and nearest taverna, also couple of minutes walk to the nearest small beach- bring an umbrella it's amazing snorkel

2 Thank zoran p
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Fantastic views of mountains & sea,flowering shrubs around our balcony. Peaceful setting.Room lovely & clean all basic cooking facilities.Amalia & family always helpful & kind and all work hard to keep a high standard.

Thank Kathy H
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I would hardly call this an hotel as it has no facilities other than a room. Having said that it is quite large with a well equiped kitchen. Big comfortable bed (we like a hard mattress) and hairdryer and safe in room. The shower room is very small with a horrible shower curtain and water that goes everywhere. Not the... More 

Thank CarmenCornwall
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Perfect view Lovely clean room daily Smells nice Fresh towels daily Staff very friendly Short walk to everything Beach in front Well it's so good we've booked again for next year so that says all I need to and we are a little fussy these days I'd recommend this to anyone it has been a great find and will be... More 

Thank Beverley D
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Service was excellent, staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. Found some local walking maps for us and printed copies off. Room was very spacious and airy with good facilities and balcony with views over the bay to Sami and Ithaka. Located only a few steps from a pretty pebble beach with swimming in crystal clear water and... More 

Thank 160rosemarie
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Just want to thank Amalia for the lovely stay at Olive Bay. Spotless, comfortable beds, spectacular views and peaceful surroundings. What a gem! Perfect location ... Nothing was too much trouble, and it's within walking distance of many restaurants in Agia Efemia.

1 Thank 333Muffy
Coolangatta, Australia
Level Contributor
135 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

This is a fabulous hotel...very comfortable and spacious, well located with the rocky beach at the bottom of the road and the tavernas of the town around the corner. The balcony has panoramic view of the bay. I loved to sit there in the mornings and listen to the voices of the local women who chatted as they swam. Agia... More 

1 Thank Kirragirl_12
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at The Olive bay Hotel and Agia Efimia. Amalia was very friendly & helpful, we had a very nice room on the 2nd floor with a balcony overlooking the sea. The hotel is well kept & very clean, we had a small kitchen with everything you'd need. There is free parking. It is ideally located... More 

3 Thank DorP673
Level Contributor
7 reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

What a great place. Just off the main road that runs along the sea, very quiet and peaceful. Great balcony to sit and drink morning coffee or a glass of wine in the morning. Staff were very helpful and the room was well cleaned each day. There is no breakfast but a useful kitchen with fridge, sink, microwave etc so... More 

Thank Gaz B
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Just returned after 2 weeks staying at olive bay hotel,had room on second floor,it was very spacious and clean if you wanted to prepare your own meals everything you need was provided.View from hotel balcony was fantastic.I would also like to thank Amalia on reception for a nice stay,nothing to much trouble.

Thank cdp1950

96 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (96)
Hotel & Grounds (16)
View from Room (25)
Pool/Beach Area (6)
Room/Suite (12)
Bathroom (3)
Other (34)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Agia Efimia
0.6 km away
Kefalonia Bay Palace
Kefalonia Bay Palace
#4 of 6 in Agia Efimia
246 reviews
0.1 km away
Odyssey Hotel Kefalonia
Odyssey Hotel Kefalonia
#1 of 6 in Agia Efimia
256 reviews
0.5 km away
Greka Ionian Suites & Villa
Greka Ionian Suites & Villa
#2 of 6 in Agia Efimia
116 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.1 km away
Sami Beach Hotel
Sami Beach Hotel
#1 of 5 in Sami
255 reviews
6.2 km away
Athina Hotel
Athina Hotel
#2 of 5 in Sami
178 reviews
20.9 km away
Garbis Villas & Apartments
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Olive Bay Hotel

Address: Agia Efimia, Agia Efimia 280 81, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Agia Efimia
Price Range: €44 - €95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Olive Bay Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Olive Bay Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“1st and second floors. All rooms have sea views”
 of 5 bubbles johnhowgate360, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have sea view”
  • View from balcony
  • View from the balcony...
 of 5 bubbles tonysprings, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“upper floor”
  • Sunrising from Olive Bay Hotel
 of 5 bubbles nibucu, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Upper floors probably have better view.”
 of 5 bubbles 160rosemarie, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor probably the best for views”
 of 5 bubbles DorP673, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay