I have stayed at the Summery Hotel many times and every year the owners do something to improve it. Air con included in the room price, fridge in the room, beautifully decorated dining room/bar and reception area are just a few examples.Last year they renovated the outside of the hotel to give it a more modern, contemporary feel and it looks great. A fabulous buffet breakfast includes cereal, toast, juice, tea, coffee, Greek yoghurt, ham, cheese salami, bread, fruit, croissants, jam, cake and boiled eggs. A perfect location on the beach front, this wonderful family run hotel has a pool in beautiful gardens. Good snacks are served throughout the day and they do a 'special meal' if you want to stay in the hotel for your evening meal which is good value at around 5 euros and good quality too. A large bottle of Amstel / Mythos is 2.50 Euros and a half kg of house wine is just 3 euros and is very good! Titika and Yanna are the owners and run it with their husbands, Bill and George. They will do anything to ensure your holiday is perfect. The rooms are cleaned daily along with towels, and bed linen is changed two or three times a week. Every member of staff are friendly and charming. 1.5k from the beautiful Lepeda beach, 15 mins to XI beach by taxi which costs 10 euros. 5 min walk to the square which has a good choice of around 10 or so tavernas, all of which are a good standard, Novita, Avli, Vesuvious, Maxim, Oasis are the best plus a few bars to enjoy a drink or two. Cocktails happy hour is before 9pm and cost 4 euros. There are a few shops to keep the ladies happy but if you want more take the ferry over to Argostolli, which is the capital of Kefalonia and there are shops galore along with a good selection of high class tavernas around the square (La Gondala is the best there). You can go as a package, or book flight only then book your room direct with the hotel and transfers are included. Booking direct is actually a bit cheaper than booking as a package and once there you don't really need a rep as Titika and Yanna will take care of everything you need. They are absolutely delightful. When you arrive at the airport a taxi will be waiting for you if you book direct, go to the harbour (15 mins) and take the ferry over to Lixouri. It costs 2.50 euros and takes 20 mins in flat calm waters so no need to worry if you are not a good sailor like me! The drive around the peninsular is the other option and takes 45 mins to one hour. This a brilliant hotel. Many people who stay return year after year and once you go you will understand why. You are made to feel like part of the family and not just another guest in some of the other hotels. Everything you need is at your fingertips and within an easy 5 min flat walk. It really is a very relaxing place to stay. Quiet, peaceful and charming. This hotel draws you into the Greek way of life and washes all the stresses of life away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Independent, family run, sea front hotel in Lixouri, offering affordable, good quality holidays and cultivating authentic human connection since 1981. 24 hour reception, multilingual staff, expanded gardens with grown trees, children's playground, swimming pool, free parking, rooms with balconies, beautiful views, A/C, TV, mini fridge, hair dryer, safety deposit box, direct dial telephone, wired and wireless high speed internet free of charge for the hotel guests, daily maid service, wheelchair accessible rooms. Closed for refurbishment. Reopening in May 2015. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Summery Hotel Lixouri
- Hotel Summery Lixouri, Cephalonia, Ionian Islands