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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

My fiancée and I stayed at The Summery for 2 weeks at the start of August. As you walk in the front door, you are in the lobby/reception area, to your left the bar and restaurant leading to a lovely patio area and to your right, the managers office, stairs, toilets and lift. We were greeted by Maria who, as everyone says, is extremely nice and helpful. A quick 2-3 minute brief and we headed upstairs to our room, 409. Top floor. With a sea view. The sea view is something you would never get bored of, more for the view of the water and the dramatic landscape beyond that.

The Room
The majority of reviews on here speak about the rooms being small, and yes, they are. When we first arrived in our room, we panicked a little that it would be a struggle for 2 weeks. The other common review is the tiny shower, and yes, they are very small. However they are bright and spotlessly clean, with fresh bedding and towels frequently. Greek lodgings are usually basic and compact and this is no different. Could the room do with a lick of paint and some newer furnishings? Yes. But the incredible thing is that within half an hour, none of this mattered and 2 weeks was not even close to being a struggle, it was the start of the most amazing hotel and holiday.

Pool Area
If you like a nice clean pool which is all but on the beach, comfortable sun loungers and a peaceful atmosphere, this is for you. The only downside is a few days we did struggle for a sun lounger. We had lunch at the hotel a lot, both food and drink is reasonable in price and, like always in Greece, the portion sizes are enough for a small family! Next to the pool is the beach with sun loungers and it is very quiet compared to the more well known ones. Really clean, crystal water and so picturesque. The perfect place to get engaged some may say :)

Lixouri
Not to sound like a broken record but Lixouri is the perfect holiday destination. Loads of restaurants which 99% serve Greek food. And a meal for 2, 2-3 courses and 1.5 litres of wine would cost 30-40euros. There are bars for drinks and the main square is bustling. The ferries to and from Argostoli are constant - you will not need a timetable. There is not much to do in Lixouri, but we hired a car for £50 a day and went round the north of the island in a whistle stop tour and saw a lot.

My advice is that if you aren't after a 5 star all inclusive but instead somewhere comfortable, friendly and in a great location, go and stay at Summery Hotel. It really is as close to perfect as you will get.

A massive thank you to everyone at Hotel Summery and especially Maria, Dennis, Anastacia, Anna, Popi, you made our holiday! We will be back next year Tikita, for our honeymoon!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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SummeryHotel, Owner at Hotel Summery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Dear friends,
having as guests a young and beautiful engaged couple who is going to visit us again the next year for their honeymoon is as precious as any hotel owner's experience can be! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for choosing us for these special moments in your lives, we are very happy to provide the romantic background! And we promise we will do our best to make your honeymoon unforgettable!
Congratulations and warmest wishes from all of us
Titika, Maria, Dennis, Anastacia, Anna, Popi and everyone at the Summery

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We arrived late at about 1 am and the receptionist Janis was very nice, quick and very polite. I would say the only down fall of our whole experience was the size of the room. We paid extra for a sea view which was amazing but luckily me and my husband are medium sized otherwise you would have struggled to get out the patio door. Apart from that the room was basic but very clean. Big shower, good air conditioning and a free safe. The hotel is about a 5 minute walk from bars and restaurants and the ferry goes about every half hour to Agostili. The pool area is very picturesque and quiet. The local beach is not great and we didnt go in the sea but 2 km down the road is Lepede Beach which is small and quiet with a taverna and toilets. The beds and shade are 5 euros. We only ate at the hotel once..BIG MISTAKE... We should have eaten there A LOT MORE as the food is freshly prepared, extremely tasty, lots of it and very cheap. Breakfast was always the same but again fresh, lots of it and very tasty. Overall I would recommend this hotel as we had a lovely quiet relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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SummeryHotel, Owner at Hotel Summery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Dear guests,
thank you for staying at the Summery and for sharing so many aspects of your experience with the TripAdvisor community. I'm sure many potential guests will find them really useful. It was great having you as guests at the Summery and we would love to see you again soon. We are particularly happy you enjoyed having lunch with us, the girls work really very hard, it was important for them to hear this.
Best Wishes
Titika Faraklou and everyone at the Summery

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We booked the Summery because of the great reviews and we were not disappointed. 3 wonderful weeks. Firstly the hotel and grounds was spotless and I know everyone says the staff are so welcoming and friendly and that is an understatement. We always make an effort to interact with staff, when on holiday. Titika is a lovely lady and her artwork is inspirational which I had pleasure in bringing one home. Dennis is the knowledge of the island and pointed us in all the right directions when we hired a car for 5 days. We went North South East and West and only scratched the surface. Maria on reception is a happy lady always eager to help. Anastasia another gem at breakfast and lunchtime everything with a smile. Anna the best cocktail maker in Lixouri and a Bloody Mary expert. The entire staff would do anything for you and nothing was too much trouble. Our maid Liliana made us smile everyday, with our monkeys ( who have been all over the world) we would come back to a note every day. This 2 star hotel punches way above its weight and is highly recommended. There is a Supermarket just behind. Lixouri square is a 5 minute walk with beautiful restaurants (V & S being our favourite) with ferry over to Argostoli. People say the cupboard space in the room may be limited but we stayed for 3 weeks and found a place for everything. People also mention the breakfast, we found the choice more than sufficient scrambled eggs on toast and fresh fruit and yoghurt and hubby had the works it's Greece expect Greek food!. When we come back to Kefalonia we would definitely come back to this beautiful hotel. 1 negative the tap water is so salty! It took a couple of days to work out why my morning tea tasted strange! I had bought my own kettle and we used bottled water, problem resolved. Dave and I want to say a BIG thank you to all for making our holiday truly memorable. Here is a few pictures to make you smile

Room Tip: sea view 2nd or 3rd floor
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Stephanie B
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SummeryHotel, Owner at Hotel Summery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Dear friends,
it was such a pleasure to have your lovely family at the hotel for 3 weeks, and, reading this review now, it brings back so many memories of last summer! The staff adored your little monkeys and all of you have been such sweet and wonderful guests! Thank you for staying with us and for posting your review. We appreciate it more than we can say and would love to have you again at the Summery if your travels bring you back to our island.
Take care, best wishes
Titika & Co

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed for 2 weeks. Booked with Jet2holidays. Paid £1500 B&B and sea view. Coach from airport to ferry took about 25 mins. Ferry then took 25 mins. Taxi from Lixouri port took 2 mins. It is easily walkable from the port. This is a typical Greek 2* accommodation. Basic / dated but clean. Right opposite supermarket.
Girls you will need your own hairdryer as the one in the room was poor.
2 plug sockets in the room.
Breakfast was not good for me at all but plenty of others enjoyed it.
Small soaps and shower gels provided.

A previous reviewer states the bathroom has an open drain/sewer. I disagree with this. There is a grid which takes water from shower and sink NOT the toilet. There is no exposure to sewage. Additionally, rooms have bolts on the inside so you can be secure in your room.

Pro's:
1) Fantastic location. Best hotel out of them all. Great beach.
2) Staff were warm and welcoming.
3) air con
4) safe
5) great pool with shower
6) plenty of sun loungers.
7) cleaning staff were thorough daily
8) amazing sea and pool views from the back rooms.
9) good hot shower
10) black out shutters
11) 24 hour reception

Cons:
1) small room
2) insufficient clothes space
3) wooden furniture old and jammed. Came home with biceps like Arnie trying to open and close the wooden wardrobe drawers. Very very annoying
4) morning noise is ridiculous from housekeeping.
5) hard beds. Like sleeping on concrete. I didn't get one full decent nights sleep.
6) Buffet Breakfast layout is cramped and chaotic.
7) very small single shower cubicle. Some rooms have bigger showers apparently.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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SummeryHotel, Owner at Hotel Summery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Dear guest,
Thank you for visiting our hotel and for posting your review. We appreciate all your remarks, the pros and the cons, and we will take them into consideration very seriously. We are very sorry that your holiday has had some aspects you didn't enjoy, but we plan to improve on those aspects and would like to invite you to come back for a second visit and have a look for yourself. Please make sure you mention this review in your next reservation.
Kind regards
Titika Faraklou and all the Summery staff

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We loved the Summery. Spotlessly clean, friendly and a great breakfast. We had a 'town view' room which was fine for us as we rarely sit on our balcony. Our room on the second floor had a great double shower, a safe, fridge and air con at no extra charge.
We loved the location of the hotel so much. It was lovely to be able to swim in the sea without a long trek to the beach. And it was great to take the short stroll into town to enjoy the many bars and restaurants. There is a great supermarket just across the road too.
Cannot recommend this hotel enough.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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SummeryHotel, Owner at Hotel Summery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Dear guests,
thank you so much for posting your review and for all your postitive remarks. We really appreciate your business and we are all very much looking forward to welcome you to our hotel next summer. We promise we will do our best to make your second stay better thatn the first!
With our best wishes
Titika Faraklou and everyone at the Summery

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