We have stayed at the Paspalis 4 times, our 5th time will be September, as we are getting married in Skala.
Can't remember how much the safe was as we didn't use it, but I seem to remember it seemed quite reasonable. I thought the room was perfectly spacious, but the bath area tiny (perhaps they could annex some of the bedroom area!) There was a sink, with insufficient shelving as usual in hotels, a shower, and a loo squeezed between them that you had to be careful sitting on as the seat was wonky. The room was situated in a nice quiet area of the site, but only a few yards from pool and bar. However, living in a rural area I am used to silence at night and could have done without the noise from the fridge and couldn't sleep with air con on due to the noise, although it was quiet for an air con unit and the room was cool enough that we didn't need it on all night. Although I must stress that we were very happy with our stay there overall, my wife has just reminded me of a couple of things we could pass on as warnings. The 'orange juice' provided at breakfast and the meet-n-greet was undrinkable - just like undiluted kia-ora. Also, the rep notice board claims that there is a pool side courtesy area for changing and freshening up after you've checked out on the last day. This actually consists of the outside poolside cold shower and the toilets in reception area, so don't expect use of a spare room!
Recommended. Good location right opposite beach and just out of town centre. Air con reasonable at 5 euros a day. Reasonable meals. No hogging of sun beds by Germans ...
Well what can I say. Everything about the Paspalis was excellent.
Just arrived back from paspalis hotel, all very friendly ,good taverna, sardines not to be missed. fantastic shower.plenty of hot water. beds very hard! difficult to order 'hard boiled eggs as breakfast staff spoke very little english ,one day they were raw! but we overcame this problem with a greek phrase book, all i had to do the next morning was the thums up sign and all was ok! this is a lovely resort but if much more building goes ahead it will be spoilt
Myself, husband, mum and stepdad stayed at the Paspalis for two weeks during the later part of September and had an excellent time.
this is to mel,I'm so sorry you had this attitude to the Paspalis,as you can see by the comments you are in a minority.Nicos is a very nice guy and very approachable,he wheeled my suitcase out to the coach on leaving.Our towels were changed every day and our bed linen twice weekly.The locals use this Taverna not only for the odd meal out,but for family functions too.
We were in the Paspalis 2004 this was the second time we had stayed there,after 10years there had been a few changes,all for the good.there wasn't a pool when we first visited and only two blocks of rooms.Nicos has done a marvelous job with the place,him and his staff were so friendly,he in fact remembered my husband after ten years(the fact he sported a beard was a great help).My hair had changed colour so he didn't recognise me.We had a fabulous time and are hoping to return 2006,all the locals use the taverna so it must be good.Roll on 2006
My wife and I returned last week from a 2 week holiday at the Paspalis 25th Sept to 9th Oct 2005
Does anybody know how much a taxi would be from the airport to Scala?
What another excellent two weeks we have spent at Paspalis, with Nicko and his friendly staff. Excellent facilities with the food being of a first class standard with an extensive menu, with a view of the sea while dinning. The service can only describe as excellent. The sun terrace was very clean as was the pool. The bar served English drinks e.g. cold “Boddingtons”. This is an ideal holiday location for anyone looking to unwind and relax. Hi to my son MR BOND (Andreas) also hello to Ria and Faye and not forgetting Hercules and Nicko the chef. Last of all a BIG thanks to Nicko the Boss for a great time.
just returned from holiday staying two weeks at the paspalis hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed it. rooms were nice and roomy, cleaned daily and linen changed twice a week. pool was lovely and clean not too crowded and if you didnt want the pool the beach was just over the road. nikos owns the hotel and runs it and the restaurant (with his excellent staff hi to herakles, ria, and androus -mr bond) very well indeed the food was some of the best we had tasted and if its not on the menu ask, they will bend over backwards to do it for you , my husband asked for saganaki and they did it for him . all in all we had a great holiday here and i would recommend it to anyone
stayed at the Paspalis for two weeks in late July 2004. The hotel is
small, friendly and immaculately kept by Nikos and the staff. We found
the service to be exceptionally friendly (special thanks to Herakles,
Ria and the others) and the food in the hotel was very nice, though
Skala has a good number of good quality tavernas.
I'd agree that Nikos is shy rather than moody and he is VERY proud of his hotel. The location is excellent being only a short walk from the town and a few metres from the beach. Sitting on the bar terrace in the evening watching the sun go down and the ferries chugging across the Ionian was perfect.
As somebody pointed out earlier the pool is very cold but as we went in the middle of a heatwave this wasn't really a problem
The only extra we were charged for at the end of the trip was the air-conditioning which we were aware of and I think we even had a discount on that. If you've ever been to Greece before we think you'll find the Paspalis to be of very good standard.
The photos are of the hotel itself and the beach directly opposite.
We stopped at the Paspalis for two weeks from the 29 may 05. Perfect location on the beachfront and a very nice pool. Linen was changed every day to our surprise and towels twice weekly which was fine. The restaurant was ok and staff were reasonably friendly. However we both feel if we ate somewhere else the owner made no effort to communicate or even smile at us, which made us feel rather uncomfortable.
We stayed for a week in the Paspalis Hotel on the 12th sept-19th sept. I will be very honest now. We arrived at the paspalis to be greeted by Nikos the manager who in my opinion is rude, and very un approachable. He only likes you if you eat in his hotel of an evening. Bit of advice after you have used your towels in your room throw them in the shower. We were very annoyed that in 7 days our linen and towels were only changed once! Not acceptable in a week. We had a room next to reception, room 14 which was small and did not have a view! The pool is far to cold and in our first five days did not use it, think someone complained and they warmed it up. Also were lots of dead flies and wasps in the water which was annoying, yuo had to get them out yourself. Although we had an amazing holiday we would not stay here again. We payed extra for a hotel thinking it would be basic but of a higher standard, not the case!!! Would prefer to stay at the Makis or the 9 Muses!!!! Quality!!!!
We returned from 2 weeks at the Paspalis yesterday and found it very good indeed. Rooms were spacious, with fridge, and spotless. Cleaned every day . There are no, and I repeat, no hidden charges. Free breakfast is basic continental fare. If you want anything extra such as yoghurt and fruit, full english etc, you pay for this at the time of purchase and prices are clearly up on the wall in the breakfast room. (Dead cheap - full english 4 Euros - about 2.50ukp)
There is a full list of 'optional' extra charges in the room. These are for the safe which I think was 18 Euros for 2 weeks. Air conditiong was 5 euros per day. All clearly laid out and you just settle up when you check out. Any post about the owner checking fridges is just a load of old bollocks. The sunbeds and pool are free for anyone to use, resident or not, and half the time you woukdn't know who was a resident and who wasn't. We only ate in the hotel restaraunt one evening. Yes, Nick the owner is a bit aloof but as someone else said, he's actually quite a shy bloke, and if it looks like he's always wandering around that's because he likes the place to be tidy and look attractive. you never even see so much as a chair out of line in the bar or taverna area if a tabkle is vacated, it is straightened immediately. he doesn't bother guests at all, though will talk if he is talked to.It's his and his staff's attention to this sort of detail that makes the place nice to stay in. we found it very clean, efficiently run and we really liked it. Only minor gripe was that the pool needed the filter running more due to the insects drowning in it but that was really only one or two late afternoons. All in all, a very nice hotel and we'd reccomend it without reservation. Good staff, good food (we ate their at lunchtime most days) and nicely laid out. You will not be dissapointed, I promise you. Book it. Book it now
We are going to the Paspalis Hotel next week - hiring a car at the airport and driving across. Unfortunately, as the flight has been put back, we will be driving and arriving in the dark - can anyone give us some directions to the hotel, once we have got to Skala?
We are thinking about booking a couple of weeks at this hotel but are a bit concerned by Michelle Crosby's comments (posted July 20th 03) Does the owner really go into your room to check what food you may have and what are these extra charges she mentions.
Any comments welcome before I go ahead and book
The Paspalis is a great Hotel, in an almost perfect location. We were there at the end of June - beginning of July 2004. It is not too far from the village, but we only eat out once in 2 weeks, as the hotel restaurant has a perfect position with views out over the sea, whereas all the village restaurants are on the main road, are crowded a lot of the time where you are rushed to leave your table. No such problems (when we were there) at the Paspalis. Prices are very good, generally lower cost meals than some in the village, drinks average. The pool is very good, perhaps the only drawback being it is, like many others in the resort, open to non-residents and it probably gets quite crowded in the peak season. I can thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a quiet, relaxing holiday. Nikos is a good, friendly bloke, just remember he owns the place and is responsible for everything that goes on, that is why he keeps an eye on everything, but that is also why it is such a good hotel.
Returned home July 4, after 2 wonderful weeks. Could not find a single fault with the hotel or the staff. Nikos was OK, we think he was shy! Breakfast OK. If you wanted extras they were reduced prices for residents. Fruit with breakfast was 2 Euro as opposed to 3.50 on the main manu, and it was very good. We ate there most lunch times, and we thought the food was excellent and very good value, mousaka fantastic, salads (especially the smoked salmon) were also brilliant, and we ate there at least every other night, the swordfish was brilliant, my wife would have killed for the Silver Bream she thought it was out of this world. The only complaint was the football on TV - I cannot stand the bloody game! It was a complete wind-down and a wonderful holiday. We SHALL CERTAINLY be back to this hotel, not too long to wait, I hope. We found it very hard either in the hotel or Skala to spend more than 30 euros for an evening meal. Hercules was an excellent waiter when he got to know you. The pool was lovely and warm, it is in the sun all day long. Apartment very basic but what the hell, it was clean and much better than the last apartment we stayed in at Cyprus (Land of the Kings). The beach was just across the road, but we reckon you really need a pair of beach shoes which you can buy at the supermarkets in Skala. Don't forget to buy a phone card as the phones in the resort do not take coins. Best holiday for years!
I have enjoyed reading the comments about Skala. Whilst I note this is a quieter resort, do any of the bars have dancing?
Spent an end of season week at The Paspalis 02 Oct - 09 Oct. The hotel is in an excellent location although some building is being done on the spare land by the side of the hotel as you go away from Skala. Unfortunately my balcony view overlooked this, but during that week, there wasn't much noise from the workmen. The room was very clean. Not much room especially on the balcony. The breakfast was simple as mentioned by another visitor earlier. Bread (fresh) and jams, juice, cake (not madiera), and a toaster. But you could, for an extra charge, have a full fry up. The restaurant food was a good standard. I particularly loved their Spetsofai, (spicy sausage in peppers and onions). The bar staff were friendly. Prices were very reasonable (large beer and a small beer = 4 euros). The pool was clean and regularly attended by the pool man. Great time of year to go...no screaming kids! We had one bad day with the weather. The last day before we returned home, the heavens opened. The road in front of The Paspalis can get muddy, and passing cars don't care too much about how you are dressed as they splash through the puddles. The holiday was enhanced by a very reasonable price obtained from Thomson's Late Deals through Lunn Poly.
Just returned from two great weeks in Kefalonia staying at Paspalis Hotel.
We did a fair amount of research before we went but have to say we were pleasantly surprised, not only with Kefalonia's unspolit beauty, but also with our chosen resort (Skala) and the Paspalis Hotel.
For us the location was the most perfect - an unobstructed view from the hotel restaurant/bar and pool out to sea, and only a short walk to the town centre. There were no noisy bars near by so plenty of peace and quiet.
We hired a car and saw most of the other resorts and preferred Skala to anywhere else we saw. There's plenty of restaurants/bars to chose from and all affordable. Fiskardo (which drew us to Kef in the first place) is lovely, but small and expensive (120 euros for a meal for 2 on the harbour), a good meal with half a carafe of local wine in Skala cost only 28-35 euros but you can eat for less if you wanted. Our personal favourite was The Manor House next to Sallys bar (the staff were really good and food excellent).
We only saw one mosquito the whole time we were there (and that was in Fiskardo!) - it was great not having to cover ourselves in mossie repellant before we went out.
I noticed somebody had commented that fresh linen/towels were provided every day at Paspalis - have to say that wasn't our experience - it was more like every three days. For me that was the only drawback but not a major problem.
We went with Thomas Cook - they were great we had the best flights we have ever had - even departing early on our outbound - and our rep Julie was extremely helpful and friendly.
Would have no hesitation in recommending this holiday to adults wanting a chill out holiday!
Have just returned from the Paspalis hotel. The hotel and surrounding grounds where immaculately kept by Nikos. The taverna and bar staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming making an excellent contribution to my best holiday yet! I will definitely be returning next year and for many years to come!
A lovely hotel with a great pool. The restaurant was probably amongst the best value in Skala with a great location and good food. I think Nikos is probably shy at times rather than moody? Breakfast rather disappointing - is this typical of Skala hotels? In other Greek locations we have had better.
Have just returned from the Paspalis what a place, can not understand the previous comments, best hotel in Kefalonia, best food, and certainley the most friendliest and accommodating owner Nikos. Will be booking for next year
We do not recommend this hotel if you have a young family. The owner Nikos is constantly watching you and, as we later learned, does not like you to keep food in your room for lunch times. If you do not eat on a regular basis in the taverna, then he goes into your room to see what food and drink you keep in your fridge. Also watch out for extra charges that he may sting you just before you are due to go home. Also, please note that this is the second time I have placed this comment on the internet, but it would appear that all bad comments get deleted. Strange that, don't you think!
The Paspalis cannot be faulted on cleanliness or comfort, the rooms were cleaned well and the linen changed daily,excellent! We stayed B and B, I must say the breakfast choices were poor,it was buffet style, toast cornflakes, madeira cake and french toast tea, cofee or orange juice and that was it for the week anything extra was charged as extra!,as in a normal English breakfast!!.There,s no doubt that Paspalis is a lovely hotel, but all the extra charges spoiled it they should have been mentioned in the advertising.The staff were very freindly, although the owner did,nt make much of an effort.
Stayed at PASPALIS 22-29/6/03. Very good (smallish)accomodation. Whole of the premises very clean. Staff very friendly. A few minutes walk away from the village centre . Simply cross the narrow road in front of the Paspalis and straight onto the beach! Beach very clean, (shingly sand) Exellent for swimming/watersports. Hire of 2 sunloungers + umbrella is 7 euros per day. If you want a quiet relaxing break in the sun you will struggle to find anywhere better for the price. We hope to go back again.
just returned from the Paspalis on sunday 22nd June, very clean friendly hotel, hello to Nikos and all his waiters.The Paspalis is on the beach road about 5-10 min walk to the resort centre.The hotel has air conditioning, 4-5 euros a night depending on when you go.The rooms have a fridge, and most have a great sea view.
My wife and I have , today , just returned from the Paspalis Hotel and we were delighted with all aspects of the hotel. It was our first visit to Kefalonia and we are seriously thinking of returning next year, it was that good !! The people were so friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The weather was gorgeous. The food was out of this world. If you want clubs etc. go somewhere else ! If you want relaxation, this is the place !!
Going back again this year. I'm surprised that some of the comments on this page do not seem to deal with the Paspalis Hotel.
On the beach road , it has an excellent pool with a good restaraunt and very friendly staff. WE are going back for a second time.
The beaches all over Kefalonia are excellent especially Skala,a very long beach with golden sand and shingle,the water is crystal clear and great for swimming although they tell you to watch for under currents...?,for the more adventurous try the nudist beach at one end past the large rocks.Mosquitos we found are the same as anywhere else you will visit for summer holidays,just take the usual preventative measures and you wont have any problems. Enjoy your holiday.
1. Whay are the beaches like ? 2. I've heard that mosquitos are a problem in the evening, any comments on that.