Would the Mediteranne Hotel be suitable for a honeymoon?
We have just returned from our second holiday at the Mediteranee. Fantastic again. All the staff welcomed us again and a bottle of wine and basket of fruit awaited us in our room.
We spoke to another couple and they had been there 10 times in the last 14 years so it just goes to show how beautiful it is. We walked to long beach most days. White sand and blue sea only 10 mins walk away. 10 euros for 2 sunbeds and an umbrealla.Vagelati who runs the pool bar is so friendly and speaks excellent english especially all about football!! We will return again.
We just returned from a fortnights holiday and found the hotel to be an excellent place stay. The food was absolutley superb, we only ate out once (a Chinese...it was rank!)so saved ourselves quite alot money. The waiter and waitress that served us were fantastic they were always keen to help. The cleaning staff were our favourites they were so funny and so chatty, (help them out a little and only get your room cleaned every other day, i'm sure they will appriciate it, tell them a little chinaman told you). The rooms were fine you can turn the aircon to min and that would cut down any noise but Greek TV must be the worse ive ever come across (we only watched BBC world news, i nearly slit my wrists after 2 weeks of that!). The only draw back really was the small climb to the shops (it felt like a mountain in the searing heat). I would highly recomend this hotel and I am already missing it.
We have stayed in this hotel three times, most recently at the beginning of August. This privately-owned hotel is situated on its own beach which has a marvellous beach restaurant which is also owned by the hotel. The sea is clear and clean as is the beach. The hire of 2 sunbeds and a parasol costs 7 euros if you are staying at the hotel and 9 if you're not. We first visited in 1999 and since then the hotel restaurant has been modernised and air-conditioned. The food is excellent, plentiful and varied. The public rooms and the bar are very good but the bedrooms now need refurbishing. All bedrooms have TV, fridge and air-conditioning (ours was a bit noisy). It is worth paying extra for a sea view. The hotel staff are very polite and efficient and have not changed since our first visit. The introduction of the euro and Captain Corelli have ensured that prices have risen on Kefalonia.Hire a car from Polly (next to the So Simple bar) and tour the island. Also treat yourself to a day on Ithaka - get the 8.45am car ferry from Sami which returns at approx 3.30pm. It only takes 45 mins from Sami to Ithaka. Kefalonia is a most beautiful island with warm and friendly people - enjoy!
We found the Hotel a little tired in places and in need of some work. Considering the price this work should be carried out immediately. The air conditioning is old and in our two rooms was not very effective. The hotel staff are very polite, friendley, and helpful.The food was excellant and well presented, and there was always plenty of choice.The sun beds around the pool are free but on the Hotel beach you have to pay 3 Euros per bed and umbrella less 25% discount.We found the evening entertainment very good.We would definitely go back to this Hotel if a little investment and redevelopment was carried out.
In answer to the cost to stay here, for a full package deal in high season, it's aprox £800 ish for two weeks. Facilities in the Hotel are pretty good , you satey box in your room is included no extra cost, air con in the room is self controlled. The Hotel is nice and clean and the staff are really nice. Would definately go again. The only thing that let it down was the lack of entertainment at night, but you're close to bars anyway.
could anyone give me a rough price of what it costs to stay there ?
ie a package price inc flight transgers the lot?
What is the dress code in the evening?. We've been told that trousers (not shorts) are to be worn in the restaurant and no trainers. Are they that fussy?. I thought it might be just to stop wearing swim wear in the restaurant.
We spent our honeymoon here and from the moment we arrived we were congratulated by the friendly staff, and made to feel very welcome. we ate well, the room was spotless, and nobody was rushing about, which is what my new wife and I were looking for.
The only thing wrong was we didn't have enough time to see all of the Island in two weeks, so we will have to go again!
Re question on dining arrangements , the maitre d meets you at the entrance to the restaurant, there is a segregated non smoking area albeit somewhat arbitrary, & shows you to your own table. the staff were very good & if you wish to have a full bottle of wine over 2 nights they will mark the bottle & keep it for 24 hours. The location approx 50 metres off the main road means it is less noisy than eg.White Rocks but after a night at The Olive Tree on the main road the 50 metres can seem a very long way !
In my view the best all round hotel on the island.
Just wondering, what are the eating arrangments in the hotel, do you pick a table alone or are you seated with strangers? Would be great if someone could let me know. Thanks.
just back from 1 week break. hotel is great, beach fantastic! pool is no longer sea water, and is the cleanest I have ever seen. restaurant food good, if a little "samey" However, hotel is full of older English couples that go every year, hence think they can hog the sunbeds as much as they like! one couple used to have 4 sunbeds between 2 people, towels on at 7.00 am and not turn up til 2.00pm.
Staff said nothing!!!! The room maids are great fun.
We were at Hotel for 2 weeks end of May and start of June and found both the location and Hotel to be absolutely excellent.
The hotel was run very well with a superb buffet style restaurant serving very wholesome fresh and beautifully presented food in more than ample quantities.
The view over the sea from the hotel was exquisite with all the local facilities perfect with a very laid back feel.
Would definitely like to return.
We married in KOS and i think procedure is roughly the same. Feel free to mail me and I will give you any info that may help.
Does anyone know anything about the costs of documents as we are marrying in Lassi in September?
I am getting married in Argostoli in June 04 and we are staying at the Mediteranee Hotel, can anyone suggest somewhere for our evening reception which is within walking distance to our hotel? There will be 20-25 of us.
We only stayed here one night after our flight was cancelled but in that brief time we enjoyed our stay.It was very clean the staff were friendly and the rooms were spotless with tvs and a well equipped bathroom.We had an evening meal which was a buffet style and the food was well cooked and hot.The breakfast was very filling with choices of croissants,bread ,toast ,fruit,cereals,or a full english so we had some of everything and didnt need to eat again until our evening meal.The downsides were the carpets could do with updating as they were fairly worn and some of the furniture in the reception area had seen better days
A large well run Hotel. Although we were on a half board basis we chose to eat out each evening as the dinner menu left alot to be desired - pork chops and brussels sprouts are not my idea of Greek cuisine. The lunch time menu in the beach cafe was much better and was heavily used by the Greeks - always a good sign. Food was traditional Greek, cheap and plentiful. Rooms are basic but well maintained and the air conditioning a God send. The sea water pool was a tad seedy and frequented by hoards of Brits too lacking in imagination to explore this wonderful island.
We stayed in the Mediterannee for two weeks in September 2001 - and promptly booked again for 2002 immediately we returned. The Hotel is quiet and would suit couples looking for a relaxing holiday. The food is excellent with a buffet style service. It's a few minutes walk away from Argastoli but this isn't a problem as Taxi's are cheap and easily available. It's a good base for those who want to explore the Island. If you like to swim in crystal green water amongst shoals of fish this is for you! Enjoy, Mike Oliver firstname.lastname@example.org