After reading comments on this page before we went, we were hoping that we would be put in the new apartments.
As it turned out, we had very good rooms ( with a sea view )at the front of the hotel, which turned out better because the apartments were round the back overlooking the pool ( which could get a bit noisy ).
The air conditioning is charged at 6 euro's a night,and the fridge is 15 euro's a week.( if you are with others in a different room, the fridge keys are the same, and the air con remotes work any, so share the cost! ).
Our rooms were cleaned 5 times a week, but the bathrooms get a bit whiffy due to the greek plumbing, but this clears quicker if you run the shower for a couple of minutes and flush your toilet.
All in all, a very enjoyable holiday - even walking up THAT hill!
We went here at about 11.30, just before the coaches turned up, and got a boat to ourselves ( 4 of us ).Our boatman spoke reasonable english and gave us a running commentary of the history of the lake and where a lot of the water comes from ( Lassi, where we were staying,site of the water wheel - Katavothres ).
We thought it was well worth the price of 5 euro's each,and our boatman took pictures of us for free - don't pay the 8 euro's asked for at the lakeside.
It's lovely and cool down there, which is worth the entrance fee on it's own!
We went here around lunchtime when most of the coaches were at the lake, so it was pretty quiet - and lovely and cool away from the midday heat.
The price of 3.50 euro's was pretty good too,and also there is a small cafe with reasonable prices and free use of the swimming pool.
You can stay in the cave as long as you like, cool off and just gaze at this amazing feat of nature - and sing if you dare!
A good place if you like it quiet.We do.Excellent if you hate shopping as there are no real shops to speak of - tragic.
Virtually one long road of tavernas and car hire offices.
A very relaxing place to stay or from which to go out and explore, as we did by hiring a 4WD from CBR - who gave us a free upgrade as they were out of the vehicle we wanted.
We stayed at the Lassi hotel for two weeks mid June, walked the coast road to Argostoli, which is a nice walk even if it does take 2 hours!,took the ferry to Lixouri which was only 1.10 euro's each.
We covered all of the island in a few days, found some lovely beaches, although not many with decent sand apart from Xi.
Went here for a break from greek food, and really enjoyed it.
Very nice pizza and spaghetti dishes and prices in line with other taverna's around.
Best kefalonian meat pie we had, and we tried a few!
Lamb kleftico very good but not as much meat as Sirtaki.
The sun can be a bit blinding though if you sit facing the sea.
Very nice food, we went on our first night and from then on all the others had to come up to their standard.
We ordered traditional greek food - kleftico,meat pie,moussaka etc.which must have been cooked and ready to serve because it all came before we had eaten our bread.This was the fastest service we have ever had, is it all down to the high tech computer ordering?
The food was nice enough, it was just a shock to find anybody in a hurry!
If you like loads of lamb in your kleftico, then this is the place,although there was a lot of garlic in it, it was the best we had all holiday.
It was always busy,but you could tell who was in charge and he ran the place very well.
All the food we had was very good and the chocolate brownie pudding is highly recommended.
After sampling the kefalonian meat pie elsewhere, i was disappointed with the one here as that was all i got - nothing with it at all!
Not even a chip!
The others had different meals which were no more than average.
The first time we went here we really enjoyed our meal, so later in the week we went back again - what a disappointment.
It was as if we'd gone to a different place but with the same name.
The food was only average,so was the service - nothing like our first visit.
Maybe caught them on a bad day?
With so many other taverna's around, you can't afford to have off days.
The view was good but unfortunately the food was no better than average.
I was really looking forward to the stifado after reading how good it was, but i could only rate it average because that's how i found it, not like the meat pie at Monte Nero's or the kleftico at Sirtaki which were excellent.
We only ate in Lourdas once and regretfully we chose here.
My wife had seen me have kefalonian meat pie elsewhere, which i really enjoyed, so she made the mistake of ordering it here.
After tasting it, she couldn't see what the fuss was, so i tried it myself. YUK!
It was just so tasteless that it could have been anything.
Her sister ordered the kleftico which looked fairly good when it arrived, but there must have been two tins of peas hiding under the surface, which really spoiled it as there were no other vegatables in there.
The service was awfully slow,and we were the only ones there!
The drive down is very scenic with fantastic views of the bay.
There is plenty of room to park on the beach,but as there is no real sand to speak of, you need footwear for both in and out of the sea.
Also beware of how steep it is at the waters edge, within a few paces you can be in water up to your neck and find yourself being pulled out to sea.
Fantastic views from the top of the mountain road, and just as good when you get down to sea level.
Lovely calm sea and crystal clear waters make this a favourite with locals and anyone who cares to venture out a bit and explore this beautiful island.
When we went, there seemed to be a lot more locals than visitors, so that must tell you something, as there's no houses for miles around.
Footwear is a must though,due to the pebbles, but well worth the visit.