Have just recently returned from 2 weeks at the Ocean View, had a great time. The hotel was in a great location, not too far from the beach, you get used to the hill after a while!! Easy walking distance to all the tavernas and bars.
We went self catering, although only used the fridge as you wouldnt really be able to make much using the hotplates! The room we had was great, it was on the corner so we got two balconies and a wonderful breeze blowing thru the apartment. The only downside was the noise from cars as they reved up the hill and the barking dog, which usually started at midnight!
The hotel public areas were very clean and the pool area, although not very large, was well located and clean. The pool was some days warmer than the sea!
Spent most days on the beach, a warning though - beware of some of the sun shades, they are made of a mesh material and dont give full sun coverage.
Did the trip round the island and decided that wouldnt need to hire a car as we were very happy with Skala. Went to the wine factory, which was a quick run round how they make it and then onto the tasting, if you buy your wines in the supermarket they are not much more than buying them at the winery!
Galaxy Supermarket just across from the hotel was great, never seemed to be closed and a little bit cheaper than the others, probably as its at the top of the hill. Makes a fortune selling cat food for all the unsuspecting tourists who fall in love with all the cats that hang around the building opposite the supermarket, until they take a swipe at you.... Some nights the cats got fed 7 or 8 times! and must be one of the most photographed things in Skala!!
All in all a great holiday, thanks Thomas Cook and Mary the rep for being there when needed but not hassling you to go on trips etc
Will certainly be going back to Kefalonia and to Skala