My family and I stayed in the Ocean View Apartments in late August 2005. We had a superior apartment on the top floor and the accomodation was excellent. The hotel complex was neat and tidy and not too busy. Of course, the clamber for sunbeds was a slight issue but hey, where isn't it during peak holiday periods?
I have been trying to find out whether bookings are being taken for 2006 as I can't find the hotel listed by Thomas Cook (who we traveled with) or any other tour operators. If anyone knows what the current position is, please drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
as I'd been keen to find out.
Skala itself is a good base for holidaying on Kefalonia. We hired a car from Greekstones on two separate occasions to explore every inch of the island. The driving was great fun and the roads were in good condition. If you need car hire, do head to Greekstones in Skala. They offer the best service (thanks to Anthony and Myrto in particular) and put their rivals to shame.
If you're into beaches then you must visit those at Myrtos, Petani and Lourdas. Providing you get there early morning or mid-afternoon, they're not too busy. If touring around is more your thing, head to Assos, Lixouri (and take the car ferry over to Argostoli, its fun), Sami and Poros.
We had a great holiday and Kefalonia and the Ocean View Apartments cannot be bettered in my opinion.