Mareblue Apostolata Resort - (Accommodation in Skala)

Graham W          8/10

I am afraid that I read the previous review only a couple of days before leaving for Kefalonia, and wondered what sort of hotel we were going to stay at. Our fears increased as we saw something of some of the other hotels the folks on our bus from the Airport were being dropped off at; but when we reached Louis Apostolata we were surprised at how good it looked, and within a matter of minutes felt that we had made the right choice. The staff were extremely helpful and courteous; the rooms and grounds were clean; the views from our balcony were magnificent; etc, etc, etc. It was our wedding anniversary during our stay, and when we reached our room the hotel had provided a bunch of flowers, a bowl of fruit; two half-bottles of white wine and two bottles of water. We had booked in at half board, and therefore did not have the "Inclusive facility". However, it was definitely working. Folks were helping themselves to glasses of wine throughout the evening and we overheard folk positively commenting on the lunch-time provided food; and on our leaving day we went to the Dining Room at mid-day and "inclusive guests" were certainly tucking into some good food. Being a little way out of Skala it is advisable to have your own hire-car; although with organised trips and the hotel bus running hourly into Skala from 11am onward we managed a visit away from the hotel virtually every day during our week on the Island. One final good point from our perspective: that although we visited Kefalonia during the May half-term holiday for most British schools, the hotel had very few children staying at it.