Me and my son have been to marinos pool apartments two years in a row 2010-2011 and i must say the service there is absolutely wonderful they're all very polite and helpful, lovely food there too as well as some entertainment by the pool bar, i would recommend this place to anyone from young to old as they will have a time they won't forget. I know me and my son will never forget them and are hoping to go again this year if we can get a room as it is so popular? I give marinos and his family resort 10/10.
These apartments are situated next to the Princess Hotel and directly opposite the main beach in Lassi and are family run. Very clean and surprisingly spacious but basic as expected.Maid service 6 days a week.The pool/bar area is excellent (pool cleaned every night). Supermarkets nearby and a nice easy 10 mins stroll into the main resort centre. All in all these apartments are an ideal base and in our opinion are good value for money.
We are booking for our 3rd year at Marinos now. Only thing is we usually request a 2 bedroomed appt but First Choice have changed their site and will only allow us a 1 bed appt now.We will be there from May 12th for 2 weeks and can't wait to catch up with all our old friends we have made locally! Caitlin can't wait to see Veronica from da Veronicas again!
We have stayed at these apartments twice and will probably do so again.
There are great- good location- everything you need- the best we have stayed in on Kefalonia.
You will either have a large terrace or balcony- dependant if you are on the ground or first floor- they have recently been refurbished and in my opinion are worth more than a 2*
I am considering staying here next year, booking a one bedroom apartment soon, wondered if anyone could suggest which are the best room numbers to ask for. Will the pool be finished by June 2009?
Second time at these apartments and again excellent value. The room was spacious, very clean and the view over the sea from the balcony superb. Our room was cleaned every day during our stay. The apartment is convenient distance from beach, shops, restaurants and tavernas. Will be back again soon!
Clean and comfortable apartments. We were in the apartment at the top of the small complex on the 1st floor and had a great view. Apartments cleaned daily apart from one day when the bins were still emptied and the grounds kept very nicely. Owner very friendly and helpful. Air con reasonable at 30 Euros a week. 5 mins walk to the beach and Princess Hotel Pool next door very pleasant and served good bar meals. Plenty of tavernas, bars and supermarkets within easy reach.
Highly recommended apartments.
Agree with everybody else. Fantastic apartments, clean & very well located. Makris Gialos beach is across the road, and it is fantastic, but very, very crowded. Has beach bars that sell the usual drinks, snacks and play Euro Dance at an OK volume, though it does crank up sometimes after 5ish. But there are a couple of nice bars for a beer/cocktail. Argostoli centre was also very crowded, but hey it was the middle of August, but not unpleasant. There are also lots of other beaches on Kefalonia. Liked Petani, and the taverna to the left is great. Best, and cheapest meal we had on the island, watched the sunset and then went skinny dipping on the small beach to the right of Petani. You can also find deserted beaches, even in the middle of high season. We did, although it was only a tiny pebble beach, it had a fantastic view, brilliant clear water and a little shade. I won't say where it is, or it won't be deserted anymore, but I'll give the inquisitive a clue. It was below a churchyard near AE. Had a car the whole time and found this really useful, even though we didn't use it every day. Roads are fine, and much safer than driving in SE1!! Loved the apartments, loved Kefalonia, loved it's inhabitants who were very, very friendly and if you're thinking of going - GO!!
Have just returned from 2 weeks holiday in Kefalonia (1-15 July 2007). Marinos Apartments are superb! Only rated 2 star + by First Choice, but these modern apartments could not be beaten for cleanliness, (maid service 6 days a week). Apartment was well-equipped and the owner very helpful. A welcome pack was waiting for us (beer, Coke and water) courtesy of the owner and totally unexpected but very welcome after the journey! Great location, handy for tavernas and beach. Would recommend to anyone. We will definitely return one day.
Returned to day from the Marinos Apartments. What excellent apartments. We were in No 1 on the front. One bedroom, good sized bathroom and kitchen with fridge, toaster and kettle. The cooker has only two rings but is adequate for cooked breakfast. The cleaner came 6 days to clean and one day just to empty bins. Bed linen and towels changed every three days. Air conditioning is available at five euros per day.
Oh, forgot to say there are cash machines in Argostoli, neasr the square is the easiest way to find them.
What a holiday!!!
We can't tell you how pleased we were with the apartment, it was spotless. Bins were emptied everyday, bedding changed mid week. Towels were provided (although they were a little small.) Don't be put off by the photos in brochure(although we were told they were being updated for next season). Transfer time was great.
Just returned from 1 week hols in these apartments with 2 young children, 2 drop off from airport so great transfer. Location is at begininng of Lassi but only a short walk to all facilitys and beautiful makris Yialos beach. Aprtment bins were emptied every day and sheets canged twice while we were there ! Towles, ( a bit on the small side) were also provided and changed twice, got every thing you will need and owner, Marinos is great and cannot do enough for you. Would definately recommend and will hopefully go again.
My husband and I returned from a two week break a couple of weeks ago. We were slightly nervous after seeing the picture First Choice offered. When we arrived at the apartments we were delighted. They were spotless with all that you need to see you through your holiday. There is a kettle, toaster, small tv and lockable safe to name but a few essentials.
I got back from Kefalonia a few weeks ago after a trip away with my mum. We absolutly loved these apartments. After looking at the picture that First Choice gave, i have to admit that i was slightly worried about what the state of the accommadation would be like, especially as i was the one who booked the holiday! I can honestly say that the picture does it no justice and these apartments are everything you need and everything you can expect for your money. They are fairly basic but clean which is all you really want when youre on hol. Marinos is really friendly and is always around to help if you have a problem. We had one of the apartments in the first block facing out towards the lassi strip. The balcony was gorgeous for soaking up those last little rays at the end of the day!
We've just returned from Kefalonia - last week of the season. Weather was brilliant - 28 degrees most days. Loads to do, beaches are excellent, particularly Mikris Gailos just across the road. We hired a car which is the best way to see Kefalonia, though the mountain roads are a bit hairy.
We stayed at Marinos about 5 years ago (when they were whitewashed with blue trimmings) We were up on the next to top set, so with 2 buggies and 2 toddlers found the concrete hill a good workout! Bit of a trek to the main bulk of restaurants, but don't let that put you off – as on the plus side you are more or less on a straight line to Makris Gialos. There used to be a shop at the bottom of the hill, but noticed this year it has since closed - Minas is a couple of hundred yards up the road. Couldn't fault the accom thoughl; we had a 'view' of the sea albeit a slither of blue over towards the Gradakia area. Would recommend the Marinos …Did they ever build a pool? K
Very clean and well-kept. Aircon an extra cost (50 Euros for the week) but is essential. Kitchen had an electric kettle, toaster, fridge and 2 electric cooking rings. Beds & pillows were comfortable.
This is a great place to stay in Lassi. We had one of the apartments on the lowest level, which didn't have a sea view, but we had a large outside seating area with gardens. It's a nice place to sit for breakfast or evening drinks. Didn't really notice any noise from the road. Internally, the apartment was clean, bright and extremely good. At this time of year it's essential to have the air conditioning, which was superb and very reasonable. Marino and his brother were both very helpful. The Princess Hotel next door was fine, and there were usually sun loungers available. Their bar service around the pool is a bit slow, but who cares when you're on holiday. It's only a 5 minute stroll to the beach, which is also very nice. The apartments are well situated for the restaurants in Lassi. It's also worth going into Argostoli. It's only 5 euros by taxi, and we never had any problem in finding a taxi either way. There are some decent shops and lots of restaurants and a great cocktail bar in the square. We preferred the Harbour area for eating, but most of the restaurants are pretty good and reasonable. Port Side was our favourite there. Most of the restaurants in Lassi are good and all the staff speak perfect english.
We arrived back from Lassi earlier this week. It was perfect in every way. The Marinos Apartments have everything you need. Electric kettle, toaster, and small electric hob. They are in a brilliant location and the maid service is excellent, the owners are very accommodating and are very very helpful. You can also have air con in the bedrooms (extra charge, very reasonable and well worth it). The swimming pool next door at the Princess Hotel is lovely and is not too busy. There are other hotels with pools you can use but we preferred the Princess. The beach is just right across the road and the nearest supermarket is a 3 minute walk. We couldn't fault these apartments and would definitely go back again.
Great place to stay, owner very helpful. no problems. only complaint a little noisy from the road traffic. Close to nice beaches shops and,tavernas. well woth a visit