Olive Garden Apartments

Accommodation in Lassi

      
Jane S

we just got back from olive gardens, we had a great time. rooms lovely and clean,

nicky and nick were great hosts,nothing too much trouble,
the views were out of this world.
the hill up there is the only downfall but we got a taxi 5 euros.
walking down no problem.
I would highly recommend, and will defo go back,
swimming pool is lush also, bit of a hill down to the beach just bare that in mind.

Angela H

Hi..... we are arriving at the olive garden apartments (lassi) on 30th may 2010 and cant wait as its our first time in kefalonia, the reviews for the olive garden look brilliant. Are they any families staying here at the same time ?? Counting the days !!!!

Jeni P          8/10

Olive Garden Apartments was one of the smallest resorts we had ever stayed in and absolutely loved it.  The rooms were clean (there was a lack of loo roll) and the pool was cleaned every evening.  We did get caught for the 2 air conditioning units (8 euros each or 15 for the 2 which you had to pay - could not only have 1). 

It didn't matter what time you went to the pool as there were always enough sun beds.  All the kids seemed to mix well and everyone shared their inflatables.  The pool bar was run by Andy and Jen and they could not do enough to help. 
 
One night we had a power cut but the lights stayed on in the bar so we just had a drink and within 30 minutes the power was back on.  On another occasion, the whole of Lassi lost power but, I say something for the Greeks, they got to work straight away and the power was back within 20 minutes.
 
The hill is quite steep, great going down but a bit of a hike after dinner.  We decided to shower after dinner because you would always need a shower when you got back up to you room.  Taxis always available to take you up for 5 euros (don't tip because they have the monopoly on the hill).  Don't be fooled by the free delivery from the Lassi supermarket (you'd order everything and they would bring it up at 16:00, Mon, Wed & Fri) - the man who owns the apartments also owns the supermarket.  We learnt that if you used the supermarket on the right at the bottom of the hill, everything was between 20 and 140 cents cheaper and, if you brought a big shop of water, wine, lager, bread, milk, butter and cheese, you could save the money and get a taxi back with your shopping - saving you the walk up the hill.
 

Michelle F          4/10

On arrival at these apartments thought wow, view absolutely spectacular.  Pool area and Pool bar were great and the weekly quiz was a good laugh.

The apartment itself was a two bedroomed one and this is where we came unstuck as we wanted to have the air conditioning on but was told that we had to pay 15 euros per night plus a 20 euro deposit as there were two units in the apartment and surprisingly one could not work without the other.  We spoke to the rep the following morning after a very hot and sticky night and the rep said that this was a regular complaint and that both he and the tour company had raised the issue with the owner but he was not prepared to budge on the cost.  Therefore we endured two weeks of sleeping with the balcony doors open (I would rather get bitten by mosquittos) and two bedside fans which were provided which rattled on through the night.
 
Obviously this is not advertised or stated in the brochure!!!!
 
The other point was although we had 2 sinks and one bath/shower, when we asked the maids for a plug so we could wash up we were told there were no plugs!!!!
 
And finally if you run out of loo roll after a few days you would expect to have a new one put into the bathroom when the maids come in - NO you ask behind the bar for one and get told that you have to wait til the following morning.  So you buy your own from the shop and you wait to see if the maid leaves one the next day but no you spend the rest of your holiday buying your own toilet roll.
 
Now this may seem trivial to some people, but you do take certains things for granted.
 
So to sum up, beautiful views, and well maintained pool bar area.  The people from across the road probably had the better option as they could use our facilities but did not have to sleep there!!!!!
 
Hasten to say will not be going back to Olive Gardens.

Adrian T          7/10

I didn't stay here, i was over the road at the Nikos, but used the pool snack bar everyday.

Yes it is at the top of the hill, took approx 8 mins to walk down to the main resort road and 10-12 mins back up.
The pool is very nice with fantastic views over the resort. The pool bar was fairly quiet, no loud music. Good snack menu. A large Mythos was 2.50 euros
They do a pub quiz on wednesday nights and a BBQ on friday nights.
Very friendly couple behind the bar
 
sorry can't tell you about the rooms, but they look modern from the outside

Amanda P

Hi, I'm going to Kef on the 17th June 08 and cant wait!!!!!

 
Im going with my bf and his best mate and gf. From all the reviews I've read it sounds like an amazing holiday! If anyone has any hints and tips please let me know as its going to be my first timne there and they will be appreciated. SmileSmileSmile

Geoff T          10/10

Hi, I am going to the Olive Garden Apartments on 15/06/08. I can't wait to get there. I have read reviews & all seem to come out on top regarding the Olive Gardens. Couple friends have also pointed me this way. As to the steep hill.... well that should balance out the extra beers & ouzo's  lol 

Here i come sunny Greece.............
 

Lana K          10/10

click to enlargeWe went to Kef in May the very begining of the season there was only 10 of us the first week and it was great, we all became really good friends. Nick whos american and Marietta(in pic) were the best, they were still learning the roaps themselves but they really were top knoch and made it one of the best holidays i've been on! I went with my boyfriend who by the end of it was my fiance, and my mother and his father!! we went all around the island looking for nice soft sandy beaches to realise the best one is lassi just down the road! Phadra is a must, but dont for get nicks desert, lol!! Also nicks food is the best, dont miss the bbq on saturdays, wow its alot of food!lol

Chris R          10/10

Hi, myself, husband and three children have just returned from an excellent holiday.  We stayed in the two storey apartments and as others have already said they were superb.  They were clean, extremely large and everything that we hoped for.  The views we had looking out over Lassi were breath taking and the sunsets were really beautiful.  Nick the barman/cook was very welcoming and Lara (who is from GB) was so friendly.  We met two other families who were great company and all the children got on so well.  The food served was fab. and Nick's BBQ on Saturday nights were amazing.  I am sure we had half a cow each and a few other animals too.  Nick's singing has to be heard to be believed, I'll say no more.  The walk to Lassi itself wasn't as bad as we were first expected and a taxi home was only 5 euros.  Also just 5 euros to Agostoli was so reasonable.  We were all very sad to leave, but there is always next year.  Anyone thinking of staying here should book it now, as we all highly recommend it, and say hello to Nick and Lara for us.  A truly magical island.

Jo N           

Yes, it IS steep walking up to Olive Gardens but it is quite do-able with a push chair if you take it slowly.  And of course there are always taxis waiting at the bottom by the supermarket if you're really desperate, and they're quite reasonable.  The tour operators DON'T leave you to walk up.  Our coach dropoff point and pickup was at the Pefanos office, but they laid on a minibus or taxis from there to the Olive Garden and  back again at the end of the holiday. The views and sunsets from the Olive Gardens are out of this world and well worth the climb.  Go for it, and just allow some funds for taxis in case you get desperate (2 or 3 euros to take you up the hill)!!

Collette W           

Hi,

We visited Marinos Apartments in Sept 06 which we loved but I've noticed The Olive Gardens are slightly cheaper and have more facilities.
 
Can anyone tell me is the steep hill going to be a pain with a 3 stone child in a pushchair? Marinos Appts were steep and we were at the top but we coped fine.
 
Also when the coach drops you off do they take you up the hill to the Olive Gardens or do you have to hike up with your cases?
 
Thanks!

Stephanie S           

oh my god i loved it there! . im 16 and i went there with my boyfriend and his family! his aunt was gettin married so we went there for the wedding! .... im english but also half greek from my grandfarther i have never met him but wis i could and see what the greek life was lik! i thought kefelonia was such a lovly pretty place! i didi not noo what the apparemnts would look lik as i never got to find a ppicture on the internt ............... but when i got there i thought it was such a lovly place to stay! the pool was great and the apparments was lovly but the view was amazing and oh my god at night u see the moonlght shine on the sea it was lovly but was made it fun was nick the barman i told him bout my grandad and he as so good to talk tp andd ful of information he is just a checky greek man! my boyfriend deffiantly took a liking to him! he was very friendly ans let us around the bar to help with ordering and gicing food out!

i promise who ever reads this is food was the best we planed to ggo out everynight to eat but the minute we tasted the food we went straight back up to nick and he made us dinner the lunch and everything was great i got back to days a go  and the food here does not even compare to was he does i miss nick so much it may be sad but he was such a friendly happy person and his bbq was great he is a hard woker and the quizs were funni when im 18 me and my boyfirend want to go back just to see him and stay there
i cried when i left ...... sad i no!   but when i was there alot of people who i spoke was there like ther 5ht time! 
i just want u lot to no that this place is really good!  the acves were nice and oh my god the beaches was clean the water sports was very funni  and you have to go tot the bars there there lovly adn so relaxing i loved the greek dancer please go there and if u see nick say tom and stef say hi! ................................  

Gerard C           

 
We had a great stay at these apartments during July.  The views are breathtaking and the bar and terrace are first class.  A lot of reviews mention the steep hill, we found it ok to walk up at night, but would not recommend it during the heat of the day.  We had one of the two bedroom apartments with the spiral staircase.  The apartment was spacious but would benefit greatly from a sofa and some balcony furniture.  It was a nuisance having to move the main table in and out of the living room for alfresco breakfasts.  All the staff were very cheery, Nick does really good food and the apartments were swept daily, mopped every 4 days and sheets/towels changed about every three days.
 
The beach at Lassi is excellent with crystal claer water, good beach bars and watersports.  Lassi itself isn't that inspiring, but there are some good restaurants and cocktail bars.  Ozzi's at the top end of the strip does a very reasonable Friday night barbeque.  Teenagers will find it a bit on the quiet side, although my two didn't complain too much.  Argostoli is worth visiting at night for a wider choice of eating and drinking places.  Car hire is a must to see the sights on this lovely island.  As usual, the local prices for coach and boat excursions are much cheaper than those touted by the Reps. 

Sue D           

HI  MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM OLIVE GARDEN---WHAT A FABULOUS HOLIDAY.---AND THE VIEWS ARE STUNNING.
     WALKING DOWN THE HILL IS GOOD EXERSIZE AFTER A LAZY DAY ROUND THE POOL --DIDN'T ATTEMPT THE WALK UP AS TAXI'S ONLY 5 EUROS.
   THERE WERE ALWAYS PLENTY OF SUNBEDS AND ALWAYS NICE AND CLEAN EVERYWHERE.
    NIC THE BARMAN WAS WONDERFUL HE REALLY MADE OUR HOLIDAY AND IS ONE OF THE REASONS WE HAVE BOOKED TO GO BACK NEXT YEAR---HE'S SO FRIENDLY AND SO GOOD WITH THE CHILDREN AS HE LETS THEM HELP.
  THE ISLAND IS BREATHTAKING  ALL IN ALL A SUPERB HOLIDAY...CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN.
 PS TAKE THE FERRY TO LIXOURI AND EAT AT ZORBAS TAVERNA  1 STREET BACK FROM THE FRONT--TYPICALLY GREEK--EXCELLENT.
   
 

Rhoda W           

We have just returned from The Olive Tree Appartments. We thought the resort was excellent and very clean. Our only regret was not getting to know Nick (the bar owner) earlier in our stay. He is a really gentleman, a mine of information, a great wit and good craic. He is also very good with the kids and his steaks are excellent..

Kevin C

Hi - there are no cash machines in Lassi as far as I could see. There are loads in Argosoli though which is just 25 mins walk or 5 euros in a taxi, so no probs there. For reference, Olive Garden do charge for air conditioning locally at 8 euros a night - you'll need it if you had the weather we did. Restaurants I can recommend are Phaedra and Nefeli's in Lassi and Captain's Table in Argostoli. Sirtaki Beer Garde is nice for a drink in Lassi! Enjoy!

Lindsey H

Thank you Kevin; we booked to go 3 weeks today really canít wait, Can anyone tell us is there a cash machine in Lassi? Or on the island? Any recommendations with restaurants, Bars,Shops,tours,trips etc? Thank you

Kevin C           

Lindsey, the studios looked ok at the Olive Garden, but the one bedroomed apartments had better views.  We stayed in June 2006 in a one-bedroomed apartment (room 26) which had a terrace and gorgeous views of the sea.  I would suggest rooms, 22, 24 or 26 if you can specify to get great views.  Otherwise, remember that the view from the pool and pool bar is stunning, and you may well spend more time there than in your room!  The island will make a great place to honeymoon!  Give me a shout if you have any more questions.

 
 

Gary L           

An excellent holiday.  We took a chance on allocation on arrival and ended up at it!  I am planning to book again in September this year.  I would seriously recommend this location to anyone.  Although it is up quite a character building hill, the view is amazing!  It is only 5 euro to the Capital and any near beach.  Although the surrounding area is lovely, I would even recommend staying at Nicks Pool Bar as the craic is great.  We always ended up back at the pool bar with the barman Nick.  He has to be the best barman you will ever encounter.  His cuisine is second to none!  I also do recommend hiring a car for approximately 100 euros for a 3 day period in which you can explore all the great sites.  Finaly the Greek people are great, the weather was amazing and the holiday has been the best I have encountered so far!!

Phil R           

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We are due to stay at the Olive Gardens in August 2006. This will be our 5th visit in as many years.
 
Nick is a great guy and will advise you of the best places to go.
 
The views are stunning and the atmosphere very relaxed and happy.
 
Hope to see some of you at the bar or pool side.
 
Happy Holidays
 
Phil

Margy F           

My friends and I really enjoyed staying at the Olive Garden Apartments.  The view from our apartment was breath-taking!!  Nick who works at the pool bar is just fantastic, he's really friendly and very helpful.

Terry G           

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We got back from the Olive Garden today (09/05/06), what a fantastic place to stay, the comments about the hill are true, it is a fair walk, especially when you're carrying a 9litre pack of water!, but don't let that put you off, the chap that works on the Pool bar (Nick) was excellent!, served food whenever you wanted it, it was all cooked fresh and was very reasonably priced (best of all is he tops up ya pint now and then!), the views are stunning, its probably the best place to stay in Kefalonia, we hired a car and visited all the major towns, Argostoli, Sami, Fiskardo, Scala, Assos, Poros & Agia Efimia & we both thought that where we were had the best of everything, it doedn't have that 'big' hotel or resort feel to it, its very comfortable and homely. I see a few posts asking which operators offer the Olive Garden, we went through First Choice so give them a go! Great Island to visit and the Olive Garden is the place to stay!....................Happy Holiday!

The pic at the top wass the Sunset from outside our apartment (that should give ya an idea of what the views were like!)

Georgia P           

  Olive gardens, we had a fantastic holiday when we went back again for the 2nd time. Lassi is quiet but well catered for. The beaches are fantastic, if a little busy keep walking and you will find a perfect spot.Walk into the capital of Agostoli to find a mixer of shops and resturants, well worth the 20 minute walk, will be going back very soon. Well worth the visit.Exellent

Barbara W           

WE WERE HERE IN 2004. YES IT IS ALONG WAY DOWN TO MAIN STREET, BUT WE MADE IT PART OF THE ADVENTURE, EXCEPT WHEN WE WERE CARRYING OUR PROVISIONS BACK UP (NINE BENDS TO THAT HILL!!)

cANNOT FAULT THE APARTMENTS, POOL OR GROUNDS. BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OVER SEA AND HILLSIDE; I SPENT MANY MORNINGS HAVING MY FIRST CUP OF TEA OVERLOOKING CRUISERS HEADING INTO ARGOSTOLE HARBOUR FROM MY BALCONY.
 
IF YOU DO FIND YOURSELF HERE FOR A HOLIDAY, DO TRY NEFELI'S ON THE MAIN STREET (TURN RIGHT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL) THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT, GOOD VALUE AND WE ENDED UP HERE 10 NIGHTS OUT OF THE 14 WE WERE THERE.
 
ONLY NOISE CAME FROM THE GOATS WHICH ROAMED THE HILLSIDE BEHIND THE RESORT, COULD HEAR THEM BUT ONLY SAW THEM ONCE; ELLUSIVE LITTLE BUGGERS!!
 
IF YOU HIRE A CAR, TRY TO HEAD TO SAMI. ABSOLUTELY BREATHRTAKING VIEWS THROUGHOUT, BUT NOT MUCH TO DO WHEN YOU GET THERE!

Janine F           

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