Have just returned from my first stay at the Eleni and could not fault any aspect. The staff were absolutely wonderful - couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. Apartment was just what I wanted - roomy, clean and far and away the best I've stayed in in Lourdas. Only problem I encountered was having to leave to go back to work!
We visited the Eleni in July this is the 7th or 8th time we have stayed at the Eleni and as usual the standards of the rooms and cleanliness were extremely high. The towels and sheets were changed regularly and the lady who cleans the rooms and the pool area is very friendly. The views from all of the rooms are just breath taking and watching the sun go down from our balcony with a glass of wine s simply wonderful.
I have stayed many times at the Eleni over many years.
Just returned from spending a fortnight at Eleni Studios. I cannot understand how so many people have given them a good review. I only booked this as all reviews seemed excellent but I was disgusted at the lack of cleanliness, rudeness of the 1 and only member of staff I seen and the lack of on site facilities. A pool bar and TV room were all advertised but on arriving, they had nothing and clearly didn't care about guests. Would not recommend these apartments to anyone.
Hello everyone - new to this but could not resist adding my comments to those on Eleni Studios. We have visited 3 times now and absolutely love it, the first time we went with Kosmar but we have booked direct on subsequent journeys. Last year we flew with Easyjet into Athens, hired a car and drove about 2.5/3 hours to a port where we took a ferry over to Kefalonia (the road is pretty hellish and very twisty so make sure you allow plenty of time between flight landing and ferry departing!). All in all I got a weeks holiday for the 4 of us in August for just under £1000 - I have to say I was very smug about it! The flight and ferry times are difficult on the way back and we needed to stay in Athens for a night before, which I wouldn't recommend unless you can navigate your way around a one way system when all the signs are obviously in Greek! Next time we thought we might stay overnight in Corinth so we can take the kids to see the canal. We have children aged 6 and 10 and last year they found it such an adventure going on a Greek ferry - and it really is a beautiful way to arrive. If you're internet savvy all of it can be booked independantly and it becomes such a great adventure!
We love Eleni Studios and cannot wait to visit again - sadly we can't go this year but I'm already checking out Easyjet for when they load their flights for next Summer!
Can anyone tell me which tour operator Eleni Studios are with for 2009 season please?
Hi, Jen and I came back for our fourth visit to Lourdas in August. We absolutely love soming back and seeing Kostas and the family again. It really is like a home from home and it's great to see all those familiar faces again. Things have changed, with Kostas spending his evenings at his fantastic restaurant, 'Andromeda', and Elias and Theresa no longer behind the pool bar. However, it is still a excellent place to stay and your are always made so welcome. Jem and I did miss Elias and Theresa, but loved seeing Patrick and Alex. We can't wait to come back and visit next summer, for our girly holiday! This time, we hope to make it 2 weeks!!!! Yes definately, book direct if you can't get a room with Komsar. Even though the flights seem expensive, it all adds up to about the same anyway.
Couldn't stay at the Eleni this year as it is only available through Kosmar and all rooms were taken on the dates we wanted. However I visited Kostas at his new restaurant Andromeda which is excellent. The food is in a different class to the usual fare. Cannot fault the place and very reasonable too.
: We have stayed at the Eleni twice but this year unfortuantely we were unable to get in the weeks we wanted., However things have changed a little there. Theresa has left and Kostas has opened his new restaurant. I am not sure if the pool bar is up and running properly as Kostas is having to find someone to manage it for him. He is still around though with his funny jokes and comments during the day. We visited him every night at his new restaurant which is only about 10 minutes from the Eleni. The restaurant is called 'Andromeda' Centre and is located on the small road leading off the main road at the corner of Spiros Taverna. Go there - it is absolutely beautiful, the food to die for and the view magnificant!!
I will be going to the Eleni Studios for 2 weeks in July with my husband and teenage son. It sounds like a lovely place, we are all realy looking forward to it.
hey fred, thanks alot for your advice it has helped alot i am now looking forward to this holiday
have read exelent reports for eleni studios we love greece and always search for family run studios we cant wait to visit eleni we are going in sept 2007
We happened on Eleni simply from a brochure and were delighted with what we found. Apart from modern clean apartment with excellent pool, the level of hospitality was second to none. Kostas and his team could not be more helpful and Kostas is a superb chef. Our thanks to all at Eleni who made our holiday so good.
We did not stay here, but used there lovely clean pool and attended the BBQ Nite. The food was excellent and what a choice Plenty to suit all tastes and only 12 Euros. Left feeling stuffed and happy.
Unfortunately we did not stay here this time around but went to see Kostas every day as the atmosphere is excellent, the people are always kind and you will never find a better place to stay in Kefalonia.
spent our honeymoon at the eleni last august. it was our 2nd visit. we recommend it to everyone and think its really nice. kostas, alex and their staff do everything they can to make you feel welcome and make sure you have a great time. apartments are so clean, each one with the most beautiful view over the ocean to zante. pool and bar are 1st class and kostas must be the best chef on the island, his food is fantastic and reasonably priced with a different menu every night of you holiday. we really can't wait to go back............
Fantastico! How Kostas, Alex and Theresa managed to put up with me for two weeks I will never know, that speaks volumes as to the type of lovely people they are, although, Kostas can be a very cheeky man!
Eating at the Eleni itself is very good but we also visited several other places during our stay. We particularly liked the Inopolis (I think that is what it is called). Don't be put off if it looks empty - they have a small balcony which can't be seen from the road, and people tend to choose to eat outside. The welcome is friendly and the choice and quality of the meals is very good. We found it to be the most reasonable too. We probably ate there 3 times and on each visit we all tried different starters and main courses and we were not disappointed. Also ate at Dionysos which was okay although not much atmostphere - to be fair it was very quiet when we visited so maybe a visit when they have the traditional music nights might be a better option. If you head into Sami, try the Mermaid on the waterfront. Just outside of Sami (you will need transport, be it a bike or car, to explore this beautiful island) in a village called Zervata, you will find the Moonlight Taverna. Not much to look at, but we liked it. It's situated right on the village road. I'm sure you will enjoy your holiday. There isn't anything not to like about Kefalonia. KALO TAXITHI - Have a good journey. STO KALO - Take care.
We have all just returned from an excellent week at Eleni Studios and endorse all that has been said before..very clean,quiet and friendly .Thank you to you all for a great time.If anyone is thinking of booking please note that there is a good local airconditioned bus down and up from the beach at Lourdas and Trapezaki(twice there in the morning and back in the afternoon)leaving a short walk back up the hill(5 mins only) from stop near Spiros taverna.The views from Eleni over the bay towards Zakynthos are absolutely fantastic and dont miss the BBQ and Quiz night.Great for people who want a relaxing time with all facilities on site without late night noise and kiddies clubs! All the best.the Wilson family.( Julia,Tim,Alan(16),Tony(14) and Marcus(11)