Aeolos Beach Aparthotel

Accommodation in Skala

   
Julie S          10/10

We absolutely love the Aeolos,nothing else to say,when we arrive there it`s like going home,and nothing but praise for Angela Chris Michael and the rest of the family/team.Our little piece of greek heaven.We are totally speechless at the one negative comment left by someone else!As long as we can keep visiting you Angela we will!!

Andrew W          10/10

the best hotel by a mile i have stayed  in great view of the ionian sea from our balcony [room 308] nice spacious room  ,fantastic pool and nice bar  cant wait to go back !!!

Steve C          5/10

aeolos  towers?   

 disappointed  -  having heard so much about this hotel

we arrived at the aeolos directly from the airport in our rental car.  i was instantly asked to remove the vehicle as they need the space for a coach bringing the other guests. having done this i expected to complete registration and be shown to our room to freshen up after our long journey.  alas, not the case, we were told to sit in reception and await the arrival of the afore mentioned coach, as angela did not want to have to repeat the hotel rules and regs. twice.  despite not being offered a drink we sat and patiently waited, and waited.  the arrival of the coach signalled the well rehea**ed greeting ceremony.   smiles, and waving to the newly arriving guests, escorting them into reception, whilst their bags were being unloaded. in total contrast to the “shift your car, sit there and wait” greeting that we had encountered.  angela then proceeds to read the riot act to you, not failing to mention that “aircon” has an extra charge. (85 euros  2 weeks)

you are then instructed to take your own luggage to your room.

whilst the bedroom is spacious, (unless extra bedding/cot required) some more elderly guests may prefer a couple of easy chairs, and a table perhaps.  some guests may also be disappointed with no tv, or telephone, and having a noisy fridge.

 the aircon unit in our room was very inefficient

tip:  leave sliding door open a fraction, turn on aircon, leave key in slot. go out have a good time.  come back several hours later; enter through sliding door to cool room. (bit difficult if not on ground floor)

the rooms are not thoroughly cleaned, or at all on sundays.  towels are changed twice a week. my wife attempted to get a fresh towel on a sunday, but alas her visit to reception, and subsequent request to angela, was not greeted positively, resulting in us having to use the soiled towels for a few more days.  even replacing a spent loo roll was beyond them. 

the shower is of ample size, although getting hot water was not always possible.

the positive bit:-  good location for town, nice walk 15mins or so.  yes there is a small but very steep hill to the aeolos, but fit people will find no problem with it.  the aeolos restaurant (near the town) is excellent, if a little expensive by comparison.  also has a new supermarket next door.

 whilst the aeolos may not be the worst hotel in skala, we will certainly avoid a reservation here the next time we visit skala.  we will, i`am sure, prefer the san giorgio, where the standards and service is better, and has the interests, and the comfort of the customer in mind, rather than the owner.

 

Matthew B          10/10

Have just got back a few hours ago from a great holiday at the aeolos beach the hotel is so clean and all the staff very friendly , while there i met people who come back there year after year and i can see why

David P          10/10

We went to Aeolos end of May / beginnig of June and at 46 years old with some holiday history behind me , I've got to say this is one of the best ( if not THE best ) holiday I have ever had - not to mention my kid and wife who agree.

The staff were really freindly without going over the top and made you feel instantly at home.
The position was ideal for the view and peacefulness as it was just 10 mins. out of the centre (less if you get the horse drawn carriage) and the other guests were Superb.
Angela was great as the host who could facilitaTe to ensure that everyone got to be great friends making it a deffinate place to return to soon.
 
WHAT MARKS WOULD I GIVE - --- -- 10 OUT OF 10 WITHOUT A DOUBT.
the last time I went to Greece was 10 years ago, but I definately want to go next year
 
David Piulsworth
 

Glenn P          9/10

Smile

    Location:   Excellent

Quietness

Excellent

 

Cleanliness :

Excellent

 
just stayed  for two weeks  in June 2007 , and was very impressed by the staff and hotel  position at the end of Skala beach. I would definately come back again, and have not been to a nicer hotel and resort than Skala. Friendly bar staff and breakfast service . Nice pool with non clorinated water overlooking the sea from it's lofty position in the hillside. A nice aspect of this hotel is that it has no near neighbour, and is very quiet in the evening. The main Skala centre is only a 15 minuite walk away.
An ideal holiday location for couples seeking quieter tavernas and good places to eat. Locals very warm and friendly. Did not have a bad meal all fortnight, and tried 10 of the local eating places. Our favourite was Paspalis on the beach front for it's position overlooking the sea.

Andrea D           

We were very lucky and won our holiday at Aeolos Beach. Angela was a fantastic hostess, and we were made to feel very welcome. The staff were lovely and the accommodation modern, airy and clean! We have never felt more relaxed than we did during our stay!!!!!

We would definitely visit again!

Roger L           

We had a lovely stay at Aeolos excellent location if you like it quite but only 15 minutes walk into Skala, plenty of good eating places, would recommend car hire as the scenery around the island is spectactular   please see attached web site which gives you a good idea of what to expect

Jackie C           

It is on the road as you leave Scala with the beach on your right. You walk past the other hotels, along the sea front and just past the new one being built. It is a perfect place to stay if you want a slightly quieter stay as the only people who use the bar and pool are the people staying at the hotel. I would be really happy to go back their with our 2 daughters again.

Ursula B           

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Ursula B           

Aeolos Beach is great - our room was fabulous, great views, clean, good bathroom, near the pool. We've been to Greece several times (different islands) and each year we seem to get a better hotel. (Always with Thomsons). Staff were friendly and helpful, especially Barbara who cleaned our apartment and George the barman. The kids had a great time. The location was perfect for us, just outside Skala town. There was no late-night noise or early morning (except perhaps from me when I went on my morning walks, sometimes before 8 a.m. but I did try to make as little noise as possible.) The beach was nice and very close. But our kids didn'y like the stony beaches - many of the beaches on the island were stony, but Kaminia beach, in the next bay, Katelios, just a few kilometres along the coast, was fabulous and never crowded. The turtles like that beach too and their nests were protected by cages.

We would definitely go to Aeolos again, but we have other islands to explore first.

Peter W           

I read the Web Site reviews before I left for my holiday (8 - 22 September 2005.) and went with great expectations. All of them were fulfilled. A fantastic place for a holiday . Angela and all of the staff were marvellous. The Studios and complex was spotless and very relaxing. Ideally situated. Even the Cats were not a problem in fact the new kittens had us all in raptures. The beach road is not a problem at night and the restaurants in Skala were great. The steaks in the Aeolos were fantastic.We will  defintietely return.

Gerasimos S           

Dear Liz,

Angela is again with Thomson for season 2006. Since there is a temporary technical problem with Thomson's internet booking, I suggest you consult Thomson's brochure and try booking by phone.
 
Jerry

Jackie C           

What a fantastic holiday. I agree with all other positive comments. The rooms and pool were spotless. The staff very friendly and the food great - often described as light snacks but I would say quite large portions that are served until 9ish. The beach outside, though quick to become deep, was calm and fine for our 2 daughters (10 and 8) though they preferred to stay in the pool to be honest. They was a large selection of novels in the reception library so no need to weigh your case down either.

there are plenty of good tavernas within a 15 minute walk which we quite enjoyed in the cool of the evening after a lazy day. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel as the perfect size and location if you want a small and friendly hotel with no one walking off the street to use the facilities as they do with all the hotels along the see front actually in Scala.

Wendy, mark, sam & beth A           

Our 2nd year here. We loved it as much as last year. The new pavement into Skala which is wide and has lights along it is a great addition, just 5 mins from hotel (if that) and hopefully will be extended to Hotel by next year. This hoilday is the best we've ever been on it has the right balance of fun for kids and relaxing time for us. Made lots of new friends and meet up with other returning guests ( we are  sure is going to get harder to book as once you've been here you will want to return). Angela and all the staff are so friendly and helpful. Hotel is not just clean but spotless. The beach over the road is quite but stoney and sea drops deep very quickly but a short drive away is Kaminia beach which has soft sand and shallow water, ideal for children. We will be going back

Liz T           

click to enlargeI just want to add a comment we have just arrived back from our second visit. Again we had a lovely stay.  We will be returning agin.  We will stay out of season a bit next time because this year there were a lot of kids.  A bit noisy for us as we go to get some peace away for kids.  Angela and Chris make the sty very enjoyable and it was nice to see George was still there eying up the blondes 

Emma B           

My fiance and I have been here for the last couple of years.  We plan to return again this year as we love it so much.  Kefalonia itself is just beautiful but Aeolos Beach Studios were the perfect place to stay.  It's a quiet location (take a torch for night time returns to the hotel) and the pool area never gets over crowded or loud.  Both the pool and the bar area are extremely relaxing places to be.  The staff (Angela, in particular) are friendly and helpful and want to make your stay as comfortable as possible.  I would give Aeolos Beach Studios 10/10 in every category.

Elaine W           

This is the nicest hotel that we have stayed in in Greece. The rooms are clean, really spacious, lovely  big double bed with kettle, hairdryer and proper power shower with cubicle. The pool and pool area is lovely and the staff are brilliant too. The location of the hotel for us was perfect - it is about 5-10mins walk into skala but most of the walk is now pavement so not too much road work and it is all flat anyway. The road is`nt particularly busy either (but we went in June). It is a very quiet and relaxing hotel and there is no way anybody could be dissapointed. It is spot on The only little complaint we had was that the breakfast was a bit dull. It is the same thing everyday which was toast, croissant, jam, yoghurt, muisli or cornflakes. However for a small charge they will cook a full breakfast or egg or beans on toast which is really yummy.

Paul W           

I feel that Steve Lyes review is totally incorrect and in my opinion
the Aeolos Beach Studios which,we have stayed in for the last two years are excellent.
Sitting around the beautiful pool,which is very quiet,is just what I want for a splendid holiday.
A brisk walk in the evening to sample the many excellent restaurants is well worth the late stroll back on the unlit road,and after all the taxi fare back is only about £2.
We will be back this july and I cannot wait to be greeted by Angela the owner.
Please do not tell too many people about the Aeolos Beach Studios,let us keep it a secret for the lucky few who know how good it really is.
I think enough said.

Barbara H           

Visited these apartments in June 2004. They were very nice and cleaned every day.
We liked to eat in the Pines as the service was very good there.
We will be going back again in July 2005

Steve L           

i read all the comments on this site before we left, and have to say i wonder if we were at the same location!
ok, the place was clean, and with the flowers, quite pretty, but it's a good 150 - 200 yds from the beach (up a concrete track)which i reckon only about 2 or 3 appartments would be able to see from there balconies as most face the side of a hill covered in scrub.
the beach is very coa**e sand/stones, and decends very steeply into the sea, with a rocky bottom - definately dodgy for small children. the sea is however much warmer than the swimming pool.
theres a big thompson hotel being constucted near by which looks like a better location (actualy on the beach road), but i reckon it will be a few years before skala reaches the aeolos beach hotel, so as others have mentioned you're in for a good 15 min walk each way into and out of skala (to eat out)unless you get a taxi. the journey should then take about 30 seconds judging by the speed they travel along the pitch black coastal road,!
our rep said that a proposed redevelopment of the coastal area (prominade?) was long overdue. i would agree, after touring the island and seeing sami for example, which is a picture. very reminiscent of lake garda in italy.
i wonder too why no-one has mentioned the cats at the hotel? we happen to like cats, but i think you might be upset by there presence if you weren't a feline friend.
as too the friendliness of the staff - well george the barman was, and the cleaning lady, but i got the impression that this was the end of the season and everyone else was waiting to get rid of us.
so, to sumarise. we liked kephalonia, and might possibly go there again - but not to skala, or the aeolos beach hotel.
best holiday we've ever had? hmmm............

Karen M           

arrived home thursday,hotel was very nice,clean a little out of the way of the main town.1.5km to be exact.
hire a car and see some of the island we used panema in the main street rennee very helpful.
ate ot the la luna ....big mistake!!!
try the aelos along the front it has to do with the hotel and you will be givin a discount card to use.
the weather not great probably go a couple of weeks earlier.

Jayne B           

After viewing this site I booked our holiday at the Aeolos Beach Hotel. We returned last week after a 2 week holiday and what can I say? It really lived up to our expectations!

The rooms are the best I have seen in Greece, the bathrooms are great - you even get a power shower! All very clean and modern.

It is just a 5-10 minute walk into Skala from the hotel, make sure you take a torch for the walk home as the road has no street lights. If you don't fancy walking back you can easily get a taxi at just 4 euros.

We met loads of great people while we were there.
Hello to Angela & George, and anyone else who remembers us.
Jayne & Simon xxx

Jackie J           

Just got back on the 19th august 2004. We all had a fantastic time. Really sorry to leave. Staff were great and very friendly. Will be back in couple years time.

From Jackie Jon Josh Leah

Jonathan J           

We have just spent the last 2 weeks there and wanted to stay for ever. The apartments are spotless as are the receptuion, pool area and the small bar/ restaaurant that do snacks and light meals.

All of the rooms are air conditioned at a small extra cost.

The bar plays quiet background music, until the latest 1.00am.

The apartments are a 15 minute gentle stroll out of the town towards Porus, you need a small torch as there are no streel lights yet, common sense is required when cars approach, as in England or taxis cost 4 euros from Scala town Centre.

It is rare to find such a perfect holiday destination, everyone involved with the hotel made it the most enjoyable and relaxing holiday.

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