Irilena Hotel

Accommodation in Lassi

Sheila G

We have stayed here several times and are hoping to return again in September. Athena and her family always make us welcome. Kefalonia is our second home can't wAit to be back there.

John B          10/10

Add ythour comment here the email address for irelna hotel is

Colin R

Has anyone got an email address for IRILENA HOTEL in Kefalonia please. Cheers Colin

Margaretta N          10/10

This lovely hotel is great value for money and we have stayed here five times. Excellent location with bars, tavernas and beaches close by.  Attractive , spotlessly clean rooms with really comfy beds and proper

shower cubicle (not always the usual in Greece). 
The bar prices are very reasonable and there are pleasant areas, indoors and out to enjoy your drink.
Large, quiet garden area at the back is the ideal place for reading or sunbathing in peace.
This little gem of a hotel just keeps on getting better and better.  

Y O          10/10

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday in Kefalonia and one of the highlights was our hotel Irilena. The owner Athina, her daughter Irilena and Athina's sister Anna were amazing people. They were like our second family away from home. They were so kind, generous and helpful. The hotel was very clean and modernly decorated. The location was perfect. Its a 5 minute walk from the best sandy beaches and a hugh selection of restaurants and bars. The hotel Irilena also has a bar where most of the guests would gather in the evenings for a drink. We made so many friends at the hotel and we will definitely return very soon. I would recommend this hotel to family and friends as it is so clean, has amazing owners and was so relaxing and in the best location. Its a 5 minute taxi ride into the main town of Argostoli and only 15 minutes from the airport. Ignore the 2 star rating on this hotel as it is definitely worth more than that. Overall rating: Excellent

Polly           1/10

Just got back from the Irielena Apartments and can honestly say I would never stay in them ever again.  They have to be the worst accommodation I have ever stayed at in Greece.  Granted the views are fantastic even the outside is adequate but inside is horrible.  We were told we had a 2 bedroom apartment!!  It had beds in two rooms but it definitely was'nt an apartment.  The air con only did one bedroom (cost us 45 Euros per week)  The kitchen was a room that had a piece of plasterboard between ourselves and next door to separate it into two rooms (it was'nt even a room more of a corridor).  We have stayed in two star accommodation before in Greece but this is never a two star a one star at a push.  As for the shower that I read on another review that was SO powerful, it might have been in 2005 but in 2008 its obviously worn out never to be replaced.  Being in Kefalonia more than made up for the naff accommodation and we only put up with it because your not in it that often.

Kefalonia I would recommend, Irielena I definitely would not.

Susan T          9/10

Have just arrived back from a great week in Lassi, staying at the Hotel Irilena. Owned by Athena and her daughter Irilena, this is a lovely hotel - spotlessly clean and very welcoming. It has everything you need except a pool, but the fantastic beach is not very far (although down a hill once down no need to come back up - restaurants and bars by the beach) and there is a pool that can be used just across the road. The road is very busy, so a room at the back is preferable. These look out onto the garden and have a very pleasant view from the balcony - very nice to have a drink on in the evening. The room has a fridge but no kettle and the air conditioning is worth every penny extra.
The breakfast is adequate - self service - bread, cheese, marmalade, eggs, juice, tea, coffee. The same every day - could do with a little variety.
The resort is very clean and has lots of very good restaurants. Not noisy (no clubs) - no gangs of youths.
Perfect for a peaceful holiday. Everything goes by GMT (Greek Maybe Time).

Malcolm M          9/10

just returned from 2 weeks at the irilena hotel. we booked this at the very last minute and took the only available hotel we could find. we are so glad we ended up there. as others have mentioned, the hotel is owned by athena and her daughter irilena who are both absolutely lovely. athensa's sister anna sup**vises the breakfast - she is really nice too and always has a beaming smile first thing in the morning. a special mention too for olga the girl that works behind the bar 3 or 4 nights a week. she is amazingly funny and became a good friend.

as other people have said, people from other hotels drink in the bar and it is really good fun. almost everyone we met there had been there before - one couple were on their 9th visit.
place was spotlessly clean. a few people found the traffic noise bothersome apparently but we had a room at the back and didn't hear a thing.
if we return to kefalonia i wouldn't stay anywhere else.

Karen B          10/10

We stayed at the Irilena Hotel 13-27 May 07 there is only one word to describe our stay at this hotel -Fantastic!
We were very pleased with the level of  hospitality shown to us by the owner Atheana & her family.
This really is a very nice small hotel much better than any other greek hotel we have stayed in.
This was our first time in kefalonia and i don't think it will be the last, the resort of Lassie has every thing you need in a holiday we ate at a different taverna every night prices are very reasonable & varied menu's mean there's something for all tastes and as you move around the island it has the most fantastic views &  crystal clear sea.

John G          10/10

click to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlarge went 13/20/May/07 My Wife and I were

made to feel like family Irilena hotel run
by Anna.sister Athena and her daughter Irilena. the place was spotless the shower had shutters no wet floor here  the bar opens about 5.30/6.00pm but if your back be4 then there are lots of seats and a graden at the rear where you can eat and drink
your own until then. We like to travel the Islands should We return to Kefalonia WE would go back to the Irilena hotel  We were sad to leave..

Samantha H           

Got home on tuesday 19th Sep. Stayed for two weeks (Room 15). Here we go...... The Hill is a killer! But when you see the view worth the hike!!

The rooms, in principle are Ok but could be better! I know it's Greece but there is no excuse for dirt! I took my Dettol wipes though and things were sorted quite quickly!
On the upside the sheets and towels were changes every three nights.

Andy F           

Holiday last two weeks in August 2006. Two adults and 1 teenager
Irilena Apartments are typically Greek, The rooms are basic, but very clean, fresh toewls and bedding every threedays, and our room was sweept and mopped daily. Bins are empted daily.
Spiros spoke little English (but Understood more) was always helpful and the only incident we had with a faulty tap was fixed within the Hour.
The 'Hill' does exist, so dont forget your towel, however the higher up the hill you are the more spectacular are the sunsets when viewed from the balcony. 
We will be going back to these apartments.

Dave S           

Just got back (10th Sept). The apartments were adequate, the utensils were the very basics you need, but what can you expect from self catering. Half of the time you eat out anyway. The hill up to the apartments is a killer, but when you see some of the roads up to the other apartment complexes you don't have much to complain about. Views from the patio / balcony were very good. Any problems were dealt with straight away by both the rep and the owner "Spiros". Can't complain. If you want the Ritz, book in at the Ritz.

Lauren H           

Would def stay here again we realy liked it and the staff were so nice.


Kay C           

Irilena was a very beautiful hotel. The rooms wer nice and comfortable.

Loved the balcony where we sat in the evenings and listened 2 music being played in restaurant opposite.
Maid kept room clean (she only did it twice) as we kept waking up l8 lol
will definately be goin there next year!!!!!!!!!

Kirsten P           

Just returned from a week in the Irilena Hotel.  It was the fourth time we had been to Lassi but the first in this Hotel.  It was a great place to stay.  Very clean and the staff were lovely.  Breakfast was a bit 'samey' but it was cheap enough to go elsewhere a couple of days.  We didn't know the hotel was airconditioned either which came in handy.  Recommend the pools at either the Marianna Apartments (across the road) or the Malibu (on the way to Antonios beach).

We had a fantastic time and i was very upset to leave .
Would recommend this hotel and resort to anyone

Samantha H

Myself and my partner are going to Kefalonia on the 5th September. We are staying at the Irelini apts in Lassi! Has anyone stayed there? We have a maisonette. What is that like?! Is the hill really that bad??!! Basically, all I want to know is if it's clean! We're not expecting too much!!

Julie S           

Got back yesterday having stayed at the Irelena apartments for a week and that was enough.  If the apartments were slightly more updated and more importantly cleaned thoroughly it would have been more pleasant.  Yes the hill is steep and wouldn't suit many people but you have the most incredible views and the outside of the apartments are very pretty.  Really would like to say they are nice inside too but they just aren't! (although the air conditioning worked well). 

Will definitely go back to Lassi  its lovely, would probably go to the Metexa apartments - outstanding views, nice pool and pool bar. 

Nikki C           

Just got back from 2 weeks at the Irilena Hotel in Lassi.  We were very impressed, and although we were on the ground floor adjacent to the road we had no trouble sleeping.  The room was very comfortable, cleaned daily and linen changed twice a week.  Breakfast was a bit repetitive, but you can always pop into one of the tavernas for a change.  Long beach is only about 5 minutes away and is a lovely sandy beach, with reasonably priced sunbeds and lovely clear water.  The hotel staff were very friendly, and on the last day  you have the use of full shower facilities situated in the basement - this was great seeing as our flight was at midnight.  If we ever go back to Kefalonia then this is the hotel I would chose. 

One tip - take some bread to the beach so that you can wade out and feed the fish - the water is so clear and you will be surrounded in no time at all.
Thanks to all the staff at the Irilena.

Steph L           

 Me & me fella have just come back from Iri-Elena (Irilena) apartments in Lassi (06/06/06) and we found it very nice and a good place to stay. It is small and basic but clean and well looked after, with regular fresh sheets and towels, & it is cleaned and the rubbish is taken out daily. The hill is only short about 2 mins from top to bottom and it is in an ideal location with all the tavernas & bars of Lassi 5 mins to the left & Argostoli a 10-15 min walk to the right. If you're in one of the higher up rooms you get a fantastic view from your balcony & windows and a lovely breeze even on hot days. The only thing that was a bit of a pain was the shower cos it's a bit small, but you're only in there for 15 mins a day so who cares eh?

P.S. Before we went we got the apartments confused with Irelena Hotel, but this is a lot further down the main street near the Princess Hotel for anyone with a map! Iri-Elena is up a hill opposite the Dolphin supermarket on the main Lassi road

David B           

Iri-Elena are nice apartments. Just don't go expecting five star. Some of the apartments are a bit small.The accommodation is basic and clean, the views are amazing. The walk up the hill is fine unless you have SERIOUS fitness/mobility issues. Local shops grand, nearest beach Gradakia really pleasant and not too far.


Sue W           

   we stayed at irelena last july, we really enjoyed ourselves , my husband is dissabled, we had a lovely room at the back of the hotel, staff very friendly and really looked after us.we are going again this year 13th June - 27th June cant wait to see everyone, the room we had was on the ground floor idealy suited for my husband it was clean,beds changed frequently drinks were very moderate, good atmosphere lots of people come for drink who are not staying there we met a lot of nice people

see you in june
love sue & michael wild

Gaz E           



Howard M           

We have just returned from a two week stay in Lassi and went for cheeky drinks and great company in the Irilena every night, after we stumbled across it on our first night. Although we didn't stay here we were made welcome by the manager (Athena - what a star!), the staff and the guests, and we soon made many friends. The rooms are clean and location excellent for beaches, pools and the restaurants and bars. If we return to Kefalonia we will definitely stay at the Irilena, you'd need to be a serious nerd to find fault with this hotel! Ask for the little book of cocktails behind the bar - fantastic!

Hayley P           

We have just returned from 1 week in kefalonia August 2005.The weather was lovely, the Island beautiful, we spent most of our time at the beach. Also 2 pools you can use any of the local hotel pools which is great they are all within walking distance. The ressturants were all good very friendly and accomadating where the children were concerned. The hotel was verygood the usual basic Greek hotel breakfast was fine, the only complaint if any was, if your room at front of hotel is next to Lassi road which was very busy and noisy at times especially Saturday nights.