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“Lovely hotel in a nice location”
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Odyssey Hotel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Agia Efimia
Certificate of Excellence
london
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel in a nice location”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We visited the island for two weeks in mid September and stayed at the Odyssey Hotel for our first week. We received excellent service throughout, and were delighted with the size of our bedroom. Our only disappointment was the breakfast. We do not expect vast quantities of food, but the quality was not great. The ham and cheese appeared to be processed, with no flavour, and the fresh fruit was limited to water melon and kiwi fruit. One morning there were a couple of apples and some Galia melon, but only once. The only saving grace was the bread that was fresh each morning. It almost felt like they knew they were coming to the end of the season and didn't want to put too much out so as not to waste anything. We only ate at the hotel on our first evening. The starters were superb but the main courses lacked flavour. All in all I would recommend this hotel, but as the town is within walking distance, I would suggest that the standard of food in the local tavernas is much better value and more flavoursome.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newbury
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2013

How can one describe the Odyssey Hotel after all the adjectives have been used to praise this hotel. This is my second visit to this delightful destination and I was asked last year if I had any ideas that would improve this hotel, I said then and I repeat again now, that you cannot improve on perfection, but maybe you can,only time can tell.

All the rooms face due East, with the sun rising over Ithica what a way to start the day!!

Furnished to a very high spec, nothing is missing to make your stay as pleasant as possible
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The Odyssey has a staff to be proud of, from Catherine and Gerasimos who run the hotel like a Swiss watch runs..... perfectly!

New people who we have met this year were George, helping Catherine, Anna, Loykas ( the Chef ) who deserves a special thank you, for the superb food served each evening while we were visiting. The names also to mention are Alex who served our food and also Alexis who was our young lady who attended our room with utmost care and attention.

Surely this hotel will go higher and higher in the ratings, and it is at the top already!!!! So what can one expect for the future?

Thank you all for the superb fourteen nights of sheer enjoyment. We will definitely be visiting you again next year.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oxford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

I agree with most of the comments about the quality of the hotel and the rooms. Also the staff were helpful and friendly. However whilst the breakfasts were above average for Greek standards the evening meals were poor to say the least with some dishes inedible (not just our opinion but also that of other guests).
Whatever you do do not book for the very end of the season. Our last night was October 1st with the last guests due to leave on the 5th. However our "five course" evening meal for the 1st was cancelled and the alternative of either a club sandwich or toastie at lunch was offered (not even an omelet was available). We had already given up on evening meals and ate out but we had paid a half board price and this was not acceptable. Also on the 1st all poolside sun umbrellas were removed together with all tables and chair and only four sunbeds left for remaining guests. It is due to this that i have downrated to hotel to Average.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank AnnualOxford
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ODYSSEYHOTEL, General Manager at Odyssey Hotel, responded to this review, 17 October 2013
Thank you very much for your average review. We very much regret the fact that we did not fully meet your expectations. Since, however, other guests might be mislead with your comment “our five course evening meal for the last night was cancelled and the alternative of either a club sandwich or toastie at lunch was offered (not even an omelet was available)”, we would like to mention here that our lunch menu is full and the only reason you are offered a sandwich was because you and your wife only wanted a sandwich, it was your request the night before at the front office desk , and not as mentioned by you- probably by mistake- because our lunch menu has no more to offer. Our entire team is extremely dedicated to personalized service and we go above and beyond to care for our residents. What is also to our surprise is your comment “some dishes were inedible”. You’ve been asked after every single dinner of yours if everything was good and your answer was always the same: “Thank you, it was a lovely dinner”. We had no reason to doubt your words, as your plates were taken back to the kitchen empty and we have never had any negative remarks by you both during your stay. On the contrary, a day before checking-out you said you and your wife enjoyed your stay very much and you plan to come back next year. Obviously, no one plans to visit an average hotel second time. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Odyssey Hotel next summer and to personally attend your requirements.

Sincerely,
Catherine Raftopoulos
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

We stayed at the Odyssey for 10 nights from the 18th September 2013. I spent a lot of time researching hotels and locations in Kefalonia and after a lot of very helpful email correspondence with George, I booked the Odyssey. We were not disappointed! We were greeted by Catherine who was incredibly welcoming and explained everything about the hotel. When we got to our room we were amazed by the space, the size of the bed and the amazing sea view from the balcony. The room was spotless and cleaned every day, the jet-shower was great and the bed was very comfortable. The room even had curtains that open electronically so you can see the view in the morning without leaving your bed!

The hotel was in a great location - just a few minutes walk from the centre of Agia Efimia, and right on the sea front with some small shingle beaches and rocks from which you could swim and sunbathe. The hotel pool had a stunning view across the sea to Sami, as did the restaurant. Agea Efimia is a great place to stay as it's only a short drive to places like Myrtos Beach, Sami, Assos and Fiskardo. I would definitely recommend getting a hire car to explore the island as there are so many beautiful places to see.

We could not fault the hotel staff - Catherine gave us so many useful tips about places to visit, the weather forecast, driving routes and the best beaches. George was so friendly and helpful too. The waiting staff, bar staff and chambermaids were always friendly and attentive and made us feel at home. The hotel had a very relaxed vibe which was exactly what we were looking for, and it exceeded all of our expectations - we will definitely return!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Had a lovely holiday in September on the beautiful island of Kefalonia. We stayed at three hotels, all of them very highly rated on Trip Advisor, so that we could experience the whole island. The Odyssey was our favourite. The rooms are superb, extremely clean, well appointed and very large with the best mosquito screens on the patio doors that we have come across - a definite plus point as, although there were no mosquitos, there were an awful lot of wasps. It was lovely to wake up in the morning to watch the wonderful sunrise without even having to get out of bed.

We had our best meal of the week at a The Paradise Beach restaurant - turn left out of the hotel - wonderful sardines and delicious rabbit stew. There are plenty more taverns in the small village which is only a short stroll from the hotel and, of course you can eat in the hotel by the lovely swimming pool.

The area is in a very convenient position for sightseeing, a car is recommended as there are some lovely places to visit on the island. The ruins of Sami were particularly interesting.

The staff at the Odyssey were lovely people and the hotel is very well maintained. We were foolish enough to leave our English money in the safe in our room - we didn't realise this until we had returned home but after an e mail to Catherine the money was found, still in the safe and is being returned to us, so a big thank you to the staff for their honesty.

We would highly recommend Kefalonia and this hotel, especially for couples. Lots of beautiful places to visit, lovely food and of course the hospitality and friendliness of the people.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

The hotel facilities are first class and it is located in a fantastic location overlooking the Agia Efima bay with great views.The pool is first class and great for swimming which is often not the case in most hotel pools.The rooms are very modern ,large and well appointed again benefiting from the views across the bay to Sami.
The icing on the cake are the people working at the hotel from the Manager Catherine to the receptionist George plus Alex,Anna and colleagues representing the waiting staff.All were extremely friendly helpful and cheerful .Personally we have not come across a better bunch of professional helpful people running this type of facility.It feels like a small intimate hotel trying to make your holiday and stay very enjoyable .We can confirm that they succeeded and surpassed our expectations.The rooms are also very clean with a change of bedding daily.All in all one of the best places we have stayed at.We will definitely return to this wonderful hotel.
Derek and Ann

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Northwich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Stayed at the Odyssey in September for 14 night and it was brilliant. This is the third time we've stayed here and we had a wonderful time. The facilities, location and service are first class. This is a wonderful hotel with a view to die for from the balcony. You will not be disappointed if you stay here. It is simply wonderful.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Odyssey Hotel
Address: Agia Efimia 28081, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Agia Efimia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Agia Efimia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Odyssey Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ODYSSEY Hotel in Aghia Efimia is a 4 stars hotel, a secretive heaven in a stunning location with unrivaled views. Inspired by Ulysses' adventures, ODYSSEY themed hotel is a luxurious and stylist destination, that goes beyond expectations. Located on the serene bay of Aghia Efimia, opposite to Mythical island of Ithaca. Every suite here is different, following the theme of Homer's ODYSSEY. Charming elegance meets state-of-the-art facilities. The passionate spirit of Ulysses lives on. Customized with sumptuous fabrics, plush sensual carpeting, original artwork, hydro massage shower or Jacuzzi bath tab, each guest room also incorporates the latest modern enhancements such as flat screen SAT televisions (1000 channels) and High Speed Internet Access. Enjoy the pleasures provided by the most luxurious hotel suites in Kefalonia. ... more   less 
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