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“An excellent option if you wish to stay in Lassi” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Irilena Hotel
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Lassi
Certificate of Excellence
London
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“An excellent option if you wish to stay in Lassi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2010

A great hotel in a convenient location. We stayed for one week. Our room was simple, but more than adequate. The bathroom and shower were excellent. Optional air conditioning was EUR 40 for the week. Breakfast was a simple affair, with bread and jam, some cheeses and ham and hard boiled eggs and some delicious sweet biscuits and cakes. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The outside areas and bar are some of the best and most tastefully done I have seen in Lassi. Plenty of beaches nearby, ranging from busy with music and sea sports to quiet and relaxed. There is no pool BUT there are several pools in Lassi which are open (and free) to anyone, we didn't try but they looked very good and not too busy.

Lassi itself is contained mainly on one road. There are many restaurants and bars, but you might want to walk into Argostoli for one night (about 25 mins) for a bit of a change. Lassi is a small resort and perhaps the only people who would not be happy here are real culture-vultures as the resort is rather purpose built and lacking in a bit of charm. But do not discount it of you want a simple beach holiday with good food. Lassi would serve as a good base to explore the island by hire car (about 30 euros a day), in which case there would be plenty of time for culture and sights.

Go to Aqua Marina for lunch! The owner, a charismatic Greek-New Yorker is very friendly. It is also very cheap and some of the best lunch food we had all week. We would have gone every day but only found it on the penultimate day. I recommend the gyro-pitta, only 3 euros but you will love it. Aqua Marina is located on the short road to the Mediterranean Hotel (opposite Vagelati supermarket).

So there you go. I hope someone finds this useful. I though it was about time I posted a review of TripAdvisor as I use it to plan all my holidays.

One final thing. If you travel independently make sure you allow plenty of time to check in at Cephallonia airport as it gets very busy due to its small size, especially when the charter and tour operator flights leave.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2009

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday in Kefalonia and had another lovely stay at the Irilena Hotel. The hotel owners are so kind, friendly and always ensure their guests have a fantastic stay. The rooms are very clean and so comfortable. The views are amazing and the hotel is in a perfect location. It's walking distance from a gorgeous beach and supermarket and there is also a large selection of restaurants along the main road. The hotel bar is a great place to sit and relax in the evenings aswell. The breakfast offered is a good selection and will keep you filled up until lunch. If you are planning on going to Kefalonia for a holiday, i would really recommend that you stay at the Irilena Hotel. Don't look anywhere else. This hotel is by far the best! You will not be disappointed. We will definitely return very soon. (Y Orphanides)

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Helonitsa
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Manchester UK
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96 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2009

The Irilena hotel is a smaller family run hotel at the lower end of Lassi.
There is non of the stuffy formality which you may find in many larger hotels and the hotel is more like a collection of small studios but with communal areas.

The rooms are basic, functional and clean each having its own private balcony with table,chairs and retractable sun shade.

I imagine all rooms are similar but ours had a small fridge,built in wardrobe,dressing table,bedside table and a bathroom with shower which was nicely tiled and finished.

There was always a plentiful supply of hot water.

Each room also has an aircon unit and a wall safe. Obviously this is Kefalonia and whilst the safe will not be required, the aircon almost certainly will be !

Most of the rooms face toward the street which runs through Lassi. You will almost certainly find the traffic noise intrusive at night when its time to sleep. This isnt a problem as the doors to the balcony comprise an outer set of light screens and an inner set of double glazed doors. Once these are shut and the aircon is on tickover, you will not be troubled by traffic noise and you can sleep comfortably.

Use of the aircon is a chargeable extra.

Breakfast is a simple affair with fruit juice,cereal,pastries,bread,jams,meat and cheese with coffee. Self service small buffet.

The hotel has a pleasant internal residents lounge with piano,tv,comfortable seating and a bar.

There is also a large outside area and a smaller rear garden/patio.

All in all the Irilena provides a comfortable stay and the hotel is ideally placed and only a short walk from beaches,shops and tavernas.

There is a basement shower/toilet area for use if for eg, you have a later flight as checkout time is around 10.00am.

The Marianna Studious and pool bar just across the road is useful on departure day as they have a pleasant pool/sunlounger/bar area which is peaceful.


The only thing to blight our stay was on our first night when,unusually for Kefalonia, we were kept awake from midnight until 0400 am by the drunken antics of a grown man in room 105 below who spent several hours shouting expletives and obscenities on his outside balcony. I could almost visualise him wearing union jack shorts, a ponytail and ear rings. Thankfully he departed on the Tuesday. Perhaps holidays are getting too cheap?

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank dooper
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Edinburgh
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2009

We love this family run hotel where you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend. Have stayed here 5 times now and still feel it's a great deal compared to other accomodation as the package also includes breakfast. Location is excellent with beaches, bars, tavernas and supermarkets only minutes away.
Attractive, spotlessly clean rooms with really comfy beds and proper cubicle shower .
The bar prices are very reasonable and there are pleasant areas indoors and outside to relax and enjoy your drink.
We also loved the large garden area at the bck of the hotel. It's a lovely peaceful and quiet spot to read a book or sunbathe.
This little gem of a hotel just keeps getting better and better!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank MelissaEdinburgh
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manchester
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2009

This is my third stay in Lassi and my first stay at the Hotel Irilena. The previous years we stayed in apartments around the corner but always went into the hotel bar for drinks on our way home. Irilena and her mum and staff always make you feel so welcome that you will feel like family yourself before you go home. The hotel in my opinion should be listed higher than a 2* it has a lovely seating area outside where you can enjoy breakast and drinks in the evening. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished with lots of wardrobe and drawer space and the bathroom is compact but very well designed with a lovely shower area that doesn't flood the bathrooms like lots of them do in Greece.
If you are sensitive to noise from the main road i would suggest you book a room overlooking the rear of the hotel. I am quite a light sleeper but after the first night the minimal traffic didn't keep me awake.
I am thoroughly looking forward to going back and i can highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in Lassi. Lisa & James Dewhurst & Family

Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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2 Thank foxbatManchester
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London
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2008

We stayed at Irilena Hotel for one week and felt it was excellent value for money. The location is fantastic, its a short distance from the airport, close to all the bars/restaurants, there are two supermarkets within easy walking distance, and there are at least three beaches (that we discovered) within 10 minutes walk.
The room was extremely clean, with friendly maid-service. The bathrooms are compact, but they are clean and there was no shortage of hot water. There was a fridge, although, you did have to pay extra for the air-conditioning.
Breakfast was simple, but fresh and plentiful, with breads, a good selection of cakes, cereals and juices, teas and coffees.
I would definitely recommend this hotel, it is amazing value for money, and a great base from which to explore the island or have a relaxing holiday enjoying the nearby beaches.

  • Liked — Value for money
  • Disliked — Extra charge for air-conditioning in room
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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1 Thank LondonClaireB
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Essex
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2008

We stayed at the Hotel Irilena for 1 week on 15th July 2008, on arrival we were met by Irilena herself who couldnt have been more friendly, our room was on the second floor over looking the road, and yes the road is a little noisy but not at all un bearable, The room was kept spotless and cleaned every single day, rooms are basic but a good base, afterall if your anything like us your not really there much! There is a window looking into the shower that people can see into but we just covered it with a towel that was provided by the hotel so no probs with that either! After reading some of the other reviews I would disagree that this place is like a prison! its an ideal base for a great holiday, there is a swimming pool just opposite at the marieanna studios where there serve the best lunch time snacks and breakfasts and free sunbeds too! the beach is also fantastic, very clean with lovely clear waters, we hired a car for 7 days and went around the island, if you get a chance you must visit Myrtos beach its beautiful! well not much else to say except i hope you enjoy kefelonia and the Irilena hotel as much as we did!!

  • Liked — Friendliness and clean
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JemmaEssex
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Additional Information about Irilena Hotel

Property: Irilena Hotel
Address: Lassi 28100, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Lassi
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lassi
#3 Romantic Hotel in Lassi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Irilena Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Irilena Hotel Ionian Islands

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