What a fabulous find. This hotel is just a perfect oasis in what can only be described as a dissappointing resort - Lassi is functional and centrally located however it is not attractive and has little charm or character. Dont let this put you off though as the scenery surrounding Lassi is spectacular and its a good base to explore the island from.
Having said that we did thoroughly enjoy our holiday on Kephalonia and for the most part that is down to the hotel. The hotel consists of 28 suites..so its small and has a lovely personal feel. The staff really get to know you. Effi and the other reception staff were fantastic; as was Sula the breakfast and lunch time waitress. They work so hard 7 days a week.
Our suite - No 21 was on the upper floor in a block of 8, had fabulous views of the mountain scenery and sea to both the front and back. It was scrupiously clean, had a superb balcony, the bedroom spacious with a huge very comfy superking sized bed, a living room with kitchenette (although they dont like you to cook in it?? but we had no intention of anyway) and a bathroom. If we had to find anything to 'complain' about it would be that for the size of the suite, the bathroom was very compact and had no separate shower...just a hand held shower attachment over the bath. It wasn't a big deal though and we could see past this.
Maid service was excellent - twice a day with fresh bed linen and towels in the morning and a turn down service at night.
Breakfast was delicious with a huge choice from cereals, continental selection, fresh fruit platters, fruit juices, croissants etc, delicious fresh breads, and a good cooked selection. We always left full which more often than not sustained us till mid afternoon.
The pool area was again scrupiously clean, and was absolutely amazing with views straight over the beach, sea and stunning coastline. There are plenty of sunbeds, each with a clean cover daily, with parasols to provide adequate shade. It was extremely hot whilst we were out there so this was essential. We also walked to the nearby Makris Giaolis beach - approx 10 min walk, and spent some days lazing on the sunbeds and swimming in the sea. Hiring 2 sunbeds and a parasol for the day was 8 Euros, a bit expensive but well worth it. A lovely albanian lad from the beach bar kept us supplied with cold drinks and lunchtime food which was excellent and reasonably priced.
The hotel pool bar supplied a range of drinks and served food from lunch time through to evening. At night they also served evening meals although the menu is a little limited. The food is delicious though so well worth eating there once or twice during your stay. We frequented Bar Trentis in the evenings and often watched the glorious sunsets from their terrace, but restaurants in Lassi were a bit dissappointing, of the ones we tried Nefeli and la Tramonata were the best.
By far the best option is to take a short 6 euro taxi ride into Argostoli and spend the evening here. Villianou square is pedestrianised at night and is a lively atmospheric place. We ate at the Captains Table (the one near the square not on the harbour front as there are 2), and Mythos which are on a street called Ristopatson directly off the square, and we found a lovely restaurant called Casa Grec on our last night which was amazing. Its tucked away on Metaxa street just off the square, near the Mirabel hotel. Argostoli harbour is also full of fabulous cruisers and yachts which are always great to go and see - we can but dream!
Hiring a car is essential if you want to see the rest of the island. A day driving up to Fiscardo via Assos and Myrtos beach is absolutely stunning, albeit on roads that cling to the mountainside. Views are amazing, and Fiscardo has kept some of its original venetian charm. Sami and Scala are also worth a visit.
We have had a great time. Enalion Suites is certainly the one to stay at and and we will certainly go back here one day.
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