We booked independently easily, via email with Hara & flew with Thomas Cook. Arriving at the airport we picked up a taxi straight away from the rank outside the arrivals lounge. No more than 15 minutes & 20 Euros later we had arrived at San Lorenzo.
Booking in at the bar area was swift and efficient. Photocopies of our passports were taken before being returned to us straight away. The staff all speak beautiful English. Wherever your room is it’s not far from the bar/pool. Ours was ground floor (212) with a secluded patio in the middle of a terrace of apartments.
The apartment itself was reasonably large, 2 single beds pushed together & a separate couch that could be made into a bed. It was clean & bright. The kitchen equipment is adequate, but not extensive – 2 rings, toaster, kettle & fridge. Small TV connected to a DVD player (small film library at reception) there is also Clock radio/CD player. There is a centrally fitted ceiling fan and also a separate desktop fan to keep cool. Bathroom spacious and looks recently refitted. There was a proper bath, over the bath shower & a full length shower curtain. Free use of cupboard safe! The rooms were cleaned daily along with fresh towels. Sheets changed every 3 or 4 days. The maid even did our washing up!
The grounds of the “Village” are well tended and very peaceful. The pool area is clean, but the pool itself was very cold. Lots of sun beds, available all day – no need to get up at the crack of dawn. The bar area/restaurant was good value for drinks & food. Free Wi-Fi is available at the bar & reaches your room at push.
The “Village” is located about 40 - 50 yards up a steep incline, but this shouldn’t put you off – it is just a slight inconvenience. The shops at the foot of the hill will deliver your shopping & you to the apartments for free! The beach is a short stroll down the hill, across the road & through the beach car park. The Costa Costa beach has white sand, clear water and rows & rows of sun beds (8 Euros for a pair of extra comfy beds, 6 for the standard). The beach bar is cafeteria style and a little expensive, but they are offering a service to cope with the demand.
The town is quiet with lots of restaurants to enjoy an evening meal. All very much the same as regards food & price, but a special mention for Butler’s restaurant where the atmosphere was just a little more lively! There are a couple of cocktail bars along the strip, but neither of them are too loud or busy. There is a bus stop at the foot of the hill, buses run hourly to Argostoli and are usually on time. The buses stop early in the evening but a cab home after a night out isn’t too expensive.
Overall San Lorenzo Village is great place to stay and relax. Lassi is a peaceful quiet town – just what’s required to escape the daily grind of the 9 to 5.
- Also Known As:
- San Lorenzo Village Lassi
- San Lorenzo Village Hotel Lassi