I have been there in holiday with my family in July 2011. The hotel is brand new and it has a lot of amenities. Stuff is helpful and rooms are clean and tidy.
However, the 5* star hotel begins to lose its stars when you try to have breakfast or dinner at the dining room of the hotel. The space where the buffet is placed is very tight, people are queued with over 10 people in front of you in the line each time , stepping over smashed food on the floor.
When it gets to the swimming pool, most of the sundbeds and parasols are reserved from the beginning of the day, when due to the lack of a hotel attendant or supervisor, people leave their towels on the sunbeds for the whole day while they are in completely different places such on the beach or eating in the restaurant.
Another disappointing fact is that the hotel manager has found another way of trying to make more money. On Saturday night, during our stay there, he provided the open space around the swimming pool to the locals to hold a wedding ceremony with a live band playing loudly. The result was expected : a noisy flock of locals, irrelevant to the hotel, came into the hotel, they parked in the hotel leaving no parking space free and the loud noise from guests and the band kept as asleep until 1:30 am after midnight.
That was definitely a lack of respect from the hotel management for the client of the hotel who pays for his holidays and try to relax there with his family.
I am afraid these are not 5* hotel services.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Apollonion Resort & Spa is a newly built 5* hotel. It is located in Lixouri of Kefalonia, in the region Xi, well known for its long golden sand beach. The excellent range of facilities at our Luxury Hotel is complemented by the high standard services from the professionally trained friendly staff. The unique architecture, the stylish lounge with genuine pieces of contemporary art, reflect the glamor of this Luxury Kefalonian resort. The Art Gallery hosts unique painting exhibitions throughout the Summer season. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Apollonion Hotel Lixouri
- Apollonion Resort And Spa
- Apollonion Resort & Spa Lixouri, Cephalonia