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Apollonion Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Lixouri
Certificate of Excellence
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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18 reviews
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“Just perfect!”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We just returned from a holiday spent at the Apollonion. It was fantastic! Hotel is really beautiful. The staff is amazing, especially Viorel, George and all the girls. Rooms are beautiful with a big terrace, but the beds have room for improvement. The echo on the terrace can be sometimes anoying, especially if you have loud neighbours. But fortunately there is plenty of places to go to and things to do so you won't have the time to stress about it.
Renting a car is a must. The beaches on Kefalonia are really something special. There is Mercury/Sixt by the hotel.
The walk to the beach is really short and there is a nice Tavern with delicious Gyro and Souvlaki on the way.
Spa is nice, you just have to treat yourself with a nice massage there. Be sure to reserve it a couple of days in advance.
The local wine they serve at the diner is very good. Food was nice, though in my opinion Gyro should be served every night. And youghurt for breakfast is to die for. :)

I would definately recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

From the moment we arrived on 12-9-13, the staff were very friendly and polite. Our rooms were spacious and spotlessly clean with lovely view of pool and mountains. We had rooms 123and124 on second floor. A bit noisy when organist was playing, and singing is not his strong point.
Food was good but not brilliant, but plenty of choice at dinner and breakfast. Again we found the
Restaurant staff very pleasant and our waiter reserved our table on each of our 14 evenings.
After dinner, not much to do so we went to the open cinema most nights and saw a few good films
Such as les miserables, sky fall and avatar.
We went on the discover kefalonia tour for about 42 euro each, visiting myrtos, asos and fiskardo.
Fiskardo is one of the most beautiful places we've ever been and well worth visiting. Took us also
To the derogarati and mellisani caves, these were worth seeing but had to pay extra for these.
Hired a car for around 60 euro for one day and revisited fiskardo for a longer stay.
Beautiful scenery and cliff top views all around but the roads are extremely dangerous in places so take care, the coach drivers deserve a medal.
The road from hotel down to xi beach was a very pleasant walk, the beach itself is gorgeous and the averto bar is excellent. Two sunbeds cost 5 euro for the day and music playing all day too.
Argostoli is where most shops are located but the journey by taxi and ferry costs 10 euro p/p return. We only went once by taxi and drove around the bay about 25k on second trip.
Overall we loved this resort and really enjoyed our two week stay. If relaxation is your aim then this would be an ideal hotel for you.

Room Tip: Avoid over bar but not too bad with lovely view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We have just returned from 2 weeks at the Apollonion. We cannot fault the hotel at all. Rooms were spacious and very clean. The pool was a good size with plenty of sunbeds around. Always plenty to eat buffet style. Staff were very pleasant especially George and Theodore nothing was too much trouble. Down the road on the way to the beach is Carol 's taverns where you can get very reasonable snacks at lunchtime a little bit further on is the Dolphin taverna which has excellent views of the sea. Unless you just want to stay at the hotel we would recommend having a car to visit some of the island which has spectacular scenery. We arranged this through our rep. We didn't go on any of the arranged tours as we found them to be very expensive. We had our car for 2 days and saw quite a bit.
If we had one complaint it would be that there isn't much to do of an evening.
Overall we had a very enjoyable time and feel ready to face the world again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Apollonion for 2 weeks with our 2 boys aged 6 & 10. From the moment we arrived we were looked after. The hotels entrance and communal areas are beautiful and of 5 star standard. The rooms were clean and nice but not 5 star. The beds were extremely comfortable though and we had a lovely sea view from our veranda. The pool area was spotless and always plenty of sun beds. Our older son loved the games room and spent lots of time playing ping pong with friends he'd made. The food is ok. There is always something to eat to your taste but its nothing special. Breakfast got very monotonous after two weeks of no variety. Up the road on the way to the beach is Carols taverna. Delicious for lunch, they serve traditional Kefalonian kebabs, giros, which were lovely and only €2.50. The staff at the hotel were very helpful and polite. The outdoor cinema was a big hit with the children when there were films on appropriate to their ages. The beach is just a short walk and perfect for children. Overall we had a brilliant relaxing holiday on one of the prettiest islands I've ever been to.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Sep 2013 - Just got back from a fantastic 2 weeks staying at this hotel, the service received from all the staff during our stay was exemplary and the hotel exceeded our expectations. This was our first time half board and the food was excellent. Although the location is slightly remote, for us this made a very relaxing holiday.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

after a brilliant holiday here last year we went back for 2nds this year! once again we found everything to be lovely and clean. all the staff were friendly and nothing is too much trouble. there were more younger families here this year than last year although my opinion is that the hotel caters more for people like ourselves with grown up children. this year i had another wonderful massage but also the deluxe pedicure which was fab and 4 weeks on is only just needing some work! we hired a car this year and visited the caves, the lake, myrtos beach and fiscardo - all well worth a visit and all can be done in a day. if you do go to myrtos and decide to swim wear something secure! the waves are very strong and there was nothing elegant about my commando crawl up the beach to try and get out of the current!!! a small and very reasonably priced taverna had opened up on the road to the beach since our last visit and this provided a nice alternative to eating lunch at the hotel. glad to see george still tinkling the ivories in the bar. YMCA will never be the same again. a special thanks has to go to elena and andrea who worked the poolside brilliantly and the ruby playing transylvanian waiter who was just brilliant.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

we have just returned, and cannot wait to return! Kefalonia is beautiful, and this hotel was the perfect base for us, as it is quiet and away from any bustle, The staff were fantastic, and could not do enough, the food was great - even plenty of vegetarian options. We received a free upgrade to a suite which was a lovely surprise, and a great start to the holiday. The rooms were spotless, as indeed was the entire hotel, and the local beach lovely and clean. Overall a fantastic holiday - the only complaint being that we were disturbed one night by the singer in the bar until gone midnight, but it hardly ruined the holiday!

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Property: Apollonion Resort & Spa
Address: Xi Beach, Lixouri 282 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Lixouri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lixouri
#1 Luxury Hotel in Lixouri
#1 Family Hotel in Lixouri
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lixouri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Apollonion Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 127
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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