Initially we were a bit disappointed at the 'family' room size, which just seemed to be a standard room with some bunk beds added but we made an effort to pack everything away and were fine. We also had a lovely big patio area, as we were on the ground floor so could always spill out onto that.
The hotel itself was very nice with a good restaurant and bar area, both inside and pool side.
The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful, especially the pool bar ladies.
The food was very nice as far as we are concerned. There was more than enough choice for both breakfast and dinner, although whilst dinner changed every night the breakfast got a bit repetitive but there was enough to vary your options. You also got fruit juices, tea, coffee and hot chocolate for breakfast.
There was a nice, well stocked shop at the hotel and also a jewellery shop, which were both run by a lovely lady.
There was a lovely pool, playground and games area, which kept the kids amused.
The animation team also did their best to keep us active. My son and i enjoyed volleyball and water polo most days. They also had darts, bowls and table tennis.
My daughter enjoyed the kids club, especially having her face painted on the last day.
The beach was nice enough and there were a few beach bars/cafes which all seemed very nice but not many were open as we went early in their season in May.
The only negative is the location. There is only one other big hotel, then a few villas but apart from that nothing else. No shops, e.t.c. There was nowhere really to go for a walk other than round the roads and beech but nothing to see. We did visit the other hotel on several evenings, the Apollonian, which is well worth a visit.
We must also highly recommend the Mercury car hire company that was just down the road. There prices were very competitive and they were lovely. Before I had even agreed to hire a car the gentleman I spoke to was giving me the inside track on where to visit, better than any travel brochure. They were great so get your car from them.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Cephalonia Palace
- Cephalonia Palace Lixouri
- Cephalonia Palace Hotel Lixouri