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“Lovely and Hospitable!”
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Hotel Summery
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Lixouri
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
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“Lovely and Hospitable!”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

We spent a week here in July 2011 and were very happy with our choice. We were unable to get a room for the 4 of us( 2 adults and 2 teenage children) so we had 2 doubles next to each other with our rooms facing the water. The views over the bay were pretty and relaxing.The owners, sisters Titika and Gianna were very friendly and hospitable and ensured we had a very good stay.This hotel was very clean and the shutters on the windows were perfect for keeping out the intense morning sun. The pool was well maintained and quite roomy for the kids to enjoy whilst the shady areas were an oasis in the heat of the summer sun.The hotel is perfectly located close to the main harbour with a 5 minute walk to the main square and to the ferry which takes you to Argostoli. Breakfast was simple but good- the freshly baked cake and the juicy watermelon were our favourites! Our favourite beach at Petani was an easy drive from here as were most sites in Kefalonia. Our stay in Kefalonia was beautiful, the water is so aqua and clear it is amazing!! We look forward to revisiting this gorgeous island some day.We would definitely come back to the Summery Hotel again. Thank you Faraklou family for a memorable stay at your lovely hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

We stayed at the summery the second week of July for are honey moon and loved every minute of it. The owners are beyond lovely and nearly fell over backwards to help us when they found out it was are honey moon. The rooms are basic but super clean. The pool is surrounded by vines and is very well kept. I also have to say all the staff including the cleaning team were just beyond lovely. The breakfast and bar menu were fab fresh and inexpensive (makes a change for a hotel). We loved the main square the restraunts and all the staff it was peacful warm and not a British fry up in sight perfect. We were so happy with are trip we are going back for are 1st wedding anniversary. I highly reccomend it to newlyweds who like us just wanted to chill out in the sun and be well looked after fantastic. Counting down the days till we are back in July 2012 Jeremy and Nicole

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2011

We have just returned from a weeks holiday staying at this hotel. We booked it based on the reviews on this site and we were not disappointed.This is a budget hotel but do not be put off by this. It is more than a basic hotel with the plus points being its location, cleanliness and the friendly staff from the owners through to the cleaning staff. We stayed in a triple room on the 4th floor with a sea view which was lovely. The fridge was a bonus and the air conditioning was a god send with the temperatures in the 40`s!. Breakfast is a simple buffet style and is best eaten on the cool patio under the vines. The pool was very good, clean and usually quiet. You could sunbathe there on sunbeds , or on the beach which is a walk through the gardens away, again this was always quiet.This beach is basic but the sea there is safe and gently shelved, you can swim out to sea for some distance or drift on your airbed with no problems.There is a childrens play area outside and a large bbq for use by the guests. The hotel has WiFi which is a bonus, a computer for use of the guests and a collection of novels to choose from. There were very few English people staying here during our stay which to be honest was a nice change and it is very relaxed and quiet. The hotel's location is very good with a good supermarket across the road. You are just on the edge of town, with the harbour and its seafront restaurants being a 2 minute walk away. The restaurants there are fine with none worthy of special mention, or you could try some of the smaller cafe type places away from the front which the locals use which offer better value for money.
All in all a very nice quiet hotel with excellent customer service from the staff which l have no hesitation in recommending and would return to without hesitation.Thankyou to everyone at the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

Booked as a last minute trip to the Island, the hotel location is very good right on the sea front. the reception and staff were welcoming.

Breakfast pretty basic and a little disappointing. The Pool area was surrounded by trees giving natural shade and creating a very nice atmosphere, the downside of this is that the area could do with greater attention to the leaves around the pool. The Pool itself is clearly in need of a little TLC but is was clean and refreshing, and perhaps it was just needing some attention (Grouting edges & paint) over the winter.

The room was comfortable with efficient air conditioning, we were on the third floor and the views were good, the room size was however very compact and had a somewhat claustrophobic feel will the blinds were lifted (Electrically operated) and the doors opened. They did have fly screens on the doors which allowed fresh air without the flying insects.

Would return to the hotel if in the area despite the points outlined above.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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GeorgiannaGreece, Owner at Hotel Summery, responded to this review, 30 August 2011
Dear guests,

thank you for choosing our hotel for your trip to Cephalonia and for giving us your feedback. We appreciate your business and we take your comments very seriously. Regarding our breakfast quality, I would like to say that it is regarded generally to be superior to that of a 2-star Hotel, but we constantly try to improve it and explore new ideas, for example fresh seasonal fruit was this year's addition. One thing that we are sure about is that we are going to improve along the lines of the Greek/Mediterranean food tradition, because we believe that food should represent the culture of the place one is visiting. That is why our breakfast buffet is not likely to become anglicised in the near future.

As for the pool and the leaves, it is our Hotel's policy not to disturb our guests' peace and quiet with noisy leaf blowers, or with staff sweeping round their feet and that is why the cleaning around the pool starts at 6 p.m., when most of the people have left the pool, and lasts til 9 p.m. when it gets dark. As you said, having such a leafy environment has its drawbacks, the most important of which is that by next morning more leaves are bound to have fallen.

Being a family run hotel we always splurge on the TLC. One can see for example the work that took place last winter on our F/B page, in the album named Renovation 2010-2011. More is programmed for next winter, so watch out for our updates!

With thanks and kind regards

Titika & Yanna Faraklou
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2011

Stayed at this hotel for 3 weeks from the end of July.

Lixouri isn't the prettiest place on Kefalonia, but there's enough to keep you busy. We hired a car for a week and visited the 'must see' sights - Myrtos, Xi, Anti Samos, Fiskardo. Lovely.

The hotel is run by the most lovely
people. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The room was small, but was cleaned every day, clean towels every day, beds changed every or every other day.

The hotel hosts a BBQ with live band - highly recommended -it's lots of fun, with lots of food and dancing.

I wish I was there now!

  • Stayed July 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

After returning for the 12th time to the Hotel Summery, we can honestly say this is the most friendly and welcoming hotel on the island. The hotel is extremely comfortable, and the swimming pool is great for cooling off, just by the beach! The location is perfect and the recent refurbishment has added some great new improvements, such as Wi-fi in all the rooms. I strongly advise people to stay at the Hotel Summery when in Kefalonia. Thank you again for an amazing stay!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

We have just returned from a week’s stay for our Honeymoon and can say we will definitely stay here again in the future. The staff are always friendly, courteous and helpful. The rooms are basic but very clean and well maintained. Each room has Patio doors, insect screen and a metal shutter which when closed, blacks out the room so you are not woken by the early sun or the heat in the morning. Air-con is free which is rare and a huge bonus!
At the rear of the hotel, they have created a lovely garden / oasis around the pool which is an enjoyable place to relax and sunbathe. A few yards further takes you to the beach and it’s very shallow waters.
The location of this hotel is superb, 20 yards away from the entrance is a modern air conditioned supermarket which has everything you need. A five minute walk takes you into the heart of Lixouri and the ferry port to Argostoli.
Lixouri has some great restaurants right on the harbour. Maxims was very good and Novita was unbelievable and the best food we had on the island.
We would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Lixouri.

Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Summery
Address: 35 Labraki Grigoriou, Lixouri 282 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Lixouri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lixouri
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lixouri
#4 Family Hotel in Lixouri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Summery 2*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Independent, family run, sea front hotel in Lixouri, offering affordable, good quality holidays and cultivating authentic human connection since 1981. 24 hour reception, multilingual staff, expanded gardens with grown trees, children's playground, swimming pool, free parking, rooms with balconies, beautiful views, A/C, TV, mini fridge, hair dryer, safety deposit box, direct dial telephone, wired and wireless high speed internet free of charge for the hotel guests, daily maid service, wheelchair accessible rooms. Closed for refurbishment. Reopening in May 2015. ... more   less 
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