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La Cite Hotel
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Lixouri
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2013

First impression is that it's all so small - hotel, rooms, breakfast - but after a day and realising this is Kefalonia at it's best it's just soooo relaxing. All hotels are small - you just can't see any in Lixouri ! At least this one has a pool which is uncrowded and good temp. Beer is v cold (shall I carry on ???). Staff v friendly and helpful. They charge for A/Con which is disappointing as most operators suggest it's in (E5 pd). So many people stayed here that had been before - that says something! All restuarants (off square/by sea) were very good and reasonable.. Square is too busy.

If you are wondering how to get here - defo taxi: airport to ferry, then across to Argostoli (E2.50) and then walk directly forward (on getting off ferry!), past square, up the road beyond, then it's on your left. Simples.
We hired a car for a week as nice to see some beaches (esp sunset (and meal) at Petani beach - 1/2 hour away - see other revus), other sites: St Gerasimus monastery, Assos and walk up to castle (altho castle here and St George have little to see and St G mostly closed.
Realised 3 day car hire (from Argostoli) is probably more than enough if you want to do mostly pool/sun time.

Room Tip: The ones by the lift/stairs are slightly smaller - not much tho
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We have been going to Kefallonia and Ithaca for a good few years, but this was our first stay in Lixouri.

This is a really good, basic (in a good way) hotel. Our room was spotless with a good bathroom. It was nice to have a fridge and kettle in the room. There was a television, air conditioning for a reasonable charge and free wi-fi throughout the hotel. Basic continental breakfast is included, cooked breakfast is available for an extra charge.

Good pool, with plenty of tables, chairs and sun loungers. The grounds of the hotel were an unexpected bonus, at times it was hard to believe that you were only 5 minutes walk from the main square.

The staff are fantastic, Janet, Gerri and Rula were so helpful and friendly.

Highly recommended. We will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Fantastic hotel in every respect.
Very relaxing atmosphere, spotlessly clean, brilliantly managed, warm and friendly staff, beautiful pool and charming gardens, simple but perfect breakfast, snack bar with plenty of choice, very comfortable rooms (ours had amazing countryside views).
Thank you Janet and everyone for making our stay so enjoyable.
Hope to return to beautiful Kefalonia one day and we will head straight for La Cite.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

We have been going to Kefalonia since 1999 and have stayed in a few different places - but after finding La Cite last year, we cannot wait to go back again in August! The staff here become more like good friends than hotel staff....... I really missed them after I came home last year! Looking forward to seeing you on 22nd August, Janet & Gerri. xx

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank channeal
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

My family enjoyed a fantastic break in La Cite. My daughter and my grandchild spent 3 weeks during May and early June 2013. The staff offer a lovely welcome as well as catering for your every wish. The room was perfect and the price very good value with continental breakfast every morning. My daughter paid extra for the fridge as we thought having a young child she would need chilled water and snacks etc. This however was not really needed as the hotel has a well stocked bar and fridge in the dinning area. This hotel is perfect as a base to explore the Paliki and the rest of Kefalonia. Thank you 'La Cite' for a very good 3 weeks.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

I stayed here with my husband for a week from the 30th June to the 7th July. It was the most relaxing holiday I have ever experienced! It was so chilled out and relaxing with a really quiet pool and plenty of places to relax in a lovely setting.
what makes this hotel so special is the staff - Jerry and Janet are fabulous!!! - they really do make your holiday, they cannot do enough for you. Where else do you get a hug when you leave? Janet and Jerry make this hotel worth staying in above and beyond anything else.
People have said about the breakfast not being great I thought it was more than adequate! - lovely fresh bread, a toaster, greek yoghurt, peaches or mixed fruit, cereal, plenty of coffee and juice and every other day ham and cheese, oh there are also boiled eggs and lovely jam every day!
Lixouri itself is a lovely place, not commercialised and was nice to see people going about their business, it wasn't full of tourists which I liked!
Our room wasn't huge but we had a big balcony, shower, comfortable large bed and a fridge. There is also air-con which you have to pay for but we didn't use as there was a lovely breeze when we were there!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Just returned from our second visit to this wonderful hotel. This time we brought our daughter and husband who wanted to see what we had previously raved about and they were not disappointed. We were greeted like long lost family and made even more welcome (if that's possible!) by all the staff including Janet , Gerry and Roula. They honestly cant do enough for you and Litsa ( not sure of the spelling) who is the owners mother, is an absolute jewel!

The hotel is immaculately clean and the pool is fabulous. Some days its like your own private pool.

We learnt from our last visit that the best way to transfer from the airport is to take a taxi from the airport to Argostoli then catch the ferry to Lixouri. From there it is a 5 minute walk to the hotel.

I really cant praise this place enough but feel a bit reluctant to let everyone else into the secret of this amazing find!! We hope to return as soon as possible.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Debbie M
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Additional Information about La Cite Hotel

Address: 28th Octobriou, Lixouri 282 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Lixouri
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lixouri
#2 Romantic Hotel in Lixouri
#2 Family Hotel in Lixouri
Price Range: £25 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — La Cite Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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