My partner and I had a great week at the Dionysus in early July 2013. The owner 'Dennis' met us as we got off the coach and took us to our room himself. We spoke to him many times during the week and he was always absolutely lovely - helpful, informative and wanting to provide guests with the best service his accommodation had to offer.
Room 16 balcony faced east with views of trees and the sea to the south. The room was extremely clean on arrival with the décor being in an excellent condition, albeit a bit small and rather dated circa 1970's! We had taken a travel kettle but this was un-necessary as there was one provided (along with a toastie machine and there was even a shower curtain!). After that initial arrival we found bins were not emptied again until 2 days later and we had one clean and one change of towels and sheets throughout the week. The sheets weren't an issue but given the sanitary arrangements in Greece it might have been advisable to have emptied bins every day. In the event we did this ourselves using the skip up the road and it wasn't a problem for us.
The Dionysus is fantastically situated in a fairly residential part of Skala. Although there seemed to be apartments/studios across the road these appeared to be very Greek oriented and looked more like villas or private houses. It was a 5 minute walk to town and the beach so the lack of a pool was never a problem and made the arrangement excellent value for money.
On the down side, we did experience several nights when dogs barking woke us. Speaking to locals it appears that this is an on-going problem related to how these animals are kept (ie outside, chained up and often away from the owners whose vegetable patch they are supposed to be protecting!). The hoteliers do seem to be aware of it, however, so something might be done if enough visitors have an issue.
Over all we felt the Dionysus represented great value for money and we wouldn't hesitate to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DIONYSIOS STUDIOS set on the outskirts of SKALA village, in an excellent and quiet location, only 100 m from the center and 300m from the marvelous and famous SKALA beach. Consisting of 17 studios and 1 apartment, recently renovated. The simply and warm furnished studios, most of them have twin and some double beds. Apartment, one bedroom with double bed and the other bedroom with two sigls. All studios have private balcony, some with sea or side seaview and others with beautiful countryside view. Also they have A/C, REFRIGERATOR,KITCHENETTE with the basic cooking items, TOASTER, SAFE, T.V and easy parking at the side of accommodation. In center of SKALA you can find bars, super markets,restorants taverns e.T.C. SKALA Kefalonias is ideal place for unforgettables holidays ... more less
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