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Porto Skala Hotel & Village
Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in Skala
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fabulous, cant fault it !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

After reading some of the comments on here by some people we were a little apprehensive on what to expect. Our room was great, lovely comfortable bed, TV tea and coffee making facilities , fridge and safe. We were in 612 and had a lovely sea view. Th staff were marvellous nothing to much trouble. Vass on reception was great, couldnt have been more helpful or friendly, Christina who looked after us at breakfast was a joy!! Super girl so helpful and a beautiful smiling face every morning. We returned home yesterday after a week , the 19th Sept, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The pool was fab, poolside bar lovely comfy sunbeds, what more do you want. We always pick a car up at the airport so location was no problem at all. Loved hearing the goats bells tinkling in the distance during the day! I would have no qualms at booking this hotel again, we had an amazing time here. All I can say is if you are looking at 4 star "stay in England " We are talking about Greece ! We stayed on a B&B basis, and the the choice of breakfast was excellnt. So many choices, hot and cold, the food was divine !! Thankyou to all the staff for a very memorable stay

Room Tip: We were in 612 and it was lovely, peaceful and quiet, lovely balcony and sea view. The bed was so co...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Maurjay
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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

A beautiful hotel with amazing sea-view! The food was very good and you could get an excellent taste of Greek traditional dishes. The set-up of the hotel is very cosy and calm as it forms a small amphitheatric village. All the amenities of the hotel (swimming pool, gym, etc.) are of a high standard and contribute to the holiday spirit we all want to share. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the level of cleanliness is incontestable. I will definitely go back!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Myriam802
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Gloucestershire
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

We stayed at the Porta Skala Hotel from August 28th 2013 for 7 days. The hotel is definitely not of 4 star standard, the rooms are in need of a good paint job, however it was very clean. We stayed in room 107 which had a fantastic sea view with a good sized balcony. We only paid for bed and breakfast , the food is ok but could be better. The hotel staff are very friendly. The location of this hotel is 3km from the resort centre which is approx. 40 minutes walk, the hotel does provide a free shuttle bus from 10 am on the hour until 6pm but you do have to book as the bus is only 8 seater, however it seems to be that some guests don't book and don't have any manners and push in. These are NOT the English guests!!!!!
As regular visitors to Skala and this Hotel was a last minute booking we would not return to Porta Skala Hotel mainly due to the location.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank R E
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london
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

We had a fairly nice stay 11th July for five nights - we weren't expecting much as we'd only paid £90 for three of us each day all inclusive. True to expectations, the room was basic with a tiny bathroom and a room that didn't have a view. We didn't complain as we were only staying five nights. The food was fresh but not really well presented with a torn mosquito net placed over the dishes to keep the flies and wasps off the food. There were hot dishes and a couple of salads. I think they should emply the young man who cuts up the greek salad (which is already available on the salad bar) to grill fresh fish or make fresh pizza or something plain for the children/adults who did'nt like cinnamon. The drinks were pretty dire - flavourless, watery coke and undrinkable wine - no cocktails all inclusive. We had to pay for the pool towels. The wi-fi connection didn't work - there was a problem with the cables. There were too many wasps to eat outside comfortable but we found this all over the island and was apparently due to the mild spring this year.
On the positive side, the staff were very friendly, including aforementioned young man and Maria the chef. The pool was lovely. The stony coves opposite were good for snorkelling and a refreshing swim. As another poster mentioned, with a little investment this could be a really nice hotel. For the price of five nights here, I would have preferred four nights at the Regina or 9 Muses.

Room Tip: Rooms 101 - 110 seemed good - they were at the front and had nice views of the sea, some with two ba...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank ozmum38
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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

I really loved this place. it is a colourful amfitheatric complex of seperated houses (like a small village) with great sea view! The food was amazing!real tasty Greek food and fresh salads ( a young man was cutting in front of you your own Greek salad and later on fresh fruits! In the morning he was preparing great omelette just for you! Great surprise for a four star hotel!). I loved the swimming pool and especially appreciated the fact that the gym which had exactly what I needed, was not somewhere hidden in the basement of a building as it is always the case!it was just next to the pool and you could see the pool and the sea when training! I loved reading my book in the balcony of my room, enjoying the amazing colours of the sea in the sunset..will definitely go back.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

We've just returned from Porto Skala and were very impressed. Our room, 105, was at the front with exceptional views.( With two balconies!)Yes some rooms are up a few stairs but the hotel is on the side of a mountain!!
If your room is close to reception you might be able to get the wifi, as well as wifi around the pool area, reception and bar area!
The food was good! Loads of salad you can pick yourself. Or get a bowl made fresh for you by the friendly salad/melon/ice cream guy! The chef was always there to tell you what was what! Lots of tasty Greek dishes.
Our room was cleaned everyday, nice touch with the heart shaped towels and flowers on one day! Air con was free and worked so well! Good hair dryer, kettle and fridge!

Location was good, amazing cove and pebble beach directly in front of the hotel! Perfect for snorkelling. Or a quiet alternative to sitting by the pool. Walk to skala was about half hour, could be difficult in midday sun but the hotel provides a free mini bus there and back till 6. (Have to book a time on the day!) taxi = 5 euros each way.

Skala is a little town with bars and a few shops, we didn't go on the sandy beach but played giant chess and visited the roman villa!
We hired a car for three days, so many things to see and do on Kefalonia. (Plenty of boat trips and excursions) Roads are very easy to navigate, although some are quite high and bendy!! But you get used to it.

Overall we loved Kefalonia, and Porto Skala made our holiday. Friendly staff, very clean rooms and good location. There is no entertainment and the bar music is repetitive however we just went into skala (Captain's bar) or chilled out on our balconies!

Anyone lucky enough to stay in room 105, please say hello to Darren, the smaller balconie's resident Lizard!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Janey8888
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Snettisham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

We stayed in Porto Skala Hotel from the 13th June - 21st of June and had a great time! Upon arrival we were taken to our room. It was a very basic room but the large balcony, swimming pool, restaurant area and beach across the road more than made up for it. I'm a vegetarian and found the food really nice. Big salad bar every day, plenty to choose from and all the staff working very hard to ensure you have plenty of drinks and are provided with a great service. I do not think the photos on here do the hotel justice. The sun loungers now have comfy cushions and there are lot's of leafy, parasols to protect you from the hot sun. The hotel itself has lot's of pretty flowers surrounding it and the open restaurant is really nice on a hot evening. The pool was never too busy and the walk to Skala is a bit of a trek but easily done. If you don't fancy the walk, the hotel provides a shuttle bus and a taxi is only 5 euros. The staff were really friendly, especially Vas. If you don't fancy a quiet evening sitting on the balcony opposite the night time bar, then you can head into Skala. Captain's is a must and a regular haunt of Simon Pegg's?! There were lot's of photos of him in there and a great newspaper article he had written about Kefalonia. It's a really beautiful Island and I would recommend getting a car as it's very easy to find your way around and explore. If you want to book a boat for the day to explore the private, sandy, beaches and coves remember to book in advance! We left it too late so missed out. I would also suggest taking reef shoes...the beaches are stunning but you do look a bit silly trying to clamber in and out of the sea over all the pebbles and rocks......not something which can be done elegantly! ;)

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank linzi c
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Additional Information about Porto Skala Hotel & Village

Property: Porto Skala Hotel & Village
Address: Skala 28086, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Skala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Skala
#15 Romantic Hotel in Skala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Porto Skala Hotel & Village 4*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Porto Skala Hotel Village - 4 **** - Kefalonia Island - Greece Porto Skala Hotel - Village is a spacious complex set in attractive gardens and quiet surroundings. It is perfectly placed in an amphitheatric shape and enjoys marvellous views to the Ionian Sea. The architecture is this of a traditional Greek village and all rooms and public lounges are bright, comfortable, with sea views and along with the attentive staff create a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Just 10m from the hotel are steps leading to a secluded quit and unspoiled natural pebble beach with crystal Sea waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Hotels' Restaurant operates rich buffet and offers magnificent recipes and flavours inspired from Greek traditional Cuisine. All units of Porto Skala Hotel - Village are furnished with high aesthetic and offer private balcony, bathroom, and all up-to-date facilities such as air-condition, Satellite TV, radio-music, direct-dial phone, mini-fridge, coffee & tea making facilities, hair-dryer and private safety deposit box. Double rooms sleep up to 3 adults. Every family can feel at home in Porto Skala Hotel - Village, that offers a safe environment for the children and accommodate families in: Standard double-bedded rooms plus bunk beds for the children or in two twin rooms with an interconnecting door. The Hotel is situated 3 Km away from the center of the beautiful "Skala" Village where you can find a selection of shops, bars and restaurants, 1.5 Km. away from the beginning of its popular sandy beach and 8.5 Km away from the pretty little harbour of "Poros" and the romantic village with the same name. Opposite and near the hotel is not guarded place to leave your car. Facilities: Restaurant Pool/Snack bar Wi-Fi Internet Free in Public Areas Internet Corner Conference Room Dolby Surround Movies' Studio Billiards Mini Shop Complimentary Shuttle Service Laundry Service Pool Paddling Pool Fitness Room Children's Playground Mini-Crazy golf Table Tennis AWARDED HOTEL: VALUE FOR MONEY ... more   less 
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