Just back from 9 night stay at Anassa, we booked direct with the hotel following research and using tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. Booking was very easy and by going direct the air conditioning was included as well as breakfast. WE confirmed the booking via email and any questions were answered really quickly via email or phone. We were looking for an apartment for 4, 2 adults plus 13 and 10 year old daughters. We could have chosen the masionette room or masionette suite, we went for the room which was a sofa bed downstairs with a double bed upstairs. I was a bit worried about the sofa bed but it had proper mattresses and was just perfect, was absolutely fine for adults. We saw the maisonette suite, it was really nice as has a separate living area and can sleep 6, 2 doubles plus bed settee like our room. Our room was spotless, cleaned daily with new sheets and towels. We were in the 2nd block on the 2nd floor, so overlooking the gardens, with a sea view, a lovely balcony, just right for 4. The room had a great bathroom, double sinks and big shower. The breakfast was continental, cereal, juice, bread/toast, fruit, ham, cheese, boiled eggs, you help yourself and we filled ourselves up on breakfast so only needed a very small lunch. The hotel itself is lovely, fantastic location, a few steps to the beach, a great pool, plenty of sun loungers, 5mins walk to the village, virtually opposite water sports, next to the pick up point for the cruises, we couldn't have hoped for more. What makes Anassa is the people, both staff and guests, everyone was really friendly. The staff work really hard, especially Claire, Nic and Hercales were fantastic at the bar, making sure everyone was ok, enjoying their lovely holiday destination. From the cleaners, gardeners, breakfast staff to Effie and George, everyone made us feel very welcome, nothing was too much trouble. We had a lovely time at the bbq night, with music and some greek dancing at the end, the food was lovely and you got loads. We had lunch at the hotel, it didn't disappoint, it was really yummy! We hired a car from the airport but Effie can easily arrange a taxi from the airport. Scala was a great location for us, we enjoyed the various beaches both Scala and Kaminia, used the water sports facilities, went on a cruise to Ithica, drove to the caves, lakes, Sami, visited the monastery, castle and Robola winery, went to Argostoli at night on a trip from Etam travel, as well as enjoying the pool both in the morning and when we got back from our days out. We enjoyed the variety of taverna's in the village, looking in the shops and walking back to the hotel for a drink before bed, stopping off for dessert at the frozen yog, crepes or doughnut man in the square. Yes, there can be noise from the bars around but when we closed the doors and air conditioning was on, we feel fast asleep! I can't praise this hotel enough, if we come back to Kefalonia we will definitely be returning to Anassa as there are so many things we didn't get the chance to do. We had an amazing holiday, relaxed and laughed lots, tried new things and more importantly we have come home with lots of great memories. All the staff new us by name and made us so welcome, not because we were loud or always at the bar but because that is what the do, they are all very proud of what they do and want everyone to enjoy the beautiful location and hotel. I can see why people return year after year, and hopefully we will as well. Thank you Anassa.
- Also Known As:
- Anassa Hotel Cephalonia