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“Makis Studios-Scala-Kefalonia.”
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Makis Studios
Ranked #3 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Skala
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Makis Studios-Scala-Kefalonia.”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Wonderful Studios-nice rooms-with kettle and fridge-hairdryer. Cooking facilities available. Very clean-plenty of sunbeds and a lovely pool. Bar prices at pool are good. 5 Minute walk to the main shopping/restaurants and beach. Rooms cleaned daily. Excellent.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms are not as private.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

We thought we would write this review whilst sitting by the side of the pool on our last day here at the Makis Studios. Our experience at the Makis Studios has been very relaxed and so chilled out and to a very high standard.
The accommodation is clean, tidy, well maintained and above average for Greek Studio Apartments. The studios are ideally situated to the bars/restaurants in town, approx five min stroll to all the facilities.
We wanted quiet and rest and we got exactly that, the studios are ideal for people who want less hustle & bustle on their holiday. So having no T.V. or phone suited us down to the ground. Whilst air-con is €65 for two weeks we did not use it and found the studios breezy and cool. Bedding was immaculate and the beds were hard to get out of due to them being very comfortable. The pool area is very clean and also the pool itself very clean and so refreshing when baking all day on the sun loungers. The studios are surrounded by bushes and so inevitably you do get the odd bug or two in the pool, but again we found this not a problem they are removed quickly by the filters which are on constantly. The food is good and the Mythos is served very cold, what more could you want! All in all our time at the Makis with the family that own it has been a pleasure and if we did come back to Kefolonia in the future, we will be booking in here again.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

Very surprised by this review - we stayed at The Makis Studios 2 weeks ago and had studied what was available before we paid - hence the lack of TV and phone wasn't a surprise - but all rooms had 'fenced off' verandas, we found beds were very comfortable, air con quiet enough to be left on all night, blankets were in the wardrobes and inroom literature clearly said if you want more ask!. Yes showers did have to be 'hand held' but probably a good thing in a hot location where water is precious.

We found the pool spotless, the gravel road was actually a car park (so no passing traffic!) and as for the most expensive drinks in Skala (with a 'K') we must have been unlucky as every bar we went into were charging far more for drinks than the Makis

I guess we all have our views but lets at least try to be accurate

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tamworth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Rita & Makis own the Makis Studios (Not to be confused with the Makis Hotel)
This is a small studio complex off the main high street on a back road, Because it is surrounded ny studios, the bar and trees this is a very quite laid back place with the lovely pool in its own unique suntrap.
Great welcome, shown to our bigger than usual greek room. There is a charge for air con & a safe Key. Fridge is included. All rooms face onto the small but very clean pool. The bar is open early til 7pm. You can have your breakfast & snacks next to the bar.
A great place to unwind & relax but just a 5 min walk to the main street with many bars & restaurants to choose from.
In a nutshell, idyllic, clean, friendly and in the sunshine.

Room Tip: All rooms are good.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2013

We booked makis studios based among other things on the reviews on this website. However, we believe that many of the reviewers have confused the makis studios with the makis hotel (trust us.... there is a world of difference!)
We arrived to our ground floor studio room expectant of a clean basic room with reasonable facilities. We booked with "optional extras" of balcony/veranda and kitchette with pool view. Wow - we couldn't have been more disappointed if we tried! The room did overlook the pool but also a gravel drive/road! It is a terrible location. The balcony was an open veranda and very impersonal. The room was as basic as possible with terrible melamine bed furniture, single beds that wouldn't even push together (lol!) due to oversized melamine headboards (double lol!). No pictures. Terrible lighting. No television. No phone. No bedspread for the colder nights (just an old white sheet). Dodgy air con. No shower holder (you hold the head and sort of "one-handedly" shower yourself!)....oh and no soap! What the....(insert your own word!) The bar shuts at 8 although you wouldn't go anyhow! Avoid the green scum line around the pool if possible. Phew.... Trying to find something positive to say....I can't.....avoid buying any drinks as the most expensive in Scala. All in all it is a terrible choice. We can't help thinking that any positive reviews may have been based on the makis hotel which is entirely different and a great hotel! We know because we checked out of the makis studios after one night, took our refund and checked in there instead..... Best decision of the holiday. You've been warned! Team LD.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Blyth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Hi tony b,after reading your review on the makis and mentioning thompsons.Is it the makis hotel opposite the beach or the studios which are set back a bit.We have not been to skala before but have booked the makis studios,we got a bit mixed up when phoning which was which when we phoned to book as the makis hotel only deal through thompsons i believe.But all in all the review you have done sounds lovely.thank you sonia

Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Shepshed, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2013

wonderful hotel,excellent rooms,nice staff.what more can i say?maybe a bit on the expensive side,but that could be thompsons pushing the prices.so much so,that we would return,but its just too expensive.very clean well equiped appartments.maybe on day eh!

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Makis Studios
Address: Skala, Skala 28082, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Skala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Skala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Makis Studios 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Makis Studios, Skala, Kefalonia Makis Studios is a small and friendly family run complex situated in the beautiful village of Skala, on the East coast of Kefalonia.The studios, with lovely surroundings and views, are set off the main high street making them private and peaceful. Yet, they are only 500 metres from beautiful Skala Beach and only a short walk from Skalas' shops, bars and restaurants. The complex is made up of 2 seperate blocks housing a total of 24 studios, which have either a private balcony or terrace overlooking the pool area.Each studio is furnished with 2 single beds. The kitchenette area is equipped with a 2 ring electrical hob, a kettle and fridge.Airconditioning on charge payble localy. There are hairdryers in each room.The attractive pool area has an on site bar with a nice shaded terrace where you can enjoy breakfast, snacks and drinks, including cocktails, from the reasonably priced menu. There is free use of sun loungers and umbrellas for our guests. ... more   less 
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