The hotel is nice, I had a room overlooking the sea. The room was spacious and clean so was the bathroom with nice Apivita amenities. Breakfast was good, but basic and identical every day. This should be improved. The staff was polite, helpful and friendly. I did not use the pool but my impression is it was clean and not crowded. There's a pathway by the coast line, going to Sami, it's an easy and picturesque route, I've seen marvellous sunsets walking that way. Don't expect hi-speed internet if you need it, it works though but downloading might take some time.
I did not rent a car to go to Antisamos beach, Agia Paraskevi, the acropolis in Sami and Myrtos beach, hiring a taxi was an efficient method to travel for me. Not all taxi drivers speak English, unfortunately, but one of them, Nikos, speaks English very well and he was very helpful. Melissani cave is half a kilometer away from this hotel and it's a place worth visiting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ionian Emerald Hotel is a beautiful hotel in Karavomylos Sami in Kefalonia, offering a high standard of hospitality, in an environment where warmth and fine taste surround the guest from the moment they enter the hotel. This luxurious 5 star hotel in Kefalonia has panoramic views of the sea and the port of Sami. The exemplary service of Ionian Emerald Hotel & Resort will offer you moments, with exclusive amenities and facilities. The luxurious accommodation, with views over the Ionian Sea, the direct access to Agia Eythimia, lake Melissani, cave Drogkarati and other beautiful beaches, make it the ideal combination for magnificent holidays. Ionian Emerald Hotel & Resort is the ideal choice for a luxurious stay, whether you're on the island for business or pleasure. With its impeccable services and facilities, in this family-run hotel you will experience the ultimate relaxation and tranquility. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ionian Emerald Hotel Sami
- Ionian Emerald Resort Sami, Ionian Islands, Greece