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Saoulas Studios
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

I cannot fault this resort, the people were friendly, the hotel spotless, well maintained. A lovely pool and pool bar. The food was good, drinks reasonable priced a large iced cool local beer was 2.50 euros. In a good location, plenty of bars restaurants and supermarkets nearby though walk to beach is a challenge in the heat. The rooms are basic but kept clean. Kefalonia is a wonderful island to explore, plenty of quaint beaches and coves. A perfect relaxing tranquil island.

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Reviewed 17 September 2012

We stayed for two weeks and cannot fault a thing. The owner was lovely, helpful, friendly and very generous. The food was good, noted the apartments are basic but what do you expect for a 3 star. The location was perfect, with plenty of places to go to eat and drink and a good base for hiring a car and exploring this wonderful island. Easy to drive around, not stressful at all. The pool and bar area were immaculately looked after, our rooms were always cleaned often. The only disappointing fact and this is not the owners fault, was that the bbq, karaoke party was shut down well before midnight at about 1030pm, due to certain guests. This was unfair i think to those who had paid to have a bbq with KARAOKE, which never got going. All i can say to those who complained and seem to be just after their money back, is that they should book a villa out in the middle of nowhere. Seeing as they use Tripadvisor they should have been well aware that the hotel hosts a weekly karaoke and should expect there to be noise at least until midnight one one occassion. Also complaining about a member of staff talking loudly? ReallY? Overall we had a lovely holiday and shall return to the saulus studios one day, don't let the very very few moaners put you off coming here.

Room Tip: Back rooms are cooler, front rooms close to pool and second or third rooms had good views.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank hicksfamily109
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

Just returned after another week in Saoulas Studios love this place, travelled to many greek islands and we can honestly say this is the best accommodation we have ever stayed. Eleni, Elena & Christina are excellent hosts and you are made to feel part of the family. Food excellent, room's cleaned regularly. Barbeque and karaoke on a Friday evening is a must good fun and you get to meet the other guests. We can not understand why people are complaining regarding the karaoke i stayed at Saoulas Studio's in July as well, we can guarantee you the karaoke finishes at midnight and the music is turned down. We find the prices at the bar reasonable alot cheaper than most islands. THANK YOU ELENI, ELENA, AND CHRISTINA FOR A BRILLIANT HOLIDAY! SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR Marcia & Ian xx

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

well where do we start just returned from two weeks in paradise.Beautiful setting lovely pool and bar area rooms are spotless.The family who own these studios are priceless hi mama,elena steph,agnes and Christina,they cannot do enough for everyone.Mamas food was excellent daily and at the BBQ plenty to eat also great laugh on the karaoke hi Graham.Also Graham the rep was great very knowledgeable about the island and no hard sell on the trips.There are tavernas and restaurants near by and beaches untouched.Mama took us in the sea then to fish restaurant but would not let us pay a penny,all we can say is thanks for making our holiday so magical.Love you all see you next year.Ian and Fiona

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

Location was great, great swimming pool (probably the best in the area). Accommodation needs updating urgently (Especially the kitchen utensils). The Kitchens are reminiscent of something of the 1950s, the portable two hob unit was about as useful at a chocolate teapot. The beds were very uncomfortable; as stiff as a board. The shower was rubbish albeit the water was hot. The towels need replacing as they were in terrible condition and grossly inadequate; cheap and nasty.

All in all, the staff were great however one member was excessively loud. On numerous occasions we encountered what can only be described as loud arguments in Greek whilst on a mobile.

The drink prices were expensive; we bought elsewhere.

Friday night entertainment consisted of a BBQ and Karaoke. The Karaoke was excessively loud in to the early hours which was unfair on any guests planning on an early rise. On numerous occasions other than the Friday, dance music was played loudly; this dance music was a repetitive bang bang bang which was at times unbearable. The Karaoke and loud music were inappropriate for the area; we believe there were others unhappy with the loud music.

In conclusion; Avoid if you like quiet relaxing nights enabling you to rise early..

Room Tip: The front rooms are great if you want wifi in your rooms and you want a pool view however, stay clea...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank mrandmrsT007
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

Greetings fellow sun seekers,i am here at the Saolas Studios on the second week of my World Tour i have another week to go.
I have probably seen most of the greek islands & as you know Lesbos is my No 1, but
I am really enjoying a belated trip to Kefallonia after many years & it is a great place to visit.
The Saoulas Studios are spot on with everything you need & more. The host family are brill; & look after you like family.
It is a good location in which to explore the island.The local beach is down a hill but well worth the trip.Some people have mentioned the walk back but as a 60 year old i have no probs; unless your a big chip eater. I read Mr Grey's report & all i can say is check in with your GP back home,it's got all the symptoms of Sun Stroke.
There's a knock on the door,it's probably my round must go.Kalimera.

Room Tip: The obvious choice is top floor sea view,but in reality you can move when a room is free.If your in...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank paulo66
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

Just got back from a very relaxing two week holiday in Lourdas staying at the Saulas Studios.

The Saulas Studios were lovely for what is basic self catering apartment holiday.

The rooms themselves are clean and compact, if you intend on cooking a lot then the utensils are pretty limited, but from our previous experience this is normal. Just don't expect to be cooking a three course meal.

Linen was changed twice a week and the bins were emptied every two days, but nothing to stop you emptying your bin should you feel fit.

If you want privacy on your balcony try to get a room at the back of the apartment building, as the front facing ones which have a sea view are shared.

Eleni and the girls (Elena, Stephanie, Agnes and of course Christina) were very friendly and really do give the place a family feel. All credit to them on providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Also regarding the comments of the previous poster, we ate and drank very little at the Saulas but still got an excellent and friendly responses to any requests.

For a simple straight forward self catering holiday the Saulas is hard to fault in our opinion, and we would happily go back again.

On a side note the hill to the beach is very steep and for the less able will be a problem. We did the round trip more than half a dozen times and each time it got easier though.

Cheers Ian & Rebecca

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Saoulas Studios

Address: 1.5km from Lourdas Beach, Lourdata, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Lourdata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Lourdata
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Saulas Studios Hotel Lourdas

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