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Emelisse Art Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Fiscardo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We spent one night at this hotel on a visit from Skala. Fiscardo is picture postcard lovely. First impressions were excellent; good welcome from reception, helpful staff, great elevated location, fantastic views and good general ambience particularly round the infinity pool area. However, in contrast, the room was small and dark and had not been cleaned properly (chocolate and hairs on the floor matting). Food in the restaurant was disappointing; breakfast was better but a bit basic for a five star. The hotel had been enthusiastically recommended to us. Despite obvious qualities, it didn't quite live up to the hype but the location made up for the shortcomings.

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Reviewed 8 July 2012 via mobile

Good boutique style hotel, friendly helpful staff.

We were upgraded to a room with shared pool which was a real bonus. All the rooms are grouped in villas of 4 rooms with balconies most with excellent sea views. This is lovely but you feel very close to the neighbouring room as there is only a small fabric devide.

Decor in the rooms was not to my personal taste, frilly tasselled lampshades etc but clean and the beds fine.

Breakfast very good, freshly squeezed orange juice.
Food in the restaurant average, we found better in the village. There is a regular shuttle bus which is excellent.

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Thank Hobkirk
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

The hotel is in a fabulous location with stunning views. Fiskardo is beautiful and definately worth a visit. We booked the hotel as it was advertised as adults only but unfortunately this was not the case. It was overrun with kids screaming and jumping in the pool for most of the holiday. It appeared that they were friends or relatives of the owners. The staff in the restaurant were lovely and could not have been more helpful but the reception staff were not really bothered and when we checked out the lady did not even ask if we had enjoyed our holiday - maybe she didnt care. If you are looking for a peaceful relaxing holiday this hotel is certainly not for you. If you want to stay in a beautiful location and don't mind lots of noise it would definately be worth a visit.

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Thank flower077
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Fiscardo in Cephalonia must be the Ionian equiv to St Tropez with a crowded harbour teeming with great restaurants, boutique shops and yachts. But if like us you come in by boat each year it's nice just for part of the year to try something different to the usual Greek Taverna menus you'll be eating for the rest of the hols - and the Emelisse offers it. Phone them and they provide a free taxi service from the harbourside up to their spectacular cliff side setting where you can enjoy cocktails overlooking the stunning island views, a meal that offers real quality and top notch service watching the spectacular sunset over the Med and then a digestif around the firepit after dark. Maybe a swim in the horizon pool. Falling prices over the past few years have made it great value. It will be the memorable night of your holiday.

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Thank Christopher S
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Wonderful 3 night stay at the Emelisse hotel. A complimentary upgrade made for a nice welcome.
Bar/restaurant and pool setting are stunning. Rooms are comfortable, with nice Korres products in the bathroom.
We found the staff to be incredibly helpful at all times - they could not do enough for you. When we left a book of great sentimental value behind, the reservations manager very efficiently tracked it down and then couriered it to us in the UK. Now that is service. Very enjoyable experience.

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Thank 2hands
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

We chose Emelisse as the first part (4 nights) of our honeymoon and could not have picked a better hotel to relax and chill out. The hotel arranged an airport transfer for us and we were greeted on arrival by a chilled glass of water (with cucumber ribbons), local sweets, and a fresh towel to freshen up. We were very happy with the room - great size, balcony had a nice view and the bathroom was excellent. Only small issue was with the bed, which could have been harder for our liking. Room service and both bar and restaurant food was excellent with an adequate choice of food options for vegetarians. All staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the pool table and the chill out area with internet access. The seaside cove near the infinity pool was fantastic and we enjoyed jumping of the board into the open sea, which was crystal clear. The hotel provides a great shuttle service to, and from, Fiskardo which gave us further options to choose restaurants and bars outside the hotel. The harbour at Fiskardo is very pretty and unconventionally we had an amazing Thai meal - we fancied something spicey - at the Lord Falcon restaurant. A great place, which allowed us to relax after our wedding.

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Reviewed 19 June 2012

We have just returned from one of the most amazing holidays ever... We stayed at the Emelisse 2 years ago when we decided it would be the perfect venu to hold our wedding, we've just had the most fantastic, magical and most amazing wedding. You really couldn't have asked for a better place to share with family and friends on such a special day. Everything went like a dream.
The holiday was brilliant, our rooms were all lovely, the people were so freindly, nothing was too much bother, all the staff were amazingly helpful. We would like to thank Haris for his wonderful hospitality, Emma, Joanna and Elenor for their fantastic organisation of the wedding and looking after all our guests, and Zacyios for driving us everywhere and always being so helpful. All the staff were great so thank you to all of you. We really did have a wonderful holiday and fabulous wedding day. x

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Additional Information about Emelisse Art Hotel

Address: Emblissi Bay, Fiscardo 280 84, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Fiscardo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Fiscardo
Price Range: £159 - £350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Emelisse Art Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE HOTELSituated above Emplisis bay overlooking a unique painting of nature, this resort is hidden out of sight, among cedars and cypress trees. From an architect’s point of view a finely tuned pallet of multicultural influence creates an environment of high aesthetics and post-modern design. Space consultant Sophocles Maraveyas has combined an ambience of serenity with original pieces of furniture and local architecture elements. Note that this is the only establishment in Greece to use teak wood items to furnish rooms, all painted in subtle pale shades, and decorated with pictures from artwork photographer Tatiana Karapanagioti, highlighted by the cleverly hidden support lights.HOTEL LOCATIONHotel is located above Emplisis bay, close to the picturesque port and fishing village of Fiskardo, which is within close proximity; it will take not more than 15 minutes to reach, walking distance. The hotel lies just 1h 15m away from Cephalonia airport and the ferry port of Sami is just 50 minutes away. It is 60klm from Poros port, your destination port if you travel from Kyllini. It takes less than an hour to go to the capital of the island, Argostoli. Many magnificent beaches to choose, closest is just 100m far from the reception area.HOTEL FACILITIES & SERVICESCatering services could not be an exception to the quality that characterizes all the services offered. • Welcome cucumber water and iced towel on arrival• Two swimming pools, sun beds, pool towels, shower• Children swimming pool• Pool bar• Lobby bar• Indoor restaurant• Riza restaurant with Greek traditional and local delicacies• Votsalo restaurant, an open kitchen restaurant serving special Mediterranean flavors• All day room service• Laundry service• Business services, business center, meetings up to 50 people, audio visual equipment• Event facilities, church for wedding and Christian ceremonies• DVD selection• Book Library• Early check in upon availability without charge• Late check out upon request/ availability; until 14:00 free of charge, until 18:00 30% surcharge on the room rate, after 18:00 100% charge• Fitness room, fully equipped, free of charge• Complimentary shuttle bus service to/ from Fiskardo village• Water taxi service• Transfers upon request (private taxi transfer)• Porter service• Parking area, up to 25 spaces, 100m far from the reception area, transportation is done by club cars• Tennis court (rackets and balls are provided by Reception free of charge)• Baby sitting upon request, baby monitors, baby chairs, baby cots• Elemis Spa• Billiard, free of charge• Gift shop• Playground• Scuba diving• Boat trips to the islands of Lefkada, Ithaca, Scorpios, Meganisi with our brand new speedboat Princess V50• Speedboat, private daily cruises• Bicycles, are available for hire, free of charge• Cinema is available without charge, by the reception area• Excursions to villages, beaches, sights with our brand new and luxurious Mercedes Viano!• Daily cruises to Perantzada Hotel• Car Rental arrangements• Wireless Internet access• Club cars’ transportation within the hotel area, from/ to the Emplisis Bay• Hairdresser upon request• Housekeeping is provided twice a day• Special evenings every week (Greek night, Pizza night, Barbecue)• Weekend events for children, Spa treatments, sport events, yoga ... more   less 
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Hotel Emelisse Art
Emelisse Art Fiscardo
Emelisse Hotel Kefalonia

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