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Gonatas Hotel

Agia Effimias, 28081, Greece
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Gonatas with high hopes after all the reviews we had read. Good: wonderful views. We was so lucky to be on the top floor. So local to all the restaurants and wonderful beach just outside the hotel but still far away enough to be quiet. Nicky her mum and Maria were so welcoming and could not do... More 

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Doncaster S Yorks England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is a very good hotel which could be excellent with a little attention to the bar, pool area and breakfast. I suppose the fact that the bar area was never open added to the peace and quite of the hotel and this was great but we did feel that a final drink with other guests after a meal in... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Due to commitments we went in mid Sept instead of June for the first time. The hotel was the same wonderful place but the clientel was somewhat older as you would expect avoiding the school holidays. The shorter days meant dawn at 7am and earlier evenings.The sun was still the big attraction in the 80s-90s most of the time, one... More 

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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Just returned from a week in the Gonatas Hotel sorry to say the hotel is now dated and in need of some investment.We had one of the ground floor rooms it was more like a storeroom under your stairs,very hot very dated,and not very private as all the guest that came to breakfast could see in our room so we... More 

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to anywhere in Greece. We chose the Gonatas on the advice of our travel agent through Sunvil. The hotel is in a beatiful setting and is a small family run hotel where we were treated like part of the family by Nicky, Mama and Maria who would gladly do anything to please. Our room on... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Hotel Gonatas in Aghia Ephemia on Kefalonia in Greece is a medium range family run hotel. It has mostly front facing sea views of the Sami bay. The hotel is comfortably appointed all rooms have air-conditioning (free) and a fridge as well as multi-channel TV with excellent reception. Wi-fi is also available throughout the hotel and the pool area. The... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We absolutely loved this hotel ! I would say probably the best views in Kefalonia (if you get the top floors). You still get an amazing view from the pool area but absolutely spectacular views if on the top floors. The super clean and simple bedrooms were just perfect for what we wanted! The staff are incredible and would help... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Stayed bed & breakfast for a week made to feel very welcome, family run hotel, staff very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them Continental style breakfast can pay small amount for extras options i.e. greek yogurt with honey a must have. Hotel kept very clean air con in room you will need this as it was very... More 

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Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Glad we chose the Gonatas Hotel. Family run, simple & in a beautiful quiet location. No screaming scooters or other passing traffic. Fantastic views. Only 10-15 mins walk from Agia Efimia where you'll find plenty of tavernas and a couple of bars - although we found the best place to eat was right across the road from the hotel (Paradise... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Stayed in 2010. Had a restful week. Great family hotel. Stayed on floor level which was a bit basic. Breakfast Mediterranean style which us more than adequate. Felt able to approach personel if needed. Great little bay about 1/4 mile away with restaurants of all type! Also a great little beach across a minor road, Paradise Beach I believe it... More 

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