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Ionian Emerald Resort

5.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Karavomilos, Sami 28080, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 3 Sami B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Boxstertan Wokingham, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Ionian Emerald exceeded our expectations. The location is perfect for a quiet relaxing holiday. A 15 minute walk along the water front takes you into Sami for a good selection of places to eat an evening meal. We ate in La Familia & Dolphin which were both lovely. The rooms at the hotel are spacious and spotless clean. Our... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having stayed for 5 nights in this hotel, its definitely NOT 5 star, breakfast is a below par buffet! (usually cold) the pool bar delivers limited menu with Heinz mayo in sachets, plastic cups and not enough seats for size of pool, the pool is good however used by residents in other hotel therefore overcrowded. Staff were very friendly however... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I were travelling to celebrate the end of her ALevels and we couldn't have stayed anywhere better. George on reception and Nico in the restaurant always asked how our day had been and couldn't have been nicer. The room had a great view over the pool and beyond to the bay. Plenty of choice at Breakfast and... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Awesome hotel in an excellent location. The staff couldnt do enough for you and everywhere was kept spotlessly clean. Any problems are immediately rectified. I didnt have time to exchange currency before my holiday and the rate at the airport was awful, but the hotel exchanged my currency with a great rate and no fuss. I would highly recommend this... More

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Denbigh, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is a lovely hotel in a lovely location. Very peaceful (see later comments), very clean, calm and accommodating. This was a surprise holiday for my 50th birthday and I must say that my husband has excelled himself this time and earned a million blue peter badges. We will definitely return here. I also enjoyed a lovely sauna and... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had two weeks stay, bed and breakfast. Beautiful beyond words, quiet, relaxing with very friendly staff, in particular Nikos (very professional waiter) and Pandalis (mixed the best Margaritas ever)! Food excellent, pool spotless and rooms thoroughly serviced daily with towels and linen changed frequently. When my husband needed something from the pharmacy, the owner (Helena) personally... More

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West Sussex
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have returned today from a weeks stay. The first thing to say is stay at the sister hotel next door. You pay a lot of money for services that the people in the Athina get to use for free! Yes the hotel is clean and has lovely views, but it is not up to 5 star standards. We have... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel in beautiful location. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful, particularly Mariana at the pool bar. Hotel is in a quiet location within walking distance of Sami. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to the duplex suite which was stunning. Excellent food in poolside bar and restaurant, we also enjoyed meals in the taverna on the sea front... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ionian Emerald is an excellent hotel,lovely clean rooms with sea view balconies.The staff are very professional and also very friendly. The restaurant with beautiful views top class service and huge portions of food is first class . Although there are lots of tavernas serving delicious food at very reasonable prices in Sami ,a 15 minute walk along the seafront,... More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Was going to book hotel but found out it is about three times price of sister hotel next door and guest from that hotel use the pool,bar extras free of charge in this hotel ,so I am not going to use it for this reason,if you charge high prices for quality keep it that way and do not open it... More

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Address: Karavomilos, Sami 28080, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Sami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ionian Emerald Resort 5*
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