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Ionian Emerald Resort

5.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Karavomilos, Sami 28080, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 3 Sami B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
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13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just stayed at the Ionian Emerald for a week and it was a very pleasant stay. Lovely quality rooms with everything you could possible want. All staff very pleasant and friendly. Hotel food very good extremely large servings for dinner. Right by the shingle beach with excellent views, Very nice pool with lots of beds and parasols. Always available what... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We enjoyed a brief break at the resort to attend a wedding in Sami. We were made very welcome, all the staff are amazingly firendly and I'd echo all the positive comments about clean rooms and beautiful views. We had sea view rooms that had an amazing view across the gardens and pool to the bay. We ate out in... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We obviously booked at the right time, the price was a lot cheaper than when the season was in full flight, the accommodation is first class, cleanliness 1st rate, we went half board, eating times - 7pm to 11pm in the restaurant, breakfast great, omelette's cooked to order, good selection on the buffet, tea coffee fresh juices etc, portions for... More

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Knighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have just returned from our holiday and loved the hotel and Kefalonia. The hotel was clean & bright, friendly staff, beds changed daily, couldn't fault it. Lovely 15 minute walk by the sea to the tavernas in Sami and a good taverna and bakery just 5 minutes walk in the opposite direction from the hotel. We hired a car... More

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I write this whilst resident and I can say quite honestly, I would love to stay on, words fail me, every aspect of this resort is Simply Fabulous... Manicured gardens, friendly staff, every space is clean and every operation is efficient.. This is most definitely, a return to resort...

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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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