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Pool and sun area to rear
Pool and sun area to rear
Pool and sun area to rear
Pool area at night
Living area
Kitchen area
Master bedroom
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

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Anne U
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Another fantastic stay at Villa Marbirini”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Returned to Villa Marbirini for the second year running - we were not disappointed. Villa as spotless and perfect as last year - with the addition of wifi.
Owners always incredibly helpful so booking process and information excellent.
Would not hesitate to recommend the Villa for a lovely holiday on a beautiful island.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Margaret...
Cheadle, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing villa in an ideal location on a beautiful island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

A beautiful villa, in an ideal location, with beaches, shops and tavernas only a short drive away. We felt very much at home in the villa, which was spotlessly clean and very well equipped, with everything we needed for a perfect holiday. There was a good information pack, giving details of local amenities restaurants, shops, etc., and which recommended many lovely places to visit during our stay. The pool was very well maintained. There were six sun beds, plus a great BBQ and table and chairs for dining outdoors.
St. George's castle is well worth a visit, with stunning views and great photo opportunities.
Argostoli is great for shops (fresh produce, clothes and souvenirs), good tavernas and lovely walks by the sea. We enjoyed visiting St. Thomas beach. We walked to the end and over a small hill, where there is another lovely beach, well worth a visit. We went to several restaurants and tavernas, and enjoyed our meals at all of them. One of our party needs a gluten free diet and this was provided without any problems (apart from bread - need to bring your own).
We would be very happy to recommend Villa Marbirini and hope to visit again in the future.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The villa and location were perfect, and we loved the island.
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Phillip B
Bury, United Kingdom
1 review
“A peaceful villa in an excellent location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

An extremely comfortable and well-equipped villa with a good pool. The pool area is private and well-sighted, giving some areas of shade during the day whilst allowing sun worshippers a complete fix.
The villa is within 20 minutes of the airport, great for getting into the holiday quickly. Argostoli 15-20 mins so shopping etc no problems at all. There are lots of good beaches close by and a great choice of local tavernas and restaurants within short driving distance. Fabulous views across the Ionian Sea to Zakynthos.
We will certainly return.

5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location. Living and dining areas.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Anne U
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic villa, lovely location, couldn't fault it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at Villa Marbirini. From first contact, the owners have been more than helpful and very prompt in replying to queries. Before the holiday we received a v. detailed info pack with everything we could need to know about the island, villa, local amenities etc. The villa was spotlessly clean, comfortable and one of the best equipped we have stayed in - home from home. The owners representatives met us on arrival and were v. helpful - cleaning and laundry changes were done efficiently and discreetly. Fabulous clean pool, meticulously maintained every day, usually before most people surfaced.
We loved the local St Thomas' beach but Myrthos is stunning and well worth a visit on the way to Firskardo. Argostoli great for wonderful fruit and veg and a fantastic bakery - don't miss seeing the giant turtles in the bay.
Local taverna Happiness, great value and friendly but favourite The Olive Tree.
Kefalonia is a beautiful island and Villa Marbirini the perfect place to stay. No hesitation in recommending it - we hope to return!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Everything about the villa , location and island
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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andy c
Kendal, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful base for a holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

Villa Marbirini provided us with a wonderful holiday. We've stayed in loads of villas in many countries and this was definitely one of the best. Important things such as cleanliness, pool hygiene, and cookking utensils were all oustanding. We nearly stayed in or near Fiskardo but ended up booking this villa instead not having visited Kefalonia before. We were lucky. It is a long way to Fiskardo and the south part of the island provides a much better base for your holiday.

All in all we can really recommend, the villa, the owners, the agents who met us and the island.

Greatr holiday

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: pool and location - beaches superb
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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carolynwa...
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
“The only diappointing bit was having to leave!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011 for a stay in July 2011

The service received on enquiring about the Villa was highly professional, we really appreciated the speed of responses via email and phone calls. It made the whole process very easy, we knew exactly what was happening at each point. The information emailed to us was detailed and exactly what we needed to know; we made our booking close to departure and it really helped us organize the rest of our trip. The directions and images that we’d been sent were very easy to follow and helped when trying to describe where we were going to the taxi driver we used to get the Villa initially.

We were met on time on arrival and were shown around the Villa, everything was clearly explained to us and we were shown how everything worked, which was definitely needed! The Villa was lovely and clean and we felt at home very quickly. The welcome hamper was great! It was exactly what we needed after a long journey and definitely above expectations. We used the information pack every day! It had everything we needed, including taxi numbers, George was great, he helped us decide what trips we were going on. We had everything we needed in the Villa, (even eggcups)! The dishwasher and washing machine were an added bonus.

Overall the facilities were great and exceeded all expectations of our group. The outdoor facilities were perfect, we loved the BBQ and had home made burgers twice during our stay. There was enough seating and sun loungers and everyone was comfortable. The pool was cleaned every day during our stay, although we were always asleep when it happened! The description of the Villa on the website perfectly describes it, if anything we were even more blown away when we got to see it in real life! We got 4 mopeds in the end, much cheaper than cars and so much easier for 8 people to zip around the island on. We really enjoyed St Thomas’s beach, the one closest to the Villa, we went to a several other beaches but this one was by far our favorite. It initially looks really small, but you can nip round the corner to a more secluded bit, and the cafes near by were great too. The locals were lovely and really appreciated our terrible attempts at speaking Greek, they were really helpful in directing us and helping us on our way

The only disappointing bit was having to leave! We had a lovely holiday and the location was ideal, we’d highly recommend it and would definitely consider re-booking!

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
3 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 4 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: With Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Large groups
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fourjays5...
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
“Brilliant villa with everything you need!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

Our enquiries to the owners were always answered very quickly and the information we received was very accurate and honest - this is a professional service. On arrival the villa was very clean and well presented and with an excellent ‘welcome’ hamper, which was a nice touch. We were met on time, made very welcome and shown how everything worked. The representatives were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. When the party split into two groups we gave our son the front door key, which he thought didn’t work so they got us new keys cut immediately.

The villa itself is excellent and has every facility and appliance we needed. Everything was in A1 condition and everywhere was spotless. It is extremely well looked after and can’t be faulted. It is very spacious and considering there were five adults it did not feel crowded. It is very well set out, has all the facilities you need for a holiday and has a lovely ambience. It is very easy to chill out and relax. The pool is great and was cleaned every day - the ladies particularly enjoyed watching the pool man! The area around the pool is nicely laid out with plenty of sunbeds, chairs, etc. Touring the island was a great adventure - lots to see and do and we didn’t cover all of it. We were emailed a copy of the villa information pack before our holiday. It was very useful and was used to plan our days out and dining options. We used the BBQ twice and it was a pleasant alternative. The men cooked and the ladies relaxed and were pampered.

If we were to visit the island again then we would definitely consider using the villa again! We would highly recommend it to all. Thanks for a lovely holiday!
Richard, Sheila and family, Berks. June 2011.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Top class villa - lovely ambience and easy to chill
Liked least: Nothing springs to mind
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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