This hotel, although appearing to have some 'dodgy' reviews on here, actually really surprised me. It is down as a 4* hotel and when it comes to the pool, beach and bar facilities I would certainly agree with this, by British standards. The rooms do seem to differ though. The couple I was staying with had a well sized double room, looking out to the sea and pool (stunning views) It was decorated to a good standard, with a good bathroom and fantastic cleanliness. The maids were excellent! However, the single room I stayed in, although being just as spotless, didn't have the same kind of decor. It was quite dated (1970s style?) and although the bathroom had been updated, unfortunately it didn't have a sea view. All the single rooms are garden views, looking out to the hill behind the hotel (quite pleasant but not as good as the sea views!) and according to one gentleman in the hotel, even if you ask and attempt to pay for an upgrade to a double with a sea view, as a single person, they will not do this. This is a shame! As far as some of the rooms are concerned, by British standards they would probably be nearer to 3*.
The food was made up of buffet style facilities. In the morning, there was a lot of variety and you could go up and choose what you wanted. The counters included 1) A selection of breads, ham, cheese etc 2)Cooked breakfast including bacon, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, frankfurters, beans etc 3)Fruit including a mixture of fresh and tinned fruit 4)Cereals and juices
The waiters were very attentive and quick to take your orders for tea and coffee.
For dinner, there was also a wide variety of things, which differed every night. The waiters served us soup at the table and then you would go up to the buffet and pick what you wanted. There were a mixture of different types of salads, the main cooked foods including a selection of different meat and vege dishes every night, then a variety of desserts, including ice cream!
Wine and drinks have to be ordered separately, but were quite reasonably priced for a hotel.
Overall, food was really good and I don't think many people would have a problem finding things that they would like. Children would also be fine!
POOL / BEACH
The hotel has a truly stunning setting and looks out over the Bay of Argostoli towards the Lixouri peninsula. The pool was a good size and generally not too busy. There was a bar at the side where you could buy drinks (both hot, non-alchoholic and alcoholic) as well as having well stocked freezers full of ice creams to buy. This was pretty reasonably priced.
There were plenty of sun loungers, although if you are in a bigger group and don't get around the pool till mid-day, you might struggle to find loungers seated together. The hotel does not 'in theory' allow people to put towels down on loungers first thing in the morning, but being an early riser, it was noticeable that some families did try to do this! Warning though, the hotel does remove towels if this becomes a problem!
The beach, is lovely but got very busy because it wasn't a private beach. It is well kept and although only small, appeared to have plenty of umbrellas and loungers (which have to be rented out for the day at around 5 euros for two loungers and an umbrella) Next to the beach, and run by the hotel, is a good beach restaurant. This served a variety of hot and cold dishes at lunch time and was fantastic for taking a break from the sun.
Lassi town is a short walk (100m) up a hill (feels quite steep when you're there in the heat of August but isn't really!) There are lots of bars and restaurants which really liven the place up at night and it has a good atmosphere (not too noisy or rowdy though) Lassi is really a nightspot though and there is little else to see in the day! Argostoli is a 6 euro taxi ride away and this has lots more to see and do. A pretty harbour (with lots of very glamorous looking boats to admire) and a decent street full of shops. There are also a few museums and plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes where you can watch the world go by. On certain nights, during the week, all the Kefalonians come to the main square with their children and enjoy the opportunity to have a drink and relax.
Overall, the Hotel Mediterrannee was a lovely, relaxing holiday. Staff were excellent, the rooms were good, food was fab and the location was pretty good! I would definitely recommend this!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.