My partner and I stayed at the White Rocks for one week 22 - 29 May. When you first go into the hotel as its a concrete building you feel you are in a dungeon, however you don't notice this after a day. The hotel is excellent, clean, with very good and friendly staff. Our room was cleaned every day and if we wanted we could have clean sheets every day, they give you the choice. The cleaner was excellent and she kept our room immaculate. We had a sea view which was very good, going to sleep hearing the sea. This is not the hotel beach but a small public beach. There is a private beach with a pool at the top. One word of warning if you have mobility problems this is not the hotel for you as its up and down steps all the way. There is a steep incline to the private beach but its worth it, its a very small beach and as I said private so you don't get lots of noise. If you want water sports there is a beach about five minutes away. They provide beach towels so don't bother to take your own and these are changed daily. Lassi isn't a big place just a few restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and hire care places. Argostoli (the capital) is about 1/2 an hour away by foot, and 5-7 minutes by taxi 7 euros. Apparently there are buses but these were not running when we were there. You can take a trip to Lixouri, although there is not much to see once there you take a ferry over which takes about 25 minutes and is very nice. Kefalonia is a very nice place and you go up in the mountains to get to most places and there are stunning views. Some very scary roads with hairpin bends. The food in the hotel is excellent, breakfast a typical self service, eggs, bacon, toast etc. or you can have fresh fruit, or both. also a selection of croissant and cakes. Plenty of coffee at the ready. The evening meal is four courses, which was too much for me but my partner managed to eat his way through it all. After a couple of days I had to skip two. Starters soup, then a small dish (one day aubergines with a sauce, another stuffed tomato, another pasta), then salad, then main course, then cake, ice-cream or fruit. So there is plenty to eat. Although the hotel doesn't have a shop of its own, which was a pity as you had to go up to the supermarkets to get any nibbles (if you were still hungry!), but sometimes that was nice to walk off all the food we ate. One problem I would say about this hotel is that at the evening meal the tables are so close together you feel like you are sitting on top of each other and sometimes it made it difficult for the waiters/waitresses to get between them to serve. However, this would not put me off. I would definitely go there again. Very good experience and all the staff were there to help and very polite.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern square building designed by the award winning architect Niko Valsamaki, featuring floor to ceiling openings and clear glass balustrades. Set on the edge of a cliff, in a knock down scenic location with views of the Blue Flag awarded beaches of Platis and Makris Gialos, the White Rocks is found in the ionian island of Kefalonia. On one end of the property, a sloping path leads down to the hotel's private and peaceful beachfront and on the other side steps from the hotel grounds lead directly down to the most famous sandy and vibrant beaches of the island.The complex is comprised of a main building as well as a bungalows wing and has 162 guestrooms and suites scattered around the property. The 60000 square meters seafront property, is filled with well-maintained Mediterranean vegetation with pines palm trees and bougainvillea and enjoys amazing sea views from every vantage point. A vast air-conditioned Lobby Lounge with standout interior design and Lobby bar with Sun terrace are centrally located in the main building. A lift and a ramp takes you to the Main Restaurant and stairs down to a ground floor Panorama Bar & A la Carte Restaurant. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- White Rocks Hotel And Bungalows
- Hotel White Rocks
- White Rocks Hotel & Bungalows Greece/Cephalonia - Platis Gialos