I saw the pictures of Petani Bay and thought they must have had a really good photog take these. No--quite the opposite. The pictures don't do the place justice. Nor do the show the gracious hospitality that is shown at this hotel. Yanni (John) and Voula make this a dream place to vacation.
To start with, everytime I walked into the hotel or by the pool, someone brought be a cold glass of ice water! What a great start as I was usually parched from sightseeing. John and Voula make you feel like part of the family. Not overwhelmingly, but just perfect. If you want to be left alone, they leave you alone. If you want to talk, they are both there to help you or guide you through your activities. John spent something like 8 years in Canada so he speaks perfect English as does Voula. Voula is great and makes you feel like you are part of her family whenever she is around. I kept thinking that I feel like this is my Greek family.
The swimming pool is absolutely stunning. The rooms are spotlessly clean. The drinks are great. The breakfast is nice and out on the patio overlooking the sea. It really couldn't be much better.
If there was one downside, it is about a 50 minute drive from the airport. So, you will need a car. But, with a car, you will see some sights that will take your breath away. Some of the beaches are unbelievable. They aren't crowded. And, they are visually stunning. As is the rest of the landscape as you drive around. I was drawn to Kefalonia as that is where they filmed Captain Corelli's Mandolin. It lived up to my dream, and Petani Bay will live up to your dreams!!! A great job by Yanni and Voula and their team!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the top of Petani Bay, facing the endless blue of the Ionian Sea, this 4 star hotel complex comprises of 12 suites, 8 junior (4 superior and 5 executive) of 45 m2 and 4 suites (2 superior and 2 deluxe) of 65 m2, in two separate buildings. Our mission is to provide “the environment” for complete relaxation, enjoyment and vivid memories. Let us accompany you to a unique and unforgettable journey to Simplicity, Natural Beauty and Inspiration. A hotel that suits the tastes of demanding guests at reasonable and affordable prices. Enjoy and dream with the breathtaking views and sunsets of the Ionian Sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Petani Bay Hotel Cephalonia/Lixouri