We booked for one week in July 2012 and were looking forward to our stay in the Petani Bay Hotel. According to the reviews, the place seemed like paradise.
We were immediately disappointed at our arrival. The place is far from being welcoming. The building itself an its surrounding have no charm, they lack character and the warmth that is so special to the Ionian Islands.
The owners have not at all managed to create an atmosphere of comfort (but did they even try?).
We have appreciated the cuisine of the very young but talented chef and have enjoyed the dinners on the terrace. The service is kind and attentive. It is a pity that the musical background is made of supermarket unpersonal soap music......
There is absolutely no mobile phone coverage and Internet access.
No need to say that the exorbitant price of the rooms is obviously not justified.
It is really hard to believe that the wonderful reviews have not been wriiten by friends and family of the managers...
We have spent all our holidays for 7 years now in various Greek Islands, in very simple rooms sometimes and in luxury hotels also. We adore Greece. This was so far our unique bad experience. A very bad one.
We have left after 2 nights (without compensation....) and headed to more welcoming (and much less expensive) resorts, in the beautiful South of Cephalonia.
- 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