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Hotel Summery
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Grigoriou Lambraki 35, Lixouri 28200, Greece   |  
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Lixouri
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“Hotel Summery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

From the moment we entered the beautiful hotel Summery our one week stay was fantastic ! Such a relaxing and tranquil place with staff for ever smiling and ensuring your every need catered for. Each morning we took breakfast on the terrace following a swim in the sparkling blue sea....so exhilarating !This hotel has to be an Ionian gem."weather fantastic.."..you walk through lovely garden and there is the beach. From the beach you walk past the poolside area.Plenty of sunbeds and happily no blaring poolside music. There were lots of young people enjoying this perfect setting along with the older generation certainly this wonderful family run hotel has to be visited to be believed. Thank you so much to The Summery Team.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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GeorgiannaGreece, Owner at Hotel Summery, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Dear friends,
thank you so much for visiting the Summery and for your lovely review! We appreciate your business and value your opinion very very much. We are happy that you enjoyed the atmosphere by the pool and the variety of people that met there.
We would love to see you again at the Summery and we'll do our best to make the second visit better than the first!

Best Wishes from all of the Summery team

Yanna & Titika
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brentwood
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Barbie and Ken did it again - yes we have just returned from Hotel Summery in Lixouri for the second time this year - and have lost count of how many times previous to that - and it won't be our last - we had a lovey time (as usual) we were looked after as usual nothing too much trouble for this lovely small family run hotel - it was very hot this time the hottest we have ever known it in Kefalonia - the location is pefect just outside the town so a very short walk into Lixouri for all the lovely tavernas where you can sit along the harbour side and enjoy the food/wine/atmosphere of this lovely little place - so see you all again next year
Christine and George aka B & K xxxxxx

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeorgiannaGreece, Owner at Hotel Summery, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Dearest Christine/Barbie and George/Ken,

it was fantastic you for the second time around this year. So lovely to see you both at the beginning and at the end of the summer! This August was indeed the hottest anyone remembered. Now it is cooler and a lot more pleasant, maybe September is your month after all? Missing you both and wishing you were still here to enjoy the lovely sea and weather...

With hugs and kisses from all of us

Titika & Yanna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Just come back from a week at the Summery, our first trip to Kefalonia. We are a family of 4 with 2 teenage girls and the charming staff of the Summery made us feel very welcome and cared for.
The hotel is some 30 years old and in some respects shows it ( small bathrooms, tiny showers with handheld attachments) but has been maintained absolutely immaculately, with love and pride. Rooms cleaned to a very high standard daily by the friendly cleaning ladies and all interior public areas spotless. I could not say the same for the exteriors, the pool area is a little shabby and rundown, this is probably where the hotel most shows it's age. However, as all you have to do if you don't like it is walk 20 foot onto the sandy beach, it's hardly a problem.
We had hired a car for the week, picking it up at Argostoli airport and making our own way to the hotel via Argostoli ferry, an easy journey that took around 40 minutes (25 of them on the ferry). Hotel Summery is very close to the ferry terminal at Lixouri. I would really recommend this if you want to explore Kefalonia, especially it's magnificent beaches. We drove up to Fiskardo - charming town, Sami, Melissani Lake, Myrtos beach ( amazing turquoise water) Xi beach and many other places we couldn't have seen without a car. Our girls liked Xi beach best where they rode the extreme doughnuts and made bodymasks with the clay you can crumble from the low cliffs on the beach.
The Summery offers no 'entertainment' whatsoever which suited us fine as we hate pumped music by the pool and bad singing in the evening. It's the ideal hotel for a quiet relaxed holiday and is in a fabulous location. The fridges in the rooms are a great touch, we filled ours with iced teas and other drinks from the local supermarket (50 yards up the road) as it was so very hot. The main shopping and eating areas of Lixouri are a 3 minute stroll from the Summery and all the shops stay open till about 10pm, meaning we did all our shopping in the cool of the evening. Loads of choice of places to eat and really reasonable prices meant eating out was a pure pleasure.
I was very sad to leave on our last day but again the lovely staff softened the blow by letting us keep our rooms until we left for the airport at 1.30pm at no extra charge, so we had a relaxed last morning by the pool instead of the usual frenzied pack up. That just sums up the Summary though, helpful st

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeorgiannaGreece, Owner at Hotel Summery, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Dear family,
thank you very much for visiting the Summery and for your detailed review in Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed Lixouri and your stay with us. All your comments are duly noted and will be taken into consideration in our future plans. It was lovely meeting you all and would really love to see you again.
Best Regards
Yanna & Titika
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S Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We just returned to the UK after a fantastic week in Lixouri. I am so happy we chose to stay at Hotel Summery. The staff were fantastic and we were all made to feel very welcome. Rooms are cleaned daily to a very high standard. The rooms arent massive, but we only used it for sleeping so no promlem for us. The cleaners were lovely.
Breakfast is a good continental breakfast with something for everyone to enjoy.
Cheese, ham, feta, olives, bread, toast, boiled eggs, jam, honey, greek yoghurt, fruit salad, melon. The pool area is a very relaxing place and was never too busy. The kids play area was a nice addition and our 20 month old daughter loved it in there. A bit of fresh paint would be nice in that area..
The beach was great, beautiful clear water and very calm seas. Again this was ideal for a young child. Head about 1.5 miles down the beach and find some lovely lagoons, and good places to snorkel.
The hotel is in an ideal location, over the road from the supermarket (worth a visit even if its just to cool down) :-) and 5 minutes from the main front and square. We ate in Maxims on the front a 3 times it was great for Mousakka. Iced coffe from the Summery bar was delicious. A great holiday, we hope to return in the future.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeorgiannaGreece, Owner at Hotel Summery, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Dear friends,

thank you for your good words and for staying with us this August. It was lovely meeting your family and especially your gorgeous little VIP who just stole everyone's hearts. We are glad you found the Summery kid friendly and family oriented and we'll take into consideration your word of advise. We aim to keep the Summery a quiet and relaxing place where families and couples as well as solo travelers can enjoy their peace and quiet and spend some quality time, so your feedback is very important to us. We hope to see you in the future and watch the little treasure grow bigger each time!

With lots of love from all of us at the Summery
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Another fantastic stay at The Summery Hotel. The staff are amazing, so friendly and polite. The hotel is very well equipped with incredible views from the rooms. Definitely recommended for people looking for a relaxing Greek holiday. As for the swimming pool next to the beach, this makes it even better! You must visit the Hotel Summery!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeorgiannaGreece, Owner at Hotel Summery, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Dearest Sam,

thank you for reviewing the Summery in Tripadvisor for the second time. What can we say? Whenever you personally or any member of your lovely family have stayed with us over the years we always had a ball! Hope to see everyone again next year, even the youngest family member. Can't wait to spoil her rotten!

Best wishes and a big Thank You from the bottom of our hearts

Titika & Yanna
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This is the first Trip Advisor review every! We had a wonderful restful 7 day holiday (6 th to 13 th July 2012). We tell our family & friends that they should go and now share this with you. Lovely pool, warm and friendly staff. It's just a short walk to the centre of Lixouri where there are many good restaurants. Do not hesitate - book a holiday at Hotel Summery - this will be one of your best decisions this year. We wish we had stayed longer.

Room Tip: Choose a 3 rd floor room with sea view, All have A/C - You can go to a fitness centre nearby
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeorgiannaGreece, Owner at Hotel Summery, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
Dear guests,

thank you very much for your review and for sharing your experience at the Summery with your friends and now with the whole travel community of Tripadvisor. It is really very thoughtful of you and we feel very grateful! We are sure other travelers will appreciate your insider's information!

Hope to see again soon

Best Regards

Titika & Yanna
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Ringwood, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

I have never written a review on Trip Advisor before but felt that the fantastic holiday we have just had at the Summery deserved a comment! The location is great, just on the edge of own so no noise but only a short walk from the main square. The hotel is family run, all who work there are extremely friendly. The rooms are clean, floors washed every day, clean towels every day! The bed mattresses are a little hard, orthopaedic mattresses apparently, but not good for a bad back! This is easily dealt with by putting the thick blankets stored in the cupboard on top of the mattress. If you need more, just ask as I did, they are more than happy to oblige. Once done, I slept like a baby! We had requested a double room but the hotel was unable to oblige, however they pushed the beds together which was so effective we ended up in a kingsize! Free air con in the rooms as well as a free safe. TV with some English speaking channels, very useful for cooling the children off in the heat of the day! The breakfast buffet offered variety and was enjoyed greatly by all the family, my 8 year old son loved cruising up and down "choosing". We enjoyed taking our breakfast out in the shaded garden area, if you choose this option you have to clear away after yourselves but I think it is worth it. The pool is lovely, not the largest but perfectly fine considering the size of hotel. The sunbeds have no padding, which can make lying around a little uncomfortable after a time. Most people we saw combated this by using lilo's and as their trip was coming to an end, passing them on to the "newbies". The pool backs directly onto the beach (public beach but never crowded) which is sandy and gently sloping. Ideal for families with children. I could see my sons playing on the beach from poolside. The hotel was so friendly and relaxed that I had no worries when my youngest went off on ant / gecko / cicada hunts, activities which kept him entranced. There is a play area for young children, and a ping pong table.
Lixouri is a lovely little town with many varieties of eating establishments. We had good meals every night but our favourite place was the Novita, excellent food, service. We particularly enjoyed the sea bass which was fresh and beautifully cooked. You could eat by the harbour or outside on the second floor with even better views of the bay. For pudding we used to go to an ice cream parlour in the main square "I scream", wonderful ice cream, different flavours every day, definitely worth a visit. We will certainly be returning.

Room Tip: Choose a sea view, it's beautiful.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeorgiannaGreece, Owner at Hotel Summery, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
Dear family,

it was lovely having you at the Summery and meeting your adorable sons. Thank you for posting here at Trip Advisor about our hotel. It is always thrilling for us to see our hotel through our guests' eyes and your vivid picture of the hotel and its surroundings made us feel we might be doing something right, a feeling that is very important in times like these, so thank you again!
Hoping to see you again in the future
Kind Regards

Yanna & Titika
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Address: Grigoriou Lambraki 35, Lixouri 28200, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Lixouri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lixouri
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lixouri
#4 Family Hotel in Lixouri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Summery 2*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Independent, family run, sea front hotel in Lixouri, offering affordable, good quality holidays and cultivating authentic human connection since 1981. 24 hour reception, multilingual staff, expanded gardens with grown trees, children's playground, swimming pool, free parking, rooms with balconies, beautiful views, A/C, TV, mini fridge, hair dryer, safety deposit box, direct dial telephone, wired and wireless high speed internet free of charge for the hotel guests, daily maid service, wheelchair accessible rooms. ... more   less 
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