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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Skala | Kefalonia, Skala 28 082 , Greece   |  
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Ranked #14 of 24 Hotels in Skala
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We had an amazing week. Very close to Skala, but wouldn't recommend to anybody who would struggle walking up a big hill. The cleanliness was fantastic and the staff couldn't be more lovely. Only complaint is that the Pool bar was ridiculously expensive, so avoid if possible and you have to pay for air con, (45 euro pw) although, we did manage without. Wifi is available but only in the lounging area for 8 euro. The hotel is beautifully surrounded with flowers and the pool is a very good temperature. We got this hotel on a late deal, making it a great bargain. If you can afford it, I would recommend getting a room higher up because the hotel is very small and there isn't many stairs wherever you go (also in lower room, walls were quite thin). We got to try two rooms, because we offered to give up our room to help somebody with mobility problems. Skala as an area couldn't be any more lovely. The prices are slightly higher here, more than most other places, but that is because all the hotels in Skala are so nice. The area is quiet but there is also plenty to do. The typical guests will keep to themselves and love scenery.

Room Tip: Love love loved the Livadaki!
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  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hertfordshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We have just arrived back in rainy England having had the most relaxing holiday at the Livadaki Village Hotel. The welcome was warm and nothing was too much trouble for Sofia and her staff. The 'limited' sea view was spectacular with views across to mainland Greece and Zante and the view from the pool was truly special. The hill was a challenge in the mid-day heat, but manageable if taken slowly (and walked in the company of new friends!) The hotel is exactly as shown in in the brochure and the gardens are a credit to the staff. For a peaceful, laid back, hassle-free holiday I can thoroughly recommend this hotel. We are hoping it will not be too long before we return. Kefalonia is a joy, unspoilt and beautiful with excellent tavernas everywhere we went. It was our first visit to this beautiful island, but certainly won't be our last. Thank you to the staff and our fellow travellers for a great holiday.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms are possibly quieter
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

The Livadaki is a small friendly Hotel; with only 32 rooms you get a very personal service, without the usual bother of animation teams trying to drag you from your sun bed.
From the moment you arrive the owner Sophia makes you feel at home and will go out of her way to ensure your stay is perfect. We arrived at 23:45 and wanted to upgrade our Room, Sophia showed us a few options until we found the perfect one, nothing is too much trouble.
The Hotel is spotless inside and out, a credit to the Staff. The Breakfast is basic but served by such a friendly Lady, who will make sure by the end of your stay you will be able to say Good Morning in Greek.
As for Kefalonia, the Island is stunning. As this was our first visit to the Greek Islands the biggest surprise was how calm the Sea is, it’s like swimming in a Lake. This makes it ideal for Snorkelling and for anyone who is normally put off Swimming in the Sea by the waves.
One last thing, hire a Car!!! Driving in Kefalonia is a joy, quit roads (The only Roundabouts and Traffic lights are in Argostoli) Beautiful scenery and the road to Fiscardo is unbelievable.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

If you are looking for a laid back and beautiful hotel for a relaxing holiday then this is the one! We left Livadaki around about 12 hours ago and I had to write a review. Firstly, I couldn't believe the reviews about the breakfast as we found it lovely! It is a typical continental breakfast which is delicious and sitting down to greek yoghurt and honey with freshly squeezed juice and sliced oranges every morning was bliss. The food at the hotel was made even better when we were informed that the produce comes from Sofia's (the very friendly and helpful hotel owner) garden! Which is viewable from the pool. The room we had was lovely, clean sheets and towels every day and the 'limited sea view' certainly was not limited for us! The views from the hotel and the pool are stunning and it is EXACTLY how it looks in the photo's. The walk to the beach is short and downhill, the 'killer hill' really is not so bad, just do not tackle it in the 40 degree heat and it's not for the elderly or anyone who suffers mobility problems. One piece of advice, pay for the aircon! A holiday is not a holiday if you don't get any sleep! The hotel was quiet and spotless the whole time, the staff are lovely and extremely helpful. Kefalonia is truely an island to be seen, we didn't want to go home at all!

Room Tip: We had number 17, see photos.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We had a very enjoyable, relaxing holiday staying here. Comfortable and clean rooms that I believe all have a sea view so I wouldn't bother paying the extra for a sea view with the tour operator. Gardens very pretty, lovely pool. Food choice limited at hotel but adequate for staying around the pool during the day. Price of drinks are a little extra in comparison to down in Skala. Breakfast choice as with all Greek destinations very basic as we expected, could do with a little reorganisation. Staff extremely helpful, Sofia in particular who goes out of her way to assist you and make your stay welcoming and a happy one. It was actually cooler here on the hillside than on the beach, the views are amazing and think of the climb back up as a work out for your thighs!! Alternatively you can always get a taxi for 5 euros, factor that fee into the cost of your holiday if you don't fancy walking back up.

Room Tip: We stayed at the front overlooking everything which was fine for us, the rooms at the back are proba...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Arrived at the hotel to a really warm welcome by the owner Sophia, typical Greek lady glasses dark hair and really lovely! She ushered a man called "Jack" very Greek huh ! To carry our bags to the room. The room was amazing in fact one of the pictures on the Thomson website is the room we had! View from the rows amazing overlooking the sea and the surrounding islands. We were nervous about the "dreaded hill" people had mentioned prior but we ventured out none the less! As stated before 5 mins down 20 mins up! It's not an issue though think of it as help with getting your beach body! I am sitting by the pool now of the hotel writing this review but there is one niggle on that! The Internet was 8 euros for the week but it only works around the pool our room is too far away and the Internet is very intermittent! We have also hired a car through Thomson for 4 days at a price of €140 I think that's reasonable as we have no insurance excess and unlimited mileage!! Kefalonia is a beautiful stunning island and hiring a car is the way to see it so relaxed tranquil and unspoilt by all the usual Germans or Russians stealing the sun loungers in the morning! Welcomed change there hey !!!!!! I would come back to this hotel again and again my better half and myself needed a relaxing holiday and this is certainly proving to be one it's amazing on so many levels

Summarising the hotel I would say ; extremely clean, friendly,amazing views, tranquil, value for money, great location ( if your lazy or elderly perhaps not) I would say improvise and get a car or else you could miss out on a a truly amazing holiday by a few peoples remarks on a piece of Tarmac with a gradient "the hill"

Sophia the owner is a lovely lady and will move heaven and earth to help you he is lovely!

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We got this as a last minute deal. Well worth it!
Good points
-clean, new, nice rooms (sea view upgrade not necessarily worth it as most rooms have it anyway and all balconies are nice-you may want to ask for a first floor room as they have nicer high beamed ceilings), really helpful and friendly staff, lovely pool and dining area with fab views of the sea. Nice sized fridge in room and air con option for a charge.
Bad points
-it is a bit of an uphill walk from town so no good if you struggle on your feet, are lazy or if it is really hot. We enjoyed the small walk but a taxi from town is only 5 euros.
-breakfast lacked imagination-for no extra cost they could have changed the basic buffet a bit more often-same every day and not much effort.
-pool bar is too pricey
We loved it here and would definitely go back or recommend it to others!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Skala | Kefalonia, Skala 28 082 , Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Skala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 24 Hotels in Skala
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Livadaki Village Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Livadaki Village Hotel is located near Skala, (900 m.) on top of a hill, away from noise and traffic, yet close enough to reach the beach on foot(600 m.). It has been built in grounds planted with olive trees, flowers and vegetables, with great views of the Ionian Sea and the mainland. Its architectural style brings memories of the traditional atmosphere of old Kefalonia, while it offers all modern facilities.There are two suites, and 23 twin/double rooms, 7 triple rooms, with sea view or garden view balconies or terraces, nicely furnished, beds with anatomical matresses, satelite TV, direct dial telephone, internet access, fridge, air con, WC, shower.Lounge with great views, satelite TV, Bar, snack bar, reception, free WF, library. Extended verandas where breakfast is served in the morning, snacks and drinks later on. Breakfast is continental buffet style.Pool with great views, with children's section and jacuzzi, with sun beds and parasols around.Parking Area.Small, picturesque chapel on top of the hill,with great views, nice for marriage ceremonies ... more   less 

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