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Skala 28082, Greece   |  
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Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Skala
England
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21 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed here for 2wks end of June into July, this was our 3rd stay here and have already booked direct with them for next year! This Hotel is PERFECT and the staff are top class, each and everyone of them, Can't really add much to the fantastic reviews the Anassa has already received! Effie & George are two of the most genuine people that we have ever met, so kind and helpful and always make the effort to chat with you. Hercules, Nick, Claire, Alice are brilliant and all the cleaning staff & the gardener too. They all help to make your stay with them just amazing from start to end. We have met some lovely people while staying there over the last 3 yrs and will look forward to seeing them again next year when some of them too return! The village of Skala has some lovely restaurants, too many to mention. The beach opposite is sand & shingle but lovely and the sea is amazing but does shelve but have never had any problems, we always wear beach shoes as it makes getting in & out easier! It is always sad on the day you leave them all behind, it's like leaving members of your family ! Can't wait for next year for our next holiday there again. A HUGE thank you to ALL at the Anassa Love Stuart & Jules xxxx

Room Tip: Don't think there are any bad rooms :-)
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  • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

we stayed here for 3 weeks and we had our wedding in skala ,we loved the hotel , it was very clean ,tidy and in beautiful surroundings.Effie and George really do care for their hotel guests and take pride with lots of attention to detail ,everyone was very friendly and we couldnt fault the service.The beach is on your doorstep and skalas main area is a few minutes walk.Skala is a really great place for a holiday and we had our honeymoon rolled into one !!!!we like to eat out in different tavernas every night which in 3 weeks we had plenty of choice and the hotel also serves food if you wish to eat there.The rooms were immaculate ,soft towels !!!everyone staying at the hotel were very friendly too and we would recommend here for a wonderful holiday base.We would stay here again without a doubt.

Room Tip: we stayed in a split level room it was great going upstairs to bed !!!!!!
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  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

We went to the Anassa hotel for one week on the 28th August. We read the reviews on here and we were not disappointed. Skala and the anassa are lovely. The hotel is spotlessly clean, the location is spot on and it is only a five minute stroll to the village. The pool area is lovely and views are stunning, the beach is literally seconds away and sandy beach, pebbles when you go in the sea. The food at the Anassa is very good and the bar area is lovely. The staff Hercules, claire and nic will do any thing for you and service is excellent and again spotlessly clean. Georgio and effie are also lovely. Entertainment is provided some nights and are well organised and fun. The greek night and BBQ night are good fun and the food at the BBQ is plenty and delicious. We were bed and breakfast and breakfast basic but plenty and nice - bread, cereal, cheese, ham, boiled egg, English tea and coffee machine. We booked through Thomas cook and did pay 40 euros for air conditioning for one week and thought this was a fair price. Boat trip did not do with Thomas cook as 60 euros and have to travel to capital for one and half hours to do trip. We did trip with glass bottom boat right outside the hotel. 35 euros for a day out on boat, we did Zante trip and visited ship wreck island and blue caves and we really enjoyed the trip and good value. Overall we loved the anassa and will definitely go back at some point. The anassa has every thing you want, perfect location and very enjoyable stay.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

this was our first trip to kefalonia (Skala) i had read the reviews for this hotel and thought nothing could be this good but i can honestly say hand on heart everything is true, from the minute you arrive to when you leave, George , Effie and Hercules are there to welcome you off the coach and help with your luggage, you are then given a welcome drink which after the flight and transfer you are glad of and then you are shown to your rooms where your luggage has already been taken to . All the guests were also very nice even though they are regulars that go every year and sometimes twice a year they make you feel welcome, Claire and Hercules go out of their way to help you nothing is too much trouble, as for the Anassa the rooms and grounds are immaculate and clean the beds are very comfortable and the maid service is excellent, we will definitely be going back .

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Our 2nd visit to the Anassa, just as last year , the welcome was as warm and friendly and we were made to feel like family members !!!! As usual we were offered drinks on the house to relax a little after the journey, our luggage was taken to our room with no fuss or bother, its what they do as standard.
The standard of the room was excellent, spotlessly clean, and comfy, and the whole 2 weeks was kept clean, and our lovely maid prepared my nightdress in a pretty pattern every day, 5 star ,and classy !!. The pool area and gardens are lovely,We spent a lot of time on the beach as we like to swim in the beautiful blue clear sea, and its so easy to pop back to the hotel for food and drinks, or the staff will bring it to you, what service, and always with a smile.The entertainment was as usual very good, Hollis kept us dancing, the bar-b-que was great fun too, as was the quiz run by Chris,with fabulous prizes for the winners !!!!!! We met up with a few people who were there with us last year which was lovely, although it is such a friendly hotel even if you don,t know anyone when you arrive you will certainly have made new friends by the time you leave.......We went on a trip on Captain Vangellis' glass bottomed boat and had a great day out, his boat is moored right opposite the hotel, we had a trip to Fiscardo and were very lucky to see Roman Abramovich' yacht moored near the harbour, great excitement for everybody especially my husband who is an ardent Chelsea supporter !!!! We would like to say that the Anassa, perfectly run by Effie and George, with massive support from Hercules, Clare and the whole team is just what a real holiday is all about, total relaxation, good food, plenty of sunshine,a good laugh and wanting to return for more !!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Our second trip to the Anassa this year, this time the weather was much much warmer than in May. However the one thing the two holidays had in common was the warmth of the welcome. This is truly an amazing place to spend your holiday, from the moment you arrive until the time you climb aboard the bus to leave for the airport. Everyone makes you feel welcome, the owners Effie and George and all the staff. The bar service is exceptional with Hercules, Claire, Nictarious, and Aliki being helpful and attentive at all times. The food is awesome!!! the quality and quantity is amazing, keep a look out for the lunchtime specials, home cooked delicious greek food, much of which is prepared by Eleni, one of the unsung heroes of the hotel. The hotel is kept spotless by Daniella, Vangelia and Eddy with well kept rooms, delightful pool area and lovely grounds. The Bar-B-Q night is amazing with an American singer called Hollis belting out numerous rock and pop classics, whilst Quiz night hosted by Chris is great fun. The hotel is in a superb location just across from the beach and within easy walking distance of the tavernas in the village. We arrived (21 August) in the middle of a heatwave and the air-conditioning providing much needed relief from the blistering temperatures. Given the high temperatures we kept the shutters closed during the day and within minutes of our arrival back at the room having turned on the air-con the room was lovely and cool. Don't believe ANY misguided comments regarding this hotel , its owners or the air-conditioning. Thousands of people have stayed at this hotel and have had a wonderful holiday. Whilst it is always difficult to please everyone some of our Connecticut cousins are beyond belief!!. If you can stay at this hotel then do so, you won't be disappointed. We have already booked for next year, May, despite potentially unpredictable weather (it's the warmth of the welcome we go for) and again in September.

  • Stayed August 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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We went out to the beautiful island of Kefalonia to get married and stayed at the Anassa. It was the most beautiful experience.
George,Effie,Hercules and Claire went out of their way to make us so welcome. Nothing is ever too much trouble! Hercules saved the day when he stuck a diamond back into my wedding ear-ring with blue tack after I dropped it.
The hotel is right on the beach and within easy walking distance of the village. The perfect setting!The food is good and portions massive! The cocktails, well what can I say. The rooms, bar area and pool area is spotless and the linen and towels changed very often. We were made to feel like part of the family and have already booked to return for our first anniversary.
Thank you all and look forward to seeing you next year.
Elise and Kev xx

Room Tip: We booked directly with the Anassa this year and booked the large studio overlooking the pool.
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  • Stayed August 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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Address: Skala 28082, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Skala
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Skala
#2 Family Hotel in Skala
#2 Romantic Hotel in Skala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Anassa Hotel Cephalonia

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