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“Absolutely fantastic accommodation!” 5 of 5 stars
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9 Muses Hotel Skala Beach
Skala Beach, Skala 28082, Greece   |  
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Ranked #5 of 25 hotels in Skala
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic accommodation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

This was my third time to Kefalonia but my first visit to Skala and the Nine Muses. Skala is quite a nice resort but I personally prefer the Lassi/Argostoli area. The Nine Muses, however, exceeded my expectations. I've marked them off in holiday brochures for years and finally booked to go there this year. I read numerous reviews beforehand and I have to say I was not disappointed!

Staff here are wonderful. Very polite, friendly and helpful. Food quality and service was excellent. Cleanliness is first class. Maid service daily. Communal areas are well kept and the pool area was superb - so quiet and relaxing! The perfect place to enjoy a good book and cool down in the clean swimming pool without fear of fighting for space with inflatables - these are (thankfully) not allowed.

I have read a few comments about the Nine Muses being a place for older travellers only. That certainly is not true. I travelled with my partner and we're both in our mid twentys and would have loved it here when we were 18. The Nine Muses has an adult focus and is simply a place for those who like quiet days spent around the pool.

We absolutely loved our stay at the Nine Muses and will recommend these apartments highly to like-minded travellers. Katapliktico!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2010

First time in kefalonia - couldn't have chosen a better hotel for our wedding. All the staff were brilliant, very helpful and attentive. They made our special day (and 2 weeks) truly memorable - Thanks!
Skala has some lovely restaurants but we were really happy with the outlook and food provided at the Avra for our wedding evening. Hotel grounds were brilliant for providing lovely pictures, the room was spacious and comfortable and spotlessly clean. Wouldn't hesitate in re booking at this hotel - it's excellent!
Thanks to everybody - Claire and Russ

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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telford
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

this hotel is fully deserving of all the excellent reviews it gets. the staff are extremely friendly and take pride in what they do and as others have said i would not have any problems with going there again. my only critisism would be to say that they should enforce the rules regarding the pool area a little more, particularly were groups of children are concerned ( 2 hours of constant yelling and taking over the jacuzzi section is more than enough to annoy most people )

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

my husband and I returned to nine muses again and wow - another fantastic holiday. the muses is a fabulous hotel with ALL staff extremely friendly andhelpful. the room was even better than last year and I would like to congratulate them on the improvements they have made over the winter in re-vamping the restaurant and putting in the fabulous new bar. We are definitley going back again next yea r!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

The staff we superb, engaged and motivated, real 'can do' attitude. Beautiful village feel, Avra Restaurent is a fantastic place. Would go again and recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2010

This hotel is wonderful. Everything about our stay was great. The breakfast is very good and sets you up for the day. There is cereal, meats and cheeses, many types of bread, sweet treats, fruit salad and lots of juices. The pool is lovely and never too busy. The bar is not exepnsive and food during the day consists of sandwiches and salads and at night it's a great place to chill out and relax and play cards, which we did every night. The rooms are spotless and cleaned every day and above all the staff are warm and welcoming and obviously love working and being at the Hotel.

Scala is the best resort on this small island. It has a lovely town with many great tavernas. Our recommendations for a perfect holiday in Scala are below. Enjoy your visit.

Car hire
Litsos care hire, Scala
We rented a Jimney for 3 days for Euro 150. Myrtos in the office is lovely and explains the best bits of the island to explore. We went everywhere and there is nothing to worry about driving around the island. Greek drivers are not mad, contray to popular belief!

Beeches
The beech in front of the hotel is great, although its not sand so protect your feet. Myrtos beech is stunning, and don't take any notice of what tour operators say, you can go down to the beech, hire loungers and an umbrella and the sea is not full of dangerous currents. We took the view that First Choice said this as they wouln't be able to get their coach down to the beech (very steep drive down and up) on their Discover Kefalonia tour! (by the way don't do this tour if you hire a car). The other great beech is to take the car ferry to Ithica and drive to Xi beech. Full of locals, a lovely sandy beech with food service to your lounger. It has a special rock which you can use to give yourself a face / body mask.

Scala tavernas
We recommend three. The restaurnt attached to the hotel is very good but it has a limited menu so after two visits you have kind of exhausted the menu. Mi Abela is a lovely taverna on the main street in Scala. Great range of food and good value. Two course meal with a litre of wine, not more than Euro 30. Mikelatosa family restaurant, just up from Mi Abela on the left is also great.

We booked our holiday through First Choice and they were also very good.

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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Wirral
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

Lovely Villa style rooms a variety of pastel colours, beautiful flowers gardens and pots.
Fantastic staff, very hardworking and efficient. Lovely pools and bar area. We tried the connecting Avra restaurant and gave it 10/10. Breakfast was continental and adequate nothing special, you pay for extras a tad disappointing if i was being ulta critical.
Our room looked unused almost brand new with a fantastic courtyard view we were initially delighted. After a four hour delay due to Greek airstaff we went to bed having dined in the Avra.During the night I was constantly irritated by a noise similar to a washing machine, throbbing - resonnating through out our bedroom, upon investigation it was established that we were above the boiler room. I went bleary eyed to reception the following morning and asked what they could do for us. The receptionist said they would turn it off - they didnt, we were eventually moved after three nights - i loathe complaining and was grateful they helped us. I was as polite as possible, i dont think they were happy with our request and this attitude made us feel uncomfortable. However, I cant believe this has not happened before, the boiler room also doubles as the caretakers workshop during daytime. I can only assume the Brits that frequent this place, just put up with things like this.
We still enjoyed our holiday and the hotel and dont want to sound too negative as this is a very well run hotel. I would say the 9 Muses is most suitable for couples. The children staying here seemed bored no allurements for their needs here i.e. no inflatibles allowed for the pool, noise seems frowned upon by some guests, its just mainly a nice relaxing hotel to unwind and chill.
The best restaurant was between the Avra and Flamingo's. All the restaurants in Skala were pretty good. A little gem is the Sunrise the last one along the beach -great views and fresh fish cooked superbly.
A little bit of a bad start but overall excellent.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about 9 Muses Hotel Skala Beach

Address: Skala Beach, Skala 28082, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Skala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Skala
#3 Family Hotel in Skala
#4 Romantic Hotel in Skala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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