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“Beautiful island - great hotel :)” 5 of 5 stars
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Skala 28086, Greece   |  
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Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in Skala
Preston, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful island - great hotel :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Great hotel. Friendly hard working staff who go that extra mile. Panis at the bar always welcomes you and knows your tipple! Great location. Hired a car prior to holiday which worked out much cheaper. Trip to Ithica not to be missed. This was our forth visit to Kefalonia .

Room Tip: We had room 212 side view to sea. Had a double and a single bed in - quite spacious.
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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St Helens, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Just returned from our second visit to Kefalonia staying once again at the Makis Hotel. A big thank you to Denis, Arania, Panos, Magda and Marianthe and the backroom staff for another fabulous week. This time our room was situated on the top floor of the back block with great views of the beach and the sea. Large room which could easily fit three people if required. The room was spotless and was cleaned on a daily basis. Breakfast was continental but ample with plenty of variety, meats, cheeses, cereal, yogurt, fruit, toast etc. There were plenty of sunbeds around the good pool which was also kept spotless. Lunches were big and filling and good value for money. They had live music on Thursday night.
Would highly recommend this hotel for a chill out holiday close to the beach and yet only five minutes from the centre of the resort with it's plentiful bars and taverna's. Hope to return next year.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Stayed here for a week 1st -8th June. Arrived late after a long journey & airport transfer to be greeted by a lovely happy chap. Very swift check in. Straight to our room . Un-packed & was sitting at the bar within half an hour.
We stayed in room 404. Ground floor room. Cool, clean & comfortable. Basic but all we needed. Hotel location is great. Ten minute walk to all the bars & restaurants . The hotel is very quiet of an evening. Entertainment on once a week, which was good !
Staff are very helpful & friendly. Hired a car for a couple of days. Best way to explore this beautiful island. I had never driven abroad before. It was easy, roads are very quiet. Organised the car through the our Thompson rep. Good deal & fully comp. I hope to return to Kefalonia again in the not too distant future & would happily stay at the Makis again.
On your last day there is a courtesy shower room available as check out is at 10am. Just ask reception the day before to book your slot . That way you can enjoy your last day by the pool & freshen up before your flight
We had cocktails at the captains bar each evening then onto dinner at the old village restaurant. Would recommend these places too. Enjoy your holiday ! Yammas ☀️

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Fabulous location, right on the beach, lovely pool area with plenty of sunbeds - Panis at the bar does a great job dispensing whatever alcholic beverage you wish.... Lovely clean, bright and spacious rooms. Couldn't have wished for a better hotel for our first visit to Skala, hope to be back again in the future

Room Tip: Ask for a first or second floor room as get a better sea view
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Excellent hotel,stayed for 2 weeks 15-29 may room 107 front block,spotlessly clean room,very polite staff,bed linen and towels changed regularly,nice continental breakfast,can't fault it at all,would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Makis Hotel, whilst the public areas are good, the pool area, bar and staff excellent, and the location is first class the room was TERRIBLE. The ground floor rooms are dark, badly furnished, dingy and damp and smell bad. They are in desperate need of refurbishment. The staff did what they could to change rooms for us, but the hotel was full. We actually moved OUT of the hotel for 12 days/nights of our 14 day holiday incurring extra expense. We would avoid this hotel in the future, but the resort and island are beautiful.

Room Tip: See above. Upper floor rooms may be better/lighter but overall poor quality,
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stayed at the Makis in Kefalonia, Skala in June 2013. We travelled with Thomson and although the start of the holiday at Bristol Airport Check In was awful (huge queues and very slow) it was lovely from there on.
We arrived to lovely weather and after a fairly long trip arrived at the Makis to a good welcome.
Shown to our accomodation quickly which was very basic but very clean. One tip is to take a kettle with you as there was not tea/coffee making facilities. A fridge is provided which is very useful for pre-dinner drinks on balcony.
The staff are very helpful and friendly and the pool area clean and lovely. The beach is literally just across the road, you may need beach shoes for swimming but the water is lovely and clear.
There are some lovely restaurants and bars just a few minutes walk, the Kleftico dish must be tried, its delicious, better in some restaurants than others.
Really enjoyed the holiday, so much so that we recommended this hotel to friends who are travelling this year.
Will go back again sometime.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Makis Hotel

Address: Skala 28086, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Skala
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Skala
#10 Romantic Hotel in Skala
Number of rooms: 44
Also Known As:
Makis Hotel Skala

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