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Studios Notos
Kateleios, Katelios 28086, Greece   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Katelios B&B and Inns
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

My partner and I spent another wonderful week at the Studio Notos and had a fantastic holiday. We have never revisited the same place before but this is the second year we have spent in Katelios partly due to the friendly welcome we received (drinks chilling in the fridge on our arrival courtesy of Kostos the owner!) and excellent facilities the studios provided - air con, hairdryer, all kitchen utensils provided. The rooms are spotless and were kept so for the week we were there. The studios are in a great location - it takes 2 minutes to walk to the beach, restaurants and tavernas! plus the locals are friendly, warm and welcoming. Katelios and the Studio Notos is a wonderful holiday destination for those wanting a quiet, relaxing holiday- ideal for couples. We'll definitely be going back again next year!

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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

have just returned from a weeks holiday at the notos my husband and i are in our 70s we had a ground floor studio number 1which was very nice spotless and clean katelios is a lovely village comprises 8 restaurants ,1cocktail bar ,1mini market,and 1small gift shop there are no buses or water taxis these start in mid june if you are lucky,you really need to hire a car ,
the village is lovely and clean and the people are very nice and friendly
both my husband and i are disabled but it was quite flat, one problem was when dropped off by the coach there was about 100yds to walk to the notos which no brochure tells you.Would we go back like a shot beautiful place very very quiet ,loved it

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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Sheffield
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Obviously this is Greece - you put toilet paper in the bin, there are flies/wasps and you need air conditioning.

If you don't like this fact- Greece aint for you!

As a Greek hotel, this was great - the shower was actually a shower and not a 'wet room' the beds were comfortable and the self-catering facilities were clean and worked well.

Very close to the beach and local shops and restaurants you really are in a great location.
The beach is lovely, the bars and restaurants very good (esp the Katelios Taverna) and the hotel staff friendly.

Towels/sheets are changed every 2 days and the bins emptied then as well.

In terms of trips - there is a lot to see and do. The island trip was great but the trip to the capital not so much. Mainly a town with shops and the museums were either closed or a bit rubbish.

We didn't go but heard the trips to Ithica were very good as well!

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  • Stayed August 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Booked last minute - if you are looking for a quiet week or two away, either doing nothing or exploring ancient history then this place is perfect. After dropping off other apartments first, our drop off was on the beach front - the studios really are 10m from the beach!. Clean, cool, everything you need. No lift in the block so if you don't like stairs then request ground floor room. The owner Costas even put some beers in the fridge for our arrival !! Remember to budget 50 euros for safe and air conditioning. Great place the stay, if not the best place to stay in Katelios. But with the resort being so tiny the supermarkets do hike the prices up, a lot, if you like drinking spirits buy it on the way out as they are taxed 23% on spirits making it really pricey. Stick to local wine.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northern England
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

We got a late deal via Monarch / Cosmos and given the low price, would normally have been suspicious about what to expect. However we have stayed at The Notos Apartments before and so we knew that we were in for a treat!

The accomodation is very clean and freshly decorated - we had a ground floor apt overlooking the side road but we could see the beach at the end of the street and there were good background views of lush green hills.

The owner (Costas) was very kind and helpful without being intrusive - he lives on the premises and makes sure that everything is in order.

Katelios is a quiet little village with just 6/7 tavernas and a couple of small shops / supermarkets so it is not the place to go if you want to party, or shop 'til you drop. It is perfect for relaxing, reading a good book and enjoying the beaches and some reasonably priced food and drink - particularly seafood with some excellent swordfish / tuna / squid / lobster on offer at some of the local tavernas.

We particularly enjoyed the Katelios Taverna in the evening with Yllias and his family and staff providing a very warm welcome and a great place to meet new friends and watch the world go by.

We would heartily recommend Notos Apartments as a very good base within this charming resort.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lancs
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

Transfer from the airport should have been 50 minutes or so but due to the rep travelling on the bus it took a little longer. The bus stopped in Lassi to let the people off who were staying there and she took the opportunity to organise herself a spa whilst we were left waiting on the bus! It eventually took 1 hour plus. Hence, late arrival at Notos apartments but nice welcome by the owner who gave us a cold drink and showed us to our studio. We were on the 1st floor studio 7 with really good mountain and beach views (through the trees). However, if booking these apartments try to ensure you are not located on the street/front door side as the ground and 1st floor apartments overlook the side street with no views (very close to the back of a local fish restaurant). Some days large wagons were parked, engines running, the smell of old fish and loading and unloading etc ... The studio beneath us had lovely garden terrace and next to us was also good.

Maid service was every other day and bed linen changed twice a week. They were well maintained and included a kettle, toaster, iron, ironing board, hairdrier. Air conditioning was 40e per week and the safe was 10e per week.

The bathroom's were not great. The shower was a handheld attachment in a square with a curtain. Unfortunately if you were showering whilst someone else in the studio block was trying to do the same the water dropped to a trickle! Also, there was no window in the bathroom and no extractor fan.

Our pick up time for leaving was scheduled for midday but check out on these studios is 9 am. There appears to be no provision for courtesy amenities if your pick up time is much later - may be different at less busy times.

The studios are located seconds away from the beach. For us the holiday was wonderful despite the few irritations with plumbing. We would recommend these apartments but if you're concerned with your balcony views think about contacting the owner regarding which studio you are allocated.

Katelios is wonderful. Relaxing, safe, friendly, quiet, good tavernas (try Katelios taverna) a few nice bars, an excelllent smoothy bar and most of all, beautiful weather!

  • 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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2010

Very spacious room with a double and single bed, small kitchen area, and separate shower room. Patio overlooking well kept garden, the sea was just about visible.
The apartment is just across the road from the beach and a number of excellent tavernas, which serve delicious and reasonably priced greek dishes.
The beach was clean with a few sunbeds,and not at all crowded. There is nothing bad to say about the apartment or Katelios, both were delightful, though apart from the tavernas and a couple of bars there was no other nightlife so not suitable if you are wanting to party every night.

  • Stayed August 2009, 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
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Address: Kateleios, Katelios 28086, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Katelios
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Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Katelios
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