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The Magnolia Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   The Magnolia Resort | Katelios, Katelios 28082, Greece   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Katelios
Worthing Sussex
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17 hotel reviews
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“Absolutely the best Greek Hotel (imo!)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Well last year I felt we had stayed at one of the best Hotels in Greece unless you are paying 5 star prices and getting 5 star treatment- but thats not Greece is it? This is another of Micks honest reviews!!!!
This year we found a better one- this Hotel is just 2 years old, has every room luxury you would expect in a 4* Hotel but we had paid small and friendly prices!
Luxury shower and bathroom fittings, safe, air con and fridge included in the price- keyless and cardless room entry so no keys/cards to carry to pool or beach. Kettle and electronic blind, double glazing and fly screen. Room nicely appointed. Top quality linen and all the cutlery etc matched.
If you were to criticise it is that the Hotel is almost too quiet and lacks a little 'character' but dont let that put you off- or any other negatives in the other reviews. Unless you want Benidorm (if you do dont dream of going here), this place is for you- not ideally suited I would say for kids, more couples who want a really relaxing time- and you will definitely get it. Ektor and Effie, plus Dad are great, Mum softened up a bit by the end of the second week and even broke the odd smile. This was our first return to the same village anywhere in Greece ( Katelios) as we loved it last time- this Hotel simply made our 2 weeks great.
Venus car rental just opposite great for deals- very friendly - all inclusive no excesses.
Our favourite meal - at Persas on the main road opposite- try the best Lamb Kleftiko ever- I wont spoil the little surprise! The Hotel meals were reasonable and of good quality, nicely served by George.

Room Tip: All good- all face away from the pool, we were ground floor, prefer upper but no complaints!
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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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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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warwick
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Excellant hotel with great friendly staff, best nights sleep ever in greece not the usual concrete bases, lovely furnishings, great meals & very good value wasn't worth the walk into town fantastic would highly recomend

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Wow!
What a fabulous hotel could not fault anything , from the moment we arrived to the moment we left nothing was too much trouble for Ektor and his family . They made our holiday fun and relaxed , and will definitely return next year . Would not hesitate to recommend this fabulous hotel , with an ideal location , great surroundings and a wonderful relaxed atmosphere ! Thank you for a truly fantastic week , great cocktails by the way !

Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely , but the higher have slightly better views.
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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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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This family run hotel has exceptionally high standards.
All fixtures and fittings are of the very best quality from the furniture to the bedding,cutlery,crockery and facilities.
Spotlessly clean.
Good food.
Caring friendly hardworking family.
Would highly recommend to anyone.
Thanks Ektor and family !

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Have just returned from this family run hotel where we spent. a restful weeks stay.The familywork very hard to ensure you enjoy your holiday.Ektor in particular never stops working- he meets the guests on arrival and is porter.receptionist and barman within the same hour.He is a real credit to the hotel.The hotel is beautifully designed with elegant decor and excellent room facilities.Fantastic bathrooms and aircon and electric shutters a real luxury.Only given 2 teabags on arrival then had to buy our own.The many room rules are amusing but most are plain common sense.The owners are obviously keen to ensure a peaceful atmosphere is maintained which was exactly what we were looking for.A little disappointing then to hear rowdy celebrations during the screening of a football match on our first afternoon.Enjoyed delicious meals in the rosebud bistro but on more than one occasion our choice of food was not available including potatoes one night.The 2 waiters were always friendly and gave excellent service.Breakfast was lacklustre with limited choice and the hot option was served cold.Fresh fruit would have been preferable to tinned peaches.The Breakfast experience would have felt more relaxed if it didnt feel like the family were watching over us- am sure its not their intention but the atmosphere felt strained.Maybe some background music would help and allowing guests to make their own toast perhaps.Drinks were good value especially in happy hour with daily cocktails on offer but bar service was sometimes a little slow.We had entertainment on one evening-Hollis which was excellent.We had a lovely stay at the magnolia and the hotel is a real credit to the hard-working familyWould suggest the family have some leisure time away from the guests as their presence on occasion did feel a little intrusive.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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coventry
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I can't fault this hotel, lovely setting, chic interiors, the hardest working family you are ever going to meet, superb restaurant and lots of fun at happy hour ! We loved it so much, as soon as we got home we booked up again for next year. Kefalonia is a beautiful island so hiring a car is a must, we can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Brand new hotel so all rooms are superbly furnished.
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Just had another 2 weeks in this FANTASTIC hotel , it just gets better. The family and staff are great , do anything to help make your stay a memorable one , great changes in the restaurant, some excellent new dishes.
We will be going back

Rose and Kev Hartlepool UK

  • 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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Address: The Magnolia Resort | Katelios, Katelios 28082, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Katelios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Katelios
Hotel Class:4 star — The Magnolia Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magnolia Hotel provides 4 star luxury and comfort at reasonable room rates. We have 50 rooms modern rooms, that have just recently been designed and built. Each and every room has air conditioned comfort, the security of a safe, the convenience of access to wifi internet, and television. Spacious bathrooms with many amenities, Large balconies to enjoy the glorious weather that is Greece. Clean rooms are not the option but are the norm. A beautiful pool awaits you in the center of the hotel, beyond simple beauty this pool is large and functional, as a kids pool is available. Easy access to a well stocked and stylish bar is just steps from the pool area; A few more steps and you will be enticed by the delicacies prepared at the rosebud bistro. The Rosebud Bistro is staffed by a trained Chef and his staff. The amenities, facilities, and aesthetics of Magnolia resort rival anything any other 4 star hotel may offer in the Mediterranean, what will set Magnolia apart for her guest is the attention given to customer care. The Stroutzas family has been in the boutique hotel business for over a decade, and has been in customer service for over 30 years. We want to make your stay pleasurable, and to leave you with great memories. ... more   less 
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