We stayed here for 2 weeks from 12 May. The brochure states 2* and the pictures look ok but we were not impressed at all and would not return. Our room was1A, on the corner of the first block on the gound floor - immediately christened Cell Block 1A. The room was tiny only just enough room for a double bed and very dark. Small wardrobe, 2 bedside cabinets and a tiny dressing table, tiny table and 2 chairs. The mattress was extremely hard and very uncomfortable and the pillows werent much better. The 'bathroom' was approx 3ft x 3ft with a handheld shower over a shower tray - no hook on the wall. No matter how hard you tried everything got soaked when you took a shower, if you bent over you hit your head on the sink! The cooking facilties were a 2 ringed hob. There was a saucepan and a casserole pan, 2 knifes forks and spoons and a sharp knife, 2 mugs, plates and bowls and a tiny kettle.. You could not self-cater here. There was a cleaning rota on the door, which wasnt kept to, the toilet bins were often not emptied daily despite the fact the rota said they would be and I had to ask for replacement loo rolls each time we wanted them. They were provided but only because I asked. Neither the toilet, shower tray or sink were cleaned during our 2 week stay. The balcony was tiny and got no sun at all after 9.30am and was right at the entrance to the apts so no privacy at all. Bedding and towels changed twice per week, towels were tiny and old and each time they were changed at least one of them had holes in and others were stained. On our first day a procession of ants wandered across the sink drainer, we reported this to the rep (Jo - who was lovely) and they did go for a few days but soon returned. I have to say that some of the rooms in the other block did look at bit bigger and brighter than ours - I think we got the smallest room.
On the plus side the room had aircon at 40 euros per week (although we didnt need it)and a secure safe in the wardrobe at 5 euros per week, a hairdryer and a fridge. The pool area was lovely, quiet and peaceful, plenty of loungers with padded cushions (felt more comfy than the bed to be honest) and a bar which opened at 9.00am til about 8.00pm. Bar prices reasonable and basic snacks were available.
Kefalos itself has an air of decline, lots of closed bars and restaurants and no shops other than supermarkets. However all the people in the bars and restaurants we met were extremely friendly, would recommend Sebastions and the Bar Acropol next door. Maria the waitress in the Acropol was incredibly friendly and took time to learn everyones name who came in and remembered what they drank the next time she saw them. It looks as if Kefalos was once a thriving resort and quite a few of the people we met had been comng for years and loved the place but it was a little too quiet for me. It was very early season though.
We had a relaxing 2 weeks, the weather was a litle mixed, quite a bit of cloud but was warm enough, we had a huge electrical storm and torrential rain overnight during the second week which washed away part of the beach past the harbour. We would not stay at the Villa Popi again and I doubt we will return to the resort.
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