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Museum Hotel George Molfetas

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Main Street, Faraklata 28100 Greece
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4.9
Value
4.8
The Museum Hotel "George Molfetas" was meant to be a sanctuary for people seeking not only what the eye sees. It is an effort to bring to life the hospitality of the era it represents, the 1890s, which was the all-inclusive model of the luxury guest house. The actual impact on our guests is an immediate sense of being "at home." And this is our ultimate dream: to offer a home to the traveler and the dreamer of our times.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Sauna
Free breakfast
Diving
Horseback riding
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Sofa
Telephone
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Greek, Italian
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RomanticRae wrote a review Jun 2022
Bristol, United Kingdom20 contributions2 helpful votes
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What an amazing experience staying with Katerina. She has devoted herself to restoring this exceptional building and also providing the best hospitality I've ever received. The service reflects the soulful dedication Katerina has given her life's work- its perfection! Katerina gave us her attention and her heart (Noah the dog too) we loved hearing about the journey she has taken with this hotel and tasting her homemade breakfast and liquor. You will never find better. As one of her few crazy tourists to come without a car she included us on her own trip out so we could see Argostoli and also dropped us at a local restaurant (Family grill, great food). The mini market two minutes away was super friendly and made homecooked meals which I'd definitely try if i were you. Lovely to hang out with the locals and take in the village life atmosphere. I enjoyed walking around the back streets of the village and finding the odd walnut or lemon tree to liberate of its fruit. I would liked to have seen more of the area. I fully recommend booking this accommodation and allowing yourself to meet Katerina and her work of art. Such a special place and a special person. X
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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lynmarhunt wrote a review Sep 2019
Saintfield, United Kingdom157 contributions110 helpful votes
Travelling through the area we stopped at this hotel. We were welcomed by the owner and her dog who were very happy to show us around. This lady has a real passion to preserve the traditions of Greek life and the rooms are filled with authentic furnishings, books and memorabilia. They are simply beautiful! We were treated to coffee and had a very interesting conversation with the owner who was interested in our Irish background and our famous Irish poet Seamus Heaney who wrote about traditional home life in Ireland like her uncle George Molfetas did in Greece. We hope this establishment will be preserved for many years in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Αικατερίνη Δ, Owner at Museum Hotel George Molfetas
Responded Sep 28, 2019
Hello my dear ones. Your message represents so well my passion to tradition but also my passion for human contact. Meeting you both has been a welcomed present and a true joy. Thank you for your reviews. Love, Katerina. Have a friendly winter!!!!!
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Sim wrote a review Jan 2019
Guildford, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
We enjoyed our stay very much. The owner Katerina and her dog Noah are truly special and made us feel very welcome. Katerina gave us excellent sightseeing tips and was keen to share her amazing stories with us. The breakfast was excellent with lots of homemade ingredients. The room was spacious and very clean. We will always remember our stay at this place when we think of Kefalonia. :-)
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Dreamcoordinator, Owner at Museum Hotel George Molfetas
Responded Jan 30, 2019
I am so happy to get the reviews of guests that can really understand that the passion of giving is the fire that keeps me going. I thank you very much for your kind review and I hope that you will keep all things said and done in the scene as they matter as much as the pleasure. Thank you again SimD31. Katerina
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Casa La Cartujita wrote a review Sep 2018
Dallas, Texas1 contribution2 helpful votes
This hotel is truly a real gem in Kefalonia. The owner had a great story and was very helpful during our stay, even packing a super delicious lunch for one of our hikes. Breakfast was delightful and very healthy which is a huge plus. I was able to have one of the best dinners as the food and the atmosphere was unforgettable. The hotel is small and not run in a typical manner so those looking for a full service hotel should look elsewhere. Those that are adventurous and appreciate culture and good conversation should definitely come. The house is extremely charming with a lot of character. I would not miss if staying on Kefalonia. Thank you!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Dreamcoordinator, Owner at Museum Hotel George Molfetas
Responded Sep 27, 2018
It is I that wants to thank you William for pinpointing some points that were not mentioned ever before!!! This, of course, means sensitivity and real care for things that have been made with love and forthsight, aiming to the best for the hotel's guests. I am touched that you still remember my "vegetarian" sandwitches as I remember and I will remember the incident of your surprise when the boat with the hundreds of tourists appeared on a beach that you had conquered after a hicking of three hours. I still laugh when I talk about it. I am honoured that I finally hosted my first hikers and it was you. Nature has given me so much, and Kefalonian natural environment is unique in keeping so many places untouched by the massive "attack" of commercialization. Be well, happy and advanturous and keep investing in the best things in life: traveling and exploring the real nature. Thank you truely, Katerina
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Steffi_Wie wrote a review Sep 2018
Berlin, Germany4 contributions
When I came I didn’t know anything about Kefalonia and just wanted to have a nice and calm ten-day-holiday. After arriving I found myself in a little paradise place which is run by Katerina, who is also the owner of the hotel. She takes so much care for her guests who immediately feel more than welcomed. I’ve literally got the best food at her place, she recommended me very beautiful places on the island, and i had life-enhancing conversations with her. I felt blessed with such a heartwarming host! One day I had the pleasure of a little tour through the rooms of the house and learned a lot about its history. This place is full of energy and special antique objects like furniture or hand crafted decoration. So inspiring to see how one can turn an old and decayed house into something comfy and authentic with so much care and respect. Katerina, you gave me the best time and i will never forget my stay at your place on the beautiful island of Kefalonia! I miss it already!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Skarvelakis K wrote a review Sep 2018
Paris, France6 contributions3 helpful votes
We stay in the Museum for 4 days and are the best days of our hollidays. The room is a real museum of old greek culture, the garden the best place for breakfast and dinner! Katerina is a perfectionist and make everything to feel at home.!Y ou can take the great breakfast with fresh fruits and many delicious local foods, yogourt and honey at any time and if you book Katerina can prepare a delicious dinner of Greek food the best I have ever taste. Our small dog also appreciate the garden. Tahnks Katerina for this wonderful days in Cephalonia . We will come back Kostas and Isabelle
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Dreamcoordinator, Owner at Museum Hotel George Molfetas
Responded Sep 18, 2018
Dear Kostas and Isabelle, Thank you for all the beautiful thought that you transmitted throught your review of the four days that we were together here in my little sanctuary. Although this summer was the busiest summer so far, for the 11 years that I have been taking care of "my kind of People", it has been the most relaxing one, as almost all the guests that visited were extremely wonderful: there was so much kindness, common view points, common interests, wonderful discussions, love for animals -my Noah has been in total bliss with the tender loving care that he received for more than 6 months! It was a joy and a priveledge to have you both on "board" during this time. It can only give me more incentive to carry on for as long as I can climb the steps of my kitchen.....Have a sweet Autumn and Winter. On any (grey) ocassion just bring the sights of Kefalonia that made you breathless and keep on smiling. Hugs to all three of you!
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steveinburlington wrote a review Sep 2018
Burlington, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
Everything was perfect.. I can't find the right words to express how much we enjoyed our stay but I will try...What a magical experience. Step back in time and enjoy old world charm mixed in with modern luxuries. This 1800's home has been converted into a small hotel with a beautiful courtyard, decor and the rooms are excellent. We stayed in the Eros room. The exposed stone walls are beautiful partially covered with plaster (all modernized). The shower is huge. big enough for 2 (Eros=Love). Cool air conditioning was very welcome in 30+ degree weather. This was a large room decorated with fine antiques. Everything was perfect. We truly appreciated having all the extra space. Our amazing hostess Katerina took the time to map out our journey to explore the best places in Kefalonia (the ones that the locals love and not necessarily the most visited tourist destinations) . This was another added bonus. Additionally, if you appreciate starting your day with a great meal, then you'll enjoy breakfast. Breakfast is served outside surrounded by fragrant flowers and trees. All ingredients are organic. The healthiest and most delicious that we had out of our 8 hotels in Greece. We were celebrating a 50th birthday for my loved one. Katerina (the owner and our gracious hostess) took it to the next level by cooking a gourmet meal and exceptional dessert. It was the best meal we have had in such a long time. We can't thank Katerina enough for making us feel welcome and special. We will never forget it. Thank you Katerina. If you are looking for that special place to stay, off the beaten path, with ambience, this is your place.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Eros room was fantastic for couples but they are all very special
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Louis C wrote a review Aug 2018
Maidenhead, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
The Museum Hotel George Molfetas is a unique, boutique hotel in the quiet village of Faraklata. It is beautifully appointed, every corner being filled with old books, trinkets, objects of interest, artworks, even ancient stone carvings dug from the property itself. Faraklata a small Kefalonian village in the hills above Argostoli, with easy access to the capital. There are the usual village amenities of a small supermarket and something I think was a bar (but had no need or time to visit, sadly). The rooms surround a courtyard containing tables (where delicious breakfasts and, on request, superlative dinners are served), and a hot tub. During the day, the village is silent but for the occasional chirp of the cicadas and the bells of a nearby church. This courtyard is an island of bliss in an already serene space. Our room was a two storey piece of history. Filled to the gunnels with things to read and admire. A week would not be enough to catalogue everything, a year insufficient to read everything, and a lifetime inadequate to appreciate everything. Wooden stairs, ceilings, and fittings gave it an air of contrast, sophistication and the everyday. Nothing would be out of place in either a palace or a village home. It was apparent that an enormous amount of thought had gone into it. The room was comfortable, cozy, and quiet. The ideal place to begin our time in Kefalonia. Well situated for all the southern areas of he island, from it we explored Poros, Sami, Aenos, the Lixouri peninsula, the south coast, and everything we could south of Myrtos. Katerina was a superb host. She, of course, knows everything about the island, and, when asked, provided a wealth of information and tips. Her cooking is excellent, and like everything about this hotel, thought out in detail and very special. We were also very fortunate to meet Katerina's daughter Maria and her son Yiannis. Every facet of our visit was wonderful, all conspiring to make our first week in Kefalonia perfect. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Unique, rooms are all facing a quiet courtyard.
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Response from Dreamcoordinator, Owner at Museum Hotel George Molfetas
Responded Aug 28, 2018
Dearest All!!!! What a welcome surprise to find you again here, near me, telling me things that are music to my ear! It was a pleasure and a joy to have you on board of my little paradise and coming to think of it, it was the most pleasurable period of this summer, as it happened on the highlight moment of my family reunion. The night of Shawn's birthday must have been an exceptional experience of intercommunication between all of us, on a very warm human level.What an international compilation of nationalities and personalities!!! Please give a special thanks to your son who in so many ways managed to compliment me on little things like the magic soublakia!!!! A big, warm hug to all three of you and a big hope that we will meet again soon.Love, Katerina
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Ozlem K wrote a review Jul 2018
Ankara, Turkey4 contributions
We’ve just returned from a 6 days trip at Kefalonia. It was a very last minute trip, didn’t know much about the island, just bought plane tickets. We’re not a all included resort type of family, always prefer a boutique hotel, George Molfetas reviews were so tempting, I’ve just made the reservation. I’m so happy I did so. Our family of three couldn’t be happier with my choice. From the first moment we entered the hotel till the last minute it was like staying at the family house with our mother. The hotel is renovated and decorated by Katerina with lovely antique furnitures, paintings, books, hats all with stories and memories. The garden is full of beautiful flowers. And Katerina. She is the perfect host, perfect cook and gave us the perfect tips about almost everything on the island. She lent us mats and a sun umbrella and sent us to the best beaches, both the most popular ones as well as the secret ones. We swam under the olive trees and then among the salt rocks, tried the best restaurants. The breakfasts were so delicious, we all loved having them in the garden. And she was so kind to cook an amazing dinner for us. Can’t tell enough of her hospitality. Hope we can visit the island and George Molfetas again soon. Thanks Katerina, we are so happy to know you.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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john p wrote a review Nov 2017
10 contributions3 helpful votes
We took a break at the end of October and chose this hotel for a short holiday on the island. This hotel is situated about 25 mins drive from airport and about 40kms from any part of the island by car. It's also a couple of miles or so from the main town. We had a wonderful room and our hostess, Katerina, was most welcoming and kind. Every day we had a super breakfast prepared for us - and we got all the advice we needed to help us with our daily excursions around the island. Every evening we returned to a hearty and beautifully cooked dinner. The hotel is a wonderful place with a sunny courtyard and veranda. All the rooms are individually decorated and packed with interesting furniture, books and pictures. We had a great time with Katerina who was very interesting and well informed with great stories about the island of Kefalonia and Greece. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Response from Dreamcoordinator, Owner at Museum Hotel George Molfetas
Responded Nov 5, 2017
Dear friends hallo! I should have named you clients but you are so much more than this. It took me one week to get used to the new kind of life that I have to lead after your departure last week. I was, however, very lucky that the tourist period had to finish with you. I sense of serenity and appreciation is feeling my heart and I feel grateful for the gift of hosting people like you: gentle, happy, educated, interested in our history and traditions, appreciating the real organic and traditional food, even taking me out for a wonderful night at Argostoli listening to that unexpected gig of multicultural music - and Dave Brubek rythms... I thank you for letting the readers of Trip Advisor know that the end of October is a fascinating period to visit Kefalonia. I think that people should find out how precious that period is for an unforgettable exploring of the land of the eternal Ulysses. I promise that I will try my best to visit London so we can meet again. Have a mild and friendly winter. Love, Katerina
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PRICE RANGE
$68 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreeceIonian IslandsKefaloniaFaraklata
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Museum Hotel George Molfetas
Which popular attractions are close to Museum Hotel George Molfetas?
Nearby attractions include Kefalonia Lixouri cruises Gloria (4.4 miles), Eden Bar (3.3 miles), and Logos Grand View Cocktail/Pool Bar (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Museum Hotel George Molfetas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Museum Hotel George Molfetas?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Museum Hotel George Molfetas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Museum Hotel George Molfetas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Museum Hotel George Molfetas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kastro Cafe, The Olive Lounge, and Avli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Museum Hotel George Molfetas?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Museum Hotel George Molfetas?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Museum Hotel George Molfetas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Museum Hotel George Molfetas?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Memorial Acqui Division (1.3 miles).