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#14 of 23 hotels in Skala
Location
4.0
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.5
Value
4.4

San Giorgio is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Skala, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free internet access is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

In addition, as a valued San Giorgio guest, you can enjoy a pool and free breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

If you’re looking for a cafe, consider a visit to Milos Restaurant Bar, Sugar & Lemon, or Marabou Cafe, which are all conveniently located a short distance from San Giorgio Hotel.

Should time allow, Roman Villa of Skala is a popular history museum that is relatively easy to get to.

Enjoy your stay in Skala!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Evening entertainment
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Shuttle bus service
Internet
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Karaoke
Table tennis
Chapel / shrine
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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The San Giorgio Hotel garners mixed feedback: many guests commend the picturesque location with lovely sea views, though it's somewhat remote from town. The friendly atmosphere and entertainment are highlights, yet some areas reportedly need a refresh. While service and amenities receive both praise for cleanliness and criticism for unexpected charges, room experiences vary—with commendations for views but suggestions for modernization. The value proposition is questioned by some due to extra fees and a perceived mismatch with the promised all-inclusive experience.
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Nicola B wrote a review Jan 2024
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The hotel is gorgeous and love how all the apartments are separated. Although I do not recommend it for disabled or invalid people as the walk is super high up if your apartment was high up. However the rooms with pools were in a row so you did not have a private pool. The food was good but the same everyday, it was made for English people. Bacon, eggs, cereal and more. Although the staff are super nice and if they did not speak your language they would try their best and smile. The attractions in Kefalonia is gorgeous you would just need to rent a car. There’s two pools separated but they weren’t as full as you would expect them to be. There is many bars around that you can order around anytime, and a snack shack that has many foods and is open until lunch or dinner I can’t remember. There is a bus that takes you to Skala (A city 10 minute drive away) where you can visit a beach, rent a car, go out for dinner and more. Overall the hotel is gorgeous but there was no entertainment apart from a quiz from a TUI guide one day set up for once again just English people, and karaoke one day. I loved the views around but it was just the entertainment, food and the walk up to your room that was disappointing.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Terry M wrote a review Oct 2023
Liverpool, United Kingdom35 contributions
Some of the reviews offered about this hotel are i think fabricated. my wife myself and brother and sister inlaw stayed here also my niece.We found the hotel to be nothing like the bad reviews i have read on trip advisor, we had a great stay the sun shined everyday it was a comfortable temperature ,the pool water wasnt to wet, the food was good drinks pleantiful and staff very pleasant and freindly i would definatly put the hotel on the top of my many holiday visits.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: a bit out of the way but not overcrowded a free bus is provided to go into the town the town is...
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coljo21 wrote a review Oct 2023
Durham, United Kingdom32 contributions
I would love to have written this review differently however our experience at this hotel was probably the worst holiday experience we have encountered. Skala is beautiful, with lots of lovely restaurants and bars .. the swim up room beautiful had we felt able to use it. If there are any issues don’t expect them to be dealt with by the Hotel or Tui which pass the buck. Something to think about there are no security staff around to deal with issues up cliffs that do and did occur … for which we would not recommend or return …
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Will J wrote a review Oct 2023
Swansea, United Kingdom58 contributions
Would have given zero stars If I could, food was the only decent thing. Pictures on the TUI website are not representative of where you will be staying. Logged a complaint with rep and nothing done. I can only describe the hotel as a prison with all of the rules they put in place like leaving the zircon on if you are nit in the room. The list is endless and I really can't be bother to list them all as the list would be the size of a novel.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Eleanor B wrote a review Oct 2023
Sunderland, United Kingdom2 contributions
Hotel was quite out of the way but there was a free bus from the hotel which you can book and they run into the evening too so you can venture out for evening meal if you wish. (You’d need to get a taxi back for about €10) No local supermarkets so it’s difficult to buy bottles of water but the pool bar does have drinking water on tap. A stunning beach is around an 8 minute walk opposite the hotel but has a lot of steps down- fine if you’ve got good mobility. No wheelchair access though. There’s also a steep walk up to the rooms so again fine if you have good mobility but difficult for wheelchair users- there is a free mini bus that can take you to your room but we didn’t need it as wanted to get our steps in! Food was average- always something to eat and the snack bar was great- lovely watermelon 🍉 overall it’s def a 3* hotel but if you’re looking to just relax by the pool all week then this does the job!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Lots of sun beds available ! Mostly English holiday makers too.
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Annette O wrote a review Oct 2023
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This was the second time we have stayed at this hotel and it didn't disappoint! Food and staff were marvellous. Food always hot and staff very friendly. We had a swim up room so worth the extra money. Skala is well worth the transfer from the airport. Don't listen to the moaners. Hotel is great for couples but probably not for young families or elderly with mobility issues. We have stayed in many 5 star resorts but this hotel draws us back due to the beautiful location, gorgeous Greek food and friendly staff.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Banjo193 wrote a review Oct 2023
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom36 contributions
Me and husband went in September with two friends. I had read the reviews before going but can honestly say I was very happy with the hotel for the price we paid. We had swim up rooms (620 and. 621). Yes, there are a lot of steps down to pool, reception and restaurant- we knew this before booking. We are all in 60s and 70s but didn’t find going down a problem. We used the minibus each day to go back to rooms. The rooms were great. Very modern and beds comfortable. Air conditioning could be a little better but no problem for us. Swim up pool, which is shared by the six rooms in the block were very clean - lovely. Food - delicious. No problem with this at all. I couldn’t fault it. Drinks - not keen to drink out of plastic glasses. I think in the bar and restaurant in the evening these should be glass. I really enjoyed the holiday. I found the staff very friendly so cannot understand negative reviews. Tui rep,Sam, was really friendly and helpful to us. My negatives would be the plastic glasses and uncomfortable sun loungers. Thank you San Giorgio for a lovely holiday.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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wixon wrote a review Oct 2023
Exeter, United Kingdom34 contributions
The existing reviews of the hotel are very informative so I haven't much to add. I notice the contradictions in the reviews so I'll try to stay factual and helpful here. We stayed in one of the top of the hill rooms. It was wonderful - peaceful, large and with a beautiful high view across the Ionion Sea. The sun and moon rises were stunning (East facing so no sunsets). The downside is that there are 120 steps to climb to get between the room and the pool/reception. We saw it as useful exercise. It also helped you to be organised: you had to plan ahead to limit the number of climbs back to the room. You do have to plan thoughtfully in order to do well in this hotel. We didn't mind doing that. The room itself was clean and spacious. The bathroom was large enough to learn a few dance steps (as long as the instructor didn't mind standing in the bath). There was a fridge and a sofa too. The fridge seemed to be the only item that stayed on when our card was not in its slot. You can hire a kettle from reception. We took our own. Fresh milk can be bought from the small hotel shop. Wi-fi was very good in the central area of the hotel, but it didn't reach to our room at the top of the hill. I guess we were beyond its range. Rooms lower down probably have decent reception. The hotel does not guarantee wi-fi beyond the pool/bar/reception level. Food was brilliant. You COULD eat pizza and chips the whole time if you wanted. We didn't. We were there for two weeks and we never tired of the food. There was loads of Greek food and we were delighted with that. Wednesday nights were 'Greek' night, which meant even more Greek than usual, and those nights were stunning for food choice and quality. I think many guests overlook the soups which were great. All the food was well presented and - something you can never take for granted in hotel buffets - HOT. Staff were courteous, helpful and efficient. If you engaged them then they were friendly too. They weren't wildly friendly the whole time, but who needs that, really? They did a hard job very well and happily. The TUI reps were very good - helpful, informative, always available. The location of the hotel - built up a hill - means that it is like a steep small campus. It meant that we had to go outside a lot just to move from place to place. I enjoyed that but I suppose it might not suit everyone. The hotel is about a 35 minute walk into Skala (you can book a free ride on the minibus) so you are quite cut off, very dependent on the hotel for food, entertainment, etc. It did mean we got a bit bored in the evenings, especially as some nights there is no entertainment. We learned quickly and found things to entertain ourselves though. There are no daytime activities by the way - none of the quizzes, aqua aerobics and so on that you come across in other hotels. That was fine by us: we placed greater value on peace and quiet. The hotel is definitely peaceful. The hotel bars were perfectly adequate for us. We aren't big drinkers and we were quite happy with the wine, water, coffee, and the occasional (not very good but perfectly drinkable) lager and gin and tonic. When we were back up the hill on our room terrace there was quite a lot of wildlife to enjoy - moths, butterflies, swallows, lizards, and - once - a pod of dolphins passing along the coast. Although the hotel is quite isolated, there is a beautiful little cove just along the road where you can swim amongst thousands of fish. It really is lovely. The sea is so clear that when you stand in it and look down it's like looking through rippled glass. Mesmerising. From directly outside the hotel it is also possible to catch a bus (this needs planning as buses are rare) to the port of Poros or to the 'capital', Argostoli, where you can watch the turtles in the harbour. You know, I think I could happily live at the San Giorgio!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a low room if you have mobility problems. Take or hire a kettle.
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MrFrewster wrote a review Oct 2023
Sheffield77 contributions
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Okay, so I read the reviews before booking and yes, they are a mixed bag and I can see both sides…but ultimately, it’s average. We stayed in a swim up room (620), at the top of the hill and on the corner. The interior is new and fresh, the beds very comfortable. The air con was very poor, despite being on the highest setting. The sink is opposite the bed, which is a little odd, and can be a tad awkward (and quite near to a plug point). The shower is good, but ours was in desperate need of a good clean. The safe, weirdly you have to pay to use…which is a first for us with using ‘all-inclusives’.. The room has a fridge, but will only work when your key card is in the slot. Additionally, there is no water s for us was a major disappointment. We arrived late and it was probably after 11pm when we got to our room…and so, middle of the night (first night), we were desperately thirsty and nothing to drink. There is a shop down near the pools, if you haven’t got a refillable bottle, get a 1.5L water bottle for €1 and once you’ve drunk it, get it refilled at any of the bars for free. Outside the room, as we had a corner room (right hand side), we got the sun all day long (6pm). We had 2 chairs and 2 sun loungers meaning we could sunbathe there all day if we wanted. The swim up pool isn’t actually that, it’s basically one pool which stretches the length of the block of rooms, meaning there isn’t much privacy in the pool. The pool itself is nice, but our end was constantly full of flies, leaves, litter and the interior tiled side wall inside the pool was covered in green tide marks. I’m not sure if the pool has filters, or if they were working, but the cleanliness wasn’t the best. Other reviews have already pointed out the steepness of the resort, and I agree, if you’re not fit or have mobility issues, then use the car from reception…but, there are a LOT of steps everywhere around the resort, so bear this in mind before booking. As for the food was okay, but probably caters too much for the UK tourist. Salads were nice, and I’d especially recommend the belly pork when it’s on the menu. The alcohol was okay, but not brilliant…there were cocktails (but you had to pay for them weirdly), there were also branded drinks (but again, you have to pay for them). The pools are okay, and because there was always someone going home, we never had a problem getting a sun lounger. My only concern was when getting out of the pool, the steps/hand rails were nearly all wobbly and felt dangerous. The resort also doesn’t provide pool towels, the first all-inclusive resort I’ve been too which doesn’t. I’d recommend going down to the local water is crystal clear and very calm. Snorkelling is very easy down there. However the steps aren’t the easiest to get up and down, but it’s definitely worthwhile. Overall we had a nice holiday, but it has the potential to be so much better. Final shout out to the TUI rep Sam who was excellent.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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LauraM wrote a review Oct 2023
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Firstly I need to address the negative reviews. “Unclean” “rude staff” “awful” Were these people staying at the same hotel i’ve just returned from? We have just had a week at San Giorgio & stayed in 1 of the swim up rooms (631). First thoughts, immaculate (pristine) & very very modern. Walking straight out of the doors to a pool was an amazing addition. Location- The hotel is located on a hillside, this is clearly stated at time of booking, as is the distance to the main centre of Skala (3km). This wasn’t a surprise to us as we had read this before hand, nor was it an issue. The hotel provides a free shuttle to & from Skala centre & a little minibus will take you to your rooms if you are higher up the hill. I genuinely don’t understand the mentality of some people, all of the above is stated at booking so why moan about it when you know what you’re dealing with? Staff- super friendly. I assume if you behave like a prat & are rude towards them then you’re not going to get the friendliest of welcomes. However we have nothing but praise for them. The housekeeping staff are on the go non stop. The restaurant staff work so hard to ensure the area is kept spotless. Restaurant & Bar- the food is lovely. Its warm & fresh with a good variation each day. Unfortunately for the moaners there isn’t chicken nuggets & pizza….but we are in Greece after all. The drinks at the bar aren’t great, this I feel is the only thing that lets this place down. The soft drinks are fine, the white wine is actually lovely but everything else is just ok. Would I stay here again? Absolutely 100% yes.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Giorgio Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to San Giorgio Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Akri Seaside Bar (2.0 miles), Captain's Bar (1.8 miles), and Karma Cocktail bar (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at San Giorgio Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at San Giorgio Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at San Giorgio Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at San Giorgio Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to San Giorgio Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sugaro pastry shop, Dreamcatcher Katelios, and Anemos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at San Giorgio Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at San Giorgio Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to San Giorgio Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mycenaean Tholos Tomb (3.8 miles).
Does San Giorgio Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.