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2 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Svoronata, Cephalonia, Ionian Islands

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theparkla...
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed August 28, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Four villas set in quiet location. Access is up a track which can be a little bumpy but was ok in our hire car. The villa we had was on the end which ment the pool was around the corner making it a little more private. Entering the villa it's an open plan setup with a well equipped kitchen which has a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven and toaster. A washing machine would have been more useful than the dishwasher, but this didn't spoil our stay. Also on the on this floor and up a step was the main bedroom with bathroom. Downstairs is the second bedroom. This has two single beds which can setup to suit. It also has its own bathroom. All areas have air conditioning which was included and was very useful during our stay in August. Outside there is a patio with table and chairs. The pool was excellent and there are four sun beds and a sofa to sit out on. House keeping visited most days and the grounds and plants were maintained everyday during our stay. We found a car useful but there is a shop and restaurants all in within 5-10mins walk. The beach is about 15mins walk which has beds and parsols you can hire for 7 Euro and a beach bar. It's was a really relaxing and enjoyable stay and will look at visiting again

Date of stay: August 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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John H
Andover, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed July 11, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed in one of the Sotiris Villas for a few days in 2016 (see my earlier review below) and enjoyed it so much that we returned for 3 weeks in 2017. It was certainly worth coming back and we had a fantastic holiday. Also, it was great to see Tony, his wife Evelyn, his mother Maria and the rest of the staff at nearby Sotiris Studios again. They are all very friendly and really helpful with lots of advice on places to visit, etc.

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Vanessa55...
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Peaceful, restful, recharge guaranteed.”
Reviewed July 7, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Lovely villa, great pool, large garden. Plenty of seating areas in sun and shade. Well equipped, Downstairs room accessed by wooden stairs, recommend you don't go down with wet feet as no handrail, husband slipped and got a lovely bruise. All in all a great restful holiday, we would not hesitate to book again.

Date of stay: June 2017
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chrissmal...
Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
Reviewed June 11, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We love staying at the villas. We have stayed for the past three years and can't wait to come back to stay. They are family owned and what a lovely family they are. Nothing is too much trouble and make you feel so welcome. We always try to stay twice a year if we can. The area is fantastic for us with very, very friendly people in the restaurants. The villas are well laid out with your own pool which is fantastic. The gardener comes ever night to clean the pool and tends to the grounds. He is such a fantastic chap and so friendly. He keeps everything spotless.
I cannot fault anything at all and can't recomend the villas highly enough.

Date of stay: May 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MARKR86
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Ram ”
Reviewed June 9, 2017 for a stay in September 2016

The villas are excellent, great quite location , great facilities if you like your home comforts they are for you ,also fantastic wifi for those of you who need it. Will hopefully return again .

Date of stay: September 2016
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kathy535
Leeds
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Can't wait to visit again next year”
Reviewed September 22, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
5
people found this review helpful

The older we get, the less we like being around other people, especially if the sunbeds are crammed in too closely. So, we decided that instead of getting a studio s/c holiday we'd try a villa holiday. We were looking for some specific criteria - not too pricey, private pool, close to a Minimart and tavernas, some privacy. As we love Kefalonia, we were delighted to find these villas. We've not had a villa holiday before so had no idea what to expect but our stay in Sotiris villas way exceeded our hopes. We liked it so much we'll be booking for next year.

Location
We loved the quiet location. It was just the right combination of reasonably close to shops etc and away from it all. The 4 villas are located in Svoronata, a spread out and quiet resort. I reckon it would take around 40-45 mins to walk from one end to the other although the ends aren't well defined. The villas are sort of in the middle of Svoronata, up a shingle road. They feel really quiet and private. Some days all we could hear was birdsong and cicadas with the occasional airplane.

At the end of the road leading to the villas is a Minimart with a friendly owner. He makes his own cheese and sells eggs from his chickens. However, the prices are around 20% more expensive than other minimarts.

If you come out of the road to the villas and turn left, you'll come to a couple of tavernas, a Minimart (cheaper and with more choice) - about 10-15 mins. Keep going and you'll come to a crossroads. Turn left for the petrol station and a couple of tavernas, turn right for Avithos beach and tavernas. Leave the villa road and turn right then left and you come to Ai Helis beach, if you don't turn left but keep going you pass La Calma cocktail bar, the harbour and eventually come to Ammos beach. Turn right there (and then right again) and you get to Sotiris apartments.

The villas
Honestly, we were so impressed. There's been so much attention to detail. When you walk in on the ground floor you have a small kitchen area and dining area which has everything you need to self cater. You could probably throw a dinner party! We didn't but we made food almost every day and had we been brave enough to drive to the supermarket we could have been more adventurous!

You will need to bring sponges and fairy liquid but almost everything else was provided including tea towels, a couple of dishwasher tablets and Tupperware. There's a seating area, which could be a fifth bed but we used it for lounging and it was very comfy, a tv, open plan bedroom (raised from the main area) and shower room. Downstairs there are twin beds and another shower room. The beds are comfy, linens are good quality and wifi was sufficient to watch Netflix. There was also a really powerful shower and loads of hot water. We had changes of linen and towels on the Tuesday we arrived, Friday, Tuesday and Saturday with bins emptied and floors mopped in between. The pool was cleaned everyday, the gardener came to mow the lawns once in the fortnight and the maintenance man replenished the dishwasher with salt. There were plenty of plug points and the air con was quiet and effective.

Outside was also lovely, the villas face south so loads of sun and the pool was bracing in the morning and refreshing in the afternoon. A man comes each day to clean the pool and the gardener comes on Sundays. Sunbeds were comfortable and there was a BBQ (didn't use), table and chairs and clothes horse thing. There were even nightlight burners and really pretty ones too.

Basically, everything was clean, comfortable and well thought out and perfect for small families or close friend groups. I would suggest though that given the stairs to the second bedroom and the depth of the pool it wouldn't be suitable for families with toddlers, you'd probably need the kids to be at least 5yrs to remove some worry and work.

The people
The Fragias family are so lovely. We were picked up from the airport by Anthony and Maria and Anthony visited the villas most days to see if anything was needed in a very low key and unobtrusive way. On our last day they bent over backward to ensure we had somewhere to change before leaving - I was blown away by their consideration and general loveliness.

Restaurants
We ate in a couple of restaurants but the best was Sotiris apartments - about 15-20 mins walk from the villas. Food was fresh and tasty. Fillipos at La Calma was a very friendly host - we visited in gale force winds and in a Power cut and he was very welcoming!

Overall, if you are looking for comfortable and well designed villas in a quiet location then you can't do better than these.

Date of stay: September 2016
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Liked best: The privacy, comfort of the villa and general location
Liked least: No DVD player
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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John H
Andover, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed July 3, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
3
people found this review helpful

The four Sotiris villas are situated in a quiet location with a mini-market just a couple of hundred yards away and three tavernas within easy walking distance. Our villa slept 4 in two large rooms, both of which had an en-suite toilet and shower. It was spotlessly clean, modern and decorated & equipped to a high standard. Our kitchen had a fridge-freezer, full size cooker and hob, dishwasher, microwave, filter coffee machine and kettle. There is also a flat screen TV in the lounge. All rooms have air conditioning and all windows and the patio door have anti-mosquito screens.
There is plenty of space eating and relaxing outside and the sunbeds and chairs are all good quality and comfortable. The private swimming pool is a good size and is checked on a daily basis.
The nearest beach is just 15 mins walk. It is sandy, clean and has sunbeds & umbrellas for hire from a snack bar at the far end of the beach. Even so, a hire car is desirable and there is ample parking space directly outside the villas.
Tony, his wife Evelyn, his mother Maria and the rest of the staff at Sotiris are very friendly and really helpful with lots of advice on places to visit, etc.
It made for a fantastic holiday and we hope to visit again next year.

Date of stay: June 2016
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Management Response
Jul 7, 2016
Thank you for your review. So happy you had a great holiday be well and hope to see you a9
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