We were slightly apprehensive about booking this hotel. Most of our holidays have been in large luxurious hotel. mainly Marriott, Hilton Resorts and not a 22 room small hotel.
The place is fabulous and the only trepidation in writing this is that we may not get a booking next year or the year after should we decide to re-visit, which we will do!
We booked directly with Katherine on the internet and did the half board, the 5 course evening meal is really worth it and we were did switch the evening meal for a lunch one day but beware, we just wanted a snack and they had other plans with a slap up 3 course lunch, they will put weight on you, especially Katherine's brother, "you are in Greece and you have to eat," Bless him!
The facilities and bathing area are first class, really! It lends itself to a couples/adult hotel as does the small resort, why anybody would take children here beggars belief, so quiet and relaxing. From the room if you position yourself correctly you could be forgiven for thinking that you are in a cabin on a ship with the view of the sea.
We should have hired a car as the Island is poorly served by local buses. A taxi to the hotel from the airport will be 50 Euros each way, Katherine will do it for you and its no cheaper elewhere. To Fiscard,o from the resort, is 40 Euros each way and to Argostolli, the capital 40 Euros.
Tip: catch the Thomas cook rep' at the cafe at Athina's other end of the harbor (Weds and Suns) to the hotel and get the Island tour for 40 Euros which includes the capital and much more for the same price as the taxi. Doesn't make any difference if you booked through them or not - they want your money and its a good day out.
In conclusion: A fabulous hotel, luxurious in feel, very boutique and that's the way they want to keep it, they don't deal with travel companies at the time of writing as they want to maintain control with the clientele and to be quite honest i wouldn't want to get on the wrongs side of either the brother or sister who own the hotel.
If youre reading this and about to go i envy you. Happy to field any questions
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ODYSSEY Hotel in Aghia Efimia is a 4 stars hotel, a secretive heaven in a stunning location with unrivaled views. Inspired by Ulysses' adventures, ODYSSEY themed hotel is a luxurious and stylist destination, that goes beyond expectations. Located on the serene bay of Aghia Efimia, opposite to Mythical island of Ithaca. Every suite here is different, following the theme of Homer's ODYSSEY. Charming elegance meets state-of-the-art facilities. The passionate spirit of Ulysses lives on. Customized with sumptuous fabrics, plush sensual carpeting, original artwork, hydro massage shower or Jacuzzi bath tab, each guest room also incorporates the latest modern enhancements such as flat screen SAT televisions and High Speed Internet Access. Enjoy the pleasures provided by the most luxurious hotel suites in Kefalonia. Ideal for couples. No children under 16 years of age. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Odyssey Hotel Agia Efimia, Ionian Islands