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Olive Bay Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Agia Efimia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was our first visit to Greece and we were very fortunate to have selected these apartments for our accommodation. Our room was spacious and had everything we could wish for in order to cook and make a cuppa!, like a home from home. Exceptionally clean with fantastic sea views and being only a short walk to the harbour and centre of the village.
Amalia our hostess is lovely, was welcoming and extremely helpful, nothing was too much trouble for which we are extremely indebted.
We would certainly recommend the Olive Bay and hope to return in the not too distant future for another glorious week (longer hopefully!).

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed here for 10 days in early October 2013.

All the apartments face the sea and so have great views but the 1st an 2nd floors have the best views as they see over the row of houses in front of the apartments to the bay.

Initially we had 4 days in Katelios in the south of the island before exploring and settling here as we felt so comfortable in this apartment.

The first night was spent in the original part of the hotel in which the decor is more traditionally greek. The room was large and clean with stunning views across the bay.

On the second night the newly renovated room 17 became free and we couldn't believe our luck.

The views were even more stunning as it is on the top floor and is decorated in a more modern style (I have added photographs to show the view from the balcony and the interior).

It had everything you need to self cater too and we had dinner on the balcony most evenings.

The family who run the apartments are charming and helpful, and Amalia was always ready to help and you could ring her mobile if she wasn't around.

Would definitely recommend without a doubt.

Room Tip: Room 17 on the 3rd floor is the best.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank hjcmje
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The apartment is spacious and kept very clean. All the amenities we needed were available. I use a manual wheelchair which my wife pushed me up and down the slope to the main road. There are 4 steps to get into the lobby and a lift to the two higher floors. As I can transfer and walk short distances the Olive Bay held no problems. The views from the rooms are wonderful. We had some great food in the tavernas in the village with some decent wine too. Amelia and the family who own the Olive Bay are to very kind and helpful. Will I stay here again? The answer is a big YES

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Gary R
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed here for a few nights late September and it was a lovely hotel. Each room was very spacious with a good sized bathroom and small kitchenette area with fridge. Each room also has a sea view balcony which has the most amazing view over the bay of Agia Efima.

The hotel is only a few minutes walk to harbour side and also had sufficient parking. the staff were very helpful and friendly as we'll and always happy to help.

We were more than pleased with the hotel and would happily stay here again, particularly as it was only 40euros a night. Bargain.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Bop1
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

This little hotel is excellent , rooms which are the cleanest anywhere I have been . The family that run the place are so nice and Amalia the daughter who runs it on a daily basis is so helpful and kind, nothing is to much trouble. The hotel is small with 12 rooms I believe but the place is great with views over the sea from your rooms, nice balconies , all your self catering needs are here if you choose to eat in with crockery and fridge etc. all pristinely clean . The village is charming with a range of fabulous resturants to choose from , I am over the moon with our choice of destination and am making plans to come back next year

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We're most happy to tell about our vacation in Olive bay hotel in beautiful Ag. Effimia.
Amalia, the manager, was most efficient, ready to help us in every thing we asked for - and all with a genuine smile
The hotel is clean and nicely designed in peaceful colors. the room is spacious and well equipped. The balcony, facing the sea & the bay - gave us lots of great moments of sunrise & sunset, but mostly called for complete relaxation.
The hotel is located near the Marina, tavernas & swimming beaches
Really we could not ask for more - on top of that the price was reasonable!!!
Ofra & Ilan
Israel

Room Tip: all the rooms have balconies facing the sea.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ofra P
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Absolutely loved Kefalonia ! Agia Efemia is a small, cosy and peaceful resort with lovely harbour and restaurants within walking distance from this wonderful hotel.The Olive Bay was beyond our expectations, perfect location with absolutely amazing views from our balcony across the bay.
The wonderful Amalia and her staff work very hard to ensure you have a memorable stay, nothing was too much trouble from organising taxi's to and from the airport, flowers and gifts in the room, umbrella's for the beach and much, much more! The spacious rooms were charming and spotlessly clean. We travelled the island and checked out other resorts/hotels we had considered,we came to the conclusion Agia Efimia is definitely the best of the small resorts. Perfect hotel, perfect location, unforgettable, we will definitely be back at this hotel, we absolutely loved it !

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank BLSBron
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Address: Agia Efimia, Agia Efimia 280 81, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Agia Efimia
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Agia Efimia
Price Range: $45 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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