My wife and I enjoyed our week-long stay in Kefalonia staying at the Lorenzo Hotel in Lassi. Staff at the hotel were extremely friendly and the standard of cleanliness was very good. The room we were given (103) was fine (if a little close to the reception area) but had no view, well there was a small tree we became quite fond of.
If you are looking for a base from which to travel around the island, then the Lorenzo could be just right for you. The pool was well maintained, clean and offered a pleasant view across to the Luxouri Peninsular.
On the down side, it can get rather noisy in the bar area during the evening and some guests, in our experience, showed little or no regard for their fellow residents. We were often woken well after mid-night by noisy revellers.
Don't believe all you hear about some nationalities being the ones who get up early to place their towels on the sun loungers by the pool. In our experience, this was the practice of several fellow Brits.
As for places to visit. Argostoli is very nice and within walking distance (30mins) although the return walk can be quite hard on a hot day. If you have a heart condition or any problems walking then taxis are easily available and cost 5/6 Euros (one way).
Taking the Island Tour is a must, taking in Assos, Fiskado, Agia Efimia and the famous Myrtos Beach. The Drogati Cave, Melissani Cave and Lake, are also worth a visit although Drogati does have over 100 steps down to deal with, and the steps are much harder on the way up. There is also a Tree Islands Tour, which is sometimes a little costly and involves a long day (11 hours) which can be tiring.
Assos is a place worthy of taking the time to visit if you have your own transport, it is just so, so peaceful. If visited as part of a tour you only get to stay for around 30 mins.
In Lassi itself, there are some great beaches from small rocky coves to larger areas which include toilets showers and even food and drink outlets.
Restaurants we tried in Lassi included the Panorama (closest to Lorenzo) Il Gabbiano and Trata. All provide great food and excellent, friendly service.
Overall we had a great time on the island and would recommend trying the Lorenzo Hotel.
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