Just back from a week at Livadaki Village Hotel and enjoyed it very much indeed. The rooms are clean, fresh and perfectly acceptable for this level of hotel. Set at the top of a little hill overlooking Skala the hotel provides a peaceful place to relax and/or use as a base for moving around the beautiful island.
Plenty of space to sit on sunbeds or at tables in the pool/patio area. Very helpful management and there is always somebody around to help.
I am not sure that the hotel has yet quite got to grips with clients' expectations regarding food and drink. The breakfast is decidedly boring and a bit of a let down. Exactly the same fare every day tends to disappoint and send people down the hill for a "proper" breakfast now and then. With just a bit of imagination like a change of cereals and eggs on offer without extra charge this place could be remarkable.
Skala is a nice place to holiday, still quiet for the most part with a wide choice of restaurants. The beach chairs and parasols are EU5 a day hire for a set. We found the best most relaxing part of the beach to be the far end closest to the village. The hill down to the village is not too daunting in either direction but should you not feel up to walking back after a heavy meal, a taxi costs EU5.
We thoroughly enjoyed both the island and the hotel. With just a little more thought about the food offers and perhaps bundling in the air-conditioning rather then charging for it separately, I would have given the hotel 5 stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Livadaki Village Hotel is located near Skala, (900 m.) on top of a hill, away from noise and traffic, yet close enough to reach the beach on foot(600 m.). It has been built in grounds planted with olive trees, flowers and vegetables, with great views of the Ionian Sea and the mainland. Its architectural style brings memories of the traditional atmosphere of old Kefalonia, while it offers all modern facilities.There are two suites, and 23 twin/double rooms, 7 triple rooms, with sea view or garden view balconies or terraces, nicely furnished, beds with anatomical matresses, satelite TV, direct dial telephone, internet access, fridge, air con, WC, shower.Lounge with great views, satelite TV, Bar, snack bar, reception, free WF, library. Extended verandas where breakfast is served in the morning, snacks and drinks later on. Breakfast is continental buffet style.Pool with great views, with children's section and jacuzzi, with sun beds and parasols around.Parking Area.Small, picturesque chapel on top of the hill,with great views, nice for marriage ceremonies ... more less