We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Relaxing Vacation”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Ionian Emerald Resort
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Sami
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 8, 2010

We stayed at the Ionian Emerald Resort in mid September and would highly recommend it to anybody considering a stay in Kefalonia.

The Resort itself is situated in a lovely quiet area which is ideal for anybody looking for a relaxing break away. All the facilities were excellent, including the pool area which had a nice pool bar and play area for children.

The small town of Sami is just a 10/15 minute walk along the sea front and contains some very nice restaurants.

We have been to a few of the Greek Islands and Kefalonia is by far our favourite to date.

Altogether a lovely relaxing place and an excellent resort.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank JRA186220
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (270)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

237 - 243 of 270 reviews

Reviewed September 30, 2010

I stayed there with my husband for 1 night in August. The hotel is brand new and still needs polish on the rough edges. Basic issue is some of the employees attitude, they need to smile more and talk less. Breakfast is simply basic and crammed up in a small room. Rooms are generic in style but clean. Pool is nice with nice friendly stuff and comfy sunbeds. Although property is on the beach there really is no proper beach to enjoy. Overall for me this is a good 4* hotel not a deluxe.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank Vayaki
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 14, 2010

We visited the Ionian Emerald for the week of our wedding anniversary, i will most certainly be returning in the future.
Beautiful new hotel in it's 1st full season having opened last year for a few weeks only, so i was told.
Staff very helpful, Spyros the bar tender always excellent.

Free wifi across the site as well as 3 PCs set up with a printer shared in the Reception area.
Very quiet location, not for the party animal i'm afraid and as such my wife and i loved it as a perfect chill out holiday.
Sami a shortish walk for more variety compared to the local village of Karavomilos. 3 tavernas in the locality + a mini mart and a bakery.

Hardly any Brits in residence so i am sad to say as a Brit myself i was very pleased. As well as a very limited amount of children although that could have been the time of year.
Mostly couples, we are late 30s. We were not the oldest but also not the youngest, at least 2 couples were on honeymoon.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a chilled out holiday, 5* service as well as accommodation.
Also the location is pretty handy for travelling to other parts of the island as it is quite central north/south.

Basically we loved it and will be going back

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank Miguels72
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 13, 2010

We took our family of 5 (children ages 14, 12, 9) to Kefalonia in mid-July and booked our stay at the Ionian Emerald Resort. Virtually everything about our stay was FIRST-CLASS. The staff at the hotel were exceedingly friendly and very, very warm people! They all speak English very well and genuinely care about their guests. They went out-of-their-way on numerous occasions to help us out and make our stay as comfortable as possible. Even the hotel owner drove our family round-trip to Antisamos Beach when our rental car didn't have enough gas (there was a strike on the island during our stay) -- talk about personalized service! The hotel itself is brand new and very much a 5-star feeling (everything but the price, that is!). We found the price very reasonable, especially for the quality of service and all of the hotel amenities. Our children loved the pool and easy access to the beach. We cannot say enough about our stay -- we will definitely be returning! WE WHOLEHEARTEDLY RECOMMEND THE IONIAN EMERALD RESORT!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank wguidice
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 30, 2010

Idyllic pool area
Small beach just outside hotel with hotel loungers/parasols
Inspiring views of Cephalonia/Ithaca
Free Wi Fi in rooms
Spa
Comfortable beds

Children’s pool /playground
Everything works in room
Walking distance from Sami
Superb staff
Would not suit those wanting:
Plentiful, noisy Brits
Active bar/nightlife scene
Evening entertainment shows etc.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank Surreyhillshouswife
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 1, 2010

Excellent. Modern. Clean. Well managed Recommended

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank agedbutcool
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Nestor W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sami
0.1 mi away
Sami Beach Hotel
Sami Beach Hotel
#1 of 5 in Sami
290 reviews
0.0 mi away
Athina Hotel
Athina Hotel
#2 of 5 in Sami
213 reviews
15.1 mi away
Emelisse Art Hotel
Emelisse Art Hotel
#2 of 7 in Fiscardo
520 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
14.0 mi away
Apostolata Island Resort & Spa
11.7 mi away
Astra Village Hotel & Suites
4.1 mi away
Kefalonia Bay Palace
Kefalonia Bay Palace
#3 of 6 in Agia Efimia
305 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Ionian Emerald Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ionian Emerald Resort

Address: Karavomilos | Sami, Sami 280 80, Greece
Phone Number:
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Sami
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Sami
Price Range: $161 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ionian Emerald Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ionian Emerald Hotel is a beautiful hotel in Karavomylos Sami in Kefalonia, offering a high standard of hospitality, in an environment where warmth and fine taste surround the guest from the moment they enter the hotel. This luxurious 5 star hotel in Kefalonia has panoramic views of the sea and the port of Sami. The exemplary service of Ionian Emerald Hotel & Resort will offer you moments, with exclusive amenities and facilities. The luxurious accommodation, with views over the Ionian Sea, the direct access to Agia Eythimia, lake Melissani, cave Drogkarati and other beautiful beaches, make it the ideal combination for magnificent holidays. Ionian Emerald Hotel & Resort is the ideal choice for a luxurious stay, whether you're on the island for business or pleasure. With its impeccable services and facilities, in this family-run hotel you will experience the ultimate relaxation and tranquility. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets and getaroom.com so you can book your Ionian Emerald Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ionian Emerald Hotel Sami

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing