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Pericles Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Sami
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Excellent value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

Had a very enjoyable 4-night stay at the Pericles in June. The rooms are quite basic as you would expect for the price you pay and as others have said, the breakfast is simple. However, the pool area is nice and relaxing, the area is quiet - best night's sleep we've had for a while.

Moving on to Sami, the centre/port area is only a 10-15 minute walk away and there are quite a lot of restaurants to choose from. The restaurants all serve up very nice food and most places have similar menus. Good cheap local wine too and lots of Greek bread of course....

We hired a car for a couple of days and enjoyed exploring the island, particularly loved Assos. Sami is a good base to get around from and if you are considering the Pericles Hotel, we would recommend it!

Room Tip: Top floor and sea facing
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Hotel Pericles is 'no frills' but a really good experience. It is set in absolutely lovely countryside with mountains on one side and a view of the sea and the island of Ithaca on the other. The rooms are a bit cramped but have all you need, with a very comfortable bed and good shower, albeit a bit on the small side so the shower curtain can stick to your backside while you are administering the soap! The breakfast is fab - out on the patio with the birds singing and the little swallows feeding their brood. There is lovely fresh bread, jam and butter and lots of coffee, and boiled eggs, ham and cheese. The proprietor and all the staff are very friendly and welcoming. This is a warm family hotel where nothing is too much trouble and you can really relax and let go in the fab swimming pool! We have been twice now and will be back every year from now on. Not only is it entirely peaceful, but the prices are very good too. We thoroughly recommend this if you want a totally relaxing stay on this lovely island.

Room Tip: Ask for one overlooking the sea and Ithaca!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

As usual the Hotel was perfect. No frills attached we will be returning again next year (as most of the people we met (again) have said.
This is the most perfect relaxing place for a holiday with the Harbour less than 15 minutes walk away, if you go the long route down the lanes, or 10 minutes by road. It is a lovely central point to travel to anywhere on the island if you hire a car, mind you, this time we spent time lazing away by the pool with the occasional walk.
Not for people who enjoy a hectic night life but perfect to have a complete rest.
Very glad to see Trip Advisor ratings displayed at the Hotel - Stelios, Nina, Vangelis and all the staff make us very welcome each time we visit and it definitely deserves top marks.
Scott, the Thomas Cook representative deserves top marks for making the holiday complete with his company.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Kefalonia is a wonderful island with fabulous beaches and stunning mountain views. Hire a car for a few days and explore, all of the towns are worth a visit and most have easy parking, pretty little harbours and plenty of tavernas to stop and have a coffee or lunch. Sami is lovely, the people are very friendly and there are lots of lovely walks. Anti Samos beach is well worth a visit, if you don't have a car a taxi is 10 or 12 euros, sunbeds are free there! The Hotel Pericles is very nice, a bit dated but its lovely and quiet and quite roomy. The breakfast is nice with endless toast and always cheese, cold meat and eggs, nice tea and coffee and juice. The pool is fantastic, surrounded by trees and mountains and a nice little bar for your beers or ouzos and snacks. Relax and enjoy!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is the first time we have returned to the same Greek island and same hotel,just a perfect place,so relaxing.The hotel is lovely with a superb pool,and great little pool bar run by the charming Vangelis and the lady who prepares the snacks. also reasonably priced,and of course Scott the Thomas Cook rep there is excellent.





Great hotel in a perfect place,lovely pool and great pool bar run by the charming Vangelis and the lady who prepares the snacks.The owner Stelios is very welcoming as is Nina at reception,and the rooms are cleaned every day and the whole place is spotless.this is the first time we have returned to a hotel,and will be back again

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Just spent 2 weeks at the Pericles again for the 4th time. Stelios greeted us very warmly and had met all our requests by email for a certain room and extra pillows. All the staff are lovely here, Nina on reception, the girl who is very efficient at breakfast and also Vangelis and the lady at the pool bar who was a compulsive cleaner! The rooms were very clean and linen, bedding etc was spotless and changed every 3 days. Just the place for a very chilled out holiday, the village of Sami is only a steady 15 min walk away. There are several very good restaurants to choose from down there and you can watch the sun setting and look out to sea whilst you are eating your evening meal. We will be back again either in September or May next year for another visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Just returned from The Pericles and the stunning island of Kefalonia. Total relaxation! The staff were wonderful, friendly and helpful. I enjoyed practising my limited Greek with Stelios, the Manager!! Nina (reception) was a gem, as was Pericles behind the bar. Rooms were lovely and clean - we had a 1st floor room with views of the mountains to the sides and the sea to the front. We requested a double bed, and got it - Efharisto - and it was wonderfully comfortable. The pool was delightful, peaceful and relaxing, and quite magical when the swallows swooped down to take a drink!! Walking down to Sami (10 mins or so) was a leisurely stroll - do take the back route (turn right outside the entrance and right again), as the main road to town can get busy! Breakfast was good....my only suggestion would be to provide some fruit occasionally (although having bought some at one of the supermarkets, it was rather expensive). There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in town - all v good! Wish we were still there! We hope to return next year!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pericles Hotel

Property: Pericles Hotel
Address: Samis - Agias Effimias, Sami 280 80, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Sami
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Sami
Hotel Class:3 star — Pericles Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Also Known As:
Pericles Hotel Sami
Hotel Pericles

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