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Garbis Villas & Apartments
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Lourdas
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Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

My husband and i have visited Lourdas many times and this was our first visit to The Garbis villas. It was our 5 year olds first holiday abroad and we couldnt have picked a more friendly and perfect location! The apartments are clean and of a perfect size. The pool area is lovely and set in the middle of the complex with a great view over the bay. Irene was the perfect host throughout and if you ever needed anything she was on hand! She even wouldn't let us leave on our last day until we had had some greek coffee and pastries with her on her private balcony! She was the perfect host! We would not hesitate to return to Garbis villas next time!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

My husband and my 2 daughters have just returned from a week in Lourdas. We were greeted by the delightful Irene who is trully delightful and cannot do enough for you, including baking yummy pastries! We stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment which was really home from home; well equipped, clean and spacious. Pool and gardens were well maintained and the biggest WOW factor has to be the view across to Zakynthos. Early morning cup of coffee watching the morning 'rush hour' from the balcony - a handful of fishing boats bobbing on the crystal clear waters! What a chillout! We would recommend you hire a car to get around. The restaurants are walking distance away and give value for money. If you want real down time in a beautiful location this is the one.

Room Tip: All the rooms are fantastic - the 2 bedroom apartments have a balcony.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

Great place nice big pool, hire a car for beeches as it all up or down from here.
Irene is the perfect host so clean and welcoming.
Great views over the coast.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

I would definitley recommend these apartments for a relaxing holiday in idyllic surroundings. Myself and 3 friends stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment at the end of May. We were looking for somewhere quiet, walking distance to a small town/village with restaurants, and near the beach. Garbis villas met our expectations and more!
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- Location, beautiful view from all the apartments and pool area of the ocean, beach below and mountain behind. (I do recommend spending more to get a 2 bed apt. because of big balcony/terrace and views as they are on upper level)
- Friendliness, Irene who owns the apartments really looked after us in a very unintrusive way, leaving us a welcome pack on arrival and bringing us greek coffee and cake at the pool
- Quiet - the apartments are on thier own so are very peaceful, we had the place to ourselves for half the holiday! Even if it was full I doubt the pool area would ever feel busy
- Cleanliness - someone came into the apartments daily to clean, with sheets and towels changed twice in the week
- Olive Lounge restaurant - about 5 mins walk from the apartments, very good food and service - hard to go anywhere else once you go here! There are about 8 restaurants in the area, with many more a further walk into Lourdas (about 20 mins)
- Beach below - the sign at the top of the road says its a 5 minute walk - thats a lie! Its a steep walk down a cleared pathway of a cliff, but definitley worth it! Took us about 15 mins to get down, and we were quite fast, leave energy for the walk back up... The water is crystal clear though, and we walked around the rocks and through the water to the other hidden beaches, gorgeous.
- Car hire - its a small island so worth hiring a car and seeing other parts of the island, we really liked Assos.

Only lowlight was the patronising sales guy in Express car hire on the main street! And leaving of course.

This was our first time to Kefalonia, and we will definitley go back, staying at Garbis Villas again for sure.

Room Tip: 2 bed apartments as they are on the upper level
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

We stayed in a two bedroom apatment in August. The apartments are spacious, very clean and towels and sheets changed on a regular basis.Kitchen fairly basic, but everything you need. Pool lovely and clean and very quiet, had it to ourselves sometimes.There is a bbq on site that you can use, but food so cheap didn't seem worth the hassle. But the best thing about these apartments is the view. The two bedroomed apartments are on the first floor with a large terrace overlooking Lourdas beach and Zante beyond. They have electric awnings for when it is too hot. Spent many times just sat on the terrace admiring the views and watching the boats with a glass of wine. The local restauarants are all good, and value for money, with the local wine being very good and very cheap. There is a big supermarket about 15-20 mins by car, but Petros the local mini market had everthing we needed and not overly expensive. The apartments are very quiet and relaxing, don't go here if you are looking for some entertainment. However whilst we were there there were a few very well organised beach parties,that went on to the early hours. But for the most part a quiet resort. I would say that the beach is not really walking distance. There is a dirt track leading from the villas to the beach. Very steep! We tried it once during the day, it nearly killed us, and once at night, after the beach party. Whilst cooler its very dark, so again not great. Definately need a car if you want to go anywhere. We also hired a motor boat for a day from the local beach. About 80 euro, but money well spent. Had the boat all day, saw some turtles and found some deserted beaches. Fantastic. All in all would definately recommend to families who want a quiet holiday and couples looking for relaxation, but if you want anything resembling package holiday entertainment then this isnt for you.

Room Tip: If you can go for the two bedroomed apartments. The views are amazing!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

We have just returned from a weeks break at Garbis in Sept, hottest for years according to the locals. Really lovely island and the Garbis villas were excellent. The gardens are well tended and looked after by Irine who is a lovely person and makes you feel very welcome - but also does not intrude. Suggest you hire a car and explore the fabulous beaches around the island (although some only accessible by boat which you can hire). Restaurants in Lourdas are mixed but all over good value for money. The closest are 'The Olive Lounge' which was the top of our list followed closely by 'Le Mer' both good service and excellent food. The 'Klematis' on Lourdas beach also great food. Muses cafe is great for either an apperitif or and after dinner cocktail. - We would definitely recommend it !!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

All is as has been said in the previous review! Except we got homemade cake on our departure as well
This was our 4th time in Lourdas but our 1st time at Garbis Villas
We also had a one bed apartment but would probably just have a studio next time
Lourdas is as it has always been. Quiet and unspoilt.
Garbis Villas is definitely the nicest accommodation we have had in Lourdas and definitely worth paying a little more for.
Room was regularly cleaned with new sheets and towels often.
Will definitely return!

Room Tip: 2 bed apartments are the only ones with a balcony Studios and one bed are on the ground floor with...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Garbis Villas & Apartments
Address: Lourdas | Λουρδασ, Lourdas 281 00, Greece
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Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Lourdas
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Lourdas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Garbis Villas & Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the South of the Island and only 20 minutes from the Capital of Argostoli there is one of the most captivating resorts on the island, the majestic Lourdas. On the hill above Lourdas Beach stands Garbis Villas, one of the most welcoming and beautiful complexes on Kefalonia island. Magically set in between the lush green mountains and the dazzling blue Ionian Sea, surrounded by wonderful gardens there are four villas with a large pool. Staying at Garbis Villas will give you the sense of total relaxation and tranquillity. ... more   less 
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