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“A little piece of heaven”

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Garbis Villas & Apartments
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Lourdas
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Whilst it is true that everything has been said, I want to add my further praises on Trip Advisor so that Irene gets her 5 star certificate! I have been coming to this home from home for 13 years now....and every time, I leave feeling relaxed, calm and ready to face the world again. To sit in the sunshine, with the superb views of Zakynthos, and to watch the swifts as they swoop around and into the pool is sheer heaven. The whole Garbis team exemplify the greek hospitality of philoxenia as it really should be. Choose Garbis for a truly wonderful holiday experience!

Room Tip: Yes, the views are better from the 2 bedroom apartments, but all the studios and 1 bedroom apartment...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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wiltshire
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

There's really nothing that can be added to previous reviews of Garbis Villas except to emphasise that you really need a car if staying there unless you like some strenuous walking.

Superb location. Spotless. Friendly. Welcoming. Pool cleaned daily. Relaxing. Quiet. Peaceful. Handy to a range of Tavernas. Handy to 'Supermarkets'. Handy to various beaches. Excellent cleaner. Wonderful owner. Lovely family.

Garbis Villas does not disappoint - Go there and you will have a wonderful time.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

We returned to Kefalonia and to Garbis Villas after an 11 year break. We were delighted to see that the island remains as unspoilt as we remembered it.

Garbis Villas too are as wonderful as ever. Last time we were in an upstairs villa, this time we travelled with my Sister and Brother in Law and for convenience decided to book one studio and one one bedroomed apartment, meaning that we had our own bathroom facilities and level access to the pool. Although this meant more limited kitchen equipment it suited us ideally, and as we ate out every evening anyway it really wasn't a problem. Being in B block still meant that we had incredible views of the bay.

The wonderful hospitality of Irene helped make our holiday truly memorable, twice invited for drinks and Greek delicacies on her lovely balcony. Andrew also, always made a special effort to speak with us each day on his way to work. Alexandra did sterling work keeping the villas and pool in tip top condition. Thank you also to Angela, who, in the early stages, made the booking process very straightforward.

Thank you Irene, and your 'team' for another wonderful holiday, we will be back again, maybe we won't leave it quite so long next time!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

We had a perfect holiday at garbis villas. Everything was fantastic from the view from the balcony, the cleanliness of the apartment and of course Irene who was lovely. Irene made our stay very special and our 2 children also loved her.

I would advise a car for your stay. Local restaurants are also amazing!

Enjoy your stay at Garbis!!

Room Tip: The apartments on the first floor definitely benefit from the amazing views.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Additional Information about Garbis Villas & Apartments

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
Hotel Style:
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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