Kefalonia is a beautiful Greek island, not over-run by tourism. The small and charming port town of Assos is in an ideal location for both relaxation and exploration of Kefalonia. And Roi Apartments is the perfect place to stay. We stayed for 5 days in September, and wished we'd stayed longer.
Roi Apartments was built in 2002, overlooking the ocean on a hillside ridge that leads into the centre of Assos harbour - a mere 5 mins walk away. Maria and her husband designed and built it as a series of adult accommodations for themselves and their 3 grown up children. Several years later, Maria went to her architect with ideas to expand the property into a stylish up-market boutique hotel. Hence, the complex and the apartments are filled with special touches that can only come from a lady fitting out her own home; with care, pride and love.
The rooms are spacious, tasteful, and oh so comfortable; with delightful balconies or terraces that have picture-postcard views of the deep blue ocean beyond.
The public terraces, the swimming pool, the gardens and the open dining area do not feel public at all. They feel like the private retreat of a privileged few. At least, that's how we felt - privileged and pampered. And the small number of other guests added to the enjoyment: they were interesting and urbane, and never an intrusion.
And the best part of this haven is Maria - the owner and manager (ably supported by her husband in the background). Maria is a genuinely warm and generous person, who is always seeking out new ways for making the guests' stays more enjoyable. Her home-cooked breakfasts are absolutely wondrous, and Maria varies them every day. She goes out of her way to be of practical assistance to any guests who asks. She ensures that every little detail of Roi Apartments is maintained to the highest standard. When Roi Apartments opens for each new season, Maria will have introduced a number of new touches to improve the experience even more.
A lot of quiet passion and energy goes into making Rio Apartments such a styilsh and warm-hearted haven. It really is a little piece of paradise that we'd love to come back to again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Roi is a neoclassic building of 10 luxury studios which you can enjoy the famous Greek hospitality. It is built on a solid rock location and provide to the guests the beautiful colorful view of Myrtos gulf under the impressive attendance of Assos castle. ... more less
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