This hotel is an extremely good hotel set in beautiful grounds. Breakfast is everything you could wish for, although their coffee gets nil points, too weak.
The staff, and I don't mean just the front desk, are exemplary, always smiling and going out of their way to ensure that their guests felt at home and relaxed.
So whats the set up? there is a main building housing the main foyer, relax lounge, front desk and such like. Breakfast is served upstairs.
Your rooms are set in separate buildings in the grounds. The gardens are beautiful, well laid out, with stunning views out to the sea and Ithaca beyond.The whole complex is much larger that I had originally imagined, with a good-sized fresh water pool, excellent covered bar with plenty of nice chairs and tables. Below the swimming pool terraces you have the sea, with plenty of rocks and safe paths down to the smooth rock bathing and rock loungers for those who like that stuff.
Fiscardo is about 15-20 mins easy walk downhill, you don't have to walk but we just have to walk for the pleasure of it, to the slight bemusement of the staff who would drive you - most people opted for the latter. We rented a scooter for ten days from the guys half way down the hill and this as usual transformed things as we were then free as air in the day, although leaving it in the evenings when we walked to town, there and back, although the solicitous staff were usually on hand at the front gate to electric cart us back to our room even then.
All in all we had a brilliant holiday, with very many thanks to all, especially the ever cheerful guy on the electric cart!
*I had some reservations about the "art" tag but there are a few pieces of this and that here and there to give some visual perspective and interest, nothing bothersome like a Henry Moore. There are some large local echidna type sea fossils which I found of interest.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE HOTELSituated above Emplisis bay overlooking a unique painting of nature, this resort is hidden out of sight, among cedars and cypress trees. From an architect’s point of view a finely tuned pallet of multicultural influence creates an environment of high aesthetics and post-modern design. Space consultant Sophocles Maraveyas has combined an ambience of serenity with original pieces of furniture and local architecture elements. Note that this is the only establishment in Greece to use teak wood items to furnish rooms, all painted in subtle pale shades, and decorated with pictures from artwork photographer Tatiana Karapanagioti, highlighted by the cleverly hidden support lights.HOTEL LOCATIONHotel is located above Emplisis bay, close to the picturesque port and fishing village of Fiskardo, which is within close proximity; it will take not more than 15 minutes to reach, walking distance. The hotel lies just 1h 15m away from Cephalonia airport and the ferry port of Sami is just 50 minutes away. It is 60klm from Poros port, your destination port if you travel from Kyllini. It takes less than an hour to go to the capital of the island, Argostoli. Many magnificent beaches to choose, closest is just 100m far from the reception area.HOTEL FACILITIES & SERVICESCatering services could not be an exception to the quality that characterizes all the services offered. • Welcome cucumber water and iced towel on arrival• Two swimming pools, sun beds, pool towels, shower• Children swimming pool• Pool bar• Lobby bar• Indoor restaurant• Riza restaurant with Greek traditional and local delicacies• Votsalo restaurant, an open kitchen restaurant serving special Mediterranean flavors• All day room service• Laundry service• Business services, business center, meetings up to 50 people, audio visual equipment• Event facilities, church for wedding and Christian ceremonies• DVD selection• Book Library• Early check in upon availability without charge• Late check out upon request/ availability; until 14:00 free of charge, until 18:00 30% surcharge on the room rate, after 18:00 100% charge• Fitness room, fully equipped, free of charge• Complimentary shuttle bus service to/ from Fiskardo village• Water taxi service• Transfers upon request (private taxi transfer)• Porter service• Parking area, up to 25 spaces, 100m far from the reception area, transportation is done by club cars• Tennis court (rackets and balls are provided by Reception free of charge)• Baby sitting upon request, baby monitors, baby chairs, baby cots• Elemis Spa• Billiard, free of charge• Gift shop• Playground• Scuba diving• Boat trips to the islands of Lefkada, Ithaca, Scorpios, Meganisi with our brand new speedboat Princess V50• Speedboat, private daily cruises• Bicycles, are available for hire, free of charge• Cinema is available without charge, by the reception area• Excursions to villages, beaches, sights with our brand new and luxurious Mercedes Viano!• Daily cruises to Perantzada Hotel• Car Rental arrangements• Wireless Internet access• Club cars’ transportation within the hotel area, from/ to the Emplisis Bay• Hairdresser upon request• Housekeeping is provided twice a day• Special evenings every week (Greek night, Pizza night, Barbecue)• Weekend events for children, Spa treatments, sport events, yoga ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Emelisse Art
- Emelisse Art Fiscardo
- Emelisse Hotel Kefalonia