Having read the many reviews of this hotel on tripadvisor, I was a bit concerned that my expectations wouldn't be realised, however I was impressed. It helped that we received an upgrade to a maisonette with sea view/shared pool (the benefit of booking when the kiddies have gone back to school perhaps?) but overall my husband and I were really impressed.
The hotel has a very distinct style without being too much of a theme, it is cool, it is very 'boutique' and certainly not a place I would bring children too, crikey no way. The views are breath taking and it does command one of the best positions on the island.
Our accommodation was great and we really appreciated the level of maid and turn down service, little touches like providing ice and lemon every night, washing the floors every morning all done with a smile.
Fiscardo is a sweet place, catering purely for the tourist. The restaurants, and there are many, served pretty much all the same menu to similar standards and after a while it got a bit too the same.
A word of warning though, Fiscardo has no pharmacy and if like us you didn't hire a car, the nearest one is 10k away. The owner (who seems to have narked a lot of you) was very helpful and arranged for a member of staff to go and buy what it was we needed - free of charge.
The hotel food was good, fresh and tasty and if you didn't go mad worked out the same price as a meal in Fiscardo.
Overall although far from cheap the Emelisse delivers.
- 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