Recently returned from the Hermes hotel and would just like to say that we had the most amazing chilled-out fortnight in excellent accommodation. Having had a very difficult year, personally, myself and my partner wanted to go to a laid-back resort and have a relaxing time. Based on the fact that I had hokidayed in Kefalos in 1986! and the positive reviews on TripAdvisor, we booked a late break at the Hermes.
Can only echo comments by others - great hotel run by a lovely family who go out of their way to make sure that guests have a good time and nothing is too much trouble. Rooms were modern and cleaned daily with Sheets and towels being changed virtually daily. Only gripes we had - and these were very small-were that our toilet cistern /whistled for England when it filled and there was no blind on the door which /meant that we were woken on the first morning by sunlight streaming through the glass! Both issues were reported to Sebastian who explained that the whistling was caused by high water pressure and that. he would try to get a blind for the door. Needless to say, this being Greece' nothing was done! However we overcame the problems by only flushing in the hours of daylight and by and by putting a towel up at the door!
However apart from this can only thoroughly recommend the hotel and all the staff- Sebastian and Diana who were just lovely and Nicos and Spiro who worked hard behind the bar to keep everyone he entertained and refreshed best of luck in the US this winter, guys!
Kefalos itself has a wide range of cafes, bars and tavernas with plenty of choice for everyone. Top of our list had to be Harry's [Limani taverna:-). Harry was there in 1986 when I last visited but is just the same. The Food is great - can particularly recommend the stuffed chicken - and coupled with Harry's repartee, hugs for the/e ladies, all of whom he wants to marry, and a great selection of numerous t-shirts, this is THE place to go for a great night out!
Can also recommend Captain Johns, Argo [great spaghetti marinara], and Sebastian's.
We hired a jeep for 3 days and went round the island-highky recommended as there are some lovely places to visit-Mastichari and Limnionas are lovely, quiet and very Greek.
All in all, a lovely relaxing break and we will definitely return. Just a point to note-heard a rumour that one of the main tour operators ' Thomas Cook, may be pulling out of Kefalos next year so may be worthwhile checking this out if you.re planning on returning next year
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- Also Known As:
- Hermes Hotel Kefalos
- Hermes Hotel Kos/Kefalos, Greece