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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Eleni Hotel

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Eleni Hotel
Ranked #9 of 14 Kefalos B&B and Inns
Midlands
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8 reviews
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“Wonderful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2008

We booked a last minute deal. It wasn't our first choice hotel and we were a little apprehensive. We arrived during the night and was greeted by the Owner, who despite the time, was cheery and really helpful. He carried our cases and showed us to our room.
The room was at the back of the hotel and we had a view of the hills. There was a balcony with double doors to the bedroom - a medium size with plenty of wardrobe space, a dressing table and two beds. The bathroom, again was of a medium size with a shower. The rooms were immaculate and although basic (as in Greece) was comfortable. You can pay extra for a safe in reception and also air conditioning.
Breakfast served until 10.00am consisted of tea, coffee, juice, bread, butter and jam. If continental is not your thing, lots of restaurants serving english breakfast in the town.
The whole hotel is amazingly clean along with the good size pool. We went the middle of September and it was very quiet. There was only ever half a dozen people at most by the pool, so most days we were the only ones in the pool. There is a snack bar which does greek salads, club sandwiches, omlettes, etc. It also serves alcohol.
The hotel is about a 3 minute walk to the town and beach. Everything was open, but there didn't seem to be many people around. Lots of restaurants and bars. Our favourite bar was Sebastian and our favourite restaurant was the Rainbow. We had a lovely lunch at Sebastians 2 which overlooked the harbour.
Kefalos is a beautiful little town with plenty for a week's stay. The beach is long and had lots of sun beds. The sea got deep very quickly so be careful with children.
We had intentions to hire a car and tour the island, but it was so relaxing that we spent most of the time on the beach, by the pool or simply walking along the harbour taking in the scenery. We took the bus (4 euros) to Kos Town which is good for gift shopping. Again lots of bars and restuarants. Also lots of history in the form of ruins.
Fabulous Olympic rep Suzanne. We went to her quiz/Greek night at the Mayflower and had a brilliant night - well worth it. We also went on the Zia/Greek night trip - again fab. It was the only two nights that we had traditional Greek foods (lots for veggies) as most restaurants served everything with chips! Zia is a beautiful little village in the hills - great to watch the sunset and lots of little shops selling local produce.
A wonderful relaxing holiday!

  • Liked — The cleanliness and the pool
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2008

The hotel has a lovely pool and is a reasonably good location. However, there are no facilities - the 'breakfast' was simply bread and no other food was offered for sale. The beer is warm and overpriced in relation to other hotels/shops close by. We also found the owner rather rude - no interest in customer service, only your money. We have stayed in other hotels in Kefalos and this is the worst we have encountered in what is a lovely resort.

  • Liked — The pool and cleanliness
  • Disliked — The owner's attitude and lack of facilities such as food/drink
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2007

Have recently returned from a 1 week holiday in Kefalos staying at the Eleni Hotel. The rooms are small and basic but clean. They are cleaned on a daily basis although sheets and towels are not changed everyday.

We were there on a bed and breakfast basis although as breakfast consisted of bread, jam and orange juice we didn't usually get up for it.

The pool is very nice and clean. The pool area tended to be quite busy so we sometimes found it difficult to find 2 sunbeds beside each other. There is a pool side snack bar although we preferred to go down to the beach restaurants as the food tended to be nicer and cheaper down there.

We didn't find the hotel staff particulary friendly even though we tried to make an effort with them. However, the hotel is perfectly adequate to stay in if you are just looking for basic clean accommodation and not looking for luxury.

Kefalos is a quiet resort so is perfect for relaxing. If you are looking for a party town I would recommend you try nearby Kardemena or Kos Town as Kefalos is not the place for you.

  • Stayed July 2007
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2006

We have just returned from a week's worth of relaxation in Kefalos.
The hotel is fairly small and run by a family and we were really made to feel like part of it, they couldn't do enough for us and we felt really "looked after" without feeling pestered. The rooms are basic as you would expect from a 2* hotel but spotlessly clean. It's set back from the main road so we weren't bothered by noise but still only 2 minutes walk from the beach and restaurants, shops etc.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommed the Eleni and we will almost certainly return in the future.

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Property: Eleni Hotel
Address: Kefalos 85301, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Kos > Kefalos
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Kefalos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Eleni Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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