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Ionian Emerald Resort

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The hotel is one of the best we have ever stayed in for overall enjoyment! We read reviews before deciding to book, some good, some not so good. Believe the good ones! Only 38 rooms so no massive numbers of people! Whilst other 5 star hotels may be more plush the Ionian Emerald has a great "feel" to it. The...

6Thank Alan B
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Hotel is in a great location with outstanding views. Everything is spotlessly clean, new soft towels everyday, we were in room 103 and it had the most amazing views to Sami and across the bay to the island of Ithaca.The staff are all really friendly and helpful. We ate at the hotel on a few occasions and the food...

2Thank MammaHerb66
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

A holiday to remember, staff and facilities were excellent, this holiday was about relaxation, weather,and service. based 20 mins walk from Sami an easy stroll no hills. Sami a fishing port taverna's shops etc non of the usual tat it's a holiday for grown ups . We had a private transfer 35mins from the airport we flew with jet2 we...

2Thank desoconnor1951
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We loved the hotel as it was in a great location with amazing views. Everything was spotlessly clean and the staff were all really friendly and helpful. We also couldn't fault the food and choices. OK, maybe 4* not 5* but we had absolutely nothing to complain about and would recommend it to our friends. Would love to go back...

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had an excellent week here as part of a Thomson package. The hotel was occupied mainly by British tourists, who all looked pretty sad when it was their turn to go home. We had a superior room, by which I think they mean standard. It was fine, plenty of space, lots of extras like quiet aircon, safe, mini fridge...

1Thank Hellenium
Wrexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2016

this hotel is a very quit hotel over looking the beac it is very good very clean seen the cleaners clean ever day fresh sheets ever day good breakfast very friendly people good sunbeds and fresh towels everyday good spot to go to resturants

Thank paulpbayley
Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This place flatters to deceive... it looks ok from the outside but it is soleless on the inside. Acres of glass, chrome and marble... all very flash but that is about it. We did not eat in, apart for breakfast, which again was ok. Dinner looked a bit too floodlit for our liking and as there are some amazing tavernas...

Thank Deodar
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We had a lovely family room with one large queen size bed and a sofa bed for our two children. It was not directly overlooking the pool and had a view of the beautiful sea and mountains and was quiet. The bathroom was to a high standard and all of our requests for extra pillows and a duvet were handled...

Thank Ardi K
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Just spent 10 lovely days here. We had a deluxe room which was very spacious with a good size balcony. Beautiful views of sea, pool and mountains. The hotel is well maintained with everything you could need for a relaxing holiday. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. We hired a car to explore the island and found the...

3Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 19 August 2016

All the staff at the hotel are really friendly, welcoming and polite - couldn't do enough to help. Rooms very clean and comfortable. Great sea/pool/mountain view. Our second visit to the hotel and it didn't disappoint. The pool and pool bar is perfect for lazy days and always plenty of sunbeds for everyone. Lots of lovely taverna's nearby in Sami...

Thank Dyana W

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ionian Emerald Hotel is a beautiful hotel in Karavomylos Sami in Kefalonia, offering a high standard of hospitality, in an environment where warmth and fine taste surround the guest from the moment they enter the hotel. This luxurious 5 star hotel in Kefalonia has panoramic views of the sea and the port of Sami. The exemplary service of Ionian Emerald Hotel & Resort will offer you moments, with exclusive amenities and facilities. The luxurious accommodation, with views over the Ionian Sea, the direct access to Agia Eythimia, lake Melissani, cave Drogkarati and other beautiful beaches, make it the ideal combination for magnificent holidays. Ionian Emerald Hotel & Resort is the ideal choice for a luxurious stay, whether you're on the island for business or pleasure. With its impeccable services and facilities, in this family-run hotel you will experience the ultimate relaxation and tranquility. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ionian Emerald Resort

Address: Karavomilos | Sami, Sami 280 80, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Sami
Price Range: $200 - $434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ionian Emerald Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 38
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Ionian Emerald Hotel Sami
Ionian Emerald Resort Sami, Ionian Islands, Greece
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“38 rooms only so any one is perfect!”
R6253OXalanb, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“room 103 has great views”
  • View from room 103 over the pool
  • view looking towards Ithaca
  • view over towards Sami
MammaHerb66, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floors are best.”
Hellenium, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have good views”
Deodar, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book a family room away from over the pool as it's quieter and just as lovely.”
Akolah, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
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