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“Lovely villa. Car essential.”
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7 reviews
The villa Rhakotis
the pool view
The Terrace
Dining room
Living room
The pool
View from the Terrace
The famous view from over Lourdas
Kitchen 1
Kitchen 2
Kitchen and washing machine
One of the bedrooms
Bedroom balcony
Bubbles bath
Bathroom
Sunset from the Patio
The Indoors playroom
Room with a view
BBQ view from the Patio
Pool by night
Drinks on the Pergola
The BBQ is read for a Yummy grill steack
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Lourdata, Cephalonia, Ionian Islands

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rainbows2...
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely villa. Car essential.”
Reviewed 19 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Villa Rhakotis is at the top of a very steep lane (which a car of low power struggles to manage). It is a beautiful spot in terms of natural beauty, views, peace and isolation.The villa was extremely clean and well-managed. A plethora of towels were always available including beach towels and were replaced regularly; nothing was too much trouble to Geoff and Sue. The washing machine and washing stand were invaluable as the washing dried in seconds. The beds were huge and the rooms spacious, particularly upstairs.The kitchen had everything you could need. Pool was spacious and spotless; cleaned very regularly. View beautiful. We spent all day every day in the pool.

A Welcome Book with a list of recommended things to do, places to go, restaurants and reasonable supermarkets and a map of the local area would have been helfpul as we were completely lost as to where all amenities were and had to go out in the car all the time to get our bearings. Having said that, we were given a tour on our way to the Villa and shown Aldi which was the best and most reasonable place to shop.
You absolutely do have to have a car, driving was precarious and not for the faint-hearted.
The journey to the beach requires a car unless you are auper super fit and plan to up your exercise regime. The walk is not for children or elderly (or the unfit!!).
The villa is not in the midst of a resort - you need to drive up to tavernas or down to the beach for restaurants which was an issue for us as we wanted to be able to walk to and from all the tavernas and shops etc.
The games room is a basement storage room and the "games" needed a little attention.
The satellite TV was useless unless you love DIY SOS which was the only show that could be watched. Apparently that was to do with it being a new TV and could well be sorted now.
The bathroom off the ensuite could do with a curtain around the bath as the water poured all over the floor during showers.
Also, the bathroom on the ground floor needed drain clearing as all of the shower water and bubbles came up out of the drain all over the floor making it quite dangerous and a bit smelly. It took a while for the water to drain away.
The master bedroom glass sliding doors onto the balcony should really have a sticker on them to stop people walking into them (as they were so spotlessly clean!!). Three of us walked straight into the glass thinking the doors were open. Maybe we're just not very observant!
There was a bit of an issue with ants but that is the same wherever you go in a hot country and particularly if visitors don't clean up properly after themselves, leaving food around. We just repeatedly sprayed them.
There were no travel plugs in the villa but that was resolved extremely quickly by Geoff who came to the villa with some within minutes.

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: Its position which was a little inaccessible
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
1 Oct 2015
Thank you very much for your kind and useful review. All suggestions are welcome and helpful to make the stay of future guests even more memorable. As said previously , you are most welcome back anytime!
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GWENDA H
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Villa”
Reviewed 30 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Just back from beautiful Kefalonia and the best holiday. Rhakotis Villa is everything it claims to be and more its lovely and spacious inside and out with the added luxury of a generous pool and relaxing BBQ area with glorious views of the sea and the mountains. Much needed air conditioning and every appliance and utensil you could need a real home from home.
Elias Sue and Jeff are all so helpful and the meet at the airport was very much appreciated.
Myself / Husband and our 3 children ages 16 - 25 all enjoyed ourselves.
Also lots of great Tavernas and Mini Markets to choose from. We look forward to going back in the near future.

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Knapo26
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Ideal Villa”
Reviewed 30 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We stayed at Villa Rhakotis for a week in June 2015 – three sisters and their chaps. Three bedrooms, all with brilliant sea views across the bay with additional balconies and BBQ patios with the same. The villa is well equipped, spacious, clean – it was excellent. The pool needed using on a daily basis and was up to the job! Elias was most helpful in advising us in the booking process, organised our car hire and gave travel advice for the couple who flew into Athens from Atlanta. We arrived in two separate groups and were separately met and taken to the villa by Jeff and Sue – very useful as it took us a few trips to get to grips with the location. Jeff dropped by midweek to see how we were, give advice on the island and to change towels. The walk to the beach is easy – coming back is more of a challenge and so we used the cars. Kefalonia speaks for itself. We don’t often go to the same place twice but would be happy to do so here.

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pcjaze
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Kefalonian Villa with good access to all of the island”
Reviewed 27 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Second stay at Rhakotis Villa in Lourdas. Spotlessly clean and well equipped with a wonderful pool which can be secured if you have young children. We were exceptionally well looked after by Karen, Geoff and Sue who can't do enough to help. The villa is well situated with stunning view of the sea and the mountain behind. Lourdas has many excellent Tavernas to choose from and has many mini markets serving both local and international produce. There is a bus running from the beach but to get the most from the island a car is recommended,

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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tracey p
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent accomodation”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This villa was excellent value for money! The beds were so comfortable - the best we have ever slept in on a holiday. Fantastic facilities - the washing machine was a god send! I was able to do some work due to having free Wi-Fi - fabulous! Beds and towels changed regularly and Karen was really helpful - met us at the airport even though we had hired a car. Pool cleaned regularly and was lovely. We particularly enjoyed having such a great BBQ area with all the utensils available. Great sea views from all the bedrooms - we are definitely coming back cannot recommend it enough!

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Liked best: free WIFi,BBQ area and comfortable beds!
Liked least: nothing all great
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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