Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Kefalonia | San Giorgio Hotel Review and Some Snaps

 San Giorgio Hotel, a short bus journey away from the town of Skala on Kefalonia, is a gem. It wasn't overpriced, but you got a lot for the money you did pay - there was definitely no "cheap and cheerful" feel to the place. Although it was a 45 minute walk away from Skala, the hotel did run a bus everyday at numerous times to ferry you into the town and back which was perfect - and it was free which I was so impressed with!



Our room was spacious and lovely. We decided to go for bed and breakfast so there wasn't a kitchen, but on our (end of) student life budget, we hired a kettle for two euros per day so that we could make couscous and cuppa pasta to save us some money as and when we could during the holiday. Our sheets and towels were changed every three days which was very impressive. especially considering they changed it the day before we left! Some places just wouldn't have bothered. I stupidly forgot to take pictures of the room, but there was a bed, a chair (which could have been a bed), a dressing table, telly, bedside tables, fridge and plenty of wardrobe and storage space. It wasn't a 5* room, but it was very nice! We did eat at the restaurant too, and the food was literally so delicious! I really enjoyed it there, and it was so reasonable.


The hotel has three good sized pools. They usually didn't get too busy, until the last couple of days of our holiday when parents had started taking their children out of school to get cheaper deals! If we didn't fancy the pool, there were two gorgeous coves a five minute walk from the hotel  which we went to quite a lot! I'm afraid of swimming in the sea, so I mainly just laid on the beach with my book whilst Dan snorkelled.



Skala wasn't the busiest place ever, but for the type of holiday we were after, it was perfect. There were plenty of restaurants and shops, and a couple of bars as well if you wanted a few drinks. If we weren't so desperate to see other places in the world, we'd definitely come back here, and to the San Giorgio hotel as well. We paid £456 for our two week stay (bed and breakfast), flights and the transfers from the airport which I personally think is fantastic! Food out there is reasonable, and Dan had a beer with most meals - we ended up allocating 50 euros per day, and we definitely wouldn't have spent all of it, without things like buying presents, gifts and going on a boat trip as well!




Have you ever been to Kefalonia or the San Giorgio Hotel? What did you think?

6 comments:

  1. Wow you got a fab deal we paid nearly that for just a week. I forgot to take a pic of the room too, so many other nice things to see. That was my fav restaurant the second to bottom picture :)
    xxx
    Lyndsey
    www.labeau.co.uk

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    1. We did get a good deal! I'm not sure how, but I was so pleased. Yes I agree, it was a lovely place. That restaurant was amazing! I loved the inside and the food was really good too xxx

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  2. Wow, you got a fantastic deal! I was looking at that much for just one week! It looks just beautiful.

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. We really did and I'm not sure why it was so cheap! It was a very very lovely place to stay. I'd highly recommend it xxx

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  3. Wonderful photos - eyecatching, colourful, meaningful! And, as always, such a nice read ....

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    1. Thank you! It was a stunning place, I'd definitely recommend it xx

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