Hotel San Giorgio  

This family-run hotel has 2 big pools. It’s just a short hop from Skala’s beach, shops and tavernas.

People love these pastel-coloured studios and apartments, and surrounding olive trees. They also love the 2 big pools, and the restaurant for breakfast and evening meals. The owners of this hotel reckon over 60% of their guests are repeat visitors.

You’re far enough out of town to relax, but close enough that you can drive to town in less than 10 minutes. The hotel runs a free shuttle bus that’ll get you there. Plus, there’s a shingle cove 5 minutes away.

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Food & Drink

Self Catering

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner. You'll find a choice of hot and cold dishes, as well as desserts, ice-cream and fresh fruit. And there's options for kids too.   

All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Snacks at set times.

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2 outdoor pools

Take your pick from the 2 sea-facing pools. They're bordered by lawns and a spacious terrace. Just to let you know, there are a number of steps between the pool area and the rooms.

International restaurant*

This place serves up buffet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You'll find a choice of hot and cold dishes, as well as desserts, ice-cream and fresh fruit. You can get get branded ice-cream for a little extra. Afternoon tea is served at the poolside from 4pm to 5pm, this includes Danish cookies, cakes and sweets.

Greek night

Step into the local culture, enjoy the live music and dancing, and take part in a Greek night. This takes place most evenings during high season.

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double room

Double room sleeps two with air-conditioning, TV, telephone, fridge, minibar and a hairdryer.

1 bedroom apartment

1 bedroom apartment sleeps up to four with a kitchenette with 2 rings, fridge and kettle suitable for preparing light meals.

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Exceeded Our Expectations

I stayed here for a week with my husband from 10 May as a first-year anniversary treat. We got an amazing deal and weren't expecting much, but the San Giorgio exceeded all our expectations. Our entire transfer coach was only for the SG so it took us exactly one hour from the airport. Check in was well organised and we were quickly divided into groups, depending on where in the complex our rooms were. Luckily we'd requested a low floor with pool views and this is exactly what we were allocated. Some of those at the top of the complex mentioned 230 steps from reception up to their rooms - while the views will be fabulous from up there, I certainly wouldn't fancy the climb! Our studio was large and modern with free aircon, a tiny but functional kitchenette and a bathroom with a huge double shower. Our balcony was more of a shared terrace overlooking the pool and sea, and we liked this as it had more of a community feel with very nice people staying on our floor who we would chat to over our coffee in the morning. Once we'd checked in, we hit the pool bar for a few drinks as it was after 10pm. The restaurant stays open until after 11pm. The layout of the hotel is fantastic and modern but blends in well with the local surroundings. On an evening the lighting around the complex is really lovely. The reception area is huge and airy, the toilets are all immaculate and the pool bar is one of the nicest I've experienced. All the staff here are very good, but in particular the guys working behind the pool bar. The standard and variety of drinks is very good, especially the cocktails (strawberry daiquiris are lovely!) but be warned they are very strong! Cocktails are usually 6.50 euros but they have Happy Hour every afternoon and evening when it's 4.50 euros. We used the courtesy bus on a few occasions on the days we were without a car. These run at regular times throughout the day between 10am until 9pm and booking is essential (just phone reception in the morning). We never did the walk into Skala as I'm far too lazy, but it's around 40 minutes if you're feeling fit. Otherwise it's only 5 euros in a taxi to or from Skala. We did eat in the hotel one night - the restaurant is open sided and has amazing views. The food was good but there's definitely better to be had in the tavernas in Skala. On the night we ate here we had a plate of hot pitta served with a pot of garlic butter. We followed this with Bekri Meze (me) and beef stifado. My dish was a stew of chunks of tender beef in a smoky paprika and tomato flavoured sauce with chunks of green pepper and two types of cheese. The stifado was one large hunk of beef in a sauce flavoured with lots of cinnamon and baby onions. Both dishes were served with homemade fries (we'd have preferred rice or roast potatoes), but the bill including 2 cocktails was a surprisingly low 29 euros. They do a "Half Board Deal" for guests which is 17 euros per head per night for any starter, main and dessert. Not bad value but it's a shame to miss out on the excellent food available elsewhere. The poolside snack bar however is really good - great service, well priced and the chicken gyros (3 euros) is as good as anywhere. They also have a very good salad bar. They did have entertainment on most evenings (quizzes, karaoke, that sort of thing). We were usually down in Skala but on the evenings we did end up back at the hotel we preferred the ambience of the pool bar as opposed to the main bar in the reception area. Both bars are open until about 12.30am. There are 2 pools to choose from, separated by the pool bar, both with spacious terraces, great views and ample sunbeds. We preferred the smaller pool closest to reception - the other pool is probably more suited to families with kids. Pool was freezing but I still managed a swim or two. There were lots of families with young children staying here, and while it's a great place for kids I'm not sure I'd pick this hotel if I had to use buggies or pushchairs. Lots of steps in the complex and Kefalonia as a whole is very hilly! On our last day we weren't getting picked up until after 4pm. We were allowed to keep our room until 2pm for the reasonable price of 15 euros. The hotel accepts debit/credit cards and will also allow you to make cash withdrawals from cards for a small fee (although there are ATMs in Skala). Would we return? Well, definitely to Skala, and in normal circumstances we would certainly be happy to go back to the San Giorgio. However, it was unfortunately revealed during our stay that from next summer this hotel will only be offered on an All Inclusive basis. This is a real shame as this sore subject was on many guests' lips during our stay, for all the wrong reasons. Many repeat guests, some who have been returning for years, have vowed not to return when it becomes AI....and we feel the same. Lovely place to stay and no complaints at all, but this is no place for an AI holiday. More

suzHartlepool, hartlepool, united kingdom

A good standard of accommodation but.........

I stayed here in May 2105 with my two daughters aged 26 and 22, We booked a studio with what I thought would be 3 single beds but it was only 2 beds and a put up bed suitable for a child. I did contact the hotel prior to departure to upgrade the room to a one or two bed apartment but was told the hotel was full. It wasn't, so we had to put up with the bed situation. There was a good size bathroom with shower over the bath and a glass shower screen. The room was large enough even with the additional put up bed and there was enough storage space for clothes etc. The balcony was a generous size with a panoramic sea view. The hotel had good facilities with 2 pools and a children's pool too. Snack bar and outside bar for drinks, ice creams etc. We arrived late on a Sunday evening and as we were tired, all we wanted to do was unpack fresh clothes and have some food but we had to wait around while we were all checked in and then told us about the hotel, dining arrangements etc, it would have been far easier if they had just told us individually as we obtained our keys! We ate in the restaurant a couple of times and the food was good and reasonably priced. The service was good in the hotel and if anything was required, we only had to ask. And now for the but....it is a 45 minute walk into Skala and Yes there is a courtesy bus it only runs at certain times during the day and the last one into Skala is 9pm and to return you then have to get a taxi at a cost of 5 euros. I would stay closer to Skala next time which is lovely with a quite a few restaurants and bars. The locals are very friendly and helpful. I have been to Kefalonia several times and would recommend this island, it is breathtakingly beautiful!More

BlueMoons2010, Manchester, United Kingdom

Cheryl Scott

Just got back home from a fabulous week in Kefalonia . The San Georgio Hotel was a fabulous place to stay and has had vast improvements made to the Hotel. I went with my friend who had stayed there last year and loved it but was really impressed with the changes . The Hotel is spotless, the staff are amazing and are extremely friendly and welcoming. The free bus into Skala town is an added bonus. We ate in the Hotel for three nights of our stay and the food was fabulous, the service was excellent. Kristoff and his waiters were so helpful and welcoming nothing was too much trouble. The restaurants and the shops in the town were brilliant . The people who work and live on this island are just so genuinely nice. They are pleased to see you and ensure that you have a lovely stay on their island . Veronica's Jewellery shop is a must I've purchased a fair bit. It's handmade and pure silver at more than favourable prices and me and my friend thoroughly enjoyed shopping in there . I will DefinAtely be returning to buy more jewellery, the owner and staff are knowledgable and welcoming and extremely friendly . Another must is the Captains Cocktail Bar the atmosphere is addictive, and the drinks were to die for. Couldn't fault a thing and will DefinAtely be returning.More

Cheryl S,

Lovely hotel

We stayed at the hotel for 2 weeks beginning of May it was our 2nd stay here the last time was 3 years ago so we were very surprised with the changes at the hotel it is very nice and modern but I feel they have taken all the character out of it. The food in the hotel is very good and excellent value for money but I do feel the service let it down it was a bit hit and miss. The staff are very nice and friendly and we were lucky to have a excellent views but we did feel the cleanliness in the rooms was not as good as last time we went. We also found out it is going to be all inclusive next year which is such a shame as we would not return. Overall we had a lovely holiday.More

tatlankton, Stockport, United Kingdom

May 2015

I stayed here back in August 2013 before it was extended, and after a issue of a very dark room with no terrace we were upgraded to the apartments at the top of the complex, though the trek up was hard work, the views were breathtaking and rooms lovely, they now take you up there after a long day which is very beneficial, but just been for a week stay in May 2015, and was very disappointed this time, our room was high again 75 steps! And very tired looking and lots of ants in bathroom, wasn't too much of an issue not enough to complain really, breakfast was very mediocre as they didn't seem to put enough hot food out for the amount of people staying, and you had to wait quite a while for replenishment, Since refurbishment I thought it had lost its charm and personality, but on the whole it was very reasonably priced, ,More

eve12345687, Hampshire, United Kingdom

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