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.
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 cakes and sweets.
Excellent value hotel but breakfast is very poor quality with rather a depressing atmosphere in the dining room which doesn't make for a great start to the day ! Hence we didn't try the evening menu having been put off by the breakfast . In addition the hygiene was somewhat lacking , the cutlery and crockery was often filthy (when there was any of course) . We didn't find the staff particularly friendly , except for the lovely young dark haired lady on reception . The breakfast staff never acknowledged guests and were a bit miserable . I didn't get the feeling that this is a family run hotel but I believe it is .
Our room was very nice with a great view but the maids could be a bit fearsome banging on the door at 9 am and insisting they be allowed in within 10 minutes , I have never experienced this before . Skala is absolutely delightful and the quality of the tavernas excellent . The beach was excellent and we often hired sun beds from the Metaxa bar and the delightful lady there .
All in all a great holiday , I would return to Skala but only to the San Giorgio if I got a very good deal and definately not if it becomes all inclusive .
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Just returned after a weeks break and a mixed bag of weather. Like previous reviews the hotel is set quite steeply into the hillside and you will need to request a lower floor room if you have any walking issues. We requested a lower room and it was granted, having taken note of previous reviews and being the wrong side of 60 we thought we might be safer to, having said that we managed a walk into Skala and then walked back after lunch it took 35 minutes each way.
The drive from the airport in the transfer coach took just over the hour and we were dealt with quickly at reception.
We stayed B&B and the room was a good size with a decent bathroom, large double bed and tub seat with tv. We took our own kettle for a drink in the room. It was 12 euros for the safe and courtesy bus which you have to book the same day that you want it at reception. We booked it for the same time each evening and never had a problem. Skala has enough restaurants for a different one each night for at least a couple of weeks and enough bars for a change of scenery. Taxi home never a problem and only 5 euros.
Hotel has three pools with plenty of sunbathing space. Nothing much in vicinity of hotel.
Lunchtime food no problem all made to order and fresh and a busy bar and small shop on site.
A big thing seems to be made about the breakfasts on this site but whilst it is far from brilliant it was just a typical Greek style continental affair in a restaurant with amazing all round views. It certainly contained enough for us, the quality could be improved but it is not a 5* hotel where it would have been an issue but I have had similar fayre in 4* before. All in all an excellent break pity abouy all the rain at the start of the holiday lol.More
dyble, Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Another Nice stay self catering this time
We had another nice stay at the San Giorgio Hotel, we were self catering and this was great this time, the hotel will changing next year, I don't think it should, I think Skala isn't the place for all Inclusive Hotels we should be eating out and supporting the Tavernas and the greek people, isn't that what holidays are about trying new places. However we had a lovely stay the staff are very friendly and Kind the maids do a great job and the ground are so clean they work really hard. Overall thank you for the many fabulous stays that we had over the last 10 years.More
l s, Horwich, United Kingdom
Shame it's changing...
Just returned from a weeks holiday at san giorgio, we made a last minute booking 2 weeks before we went through Thomson. Hotel was lovely, I had read reviews about how high up and hard work to get to a lot of the rooms were so I emailed ahead & requested a lower room with sea view and that's exactly what we got, a perfect room just above the pool bar area so we still benefited from the amazing views. Breakfast like people have said was not amazing but then again what they had suited us fine.. Nice fresh bread for toasting, cheese, ham, and 1 hot option a day. People were moaning but who goes to Greece to eat a fry up every morning?! All the staff were lovely, snack bar food was great and reasonably priced as were the drinks. Great to have the free shuttle bus in to skala which literally took about 4 minutes then we used to jump in a cab home for â¬5. If this hotel was not changing to a all inclusive we would of returned but no way would I go to skala and do all inclusive when there are so many lovely amazing cheap tavernas & restaurants to eat in.. That's the joy about going there! More
1st greek holiday
I read a few reviews before I went away and on the whole they were good for this hotel, although I have to agree with the majority of people who complained about the breakfast in this hotel. Below is a typical couple of days breakfast.
Beans and hot dogs
tinned fruit salad
tinned fruit salad
inedible scrambled egg
pots of Jam with wasps in them!!!!
really can not say anything nice about the breakfast.
Evening meals were another matter though I honestly cannot fault the food, we ate there on three separate occassions.( although the staff could do with a lesson in hospitality) The one big complaint I have though is cats..... They were allowed to roam around the dining area while we were eating.. great if you are a cat lover but not at all nice if you're not (like myself)
Hotel room, very clean. No kettle or tea/coffee making facilites though ... 1 euro per day to hire a kettle and 12 euros for the hire of the safe.
Yes the walk up to your room can be steep but if you read the reviews before hand you should be aware of this..... if you have limited mobility this really is not the place for you... Though you will miss out on some spectacular views.
there are three pools that again are very clean, plenty of sunloungers... food in pool bar was very nice ...... There is very little to see within walking distance of the hotel... The hotel is about a 35 minute walk into Skala and once you have been there a couple of times there is not a lot to see... Would I go to Kefalonia again Yes because it is stunning..... Would I go to Skala again not really as there is not a lot to do there... My advice is if you want to see a bit of the surrounding area hire a car as the transport system is virtually non exsistent.
You can not check in until 4pm but have to check out by 10amMore