friendly, helpful, and lovely people at this family run hotel.
Can not fault this place at all, we had a lovely sea view room at the front of the hotel. Bedding and towels changed regularly, pool area was okay, breakfast was nice. The thing that makes this hotel is the hospitality you receive from the staff, so friendly and can not do enough for you. The hill was not a problem up to the supermarket and Lassi main strip, have had steeper in other countries ! We didnt need the air con it was bearable at nights. Would recommend this hotel definately and we will be returning to Kefalonia and the Lassi Hotel !! Thank you for a wonderful holiday !More
debbei2015, Thetford, United Kingdom
The most chilled holiday I have ever had.. no ball games in pool no inflatables in pool no screaming no drunks just pure peace....
We went half board food was really good staff really friendly and so helpful too
Although the hotel needs a little modernization it was really very clean and is definitely on my must do again listMore
Ideal late summer break
Went with Thomson on B & B basis. The service and breakfast were both excellent. The room (309) in the main building was clean and all in good order. Because we were on B & B we had to pay extra for the fridge - which was already in the room but locked. Very cosmopolitan clientele and all very friendly. Seemed to be many people on return visits. The only downside is the steep walk up to the village for us oldies but can easily get about with taxi service reasonable and 2 beaches 200/300 metres away and both with taverna's. Plenty of very good eateries in Lassi. One highlight was a steady 2 hour circular walk around the coast into Argostoli with a 6 euro taxi back. Weather was superb 35/36/37 degrees. No cloud for first 5 days of 7. Bad thunder and lightening storm over night on the fifth night then back to normal. Travelled 15th to 22nd September 2015. More
Ian W, Rotherham, United Kingdom
Great if you like locusts...
Having paid for a garden view room at the Lassi Hotel I'd love to be able to review it, sadly I can't because we were given a car-park view in a block of studios 200M from the hotel. You know it's not going well when a man says "get back in your car, follow me on my scooter to your room." We offered to pay for a better room but allegedly the place was full. But having paid to stay in the hotel I think I'm entitled to make a few comments about it.
The studio itself was OK for 2 people, maximum. Utensils and equipment looked like charity shop closing down sale stuff. Furniture was not much better, the bathroom was tiny and became a wet room if you used the shower. On the good side, everything worked and seemed safe, apart from the kitchen unit door that hit the light fitting every time you opened it. The two TV's seemed missing a remote, we did manage to get some Greek channels on one but gave up with the other. Not an issue for me but I appreciate some people want the TV to work, and it's worth noting that in the studios you're way out of range of the hotel Wi-Fi.
There was aircon in the room, it was needed in the 38C heat but at a extra cost of 6 Euros per night it soon adds up - plus the cost of the safe (you'll need it, the studio was as secure as a Greek Bank), the other cost of the safe was the potential for medical bills. The safe is on the floor under the stairs so once you've scrambled about on your hands and knees be careful not to concuss yourself when you stand up. We got a free working fridge but if you actually get a room in the hotel the fridge is chargeable. I saw several customers being relieved of well over 100E for extras (cash preferred) before they even saw their rooms. Our "garden view" was actually that of a gravel car-park, a convenience if you have a car - just a convenience for the local cats.
We did have the option to walk to the hotel for breakfast, you'd want to drive if it rained. There is little indoor space and people spread out to the terrace, pool and reception areas. We ate at least once sat on the sofa in reception. The food was fine, coffee, fruit and juices excellent but things would run out and not always be replaced. Getting a table could be a problem, we often had to grab one and wait for it to be cleared. It was on our breakfast visits we got the chance to peek into the hotel rooms, they did look dark and cramped so we may well have been better off where we were.
We spent one morning at the pool, all good with excellent changing and showering facilities. The pool bar provides good value food and drinks. This was where the locusts really made their presence felt - a constant noise like the squawking of birds, this noise goes on from sunrise to sunset and I think some people would find it irritating - one morning of it at the pool was enough for me, but I do go looking for peace and quiet. Though it might explain why you can always get a sun-bed when the hotel is full in the last week of August.
If you tire of the pool there are two beaches close by, the best was in a small cove 200M from our studio, but through a farmyard and down a poorly surfaced track. Walking the other way up a very steep incline took you to a supermarket (the excellent Dolphin) and then it was 2 minutes to Lassi.
Much has been made of the service at the Lassi Hotel - but cleaning was sporadic and we had had to chase them all the time for bed-linen and towel changes. We gave up trying to get someone to sort out the TV's. Nothing went wrong but I'd not gamble on getting a resolution if it did. Every one is pleasant and helpful, that doesn't necessarily mean that anything gets done. Of course you might get better treatment if you are actually staying in the hotel.
I'm not saying you'd have a bad holiday here. Lassi has lots to recommend it. Easy drive from the airport, close to Argostoli and Lassi itself has a fine range of places to eat and drink, it's certainly not a party resort, much more a tranquil place to relax. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Ambrosia Taverna and the Costa beach, although the much touted "Oskars" is less than you'd expect from the hype.
My complaints are relatively minor - we had a great holiday, just not the one we paid for. We spent a night at a beach-front hotel in Skala. B+B for much less than the Lassi studio with extras included which is why I feel Lassi hotel was poor value for money.
One last important point, If you have ANY mobility issues this place would be an nightmare with steps and inclines and poor surfaces everywhere.
A final thing to be aware of. I thought we had a Monarch Flight . Apparently not, we were directed to the queue for Enterair. Monarch have sub-contracted this flight out. I have a new slogan for them - "Enter Air -there's no-one there." What a shambles. One desk open and every passenger seemed to cause them problems resulting in arguments at check-in, the boarding gate and on the plane. Nothing about the flight inspired confidence, if you're nervous don't read the reviews before travelling. I thought it was an idiot error on my part only to meet many other passengers that had unwittingly booked the Enterair experience through Monarch or as a package through Cosmos.
Any questions about driving or the local cats, don't hesitate to ask.More
Pete1959, Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
First time to Kefalonia
Me and my friend visited Kefalonia in August, we loved it! Beautiful island and friendly people! The hotel was brilliant for the rating! super clean and couldn't fault it. Our room was lovely and big, massive comfy bed and an absolutely amazing view onto the sea, sun set every night! Lovely large pool and enough sunbeds. Breakfast was great, a large choice and always topped up, only problem was that it did get slightly busy from 9am but it wasnt a huge problem.
Downside of the location of the hotel is the hill to the main road, although manageable in the heat of the day walking up to go and find lunch was tough - I would suggest hiring a car to fully appreciate the island and beautiful beaches.
There are three beaches located within a 5/10 minute walk of the hotel, to the left and down the steep hill is a lovely beach with a beach bar and sunbeds - great atmosphere and clear warm calm waters (Gradakia Beach) - we spent most of our afternoons here, on the way to the beach there are also rocks where you can get into the water to snorkle and explore.
To the right of the hotel there was a slightly smaller less busier beach with a small beach bar - when we went down there had been seawead washed up so it wasnt the best - we didnt go back there.
In front of the hotel there are some buildings, if you walk around them and down the steps you get a to a little cove with a stoney beach - this was lovely and quiet with beautiful clear waters!
Also if you like busier beaches a 20/30 minute walk turning right down the main street you can get to the busier beaches with the water sports however, I would suggest getting a taxi as we made the mistake of walking in the afternoon heat which was torture! It is quite hard to find the beach going down various little roads. It is narrow and busy but very good atmosphere if you like water sports!!
Food was great and a good selection. We walked to the lighthouse one evening - it took about 2 hours all round from leaving the hotel to arriving in Argostoli - I would recommend hiring a bike/car to do this.
Argostoli around 9am you are guaranteed to see turtles! we got a taxi to the harbour and as soon as we stepped out there were 4/5 turtles around the boats! Took amazing photos and an experience I will never forget!
We went on the Discover Kefalonia trip. We payed for the more expensive trip and it was amazing! Loved every second, our host was a lovely lady who knew so much knowledge about the island, we visited Mellisani lake, we took a boat trip and stopped at a secluded beach for a swim stop - this was the most clear blue waters. had lunch in Fiskardo amazing beautiful harbour, stopped at Assos which is another beautiful peaceful village and then finally the myrtos beach!
beautiful island would definately go back but would hire a car next time!!More