Aeolos Beach Hotel
19 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Absolutely the best!!!
"Just returned from two weeks at the Aeolos, our first trip there, and it has got to be the best studio/apartment accomodation we have ever stayed at Greece!
The room was spacious with plenty of cupboard/drawer storage space, and the bathroom would have been more at home in a five star hotel - no shower tray, clingy curtain and hand held shower attachement, this was a proper cubicle with hot water available at all times!!!!
The pool was just the right size with plenty of sunbeds to catch the sun, and what a view whilst you laze away the hours.
Angela and her team will go out of there way to help you enjoy your holiday to the max - even scouring the village to provide new mint for the Mojito's!!!!!!!!!!!
The hotel restaurant along the seafront, about a 10 minute stroll, served great food - and the discount provided for being a hotel guest was a really nice touch.
Will definitely be returning it was that good!"
- Travel date: Wed 18th of June 2008
An excellent small and friendly hotel
"My wife and I spent a week at this hotel at the end of May / beginning of June. It is an excellent small hotel which offers bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation. We were warmly welcomed off the coach by Angela, the owner, and her staff - who promptly whisked our luggage away, delivering it to our room within minutes. The rooms are spacious, well equipped (we booked bed and breakfast, but still had a small kitchenette with fridge, sink, kettle) and immaculately clean. The staff couldn't do enough to help and were genuinely friendly and helpful. The pool was excellent and the small bar served drinks and very substantial snacks. The beach is a steep 100 metres away, and there is a small supermarket within 200 metres along the beach road. There is also a superb cake / pastry shop 100 metres in the other direction, which has only just opened. Aeolos also has a restaurant which is located along the beach road and a 10% discount is offered to Aeolos Beach residents. The food and service here were similarly excellent - it is run by Angela's father and husband. All in all, an excellent small hotel in a lovely location."
- Travel date: Tue 10th of June 2008
Lovely Friendly Hotel
"Lovely, small hotel. Angela and staff were very welcoming. Rooms were a good size with good size fridge, lots of storage space and views of the sea. On the downside my husband would have liked a TV in the room if only to keep up to date with the news! The breakfast was a bit boring with not a lot of choice, but I suppose on a Greek scale it was OK. Overall we had a lovely time and would recommend the hotel to anyone looking for a quiet, chilling out holiday."
- Travel date: Thu 22nd of May 2008
The Lovely Aeolos Beach
"This is fantastic hotel, Angela & all her team make you feel so welcome, it is so friendly, the bar in the veneing has an excellent atmosphere and stays open until the last person goes. The staff at this hotel really do make your holiday.
The rooms are very clean & angela inspects them regularly to ensure they are up to her high standards, the hotel is about 15 mins walk from the town, but this is no problem, the view from the pool area are stunning.
As for kefalonia, it is so stunning we hired a car for a few days (i would only recommend you do this if you dont have a fear of heights and you are a really confident driver, it does feel like the locals are using you for target practice!) and visited sami a lovely harbour and fiscardo, very beautiful and of course Myrtos beach where the sea looks stunning, also the view as you drive through the mountains is gorgeous. You can book a trip like this for 39 euro each through thomsons, or there is a place in the high street charging around 26 euro each.
As for prices, I was supprised how much things did cost, we took Â£1000.00 and then put a further Â£200 on the credit card as we run out of money, we were bed & breakfast & only had lunch twice, so only really paid for evening meal & drinks (having said that we do drink well on holiday!), you can get a meal with starter & a caraf of wine from 28 euro if you shop around, and up to 50 euro in some places, to be honest all the food we had was wonderful, you will pay around 3 euro for a beer & 4 euro for a spirit, & 2.5 euro for a glass of wine.
Whilst kefalonia is a little bit more expensive than other parts of Greece it is truley beautiful."
- Travel date: Sat 17th of May 2008
friendly, clean and an ideal location
"Located 15 minutes walk from the centre of the resort this hotel was far enough out to be very quiet but near enough for a lovely walk to and from the restaurants.
The staff (especially George the barman) were all very friendly and the rooms were excellent, with very good showers, fridges and air con. all spotlessly clean with regular bedding changes this is a well run hotel.
The pool was a little small but was never crowded. I would recommend this hotel to anybody wanting peace and quiet but wanting a little livelyness in the evening (in Skala)."
- Travel date: Sat 5th of January 2008
Friendly Hotel in a Beautiful Location
"A lovely hotel in a great location. Small and friendly, staff excellent. A week here wasn't enough, could have easily stayed for longer. Beautiful views of Skala and the beach and on a clear day (which we had many of) Zakynthos is clearly visible in the distance and well worth a visit.
Room comfortable and of a decent size although our balcony was rather small. Lovely pool and there were always sunbeds available should you wish to sit and relax there. Bar food excellent and breakfast good, a range of tasty extras available at reasonable prices.
One word of advice it is very dark when walking back from town at night (about 10-15 minutes to the centre and the last few minutes totally unlit) and the tip from another trip advisor member to take a torch was a good one.
When our week was over we didn't want to leave!"
- Travel date: Tue 25th of September 2007
"Although the hotel is a good 20 minute walk from Skala i would recommend the place to anyone, it is a family run hotel and has one many awards. The hotel rooms are cleaned daily and have great showers. The hotel is fairly quiet with no road noise, it seems to have a nice clientele who many have been there more than once. The pool area is very clean with more than enough free sun beds and parasols and the resteraunt which caters for breakfast and snacks is very competetively priced. After all this the one draw back is the walk back and the very steep drive approach to the resort"
- Travel date: Sun 10th of September 2006
Wonderful relaxing holiday
"We had a great time at the Aeolos Hotel, lovely quiet location although only 15 minutes from Skala. Good idea to take torch for the last 200 metres of the walk back.
The staff were very helpful and most spoke excellent English,
guests were english as you can only book through Thomsons, I have attached their web site which gives you a good idea of the hotel
We stayed self catering which was quite basic 2 electric rings, fridge,kettle etc quite normal for Greece which was good enough for us as we only had breakfast in our room, B&B rooms had fridge and kettles, rooms are quite spacious and kept clean.
Kefalonia is a beautiful island well worth hiring a car to see the wonderful coastal and inland scenery. The Rep will give you a basic road map of the island but if you wish to explore other beaches etc you would be better to buy a road map at home before you go."
- Travel date: Thu 10th of August 2006
"We stayed at the Aeolos Beach Hotel last week and it was GREAT! A lovely couple who run the hotel were welcoming. We were the first guests there of the season and all the staff were new and were excellent. Lots of smiles and very very helpful.
A great setting - the hotel is on a hill at the end of Skala. Just a 10 minute walk to the restaurants and bars and over the road from the beach.
It is a great resort too - quiet at this time of year but still lots to do. Lots of great trips to go on.
Breakfast at the hotel was continental but for a small charge you could buy a cooked breakfast. There was a snack bar which served great food all day. No restaurant at the hotel but they do own one just a 5 minute walk away. No TV in the rooms (although doesn't matter) but there is a TV in the hotel lobby.
The only thing to take in to account is that the road along the beach is well lit but the lights stop before the hotel as does the pavement so bring a torch.
Also if you have mobility problems there is a steep walk to the hotel from the road and this needs taking in to account.
Overall an excellent Hotel. Recommended!!!
The Weather for early May was good. Quite hot on some days but not overpowering. Great for long walks down the secluded beach and small coves as well as the walk to old Skala. Some days were cloudy and some nights were very windy. Bring a coat!"
- Travel date: Sun 14th of May 2006
"We stayed at the Aeolos Beach Hotel for 1 week. From the start we were very impressed with this 3 star hotel, which was meticulously clean throughout. The service was excellent, and friendly in keeping with a smaller establishment. The hotel is a short walk from the beach with a good choice of Tavernas. Scala is a quiet, pretty resort but has a friendly atmosphere.
A few things to be aware of:
We had to pay extra for a safety deposit box.
There is no lifeguard and the pool is probably too deep for non swimmers.
The rooms were in close proximity to each other and at times sound carried.
Generally a lovely stay and would definitely recommend."
- Travel date: Thu 27th of October 2005
We have just returned from two weeks at...
"We have just returned from two weeks at this hotel and cannot rate it highly enough.
The rooms are huge, with a power shower, comfortable beds, very clean and well maintained. The pool and it's surroundings are beautiful, with wonderful views and there are more than enough sunbeds and umbrellas even when the hotel is full. Breakfast is continental or a full English if you wish to pay extra - Kat is a great cook - her BLT's are to die for. The staff at the hotel are friendly helpful - Angela is a charming and helpful manager, she is helped by Lisa, who always has a cheery good morning/afternoon and a lovely smile. Evo (the handyman) was apparently an Olympic weight lifter,which is believable when you see him lift two 20kg suitcases and run up and down stairs with them as though they were two bags of sugar! Michael the barman is friendly and mixes great drinks, we asked for our favourite - Ouzo, topped up with sprite and a dash of Grenadine - he said Ouzo Specials will now but put on the cocktail menu - try one they're delicious!
The hotel is about a 20 minute walk into the centre of Skala but we enjoyed it - a nice way to work up an appetite and walk off your evening meal. The hill up to the hotel is a bit of a killer though - not for the infirm, though saying that I had a knee replacement 16 months ago and I managed it with no problem apart from getting out of breath! We suggested they install an oxygen station half way up the hill. If you don't mind a walk it's the ideal location, if you turn left at the bottom of the hill instead of right into Skala centre, there are some great restaurants that way too - that would be a long walk if you staying in the centre. A taxi from the centre to the hotel costs about 5 euros.
All the restaurants are good and you get 10% discount if you dine at the Hotel's Restaurant (The Aeolos). The Chinese (Chop Sticks) and the Italian restaurant are good and a nice change from Greek food. We found Captains Bar is the liveliest place in town and the staff are great. Can't vouch for the Zebra (the disco) as we didn't try it. All prices are much the same wherever you go and on a par with England, no cheap holidays any more unfortunately!
The bus tour is a great way to see the island if you don't hire a car.
The beach is sand and pebbles, mostly pebbles, but clean if you want a beach rather than a pool.
Hubby and I had a fantastic, relaxing holiday and can totally recommend it.
- Travel date: Mon 4th of August 2008
Just come back from a weeks holiday in s...
"Just come back from a weeks holiday in skala staying at this hotel. I have never written a review on a hotel before but i think this hotel was worthy of note. Although the town was very quiet as we went the first week of the season, i couldnt have had a better time. The hotel is immaculate, the pool area is fantastic, swimming whilst taking in the view of the sea was great! The staff at the hotel were great, they really took the time to get to know you and couldnt have been more helpful! Angela and Christoph were great and michael the bar man kept our drinks flowing until the early hours! They do a BBQ every saturday night and put all the tables together so everyone gets to know eachother, very sociable and well worth the 15 Euros. The rooms were better than the average greek accomodation with great views and cleaned on a daily basis! Even the maintenance guy was great I have never met such friendly people! Be warned however that its quite a treck into the town probably a 10 minute walk if youve got a large step but an enjoyable stroll after a nice meal in the town. Nice tavernas and a couple of good bars in the town all in all a great holiday, as everyone has said, take a torch as the last 5 minutes of the walk is pretty dark but that didnt put us off! Hiring a car is a must! i've never driven abroad before and got to admit some of the roads are a bit dodgy but you can drive for miles without seeing anything so dont let it put you off! You really wont grasp the sheer beauty of kefalonia without this advantage, i have been to many greek islands and this was, by far, the prettiest i have ever been too. They cater mainly for english tourists which is great. I hope to go back to this island later on in the year after making some good friends out there and taste the delights of the open air club near by and the volley ball beach cafe which is due to open in the next few weeks or so! I am sure anyone who has been to this island will agree that its a real beauty! "
- Travel date: Wed 14th of May 2008