La Cite Hotel

Accommodation in Lixouri

Carol R          10/10


Annabelle G           

nice pool and garden, centrally situated

management is not very helpful, rates for the room changed several times during booking
rooms are simple and loud
breakfast is poor

Carol R           

We love this little hotel, the staff are friendly and we are going back in October

love to all the staff Carol and Billy.

Cath R           

This was the first time in Kefalonia, after several years in Hisoranu, Turkey.  We went in October 2005 and the weather was good - few showers & electrical storms but lovely and warm during the day, cool at night.  The hotel is very good - staff very efficient & friendly.  We are hoping to go back in 2006.  We were impressed with the peacefullness - especially compared to Turkish resorts!  There was no loud music, even in the town, and it was lovely to look out on the countryside, with all the accompanying sounds.  The hotel survived a quite impressive earthquake as well!!

Catherine G           

We spent two lovely weeks at le Cite. Its situation is perfect. You really feel as if you are part of a Greek town waking to the sound of the sheep and goat bells. There is a lot of local activity which adds to its charm. the hotel is spotless and the staff always willing to please, The local restaurants and taverna are less than 10 minutes walk away which means you can try a different one each night. We met other  residents who felt the same and would recommend this small family run hotel to anyone who wants to enjoy a specail holiday tasting Greek food and picking up on Greek culture. Don't forget to visit the museum around the corner.

David B           

Have no worries, La Cite's great. It's basic, clean and cheerful. The rooms are airy and simple, with pleasant balconies. There is airconditioning for a (quite steep) supplement, but the hotel seems to catch the breeze so you probably won't need it. The area around the hotel is peaceful and Greek - you may not see many other Brits until you venture into the very pleasant market square, about a 10 minute walk. The hotel is run by a local family who are always around and very helpful and friendly.

The pool is big, quiet and very clean with the surrounding gardens being really well kept and pleasant.
Most guests are on a b and b basis; the breakfast is basic but ok and the bar sells decent lunches and snacks until very late into the night. Prices are very reasonable and the cocktail menu is a lot of fun. Maki and his wife have a great "slosh it and see" attitude to drinks mixing which can result in some serious head spinning.
The hotel's great for kids, although quiet for anyone wanting a more "buzzing" atmosphere. The bar rarely plays music and when it does it's local radio at a discreet volume.
The countryside behind the hotel, as everywhere on the Island, can get a little noisy with dogs, cockerels, donkeys, cicadas and assorted other fauna kicking off around 4am. But you get used to it and its better than mindless R & B til the small hours.
Oh and the hotel's very well built. It took the full on 5.9 'quake in Aug 2003 without so much as a tile coming loose. We were on the top floor.
An absolutely great place for a holiday. Pricey this year, though, I think.

Jeff G           

well my sons and myself stayed here in August 2004 we had a great time,trying to book it again for this year 2005.

my son Chris says,excellent,liked the pool,clean rooms,but basic,I want to go back this year.chill man.

Jeff G

my wife and I stayed here many years ago when it was called Giardinos we loved it,going back august 28 2004 with my sons.It still looks good.

Janette D           

we had a great time. this was our first time to greece. the hotel was great, very clean, lovely pool. would defnately go back.very relaxing.

Janette D           

just got back, what a great and relaxing holiday. the hotel is about 5 min walk from lixori town where their are some lovely romantic restaurants. the hotel le cite was very clean.we would definately go back, a lovely pool.

Bob C           

Nice Hotel not to far, about 5 minutes from the front where there are several good and reasonable priced resturants. Have been going to Lixouri for 11 years,not always in La Cite, and always go back. The hotel also has a very nice pool. Beaches to visit Lepada and Xi.

Gemma C

i am going to this hotel in september with my boyfriend, we are both 20. what is the hotel like and the surrounding area - any good restaurants or pubs?? good beaches???

Lindath T

What is the hotel like, I am also taking a 9 year old boy is this a good idea.