Let's get one thing clear - this is easily the number 1 hotel in Skala and if there's a better one in the whole of Kefalonia we don't know about (we've been to the island 4 times in the last 7 years), we would be very surprised.
We returned to the Regina Dell Acqua in June 2011, after an amazing stay in 2010. When we contacted the hotel to inform them we were returning and to ask if they could arrange a taxi to pick us up from the hotel (which they did with no fuss - much quicker than the coach transfer which takes ages) we happened to mention how much we liked the room we stayed in the previous year. Before we knew it they emailed back to say they were holding the same room for us, even though we didn't have a guaranteed sea view room booked with our travel operator.
When we arrived we were greeted like we were family and the attention they gave to our 4-year-old son in particular was amazing. The staff, from the Manager Mr Papadatos and his wonderful deputy Anastasia (Natasha) through to night barman Napoleon (the best maker of Mojitos on the island), day barman George (the best maker of smoothies on the island). Yiannis (the best handyman on the island) and Adonis (just the best), are wonderful and can't do enough for you.
What was pleasing about our return was how the hotel had raised its game further. The food in the restaurant was even better (they now do the best ala carte food in Skala), the breakfasts had improved (fresh orange juice now available) and fresh towels are provided poolside each day, and I could go on. What this shows is unlike many hotels, they actually listen to an act on reviews made on sites like Trip Advisor.
We know from emails we have received from the hotel recently (yes they do contact you individually) that they have made further improvements for 2012, including adding hairdressing facilities, beauty room and massage treatments - so this is obviously not a hotel that stands still.
My wife and I now run our own business so it's not as easy to take holidays now, but if we do return to Kefalonia this summer, you can rest assured it will be the Regina Dell Acqua. Forget about where the hotel is ranked on Trip Advisor, it is the best and if anyone would like to message me for more details when deciding where to stay this year, then please don't hesitate to get in touch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aristocratic, sparkling, luxurious, fascinating, unique! Regina Dell’ Acqua Hotel is the Queen of Kefalonia and her rooms are the jewels to her crown. To offer the utmost in hospitality, every effort has been made. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Regina Dell Acqua Hotel Skala