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Felix Residence
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were excited to have found this place on the south side of Kefalonia, in between the towns of Trapezaki and Moussata. The owners are two architects - one Italian and the other Greek. They bring the best of both cultures to their lovely creation. The place is well designed inside and out and the staff is very friendly. Just the grounds alone are so well landscaped you feel like just hanging out and relaxing there. The hotel is built on a mountain side overlooking the ocean and plenty of olive trees.
We found this place reasonably priced and centrally located from which to visit various destinations around the island.
This place is budgeted low only because it's not very close to Argostoli and not within a walking distance to a beach. The place looks like a four star hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms have the same design. Second floor rooms facing the ocean have the best views.
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We are disappointed by the couple of the architects(!!!)-owners, who created an externally impressive apartments' building at a great hill location and overlooked important facilities for the customers.
Having booked and paid in advance one third of the total cost of our reservation for a well decorated two bedrooms apartment with wooden roof (probably their best advertised on their website), we came across the following:1) a couple of wooden doors, swollen by the humidity, that wouldn't close at any point ( between the two rooms and the connecting bathroom). 2) both of the so called bathrooms have the narrowest shower cabinets ever: 60×60 cm for adults, minus the space of the water tap. We had to fight against the surrounding plastic doors, one of which, was hanging out of its rail and had to be adjusted all the time... On top of that, there is absolutely no soap case of any kind in the cabinets. We had to use the neighboring water basin or the toilet's lid instead! As a result, we couldn't have a decent head or body wash for three consecutive days. Being on summer holiday season it was the worst experience of all!!! 3) On our spacious and tastefully decorated veranda, we could have enjoyed the partial sea view, hadn't the intermediate part of the transparent plastic roof above, been absent(?) Both sunshine and RAIN - which happened, indeed - wouldn't let us enjoy ourselves outdoors. But on top of everything, the attitude of the land lady overwhelmed us! When we announced our intention to leave upon the second day, because of the circumstances, she accused us of breaking the agreement and demanded half of the remaining amount of money for the whole time. She was reluctant to listen to our complaints and ignored the real situation of her own estate, although she is an architect! We refused to follow her rude and arrogant behavior and kept trying to make her hear us out. In vain! We paid off for the real time of our stay and are expecting the legal receipt by mail, as she promised. The Greek tourist organization will be notified as soon as possible, of course. Such treatment is unacceptable at any level: Only good services and behavior pay back!

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stayed at Villa Lucia Simona for our wedding party. Although the villa is fab with a great pool area and lots of lovely spaces to sit it falls down on the fact that you cannot possibly cater for the amount of people that can stay there. Although no-one wants to cook big meals on holiday I would expect enough utilities to be able to maybe fry an egg for breakfast or have a slice of toast.... no frying pan/utensil or toaster etc. There were no utensils for a bbq i.e spatulas/tongs etc. No mugs for tea/coffee (only tiny expresso cups). The "communal" kitchens could just about cater for one person let alone 16!! Would be better to have no fridges in all bedrooms and a bigger fridge in the so called communal kitchen. Unless you want to be completely separate on holiday (which misses the point of this villa if they only ever rent it as one booking!) I would not recommend staying here with friends/family. There is not enough "communal" space to cope with 16 people. It all felt a bit disjointed. Trying to just make a quick lunch of a couple of rolls for everyone was a chore as there are no worktop spaces to make even a simple sandwich and no sharp knives to even cut a tomato.

The location of the villa is up a hillside. There's one taverna and a mini market within walking distance down the hill but unless you have a car there is not much else. You will need a car to go the beach.

So, unless you want to go away with friends and live completely separate for a week I would not recommend this villa as its facilities are not communal enough.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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FelixResidence L, Ιδιοκτήτης at Felix Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

We thank you for taking the time to post a review and are very pleased that you thought the villa was fabulous with a great pool area and lots of lovely places to sit.

We acknowledge that there is not a ‘hotel’ size kitchen to prepare a meal and it does involve more co-ordination in preparing meals for large groups. Throughout Villa Lucia Simona there are a number of cooking outlets that consist of ovens, many cooking hobs and two BBQ’s. Accumulatively, there are many cooking utensils, dishes and cutlery to cater for large groups. In light of your review we shall further increase and upgrade the cooking accessories available.

Should any visiting guests bring to our attention their wish for additional utensils we are more than willing to oblige.

Aside from the private bedrooms, Villa Lucia Simona and its spacious grounds offers many areas and in which large groups can congregate. We have comfortably hosted many wedding receptions for up to 50 guests within the grounds.

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

The rooms are average, in need of updating, the kitchen in particular is very basic. The pool is the hotel's best feature. Beware, they will charge 7 Euro pp for the breakfast, which is not mentioned at arrival and it is completely overpriced (UHT milk, a small bowl of fruit, bread and a couple of cereals with coffee and tea. . Internet often cut out.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

The location is quiet with an amazing view, but that alone should not be the yardstick to measure what is a good hotel (the views are amazing in Greece in general). And it is hard to understand the high rating of Felix Residence. The price they charge is really not justified, you will not feel you've received good value for your money. Breakfast is VERY expensive and VERY simple. Internet connection is really poor but honestly this happens in most places on Greek islands. Our room had a really loud, squeaky bed - we've complained in the morning the next day, by the evening nothing has been done about it. There is no reception (hardly at any time during the day) so we had no other choice but to call the hotel on our cell phone (no phones in the rooms) only to be shouted at by the owner...Very rude staff. I could go on, but overall if you want to enjoy the island you can find a better hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Felix Residence

Address: Trapezaki 28100, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Trapezaki
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Ranked #15 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Trapezaki
Price Range: $75 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Felix Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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