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Polymnia Apartments

14 of 17 hotels in Lassi

3 out of 5 from 2 reviews
2 stars
Spartia, Cefalonia, 28083, Greece
With a great location and beautiful views across Lassi's bay, these charming apartments offer comfortable accommodation, well equipped for self catering holidays.

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Claus Holmen
9 years ago
We expected less and got more. Staying for 14 days with 3 kids agde 2,5 and 8, we were very surprised by the sice of our flat on first floor that became our base for 2 wonderful weeks.
2 bedrooms, kitchen and a dailyroom, a spacious balcony.
Nearby a nice swimmingpool - open if you take a couple of drinks at the poolside.
Close - 800 meters - to the beach. And only 15 minutes walk away from the main city.
The flat was cleaned 5 days a week and we had new towels each time.
No complaints from the Holmen family.
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A. Maple
12 years 9 months ago
I don't consider myself altruistic. But I am writing this here and now to save other couples the misfortune of staying in the Polymnia apartments STUDIOS.

The Polymnia are privately owned.


I went with my girlfriend and stayed at the Polymnia in September 2005.
BEWARE the term 'apartments' is misleading.As a couple (or 3) you will NEVER be assigned to an apartment you will be placed in one of the ground floor studio flats as were we.
The Polymnia Apartments are only allocated to larger groups.

PRIVACY IS NON-EXISTENT. Being on the ground floor it means that if you have the windows open, people WILL be walking past and looking in as the walkway for almost all studios and flats runs outside the studios. If you dont want people looking at you eating, drinking, sleeping, coming out of the shower, than you must keep windows and shutters closed during the day and lights on to see. The shower windows are frosted glass which can flip open. But in no way is it possible to hang a towel. As a man I didnt mind showering. Women might feel more self conscious. If you are over 5 ' tall people will be able to see your breasts. (i only know from testing with my girlfriend...)
A woman who was staying in another studio got very upset because somebody had knocked on the window whislt she was showering, so she always had her husband stand outside.

Also, water temperature is not good in shower. No matter what temperature you set it at it will change and vary from cold to hot. Nothing you can do about it.
Also, hot water taps. BE CAREFUL.

CLEANLINESS: When we arrived the room was clean and tidy. We were not surprised as we were told there was a daily maid service (every day except wednesday).
But the maid only comes to clean out the toilet-bins, and rinse the bath.
Towels are changed ONCE a week.
Floor is on occasion swept. This can be a problem if you go to the beach as you inevitably bring in sand.
Toilet rolls are not provided.

The cutlery is ******* awful. There was not a single matching pair of plates, cups, glasses or bowels. There were a few extra cups but these were all coffee stained and chipped.
In the cupboard we discovered the sandwich maker we discovered had egg still in it.
And the frying pan still had some remnants of food.

The beds were two separate single beds, as it is in all studios. Their design is such that you cannot push them together to sleep as if one bed. If you are over 5' 9" you will be cramped, you wont be able to lay straight. The linen is so miserly in area, that itbarely covers the top of the bed, which means it wont cover you.
Also my bed linen had a couple of small dried blood stains in the middle, my girlfriend believed it to be menstrual stains.

In the studios you do get spacious veranda, which enables you a view of the Polymnia parking area.
There is virtually NO sea view on the ground floor, although from the front corner of my verandah if you stand tall you can see a glimpse of the sea. My neighbours were jealous of this!
If you are staying in the apartments you get to see over the bushes/ trees and you do have a very lovely sea view.

Noise is minor.
A local bar can be heard playing music until 1am. We quite liked the fact that we could predict what was on the DJ's never changeing playlist...
Motorbike noise is sporadic and minor.

The location is up a hill that poses no challenge whatsoever to the fit and healthy. If you are elderly, in a wheel chair, or suffer from asthma it will be very problematic.
There is a shortcut that takes you to the main road of Lassi where all the restaurants are.
But it is not lit at night so you must be careful of your step, and whilst Kefalonia is a safe island, if you are a woman you will not want to walk it alone.
There are plenty of lovely restaurants to choose from. And a good couple of supermarkets.
Be aware that the Dolphin Supermaket at the bottom of the hill is priced especially for tourist and charges 3x more than the other supermakets.

There is a nearby beach down passed the Dolphin supermarket. Not too busy. very nice.
The busy Makro Yialli beach is about a 20 minute walk away. But busy and pretty.

To travel by car to the capital of Argostoli takes little more than 5 mins by car. But is a mission on foot.
So i strongly recomend you rent a car, or pay for cabs.
Its worth it to see the busy town square and harbour.

Overall, Kefalonia is a lovely green mountainous island with very friendly locals!
The Polymnia studios are dirty, piece of **** rooms with no privacy.
They are 2 star studios at most.
Do yourself a favour. Dont stay at the Polymnia no matter how good your deal is.

I just wish we had this warning before we booked.
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