Guestbook - La Cite Hotel in Kefalonia Island, Lixouri, Greece


  • Home from Home!

    We LOVE La Cite! This hotel treats everyone like family and most of us return every year to be with our dear friends Janeta, Christina & Rula (we missed you this year Rula!) and all our poolside family! ‘Lixourians’ as Christine calls us!
    This hotel is spotless, welcoming and the pool is perfect. Location is ideal – we love arriving and leaving on the ferry from Argostoli! Can’t wait to be back again next September and yes, we will be bringing the uke & guitar!

    Jane & Brian Dawe Llandrillo, North Wales
  • Excellent hotel!

    Small, relaxed and spotlessly clean.
    Brilliant location for ferry, restaurants and shopping.
    Amazing staff. Janetta, Christina, Rula, the owner and the whole team extremely friendly and oh so helpful. Car hire organised for us at over half the price of airport prices. Delivered to hotel and returned to airport.
    Lovely gardens, always plenty of chairs, tables and space. Pool great too.
    When we read reviews before travelling thought too good too be true but even better.

    Liz & lilian
  • Lovely Hotel in perfect location

    We have just got back from an all too short week staying at La Cite. I just want to say thank-you to Janetta, Rula and all the staff – you were so friendly and worked so hard to ensure we had a good holiday. It really made our time in Lixouri specially. I could not fault the hotel or the service.

    Alison Burgess
  • Happy New Year

    A healthy and wonderful 2017 tou our friends in Lixour.
    Warmest greetings from Helmi, Larissa, Jasper and Wim Keuper & Jill Goossens.

    Fam. Keuper
  • Home from home

    We have just returned from a week at this lovely hotel ……a week was no way long enough….every thing is done with love and you can feel it ! We will be returning next spring without doubt .Janetta …Nikol thank you and a mention of Allan and his wonderful informative tours we enjoyed so much .

    Judith Lowther
  • Wow!!!!

    Just returned from a weeks holiday with my Mum. La Cite was everything it said it would be and therefore everything we wanted. friendly staff, clients who have been returning to La Cite for 5 – 20 years and some who return twice a year. Comfortable walking distance to the main square, and treated like family at the hotel I am already trying to book to return there……

    rachael layton
  • poly oreo

    dear,janetta and jerry, we are very pleased to be in la all have a very lovely and helfull attitude,for all your gasts.Also the roomcleaninghelp and the mornig help,even eva late after her normal working time stays very kind to us,herefore a big thanks and a hug.your team is superb.Give also our lovely greatings to fam.Makris,marianna and son,also mama who brought us in the eveing some surprises.We are very thankfull for your superb hospitallity. The 6 belgian lovers of kefalonia.

    van aken andrea
  • Fantastic Holiday september 2014

    We have visited Kefalonia for about the last 10 years, normally staying in rented villas, this was our first hotel experience.
    Having read previous reviews of the hotel, i have to agree, Gerry & Janet were fantastic hosts. Always available to offer advice on where to visit, also good places to eat. The room was spotlessly clean, and staying on the 2nd floor, a nice balcony to wile away the evenings with a bottle of wine.
    Considering it is in the centre of Lixouri, it was very peaceful at night, and no noise from passing traffic either.
    We will definately be returning, look forward to seeing Gerry & Janet again soon.

    Tina & Rick
  • Epitome of hospitality

    We stayed in La Cite in August 2012 and there are only positive points to make about it. This is a spotless family hotel at the heart of Lixouri Town with the friendliest staff we have ever met. Despite personal incidents that happened to us at this time (Kathy injured her foot; Christos got really ill)its people made sure that we had the best support possible. We think about them very often – specially after the last earthquake that hit Kefalonia – and hope to visiting again and have a great time there. Some belated comments is the least we could do about them.
    Christos, Kathy, Rebecca

  • Thank you

    Can we both thank you very much for a fantastic break at your lovely hotel.All the staff were amazing and very welcoming.
    Efaristo John and Bernie

    John Rodgers
  • I don’t go anywhere else!!!

    I first stayed there on my own in 2009 because it was close to local friends. A lovely small hotel, very clean with incredible personnel! I returned in 2010 with my partner and my step daughter and in 2011, when we had our wedding in Kefalonia and we needed a hotel near the town square to be able to organize everything and meet family and friends that were coming from all over the world. Ones more the people that work there made us feel like we were part of a family, I left from there for the church and they were all gathered at the reception to cheer!!! I will never forget them! My partner comes from Kefalonia and we visit Lixouri every year, we never go anywhere else!!! I quote what an english friend who also stayed there said ‘it’s the first time that I left from a hotel and I kissed the receptionists but it just felt the most natural thing to do’. I’ll see you next year 🙂

  • Holiday

    Ispent 5 days at this wonderful hotel in May and have just booked to return for a week in September. I was made to feel like one of the family straight away, Eva is a superb cook, and Jeanetta and Jerry just lovely. Hoping to bring my whole family out next year to celebrate my 70th birthday

    Barbara Cambrey-Denton
  • AMAZING!!!!

    We have come to this hotel many times before and just love it! You really feel like you are part of the family and the French toast and maple syrup is just incredible! Hopefully coming back soon! We want too!!!

    Lisa and James and Katherine
  • Excellent

    We stayed her for the 1st time in augusat 2011 and have already booked to come back janet and jerry are just the best absolutely nothing is too much trouble , the hotel is immaculately clean and 5 minutes walk from everywhere . So family friendll with a lovely pool area too cannot praise highly enough , lisa north yorkshire uk

  • Great place, friendly people.

    We stayed in September 2011 in the middle of a heatwave. Great weather, great people and beautiful island. Got to be one of our favourite holidays for years.
    The hotel is situated in a quiet back street with views over open fields and onto the mountains. Pool area, gardens and bar is well laid out, immaculately clean and well tended. The people owning/working in the place are the big positive though. Warm friendly welcome that continued all week. Wether just passing the time of day, information about things to see or do, time was no object and always with a smile.
    You can always tell the quality of a place by returning travellers and there was many, some coming back for decades.
    We have even just received a Christmas card from them.
    I would recommend to anyone.

    Alan & Bev
  • What an AMAZING find!

    We stayed in the La Cite in July 2010 – what an amazing place! They may not have many stars – but what they lack in the * rating they more than make up in cleanliness and customer service. We have just rebooked for 2012… and to be honest, I envisage us returning year on year. Superb!

    Michelle Stevens
  • lovely hotel

    lovely hotel spotlessly clean, lovely and friendly staff who made you feel like one of the family. Although the breakfeast could be improved.

    Georgia and Eileen
  • Just love this place!

    I visited La Cite for the second time, and I went at the the end of September. Apart from the huge amount of rain, I cant tell you how much I love coming here. It is perfect for a relaxing break, and getaway. The girls are lovely, Janet, Gerry, Eva and everyone whose name I have missed. They make me feel welcome and part of the family and make it hard for me to go home! I cant praise the hotel and staff enough and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone wanting a peaceful holiday. I love and miss you all lots and hope to return again next year (as so many people do!!)
    See you soon xxx

  • Again…….

    Another superb holiday at La Cite! Thanks to Janet, Gerri, Costas, Eva & Irene, as well as Nikos, Litza, Marrianne & Mikis for all their hard work & friendship. Very relaxing time – but be careful of the cocktails……!!!!

    Cath & Dennis
  • Nice and friendly

    Thanks to Janet and other staff(our Holliday mother 🙂 ) we spent very nice two weeks in this small hotel. just come and see.
    Lep pozdrav!

  • Superb!!!

    When can we return???
    If you want 18-30 tpye of holiday DON’T come here! But if what you want is a good clean comfortable hotel where the staff bend over backwards for you, then look no further.
    We were staying with a party of 18 and were made VERY welcome by the hotel staff. The pool and garden area are perfect for relaxing in with the bar serving drinks and snack through out the day and evening. plenty of sun beds, chairs and parasoles available with no charge.
    We all would like to return and give the whole experience 10 out of 10.
    Many thanks Jerrie and Janet x x x x

    Margaret Richardson
  • Third visit here. And as the title of a very popular song of an Austrian popgroup says: “Und irgendwann bleib I dann dort” = and time will come to stay there forever…

  • Yet Again!

    Just got back from ANOTHER super 2 weeks at La Cite! As said previously and re-iterated by other guests – the staff, setting, peace and welcome are second to none. After 2 visits this year, we are already planning to come again beginning & end of season in 2009. Can’t wait!

    Cath & Dennis Read
  • R E L A X E D

    We have just returned home after spending fourteen wonderful days at the La Cite. The hotel staff are wonderful and make you feel part of the family. We loved it so much we will be returning in May 2009.

    Denise & Peter Smith


  • Relaxing

    Just returned after a short breaf at the hotel, all of the above coments are true it surely is a great place. looking forward to returning next year.

    Paul & Lynne
  • La Cite Hotel. Lixouri.

    We have just returned from La Cite Hotel in Lixouri and were delighted in every way. The staff were always cheerful and helpful, even those who could speak little or no English. The food was better than some of the local tavernas and excellent value for money. If you want a place of peace n quiet, you’re sure to find it at La Cite…. No loud thumping repetetive “music” to put up with…. Maybe a chorus or two from the local dogs choir to finish the evening. Then down the road 5 minutes away is the ferry to Argosoli. 2 euros will take you there. There’s some beautiful walks. Diana and I highly recommend La Cite where you will certainly receive more than a welcome.

    John and Diana Whittle.
  • Another superb holiday

    We have just returned home after another wonderful two weeks staying at the La Cite. This was the fourth time that we had stayed and as usual the friendliness and family atmosphere were superb. Now looking forward to returning in September for another two weeks – can’t wait!

    Cath & Dennis Read
  • Superb!

    Have been to La Cite the last 2 years and have enjoyed it so much that we are going twice this year. The staff are very friendly and obliging. It is about 5 minutes from Lixouri centre where there are some very good restaurants. The hotel and area are quiet, but that is what we like. Looking forward to our 2 visits this year.

    Cath & Dennis Read