Platis Gialos Beach, Kefallinia, Ionian Islands, Greece
"White Rocks Hotel is situated between the coast road and the sea, approximately 15 minutes brisk walk from the centre of the linear resort of Lassi. 30 metres of this walk was along the edge of the road, with no footpath. Worth noting if walking with young children. We stayed at White Rocks during the first week of October. The hotel closed for the season on the day of our departure, so it was probably no more than 30% full. Due to the design and layout of the buildings, a critical consideration when booking a holiday at White Rocks is the choice of room, particularly in the busy seasons. The main choice is between traditional rooms in the main body of the hotel, or staying in a ‘Bungalow ’in the grounds. Bungalows offer more of a sense of independence, but are some distance from the main hotel. Important at meal times if it’s raining and/or dark. Some bungalows have their own swimming pool. Some ‘Sea View’ bungalows are nowhere near the sea, but there is a view of the water in the distance. Try to view a plan of the resort to decide which bungalow fits your needs. Decisions are necessary also when staying in a room in the main hotel. Some rooms, with balconies, face North towards the main road, which is bordered with trees and cliffs. Other balcony rooms face South towards the sea and some spectacular sunsets. Your choice! To the West of the main body of the hotel is what could be described as a ‘wing’. It’s attached to the main block, but in high season this ‘wing’ feature may be important to you. Directly below the balconies of all rooms in the main body of the building is a bar/terrace complex. The terrace and bar overlooking the sea closed for the season on 1st October, leaving only the ‘Lobby’ bar and its outside terrace open. The potential for noise below (and cigarette smoke) in high season could be an issue when relaxing on your balcony or sleeping with the sliding window open. Not an issue for us in low season. No problem at all. In high season?...... If you are bothered by this then maybe consider a room in the ‘wing’. No bars or terraces below, but some balconies may have marginally less privacy than others, depending on the floor location. Our room was a good size and very clean and bright indeed. A great sea view from the balcony, with table and chairs for two. There was a large, comfortable bed, tea/coffee making facilities and a mini bar. (See other posts about ‘The Rules’, including the ‘dress code, but these were not an issue for us). What seemed like millions of light switches providing an infinite number of lighting combinations! A couple of minor points about the adequately sized bathroom (with double basins). There was no walk-in shower. Just a bath that doubled as a shower. Personally, I thought that the bath was unnecessary and that a nice shower unit would have been better. Never mind! Second, was a matter which may not bother some, but did bother us. There is a window in the bathroom wall which is in direct line of si"
"This was my second stay at White Rocks and I loved it even more than the first time, if that is possible! We had a sea view room which was overlooking the public beach (not blocked by anything) and our room was always kept clean. The staff were all so lovely and accommodating, coming to help us within seconds when we were unable to work out the safe! We thoroughly enjoyed spending our days on the private beach, it is beautiful and peaceful. Yes, the water is rocky but there is one part in the middle which has a patch of sand which means you can get in with ease, don't let the rocks put you off. The beach is excellent for snorkelling and some fish come up to the surface quite close to the shore so everyone can see them. The food in the restaurant was stunning like last time, lots of variety and it all tasted delicious. Make sure you have a drink at any of the bars to watch the sunset; amazing! Thank you White Rocks for another fabulous stay."
"White Rocks Hotel is a absolutely fantastic hotel! The staff is absolutely wonderful and helpful in every way and especially the staff at the front desk together with the frontdesk manager! The hotel is situated at the sea and you have an absolutely lovely view from the hotel! The hotel suits you who want relaxation, calmness and mindfulness in a quiet place that is only accompanied by the sea. It is a very tasteful building that is clean and fresh. We also felt very safe. Me and my family absolutely loved this hotel and we will definitely come back! "