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Private beach nearby, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, free pool cabanas
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, free pool cabanas
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, free pool cabanas

Guest reviews

4.0/5 Very good
20 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Hand sanitiser provided
Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationMelissani Cave10 min walk
Popular LocationMelissani Cave Lake11 min walk
Popular LocationAcropolis of Sami13 min drive
AirportArgostolion (EFL-Kefalonia Island Intl.)35 min drive

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  • Superior Double Room, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsSuperior Double Room, Sea View
  • Superior Triple Room, Ground Floor

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsSuperior Triple Room, Ground Floor
  • Deluxe Double Room, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 366 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room, Sea View

About this area


Ionian Emerald Resort is located near a private beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Antisamos Beach and Myrtos Beach. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as boat tours.

Visit our Sami travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Melissani Cave - 10 min walk
  • Melissani Cave Lake - 11 min walk
  • Acropolis of Sami - 13 min drive
  • Antisamos Beach - 15 min drive
  • Monastery of Agios Gerasimos - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Argostolion (EFL-Kefalonia Island Intl.) - 35 min drive


  • Pool Bar — 1 min walk

About this property

Ionian Emerald Resort

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants and full-service spa
This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a full-service spa and 2 bars/lounges. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a health club, a poolside bar and 2 coffee shops/cafés are on-site. All 46 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers.
Ionian Emerald Resort offers 46 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and a safe. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Satellite televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a bath, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries.

This Kefalonia hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

A children's pool, a seasonal outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Emerald Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a mud bath, a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants and 2 coffee shops
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - swedish
  • Mud bath
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Thalassotherapy
  • Turkish bath/hammam


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • 32-inch TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Window screens



Check-in between 2 PM and midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 2 July 2020 to 31 December 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.00 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 60 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: EUR 60 (one-way), (from 3 to 12 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser
Property registration number 0430K015A0114601

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The seasonal pool will be open from May to October
Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Ionian Emerald Resort Kefalonia
Ionian Emerald Resort
Ionian Emerald Kefalonia
Ionian Emerald
Ionian Emerald Resort Hotel
Ionian Emerald Resort Kefalonia
Ionian Emerald Resort Hotel Kefalonia

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ionian Emerald Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, Ionian Emerald Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ionian Emerald Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Ionian Emerald Resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Is Ionian Emerald Resort pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Ionian Emerald Resort?
Check-in is from 2 PM to midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Ionian Emerald Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of EUR 60 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is Ionian Emerald Resort located?
Situated in Kefalonia, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Karavomilos Beach and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Antisamos Beach. Melissani Cave and Melissani Cave Lake are also within 15 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Ionian Emerald Resort

Very good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Excellent choice. Phenomenal staff, excellent spa, great pool and pool bar with ample food choices.

Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

We had booked 4 nights in September in a superior room with seaview but were shown to a basement room with no seaview. (Moreover it wasn’t properly cleaned: coffee stains, crumbs, information folder covered in mould.) We promptly queried this to be told no seaview room was available at the time. No one had explained this at check in. No attempt was made to remedy or compensate for this situation. No one apologised. Very poor attitude and service for what is allegedly a 5* hotel. We spent very little time at the hotel due to the unacceptable situation; might as well have stayed somewhere much cheaper without seaview. Attempts to contact Expedia during and after our stay resulted in an emailed acknowledgement and eventually an email saying they had been unable to get through to the hotel. Therefore we emailed the hotel directly but received no reply. Advised by the European Customer Centre (ECC) we sent a registered letter directly to the hotel. This was tracked as received by the hotel on 30 November but there was no response from them. In January the case was passed to the Greek ECC but still no reply from the hotel. We delayed submitting a review to give the hotel chance to address our complaint but after 6 months with nothing at all from them we now giving our feedback online. I also agree with other reviews querying the validity of the 5star rating of the hotel eg the breakfast buffet was pretty underwhelming and we often had to wait for tables to be cleared and relaid.

Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2017

5/5 Excellent

Quality hotel overlooking a bay and surrounded by.

Ideally situated overlooking the sea th e facilities are of a high standard and the service was excellent. The standard of dinner was disappointing but the prices were reasonable

Pros: The situation, facilities and service were all of a very high standard.

Cons: Food could be improved but there are a number of alternative restaurants within easy reach.

Location: Close to the sea and within easy walking distance of the small town of Sami where there are numerous tavernas, shops and other facilities.

Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2017


  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good hotel

The hotel was in a quiet location along from the centre of Sami, about a 10-15 minute walk along the beach to restuarants. It was very close to Melissani Cave and you could easily walk there. Room was comfortable, but we were on a below ground level room despite booking a sea view room so be careful when booking and ask for a room high up. Staff were friendly. We were half board and so ate dinner at the hotel which was 4 courses and - in true Greek style - huge portions. Food was all delicious and served on the terrace overlooking the bay. Breakfast was good. The pool was very nice with lots of sun loungers and pool towels available. The gym was very small with only a few machines.

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2017

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Our favourite place in Kefalonia

Beautiful view of mountains and ocean. Great location, walking distance to Melissina Caves, 20min walk to the Sami & 5km drive from drogarti caves. Not far from myrtos beach. Fantastic food & lovely pool staff

Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2017