Some holiday booking sites state this is 3/2 stars. The room we had would be classed as 1 star. Very noisy overlooking busy main road. The sink had a foul smell although we never ate or cooked in the apartment. Dangerous electric sockets, cracked sink, unused pipes sticking out of the floor. You had to walk beside the main road to get to Nikiana and there was only 3 restaurants open. Bus service was cheap but never run to time! Used cab once and found that expensive. We booked the holiday on the basis of reviews we read. Definitely no frills apartment
Nikiana is easily reached from Preveza airport and Philippos is a really excellent no-frills place to stay. We hired a car as this was as cheap as a taxi to/from the airport and gave us the freedom to explore. Owner Giorgio is extremely friendly and helpful, speaks perfect English (and Italian and French) and is a mine of information as to best places to visit. The hotel does not have a restaurant, although our package included a very tasty and filling breakfast served by the delightful Lula. Cooking facilities are available in each room, together with air conditioning and safety deposit box. Nikiana village is a 10-minute walk away, where the tavernas offer standard Greek holiday fare. The local beach is approximately 100 meters away. It was quiet in mid June, although sunbeds can be difficult to find at weekends and on public holidays. We went looking for sun and relaxation and found both in abundance at Philippos and Nikiana.
Well im not sure what to say it seems inadequate to try to say in words how well that georges and his family and staff treated us.
We had been let down by our tour operator and ended up booking direct with georges and he was such a great guy and trully treated us like Royalty, Nothing was to much trouble and he even told us places to see and taverners to eat, please if you are not sure about anything just ask and he will help.
On arrival we were givern the choice of three rooms and picked the top floor front room and it was great.
everything in the room was tiptop no complaints at all, clean towels and bedding every other day and room cleaned every day.
everyone involved in the running of the hotel was so nice i cant say how much.
There is off road parking on site and across the road opersite.
the grounds are kept so nice it was a pleasure just to walk to the carpark through them.
we stayed for ten days in september / october and had a really great time,
I would recomend this hotel to anyone and trully hope to go back and have another stay at this great hotel
My partner and I booked our well deserved late summer holidays in October. We chose Philippos for its quiet location. Our first time in Lefkada island.
We had the most amazing time. More than we hoped for.
Giorgios (George) the owner, greeted us as we arrived and gave as a tour. He let us choose our room. We chose a big room on top floor with huge terrace, shower, bath, cooking facilities, air con, tv and the most splendid view over the mountains and the sea.
George gave us a map and advised us about the best beaches, villages, places to visit, where to eat, car hire and what else we can do during our stay. He was the perfect host, always there when we needed him, warm and friendly soul, willing to give us the best tips & tricks to have the best holiday. My partner and I are both vegan which we announced to George on our arrival (we have booked the bed and breakfast option) His mum Lula cooked for us every morning. Cooking up a delicious vegan feast of all sorts. We ate so well and felt so looked after (part of the family).
The property exceeded all of our expectations: well maintained, very clean and quiet.
Rooms are equipped with everything you need so you can have all the comfort to enjoy a perfect holiday: kettle, coffee maker, cooking hob with pots and pans, very comfy bed and spacious bathroom.
Each day the cleaning lady came to our room and changed our bins, towels and hoovered.
Just across the road there's a beautiful beach with pebbles and gorgeous, clean water. 10min walk from the property is the port of Nikiana with few restaurants and shops. We found everyone very helpful and friendly. Car hire is highly recommended. We drove around the island and visited the most beautiful beaches, villages and monasteries all recommended by George.
All in all a wonderful stay full of love and safe adventures.
I was pleasantly surprised to find a big garden surrounded by well maintained buildings.
Giorgios, the owner, greeted us as we arrived and gave as a tour. He is a very friendly person who puts all of his efforts in offering his guest a perfect experience. Giorgios advised us about the best beaches (Ammouso is a must visit if you're into snorkeling), where to eat and what else you can do during your stay. He was the perfect host, always willing to give us the best tips & tricks to have the best holiday.
The property exceeded all of our expectations: well maintained, very clean and quiet (our sea view room was situated next to the main road and due to the perfect soundproofed walls, we enjoyed 10 quiet nights.
Rooms are equipped with everything you need so you can have all the comfort to enjoy a perfect holiday: from aircon, keetle, dolce gusto coffe maker, a very comfy bed and spacious bathroom.
Each day the cleaning lady came to our room around noon.
Just across the road there's a charming beach with pebbles and beautiful greenish water.
When I return to Lefkada, I'll definitely stay here again.