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“Great hospitality and lovely clean accommodation” 5 of 5 stars
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Omirou Str, Yermaniko Pouli, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece   |  
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“Great hospitality and lovely clean accommodation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We had been in Crete 9 nights at two different apartments prior to arriving at Lefka and we were pleasantly suprised. This one was the cleanest and most well equipped. We had a studio which was very spacious and still had a balcony. We chose to have a room overlooking the garden as I was I little worried about previous reports on trip advisor about noise but actually because they not only have double glazing but heavy shutters which can be closed at night I didn't need to worry. In fact we sat by the pool several times and still felt totally relaxed and undisturbed by the busy road. Anna ,Andreas and Evita were all really welcoming and nothing was too much for them. The garden was also beautiful. Kitchen was well equipped and even had satellite tv although we didn't watch it! When we arrived there was a bottle of olive oil and wine waiting in the room. Supermarket was right opposite and the golden beach and ag. apostolis within walking distance We also walked in to town a couple of times which took about 40 mins. Buses were right outside and only 1.10 euros to get in to town. Food is served all day at the pool bar until 11pm and all the meals we had there were excellent. Just as good asmthe restaurants in town. Definitely planning to go back again

Room Tip: Sun is on part balcony from morning until about 5pm on garden view apartment
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We arrived in Crete after a few busy days in Athens, looking for a spot to unwind. Lefka Apartments was definitely the place.

Anna greeted us on arrival and was very friendly and helpful, giving us information about the bus we could take into town and showing us around the hotel. Our room was HUGE, clean and well-appointed. We were also treated to a complimentary bottle of wine and olive oil, which we promptly consumed on our balcony overlooking the garden :)

The hotel is a little ways out of Chania proper, so the hotel is nice and quiet. It is also right across the street from a large grocery store, which was convenient. The walk into town was pretty easy and took about 20 minutes or so. We strolled into town to eat in downtown Chania for a couple of nights, but the restaurant at Lefka is really excellent. Andreas and Evita were excellent hosts and served up delicious, reasonably priced meals.

The best part of Lefka is the hospitality of the owners. Evita sat down with us at dinner each night to help us plan what to do the next day, which was really appreciated. We had planned to visit various beaches while we were in Crete, but unfortunately the weather was not cooperative. Luckily we had Evita to come up with alternative plans for us, including a visit to the Botanical Gardens of Crete and a drive through the gorge, both of which turned out to be great. Neither one of those places was listed in our guidebook, so we would have been lost without her! You could tell that she really was concerned that we have a good time on our trip, which is not a quality you come across in all hotel owners.

Sadly we were only there for four days, but I will definitely be back. Many of the guests staying at Lefka are return customers, and I can see why.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned after our third visit to Lefka (and we do not normally return to places as a rule). But Lefka is no ordinary place: where else do you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend? It's really very very special- the warmth of the Cretan sun is mirrored in the warmth you will receive from Andreas, Evita, Anna, Lily and Dimitra. They will look after you in a way that is very rare nowadays and will help in any way they can to ensure your holiday in this wonderful island is the best it can be.

The location is great as you can pick up a bus right outside to go into town or off to other places. If you hire a car, you don't even need to go into town to get going. And if you like to walk, you can walk into town along the coast passing the beach, fishing harbour, fish restaurants etc on the way. But you can also just relax by the great pool at Lefka (and no fighting over sunbeds here!) and enjoy the lovely garden that the apartments are set in, and then have a drink at the bar or some great food (do try the village sausages and the swordfish although the whole menu is so tasty)

The apartments and studios have really generous balconies where you can look out over the pool or a garden full of roses, honeysuckle, jasmine etc that fill the air with perfume in the heat. And no problems getting Wi-Fi anywhere in Lefka either - but don't worry if you haven't brought a computer as there is one for guests use by the pool.

Every year we go we see something new has been done. Lefka is very well maintained and there is a real sense of pride in all aspects of the business.

Oh, we wish we were back there now but we will be. If you go to Lefka you will return too! Many times!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Do not believe the negative review below, it must be neglected as the person who wrote it has behaved inappropriately and was asked to leave the place for the sake of other guests' peace (including myself and my family who have eye witnessed all of that two weeks ago). They did not go themselves to a better place, this is a lie - simply because there is no better place in Chania and probably on the whole island.

We - myself, my husband and our two little boys - have spent another fantastic holiday at Lefka this month and again, as ever, we were surrounded by outstanding hospitality and treatment by the most amazing hosts Andreas, Evita and Anna. Coming to Lefka for us feels like coming back home which we so happily do every year and will do again next year. Not only the place itself is charming, clean, convenient, the garden nice and pleasant, the pool beautiful and well suited for children, the food in the pool bar fresh, home made and tasty, but Lefka also serves as a perfect base not only for beach holiday but also for exploring the town, the magnificent White mountains, the island itself. Thanks to the tips and recommendations from the hosts and with their help on the car and bike rental we have made our holiday very interesting and diverse, have seen a lot of fantastic places in the western part of Crete and still haven't had enough.

I am absolutely astonished to have read the negative review below. I know exactly the person who has written it as we were at Lefka at the same time when this couple was asked to leave after staying for one day because these guests were behaving in a very disturbing and aggressive way with each other in front of other guests. I was very relieved when I learnt this from our hosts because facing aggression and strange disturbing behavior was not in my plans for that holiday and this never happens in Lefka, worrying for kids is also nothing pleasant. I was grateful to Andreas for this decision which I totally approve. After these people have left, the unique Lefka's atmosphere was restored with relaxing sunny days at the pool with Anna's cookies for the kids and pleasant evenings of tasty dinners and conversations to other guests.

We already count days till our next holiday at Lefka. Thank you Andreas, Evita, Anna, Liliy, Dimitra for being what you are and making this place so special.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I find the contribution from it ”Shem” to be very strange when their short stay was due to their behavior at Lefka. This was upsetting the other guest and they were actually kindly asked to leave.

As so many say, Lefka is an exceptional place. The apartments are not a 5 star hotel and do not claim to be, but they are comfortable. The pool area is very nice and is very well maintained. For those who hire a car, there is plenty of with private parking behind. Every year, Evita and Andreas upgrade parts of the complex – this year full wifi in every room.

I do not need to say how exceptional Evita , Andreas and Anna (and Demitria who cleans the rooms) are – everybody else has already said so much – I will just agree.

Another beauty of Lefka is the other guests you meet – not all from the same area as you and arriving on the same plane, but a mixture from all over Europe and the World. We have met so many very interesting and nice people.

Lefka is located in a residential part of Chania. This definitely not part of the “conveyor belt tourism” that is down the road. There is a main road on one side, but within minutes of arriving you cease to notice the sounds. The apartments have double glazing and shutters so traffic noise at night is not a problem (wish I could say the say the same about the wife snoring). Crossing the road is easy if you have a little patience, as there are traffic lights just round the corner, so there are gaps in the traffic to cross comfortably. Note – this is the same road that runs through Agia Marina and Platanious so no different to what you would see there.

The location also means it is easy to go in Chania centre – the bus stop is just outside with tickets costing Euro 1.10 from Anna at the Pool Bar. Alternatively, you can walk down to the beach and have pleasant walk in to town along the beach.

To finish, I will say I am writing this after my latest trip to Lefka (the 11th).

And we will be back (again and again).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Our third visit to Lefka and once again proved to be a wonderful break. Andreas, Evita and Anna really make this place quite extraordinary for both new guests and returning ones (of which there are plenty). Lefka is the only place we return to, as we generally only visit places once, but such is the pull of this very special place we will always return.

All reviews on here are so positive it's hard to understand why a negative report was just recently posted, until I recalled the events surrounding that particular guest (as we were there at the same time). Needless to say, there is another side to that story!

Such is the hospitality at Lefka, that I observed some new guests arriving. They treat everybody the same and are there making them feel welcome, dispensing marvellous cocktails, giving sensible advice on where to visit and eat and generally how to make the most of this wonderful corner of Crete.

No it's not 5* accommodation, but it is 5* hospitality and that is very hard to find. It's

We will be back in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We have stayed at Lefka 5 times and are eagerly planning our 6th visit.The previous reviewer, Shem clearly did not read the previous posts. There are regular comments about the busy road. There is no denying its busy, but the positive about that is that it gives easy access to Chania and the beach.We have never found the road or the noise problematic.
We have travelled extensively and Lefka is the only place we return to.We have never met such great people as Andreas and Evita. You will never find kinder , more accomodating folk. We feel that we are returning to see our friends, to a beautiful place and we dont care if you can get accomodation cheaper. I know where we will be going!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Omirou Str, Yermaniko Pouli, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Chania Town
#3 Family Hotel in Chania Town
#8 Romantic Hotel in Chania Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday studios and apartments, with large swimming pool, located in Chania, Crete, within 2 1/2 kms of the city centre and only 5 minutes from a sandy beach. Accommodation at Lefka apartments consists of 8 studios and 8 one bedroom apartments, with large swimming pool, beautiful garden and private parking space. The studios and apartments are spacious and comfortable. All have air conditioning, bathroom with shower and WC, large balcony overlooking the pool or garden, wireless Internet, TV, phone, safe deposit box, hairdryer, and equipped kitchenette with refrigerator, 2-ring cooker hob, microwave, coffee machine, toaster and utensils. Daily maid services and change of linen and towels every 3 days are included. Lefka apartments are open from May to October. ... more   less 
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Lefka Apartments Hotel Chania Town
Lefka Apartments Chania, Crete

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