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“Something very special” 5 of 5 stars
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Omirou Str, Yermaniko Pouli, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece   |  
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Ranked #3 of 118 Hotels in Chania Town
London, United Kingdom
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“Something very special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have just returned from our second visit to Lefka. Last time was 2 years ago. Andreas and Evita are wonderful people and make this place such a joy. They made us feel so welcome and are great company. Usually we saw them in the evening when they came to run the bar and cook - they are very good cooks and Andreas makes a great cocktail! In the day the pool bar was run by Sarah, also a lovely person. They are all so kind and helpful. The apartment was super-clean, cooking facilities are just enough for self -catering should you wish to ( but the food is really great at the bar). The pool is fabulous and the whole complex is a real oasis on the outskirts of Chania city. You can take a very short walk to the nearest beach, there is a supermarket right opposite, the bus stop into Chania is just outside. Yes, the complex is on a fairly noisy road, but this really does not matter when you consider all the advantages. If you hire a car you can be out on the national road very easily too, and then all of beautiful western Crete opens up for you. Lefka is a gem, made so very special by Andreas and Evita. We will return, no doubt about it.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Second visit for us this time with youngest Daughter and Boyfriend (who visited 2 years ago and recommended to us for last year) plus eldest daughter. Evita & Andreas are superb hosts and really make sure everything is perfect. The apartments as always were spotless and cleaned daily, the surrounding gardens are well maintained as is the pool and patio areas. The bar and restaurant area are just what's needed for a relaxing holiday.
We will definitely be back!!!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After a 5 a.m. flight, we arrived to a little oasis, the Lefka apartments. From the moment you walk through the gate, you are welcomed warmly by Sarah, who offered us a cold drink which is just what we needed. Andreas and Evita are the most kind, genuine, friendly people you could meet. Nothing was too much trouble, whether recommending restaurants, places to visit or booking a restaurant for you or ordering a taxi. Andreas recommended some fantastic restaurants in the old town (the Italian and Stratas were our favourites). We didn't eat at the complex but the food, lovingly cooked by Evita looked really impressive, we just liked the atmosphere and ambiance of Chania town. Bus stops just outside... Sarah will give you tickets (l euros 10 cents or cab costs 6 euros) The rooms are spotless with modern showers. We stayed at the back overlooking the garden. Yes, the apartment complex is on a really busy road, you take your life in your hands to cross,(worth it though for the succulent cherries), but after a day you forget about the noise of the traffic. We went to the beach every day,about a 15 minute walk, turn left out the apartments, up the hill, turn right at the traffic lights. We used the middle section with the straw umbrellas as the water was clearer there (6 euros for bed and umbrella_. We went into Chania every night and loved all the restaurants and walking around the harbour
So, to sum up, if you want a fabulous holiday with hard working, lovely, friendly, caring hosts and staff, you will definitely love the Lefka apartments. Guarantee, you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: We originally asked for a pool view but were really happy to be at the back overlooking the garden...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Second trip to Lefka and it was every bit as enjoyable as the first. Andreas and Evita take an obvious pride in their business and keep making improvements, the new bathrooms in the apartments were an excellent addition. But the real difference at Lefka is the atmosphere created by all, laid back, friendly but at the same time attentive and informative and if you cant be bothered with the 5 minute bus journey to the old town, the food on site is as good as anything you will get their. And for all of those worried about crossing the busy road to the supermarket, dont bother, take a left, stroll up the hill for 250 yards and you will come to small supermarket / cafe. It has everything you need and you can have a lovely coffeee and cake before heading back down the road. Thanks again Andreas and Evita (and Sarah and Nicolas) we might not make it back next year but we will return at some point. Stay open!!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed as a party of 9 in the Lefka Apartments in mid May. From the moment we arrived we didn't stop smiling. Lovely Sarah looked after us all really well during the day and at night Andreas and Evita cooked up a storm. Have to say I was surprised by how good the food is in the complex, totally delicious with lots of little extras thrown in by the excellent hosts. The apartments are lovely and appear to have recently been updated such as the lovely rain showers and flat screen TV. My son was delighted with the excellent wifi and the pool. This place is a total find, we can't wait to return!

Room Tip: Try the food, it's great.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Stayed at Lefka apartments already for the second time, when we arrived this time it felt like home. Extremely friendly owners, always there to help and advise whatever you need. Apartments are fully equipped, clean and you'll be welcomed with a bottle of wine and some own production olive oil. Big pool with sun beds around and a bar/restaurant serving snacks during the day and full diner for those interested. Supermarket just over the main street and the beach is very close by. Great value for money, I usually pay twice the price for lower quality apartments in Croatia or Spain. If you want to have a great time, for a very reasonable price, and experience Cretan hospitality, this is THE place !!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Main negatives, though beyond the control of the owners, during our stay were:- noise from the road. (To be fair, this is, in effect, mentioned on the website. They have tried to reduce it through fencing and hedging.) Noisy local dogs- sorted by shutting the windows at night and using the aircon!
Actually, the main road is not all negative as one has easy access to buses, and there is a decent supermarket opposite.
The location is not bad all considered: if you go into Chania it would be noisier, and if you went further west there is about 8km of very tacky area at Platanias (?SP)

Apartment was small and basic, but adequate for 2. Bathroom was cramped, but , again, adequate.

Nice beach about 300m away. The redundant buildings mentioned in a review of 2012 have been bulldozed.

c 2km walk to Chania along the beach or land just inland of it was nice.

If you have a hire car- almost a "must" IMHO, then it is a good centre for visiting anywhere in west/central Crete.

Delightful, and helpful, staff.

So, why rate it four? (V Good) It's inexpensive at c £50 per night for two people. Similar places on the beach are c £100. So, as a whole....

All in all a good deal.

Room Tip: Personally, I'd go for the back- no pool view but less road noise.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Chania Town
#3 Family Hotel in Chania Town
#8 Romantic Hotel in Chania Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 
Also Known As:
Lefka Apartments Hotel Chania Town
Lefka Apartments Chania, Crete

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