Found out about this delightful little place to stay through someone I met in Athens earlier in my trip. Pension Lena only has 4 rooms (although Lena herself does own a total of 6 properties in the old town). The ground floor is Venetian (and therefore about 400 years old) and the top 2 floors are Turkish (about 200 years old). I had Room 3 which, although small, had pretty much everything I needed included a really nice ensuite shower-room. The location couldn't have been better and the old town of Chania is a fantastic place to base yourself for a few days. Although only a couple of minutes' walk from the harbour area, this was really quiet and there was even wifi available. Greece is no longer a cheap holiday destination but at €30 a night for my room, I was pretty happy. Rooms 1 and 2 are bigger and therefore a bit more expensive Room 4 is the cheapest but it doesn't have an outside window) but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Pension Lena. Lena herself is very helpful, it's no problem to leave your luggage for a few hours after you've checked out and she'll order a taxi for you if you need one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pension Lena has five tastefully restored traditional Cretan houses in the most interesting parts of Chania near the Old Harbour, two let as comfortable individual rooms and three available for the private use of families or larger groups. All rooms have air conditioning, en-suite shower, safe, hair dryer and iron, and some have free WiFi. Young children can often stay free, we take Mastercard and Visa, and speak English, German, Greek, Italian and French. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pension Lena Chania, Crete