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“Sets the standard for upmarket B&Bs”

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Mama Nena Charming Hotel
Ranked #8 of 107 Chania Town B&B and Inns
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106 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“Sets the standard for upmarket B&Bs”
Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

This accommodation has the best possible location, is extremely stylishly decorated, and had the most delightful and warm welcome. Our room came with a stunning view of the harbour as well as its own balcony area at the back. As well as the room being very comfortable, the breakfast, made with ingredients from the owners' farm, was absolutely delicious. We have only the highest possible praise for this lovely place and its owners. For us, this sets the standard for upmarket B&Bs.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Port Angeles, Washington
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

My husband and I came here on our honeymoon and we loved it!! The hotel is wonderful. The design is cozy and luxurious at the same time. Diana and Matina were both such friendly happy women we felt right at home. The breakfast there is top notch and I have never had such a good glass of orange juice in my life. The are so accommodating. We went on a gorge hike and so we had to leave earlier than breakfast is served so Diana left sandwiches in our fridge so we wouldn't go hungry. Such a great experience I would recommend this hotel to anyone!!

Room Tip: If you don't like stairs the top room is not for you.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Upwey, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Mama Nena for three nights in May 2013. The hotel is perfectly formed and beautifully decorated. Our room was perfect with a fantastic view, comfortable bed, modern bathroom and easy chairs for relaxing in. The little touches of magazines, biscuits and grappa made you feel like you were staying in someone’s home.
Breakfast was delightful with produce from the family farm and different options offered each day. One morning we headed off quite early to hike the Samaria Gorge and they were happy to put together a breakfast pack for us to take with us when we left at 6am. The only downside for the entire stay was the noise from the nightclubs surrounding the harbour that throbbed throughout the night, the only way to sleep was to wear ear plugs. Despite this I would recommend this charming hotel to all.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful, tasteful, individual boutique hotel. The best in Hania. The design & luxurious finish beats all international 5 star chains.
In fact, this hotel has the edge in many ways... Two of the most beautiful welcoming smiles on the island (Diana & Matina, the lovely hosts);
Expert local advice and ideas from them both (things to do & see off the tourist trail);
Delicious & varied breakfasts with organic & homemade produce from matinas farm & Diana's (including free range eggs; greek yogurt; fresh tomatoes & cucumber & goats cheese & lovely bread & homemade preserves) garden.
Diana also brings fresh homemade delicious cake every couple of days, our favourite being the orange and chocolate cake!
This view of the harbour from our suits was amazing.
The monogrammed pillows, gowns & slippers were an added luxury.
Whole experience was of a well polished, cosy home from home. A fantastic, beautiful hotel which made our time in Crete very happy & memorable.,
I would recommend this to everyone looking to stay in Crete. If is a jewel of a place and Matina and Diana ensure your stay will be all it can be. They are the perfect hosts.
Allan & Gillian from Scotland.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

They say that photos worth 1000 words. But Mama Nena was more than words and photos can describe. Very stylish, comfortable enviroment, with amazing view in Old Port, and details that make you feel like home. Don't miss out breakfast!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We ended our two week vacation in Chania, Greece. It was a perfect ending. Our ferry was late arriving in Iraklion and we had a two hour drive to get to Chania. We arrived about 11:30 p.m. & called Heleni, one of the owners on the phone and she gave us directions which seemed vague but were accurate. We had to park a bit a way from the waterfront where the hotel/b&b is located as there are no cars allowed. We were right on the waterfront with a delightful view of the Venetian lighthouse and all the people, restaurants and shops. It was vibrant to say the least but Mama Nena is an oasis in the center. The rooms are spacious and well designed. The beds and bedding are comfortable and luxurious. And there is absolute silence once you close the windows!
Heleni was filling in for her sister, Matina the manager, who we did meet. Both ladies are lovely and helpful and Heleni is particularly knowledgable about her town, history and politics. The breakfast was a food lovers treat. Homemade cheese, their Mom makes this and the fresh preserves as well as local delicacies made by Diane. The conversation was lively and fun. They had suggestions for itineraries and things to do that were very appreciated. The attention to detail in the restoration they did of this family home is evident everywhere. I almost don't want anyone to know about this special place so it will be mine alone.

Room Tip: There are 3 rooms. All are unique and each is a treat.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Brasschaat, Belgium
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

What a lovely hotel! Sisters Matina and Eleni (they are the daughters of mama Nena, who grew up in this beautiful old town house) made us feel very welcome, and we stayed 2 nights in 2 different rooms, both of which had a fantastic view of the venetian harbour, The rooms are spacious, quaintly decorated and very charming and clean. Breakfast was lovely, with lots of fresh (some organic) produce and delicious food, some of which comes from the family farm and some of which was made by mama Nena herself. The location in the very centre of the old town, in one of the very narrow streets of Chania, make it perfect for exploring and just wandering around. It's like a hidden treasure behind the beautiful heavy wooden door!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Mama Nena Charming Hotel
Address: 30 Zabeliou, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Chania Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The MAMA NENA charming hotel is a small, family-run boutique hotel in the Old Town of Chania and is open all year round. The 15th century 4-storey family house, converted to a hotel 3 years ago, is set along the waterfront in the Venetian port of the town. The building has been fully restored with particular emphasis on quality and attention to detail.The modern and minimalist surroundings recapture the atmosphere of the town house at the beginning of the 20th century. It offers one double room and two two-room suites. Each room and suite has its own individual décor with an unobstructed view to the lighthouse and the sea. A fine balance between the old and the new provides maximum comfort and aesthetic appeal. Carefully restored furniture, fixtures and objects blend in harmony with the comforts of a modern guest residence. Intimate atmosphere and a big smile, style and charm, authenticity and high quality are some of the main characteristics a guest can find in MAMA NENA hotel. ... more   less 
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