Although all we can really do is echo the praises that the other reviewers have heaped on Mama Nena, Matina, and Diana, we are so happy to do that. We spent two wonderful nights in this sweet hotel and left today with stomachs so full of our wonderful breakfasts, memories of our sweet room, and the warm laugh and conversation with Matina as she saw us off. We had the room on the first floor with the little balcony overlooking the harbor, and it was beautifully decorated, with a comfortable bed and everything we might need already anticipated. The shower was wonderful, and the blow dryer was a good one -- when you're traveling a lot, these little touches can mean so much. The house as a whole is very elegantly decorated, but not at all stuffy and formal. When Diana greeted us upon arrival, she told us that this is a home, and that we should feel at home. And we did, throughout our stay.
The breakfasts, stunning and huge. Any couple of bits would've made a large breakfast, but it was a whole spread. This morning there were boiled eggs (fresh from the farm), freshly made cheeses, wonderful little cherry tomatoes and wrinkly salty olives, a glass dish of extraordinary fresh fruit salad and great yogurt to top it, a basket of breads, homemade jams, a pitcher of honey, and a pancake with fresh cheese sandwiched between and honey drizzled on top. Every morning, a jug of fresh-squeezed orange juice and very good coffee or tea, as you wish.
Matina is such a great host; the breakfast table was filled this morning with 8 people, and her great smile and laugh embraced us all.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Mama Nena Charming Hotel Chania, Crete