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“Very basic but the loveliest people you would want to meet , great location!”
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Lena Apartments
Ranked #13 of 37 Specialty Lodging in Elounda
Reviewed January 11, 2012

We were looking for a quiet getaway, somewhere where I could do some diving and then have some good food in the evening. This place was ideal. Close enough to the habour village to walk in every night for some of the best seafood EVER ! Try the baracuda .. beautiful, also close enough to walk up into the hills to the villages overlooking Spinalonga. But far enough away that we were never troubled by any noise. The (small) beach in just across the road to the front of the appartments, a couple of euros for beds.
The owners were really friendly, but not intrusive and lots of people who don't even stay at this appartment come down to drink in their bar and have a bite of lunch.
The downsides .. the room we had was very basic and dark , we were only using it for a place to crash so no great worries but if you wanted a little luxury this isn't really the place. IF you could specify the upstairs rooms which look out to sea I am sure they are much nicer. Overall , ideal for what we wanted and to be fair it was exactly what we expected for a cheap and cheerful break. Got to say again though .. the seafood down in the habour was amazing .. treat yourselves.

Room Tip: First floor seaview
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank Jason B
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

I stay at lena everyyear the family are lovely safe boxes and air con are always charged separatly the cost of holiday is mostly airline cost and owners wait up to a year to be paid so they make there wages on bar food air con its a lovely setup at lena basic clean and friendly x

  • Stayed: June 2011
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6  Thank Oldha
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

We stayed in mid October when weather was turning. The room was basic, but clean, with regular cleaning and fresh towels. The owners are friendly and helpful. I would recommend their own barbeque, good food, plently and reasonably priced.
Pool was cold, as you would expect at that time of year, but we did have some brisk swimming sessions and it would obviously be more appealing in sunnier weather. Lena very close to beach and there is an opportunity to swim in the sea or just enjoy the great views close at hand. Would recommend it.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter and have larger balconies
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank DAVID L
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

We were first of all given the wrong apartment. Another couple had paid extra for a three bedded room but we were put in there by the Thomas Cook rep at 5am in the morning. We didn't mind moving but the owner wanted us to call the rep. The people in the three bedded room hadn't really wanted it but were told that was all that was left and had to pay extra for it, so we stayed put and they moved in on the day we left and hopefully they will get one week refund for the extra bed.

The room was spacious, and clean. It wasn't cleaned as often as other 2/3 star hotels I have stayed in and the toilet bag wasn't collected or emptied, I think it was done once in the middle of the week. The bar area was nice, but as we didn't spend any money there for the first couple of days as we wanted to explore they didn't really bother about us. Also as I had read they leave the safe key in and charge you, I handed it back on day one and got tutted at. We had a nice couple next to us who had travelled many places (in their late 60s) and they overheard the owner say he is only interested in getting as much money out of people. We only had a few drinks there when we stayed by the pool as we got friendly with other people.

Would I stay there again, yes as it was very convenient, the room was good and you would know what to expect, but I'd take some nappy sacks to empty my own toilet paper bin.

The good points is the vicinity, the location is superb and either way you have tavernas and it's only a five minute walk to the centre. Overall we loved Elounda but would opt for another apartment in the first instance, if we had the choice. Many we visited to get info got booked up years in advance, as I know this one did.

My actual rating would be good, not average but not very good, unfortunately there is not that option.

Room Tip: I don't believe you get a choice unless you are a returning visitor.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

11 of our family, 5 children and 6 adults, ages ranging from 8 to 70, have just returned from Lena. We were welcomed by this lovely Greek family and offered great hospitality in a wonderful setting. For two of us this was our second visit and we all will definitely return. The accommodation is basic but the apartments, bar area and pool are regularly cleaned. Food served in the pool bar is excellent .You must sample their barbeque food. Maria, John, George and Lena work hard and take pride in providing everything for an enjoyable holiday.

Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
7  Thank Christine G
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

Just come back from the most amazing family holiday in Lena appartments in beautiful Elounda. Lena is spotlessly clean and the appartments are good. The swimming pool and bar are fabulous - couldn't be better. The beach location gave stunning views and easy access.

Best of all was the family who run Lena. They are simply lovely. So frinedly, nothing too much trouble. They made us feel really pampered. Thank you George, Lena, Maria and John - we will definately be back.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank Hughesfamily123
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Reviewed July 23, 2011

My partner and I have just returned from a week at the Lena apartments. We had such a lovely holiday. The apartments are clean and tidy, the cleaner came round every other day & gave fresh towels. The apartments are simple but have everything you need, dressing table with mirror, bedside tables, wardrobes, fridge and hob. The beds were comfortable and clean. There is an option to use air con for an extra charge which we chose not to do and we found the temperature fine each night. The pool is lovely and clean, the pool bar is great for drinks and snacks through out the day. The beach is just across the road from the apartments so there are beautiful views day and night. The family is great and polite, they are very friendly and welcoming. The town center is only a 3-5 min walk down the road, and there is loads of restaurants and little shops to visit. We would recommend trying the Cypriana restaurant just round the corner from the apartments. Will deffinately be returning sometime.No complaints at all, great value for money!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Barker92
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Address: Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
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Ranked #13 of 37 Specialty Lodging in Elounda
Number of rooms: 277
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Lena Apartments Elounda, Crete
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