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“Nice service, food and room :)” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Restaurant Lefka Ori
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Sfakia
Certificate of Excellence
Finland
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice service, food and room :)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

I got a double room with aircon and balcony for a good price. The bedlinen could have been newer but didn't bother me :) Nice service and good food in the restaurant I ate twice. Also possibility to pay by credit card was a plus

Can recommend :)

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Antwerp, Belgium
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

standard room - not brilliant - not terrible - nice village - lovely crete!
They also have a restaurant which is on the waterfront and is one of the better ones in Chora Sfakion. Try the bakery in town!

Room Tip: ask for a seaview room
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

One can experience some of the best Sfakian food on offer in this village if was to wander along the waterfront towards its western end to the Lefka Ori. Run by Kyrios Andreas and his handsome three sons they offer traditional food of the best quality and a service to match. This is one of the favourite places that repeat visitors to Sfakia tend to gather, especially in the evenings, after a day’s walk up the Sfakian mountains, the Lefka Ori, after which this restaurant and hotel takes its name. Its beautiful location on the waterfront with its views over the small harbour and beyond over the south Cretan Sea and Gavdos island is an ideal location to relax and enjoy some superb food and service. We have been going there for a number of years and both my wife, who prefers mostly vegetarian food, and I who prefer mostly meat and fish, have always enjoyed the food; either the precooked that one can see in a window display and from where one can select what is on offer (and one can combine a bit of this and a bit of that if the temptation is just too much to make a choice), or order grills (meat or fish, my favourites are lamb chops or Sfakian spicy sausages) to be served together with whatever one wishes. No request is too much for this restaurant. But my favourite is Kyrios Andreas’ fish soup. If you are lucky and it is available on the day (a special sign indicates when it is on) don’t miss it, a large soup plate would be all that you will need to satisfy and the most voracious appetite.

The service by the three brothers is most helpful and attentive without being too intrusive and if you are lucky, you might be even served by lovely Maria, the fourth sibling of the family that comes on the weekends to help. And when the meal has finished the traditional offering of a plate of fruit or sweets with a small bottle of raki, the local digestif, appears as by magic, a long Cretan tradition of the restaurateur thanking you for coming to his place. And quite frequently you will see people gathering from various tables together to meet others and talk about their experiences walking on the mountains over another glass of raki, or two. It is not only the food and the service that makes Lefka Ori an attractive place for a meal but the whole atmosphere of the location and the people that gather there, all under the attentive eye of the Fasoulakis family.

We have been coming to Sfakia for a few years now and I would highly recommend Lefka Ori to any visitor to this wonderful part of Crete.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

An inexpensive base for an overnight stay, this Hotel provides an option of walking the Imbros Gorge even on an ultra low budget.

Chora Sfakion is a sleepy little community around a small bay with restaurants lining every inch of the water front. The arrival of a ferry brings the place to life for a while with a fresh influx of people, many of whom simply pass-through on their way elsewhere.

Probably too quiet for anything more than a couple of days stay, but if you found the Samaria Gorge hard going, a reviving day's R&R in Chora Sfakion is worth considering to ease the weariness out of tired legs.

Access to our rooms involved a short steep climb, however, the lasting memory was of sleeping with the window open, listening to the waves lapping the beach. A basic room and bathroom was what was provided, and the room rate reflected this.

The first bus to the top of the Imbros Gorge, about twenty minutes ride away, left at 7am, which meant we were deprived of a hotel breakfast. The nearby bakery, however, had amassed more than ample supplies of freshly baked mouthwatering delights to satisfy all tastes, sweet or savoury, before boarding the bus.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Gorizia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

We loved this place, simple, clean, excellent food, very friendly family. If you want to relax, have good food, plenty of things to do and just enjoy the simple beauty of the place, this is where to go.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hope Valley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

The rooms were what we come to Crete for, very simple with shower and toilet as we were either out walking swimming eating drinking, or on the balcony overlooking the sea or asleep in bed. The village is quiet at night and the beds OK so we slept well. The owners were welcoming and friendly. If you wan luxury go to the North Coast, if you want beautiful scenery, to walk the gorges, swimming and food from local ingredients then come here.

Room Tip: We had 1 which overlooked the sea and 3 which had a side view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Firstly, i wouldnt recommend staying in hora sfakion at all. The town is boring and there's nothing to do. We stayed there on the way to glyka nera, and we slept two nights in lefka ori. The family which owns the place was very nice and welcoming and the restaurant they own was good, but the room itself was the worst we stayed in in crete. My gut feeling is that all the rooms in hora sfakion are on the same level, so if you're driving by, try spending only one night there. Other than that, the water pressure in the shower was horrid, really, so i would encourage you to sleep in the other hotels (xenia looked nice from outside) and eat at lefka ori.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Restaurant Lefka Ori
Address: Chora Sfakion, Sfakia, Crete 723 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Sfakia
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Sfakia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Restaurant Lefka Ori 1*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
10 good-sized rooms at very competitive prices, and two studio apartments.Most rooms have a balcony, many have a sea view and air-conditioning and all have private toilets and showers. The studio apartments are suitable for four persons and consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen.Free Internet acess/Welan is of course also available for our guests! The view over the sea and mountains from its two balconies is splendid. Andreas´ sons or his daughter Maria will be glad to show you the accommodations.  ... more   less 
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