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Mama Nena Charming Hotel
Ranked #12 of 114 Chania Town B&B and Inns
Reviewed 26 September 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, travelled as a couple
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Thank Nicole T
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Reviewed 13 September 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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Thank apallinghotel
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

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, travelled as a couple
Thank Giannis T
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Reviewed 3 August 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.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank pmancari
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Reviewed 3 August 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, travelled with family
Thank kast19
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

We spent one night at this delightful hotel in mid-July. The tasteful decor, antique furniture, and centuries old architecture all add to the charm of this hotel. We arrived in to Chania on a Sunday evening and were met by the hotel care taker who helped us settle in to our room. A bottle of raki awaited us, as did lovely smelling toiletries, and big fluffy towels. We had a peaceful night sleep and a scrumptious breakfast prepared for us with much of the organic produce coming from the owner's family farm. The portions were generous and the food was made with a loving hand. Various greek cheeses, seasonal fruits, local honey and bread and farm fresh eggs, decorated the breakfast table. Our only regret was that we stayed one night! My advice is that if you afford it, please splurge and book a room here. We certainly loved it.

Room Tip: Room on the top floor facing the Harbor is simply stunning. The sunset and sunrise were magnificent...
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank 450Kelley_L
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Our third visit in as many years. We keep coming back because it's so good. Beautiful stylish hotel with everything we could want. The hotel is a really stylish renovated (to the highest standard) Venetian building. It has stunning views over the historic harbour. Our top floor suite also had views of the snow capped mountains. It's the best in Crete. Once again Matina did everything she could to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. She's a fantastic host. Diana really looked after us too. The breakfasts are brilliant. Wish we could have brought her home with us!
We love this hotel.

Room Tip: There's just three suites and they're all excellent.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 30 Zabeliou, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
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Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 114 B&Bs / Inns in Chania Town
Price Range: £98 - £131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Mama Nena Charming Hotel Crete/Chania

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