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“Beautiful holiday - would recommend it”
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Lena Apartments
Reviewed 23 July 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, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

We spent 1 week at the Lena apartments and could not fault it one bit! It is a lovely family run business who are always around, very friendly and attentive. Immaculate, good sized rooms, with a safe and air-con. We had a rear facing room, with a balcony that caught the last of the days sun. Pool bar had a good selection of snack foods and drinks at a reasonable price. Nice pool with pleanty of sun-loungers. It is a 5 min walk to the main square, and practicaly on the beach! Definatly recommended!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank munglebean
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

elounda absolute gorgeous! lena apartments sit right across from the beach , easy access. rooms basic but very nice , clean and bright. food good and pool very nice, you can see that they have taken the time to make it s beautiful and enjoyable place for you to stay would return back, the family who runs the hotel very friendly and welcoming. The lena is just along the road from where everything is and is accessible and near everything. my two children of 14 and 16 went , there isnt asmuch for them to do but there are bars and cafes with pool tables etc and they went off on their own wondering off on walks and exploring elounda as its such a safe environment and very friendly , i would recommend the lena and would be the place a hope to return to when i return,

Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
5  Thank shannonreid95
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Reviewed 11 October 2010

Elounda is still beautiful and would definately return but NOT to the Lena!! Although we had a lovely view from our balcony over looking the bay - the cleanliness left much to be desired!! The pool was a disgrace - we only saw it cleaned once and by the end of our 2 weeks was full of all sorts.

Appartments are basic which we expected having travelled to Crete for many years, however, we were lucky with the room we were allocated, some are awful. In desperate need of refurbishment!!

We were given a half hearted greeting on our arrival and it soon became abuntantley clear that unless we were prepared to spend all our money in their bar then they didn't want to know us!! The only time we were spoken to in the 2 weeks we were there was to ask us to go to their bbq!!

The location of the appartments are ideal as are situated just across from the beach. There are some very nice restaurants nearby - especially the Cypriana!!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank suzyd1948
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Reviewed 30 September 2010

Fantastic location, apartments basic but clean. Can be a little noisy for young children at night if you are right next to the bar/pool area. The beach is perfect for young children. The family were really friendly but, as some other posters have said, extra charges were sprung upon us as we were leaving. We refused to pay the charge for the safe as it had not been explained to us as we checked in and we had not used the safe. Everyone else in our party also refused to pay. We felt a little cheated by the owners attitude over these hidden charges and would make me think twice about going back to Lena, which is shame because we had a great holiday.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with family
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Thank lollyalex
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Reviewed 11 September 2010

Just returned from a week at the Lena Apartments which we thoroughly enjoyed. The Family are lovely people and take very good care of you. We had a studio apartment which was a good size and had everything that we needed. Greek apartments are basic as a rule, but that is part of the culture, we had no complaints. Thank you John, Maria and Family for making our holiday such a success, we will definately be back.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Una67
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Reviewed 29 August 2010

Read several reviews of these apts AFTER I had booked - and was apprehensive as to what I would find - however my overall impression was good (it is very overpriced by the travel company who advertised these apartments though). Some reviews suggest infrequent and inadequate cleaning - but this was not my experience, the apt was very clean, and had been relatively recently rennovated I would say, bedding (white, crisp, clean) and towel (white and fluffy, and changed mid-week) were well laundered (note: towel not towels - previous reviews say they only give you one per person which is true, I took extra with me). The family are friendly, helpful and welcoming, and work hard to keep the apartments, bar, and pool area looking great. Other reviewers comment on feeling pressured to drink at the pool bar, or risk being ostracised (prob not spelt that right!)...I certainly did not feel that (drinking on my own would look a bit tragic!), but enjoyed George's freshly made iced coffee's and iced tea. The atmosphere is good - locals and regulars (some families have been here 2/3 times before) mixing together. As I was leaving a family was arriving - greeted with hugs and kisses, and exclamations over how the children had grown. That is what this place is about - perhaps some other reviewers should have booked into the 'boutique-style' 'spa' resorts/hotels, with their manicured lawns and electric gates, which seem to surround elounda?

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled solo
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2  Thank happywife1
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Address: Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
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Ranked #13 of 37 Speciality Lodging in Elounda
Number of rooms: 277
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Lena Apartments Elounda, Crete
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