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“Timeless”
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Lena Apartments
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Timeless”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We have just returned from Elounda and Lena apartments last night! We wanted to set a few words down to balance out some of the negative reviews that you might read. This is a small extremely friendly place to stay,beautifully situated across the road from a lovely beach.

We were made very welcome enjoyed the accommodation and the bar facilities including the bar menu.The prices were competitive compared to the rest of the village and the food very well prepared. The rooms are basic but Clean and comfortable.If you want daily maid service then go to a five star resort. Here you may actually need to tidy up bit yourself and if you splash in the shower then wipe the floor yourself but hey that's worth it to stay here. So many people we met have returned here year after year and that is surely testimony itself.

We never had any trouble with noise at all at night time so we are not sure what previous comments are about that? It is one of the quieter places we have been to.

We will return to this wonderful timeless place and we will stay at the Lena apartments if we can get in.

Don't be put off by some of the reviews on this site.

Thanks to George and his whole family for looking after us.

PJH 13.8.14

Room Tip: It's hot buy the air conditioning. Room three has a fantastic view. Go to Spinalonga and take...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

This is our second visit to Lena Apartments and we enjoyed our holiday just as much as the first visit 3yrs ago, not a lot has changed in this time which we were pleased about as Elounda is a wonderful village with just enough Taverna's bars and shops, very friendly and easy to get around. The family at the Lena make you very welcome and you almost become part of the family during your stay. The accomadtion is basic but well maintained and covers all you need for a self catering holiday. Would recomend the Lena it is small and you get to know everyone whos staying at the same time, the beach is just across the road and the nearest supermarket is just to the left and less than a 100yrds, its a short stroll to the harbour and taverna's and plenty more shops. Very good relaxing holiday.

Room Tip: If you like your sun in a morning you need downstairs on the left as you look at the hotel, late aft...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

I stayed at the Lena Apartments and I did not think much of the place,the shower did not have a curtain so the floor was flooded every day which is quite dangerous as it is easy to slip.One day there was no hot water, other times the water was luke warm and once or twice it was hot.The towel was changed once during the week I stayed there so you need to bring your own towels.The room was cleaned once during the week.The owner was not friendly at all,maybe because I did not spend any money at the bar.I felt like I was forced to give 10 euros for the safe in the room and then the owner asked for the money again after a few days so I told him that I had already paid. I did not like George at all .Our friends were staying at another apartment close by to the Lena and so we spent a lot of our time there,the owner in this apartment was lovely and very friendly.we would have much preferred to stay there instead !

Room Tip: rooms at the front have a lovely view
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

I took my sister here for her first visit abroad and she was very impressed. I was pleased it didn't let me down because this was my first visit to elounda. The apartments are just a step away from the beach and beautiful sea. They were very clean and we were well looked after there. Very pretty village and many local friends were made. Just enough shops and restaurants for the size of the village.

Room Tip: all rooms are good and well located.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Saundersfoot, Wales
2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

we read about Lena on TripAdvisor before we left after we had booked the holiday.... we thought where on earth have we booked.......... Lena is a lovely place to stay YES its basic but the owners can not do enough for you.... We are going back next year if we can get in, the only down side we had was in it was 2 single beds ( ask about the couple who dismantled the beds and sleep on the mattresses on the floor that was US) we love it there xxx

Room Tip: ask for any number room they are all really good
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leyland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

lovely place . went to the lena 11 years ago and loved it then , its not changed , yes its basic but hey we are talkin Greece , you get what you pay for , but this is a cracker , location cant be any better lovely family father john , mother maria , the son best bar man in elounda George. and daughter lena , and little pelagia georges daughter great people , pool small but nice clean area nice bar and over the small road in front of property is the beach what more could you want . resort of elounda 5 mins with its resturants and bars . the lena is a friendly place , met and made some great friends that were staying there , me and my wife had a great holiday , if you went on your own its the kind of place people would talk to you and its easy to make friends .great place.....

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

where to begin,what a nice setting but what a very unfriendly place.no toilet paper,no tv,and then to top it you had to empty a plastic bottle on terrace for aircon if you did not your terrace would flood,the staff not very friendly,service very poor,my friend and i were so upset it was are first holiday on our on.we was not made welcome at all.we wanted to come home after the second day.elouda is a nice place,but the lena not good at all.

Room Tip: dont stay there at all
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Lena Apartments
Address: Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
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Ranked #18 of 36 Speciality Lodging in Elounda
Number of rooms: 277
Also Known As:
Lena Apartments Elounda, Crete
Lena Apartments Hotel Elounda

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