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Lena Apartments
Reviewed 29 May 2010

Just returned from a two week holiday with family and two young children under 5. The Lena was fabulous, idylic location with beach literally accross the road. Good size swimming pool and small childrens pool. We stayed in the two bedroom studio's which were spacious and had everything we required with 2 small children (even had a bath!!!!). Clean rooms, linen and towels changed regularly. The noise from the pool bar never disturbed our children, but then nor would a nuclear bomb!!! The whole family running the hotel were lovely, and adored the children. Great food, great prices and local bars and taverna's a 5 minuite stroll away. We were so impressed we have re-booked for next year the day we returned. Great great place, can't praise it more.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 May 2010

We have been to Elounda several times, and usually stay at apartments on the hill, but with a young child we thouht we would try somewhere in town.
The Lena apartments have a brilliant location, only 2 mins into the main square for all the shops, restaurants, bars and park. It has a pool (and child pool) and bar - with freshly made food, delicious!
Across the road is the beach and sea, so perfect for families as you can nip back when you need the loo!
The room we had (room 12) was at the back of the complex so we have a view of the mountains and acres of olive trees. Two balconys so we had the sun on one in the morning and then on the back til 6pm when the sun went over the mountains.
The room was basic (it is Greece!!) but was clean and furnished and was regularly serviced. We dont use the room much so cooking facilities dont bother us, but they are limited. Only one large towel is provided, so bring a spare!
I would not hesitate to go back, for us and our 2 year old it was perfect and i wish i was still there!!!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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3  Thank Sarah J
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Reviewed 30 January 2010

This complex needs to be bought up to date and have money spent on it. Its a shame as they could be sitting on a gold mine. We had a girly holiday last year and stayed in a 2 bedroomed apartment on the ground floor. The rooms were very basic. One wardrobe had draws with no handles and only 3 bulbs working in the apartment. We stayed a week and our 1 towel was changed once. With long hair this proved to be awkward. Like other people we only had one toilet roll to last us the week. We also handed back the safe deposit box key on the first day and when at the end of the week the father asked us if we used the safe so we reminded him we had handed back the key and his reply was to 'are you sure' and 'what did we use instead?' This of course was non of his business. Because we only bought one drink at the bar during the week we felt we were ostracised. Beware of hidden costs as they try to make money wherever they can. As we were the last people to leave for the season they still prepared to charge us 30 euros to keep the room until our pick up. Next door at MANOS apartments however could not be more happy to supply us a room free of charge with as many towels as we needed to freshen up before our flight. The MANOS rooms are lovely, clean and very modern. Therefore we have booked our next girly holiday at MANOS in May 2010 for the same price as Lena for a better, more comfortable stay also knowing we have more than one towel!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 January 2010

al.though the lena is a bit basic it was clean and friendly. My friend and i stayed 2weeks and we were lucky to have one of the larger aptmts over looking pool and beach.our sheets and towels were changed at least twice weekly .the kitchen was fairly well equiped -could have done with a toaster,we made the most of the local produce-good cheap wines ,honey, fresh bread ,yogurt and fruit and veg can be bought in the market.the food and service in the lena was very good and fairly priced and the local tavernas are all very good-even the eat for 2 menus were very good.the locals are very friendly and we felt we always got good value for money.bus services are excellant and air conditioned bus's take you all over the island at reasonable tarrif.we met some really nice people at the lena and that includes the family who run it. elounda is lovely and i would recommend the lena and elounda for a good holiday on crete.Kath and bev from somerset

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2009

Arrived at lena after a 15 hour delay (thats another story!) Very small room. overlooking a building site, luckly no one working! Bed sheets never changed once. Towels only changed once(strange off coloured white shade!) Trying to have a shower was not funny, had to do it one handed and floor soaking wet! Even told to buy our own toilet roll!! We were being picked up at 2.30am for journey home, the staff went at midnight left us on our own and even locked the toilet, had to go for wee behind a bush over the road!! Could'nt wait to leave. On a good note elounda is a nice place. Great resturants, recommend The ferryman, and nearby resturants all good. Must go to Babel bar does the best greek salad! Recomend a visit to Spinalonga, just 10 euros, spend an hour there thats all you need. Although Elounda is a nice place, won't go again.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2009

its lovely clean as its own pool bar, the family make you feel so welcome, the beach and restaurants are all round the lena so you don't have to walk far, the town is a 5minute walk, the food in the lena is very good and available all day. it can be a relaxing hoilday if thats what your looking for, or go into town its a bit more lively. us lot that go are all different ages from newborn to 83 years.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank lil9
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Reviewed 18 September 2008

elounda was fabulous,everything,bars,shops beach all within walking distance. bit dissapointed in the lena apts ,bed sheets were not changed at all the whole week we were there,only allocated one towel,which was changed midweek,but apart from that we had a wonderful holiday,and hope to return next year. george kept everything going and was great fun.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled with friends
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Address: Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
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Ranked #14 of 37 Speciality Lodging in Elounda
Number of rooms: 277
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Lena Apartments Elounda, Crete
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