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Reviewed 26 April 2013

Comfortably located between beach and harbor Xenia successfully exercise power of it's size in direction of achieving most important predispositions to satisfy modern accommodation demands. Everything is wide enough, rooms are comfortable and very well equipped. Beside AC, TV, fridge, personal safe, wireless internet and other "necessities" of today there's hotel parking, nice restaurant, private access to the sea, beach like terraces and most important - home atmosphere.

George, Vana, Maria & Maria are "standard" dream-team which will be your friends-hosts in the best possible manner. Those people are Xenia's real asset and treasure.

Xenia is growing, truth.. We can all see different opinions about that but that's Xenia's destiny and Xenia's way to the future. Remember the critics from "good old" times? I do remember!

A dust rises behind good horse, that's all.

We must understand that Xenia deserves to be a wealthy place. Watching the today's economic situation and super-friendly prices Xenia keeps in place for it's customers, small enlargement was necessary and very good idea. We like those developments or not, switching point of view to the owner's spot would be fair too. Xenia is way too beautiful to be affected by those several rooms it has - more.. If the quality stays as it is, nothing can be lost.

Xenia is a must for visitors to Hora Sfakion.

Room tip: Every room is good, depends how many you are and what you want. Best way is to talk to George and ask for advise regarding your needs and interests. My choice was close to the car park.. I mean the Sea is so huge I "voluntarily" sacrificed small peace of it for practical reason of being close to my car and stuff I was taking out and putting in- all of the time :)
Date of stay: June 2012
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14  Thank ______zoran______c68
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

My wife and I have stayed at the Xenia pretty regularly - usually twice a year, for the last fifteen years. Despite the owner's ugly extensions to the original building, the essential welcoming nature of the place has not been destroyed.

The reason for this is simple: Giorgo Lykoiannakis, the manager, and his partner Vana make sure that everyone is welcome and cared for. The team that surrounds them is minuscule: but standards are extremely high: Maria from Anolopolis and Maria from Vouvas have the highest standards of housekeeping and take a pride in keeping the place immaculately clean.
The addition of the taverna has been a great additional success: it is a place where you can be sure that the food is fresh and is of high quality and well cooked.

Over the years the hotel has been enlarged but is still small - though a recent photo seems to show that the owner (Giorgo is the manager, not the owner) is putting further additions on the harbour -facing rooms of the hotel.

If Giorgo Lykoiannakis ceased to manage the hotel I know that we would think seriously about holidaying elsewhere since the success of a hotel lies not in its physical entity but in the whole ambience. For the time being though, I would recommend this hotel without reservation - it is scarcely surprising that so very many of the guests come back time and time again! At times the taverna can resemble a muti-national house-party of folk who have got to know each other over several years - but there is mercifully no cliqueishness.

Room tip: All the rooms face the sea - some to the dramatic sunset in the west, some out over the south over the Libyan Sea with merely the smudge of Gavdos island between you and Africa, and the rest look into the risign sun and the harbour. The GNTO knew a good site when it saw one! And you are right on top of the sea.
Date of stay: October 2012
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4  Thank Snurdbat
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

On our recent holiday to Crete, (and being the adventurers we are), we set off from Almyrida to Chorio Sfakion, to do an overnight stay if we liked it.
The town is very small but a really lovely place to visit and the drive over the mountains was great and even stopped off at a Gorge on the way, I would say though
Some parts of the drive are not for the faint hearted.

We managed to park the car on the edge of town and walked around for a while, we then stumbled across a lovely beech with a Taverna above it.
That was it we there for the day and night so needed to find a hotel, the first one we came to was the Xenia and got a room for €45 including breakfast.
The owner was a really nice guy, we got a room overlooking the sea and the harbour fantastic, a nice size balcony, a big room, Air con, safe, Fridge,
Flat screen TV big bathroom and we could park the car at the back of the hotel which overlooked the beech we had been on.

Breakfast in the morning was fresh Orange juice nice coffee and lovely bread just enough, you could order what you liked at a small price.

We would go there again loved Chorio Sfakion and the Hotel.

J & M

Room tip: Get a see View amazing
Date of stay: September 2012
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Thank 397MichaelD
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

We found out about this wonderful hotel from people we met on our travels. Through them, we were encouraged to walk the full length of the Samarian Gorge and then stay at Hotel Xenia overnight. At the end of our hike, we took a ferry to beautiful Sfakia, a tiny resort town. We felt as if we had to pinch ourselves to make sure that this was really our hotel. It is beautifully created, and has so many large windows through which to view the sea and/or the small port. They have also given great, private access to the beach where you can swim to a set of large rocks and back. If you are lucky you may get room 303. You get a great view of the port from the large bathroom, and bedroom. The other living space/extra bedroom has large patio doors onto a balcony from which you can view both the sea view and the port. It was really quiet when we were there near the end of May, 2012 (on a Sunday night). Perhaps it is busier on the weekends, although a bit of noise from the portside cafes is always part of the atmosphere to me. Our breakfast was included, not sure if it was a "special" at the time of booking or if it is always included. I highly recommend staying at this hotel!

Room tip: Ask for 303, although any room facing the water is bound to be a good room.
Date of stay: May 2012
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1  Thank Jan094_12
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Reviewed 24 April 2012 via mobile

A great hotel for families and couples and an excellent base for exploring the rugged region

Date of stay: April 2012
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1  Thank Jon T
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