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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Open in winter. The owner German Lena is an architect who has lived in Chania forever. She has converted a Turkish house into a charming pension. My room on the first floor was en suite and cozy with a kettle and a fridge. The essentials in life. Wifi. Breakfast E5 is on the top floor open space or could be... More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

I stayed at Pension Lena 20 years ago. I liked it then so decided to go back again. It is still a funky place with a great location near the old town. There is a great little restaurant around the corner that has live music on Friday evenings.

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2 Thank Philip D
Vancouver
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75 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Pension Lena, awesome location in relation to the old Harbour. Our room was well appointed and clean . It had a nice old world charm, and I would not hesitate to stay there again, the price was very good. Chania, was our fave spot on Crete, it's worth a more then a few days stay.... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

We are just coming back from Chania where we had a reservation for ‚Pension Lena’ for 2 nights. We had done the reservation some weeks earlier. When we arrived in the evening, the door was closed, obviously Lena had forgotten. When contacted, she notified us via text message without explanation or saying sorry that we are hosted now in a... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We stayed at the Minoos house for 10 days and I can easily say that it was one of the best holiday decisions we ever made. The house is located very close to the old town, it is actually in the old town just not in the center of it, which is better since your are away from the crowds.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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101 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

We were there some time ago (2010 or 2011), so things may have changed, but we had a wonderful vacation (one week) here. Placed perfectly very near to both harbour and central city. We had a very charming room, but we saw another room, which we wouldn't have stayed in. As I understood, that room was only used to backpackers... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

This was a horrible experience. Lena (the owner) must have bought a house belonging to an elderly person and turned it into a pension, without clearing anything, cleaning anything or moving any of the last homeowners knickknacks. We are seasoned travelers and can put up with a lot. However, the carpets were very dirty, the beds sagged terribly, and the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We arrived in Old Chania with three days accomodation booked (but needed a further 2 nights to find somewhere else). After the third night we wheeled our cases around looking for somewhere new and stumbled across a cleaner outside one of Lena's properties (Lena has a few in the Old Town it turns out). The cleaner rang Lena, who took... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

I spent 2 months(June-July 2013) in one of Lena's studios and could not have found better accommodations for the price. The room was nicely appointed in a European style, and had everything an American could want or need: WIFI, a big comfy bed with lots of pillows, coffee maker, iron, A/C, a little kitchenette, pots, pans, use of a washer,etc.,... More 

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Toronto
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2013

I feel bad to use such a harsh word in the title but it really captures our experience and the room we got. Not sure what happened as the room we had was definitely not one of the nice images I saw in the pictures here. I believe the owner bought an additional building on the street to expand her... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pension Lena has five tastefully restored traditional Cretan houses in the most interesting parts of Chania near the Old Harbour, two let as comfortable individual rooms and three available for the private use of families or larger groups. All rooms have air conditioning, en-suite shower, safe, hair dryer and iron, and some have free WiFi. Young children can often stay free, we take Mastercard and Visa, and speak English, German, Greek, Italian and French. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pension Lena

Address: Odos Theotokopoulou | Ritsou 5 & 17, Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Price Range: $62 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pension Lena 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Don't take the room on the floor ground - it has no windows.”
 of 5 bubbles arnebak, 14 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Check that you have full blinds on the windows - we didnt, so got a very early start!”
 of 5 bubbles Suizygchild, 11 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Top floor near the terrace was truly wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles Cherrymountain, 12 Dec 2012 | Read review
“If you find a room you really like, try and stay at least a few nights so that you will have the memory, and maybe move to something more affordable later!”
 of 5 bubbles Timothy2003, 22 Jun 2012 | Read review
“Families should definitely stay in the house.”
 of 5 bubbles MAGA84, 2 Apr 2011 | Read review
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