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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at Xenia hotel, good size room and toilet, great view on the sea. Best location in town and nice little beach accessible through the parking lot with free lounging chairs and parasols. Considering that breakfast is included, great value and perfect place to explore the area .

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Caroline L
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I echo the sentiments of like many users have reviewed so far. This quaint hotel has such wonderful views of the sea and the harbor. Pretty much from every room there's a gorgeous view. Our room had charming wood ceilings and a spacious bathroom the size of a bowling alley.

What I liked best:
Balconies with endless views
Dinners of roast chicken legs w/potatoes
Cheerful and meticulous housekeeping
Great AC in room
Best OJ and Coffee
Friendly evening staff at restaurant
The sea ladder access at the back of the hotel

What I liked least:
Mattresses-so hard on my lean frame. Not at all restful.
One bedspread. Brrr.
Breakfast was rigid: egg, bread, a slice of meat and cheese, excellent coffee and OJ, but only served after 815. (Go to Marco and Niki's bakery instead!)
No washcloths. Bring your own.
Shower was handheld and made a wet mess; warm water was spotty.

For the price it's still a great deal!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Skrzypeks
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We stayed in a spacious room with a balcony overlooking the Libyan sea. Sitting on the balcony with a cold beer watching the sunset was idyllic. The food in the restaurant was excellent and in traditional Greek style, you are invited into the kitchen to see what is on offer. Try the wild mountain goat, but everything we had was superb. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful. Chora Sfakia itself is an excellent base for exploring Loutro, the Imbros Gorge and the south coast. It has a number of really good tavernas and a couple of excellent bakeries. Although it gets very busy during the day with people coming on and off the ferries, it is peaceful and quiet in the evenings. Overall, we had a great stay and at 58 euros for bed and breakfast, the Xenia was great value for money.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Colin M
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Away from the hustle and bustle, nestled in the village of Chora Sfakia, the Xenia Hotel offers comfortable, affordable accommodation, coupled with a great restaurant where you can eat tasty Cretan food (all made in house) while sitting beside the old village harbour.

But this is not the top of the bill. The gem of the Xenia is the staff, especially the manager and his wife. They provide a wholesome welcome, and respond to the guests wishes with charm and respect.

The Xenia is well located, by the sea, with beaches front and rear. These offer swimming opportunities for both the timid and experienced. The village is just a step away. There one can find a number of shops and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. And always, the Cretan welcome is hearty and genuine.

I can imagine it is very hot and humid here in the peak summer months. If this is not for you, then choose a time when the season is milder. In the springtime and autumn, the people are less stressed, and able to offer more time to the passing tourists.

In summary, my verdict.... The Xenia Hotel is a lovely hotel, in a great location, where you are made welcome by GREAT hosts.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank IrishConGer
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed 5 nights in room 303, the corner room on the top floor facing the harbour with 2 separate balconies. $70 euros/night including breakfast.

Positives
Great location looking out to sea, and the harbour being able to watch the ferries coming and going. Uninterrupted views - No roof to look over.
Free parking.
Lift.
Free sun beds and umbrellas.
Fridge in room.
Clothes line over one balcony with pegs, easy to wash/dry clothes.
Room 303 is a good size for longer stays, with a separate double bedroom, 2 TVs (which we never used), 2 single beds, 2 lounging chairs, 2 desks; and a small table and three deck chairs on one balcony.
Two balconies - but furniture only on one and we couldn't open one of the two double doors leading to the other balcony to move the furniture.
Can swim off the rocks - from a ladder you walk down.
Small beach (Vrissi) with good swimming accessible from the hotel car park, down 2 flights of steps
Braos is a friendly colourful obliging guy.

Negatives
Basic daily breakfast that doesn't change - tea or coffee, orange juice, poached egg, bread with jam. Plus two slices of cheese and ham. After a few days we went to the local bakery (there are 2 in the village) and bought pastries and just had coffee and orange juice from the hotel.
Hard beds and double is too short for tall people!
Wifi in room very intermittent- works best in restaurant.
No instructions on how to use TVs
Very difficult to find, no signs telling you where the hotel is; car park even harder to find.
No hot water until the sun comes up - but plenty for showers during day and evening.

Overall a good place to stay, attorney farac end of the village yet close to car ferry and tavernas in the village.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Skin197
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