We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Xenia Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Sfakia
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 62: English reviews
Start your review of Xenia Hotel
 Click to rate
Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had never intended staying in Sfakia but were so taken with it after passing through on our way back from the Samaria gorge, we ended up staying 4 nights at the Xenia. Its hard to put into words what a magical place this is. Much of it is down to the hospitality and warmth of the people, not least...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SarahGalea
Mijas
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This year was the second in succession that my wife and I have stayed here. Just as good as the first. Rooms are clean and tidy and the breakfast good for the price. George and his staff always make you welcome and are a mine of information from the weather forecast to boat trips and bus timetables. Recommended.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Iain C
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We nearly couldn't get to Sfakia because of the Greek air traffic control strike, but in the end the strike was cancelled and we were so glad we could stay in this gorgeous small village. The hotel exceeded expectations as all the rooms have now been very well renovated, although the showers have no screens or curtains so the floor...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank cherry_bobby
Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This hotel is an absolute gem. We arrived in Sfakia by ferry from Loutro and walked to the end of the harbour to find this quiet and clean hotel. Our room was huge and we had a beautiful balcony overlooking the ocean. All for a very budget friendly price. We decided to try the restaurant for dinner and experienced one...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank thesegirlstravel
Zúrich, Suiza
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Located at the end of the small charming harbor of Sfakia (accessible by car with parking in the back), the Xenia hotel is a very quiet family-run type of estate. Our room had an awesome sea view from its balcony. It was simple but very comfortable and cosy, including a large (renewed) bathroom - absolutely clean and tidy after every...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank VinceL_DianeF
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The family have been to Chora Sfakia for the last 8 years, and have always stayed at Xenia Hotel. The most expensive hotel in Sfakia, but definitely also the best. (Expensive as in: €60 / night for 3 people). Breakfeast is included in the price which is very much appreciated. We don't tend to book in advance, which means there's...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nicklas A
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We first stayed at the Xenia in 1974 when it was the only hotel in Sfakia. It was then run by the Greek National Tourist Organisation and we very much enjoyed our stay. 40 years on, we returned to Sfakia and found the Xenia to be bigger and better than ever. It is now owned by the charming Mr Georgios...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank V581ZSdonb
Athens, Greece
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I will try to return to Xenia Hotel (room 306) some day. It has (probably) the best view (for me), but let'w be honest, all the sea-view rooms are fantastic. But even if you don't get such a room, because of its location, we can always hear the sound of the sea caressing your ears. The owner of the hotel...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank George_Lyts
devon
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very good value, very good location just by sea, helpful owner. Very comfortable, wish we'd stayed longer than our 1 night! We left behind a purse and he sent it back to us free of charge. Many thanks, above and beyond the call of duty!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank nigelom
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The Xenia hotel is in small village of Sfakia. Its right on the shore front with a beach literally a stones through behind you. The rooms are all well appointed. The one we had, face the sea and had balconies. The breakfasts were good. George and the rest of the staff are all very accommodating (especially if you have just...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ontheroadagain222015

86 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (86)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (26)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
View from Room (16)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (23)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sfakia
0.0 km away
Hotel Restaurant Lefka Ori
0.1 km away
Livikon Hotel
Livikon Hotel
#3 of 3 in Sfakia
73 reviews
5.1 km away
Daskalogiannis Hotel
Daskalogiannis Hotel
#2 of 2 in Loutro
33 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.1 km away
Hotel Porto Loutro
Hotel Porto Loutro
#1 of 2 in Loutro
187 reviews
0.1 km away
Samaria Hotel
Samaria Hotel
#8 of 10 in Sfakia
43 reviews
7.8 km away
Kallicrates Village
Kallicrates Village
#1 of 6 in Frangokastello
59 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Xenia Hotel

Address: Sfakia, Crete 73011, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Sfakia
Price Range: €60 - €70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Xenia Hotel staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Xenia Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Top floor rooms 303-306 are all south facing over the sea and slightly bigger than lower floors”
cherry_bobby, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 209 was huge and had a great balcony”
  • Balcony
  • Balcony
  • Could sleep 4 or 5
  • Showering got the floor pretty wet
  • Room 209
  • Another beach next door
  • Up the mountain
  • Magical at night
V581ZSdonb, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Sea view room (if possible) is a must.”
George_Lyts, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Top floor is best”
Fussydoll, 24 Sep 2015 | Read review
“We got a big room on the top floor, at the southeast corner of the building. The manager said it was his best room and I don't doubt it. I think the room number was 303.”
  • View to south over Libyan Sea
  • View to east over Sfakia
  • Our room (No. 303)
ChrisAtech, 3 Jul 2015 | Read review
5 of 5