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“Bad taste in mouth...”
Review of Samaria Pension

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Samaria Pension
Ranked #6 of 7 Agia Roumeli B&B and Inns
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Stayed at the Samaria Pension last week. I have to say, Agia Roumeli / Samaria Gorge was one of the highlights of our trip, and the room we had at Samaria, with a big balcony looking out to the sea and the mountains was, for the price, an absolute steal! We had our ritual happy hour drink on the balcony each evening to watch the sun set before dinner.
The owner is a big personality, and makes you feel extremely welcome as his guest. Unfortunately the guest/host relationship involves an immense amount of pressure to eat at his restaurant. After he "caught" us eating at another restaurant one evening, his demeanour completely changed and we never again experienced the warmth he showed us on the first day.
If his restaurant had been overwhelmingly good, we may have been happy to eat there every meal. Unfortunately it wasn't, and we found much nicer food elsewhere. Creeping around town at meal time, feeling guilty and nervous about getting 'busted' again put a negative tinge on the whole experience. Out of a weird sense of loyalty we did eat breakfast there every morning, which was repetitively underwhelming.
In summary, honestly, the room was brilliant, but if I were to go back I would stay at Calypso. I can't vouch for the rooms, but the food in the restaurant and the staff are top notch.

Room Tip: The rooms on the west side have nice balconies
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here after walking down the Samaria gorge. It is in an excellent position overlooking the sea and we had a pleasant room with a balcony. However, during the night, I was woken by the sound of water dripping and found the floor awash. Fortunately, the rug on the floor had soaked up quite a lot or our backpacks etc which were on the floor would have been soaked.The owner said it was from the air- conditioning and seemed to blame us for using it! We had turned it off in the middle of the night - if not, the mess would have been even worse.
We were obliged to eat here as part of our booking and the food was quite good; however, I was surprised that there was no black tea - the only place we stayed in 2 weeks which didn't have it - and our very expensive orange juice was watered down and tasted like juice from a carton.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
Thank tryfan
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Reviewed 13 October 2014

We were here for the weekend. Had a fantastic time. Hotel was super. Clean and big room. The onwers were very friendly and helpful. They have a great restaurant with good food. We will definately be back next year.........Relax time to the max!

Stayed: October 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Paulomary M
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Reviewed 13 October 2014

A very nice hotel and restaurant. Very nice staff and a nice welcome after a long walk through the gorge. The hotel has nice clean rooms and perfect working airconditioning. Restaurant has a amazing range of food and taste just great. I will return again when I can!!!

  • Stayed: October 2014
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Thank Manuel L
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Really nice place to stay. Clean nice aircon rooms. View both See and surroundig mountains. Restaurant serves delicious food, and staff is very frienly. We got ride to Gorge by ovners brothers car for free.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Agia Roumeli | 73011, Agia Roumeli, Crete 730 11, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Agia Roumeli
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Ranked #6 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Agia Roumeli
Price Range: €32 - €51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Samaria Pension 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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