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Eleftheriou Venizelou St. 124, Chania, Crete, 73100, Greece

This 19th-century seaside mansion on the eastern edge of town, about a 20-minute walk along the waterfront from the Venetian harbor, is an outpost of old Cretan taste and refinement. The simple yet elegant guest rooms and suites face either the luxuriant garden or the sea and have Cretan-style furnishings and beautiful kilims and fabrics. Carved-wood couches and local and family photos fill the sitting rooms, and an exquisite collection of headdresses from around the world is displayed off the wicker-filled garden room. Breakfast, a lavish spread, is often awarded the best in Chania title.

PROS

  • lovely atmosphere
  • shady rear garden
  • gracious service
  • gracious atmosphere from the sibling owners, Rena and Ioanna
  • a great sense of Cretan history—this building has seen it all
  • gracious atmosphere from accommodating staff and owners

CONS

  • front
  • sea-facing rooms can be noisy when the windows are open
  • front, sea-facing rooms can be noisy when the windows are open
  • a distance from the center in a rather nondescript area
  • some will find the furnishings intriguing, others a little eccentric
  • busy road fronts the property
  • some will find the furnishings intriguing, others will think it eccentric

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Casual
Central
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 28210-51772

HOTEL DETAILS

24 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Mar., Free breakfast

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