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“Because it doesn't get any better!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Porto Antico
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   24 Zampeliou St & 17 Kountouriotou | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece (Formerly Athinie Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #15 of 71 Chania Town B&B and Inns
4.5 of 5 stars 28 Reviews
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Because it doesn't get any better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location & customer service was EXCELLENT. I upgraded to a suite w/an excellent view of the lighthouse. The hotel is centrally located. Balos beach is a 30 minute drive & airport is 15 minutes away. The staff made me feel at home and even placed champagne and a slice of cake in the room for my birthday. If you're looking for a the Four Seasons, book the Four Seasons. If you're looking for a family oriented establishment that's located in the heart of of the city, book here. ps if arriving after 2000 please notify hotel, the front desk closes after 2000.

  • Stayed November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Magliano Sabina, Italy
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18 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Ask for a room overlooking the lighthouse, sea but no need to go for the more expensive rooms with balcony. Complimentary Raki, charming service, breakfast at next door café and lots of restaurants within a very short walk - restaurants/bars right on the sea more expensive of course! Location in the centre of town and an easy 10 minute walk from the central bus station (we arrived direct from the airport). Suggest when travelling in Crete you bring your own sink plug as these are often not available! Bathrooms are small, clean and adequate with a decent shower.

Room Tip: Ask for room overlooking the sea/lighthouse. They are walk-up/no elevator.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wroclaw, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I and my partner had a beautiful room with a stunning view on the lighthouse. Rooms look exactly the same as on the website. We couldn't choose a better place for our holidays stay! Restaurants, taverns and shops are in the walking distance as the hotel is located in the heart of the Old Harbour. The Porto Antico team (Sophia, Dimitris, Ilias & Mary) is very nice and helpful. We were greeted by a very warm and friendly staff and we were given complimentary raki. Sophia is lovely and very friendly and she always offers her assistance. She helped us to organised transport from the Chania Airport to Hotel Porto Antico. She also helps to organise excursions and knows much about the town itself so she can recommend restaurants and places worth visiting. In overall we're very happy with our holidays while staying in the Porto Antico and recomment it!

Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
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West Clare
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

we had booked the room with the balcony, and when we were shown in there was no doubt it must be one of the finest rooms overlooking the harbour in Chania...the view out the door is absolutely to die for. The room itself is really gorgeous, 4 poster bed, beautiful wood flooring, spotlessy clean and that view again...however the only problem is the bathroom...spotless but just not up to scratch with the rest of the room...a bit dated, cramped and my personal pet hate...no plug in the sink..and despite asking staff twice for one it never materialised...very hard to shave properly without a sink full of water..however this shouldn't put anyone off...the staff are very friendly, we got breakfast sent up from the juice bar next door and it was delicious.
as other people have said, the harbour is quite noisy especially on a Sat night when the two night clubs seem to stay going until 6am..however we closed all the windows and turned up the aircon and the hum of this drowned out the thump thump from the clubs.
Overall. will def go back here and would have no problem recommending it.

Room Tip: ask for the room with the balcony, but not on a Sat night
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stayed in Porto Antico for 10 days at the and of September and the beginning of October. We had a nice and cozy room with a stunning view on the sea and lighthouse. The hotel itself is in the heart of the Chania Old Town. Complimentary raki was also very nice. Staff is always helpful, friendly and inviting. I'd highly recommend this place if you need a nice place to stay in Chania.

Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Booked for a 4 night stay. Loved it. The bed was Huge. We didn't have a harbour view but although we faced the little street behind the harbour, we had no problem with noise. Complimentary Raki in the room, very nice. There is a lovely restaurant opposite which did nice food and they had a couple of guys who played traditional greek music who were excellent. Can highly recommend as a place to stay. The staff were lovely and helpful. Great value for money. Free wifi as well plus free air con.

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

After much research we booked this hotel for 3 nights in Sept 2014, not sure what to expect as there are so many to choose from in Chania.
We received a lovely email a couple of days before from Sophia to confirm our booking and arrival time.
The property was easy to find and we loved it from the minute we walked through the door.
Check in was easy and friendly.
When we walked in our room we knew we had definitely booked the right place for us - the room was outstanding and the view from the balcony breathtaking.
The bathroom was quite basic but had everything you need.
There was complementary shampoo, soap, shower gel, slippers, honey raki and water - and a fridge in the room.
We also has the breakfast option which was fab from the juice bar next door - healthy and filling excellent value for money and recommended.... we even had the option to have this delivered to our room for a lovely relaxing start to the day. -- the juice bar also do excellent mojitos!!
The Wi-Fi worked really well too.
The hotel is amazing and certainly deserves our 5/5, lovely staff and spotlessly clean.
Cant wait to go back next year....................................

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 24 Zampeliou St & 17 Kountouriotou | Old Harbour, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece (Formerly Athinie Hotel)
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 71 B&Bs / Inns in Chania Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Porto Antico 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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