Me and my boyfriend stayed in Alcanea 3 nights in October 2012. After visiting other cities in Crete in our rental car for 3 days, we needed a break and decided to spend the last days of our trip in that beautiful city.
Alcanea was the first hotel we visited and it was simply perfect. The prices are more than honest for the location and the quality of the amenities. The building is over 500 years old, and it keeps its venetian charm with beautiful antique wooden doors and windows. Yet the rooms are clean, comfortable and modern with very nice bathrooms. The location too makes the spot perfect: it is straight in the Old Port, but at the end of the promenade so you dont hear all the noise from the bars and the terrasses nearby. Also it is very close to the free parking spot just outside the fortifications.
The staff there is helpful and friendly, they truely do everything they can to make you feel at home. The breakfast is very good, the best we had in greece, with fresh coffee (Illy cappucino!), fresh orange juice and delicious eggs perfectly cooked. We ate so much in the morning we wouldnt have lunch.
On the second day of our stay, there was a problem with one of the rooms and the hotel had a group coming so they had to cancel our reservation and take the room back. At first we were stressed out and deceived, and tried to find another hotel. The hotels at the same price were not as nice as Alcanea and the one comparable were 40 to 60 euros more for a night than the price we payed!! And tht location was not as good. The young lady at Alcanea tried her best to find something for us and she was very nice and comprehensive. At the end, she suggested that we coud go and visit the Balos beach in Gramvoussa in the afternoon, and sleep a night in Milia which was our best night in Crete. When we came back the next day, the hotel upgraded our room to a bigger one with a terrasse overlooking the fort and the sea for the same price, to thank us for our comprehension.
I would recommend this hotel to everyone, and would go back anytime.
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