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“Location PLUS!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Leone Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1st side street Theotokopoulou 18 | Old Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece   |  
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Ranked #10 of 114 Hotels in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Nicosia, Cyprus
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Location PLUS!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casa Leone is a hotel we've wanted to stay in for a while but never managed until now, as we don't usually plan our trips well enough in advance to find an available room (the hotel has only five guest rooms). This time we were way out of season, so we managed it!

Let's start with the location, which for me is unbeatable. The hotel is in a beautifully restored fifteenth century building right on the waterfront of Chania's old Venetian harbour (but see note below **). There are only five guest rooms, each one different. Two of the guest rooms, as well as the reception area, have small balconies that overlook the harbour - amazing view!!! Another room has a bigger terrace, again overlooking the harbour, which must be very nice in summer though the terrace was not too comfortable in February.

Our room was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean, kept so by the ever-helpful Maria who also provides a breakfast that seems to just keep coming - too much for my small appetite actually, though one can't complain about that! The bed was very comfortable, which I find unusual in hotels.

If you are lucky enough to stay here, it's worth spending a few minutes to read the history of the building, and its renovation by the family that owns the hotel. It is kept in a small folder at the reception.

We have stayed at several hotels in Chania over the years, and I have even given a five star review to one of those, the Splanzia hotel. I still think Splanzia is worth those five stars but then Casa Leone deserves at least five and a half because of its exquisite location.

Highly recommended.


** Note: the hotel IS on the waterfront but the entrance, like those of most of the waterfront hotels, is hidden away in the maze of tiny back streets in the old town behind the harbour.

To complicate things further, at the time of writing (February 2015), Google maps shows Casa Leone in the wrong location. Google locates the hotel on Theotokopoulou street, which is not on the sea front. In fact the entrance to Casa Leone is on a side street of Theotokopoulou (shown as Par 1 Theotokopoulou on the map: par is an abbreviation of parodos, the Greek for side street). Booking.com shows it in the correct position, the actual location is approximately 35°31′03.86″N 24°00′57.27″E. I have submitted a problem report to Google about this so hopefully this will be fixed soon.

Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is charm all around.!
People are very nice, they greet you with a try with sweet treats and coffee by the main little balcony.
Breakfast every morning is different, we got educated with Greece cuisine at breakfast. Tasty and fresh!
The room was wonderful, we booked one of the rooms with the front view of the bay. Thia is an ancient building that has been restore and made it habitable, so some of the walls and beams are original. It is a very romantic place. As it is on top of night club, in the middle of crowd traffic, it could be little noisy at night, but with the AC on, the noise banish.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Absolutely gorgeous location looking out over the harbour. Fascinating old building with great history that's been restored beautifully with characterful rooms well furnished in a beautiful setting.

Maria is charming & her breakfasts are amazing - huge amount of food and very good. Overall a really great place to stay.

Room Tip: Room 5 has a large terrace and room 3 (+ 1 other) have small balconies - all are beautiful.
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

this is a nice place at the old town at Chania....It is clean place with the best view i have ever seen at the old port at chania..I have been to the old city 9 times in the past...This place is amazing but of course it is one of the most expensive places at the old town...if it is just to stay a few days or if youi can afford it it worth it...

Room Tip: if you can afford it go for it..there is no way to reger it...
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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed here several nights as we explored northwestern Crete and absolutely loved it. We chose a room without a balcony to save a few dollars but were able to use the balcony off the lobby, which has a stunning view of the Hania harbor. The location allowed us to walk to many restaurants and other places to explore. The owner was delightful, the rooms and lobby beautifully furnished, and there were many nice touches such as towels folded to the shape of swans. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We really enjoyed staying at Casa Leone this past December. Despite the stormy cool weather in Chania, Casa Leone proved to be warm and welcoming. Staffed by friendly and helpful people, we received assistance with anything needed such as phone calls and direction. The breakfasts were way too tempting! Especially the extra thick and creamy greek yogurt and museli. The room had its own heating which I assumed also worked as AC in the warm summer months. The location can't be beat - views over the water and walking access to anything in the old town.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Heraklion, Greece
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Yet again this hotel came up trumps! We have stayed there now for five times and this time my partner proposed! Niko, Antonia and Maria are very special people and had made our room up with red roses and a bottle of champagne. We have always had very happy times staying here and this time was even more special. We always stay during the winter and absolutely love it. There are many excellent restaurants within easy walking distance and to drive up into the White Mountains to admire the autumn colours was wonderful. We will be back before too long! Thank you.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 1st side street Theotokopoulou 18 | Old Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 73100, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Chania Town
#5 Luxury Hotel in Chania Town
#8 Family Hotel in Chania Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa Leone Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to "Casa Leone" Hotel in the heart of the Venetian port of Hania. The entrance to the hotel is from number 18 Theotokopoulou the first side street you meet. The building, erected 600 years ago, has been restored in order to regain its original Venetian look with impressive results. The romantic atmosphere which prevails everywhere transports you far back in time. The Casa Leone Hotel is available the whole year. The rooms, double, triple and suites, are comfortable and luxurious. ... more   less 
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