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“Splendid situation” 5 of 5 stars
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Silde Apartments
Old Town, Chania Town, Crete, Greece   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Helsinki
2 reviews
“Splendid situation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Absolutely a fantastic situation, right in the middle of the old town, i.e. in the middle of everything. The owner of the studios was very kind and helpful and gave us good tips with maps. Our studio (bedroom, living room, kitchenette, bathroom, two small balconies) was very clean and they even changed the sheets and towels every day - like in a luxury hotel!! The beds were comfortable. Because of many stairs the upper rooms are not maybe the best choice for (elderly) people with bad legs. Can recommend!!

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The apartments are in the centre of old Venetian Chania, close to everything (the free town parking, the old harbour, several delicious restaurants, and shops around the corner within 30 seconds walk) and yet there is no noise, as it is at the corner of 2 pedestrian side streets which form a tiny piazza.
We arrived 30 minutes earlier than planned, without warning, but thankfully Silvia (our host) was already at the door to welcome us with the key and show us the room, which was on the second floor (the only negative point here being that the stairs are rather steep with a suitcase, but the view is more than worth the effort).
Our apartment had 1 bedroom, a living room with a kitchen corner, and a small bathroom. The bathroom was clean and modern. The lofty bedroom had a window, a high ceiling and a vast comfortable bed with crisp white sheets. As we stayed only 1 night, we did not unpack, but there is a wardrobe and a chest in the room for storage if you are planning to stay several days. The living room is very bright, as it has 2 windows (each with a balcony), but you can draw the curtains and get some shade in the afternoon if you wanted to cool down; the flat has also air-conditioning. The living room is tastefully furnished with a deep sofa couch (for a lazy nap), a table and two chairs (garnished with the welcome coffee/tea/milk/kettle and a generous portion of home-made lemon drizzle cake for our breakfast (under a cake cloche to keep it fresh), and a kitchen corner with sink and hot plates (and all cutlery, plates and pan necessary for a home-made meal). We only used 1 balcony, but on each of them, there is a small table and 2 chairs where 2 people can sit while having a coffee, and gaze upon the neighbouring rooftops (ochre curved tiles and pot gardens), the Venetian balconies, arches and elegant windows of the surrounding high storied buildings, or the few passers-by down below. It’s a beautiful spot.
Silvia gave us a very warm welcome, provided us with both a map of town and a homemade map of recommended restaurants (which was very useful – we ate well thanks to this!). After a chat, we discovered that she is fluent in at least Greek, English and Italian (and maybe more languages! ), and also accepted payment by MasterCard without any problem – a rare thing in my experience in Greece outside of bigger hotels.
This place is a gem - if you stay in Chania, do not miss it!

Room Tip: The 2nd floor is great (the stairs are steep but the lack of noise, sunshine, breeze and view are we...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Sometimes you find an apartment that exceeds your expectations and Silde belongs without any doubt to that category. First there is the location in the Topanas district, undoubtedly one of the most attractive places in Chania. Silde is located in a quiet street, between the harbor and a busier street with some good restaurants, souvenir shops and two mini markets. Secondly, the apartment itself. Ours was on the first floor and had a balcony which was spacious enough to sit with two people. The apartment (actually two rooms with a connecting door) was very tastefully decorated, had a good bathroom and a comfortable bed. The kitchen was a bit on the small side, but adequate for making breakfast and a simple meal. And finally Silvia, the owner. Every morning she was present to answer questions, give advice or just to chat. Silvia, thank you very much and we will definitely come back once to Chania and to Silde.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Silvia was amazing from start to finish. She met us when we arrived to show us the apartment, talk about the town and what there was to see and give us tips about eating. The map of restaurants was fantastic. One great meal after another. There was even homemade cake when we arrived.

The room (top floor) was the best part. Having breakfast each morning there was fantastic and a great start to the day. Internet was great and the service in the room was amazing as well. Always spotless when it was cleaned, as if we were walking in on the first day each day.

The best place I have ever stayed.

Room Tip: The top floor is the best with the terrace, however all the rooms have balconies. Even the ground fl...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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England
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stayed here in May 2012. I am writing this now because I was reminded of how lovely it was on my recent holiday in Spain. Our apartment was great - we sat on the balcony looking at the lovely old buildings and flowers around us. We felt very lucky to have found such a charming place and to have Sylvia help us to work out where or go and look after us so well. We highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My girlfriend and I spent 5 days at Silvia's and we could not make a better choice. The top floor apartment we rented was small, but had everything we may need, and the terrace looking over the harbour was simply fantastic. Silvia was extremely helpful and careful, and I would strongly suggest to contact her in case you want to visit this lovely town.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We are about to finish our second stay at Silde, and hate the thought of leaving. I would not like to stay anywhere else in Crete. Although the houses are standing close, there is a peace in the area that my husband and I love. To sit on the balcony and listen to the hum of voices from beneath, birds singing, looking at the beauty around you, is pure bliss. Silvia is a fantastic host and the apartment has everything we need. Thank you, Silvia. I would not be suprised if you see us again :-)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Old Town, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 111 Specialty Lodging in Chania Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Silde studios and apartments are situated in a small square of the Venetian quarter of Chania,the focal point of the old town with its museums, shops, cafes, tavernas and promenades. It includes two studios and two apartments. All rooms include bathroom with shower, full equipped kitchenette, fridge, air condition,heating, internet service, safe box and tv. Very close to Silde is the big beach of the town and the public parking (free). ... more   less 
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