I spent 4 nights in this hotel last weekm in late June/Early July in 2013. The hotel is run by a family that is 100 percent dedicated to making your stay the most enjoyable it can be.
Upon a call to this hotel with only 2 days notice, Elenee one of the sisters set up a rental car for me had them meet me at the port of Iracklion, where I came in by Ferry from Sanotrini. The rental car agent met me at the port and in 5 minutes I was on my way in a mini bus with my family to the hotel. Seamless ! This was very imprtant to me as I was traveling with my dad who cannot walk very well these days.
Upon arriving at the hotel, at a very late hour I was greeted with a big smile by another sister Christina, and due to the late hour all formalities were skipped and we were just handed the key and allowed the 9 of us (a mini family reunion) to go to sleep.
The rooms are clean and air conditioned however due to the geographic position of the hotel, high above chania there is a beautiful breeze that comes thru the hotel rooms. AC is likely not needed on most nights.
At breakfast the next morning I was greeted by yet another family member, their mother who showed us the buffet breakfast and then proceeded to cook us eggs to order. Extremely nicely set up breakfast with warm genuine conversation. I have to mention that they serve genuine fresh sqeezed orange juice for breakfast.
On level 2 of the hotel there is a very large veranda that overlooks the city of Xania (Chania) with a spectacular view. Small tables allow guests to sit and enjoy the view and breeze. The pool is absolutel delightfull huge spotless, and well maintained. Palm trees, grapes vines hanging out back and olive trees surround this oasis of a pool.
A quick request for a suggestion for dinner to the staff, had us driving to central Xania about 10 min by car. The meal we had was the best we had all trip. True atmosphere 4 wall roofless, live traditional Greek Music and great food for a very reasonable price.
Accessing the port to return to Piraues by Ferry we left from Souda Bay, whoch is 10 min in the opposite direction than down town and very easily accessed from this hotel....
A mini market, 24 Hour is also next door.
Service and Hoslitality with a great location, view and knowledge of the area are what I think of when rememberring this Hotel. Highly recommended to others....
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