Both times I've stayed at the Monte Vardia, I have been very happy with my room and the atmosphere it provides. They have a nice pool with a outdoor bar. All of the upstairs rooms have a good view of the ocean with balconies to sit out on. The hotel is in a great location there is a good place to eat right next door and a mini market to buy snacks from. If you want to go downtown you can just take a left out of the parking lot and its a straight shot to downtown Chania it will take about 8 minutes. You'll be hard pressed to find a better staff and price.