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Porto del Colombo Hotel

Theofanous & Moshon Streets, Chania Town, Crete 73110 Greece
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#30 of 117 hotels in Chania Town

Our Hotel, an imposing, tall, 600 year old building, has gathered a rich history over the passing of the centuries. During the days of Turkish Rule, the building housed members of high ranking Turkish military who made many changes to the buildings architecture - even built a Hamam.In the garden and next to that, a room to secure their slaves (where you can still see the metallic rings nailed to the walls). In the beginning of the 19th Century, the building was used as a French embassy and later was inhabited by the great Greek political figure, Eleftherios Venizelos, who also used it as his political offices until his move to Athens, when he took power as Prime Minister of Greece. The Hotel has 10 beautiful rooms - the 2 of which are maisonettes - fully restored and traditionally decorated to provide our guests with an especially warm and welcome feeling. All rooms have modern conveniences (WC, telephone, TV, mini-bar, air-conditioning and Central Heating in winter) ensuring our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

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Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
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Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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Visions Holiday Group wrote a review May 2020
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We stayed at Porto del Colombo Hotel whilst visiting Crete on business in March. It's a great location, just a few steps from the harbour and many options for bars and restaurants. There is no elevator and so if you are on the top floor, you need to be of good health. The rooms were large and clean. The bed was very hard for me and when I mentioned it to Roula, she offered me a different room but the bed was the same. I advised it was only for a few nights and not to worry about it. When I returned that evening, I had an amazing mattress topper on my bed. It was very kind for Roula to go to this length to ensure my stay was comfortable - I slept amazingly. The breakfast offering were delicious, all fresh and some homemade offerings. Wonderful coffee, multiple options and fresh orange juice. All in all a really lovely place, family run and truly cares for the guests. Great service, especially for the room rates. Efharisto Roula, I hope you survive this downturn in trade at this current time.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
EarlFlorida2 wrote a review Nov 2019
Jacksonville, Florida420 contributions177 helpful votes
We stayed there twice on our trip to Chania. Each time they greeted us with smiles, snacks and drinks. They then carried our luggage upstairs to our room, with a lovely view over the Old Venetian Harbor (on our first trip). We had delicious, copious breakfasts each day, with freshly squeezed orange juice and endless capuccinos and lattes. The hotel was spotlessly clean. Eva, Rula and Vasiliki are wonderful receptionists. The second time we stayed in a lower floor room was some three weeks later - this time they greeted us like returning family. We recommended this hotel to friends who were equally delighted. Perfect for a stay in Chania's Old Town - the hotel Porto del Colombo is Chania at its best.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: Ask for Room #1 so you don't have to climb many stairs.
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Robin R wrote a review Sep 2019
Kissimmee, Florida11 contributions9 helpful votes
I know that others have complained about the steps. It is a small price to pay to stay in a historic hotel. The rooms are lovely, bathroom updated, and I just can't say enough about the staff. We didn't have a transfer scheduled and we called the staff and they arranged for us! Hermando met us at the drop off point outside the old city and whisked our luggage away and up to our rooms. How he does it I do not know! Eva (sorry if I misspelled) stayed late to check us in. We were greeted with drink and snacks. ALWAYS PAY FOR THE BREAKFAST. Fresh squeezed orange juice, home made pastries, home made jams - just delicious. We enjoyed talking with the staff and everything about this hotel, especially the history! Would stay there again and move in if they let me!! Thank you Porto del Colombo!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Bychkovae wrote a review Jul 2019
Limassol City, Cyprus253 contributions113 helpful votes
All was excellent. In particular, I would like to express my gratitude to the Team, which created an absolutely unique, truly home atmosphere. This is the first time in my life and among almost 200 hotels I stayed in before, when I can definitely say: I was there like at home. Warm, friendly attention and care, excellent recommendations - it was really much more than I could expect from the hotel. Then I booked the room the hotel team by itself contacted me, inquired about my preferences, necessity of transfer and other things. I`d say that this hotel matches the very high standards of hospitality.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: just stay here.
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loineruk wrote a review Jul 2019
York, England, United Kingdom34 contributions7 helpful votes
Historic hotel positioned in the heart of the Old Town. Awkward getting suitcases there from free parking and up stairs to the room but they have a porter available who will take the strain for you. Room was small but had plenty of storage space. Service was truly exceptional and I must mention Vasiliki who went above and beyond. We came back with a bottle of wine one late afternoon after a long walk and decided to sit out on the small table outside the hotel to enjoy it. Vasiliki found a couple of wine glasses for us, but also brought iced water, nibbles and fresh coffee. Extraordinarily friendly and helpful. All the rest of the staff were great too, especially at breakfast. We enjoyed Greek yoghurt, nuts and honey with fresh fruit and toast with locally produced preserves. Plenty of other choices available though. If you are looking for a hotel with atmosphere and exceptional service, this is the place for you.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$49 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GreeceCreteChania PrefectureChania Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Porto del Colombo Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Porto del Colombo Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Alexia Handmade Jewelry (0.2 miles), Peacock Tail Bar (0.1 miles), and Old Venetian Harbor (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Porto del Colombo Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Porto del Colombo Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Porto del Colombo Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Porto del Colombo Hotel?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Porto del Colombo Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fresh Point Juice Bar, To Artopoleion, and Oinoa Wine Restaurant.
Does Porto del Colombo Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Porto del Colombo Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Porto del Colombo Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Porto del Colombo Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Venizelos Graves (2.3 miles) and Firkas Fortress (0.3 miles).
Does Porto del Colombo Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.