Vilelmine

Vilelmine

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4.5
#1 of 8 B&Bs in Chania Town
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.7
Vilelmine is a lovingly renovated early 1900s building that offers every comfort & service to the traveler who would like to visit Western Crete. Spacious, high-ceiling, wood and stone, old-fashion style hotel, located in the Centre of the Chania Old Town, offering air-condition, 32" TV w/satellite receiver, safe box, balcony view for each room, kettle&espresso maker in room, fridge, ability to connect to the Internet in the room, continental breakfast. Snack bar in the ground floor area plus terrace/plaza area, fresh local beer & wine, evening cocktails !
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Taxi service
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Greek

Location

Betólo 32, Chania Town, Crete 731 32 Greece
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Rob C wrote a review Aug 2021
New York City, New York1,073 contribution157 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely small family run hotel in excellent location in old town close to bus station close to restaurants close to attractions. Antonis, Maria and the entire staff are helpful and considerate. The room was comfortable and spacious with extremely high ceiling a reflection on the age of the building. The cafe on the plaza was added plus, we did not have breakfast there every day, but when we did, it was a pleasure to enjoy simple yogurt muesli and nuts or fruits with a cappuccino. We also on occasion stopped by the cafe in the afternoon or evening for a drink.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Firelily_6 wrote a review Oct 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom28 contributions22 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely building with lots of character. Our room was huge with a small mezzanine that could've fitted another bed if there were three of you. Balcony with lovely views over the square with chairs and table for people watching and you could even see the sea, just! Perfect location right in the centre of the old town but might be a but noisy in high season (though the soundproofing was good). Staff were really friendly, particularly the lovely cleaner who did an excellent job and greeted us cheerily every day! Spotlessly clean and smelt gorgeous, proper coffee machine and fresh water in the fridge refilled every day. Excellent service all round, would recommend
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Second floor overlooking the square was perfect
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David B wrote a review Sep 2021
Leicester, United Kingdom105 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a beautiful hotel in a lovely setting, overlooking the main square in Old Chnia. We were lucky to have a double room with a balcony, overlooking the square. The building itself is historic, and the rooms still keep the period charm. They are cleaned every day, and are immaculate in their simplicity. Chania is also a great city to visit. The old town is vibrant, with a fantastic choice of restaurants and there is a very decent beach in the New Town within walking distance. We used it as an entrance into Greece, as we island hopping, but it stands in its own right as a place to visit.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Try to get a room overlooking the square.
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Morgan L wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The owner is very friendly and accommodating. She even offered to let us change rooms to a lower floor when she saw my friend struggling with the steps. She helped us with our luggage, and kept our bags locked up while we waited for the new room to be ready. The hotel is beautiful and has so much charm. Each room is unique and clean. Hotel is close to the harbor, and many shops. You won’t regret your stay here.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Laura D wrote a review Sep 2022
8 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location, service, hospitality were all top notch. We did at times hear music from outside and noise from the street when trying to sleep, but that should be expcted as this is not a high-rise hotel and it is located right in the center of a small plaza . I loved this hotel as it had more of a home town feel, which I love when traveling to other countries. Location is convenient as it is near to and leads to the walkways to Old Town Chania, the harbor, and outside streets. There were only 2 of us but we rented the room for three giving us more room to be comfortable in. It was like having two separate rooms. The staff were all super sweet and greeted us with each passing!!! Would return here if I ever stay in Chania again.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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lia k wrote a review Oct 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the best places to stay in Chania. It is in the heart of the city centre and the old harbour, close to everything and the best option to enjoy a coffee or a drink.. The staff is amazing, so helpful, welcoming and polite. I can't wait to stay there again!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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nancy a wrote a review Sep 2022
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Centrally located, historic building in the town of Chania, island of Crete, Greece. Within minutes of the beautiful harbor, shops, restaurants, cultural activities and more. Local beaches very near too. Delicious, traditional Greek food, ambience (check out the elegant Toponas Quarter) and night life. Generous, kind and welcoming staff at the hotel! Enjoyed having my own shuttered balcony and BnB service. Efcharisto Vilelmine!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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stephensonf2510 wrote a review Nov 2005
Victoria, Canada1 contribution11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed four nights at the newly opened Vilelmine Hotel in early July 2005. Our stay was at the end of a two week holiday on Crete and Santorini, and preceded a one week visit to Paris. Although we had good accommodation wherever we traveled, the Vilelmine was the gem of the 7 hotels we stayed at during our holiday.

The Vilelmine Hotel is ideally situated near the centre of the old town, close to shops, restaurants and the historic harbour. It has been completely refinished inside and out, and all the workmanship is very high quality. The hotel has ten rooms in a variety of sizes and styles. We stayed in room 104 which faces north and overlooks a square and small cathedral. The features of the hotel are described on the hotel’s website, so I won’t repeat them here, but I will mention that our room had a very comfortable queen sized bed, a separate sitting room, a three piece bathroom and a very quiet and effective air conditioner. The balcony overlooking the square was a wonderful place to sit in the evening with a glass of wine and watch the tourists making their way along Halidhon, down to the harbour or up to the square or the bus station for the crowded bus trips back to their hotels.

On the main floor is a dining/bar area where breakfast is served in the morning and where guests can enjoy a drink in the evening. For travelers who want or need to stay connected to the internet there is wireless internet access.

Our room was very comfortable and spacious, but it was the hospitality of Antonis and his family that made our stay really memorable. We truly felt that we were guests of the hotel and the family. We highly recommend the Vilelmine Hotel for any travelers looking for good value and excellent accommodation in Chania.
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Date of stay: July 2005
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Michelle M wrote a review Nov 2006
Morristown, New Jersey30 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We can't thank Antonis enough for his wonderful hospitality and management of this gem in the old town area of Chania. When we realized our only way out of Santorini on our departure date to Crete was a 5:40pm Flying Cat to Iraklion and a 3 hour bus ride to Chania, Antonis did not hesitate to stay late to wecome us and make sure we were settled for the night. The room (204) was just as pictured and was immaculate. There were fresh flowers by the bedside and a cute balcony which looked over the church and gave us a partial view of the harbour. It was the perfect centralized location for exploring the area. When we decided to check out Crete's varied countryside on our own (you must!) we rented a little Daewoo from Telles Travel right up the street. The salespeople were very patient and helpful and we got a great price too! Highlight of our sidetrips: Elefonisi Beach. It is a beautiful drive to get there and once you arrive...heaven! The sand is silky and clean and the water was quite comfortable (November 1st!). The water on the bay side could be waded in for many meters without having the water go over your knees. We even got a few pictures of my husband and I "walking on water" in one of the barely submerged sand bars out in the bay. It was way past tourist season so the dozen or so people who had taken the bus left on the last one at 4pm. My husband and I watched the sun go down alone and savored every moment. Every night we knew that we would go back to our spotlessly cleaned room and recharge comfortably for another exciting day of exploration. As a last example of the owner's generosity, our flight to Athens didn't leave until 11:30pm so he let us use our room throughout the day. He arranged for a taxi to pick us up at the appropriate time and called us when it arrived. So many good memories. We hope to return to make more! Many thanks to the entire staff at the Vilelmine S.A.!
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Date of stay: October 2006
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Stay33926 wrote a review May 2006
United States3 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Vilelmine is an ideal base from which to explore the incredible beauty, history, and culture of Chania. The four-story hotel was beautifully renovated by a young brother-sister team that grew up on one of the floors of the home. The hotel is located on a picturesque square next to a historic cathedral in the heart of Chania within walking distance to numerous restaurants and shops. We spent our days exploring the many beautiful narrow streets and pathways that make Chania unique. The hotel itself is a site for anyone that appreciates historic preservation, adorned with pristine hard wood floors and lovely fixtures. Rooms are tastefully furnished and equipped with individual balconies with views of the city.

What made the experience special was the family that ran the hotel. They took pride in what they were able to create and went above and beyond the call of duty to make our stay a memorable experience. If you are lucky, you will have the opportunity to converse with the brother-sister team and their lovely mother who will make you feel as if you are a guest in their home. Breakfast is served in the beautiful downstairs café where Tony or his sister will make you a double espresso to go along with a variety of breakfast items including their mother’s homemade cookies. We highly recommend Hotel Vilelmine to anyone that wants to experience the memorable city of Chania.
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Date of stay: May 2006
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kathie G asked a question Jan 2024
Canton, Michigan21 contributions2 helpful votes
Are Antonis and Maria still running Hotel Vilelmine?
Answer from Antonis T
Chania Town, Greece1 contribution
They sure do! Thank you for your interest in us! Kind regards, Antonis
emelda_11 asked a question Jul 2017
Ulverston, United Kingdom2 contributions9 helpful votes
Do all rooms have a kettle, is it shower or shower and bath
Answer from Antonis T
Chania Town, Greece1 contribution
All our rooms (except one hat has a bathtub) have showers. All rooms are equipped with a kettle and an espresso machine. Tea, instant coffee and espresso (plus sugar and milk) are included in the room - gratis. Also gratis is the basic minibar (water and sodas). :D
Answer from Antonis T
Chania Town, Greece1 contribution
Hello to all potential guest and visitors. The hotel is reachable by car only 07.00 to 11.00 in the morning. Then, after that period, there's a _ban_in_traffic_ imposed by the municipal council, as there are crowds of people walking around the pedestrian cobbled streets. Unfortunately, the aforementioned arrangement does not reflect on Google maps or other GPS software, as it is based only on council’s decisions over the years - alas, they haven’t passed it onto a proper traffic study that would become part of the Greek state’s mapping system. So, especially Chania’s _Old_Town_Map in regard to driving is usually inaccurate, you’ve been forewarned! Parking indeed is quite hard to find, especially in high season and depending on the return time into town (i.e. coming back to town 18.00 gives you much more chances to find a parking spot on the street side, as opposed coming back 21.30 on a Saturday night). One way to beat that, is to rent a car with an affiliate agency of us - as they have their own parking in a walking distance (~1km.) But really, what should you look for, if you already have hired a car? Usually, I ‘d recommend to people that they find a parking spot to the west of the hotel (Pireos Str. and its surrounding streets) as there are no penalties for parking in an “old town citizen’s parking space – only!” or parking in “limited & controlled municipal parking spots”. Of course, if the time is right (early morning/late night) and you’re tired of driving, you can use those spaces, 99.9% you wouldn’t get a fine and then you can move it after you’re settled in with us and we ‘d have shown on the printed map how things are around here. Kind regards to all, Antonis ps. We could have been more detailed but unfortunately Tripadvisor is restricting the use of external links in their forums :/ We're always happy though to provide more detauiled info to our guests via e-mail :D
Answer from Antonis T
Chania Town, Greece1 contribution
Dear Guests, our hotel offers baby-cots for your toddlers. Our hotel does not have an elevator. Also, our hotel does not have a parking space of its own (see other answers here on that matter). The questions that are not answered here, are answered in direct contact with our guests, as they involve requests and detailed answers are given with links over e-mail. Thank you all :D
inopinate wrote a tip Jul 2023
Thessaloniki, Greece94 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No parking…."
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Firelily_6 wrote a tip Oct 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom28 contributions22 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Second floor overlooking the square was perfect"
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David B wrote a tip Sep 2021
Leicester, United Kingdom105 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get a room overlooking the square."
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Robert Z wrote a tip May 2019
Thessaloniki, Greece3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be warned - the church bells are loud & close to the hotel"
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yanpa2018 wrote a tip Sep 2018
Vafes, Greece6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The suite on the 3rd floor is something else!"
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PRICE RANGE
$80 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
vilelmine s a chania
LOCATION
GreeceCreteChania PrefectureChania Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vilelmine
Which popular attractions are close to Vilelmine?
Nearby attractions include Greek National Football Museum (0.2 miles), Alexia Handmade Jewelry (0.06 miles), and Peacock Tail Bar (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vilelmine?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Vilelmine?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Vilelmine?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Vilelmine?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fresh Point Juice Bar, Oinoa Wine Restaurant, and Laganon.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vilelmine?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Vilelmine?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Firkas Fortress (0.3 miles) and Venizelos Graves (2.2 miles).
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