we heard about pension nora from trip advisor postings and took a chance on this best kept secret in an excellent location by the harbor. our charming blue room had high ceilings, great views of a quaint street, and was in an old restored house. the few rooms shared a nice private balcony, which is a great place to have breakfast or an evening drink. you can't beat the 35 euro off-season price for the value and location. only drawback is sub-par plumbing (typical shower, etc.. in greece).
note if you are flying into chania, you'll need to take a cab to the hotel as there is only 1 or 2 buses a day. the cab is about 25 euro, so best to find a like-minded person to share a ride to the harbor and split the cost.
don't miss tamam restaurant, just down the street from the hotel and located in a former turkish hamam.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pension Nora is a grand old building that dates back to the Venetian era. It has large sunny windows, wooden floors and high ceilings and has been decorated with woven Cretan rugs and traditional furniture. The two large balconies offer views both towards the sea and the White Mountains. An ideal location as it is just around the corner from the harbour and just a five minute walk from a safe and sandy beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pension Nora Chania, Crete