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Pension Nora
Ranked #61 of 115 Chania Town B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 13, 2009

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.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2009

this cozy little hotel is just steps up the street from the main parking area near the port in chania. easy walking to all the great restaurants, shops and maritime museum in old chania.. Natalie and Eftihis provide great rooms and service. there couldn't be a better value anywhere. we will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank buck2
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Reviewed October 4, 2009

I recently returned from a wonderful vacation in Greece for 17 days. I stayed in eight different hotels on various islands and cities, and the only one that was bad was Pension Nora. I was horrified to wake up one morning with bed bug bites all over my legs. I've traveled all over the world and even to third world nations and have never experienced bed bugs. The two story building is more than 100 years old and not well maintained. It was very noisy from street noise, and every time someone would come into the building, it was very loud. This pension is not clean and for 30 euros for a single room, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It was a very bad experience and the attitude of the manager Eftihis was very unprofessional. I then spent the night at Pension Anemonie down the street, and it was very clean and quiet for the same price. If you would like more details, please read on.

After a very long flight from California, I spent the night in Athens and then took a flight to Chania the next morning. I arrived at Pension Nora via taxi and spoke with the manager, Eftihis. I made my reservations about a month before for three nights. He informed me that I could stay in the studio room one night and then would have to move to another room. I was very tired and I said okay. The first night I stayed in the "Natalie" studio, which has a kitchenette and is very comfortable. I liked this room because it was clean and quiet. It turns out that this room (in a another building than the main building) belongs to Natalie who is Eftihis' girlfriend and she's from Scotland. She is very nice and helpful, and rents out this room. This is the room you see featured on their website. I asked the next morning if I could stay in this room and Eftihis said that I couldn't. He said I had to move because "it was better for his business to rent it to someone else." I felt this attitude was very negative. I decided that I didn't want to move to another hotel and would just move to the other room because I wanted to see the island. I was taken to the main building, which is the two story building that Eftihis manages and doesn't own. After waking up the next morning with bed bug bites, I would not stay a final night. I told him the problem, and he was mean and nasty to me (an even better reason to leave). This pension was recommended by people on various websites so I was all the more shocked at this bad experience. One last note: Old Town Chania area is the place that you want to stay because it's near the harbor and a lot of the shops and restaurants. There are many pensions on the same street as this one and in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled solo
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6  Thank CTravelTips
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled solo
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled with friends
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 6, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with friends
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Address: 60 Theotokopoulou Street, Chania Town, Crete, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #61 of 115 B&Bs / Inns in Chania Town
Number of rooms: 11
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 
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Pension Nora Chania, Crete

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