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“Small Boutique hotel in the heart of Chania Town”
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Palazzo Duca Hotel
Ranked #8 of 114 Chania Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Since my trip was a surprise and a last minute booking, I was not expecting something special or something luxurious to see.

The small boutique hotel that my hubby booked in the heart of Chania in Crete was just two minutes walk from the old harbour and the beautiful old city of Chania.

IT is a small jem, recently renovated and we were the first ones who have used the suite we stayed. A 4 star boutique hotel with great staff and service.

We will definitely return to this small beauty on our next visit at Chania.

Thank you.

Room Tip: Great location, quiet, great service and friendly staff.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We (me, my wife and 8 yr old doughter) stayed at Palazzo Duca in June. We loved beautiful Chania but Palazzo Duca showed us how kind, helpful, cool should be an Hotel. The owner George and his staff are there to make your stay pleasent in every way. I agree with every positive comment made for Palazzo Duca and its Staff. But we had a different kind of experience with this beautiful hotel. Before our visit to Chania, we ordered some books to be delivered while our stay in Palazzo Duca but ofcourse the books were not delivered while we were there :)
We asked from George if he can send us the books to our address when they were delivered and he accepted without hesitation. The books were delivered a couple of days after we left and George took our delivery to the post office, stamped it and sent it to us. He informed us about the delivery number and everything about the postage also.
We received the boks yesterday.
So many thanks to George and Palazzo Duca.

By the way I must say; the location of the hotel is superb, it is in the middle of everything. 10 meters to "Tamam" restaurant. The hotel is new and rooms are pretty large, beds are "Cocomat", in short everthing in the hotel is new and very good quality. The owner George is always there to care of everthing. Also recepsionist Maria helps you with her advises to spend your limited days in the best way possible.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank MuratBalmumcu
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the Palazzo Duca. The location is a few steps from the harbour and about 15 mins from the closest beach.

George and Christina were very helpful. The rooms were extremely cosy and good value for money.

Our only complaint was that we were only there for 2 nights. We will def return

  • Stayed: July 2013
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2  Thank RichandJhana
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

What a place! Ideally situated in Chania just a stone's throw from the Venitian port, hardwood floors that made Demi want to dance (see picture...albeit somewhat fuzzy), a bed to die for: in essence (as the name implies) a palace you can call your own. It's hard to imagine how George & Co. managed to put together such a place. And, as usual, it's thanks to you tripadvisor contributors that we actually found it. We were there a month ago (June 2013) and will be back again in September. You simply cannot believe how wonderfullly, lovingly, historically the individual rooms have been constructed. In June, we had the apparently largest (honeymoon) room. However it was situated in the back of the building with no port view. Nonetheless, there's always the rooftop balcony where you can sit and chat with other guests. We met a Swedish couple and had a fascinating chat. As usual on Crete, just start talking and you'll have a marvelous time...regardless of whether your opposite is a local or a tourist. And please don't miss the narrow alleyways of Chania - the shops and the people are heart-warming. If you can actually get a room in this tiny auberge, book it! You most certainly won't regret it. Just one observation on my part: I can't in my dreams imagine why there's a kitchenette in the rooms, they're so lovely, so magical. If anyone dared to cook in there, I think I'd kick 'em where the sun don't shine.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Craiggie
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

This wee boutique hotel is total perfection. I am certain that you would be pushed to find a better small hotel in Chania. We stayed on the third floor room 301, the décor in the room is amazing and George has spared no expense in his restoration. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the evening having a cold beer taking in the beautiful view of the harbour. The staff at the front desk are so friendly and gave me great advise on where to eat. Also a big thank you to the maid for leaving our room so fresh and clean every day. Thank you George for the late checkout it was much appreciated. See you soon.

Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony with views of the harbour, worth the extra.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank 2tricky2
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

A beautifully restored building in the old town of Chania. I have stayed there 3 times in the past year and the welcome is always warm and friendly. Spacious bedrooms with wonderful comfortable beds and lovely quality bed linen. It is worth paying a bit more for a balcony as you have a view through the old street to the harbour. It's so charming I will be returning again in August.

A 2 minute walk will take you to the water front where there are a selection of restaurants with a view but take a walk through the back streets to find high quality charming restaurants and good value for money.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ArchieCheshire
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

This 7 room hotel, which has been open for less than 1 year is housed in a very tastefully converted Venetian building. The retention of beams and some exposed old wall sections produced a nice atmosphere. Everything is clean and new and worked perfectly. The owner, George, is justifiably proud of his creation.
The location is ideal, in the centre of the old town, one block from the sea. The staff were very friendly, helpfull and knowledgable.
We had a second floor junior suite with a small balcony and a side sea view. The hotel is next door to a taverna and we had initial fears concerning noise. These turned out to be groundless as the hotel is very well sound proofed.
We rapidly found that the taverna, the Enetikon, produced excellent food and was very obliging.
The delivered a meal to our room on our first night, and amazingly gave us a take away discount as well!
We ate on our balcony that night - luxury.
The beds deserve a special mention. They are exceptionaly comfortable and while they are 2 singles pushed together, a third, double bed width, thin matress had been had been provided. This eliminated the dreaded gap.
The kitchenette was fairly basic but any additional items which were needed were rapidly provided.
Once more, congratulations and well done George

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cedric324
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Address: Douka Str. 27 - 29, Old town, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 114 B&Bs / Inns in Chania Town
Price Range: $72 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Palazzo Duca Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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