We stayed in lovely room 301 for two weeks from 20th Aug to 3rd Sep and I have nothing but good things to say about this excellent hotel. The room exceeded expectations. Spacious, with modern touches whilst retaining the traditional aspects of the building. Good air conditioning which for a couple of Scottish folk who rarely see the sun let alone experience heat, was a must. Lovely modern bathroom. There's a well kitted out little kitchenette too which makes all the difference especially if you're staying any length of time as it has a fridge and crucially, a coffee maker! What really impressed me was that despite buying washing up liquid to do our own dishes, they were done for us every day and that is simply fantastic.
The reception staff are really nice and always willing to chat and suggest things. They are knowledgeable and efficient and a credit to the hotel.
As far as Chania and things to do, we'll if you stay any length of time as we did, I'd recommend hiring a car and exploring a bit, be it beaches or driving through the mountains - scary but worth it!
In Chania, the Archaeology Museum is small but very worth while. Of course the Venetian harbour is an experience in itself and the central hub of bars and restaurants although it's always worth going a little off the beaten track to find less busy and more authentic places to eat and drink: Mamouth has great nibbles and hosts live music. A good street for smaller, more traditional (where the locals eat) restaurants is Chatzimichali Daliani, a short walk from the main harbour. Another good place is The Green Eye, good food and service and they show premier league football and F1 and they have good free Wifi. We also went snorkelling with Captain Nick and it's a great experience not to be missed, so much so we did it twice. He's the best and will look after you really well, I can see why so many people rate him as a top attraction.
We had a great holiday, made all the better by this excellent little hotel. We will certainly return!
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