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“Unbearable heat wave and no a/c”
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Avra City Hotel
Ranked #38 of 110 Hotels in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence
Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Unbearable heat wave and no a/c”
Reviewed August 20, 2010

We stayed at the Minoa Hotel for 4 nights. We booked a suite-or a triple bedroom (it's practically the same) hoping that we'll get some extra space and, maybe, amenities.
The hotel is located in downtown Chania, very near the Old Town (it's an easy 5-minute walk). Although the hotel's entrance faces a busy commercial street with lots of traffic, the rooms are quiet because they look towards the municipal gardens (back side of the hotel).
The hotel has a small indoor parking in the basement convenient only for small cars with lots of horsepower (since it's very difficult to climb the exit ramp...)
Beware: this is not a new hotel, as its website advertises. The reception area is nice and renovated but the rooms are old with dated furniture. Actually, it's a good choice for travelers who would like to go back to the early 80s...At least that's how we felt when we entered the room.
Unfortunately, the furniture is not the only part that reminds you of the 80s. The air-con system is really old and does not function properly. During our stay there was a heatwave and the a/c was unable to cool down the room. So we ended up taking cold showers in the middle of the night in order to relieve ourselves from the heat. Unacceptable for a three star hotel...
Overall, it was a very bad experience and we do not recommend it.

Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2006

I spent one night at the Minoa while on a business trip to Chania. The property is well kept, though the rooms are pretty basic. The furniture is a bit dated, and the TV set in the room is really small. Don't expect any luxuries here, everything is pretty much standard, though the lobby is quite nicely decorated. Breakfast is nice, with freshly fried eggs and sausages available.

I would recommend this Hotel, if you get a good rate, for people who spend time in Chania on business.

  • Liked — The value for money rate I got
  • Disliked — The fact that the airconditioning was not working properly
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled on business
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed August 21, 2005

Visiting Minoa Hotel this summer was one of the best stay the last year in the city of Chania. The room was big enough for 2 persons, fully equiped, clean and tidy and most important with nice and smily people. The breakfast was excellent a good mix of cretan and western cuisine. The price was not that expensive if you consider the above. The only negative point of the hotel is that the parking space was quite small.. Next time i hope to have the time to visit the fitness romm as well. I certainly recommended...

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Property: Avra City Hotel
Address: 23 Stratigou Tzanakaki, Chania Town, Crete 731 34, Greece (Formerly Minoa Hotel)
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #38 of 110 Hotels in Chania Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avra City Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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