I booked a trip with a travel agent in Athens to go to Crete and some other places. They sort of rushed me through the process and some of the places they put me in were less than great but I have to say that not one second did I regret staying at the Arkadi hotel!
The location is amazing. It's right across the square from the main bus station and just a short walk takes you down into the heart of Old Town.
There is WIFI there for guests and if you walk out to the square there is free wifi there as well.
If you travel alone like I do and aren't sure what you want to do, just ask the desk staff here! I was not steered wrong once, and I got to go all around the area both by bus as well as the car I rented! The view I personally had looked straight down the hill to the harbor and was spectacular.
The room was spacious, clean, and well laid out (I even was able to exercise in the room available on the floor!) and had adequate AC. The bed was comfortable, and the breakfast they provided was a buffet which included cereal, eggs (omelettes), sausages and little hot dogs. There were also cold cuts and some cheeses and juices/coffee/tea. I found it to be a decent value for the price.
For a low price (9 euro) they washed, dried and folded all of my laundry (best smelling stuff in my bag by then!).
I read a review here that said they felt their rooms might be a bit expensive, but I did not pay over 50 euros a night for a single room with a double bed, a balcony, and a nice view. The showers were nice, with adequate water pressure, and they were cleaned well each day.
As I said, though I felt the best part of this place was by far the helpfulness/welcoming attitude of the staff and the location. Staying right next to all the transportation as well as having an easy walk to some of the most charming little streets and the main harbor in Old Town-complete with its night life made this a complete win during my vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arkadi Hotel is only 200 metres away from the walls of the old town and the Venetian harbour of Chania. It is an ideal location for guests who want to discover Chania and its region. We are a three star hotel located at Square 1866, one of the most central squares of Chania.Featuring 64 rooms equipped with modern amenities; we pride ourselves on friendly and helpful service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arkadi Hotel Chania, Crete