In September/October 2012 my wife and I spent 2 weeks at this hotel. Its location is pretty ideal, right on the Nea Chora beach, in fact so close that you can surf on the hotel's WiFi while you are basking in the sun. Very good.
The hotel istelf is very basic. The rooms have shower and toilet, a bed or two, a couple of wooden chairs and little table. Luckily we had booked a room with a balcony. It was tiny, but a fine place to enjoy the view of the beach. The room itself, however, is hardly more than a place to sleep, and there is really no other place to lounge inside the hotel, apart from a sofa and a couple of chairs in the reception area. In addition there are some tables and chairs on the patio in front of the hotel. Here you can enjoy tea, coffee and other drinks at a good price and at almost all hours. We often preferred to have our breakfast there.
Breakfast was the only meal that was served during our stay there. Every day it was exactly the same, only the bread might be slightly different sometimes. Finding brown bread made from whole grain is a great plus in our opinion, and so are Greek yoghurt ande honey. Otherwise breakfast was typically "continental"; very basic food, but all you really need (see photos). The woman who was in charge of breakfast, was very kind and helpful. The rest of the staff were just normally polite and OK people.
Cleaning of common areas as well as our room was of good hotel standard.
In short: Situated virtually on the beach with central Chania within walking distance, this is a good place to stay, if you stay out and the weather is good. If you are looking for a place to enjoy being at a hotel, you should look elsewhere. That's what we'll do, being 60+ and expecting quite a bit more of a hotel. For those who go for this hotel, it might be and idea to bring a portable smoke alarm. At least we could not see any such thing anywhere in the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The family-run Danaos offers a friendly and relaxed base in the heart of Chania, just a short walk from Chania's Venetian harbour and right next to the beautiful sandy beach of Nea Chora. There are various room sizes available, to suit the needs of solos, couples and groups or families. 31 Of the rooms have a spacious balcony with views of Chania Town or the Cretan Sea. Guest can enjoy a good start to the day with a continental breakfast in Danaos' charming breakfast room. The owners of Danaos are available for any requests or sightseeing tips needed and will also arrange car or bike rentals. Many restaurants and taverns can be found in the surrounding area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Danaos Hotel Chania, Crete