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Kaliviani Traditional Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Kaliviani B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
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“I wish I could have stayed here forever!The best place I've ever been to.”
Reviewed 21 October 2011

I stayed at the Kaliviani Traditional Rooms Hotel in the middle of October with a friend.

I must say it was our favourite part of the trip to Crete!

The place is simply stunning.
It’s an oasis of peace and quiet (well, at least in October!) our room was spotless and very cosy with an amazing view over the port from our balcony.

The staff were friendly and made us feel like home.

Giannis’s mum is simply a wonderful lady who makes the best breakfasts ever!!! (we felt like we were part of her family!).
We will never forget her hospitable welcome and kindness which was absolutely overwhelming!

Our stay at this hotel was everything what we could wish for. Being waken up by roosters, watching beautiful sunsets and sunrises from our balcony or simply observing local villagers living their simple life was a fresh breath from our daily routines in tiring London.

The hotel is a great base for trips to Balos and Gramvousa as well as Falasarna and Elafonisos Beach.

We didn’t have a car, but we found it quite easy to relocate - ordering a cab and getting to Kissamos was pretty straightforward (cost: 10 Euro).
If you wish to get to Falasarna, it’s a nice walk through the village (20 min walk) to the nearest village - Agios Georgios where you can simply stop a bus going to Falasarna by waving in the road.

Trip to Elafonisos Beach was also quite easy: just get a cab to Kissamos and then jump on a bus.
Same applies to a boat trip to Balos Beach + Garmvousa Island (the trip was stunning, worth going by boat instead of driving there – well... putting up with tourists at the end of the day, but hiking up Gramvousa Island was unforgettable!).

We didn’t have a chance to enjoy any live music at Kaliviani Traditional Rooms, but I’m sure the GartenBar must be amazing from what I’ve read on this website (we were staying there out of the summer season).

There’s a lovely Greek tavern just round the corner – Grambousa Restaurant serving the best Greek food ever! You definitely have to go and check it out.
Beautiful setting and delicious food.
If I’m ever back in Kaliviani – Traditional Rooms Hotel is going to be my definite choice!
I would highly recommend it to anyone stopping here, let’s face it – there’s no way you can find a better place in here for such a good price with such a great service!

Aleksandra

Room Tip: Make sure you wake up for breakfast - heaven on earth!
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

I stayed at the Kaliviani Traditional Hotel with my friend for three nights. From the first moment we were impressed by how beautiful and clean the hotel was. The view from our room (which was spotless) was gorgeous. The breakfasts at this hotel were served by the owner, who was a wonderfully friendly and helpful lady. The food was great, every day we woke up looking forward to breakfast! Fresh bread, freshly squeezed orange juice, large helping of Greek yoghurt and honey, it was all wonderful.

Kaliviani itself is a secluded village, perched on the side of the mountain, with beautiful views of the bay. We watched the ships dock at the little port every evening. From that port you can get a boat trip to Balos Bay, which is worth every cent of the 22 Euro charge.

If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing hotel, perfect for couples, in a quiet and romantic location, this is it!

Claire

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Drömme
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

A small and intimate hotel with friendly staff. Excellent location for exploring the western Crete.

Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

We have spent two full weeks in Kaliviani Traditional Rooms and I can confirm: it's really as nice as on the pictures of their webpage. The family running this hotel is absolutely friendly and handles the travellers' special wishes accordingly. The hotel serves dinner only for its guests and in 50m distance you find a great typical tavern with live music etc. and one more small tavern. The hotel has a very nice bar lounge (is actually much better than on the pictures) with jazz/ rock music being played what I appreciated very much. The beach - Falassarna is a clear choice, one of the best beaches of Crete.

Room Tip: All 5 rooms have see view and balcony - very nice ambiente.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

The hotel location: 15 min to Falassarna beach und the city/port Kissamos, 40 min to Chania, 1 hour to Elafonisi (top tip). The hotel bar was great, there was live jazz music, the restaurants were very nice. We love the view from our window.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

Very nice and friendly people. Good food en clean room. Nice view all over the bay from the room. Almost no tourist, bud friendly local people. Perfect place to relax and de-stress. Best gARTen-bar ever. I'll go back.
Roger (Belgium)

Room Tip: 5 good rooms
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Valencia, Spain
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

Kaliviani is a perfect hotel to spend some days visiting western Crete. Located far away from the noisy big city, Kaliviani is a guesthouse or better your house abroad to stay in. Ioanis speaks fluently english, spanish and of course Greek. The place with not many rooms is a paradise for the ones who are looking for a quiet stay. The dinner that we tried, wonderful, the raki with the desserts fantastic and prices like in a typical taverna (good) . Being living in Greece, I am familiar with the Greek Cousine but this Cretean style, even for the greek salad is perfect. Summarizing, Kaliviani is a high recommended place close to the main beaches, Balos, Falassarna and even Elaffonissos. Enjoy your stay as we did it

Room Tip: All rooms with seaview and cool in summer
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kaliviani Traditional Hotel
Address: Kaliviani, Kaliviani, Kissamos, Crete 734 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Kissamos > Kaliviani
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Kaliviani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kaliviani Traditional Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kaliviani Traditional Hotel is a family-run guest house in Crete, nestled in the countryside of northwest Crete, in the traditional village Kaliviani, offers spacious rooms enjoying views to the sea. Our spacious rooms renovated in 2014, have been designed with a traditional style and modern amenities, all guestrooms features queen size beds with orthopedic mattresses, private balcony hair dryer and safety deposit box. Free Wi-Fi is available. ... more   less 
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