We wandered into old town chania looking for a place to stay. We decided to stash one of us with the bags at cafe Mano while the other went wandering in search of a decent pension. The owner, who was in the cafe, offered to show us his rooms next door at pension Nora.
We fell in love with the place immediately. It is narrow with tall ceilings and windows and immaculately kept the owners obviously take pride in providing a clean and comfortable stay for their guests.
The walls are freshly painted and fresh flowers in vases dot the foyer and hallway. We took a triple room on the third floor with kitchenette and private bathroom. It is decorated simply but charmingly with woven Cretan textiles and framed pictures on the wall. Our tall, south-facing windows and adjacent balcony overlook the Mediterranean.
The owners provide free wireless Internet to their guests and had it repaired immediately when we told them that it only worked on the ground floor.
The owners are incredibly gracious and kind. They have answered our incessant questions and thoughtfully provided an informative binder full of their collective local wisdom that we have strongly benefited from.
Furthermore, they provide a cleaning service every other day to refresh sheets, towels, trash, and toilet paper. We are stunned by the remarkable hospitality and felt the least we could do is write a review!
The building is located on charming Theokopolou street in old town. It is a short walk to the beach, one street over from the harbor, and the central bus station is an easy ten minute walk. Laundry and pay phones are nearby. We like being slightly off the harbor as it is much quieter when we are ready to go to sleep.
The prices are very reasonable and we highly recommend this place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pension Nora is a grand old building that dates back to the Venetian era. It has large sunny windows, wooden floors and high ceilings and has been decorated with woven Cretan rugs and traditional furniture. The two large balconies offer views both towards the sea and the White Mountains. An ideal location as it is just around the corner from the harbour and just a five minute walk from a safe and sandy beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pension Nora Crete/Chania