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Alcanea Boutique Hotel
Ranked #2 of 92 Chania Town B&B and Inns
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Cairo, Egypt
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“Charming, Great Location, Wonderful rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed in this lovely Venetian style hotel for 4 nights in October 2013 and wished we could have stayed longer. Ideally situated on the harbour in the Old Town and next to the fort (our balcony overlooked the interior of the fort and the ocean). The patio on the ground floor serves drinks and small meals (excellent quality) and is very popular with guests and non guests. It is a fabulous place to watch the world go by sampling great Cretan wines. The rooms are all unique and well decorated (we actually stayed in 2 rooms as the first night our choice rooms was not available). The service is impecable and the hosts very helpful. They helped us plan 2 days of driving around Western Crete with excellent suggestions of routes, restaurants. They helped direct us to the Chania wine store (as we live in the Middle East and regularly 'bring' wine back home with us).

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the Alcanea for ten days in September and found it everything we had wanted and more.

Everyone working at the Alcanea was helpful and polite: bus timetables were sorted, hire cars were booked and even a breakfast provided in our fridge for us to have when we had to get up before the allotted breakfast time to walk the Samaria Gorge!

They gave hints and tips as to where to go and where to eat and truly enhanced our holiday.

The hotel itself is lovely - beautifully situated for a leisurely breakfast or a drink before dinner - and our room was comfortable, clean and with a wonderful view of the lighthouse.

I could not have asked for more from our stay and would not hesitate to stay again or to recommend this hotel to friends.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Loved this hotel. The staff was super helpful and friendly, even when we were tardy getting in the first night. We got lost and they waited for us and made sure we found our way. Breakfast was the best we had in Greece. Wonderful selections. We got over excited about the selections and ordered way too much the first day. The rooms were beautifully decorated and clean. We had a wonderful view of the fort. Really loved the RAKI that they put in the room every night! Also told us we could drive our rental car to Balos lagoon beach. We are so glad we did as they advised. Best beach on Crete. Worth the bumpy ride and hike which was not too strenuous. We liked this beach better than Elafonisi. We recommend Tanam as a great Turkish restaurant in Chania.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

Alcanea is a beautiful hotel situated at one end of the Old Venetian harbour in Chania. It is easily walkable from the bus station in 10 minutes. We stayed in Room 1 which was huge even with triple sharing. I enjoyed the balcony very much, taking in the view of the harbour and people going by while sipping the complimentary rakomelo! The room is nicely decorated and naturally lit in the day without being glaring or hot. The lights were too ‘romantic’ and dim at night though, which made it difficult to read, I had to direct the floor lamp to shine right at my bed. The modern clean bathroom was a joy to use, and we love the Apivita toiletries. Wifi access was great, and the iphone speaker dock was a nice touch.

The hotel seems proud of its breakfasts – with good reason! The breakfast here is excellent, I especially liked the bread, orange juice and fruit salad. It’s rather strange we have to place our breakfast orders via an order sheet, which was reused on subsequent mornings so the orders got a bit messed up. But the staff was nice and did not fuss when we wanted to change the order even after they had prepared the food. They were also kind to prepare takeaway breakfasts on the day we had to get up early to go to the Samaria Gorge. In fact all the staff we met here were excellent, friendly and helpful.

In summary we had a lovely stay here and would highly recommend the Alcanea. It can be a little pricey for Chania but worth it for the comfort and beauty, the little extras provided, and very good service!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

Lovely rooms...we had two. Old Venetian building with lots of character set back on the busy port. Really good breakfasts with interesting meal choices. Raki drink in the room was really tasty and refilled daily. I would highly recommend this hotel. Staff people very friendly and helpful.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

A very enjoyable stay in this lovely old house converted to a hotel. This has got to be the best location in Chania. Close to all you need - restaurants and shops, as well as ten minutes walk from the bus station. You can choose to sit just outside the hotel and eat breakfast whilst looking across the beautiful old harbour. Breakfast is very special. A good selection of meats, cheeses, eggs cooked to order, three Cretan specialities, breads and cake, cereal and fruit, wonderful local yogurt and honey, as well as decent tea and coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice. Brought to your table - no waiting at a buffet table here! A great start to the day. All of the staff are so friendly and helpful. Mineral water was provided in the room as well as a local liquer. We had room five on the second floor. It was one of the cheaper rooms and small without a harbour view, but still perfectly adequate and very quiet with a modern shower room - good value. I would love to stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

We loved everything about this hotel. Everything was excellent- the service, friendly and helpful staff, beautiful rooms in a 400 year old building, great location on the bay, lovely views, a delicious traditional breakfast. It is one of my favorite hotels an first couldn't recommend it more highly.
Annette and Juergen

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alcanea Boutique Hotel
Address: 2 Agelou | Old Town, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #2 of 92 B&Bs / Inns in Chania Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Alcanea Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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