Our first impression of this hotel was great. We were received well by Anna, she took quite an effort to orient us about the harbour, things to do and the restaurants in town. She's really friendly and pleasant to talk to. She even walked with us on her way to the Central Market and treated us to some yummy Greek coffee at a cafe enroute!
The tricky part came with the room. The lower level is great, but the upper level with the bed got stuffy at times because of the low ceiling. Generally speaking, it's good for a trip where you'll be out most of the time. What really put me off was the bathroom. It's tiny and ours had a musty, dingy smell about it from the get go. The exhaust didn't seem to help and the smell would just add to the stuffiness upstairs. The shower curtain was sweeping the wet floor. The next day when we were heading out, I requested they clean the bathroom in particular or even just spray something, but when we returned nothing was done. Anna's great and I would assume she intends to do the right thing, so maybe this was just lost in translation.
With that said, I have to admit though that I had the best sleep of my trip here! Not sure if it was just coincidence or the mattress :)
As for the location, it's a little off the main harbour area, but we didn't mind walking up and down. There's a little grocery store right next door, so there's no problem with finding water or snacks until almost 10PM in the night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One place! One desire! One atmosphere!In the old Port of Chania, in the center of the Old city of Chania, on the historical island of Crete, you will find the Boutique Hotel Fortino. A beautiful old mansion recently renovated, with respect to its character and architecture, and ready to continue its 450 years history. With a stylish and suave design, elegant and warm decor, Venetian arches, works of art, the Boutique Hotel Fortino is the perfect setting for an unforgettable stay in Chania. Its cozy atmosphere and chic and offbeat interior design make this haven of peace a hotspot of Chania life. The Boutique Hotel Fortino has an ideal situation between the calm of a residential neighborhood and the bustling Old Port. Only 5 minutes walk from the Central Market, you will have quick access to all major sights of the city. So much to discover, either it is for cultural visits, walks or romantic discoveries... The chic, lively, eclectic neighborhood also offers plenty of cafes and restaurants. Its five charming rooms will awake forgotten memories, hidden desires, and secret weaknesses. They are a romantic oasis a peaceful, stunning, paradisiacal haven. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boutique Hotel Fortino Crete/Chania