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Reviewed 20 May 2013

This is a delightful old hotel run by 2 octogenarian sisters who were born in it before it was expanded into a hotel. It was once an Austrian consulate and also a command center for the Nazis in World War II. The location is ideal on the coastal road northeast of town in the Halapa district. The road is busy but the rooms in back overlooking the large beautiful garden were very quiet. The substantial buffet breakfast takes place on the top floor with beautiful sea views. The room was clean and very comfortable, and we spent a lot of time relaxing on the balcony. The Old Town was in easy walking distance going along the shore promenade past the town beach where we enjoyed a dip. The owners and the reception staff spoke excellent English and were very helpful and accommodating. We enjoyed the ambiance of the 2 lounges, especially the display of ethnic hats collected by the younger sister in her travels. (Much of her collection is in a museum in Athens.) The hotel had wi-fi but did not provide a public computer. It cost quite a bit more than we usually pay, but we really enjoyed our relaxing 4-day stay there while we visited Hania.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank acwolfe
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

So here are my random thoughts, bullet point style...

History: Hotel used to be the British Consulate, and it gives the hotel character. Staying in our room, I could imagine what the place must have been like "way back when"

Garden: Didn't actually use it, but our balcony overlooked it. Very pretty.

Rooftop breakfast: While the food was not special, the view overlooking the water was very nice.

Location: This is a plus and a minus. It is a 10 minute walk from the the harbor area. This made us feel a bit away from it all. While this is probably a good thing in high tourist season, since we were in Chania during the bridge period, I would have preferred to be a bit closer to everything.

Rooms: functional, nothing special except for the ceiling fan, which is always a good thing.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank fortunato l
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

My partner and I stayed at Doma in September 2011 for five nights, so things may have changed since then. The positives are: lovely breakfast and breakfast room (enjoyed being in such a lovely room over looking the water and acroos to the Old Quarter of Chania); proximity to old Chania town without having to reside in the tourist crush; the building and interiors have a lot of character and history; clean and comfortable beds, the bedding of which was changed daily.

However, the place is very over-rated. I stayed there on the strength of the review it received in Lonely Planet, and whilst I can see what that guide is getting at, it has taken a very positive spin. The front rooms, whilst larger than the many rooms at the back of Doma, are hard upon a very busy roadway. The back rooms are very small, cramped, especially the bathrooms. All have wooden floors so nights ate punctuated with sounds of furniture scraping against floors, and heavy feet in rooms above , below, and around.

The place smelt of mildew, with walls cracked and hallway carpet threadbare in many spots.

Lonely Planet may view it as charming and other expressions of romantic allure, but it was actually run down, hallways dark and airless with flurescent lighting, and a very small and slow lift between floors.

The hospitality is also minimal. For example: one night was raining and cold (late September) so rather than venturing out we asked if there was any light meal to be had in the hotel? I had just seen a large tray being delivered to one of the front rooms. I knew that only breakfast was offered to guests, but presumed that there may have been at least some toast and tea, or something as light rather than having to leave the premises on such a cold and wet night.

The woman at reception was very helpful, stating that of course we didnt have to leave Doma to find a small meal. However after she had made an internal call to the kitchen, was as shocked as we were that the only food that the kitchen could offer was yoghurt. No hot drink, no toast, no light meal. Nothing.

As guests we had to leave, into the rain, cold and night, so to actualy find a small meal nearby (next door at another hotel, as way to wet and cold to walk any further). Bizarre and unacceptable.

But for the next couple of nights treats were left in our room, like turkish delight and other such sweets. Maybe as someone's effort to apologise. We never found out.

Room Tip: If you dont like the noise of wooden floors then best to avoid here.
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mark J
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

The staff was very accommodating; the building has lot of character and charm, but other than that we thought this place was very average. Our room had a lovely view of the sea but the furnishings were a bit dated. The WC was fairly small with a tiny shower area only protected by a curtain. The breakfast was nice but we had already been spoiled by awesome hotel breakfasts on our trip into Greece, so it was a bit underwhelming. We will definitely be back in Chania but probably not stay here.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank deevyah
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

Doma is a little jewel, possibly the best bed and breakfast in Chanea. It has about 10 rooms in historic building, which used to house the embassy of Great Britain in Crete, in the period that Crete was semi-independent. It is full of genuine period antics, many real museum pieces. The hat collection is unique and a part of it is in the Benaki Museum in Athens.

The atmosphere is old world at its best, breakfast is served in the top floor with a magnificent view. The ambience itself is a must visit, even if you don't stay in the hotel. If you have tea there in the afternoon watching the sunset and don't fall in love again, you belong in a monastery. In contrast to what I read in another review, the breakfast is super, real freshly squeezed juices, jams made in house, real coffee, fantastic breads, and more fruits than one usually finds in greek five star hotels. Service is overwhelming, if you let her, the maid who has has been there for decades, she will spoil you rotten, sometimes you think she reads minds.

For comparison, the hotel is reminiscent of the Inn San Francisco in its late Victorian splendor, and feels like a small Raffles in Singapore or Manila Hotel in Manila with rich flavors of class and elegance . Do visit their english garden, a quiet place to relax. The rooms are comfortable and tasteful, and the bathrooms recently redone (My wife and I have been staying here for over 10 years, mostly once a year).

Doma is on the waterfront, within a ten minute walk from the City Center or the Old Port. Street parking is available without difficulty.

Room Tip: Ask for the room with the front balcony.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tsunamistas
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