This is a most charming place, in the building of the former Austrian-Hungarian consulate (from the times when Chania was the capital of almost-sovereign Crete). Friendly, helpful and truly multilingual staff, both room and bathroom are clean and well-equipped (but not huge).
(The only improvements I could think of are a shower curtain and free WiFi.)
The breakfast was truly fantastic. Mediterranean countries have got no great traditional breakfast culture of their own; so tourists often get either what the locals would expect (too little and disappointing), what the tourists themselves think is "authentic" (yoghurt with honey and walnuts), or a Continental breakfast (boring and out of place). Not so here. Here you get a huge variety of fruit, fresh white bread (even on Sundays, when most bakers are closed), eggs done to order (like really fluffy omelets), yoghurt and honey (yes), but not imported jam but the sweet, sticky traditional Greek stuff (but also some home-mad marmalade). And freshly made orange juice. Tea is very decent breakfast tea (not part of the traditional Greek breakfast either). Probably the best breakfast I ever had in Greece, since it meets the demands of the foreign tourist on the basis of local produce without mock authenticity.
Fantastic the view from the breakfast room, too.
There is public transport in the area but not much else (except an open-air cinema), we saw no cafés or restaurants anywhere nearby. You have to take the bus #11 (1,10€, buy the ticket at the kiosk near the bus stop) or a taxi (5€ seems to be the flat rate) to the center of town. The return bus stop is near the market hall.
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- Also Known As:
- Doma Hotel Crete/Chania