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“Wonderful staff, in historic old town great location”

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Porto del Colombo Hotel
Ranked #37 of 111 Hotels in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Stayed for 3 days with my wife holidaying. Outstanding friendly staff, breakfasts real fresh squeezed oranges, Greek omelette etc. beautiful room in historic building was prime minister Venizoulos (?)sp residence & an embassy. Features make up for lack of a lift!

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We are mature couple and we stayed here from 6 to 13 june.The staff were so warm and friendly and it was just 2 minutes walk to the venetian bay.Rooms were very comfortable and quiet at night and breakfast was very nice with the best pure orange juice ive had anywhere. Next year they'll have a rooftop garden available with views as theres no balcony available to sit and read if you want to. Also because its a beautiful old building, it has no lift.
We arranged a trip through the mountains with their taxidriver, George, for just the 2 of us in a 4 wheel jeep and if cost 65euros from 10 till about 4.30- great value and a place we wouldn't have otherwise seen. You can choose your own route or they will advise you on the one most suitable to your likes.
Chania is one of the most beautiful place in crete spoiled only bymen outside restaurents pressurising you to go in. {walter and Theresa[Dublin]]

Room Tip: Room 5 and 8 are the ones with views
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

We had a most enjoyable 11 night stay at Porto del Colombo at the start of May and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to stay in a hotel that has lots of history and character in the quietest part of Hania old town.

The location was perfect, within 30 seconds of the harbour front and no more than 3 or 4 minutes from a number of excellent restaurants (Portes, Tavern Strada, Tamam, Amphora, and others we didn't get round to trying). We were in one of the mezzanine rooms (number 9) on the very top floor. It was extremely comfortable, and of reasonable size for two, and despite being so high up (60 stairs to keep us fit!) the wi-fi worked perfectly and the shower was powerful. It also had terrific views, out to sea in one direction, and across the harbour and the town to the snow capped mountains in the other, the only drawback being the unusual positioning of the windows which meant the former could only be seen lying down, and the latter standing up! It all added to the charm of the place.

Every morning we really looked forward to our Porto del Colombo breakfast. As well as freshly squeezed orange and lovely fresh bread, there was always a variety of home made Cretan treats on offer which changed by the day. Always something interesting and unusual that we had not had before.

The service throughout was excellent, with Roula and her cheerful colleagues around to help if needed, but never intrusively. We decided not to hire a car but rely on the extensive bus service to get to most places we wanted to see (the bus station is less than 10 minutes walk away), but Roula arranged an excellent trip for us with George who does taxi driving for the hotel (but really should be a tour guide), to take us to various sites the busses don't get to.

Before booking, we suggest it's best to visit the hotel's website and then phone or e mail (Roula speaks good English) to find out which room will suit you best (not all are up 60 stairs!).

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Staff was very nice. The hotel is truly a boutique hotel and has a historical ambiance. The AC next door was a little annoying to hear. The room was big and nice. (Same goes for the bathroom.) Location is really good 2 mins to the Venetian Harbour. Close by are restaurants, shopping and sightseeing. Very recommendable.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We had a marvellous week in Chania, staying at Porto del Colombo. All the staff were friendly, helpful and informative and our room on the 3rd floor was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was very good every day, and was available until quite late in the mornings - always welcome when on holiday.

We used the flights of stairs as an opportunity for some free exercise, but less mobile people may find them difficult.

We would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: The whole hotel is reasonably quiet, given that it is conveniently situated in the old town, in a ge...
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Nice location
Friendly staff
Superb breakfast setting
Thourough cleaning of rooms
Very good price for value
Geniune behaviour from staff
Nice music
Parking is ten munites away
Twenty minutes away from buses
Some rooms with excellent view to the old port pf chania

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

We recently enjoyed our stay at the Porto del Columbo Hotel. They had friendly and helpful staff, a yummy breakfast, comfortable and spacious rooms, and reasonable prices. The location in the "Old Town" could not be better. Only tricky thing is lugging your suitcase to the hotel, as you have to park outside the walls.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Porto del Colombo Hotel

Address: Theofanous & Moshon Streets, Chania Town, Crete 73110, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Chania Town
Price Range: £33 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Porto del Colombo Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Hotel, an imposing, tall, 600 year old building, has gathered a rich history over the passing of the centuries. During the days of Turkish Rule, the building housed members of high ranking Turkish military who made many changes to the buildings architecture - even built a Hamam.In the garden and next to that, a room to secure their slaves (where you can still see the metallic rings nailed to the walls). In the beginning of the 19th Century, the building was used as a French embassy and later was inhabited by the great Greek political figure, Eleftherios Venizelos, who also used it as his political offices until his move to Athens, when he took power as Prime Minister of Greece. The Hotel has 10 beautiful rooms - the 2 of which are maisonettes - fully restored and traditionally decorated to provide our guests with an especially warm and welcome feeling. All rooms have modern conveniences (WC, telephone, TV, mini-bar, air-conditioning and Central Heating in winter) ensuring our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. ... more   less 
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