Be careful when you book with this hotel. Our travel agent booked four of us here, but evidently did it on the web. He vows that the hotel never notified him that they did not have rooms available and would book us somewhere nearby. When we arrived, we were told that we would be re-booked at a nearby hotel. However, the hotel they chose for us was a nightmare - when walking up to the 3rd floor, where our rooms were to be, you had to duck to get under the ceiling at the top of the stairs. The rooms were not at all appealing. We gave up on our reservations and found a lovely nearby hotel on our own.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Porto Del Colombo Hotel Crete/Chania