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“Overhauled, Fresh and Modern” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Avra City Hotel

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Avra City Hotel
Ranked #40 of 111 Hotels in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
270 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Overhauled, Fresh and Modern”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

Until recently this was the Minoan Hotel but now under new management and has been upgraded to present a very modern and airy hotel. Everything was clean and our fourth floor room had a balcony facing a small park with singing peacocks and long horned goats to entertain children and their parents. It's also a couple blocks away from the old port city and very much in the centre of modern Chania with seemingly fewer tourists. The staff I dealt with were friednly and professional. This is rated a 5 star hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank grivola
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A_Chaniotaki, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avra City Hotel, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Thank you for staying with us during your visit to Chania and for taking the time to write this comment.
We are very happy to read that you found our welcome warm and enjoyed our rooms and facilities!
We take great pride in making everyone feel welcomed.
We thank you again for your review and we really hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Avra city in the future.

Yours sincerely,
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Florida
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162 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

This hotel has a certain air of faded elegance about it.. Rather imposing facade, intricate wrought iron mid-20th century elevator doors... etc. It has perhaps seen better days; the decor is a bit run down in places (room carpeting, for example).

But as long as you don't require gleaming state-of-the-art 21st century luxury, it's a quite reasonable and economical place to stay in Chania. All the room facilities work fine.

Rooms have balconies with, at least in our case, a pleasant view of the municipal gardens with Cretan goats and peacocks on display. Free breakfast was quite good; fried eggs and sausage as well as the usual buffet stuff. (I do like my fried eggs)!

Just a few hundred feet from the boundary of the Old Town.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank xtenkfarpl
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Leicester
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78 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

When we visited Crete we stopped one night in this hotel. Booking hotel before we left England.
Very nice hotel with underground parking.
Reception was very good telling us where abouts to eat.Only 10 mins to walk in to old town.
Beautiful harbour and stunning at night.
The only down side was that there was a party on in the park right outside our window, we came back about 11pm and was told that it would be finished in about 20 mins, so we went out again came back 40 mins later went up to our room and it was still going on the music was quite loud, my husband went down and complained. It didnt finish till gone 1pm.
The reception did apologise the next morning, but it did spoil our stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Viv N
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

Minoa hotel is an old renovated hotel, which is situated 10 minutes from city centre on food, The rooms are nice and clean, and the staff is very friendly. For it's class they keep a very good level of service. Breakfast is good but it needs little upgrade. Another advantage is that the hotel offers underground parking for the customers which is rare to find in the city centre. Free wifi is available in the hotel as well as a mini bar in the rooms.
For a week's stay I was very pleased and would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gary2601
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Chania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

Excellent hotel. 5 minutes from the old town and harbour. Breakfast was excellent. As much as you wanted and a wide variety of things to choose from. Friendly staff. We will definitely come back again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael P
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Limassol, Cyprus
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

Comfortable rooms with nice balcony. no safebox but we knew it from before. There are a lot of insects in the area and sometimes the bathroom has insects inside that come through the window, hpwever room was clean.The breakfast is very good for a 3 star hotel and the lobby is also very nice. The toiletries could be better quality. They don't have nice smell.The area is quiet and safe and it's a nice 5 minute walk to the harbour. There are some shops in the area which is nice for some shopping. It would be nice to have key cards instead of the big key which is not convenient to carry with you all the time. It was a wonderful stay overall. Thank you for your friendliness.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 270none
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Additional Information about Avra City Hotel

Property: Avra City Hotel
Address: 23 Stratigou Tzanakaki, Chania Town, Crete 731 34, Greece (Formerly Minoa Hotel)
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 111 Hotels in Chania Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avra City Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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