Have just spent a few days in this excellent apartment right in the centre of old Chania town. The location could not be any better located down off of the small alleyways within 5mins walk of the harbour and all its cafes and bars.
The apartment itself is very well appointed with everything you need including good wifi. Yes, if you have any physical issues that mean you cannot climb stairs then this is not for you but the same could be said for any similar properties of this style in the area. Yes there is a big of noise from the cafes etc in the alley until late at night bug can't say it was excessive.
Natalia, the agents representative was excellent and gave us her number to contact her with any issues and arrived promptly for our arranged checkout time.
Overall a superb location and accomodation xx
As per other reviews a nice place and good service from our greater
But i would not stay again as i found the night time party noise outside our front door to much to sleep through - 30 years ago i would not have an issue!
Booked this for one week in June 2014. This is a very spacious apartment and the management was very attentive and responsive to all our needs. Travelled with a 7/13 year old and my wife.
The Good +++
Space, washing machine, location, terrace, air conditioning, wifi, and general management.
The Down Sides.
One bathroom on the main floor
Steep Steps (not for elderly or physically challenged)
Both a good and a bad... you are in the HEART of downtown Chania. So this is Greece and they party till 2am :). Just be aware it is not necessarily quiet :).
I feel this is a great location and apartment.
This is a beautifully rennovated and superbly presented 3-floor apartment in the heart of the old Venetian port. Every possible care has been taken to make guests welcome, right down to wine and Cretan olive oil in the kitchen - and, oh joy, tea in the cupboard when you arrive. Every suggestion in the very enthusiastic visitors' book is clearly acted upon immediately - our one suggestion would be a small bottle of fresh semi-skimmed milk for English visitors, though there were long-life sachets.
A drawback for the less physically able is the very steep staircases, and there are 3 of them. The only drawback generally was that there is virtually no view, except for the bustling, pretty street below, though you can glimpse the harbour from the pleasant roof-top terrace. On the other hand, the whole area is a joy to explore, the harbour, a few metres away, is beautiful and a wonderful place to chill out with your iPad or a book and drink coffee or something stronger. Don't miss the amazing Agora further up behind the Church - you can have an authentic Cretan lunch there and, in addition to every foodstuff, there is an absolutely superb Cretan products shop, Klidaras Panayiotis. Around every corner near the apartment there are really good local tavernas (such as the Tamam, reviewed separately), and the baker opposite, Sketi Glyka, produces wonderful treats every day.
Give the harbour side restaurants a miss and follow the advice in the visitors' book or suggestions from Andreas at Cretan Life, through whom we booked the apartment. He is not only a fount of information, but formidably organised and helpful.
We were there for a week and really did not want to move on to our planned tour of the rest of Crete. Bravo, too, Ryanair, without whom it would not have crossed our minds to take this great out-of-season holiday. We were utterly smitten with Crete.
Arrange your car hire through Andreas too - don't even think about Hertz, with whom we were extremely unhappy.
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