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“Mislead by Previous Posts- GOT OUT AFTER 1 NIGHT”
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Bozzali
Ranked #48 of 110 Hotels in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence
Orange, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Mislead by Previous Posts- GOT OUT AFTER 1 NIGHT”
Reviewed 5 September 2008

My husband and I went to Crete on our honeymoon, after doing much research about where to stay we concluded from reading a bunch of reviews that Chania would be the best place to go. We also choice Hotel Bozzali based on trip advisor reviews, it wasn't our first choice, our first choice was booked, but this place seemed like a great pick after reading the reviews about it. Boy did we make a BAD decision, this is when after spending a week in Greece having an excellent honeymoon that our trip went South and fast.

Our ferry from Santorini took us into Herkalion and the fastest best way to get from Herkalion (the capitol) to Chania is taxi, but what we didn't know was that the taxi ride is a 2 HOUR taxi ride which cost us 135 Euro without tip. We had no other option, this is your only choice. Our taxi driver gets into Chania, and after giving him the address and showing him a map of where the street is and 30 minutes of driving around and him asking other greek people where this street is we finally find the street. Then we can't find the number of the hotel. It's incredibly hard to find! And after driving around without finding it, we got out of the taxi and went to look for it by foot, dragging three huge suit cases along the way.

The outside is very cute and very quaint, I was impressed, but the second we were let inside (which you need to call someone to be let in because most the time no one is at the front desk-if'd you call it that, and hope that your cell phone works to call). Once inside I was not impressed, it quickly became a dark basement like, very minimal, very dark and drab. We were led to our room, which was very much the same. Minimal. Drab. Dark. And our room at two twin beds pushed together, but made as twin beds still. So there was no chance of me and my husband sleeping together or having a romantic night and wouldn't at all want to in the place we were at. The beds were gross and dirty. The bathroom however was clean, but the toilet broke almost immediately. I had been emailing with the hotel and made it very clear it was our honeymoon and there was a bottle of champagne in the room, but we never drank it. We went out and explored the city, which by the end of the day we'd seen everything that we were going to see, it was much of the same everywhere. VERY TOURISTY. VERY COMMERCIALIZED. The shopping felt like Tijuana mexico. No original craftmenship or art, like what we saw in Santorini. Food wasn't great. Very crowded everywhere. The local greek attitude was very different than in Athens and Santorini, we felt they were more hostile, they'd often talk about you behind your back in greek or under their breath.

When we got back to the hotel we actually forced to change our outgoing flight from Chania to Herkalion because Olympic Airlines cancelled our flights *thanks Olympic Airlines for the notice!!! (DO NOT EVER FLY OLYMPIC AIRLINES!) This was twice that Olympic Airlines did this and both time we switched to Aegean Airlines and had no problems. So this gave us even more incentive to get out of Bozzali and Chania. We found Blue Palace Resort online, which was in Elounda on the way other side of Crete, but we wanted so badly to get out we were actually looking forward to the 3 hour taxi ride.

We spent 1 very sleepless night in Bozzali, when we were planning on staying for 4 nights. Our bathroom was literally under the stairs and anyone that walked up the stairs it sounded like the room was going to collapse. The next morning I woke up with huge welts all over my body. I had been bitten by bed mites or some bug about 10 times, it was really nasty.

When I was 18-21 years old this place would have been a great bargain and nice place to stay. It's perfect for those younger kids back packing around that would like to stay up late and go out drinking and just need a place to crash. I'd only recommend this place to that type of crowd.

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  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Washington, DC Area
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2008

My wife and I stayed in Hotel Bozzali for a week this summer. This is a wonderful little guest house/hotel. The location is two blocks from the main square of Chania. The rooms are very clean, the owner is wonderful and very helpful in providing suggestions on best beaches/tourist sights in Crete.
Breakfast was great. Only complaint is that there were two single beds (instead of a queen).

  • Stayed July 2008
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2008

A little Chania gem! Building has lots of character and friendly people working here (and visiting). Free breakfast includes Greek yogurt with variety of optional toppings, assortment of fruits, fresh squeezed OJ, cheese, fresh loaf of bread, tea, and coffee. Free internet access in the lobby or wifi for your laptop. TV and mini refrigerator en suite. Only complaint is that you can hear people walking up/down the stairs starting around 9am so if you are a late sleeper, you might want to bring some earplugs. On our last night, we did not have any hot water in the shower. Also, note that this place is not easy to find the first time so be sure to have directions upon arriving in Chania. Would certainly stay here again and recommend it to my friends/family.

Stayed May 2008
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romagna
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Reviewed 10 July 2008

we spent 7 nights at this boutique hotel! great adress, friendly welcome, room n° 6 with 6 windows, really full of light ( too much during the night, at 6 in the morning it's like stay to the beach), without noise. Good breakfast, with fresh orange juice, cereal, cheese, fruit etc.
a little library with a good selection of guides of crete.
we really enjoyed our stay.
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  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank aktila
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Montreal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
570 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2008

Our 5 nights at Bozali Hotel were nice. Xania is full of family hotels : we recommend Bozali. It is well renovated, clean, near everything.

This 9 rooms hotel is charming. You have a good breakfast, completely renovated private bathroom and wood floor.
Just be carefull not to have a room facimng the main road.
I recommend this hotel in Xania, Crete

  • Liked — Location, clean, private rooms, breakfast
  • Disliked — difficult to get in at the time of arrival - address was not detailled enough
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank RoxidouNoiro
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Durham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2008

Following reviews on trip advisor we booked this hotel for 4 nights in May. All that was said is true, an excellent hotel in an excellent location. So thoughtfully decorated and spotlessly clean. The breakfast was lovely fresh local produce all laid out beautifuly, which you eat in a small white courtyard. Would definelty recommend this hotel to anyone.
This was not a problem for us but if you have a difficulty walking upstairs ask for a room on a lower floor.

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank JandJCP
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Yorkshire, UK
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2008

My husband and I spent a week at this hotel. The hotel is very comfortable, clean and excellently located (100 yards from harbour in the old town). The room was spacious, light and airy with a traditional feel as the hotel has been thoughtfully furnished. The breakfasts were excellent with a choice of cereals, dried fruit, seeds, bread and meats, local cheese, tomatoes and a selection of fresh fruit with yoghurt, honey etc. The owner, Luana, is friendly and welcoming. The cosy bar has a fine selection of wine and Italian food. The only negative is that the shower was on the small side and the water pressure poor.

Chania itself is an excellent location to explore western Crete.

  • Liked — Breakfast and location
  • Disliked — shower
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bozzali
Address: 5 Sifaka, Chania Town, Crete 731 32, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Chania Town
#20 Romantic Hotel in Chania Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Bozzali 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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