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“Best Hotel for Everything, Don't Think Twice About it -Just Book it Now”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa Veneta

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Casa Veneta
Ranked #3 of 110 Hotels in Chania Town
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“Best Hotel for Everything, Don't Think Twice About it -Just Book it Now”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

While traveling the islands a few months ago many locals urged us to get to Chania. Nobody could tell us why. (I kept asking, trust me :) ) Everyone just kept saying "trust me, it's special, get there."

The city is special. It's especially special because it's behind old city walls so cars cannot drive there... That means we could not see it when we first arrived BY CAR, and we were completely lost for I couldn't even tell you how long. It was my fiance and I in our little rent-a-car packed to the rafters with suitcases.

All we were circling through was a concrete city, no old city walls or water anywhere. And this part of Chania was bustling with people more than anywhere else (we had come from the small population islands). So much for a "special" place; this was a headache.

After realizing we had driven in circles more times than we could count, we were about to drive straight to the airport and go somewhere else, anywhere else.

I don't know and am frankly embarrassed to even think about how long it took us to finally swallow our pride and phone a local friend for help. We did, eventually, but were not optimistic we would find anywhere good to stay anyways. Fortunately, before we could think more about it, someone by the name of George with a hotel called Casa Veneta in Old Town Chania was calling us.

We answered and within minutes George (who turned out to be the owner's son) had figured out where we were, walked 15 minutes to meet us, knocked on our car window and introduced himself quick, then hopped into our car (packed to the rafters with suitcases remember), and guided us to a foreign parking lot, told us to park, and get out.

By that point we still saw nothing "special" here but seriously had nothing to lose, and figured we would just leave in the morning (George said that the hotel only had one night available anyways). For now, at least, we had a place to stay.

All the sudden we turn a corner with George, see the panoramic view of the harbor, pass through the old city walls, and end up in the most beautiful cobblestone side street for pedestrians only and lined with the most charming boutique hotels, shops, restaurants, and people.

We didn't even check-in or get to our room at Casa Veneta until hours after-wards--because we were talking in the lobby and drinking home-made Raki and wine with George and his father for literally hours. (And with our suitcases still with us no less.) They filled us with the best conversation and the stay was superb.

Best location, most charming boutique hotel, family owned by George's family forever, lots of history, and best service.

And, there is something about Chania Harbor. "Trust me, it's special, get there."

Room Tip: All room options available, just ask: suites, flats, two-story rooms, views. Everything.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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casaveneta, Ιδιοκτήτης at Casa Veneta, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
Dear Lea,

Thank you very much for this great review. We feel really happy that we satisfy you at this level.
We hope to see you back in Chania and in our hotel.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

Yours,

George and Stavros
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

There is not much to add to the previous reviews: A warm welcome, a helpful and friendly treatment, a very clean and simple room, a fantastic location. We regret having stayed only for one night but I am sure that we will be back

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

The ego part of me would like to keep this hotel as my personal secret, afraid it will become too popular... But that wouldn't be fair to Stavros and George, the perfect hosts. They do what they can to make you feel welcome, and I really do! The position is great. It's close to the harbour, the city beach, shopping and restaurants but still quiet. The rooms are spacious with wifi and comfortable beds. We also had a balcony overlooking the street. So, if you are looking for a nice, small hotel with great service, this is it!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

If you like us have found the perfect holiday venue in Chania you need look no further than Casa Veneta for the perfect ’Home from home’! There is something uniquely positive about greek hospitality and nobody I know encompasses this better than Stavros & George. On second visit we found the kitchen stocked with all manner of goodies, bathtowels softer than my own – and raki irresistible! Situated perfectly for the town and local beach the hotel has spotlessly clean rooms practically arranged, new beds and unbelievably good value. Visit now before they become too popular – you will not meet a friendlier pair of hosts who make the greek word Xenos – foreigner AND guest – more true.

Room Tip: Top rooms have nice balcony & view but can get a bit hot in july-august
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

We arrived at Chania on our way to Heraklion and spontaneously we decided to book a room for 1 night in Chania! Casa Veneta had a great price for a room and the location of the hostel is right in the middle of the old town! The hosts were very friendly and helpful, providing us with useful information (map and suggestions).

Room Tip: The room booked from bookings.com is next to the pedestrian stream, so it might be a bit noise until...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

We only spent a night here, but would have happily stayed longer. Great location in Chania's old town, minutes from the harbour-side but also only a few minutes walk from the nearest road. We arrived late, but having pre-arranged with the owner, were greeted on arrival and made to feel instantly at home. Our room was on the top floor (not a problem for us, but for those with limited mobility, the lack of lift could present difficulties), with a balcony offering sea views. The room was basic, clean and met all our needs. For breakfast we had only to step out of the door and choose from one of the many neighbouring cafes.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

Chania has more charm than other cities in Crete, the street where Casa Veneta is located has more charm than others in Chania, Stavros and George have more charm than most hotel hosts. We were so well looked after and advised by S&G that we cancelled other accommodation to return for our last couple of nights on the island. The spacious rooms we occupied had useful tri-level layout with a proper deep bed-mattress on the sofa, especially good if one guest is an adult male snorer who needs to be a little distant from other would-be sleepers. Our balconies were of usable size, overlooking a relatively quiet and intimate street with a couple of mini-markets, close to car parking so we only had to wheel cases 300 metres. S&G speak excellent English, are most interesting to converse with, and highly helpful.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Casa Veneta
Address: 57 Theotokopoulou, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Chania Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Veneta 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away in a narrow side street in the old quarter of Chania, Casa Veneta has plenty of olde worlde charm.It is a new, four storey building which we have sympathetically reconstructed from an old Venetian facade. For your convenience we have a television lounge on the ground floor. We have kept the atmosphere of the Grand Venetian period by using stripped polished wood for our interiors, and giving some studios a gallery bedroom.A friendly, most charming base in an excellent location from which to explore this historic and atmospheric town. ... more   less 
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