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Dorothy's Dream

View of the Venetian harbour from one of the bedrooms
12 reviews
View of the Venetian harbour from one of the bedrooms
View of the hallway from the living room
One of the bedrooms
View of the Venetian harbor from one of the bedrooms
A traditional kitchen with all modern amenities
One of the bedrooms
Night view of the Venetian harbor from one of the bedrooms
The hallway of the residence
One of the bathrooms
View from the hallway
Kitchen detail
In the living room
Bedroom detail
Cozy corner in the living room
The kitchen
View of the Venetian port from one of the bedrooms
Breakfast served on the terrace
Southern view of the terrace
Enjoy breakfast on the terrace
View of the Giali Tzami Mosque from one of the bedrooms
View of the Maritime Museum from one of the bedrooms
The house behind the Giali Tzami Mosque
Morning view from one of the bedroom balconies
View of the lighthouse from the terrace
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 13
Chania, Magnesia Region, Thessaly
Dorothy's Dream is an ample, historic, four-bedroom residence located in the Palazzo del Rettore, one of Chania's oldest and most exquisite national monuments. Rising above the Byzantine walls of Kastelli, it overlooks the beautifully preserved Chania Old Venetian Harbour.The 200 square meters residence covers the entire top floor of the Palazzo del Rettore, a building dating from the 14th century. Set high on the fortified hill at the heart of the old town, the residence offers spectacular views to the Chania Venetian Harbour including the famous lighthouse, the Maritime Museum of Crete and the Giali Tzami Mosque as well as to the Big Blue Aegean Sea from all its northern rooms. Its south and east oriented rooms offer views to the old city and the small piazza with the lemon trees connecting the rest of the traditional residences... Read more
About the Owner, Eirini M
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 9 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 12 reviews and 1 property
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English first
Oslo, Norway
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

The highlight of our stay in Chania!! Dorothy's Dream is one of those places that you stay once and never forget. The place itself, the location, the rooms, the decoration, and especially the terrace give you the feeling that you are on top of the world!! The service provided is excellent and the welcome gives you the feeling of "coming...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Dorothy’s Dream. Maybe once or twice in a life time some people get to stay in a place like this. Romantic, practical, central, comfortable and every other positive remark that you might think of. I’d even have to be positive about the steep winding stairs that lead up to this vast and perfectly presented apartment. The attention to detail is...

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Dear Sol, thank you for the review! We look forward to your return!


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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We have stayed in Chania three times and this really is exceptional. The former Governor's residence is one of the finest places to stay in Chania. We stayed here with family group of 7. Spacious family accomodation - Luxurious furnishings and surroundings with maid service. Central location gives access to shop, restaurants etc. The owner, Alex, is very accomodating and...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (16)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fax
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Attached (ensuite)
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About the neighbourhood
Dorothy's Dream is located in the center of the old town of Chania near shops, restaurants, night clubs and a spectacular view of the Venetian harbour. The town itself offers a variety of activities including shopping, eating out, museums, swimming, archeological sites, walking tours, etc. For those interested in history, the town of Chania is a top destination with remains that date back to the Minoan times.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Chania International Airport: 15.0 km
Ferry: Souda port: 7.0 km
To come to Chania, you have the following options:

1. Take the boat from Piraeus (port of Athens) which departs at 21:00 or 22:00 each day and arrives at the port of Souda the next day at 06:00 (check www.anek.gr). From the port of Souda you either take a taxi (about 20 euros) or a bus (about 2 euros) or you pick up a car rental which you need to have booked previously.

2. Fly from Athens to Chania on either Aegean Airlines or Ryanair. Then take the bus (about 2 euros) or a taxi (about 25 euros) or rent a car (there are many car rental companies at Chania airport).

3. Fly from 26 cities in Europe directly to Chania on Ryanair.

4. Fly to Heraklion and come to Chania by bus or taxi (about 200 euros) or car rental. The drive from Heraklion to Dorothy's Dream in Chania is about 2 hours...
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 1.6 km.
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