We stayed at several hotels during our two weeks in Greece and this was our favorite because the staff was amazingly kind and helpful. Despite arriving late, we were met with a warm welcome and greeted as the "honeymooners", which was very sweet and unexpected. The women at the front desk helped us find an inexpensive rental car, lent us a GPS and a good map, and helped us find things to do in and around Chania. Our room had a TV with one channel playing bad American TV after a certain hour, a small fridge, a four poster bed with canopy, and remodeled bathroom. Shower was a bit small, but only a problem if you're a very big person. Very old building with interesting history and lots of character. The facilities and amenities were perfectly modern. Breakfast was very good and the ladies actually cared about what we might like. The cleaning lady even let us look at another room because we were curious to see what the rest of the building looked like--so cool. On our last day, we didn't get a message from our travel agency about our transfer to the airport. The woman at the front desk spent 20-30 minutes tracking down a contact to find out what we needed to do. That was exceptional service. We loved our stay at Porto del Columbo. It was the perfect ending to our honeymoon in Greece.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Hotel, an imposing, tall, 600 year old building, has gathered a rich history over the passing of the centuries. During the days of Turkish Rule, the building housed members of high ranking Turkish military who made many changes to the buildings architecture - even built a Hamam.In the garden and next to that, a room to secure their slaves (where you can still see the metallic rings nailed to the walls). In the beginning of the 19th Century, the building was used as a French embassy and later was inhabited by the great Greek political figure, Eleftherios Venizelos, who also used it as his political offices until his move to Athens, when he took power as Prime Minister of Greece. The Hotel has 10 beautiful rooms - the 2 of which are maisonettes - fully restored and traditionally decorated to provide our guests with an especially warm and welcome feeling. All rooms have modern conveniences (WC, telephone, TV, mini-bar, air-conditioning and Central Heating in winter) ensuring our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Porto Del Colombo Hotel Chania, Crete