ALCANEA BOUTIQUE HOTEL CRETE
Alcanea Boutique Hotel is a small hotel located in the heart of the old town Chania in Crete. Chania is a romantic town with rich cultural history and amazing architecture. You can wander through the streets of the old port and admire breathtaking views of the Egyptian Lighthouse or choose to spend your evening at one of the many restaurants around the port.
Chania is one of the most picturesque cities I have ever seen and it is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. It has lovely streets with many restaurants and bars, a seafront promenade with many stalls and shops, different galleries and cultural attractions and most important friendly locals around every corner. It is also an ideal base to explore gorgeous beaches and other villages around the island.
The Alcanea Boutique Hotel is perfectly positioned on the waterfront of the Old Port. It is around 17 km away from the airport, so it is easily accessible with the car. The hotel does not have its own parking but you can leave your car in the public parking area 5 min from the hotel. You can also take a public bus from the airport for around 2,50 EUR per person and it will take you to the centre of Chania. From there you will have to walk 5-10 min to the hotel.
The hotel was fully restored in 2011 and now offers guests the authentic spirit of living in an ancient town. The Alcanea Boutique Hotel has eight spacious rooms with amazing views over the town. It combines modern comfort with old tradition which you can see in every part of the hotel. Dark wood, hand-carved stone facades, beautiful ceramics in vibrant colours, small balconies, hidden garden and decorative elements make this hotel a perfect place to start your Crete adventure.
Our room was on the first floor. It was a spacious double room with balcony overlooking the Old Port. The room had a kind size bed, a small living area with two lounge chairs, workspace and modern bathroom with shower. All rooms are provided with bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer and bathroom amenities and they all offer spectacular views of the Venetian Port, Egyptian Lighthouse or the Old Town of Chania.
BAR & SECRET GARDEN
The hotel has a colorful secret terrace with local flowers where you can drink a traditional Greek coffee or a cup of Cretan herbal tea and just relax.
There is also the Alcanea Café & Wine Bar where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or a cocktail in the evening.
The breakfast was included in the room rate and it was one of the most delicious breakfasts I have ever had. They use Cretan organic products and you can order what your heart desires. Every dish was delicious and full of flavour. You have to try different pies that they offer. They taste simply incredible!
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK…
If you are looking for a charming hotel in the old town of Chania, then look no further. The Alcanea Boutique Hotel has it all! A bit of history, modern facilities, lovely rooms, beautiful views and friendly staff members that will help you create an unforgettable vacation. We had an amazing time at the hotel and would gladly return on our next visit to this charming town.
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