Alcanea Boutique Hotel
What We Love
- A top-ranked boutique hotel in the charming Greek port city of Chania, with breakfastVibrant, colorful rooms with stunning views and sleek bathrooms
- Sunset cocktails at Alcanea Café & Wine Bar, overlooking Chania’s old port
- The perfect location, within walking distance of Chania’s top sights
What To Know
- The hotel is well-located right next to the Maritime Museum and Old Port
- There's no elevator and the stairs are rather steep, if you need help with luggage the staff can transport your bags
- Free WiFi
Right next to the beautiful harbor of ancient Chania, on the northwestern coast of Crete, the eight-room Alcanea Boutique Hotel draws rave reviews on TripAdvisor – where it won a Certificate of Excellence 2016 and ranks second out of 89 properties in the area. Evoking the authentic spirit of this ancient town, the hotel occupies a fully renovated 400-year-old Venetian building. Period details, like hand-carved stone facades, elaborate woodwork and an intricate network of terraces and patios, are sure to impress, while each unique guest room features a modern bathroom with a slate shower and an elegant stone wash basin.
You can start and end your day at the hotel’s cozy café and wine bar, which serves breakfast and traditional coffee, along with local Greek wines and other Cretan delicacies. Throughout the day, the intimate terrace offers sweeping views across Chania’s old port, providing a lovely spot to sit and watch the world go by. Outdoor activities, like hiking and beachfront lounging aren’t hard to find here, while the heart of Chania itself is within easy walking distance – close enough to be convenient, but just far enough to ensure peace and quiet back at your abode.
Each of the hotel’s eight guest rooms is unique, though all have some sort of sea view, as well as lovely, modern bathrooms. The rooms feature bright beige or terra-cotta walls and eclectic furnishings. The Superior Double rooms each offer a king-sized bed, while the cozy Standard has a queen-sized bed and stunning views of the historic Firkas Fortress. Every room is equipped with Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV and an iPod dock.
Amenities- Tea and coffee facilities- Flat-screen TV- Safe- Hair dryer- Natural bath products- Wi-Fi access- Bathrobes- Slippers
You can start each day with breakfast at the on-site café, where you’ll enjoy views over the harbor. Organic Cretan products, like local fruit, herbs and yogurt make for a memorable, healthy start to the day. You can also dine on Cretan specialties here for lunch and dinner, or simply stroll to one of the nearby tavernas or restaurants for which Chania is famed.
From its perch overlooking Chania’s historic port and lighthouse, this hotel is a short walk from top sights, like the Nautical Museum and the Archaeological Museum, as well as countless restaurants and tavernas and the city’s best shopping. Many of Crete’s most gorgeous beaches, including Elafonissi, Balos and Phalasarna, are no more than a 90-minute drive away.
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The Alcanea is perfect in ever respect - excellent accommodation, prime location, superb staff and a friendly welcoming atmosphere. The perfect spot to have a relaxing week- right in the old Port amongst the shops and resturants .
We had a one night stay on our last night in Crete and were blown away by the location of this hotel, which is right on the front of the old Ventian port. It is hard to find, but that is part of its charm! The staff were extremely welcoming and helpful and the breakfast was wonderful. The only reason for not scoring a perfect 5 was that the room we were in was very cramped with a tiny window overlooking a wall. But the room was clean, the bed comfortable, the bathroom spotless - and we were only there for one night.
In a city full of charming accommodations to choose from, I think we licked out with the cream of the crock. This lovely boutique hotel is both authentic and gracious- with a bit of bohemian vibe that makes you feel immediately comfortable. But what really sets this place apart, is the staff - and most notably, Eva - who is simply fantastic. Her smile lights up the room and reminds you of why this part of the world is so special.
Great people, location and room amenities! We stayed for multiple nights during our Chania visit and really enjoyed being here. The staff are all very helpful and nice. The breakfast inclusion was great as well, offering several different options for guests.
The only negative was that being in Room 4, the people above us in their room were extremely loud walking around. We were woken up multiple nights anywhere between 1am - 3am. Sounds like it is just wood floors up there and the above guests were walking around loudly with shoes on. If booking would recommend one of those rooms to avoid this issue.
Stayed for a week and it was one of our favorite places in world. Close to all the best restaurants and the port. But the food here is amazing and highly recommended. Breakfast was included with our room and may very well be the best we ever had while traveling. All the employees were very helpful and very friendly. If you can get a reservation do it!!!