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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
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A sea-view room at a gorgeous boutique hotel, walking distance from the sights and overlooking the old port

The Lowdown

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.

How to Get There

Alcanea Boutique Hotel
2 Agelou
Crete, 731 31 Greece


5.0 Excellent 444 Reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed here for a whole week and it is hard to describe how amazing the stay was. The location is absolutely fantastic, as it is right in the centre of the old town of Chania - with all its restaurants, souvenir shops and beautiful little alleys. We had breakfast each morning overlooking the Venetian harbor. The food was great! No buffet breakfast but you could choose from a list of Greek specialities each morning and they were prepared individually for you. But the most important part here is the staff: you just feel like at home! You are treated like a true friend! We were given many insider tipps from Eva and were greeted warmly each morning by Nikoletta for breakfast. A truly unique experience we would recommend to everybody who is looking for a holiday away from mass tourism. We will miss it

Muddy portside coffee
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely, shaded location makes this cafe one of the best places overlooking the port for a coffee. In fact the cafe is part of the hotel & you can breakfast, lunch & dinner to your heart’s content. But the shade - in 36 degree heat and wall to wall sunshine it is a welcome refuge with a stunning view to boot. Great coffee too...

Restaurant review only
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't stay at the hotel, but wanted to try the restaurant. It's a casual cafe, so we came for lunch and had yogurt with fruit & honey which was wonderful because the honey came in a large pour bottle - not the prepackaged honey I've had everywhere else. My husband had smoked salmon on toast with cream cheese which was also a nice snack!

Smack in the centre of the Venetian port, but somehow away from the crowd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quiet corner in the heart of the old Venetian Harbor, but away from the noise and the crowd. A place with a lot of shade, an excellent choice in local wines, choice of music helps the setting.
Service is very friendly and hospitable, and nobody tries to lure you inside like in the rest of the bars and restaurants at the waterfront.

This is one of the places we came back for, and this is one of the places that I will remember from my holiday.

I didn't stay at the hotel and I didn't eat at this place, but as I already mentioned: a classical building with priceless view, friendly and helpful staff, good wines.

The best of Chania hospitality!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week in Chania and enjoyed several breakfasts and evening drinks at this lovely place. The staff are wonderful - Nicolette was warm and welcoming with an amazing capacity to remember our food and drink preferences from one visit to another (varied as they were!). Food was always delicious & freshly prepared and the views across the harbour whilst enjoying freshly squeezed orange juice and sfakiani pie were wonderful! We plan to return soon and stay at the hotel....wonderful place!