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Hotel El Greco - Chania

3 star Hotel Chania

Theotokopoulou 47 - Chania

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The El Greco hotel is located on a quiet, pedestrian street in the old town of Chania, right next to the ancient Venetian harbor and only minutes away from the splendid beach of Nea Chora.

Recently renovated, the structure has operated as a traditional family business since 1979, providing a delightful environment with modern comforts and thoughtful service. The warm atmosphere and the uniqueness of this charming property are sure to make your stay an unforgettable experience.

Visitors can furthermore enjoy pleasant evenings discovering the picturesque historic center of Chania, with its typical tavernas, restaurants, and bars. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to guests in public areas.

The property is open all year round. 
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Guest Rating 7.9 Good
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Breakfast at Hotel El Greco

A free continental breakfast is available between 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

Hotel Facilities at El Greco

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Lift/elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Free parking

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 12:30 PM and noon.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Hotel El Greco is also known as

El Greco Hotel
El Greco Chania

8.0

Clean

9.1

Location

7.3

Quiet

7.0

Spacious

8.0

Service

El Greco Hotel reviews

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Our second stay at El Greco. A very pleasant experience and we would stay there again. GREAT location! We thought it might be quite noisy but not at all. Very nice staff.

7.1 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

We've stayed 2 nights in this hotel with sea view room (wonderful!), this hotel is very well located (nice pedestrian street near from old town and harbour) at Hania but no private parking... The triple room was comfortable but the double bed was without base so pay attention to backache and bathroom is a bit small. I advise this hotel for a short stay with your family. Practical: there's a travel agency in front of hotel to book all your journeys!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel is at excellent location in walking distance to everywhere in the old town. The staff are nice and helpful. We had a 4th floor room with the roottop terace. The view was great from the terrace.

7.2 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Very noisy at 5:30am in the lobby.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Our second time at El Greco. ideally located in one of the old towns best streets. Quiet, clean, comfortable. 24 hour friendly reception.

3.3
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

I had a single room, with a very very very exiguous bathroom and a so little lavabo that I couldn't brush my teeths without making a contorsion in order to avoid water on the ground. Very expensive for so poor confort ! The decoration of the room was nearly absent and the welcome was insignificant.

5.7 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Norway

We really enjoyed our stay at El Greco! Especially when we got one of the room at the top. The only thing I missed especially was a couple of umbrellas on the roof terasse. The service was up and down, depended on the person and mood of the personnel. The aircondition unit could have been better and we would had appreciate to have a room to take a shower on our departure date. But overall very cosy. I would most likely choose El Greco again if I return to Chania. The negatives was comments for improvements.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The El Greco is situated in a cobble stone alley behind the maritime museum at the end of the picturesque pier of Chania. The hotel has 4 floors, however the elevator gets only to the 3rd floor. We had a wonderful spacious room, on the 4th floor, with a roof balcony (furnished with table and chairs) with lovely views of the city and parts of the harbor. It was well worth the climb on the wooden staircase one floor up! The hotel has a very nice breakfast buffet that is priced reasonably and competitively. The staff spoke English, gave s the complimentary free map of the city and was very helpful in directing us around. The "travelers’ library" at the lobby - where people leave their finished book and may pick up another - supplied us with very much needed reading material.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Greece

El Greco is beautifully positioned in Chania, close to the harbour and in the old Venetian town, with its lovely restaurants and shops. They offer and excellent breakfast - which separates then from some other small hotels in the area. The room was very comfortable with a good en-suite shower and small bathroom. The front desk was very helpful (and open 24 hours). We have stayed there three times because of a mixture of price, convenience and position.

6.7 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Israel

The location was exelent, the hotel is nice, the room were small and the wall where to thin you could hear the next room and the hallway, the big plus was the balcony.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Very nicely located in the old town of Chania, friendly and competent reception. Enjoyed our stay very much. Only negative aspects are room size (difficult to store suitcases) and lack of shower curtain (as in many Greek hotels).

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This is our second say of two weeks at the El Greco. It's in an ideal position, it's comfortable and clean and the staff are very friendly. The rooms at the front overlooking the street have a balcony - ideal for an early evening watch the world go by. there is a bit of noise at ngiht, but no so much to put you off staying there. We would definitely return.

6.6 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

It is an old house in the center (old port) of Chania it is very noisy They accept the credit card but if you insist a lot I dont like this attitude

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Hotel El Greco is in a great position in the Old Town. Parking is not associated with the hotel but is public parking yet still convenient to the hotel. The room was very large with a balcony onto the street. There was free internet.

7.5 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Latvia

The hotel is probably as close to the centre/harbour as you can get and probably within the nicest part of the city. Good price/value ratio for Hania (50e/night for a double room). The room itself was ok (generally I don't expect more in this price category), bathroom IS smallish, but otherwise decent. The breakfast wasn't included in the price, thus didn't try it, but there are plenty of breakfasting options nearby.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Brazil

our room was spacious and the bathroom was OK. We got to Chania by bus and there is no indication about that in the website (take a taxi from the bus station - about 5 Euros). Since our room faced the pedestrian street, it was a little noisy (Greeks talk loudly, you know), but it wasn't a real problem. Our stay in Chania and at El Greco was really good.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

raum 403 ist exzellent: aussicht über die Stadt und das Meer, Dachterrasse vor der Tür, Bad mit Fenster (zur Stadtmauer), Betten aus Marmor gebaut, funktionierende Klimaanlage: alles perfekt, wenn das (einzige) zimmer nebenan auch an ruhige Leute vermietet ist. das frühstück lohnt. negativ: die parksituation; es gibt keine parkplätze (für den fall, dass man mit einem mietwagen unterwegs ist). vom hotel aus hatte man uns gesagt, dass wir auf dem parkstreifen für anwohner stehen können. diese auskunft war falsch und ist uns teuer zu stehen gekommen. das ist aber der einzige schwachpunkt bei diesem überaus angenehmen hotel.

5.4 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

What did I expect for 50 euros a night? The price was well below what I usually spend in Greece, and I did not know what to expect. Well, I got my money's worth, and that is about it. The room was large, and had a miniscule balcony overlooking the lovely street, but the drapes and bedspread were hideous, and the soap in the bathroom was not a freshly wrapped packet but had been used! The shower had no curtain, so it was an exercise in agility to shower without flooding the bathroom. On the plus side, the owner and staff were very nice and helpful. They own a travel agency across the street, which is nicely decorated. They need to spend some money decorating the hotel, as it has a great location. Based on advice from others who had stayed there, we avoided the hotel breakfast, which cost 6 euros per person, and ate at the cafe across the street, which is named Cormorant (English translation) at a cost of 6 euros for two of us. Chania Old Town is beautiful, and well worth the visit for the two days we spent there. You can walk everywhere from El Greco.

6.9 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

A very compact hotel in the heart of the old Hania City. The hotel is very difficult to access by car for the first time and needs some very specific map data. Lots of Character & typical of a small venetian hotel.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Lovely hotel in the heart of the old part of Chania (2min walk to the harbour). Very friendly staff. I can definitely recommend it !

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Our stay at El Greco made our stay in Chania that much more memorable. The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about all of Crete and always had great recommendations for us on where to go and what to do. Part of our daily routine was to talk to staff at the door about what we wanted to do the next day and they would provide many helpful suggestions (we would have never found a few restaurants without them). We had a very nice room on the 3rd floor with a balcony and a view. We were there for a week spanning late Feb - early March, so it was the off season for tourists. For price vs quality, El Greco was the best! The rooms, while a tad small, were clean, well kept and very charming. Wireless internet was a big plus. For convenience, it is near to the old harbour and all its restaurants (however if you REALLY want my opinion, avoid them at all costs... they are tourist traps. Spend the extra 10-15 min to walk into town. You will find WAY better coffee shops, restaurants and overall value for your money). I would definitely stay here again and our many thanks to the staff that made our trip special.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed at this hotel in 2006 and are returning in 2008. Clean and comfortable rooms, helpful staff and great buffet breakfast. Fantastic value. Theotokopoulou is near enough to the harbour and busy streets without being too busy itself. It's pedestrianised but you do get the odd motorbike (where don't you!). Good deals on car hire at the hotel too.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The El Greco is in an excellent location in the old quarter of Chania. Just make sure that your taxi driver drops you off on Theotokopolou St (just 100 yds from the hotel) instead of Halkidiki St which requires dragging the suitcases through narrow crowded streets. We stayed in a top floor room and thank goodness for the lift! The room was cleaned every day to a very high standard. The hotel staff all speak good engflish and were very helpful in getting taxis etc. The hotel is situated on a pedestianised road and there are no streets at the rear and so the hotel is blissfully quiet. Chania can easily be explored in a day and so I would suggest a hire car if your stay is any longer. The traffic in Chania is frightening to begin with but OK when you get used to it. Overall we would definitely book at this hotel again. The only slight disappointment was the breakfast. Better breakfasts could be found at any number of local restaurants, although you'll probably end up paying a little more. Missing the ouzo and sunshine already!

7.1 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Best situation for visit of Cania.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

It was the first stage of out two weeks vacation in Creete. The hotel fully complied our expectation (quiet, nice, not expensive, in the middle of the historical town and just one minute walking from the port and surrounded by restaurants, shops selling typical products from Creete and any other amenity). Just opposite a nice bar for great breakfast and last drink before sleeping. Much more important : also very romantic. Suggestion : visit terrace on the roof for a better view.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Nice small privately owned hotel in a pedestrian-only street in the Topanas part of Chania's Venetian Harbour. Our room was a bit small but well-equipped and clean. Tea and coffee making facilities are not available in hotel rooms neither in Greece, nor in Germany or Holland, even in higher-ranking hotels. Lots of small hotels, cafes, tavernas and small shops all around. The rooms facing the street can be a bit noisy early in the morning, when deliveries are being made. There is a cafe across the road "The Komoranos" which does excellent breakfast of various kinds and mezedes for later on in the day. There is breakfast available at the hotel, but €6,00/person is a but much for continental breakfast, in my opinion. The "Paradosiakos" is a taverna where we had excellent fresh fish at a reasonable price a few times. It is only a few steps from the hotel. The harbour is also only a few minutes walk away from the hotel, but you don't hear the noise which is a blessing.

7.1 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Nice hotel located in the center of Hania. The hotel sorroundigs it's very beatiful and near the harbour. We have found 2 little troubles: the presence of "starving" mosquitos; really the room overlooks the venetian wall, but the distance it's about 4 meters.... I suggest it for the location.

7.0 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Nice hotel located in a superb surrounding! Cannot recommend to single travellers. I had a room at the top of the roof with roofgarden nice view - however this roofgarden could be used by other guests, too, which could be noisy at night

4.2 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Excellent location. Free web access in the lobby. Having booked some 6 weeks in advance, we were given the last available room, on the ground floor (#6), which gets light only through the 1 m narrow gap between the house and the high city wall. Water dripped through the ceiling near the door (Bathroom leak upstairs), mould on a far corner indicated an earlier similar problem there; there also was water on our bathroom floor the source of which we could not identify. The room was well appointed, but very noisy through the door: one heard all the lobby talk and then, from before six in the morning, people leaving and the next door breakfast room being prepared: plates being set, cutlery clanging, chairs being moved, people treading and talking, machinery being activated - think of trying to sleep inside an active kitchen - no chance. We left in despair after one sleep-deprived night, while people with rooms upstairs enjoyed the quiet. I strongly advise against room number 6!

6.8 Fair
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

see previous report. this little hotel delivers just what it says on the packet. There were lots of rooms available late October.

7.9 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This little hotel served its purpose admirably. Our room was small but perfectly adequate and had a little balcony. There are larger rooms. It offers few facilities, but those it offers were fine. If you have a car you have to park on the street down the road, but that was not difficult. Helpful and pleasant staff. The town centre location was perfect for exploring the old centre of Chania on foot, but if you are driving try to get a map that shows the one-way roads.

7.9 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

Sehr sauber und freundlich. Zimmer teilweise etwas klein und in der Hauptsaison sind die Zimmer auf die Straße raus wohl auch etwas laut. Blick über die Dächer von Chania (und z.T. aufs Meer) hat man nur von den beiden obersten Stockwerken. Empfehlenswert u.a. die Zimmer 302 und 3003, die zwar etwas eng sind, aber eine eigene kleine Terrasse besitzen. Exzellente Lage in einer netten Fußgängerzone, Parkplatz in der Nähe, Hafenpromenade in 2 min erreichbar. Frühstück okay und reichhaltig, nur Tee-Trinker kommen nicht ganz auf ihre Rechnung.

1.0
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Si te toca una habitacion en la planta baja que solo ventila por una puerta a un patio minúsculo con aparatos de aire acondicionado (foto 1) desaparecerà el encanto de las fotografias que te muestran. El w.c. pierde agua i la instalación és provisional i cutre. En este caso mejor buscar cualquier otra pension.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

good location, friendly staff, comfortable and spacious rooms

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very nice location, near the venetian port but away from all city noise. Ask for a room with balcony to have sea view!

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Great situation, right in the heart of the old town. Ideal for a short stay.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Israel

Charming hotel in old Venetian quarter, with lovely, helpful staff. Really great location. Rooms at the back are quieter. Considerably less expensive than other (less charming) places we stayed on Crete. Highly recommended.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

a very friendly, family run hotel were nothing is too much trouble, clean tidy rooms..very convenient for the city centre.access to phone in room computer to check mail in the lobby free of charge very reasonable in price. would recomended.. bert young

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Beautiful, cool, quiet hotel in heart of old town (definitely the prime location in Chania), close to the old port on pedestrianised street. Old building in terrace of shops, houses and other small hotels; elegant traditional interior with stone and wood. Fantastic buffet breakfast for just 5 euros, toast, coffee, croissants, juice, cereal, fruit - help yourself to as much as you want. They also have a hire car service at good rates which is very convenient.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We were unexpected. We were assigned a very nice large room with 2 double beds because that is what was available. Our price was honored, but I needed my printout because they had no idea of the contract price. The drain in the bathroom floor was unclean & smelled of sewer gas, but keeping the bathroom ventilation fan on constantly kept the room from stinking. In their defense, much of the old town smells of sewer gas. The common use balconies are really nice, the staff was very helpful and spoke excellent English. The best hidden asset, easy access from the FREE car park at the waterfront. Many hotels are a long walk on pedestrianized streets to drag your luggage.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

5.1 Ordinary
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

6.4 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Russia

7.9 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Israel

7.1 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

7.7 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

7.4 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

7.7 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

7.9 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Germany

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3.1
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.2 Fair
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

5.4 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

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Room Details

El Greco offers 23 guest rooms with climate control. Rooms open onto balconies. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes and phones during their Chania Town visit. Additional comforts include air conditioning. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini fridge
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Terrace/Balcony

How to reach El Greco Hotel

By airplane
The Chania K. Daskalogiannis international airport lies about 23 km away from the hotel and hosts daily flights serving various locations. A frequent bus service connects the airport to Chania's town centre and to the old port area. The hotel is located about 400 metres away.

By boat
There are daily ferry and high-speed ferry services connecting the Athens' port of Piraeus to Chania's harbour, located about 17 km from the hotel. A frequent bus service connects the harbour to the town's centre and to the property. Taxis can be easily found at the end of the wharf.

Distances from Hotel El Greco

Chania Nautical Museum - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Nautical Museum of Crete - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Firka Fortress - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Venetian Port - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Hassan-Pascha Mosque - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Etz Hayyim Synagogue - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Mosque of the Janisarries - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Mosque of Kioutsouk Hassan - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Chania Lighthouse - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Chania Archaeological Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Franciscan Monastery of Aghios Fragkiskos - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Cathedral of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Cathedral of the 3 Martyrs - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Folklore Museum of Chania - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Old Venetian Harbor - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for El Greco is Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis) - 11.6 km / 7.2 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel El Greco

  • Free parking