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Serenissima Boutique Hotel

Chania, Greece

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PROPERTY FEATURES

The Premises 

Relive Crete’s love-in with the Venetians at Serenissima Boutique Hotel, which is set in a 16th-century Venetian townhouse – all arches, exposed brick and wooden beams. An 18th-century Ottoman hammam is currently being readied for modern guests; additional creature comforts come courtesy of the excellent restaurant and romantic rooms, painted in blush-pink and peach hues, with Chania Old Town views. This hotel is as deeply rooted in its location as the olive and lemon trees planted outside its bedrooms.

Serenissima Boutique Hotel

Skoufon 4 Chania, Greece

SMITH EXTRA

Compliments of the House 

A bottle of sparkling wine, home-made chocolates, and a 10 per cent in the restaurant

At the Hotel 

CHECK-OUT: Noon; earliest check-in, 2pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.
Rates usually include breakfast.

FACILITIES

Courtyard; concierge; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen smart TV and radio, Coco-Mat bed, coffee- and tea-making facilities, minibar, pillow menu, desk, TV, minibar.

PACKING TIPS

Mrs Smiths and/or cowboys, take note: Chania’s cobbled streets make heels a no-no. Go easy on the white tops and linen trousers, unless you’re keen to be mistaken for a member of staff.

ECO-FRIENDLY

To ensure the safety of our staff and guests during these unprecedented times, we have made the decision to temporarily close our hotel. We apologize for any inconvenience, please check back at a later time wheen travel restrictions in the area have lifted. We look forward to hosting you in the future when the world is a much safer and happier place. We appreciate you, thank you for understanding.

ALSO

Make bedtime bespoke by picking from the pillow menu in each room. In-room massages and beauty treatments can be arranged, on request.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Please provide the estimated time of your arrival to the reception desk.

Rooms 

Survey Chania’s maze of narrow streets – and the rugged mountains beyond – from the pretty, spacious terrace area that makes the Superior Suite with Terrace top-dog. That being said, each of the romantic rooms has a king-size Coco-Mat bed, exposed brick walls, wooden beams and desks painted in dove grey and pastel pink, so you’ll be happy wherever you wake up.

Food & Drink 

Unforgettable Features 

Open June–October, Serenissima’s restaurant is housed in a vast space styled with polished wooden floors, high ceilings and white-leather chairs clustered around long oak tables. Lunch isn’t served, but dinner comes courtesy of chef Iosif Petroff: expect ambitious, abstract creations and Mediterranean flavours. Pick from three set menus – Earth, Sea or Vegetarian – or play it safe with à la carte. Produce is sourced daily by the chef, who plunders local markets while you’re still snoozing. We’re still dreaming about the roast lamb with seasonal vegetables and just-picked tomatoes…

Liquid Bliss 

There’s no bar as such, but guests can enjoy cocktails, drinks and wine tastings (on request) in the restaurant.
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Experience the Extraordinary 

Work on your tan at nearby Elafonissi Beach, known for its turquoise waters and pinkish sand. Obliging staff will happily arrange boat trips, snorkelling, scuba diving and other aquatic adventures nearby. The Yacht Club is a two-minute stroll away, at the old harbour, where you can embark on private expeditions. Discover Chania Old Town, whose lures include a Venetian harbour and historic lighthouse. Shop for gold jewellery, leather goods and other gifts for the folk back home – or each other – in Chania’s artisan boutiques. Learn about the island’s past at Chania Archaeological Museum or the Knossos Minoan Palace. Visit Samariá Gorge, Chania’s beautiful national park, where rare flowers bloom, or go for a stroll in the Botanic Park & Gardens of Crete (take a picnic and a chilled bottle of local white wine with you).

Transportation 

Serenissima enjoys an enviable location in the heart of Chania’s Old Town: 100 metres from the beach; 30 metres from local restaurants and shops.

Planes 

Chania International Airport is just a half-hour drive away (www.chania-airport.com); the hotel can arrange taxi transfers (€25) or private transfers (€40). Brits can take advantage of British Airway’s direct service to Chania from the UK.

Trains 

Beachy islands and trains don’t tend to go together.

Automobiles 

If you’re driving, just head to Chania. The hotel’s car park is a five-minute walk; give staff a call when you get there and they’ll come to meet you and pick up your luggage.

Other 

Should you sensibly decide to gad around the Greek islands by boat, Chania’s old port is just a short stroll from Serenissima.

Location

Skoufon 4 Chania, Greece

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