Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
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Dinner last night was at the same restaurant we're at today, Aroma (not to be confused with Aroma Café in Perth or on campus!) and which I have also had the most enormous piece of chocolate cake served in an ocean of chocolate sauce syrup.
In the photo you can also see the backgammon/chess board that was a joint purchase between Andrew and Bronte. The concentration at the table was fierce ��
... the narrow, windy roads that look like scribble and which there is a sheer drop to one side, it is correct etiquette to wait until the very last possible moment before veering to the far side of the road to allow the oncoming car to pass. I screamed only once. Proud of that.
We arrived mid afternoon, only mildly traumatised ...
It is a Sunday in Chania, Crete, and it is easy to tell. There are more families in Old Town than there are tourists and it is a wonderful thing. I have nothing against tourists—I am one—but seeing the local population out, strolling, enjoying and laughing is uplifting.
Crete is a large island at the southern edge of the Sea of Crete and the northern edge of the Libyan Sea. Chania, Crete's second largest town, ...
... br> There are a lot of vehicle hire shops that are inexpensive so we had no worries about hiring a quad bike. We explored the mountains surrounding Georgioupolis, found a monastery and could make our own way to the lake and back.
Without a doubt I would go back to Crete in an instant. There's no way or point in trying to recreate an experience, but Crete had so much to offer that you wouldn't even worry about not enjoying yourself.
... perspective than we do, or maybe not. We are all curious about each other in this world, and it is fun to compare lifestyles, food and what it is that makes us happy. I have seen the saying that goes something like, "The journey itself is the destination" and I tend to believe it. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to share international travel with Daddy. If you can imagine it, he became even more alive and animated when traveling overseas. He enjoyed ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa Chania
My sister and I stayed in Suite 4 of the Casa Delfino Suites. There was a gorgeous marble shower but no bath. The suite was beautiful with marble floors, a sofa which could be used as a third bed. The bedroom was on the second floor , a half balcony over the main floor. The problem was that if you had to go to the bathroom you had to go down a flight of several steps so this place would not be comfortable for an elderly couple. The rooms were very clean and the beds very comfortable.
We stayed, with another couple in two lovely rooms for two nights in Early August. Our friends were up the stairs (what isn't in Crete!) and we were in a suite overlooking the inner courtyard. The hotel is charming, and offers a peaceful haven from the bustle of Chania's harbourfront and old town markets. The view across the harbour from the roof is magical, especially at night. It's a 50 metre walk to the harbourfront restaurants, and although the area is very busy at night, we didn't hear a thing, even in our courtyard room. Look out for the restaurant with no roof, up in the old town. It's wonderful, as is the Maritime Museum at the end of the harbour (a 3 minute stroll). The breakfast (included) is excellent, offering plenty of variety, and the staff are very helpful. We will definitely return.
OK, but they have some customer service issues
Oh, how things change in just one year. I guess it depends on what room you get and who happens to be at the front desk. We stayed here last year while on our honeymoon and had a great experience. So, we came back for our first anniversary. The room was fine and the housekeepers are the best anywhere. The problem though was the shower and the management's unwillingness to fix it or move us to another room despite the fact that it was obvious they were not fully booked. The shower drained very slowly causing water to run out of the shower, through the bathroom, and out into the living quarters. The manager's reply to me was to "stop standing on the drain." Obviously, that irritated me. I'm sure I'll be going back to Chania someday but I'll be staying elsewhere.
I have spent last week in Crete-Chania staying at the Casa del Fino suites. It is one of the most beautiful and nice hotels I have ever stayed in and I have spent a lot of time in five star hotels. I think this one deserves a six star with its service, cleanness, service, being chic...I highly recommend going there if you would like to stay in the old village of Chania...I will definitley go there again...
Not bad but......
I stayed at Casa Delfino for 2 days, after a carefully search in the web. I was looking for a romantic stay in the heart of the Venetian Port of Chania and the web site of the hotel seemed to provide me all I was looking. The room was big and clean, providing all the comfort someone was needing. However, I have not count the American Navy!!! During the night, drunk soldiers was wondering around the area of the hotel shouting! Noone from the reception was really bother to tell them that they had to stop because they were causing problem to other residents! The romantic weekend ended up in a big fiasco!
Disappointing but acceptable
We look forward to staying here after all the favorable guidebook reviews of this converted monastery in old town Chania. The reality was disappointing.
We were driving, and the hotel was almost impossible to find. Their web site never said that one couldn't drive to hotel (except between 7 am and 11 am) and that the official street of the hotel's address was impassible to cars. We wasted 45 minutes driving on tiny one way streets. Once arriving, the hotel staff greeted us with casual indifference, and seemed
to be bothered about helping us with anything, including even carrying our luggage up the stairs. The room was on 2 levels, the bedroom being up a steep flight of stairs. The air conditioner hardly worked.
There have to be better choices in Chania.
We have two small boys (10 and 7), so we needed something flexible. We all found Casa Delfino to be relaxing, elegant, convenient and affordable. Our room featured two floors, with a large bed, two sofa-beds and its own small courtyard. One small complaint was that the room's heater did not seem up to the task - we were there in April - and our shower had a tendency to flood the bathroom floor a bit.
My wife stayed here for four nights in June 2004 during our honeymoon and it was wonderful. The suite was spacious and clean, the staff was very friendly and helpful, the breakfast was very good (the freshly squeezed OJ was excellent), and the courtyard was lovely.
I cannot say enough good things about the staff. They provided us with all sorts of information, from restaurants to hiking the Samaria Gorge.
I would, and will, stay here again. This is a great property.
Excellent boutique hotel
Rview Casa Delfino Hotel Chania CreteMy partner and I stayed in this hotel in Sept. 2003 for 4 nights and found it most comfortable and clean and very conviently located in the old town.The service was good, breakfasts self serve selection was appertising.When we visit Chania in the future we will stay there again.
I SPENT 1 NIGHT last summer in this place. from the ancient venitian mention there is nothing left. The hotel has entirely been redecorated, designed and refurbished by the decorator who did the hotels of Disney (see what I mean!) If you expect, some old furniture, paintings, works of arts this is not the place to stay. The staff is far from being freindly and welcoming. The bedroom I had during my stay, overrated, had a small bathroom, only with shower, the air conditioning unit in the sitting room area couldnt in the heat of august refresh the bedroom on the mezzanine. The american breakfast was quite poor.