Contessa boutique hotel constitutes a part of Chania’s Venetian period history. Its modern history dates back to 1860 (for which we have found lease agreements). “Contessa Hotel” is one of the few buildings in the old town of Chania built with an ottoman architecture. It is historicaly very important; the contracts from its build time (back in the 1860) have been found, in which its original shape can bee seen -a shape which has been, since then, altered over the last century! The owner still remembers his grandmother, who lived in the house until 1978, describing him that the building had once become the French Consulate, after the liberation of Crete from the Turks, in 1911. That grandmother was a prominent personality, a real Countess; this was the reason the director of the Greek National Tourism in Chania proposed the name “Contessa” (“Countess” in Italian), when the house was transformed into a traditional hotel in the old harbour, in 1982. Since then, the hotel had the honour to house guests such as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UK (Mr. Dr How), Greek artists such as Loukianos Kelaidonis and Giannis Smaragdis, and others. The hotel also appears in movie scenes such as “Zorbas the Greek” (Antony Queen) and “The two faces of January” (starring Vinko Mortenssen and Kristin Danst).
Enjoy a really magnificent world and discover the charm and the quality-of-life in a hotel which has been recently renovated, and which has so much to offer to its special guests: from the carefully chosen design of the salon and the rooms, down to the friendly personnel, the breath-taking view and the accessibility to the old town of Chania.
In the heart of historic Chania, family-run Contessa Hotel is set in a traditional Cretan home circa 1800. Surrounded by the narrow streets of the Venetian Quarter, it offers homely rooms, several with harbour views.
The bright and airy rooms have bare wooden floors. All rooms feature a TV, refrigerator and air conditioning. Irons are available upon request.
Free public parking area available at 700 m from the hotel. Chania Airport is just 8 km away.
location of hotel
Located in Chania, Contessa Boutique Hotel is near the beach. Old Venetian Harbor and Port of Souda are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area’s natural beauty can explore Nea Chora Beach and Golden Beach.
Check-in between 1:30 PM and 9:30 PM
Minimum check-in age – 18
Check-out before noon
Special check-in instructions
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM
The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to El Greco Hotel, 150m away
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Staffed front desk
Pets not allowed
Children and extra beds
Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
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# what is nearby
Firkas Fortress 0.2 km
Etz Hayyim Synagogue 0.2 km
Kucuk Hasan Mosque 0.2 km
Archaeological Museum of Chania 0.2 km
Folklore Museum of Chania 0.3 km
Mitropoleos Square 0.3 km
Chania Old Venetian Harbour 0.3 km
Presentation of the Virgin Mary Cathedral 0.3 km
Municipal Art Gallery of Chania 0.4 km
1866 Square 0.4 km
House-Museum of Eleftherios Venizelos 2.1 km
Golden Beach 2.4 km
Venizelos Graves 3.7 km
Limnoupolis 6.9 km
Platanias Square 9.6 km
Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete 12.9 km
Beaches in the neighbourhood
Nea Chora Beach Golden sand Swimming, Water sports, Food and drink 750 m