La Maison Ottomane, Suite 1
Hotel apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
La Maison Ottomane is a small, luxury hotel discretely placed on the hill of Kastelli, the epicentre of Chania's historical Old Town, the chosen residential area of Chania's Venetian and Ottoman elites.
The inspiration of the hotel has been Ottoman rule and the aim has been to recreate the luxury enjoyed by Chania's former masters. Interior design draws on styling, furniture, fabrics and objects of art from every corner of the Ottoman Empire. The fondness for European tastes that developed towards the twilight of Ottoman rule is also reflected in fine antique European furniture and art. The result is an eclectic mix of East and West that delights the eye and relaxes the traveller.
Suite 1, the Constantinople Suite, is decorated as an Ottoman Town House at the turn of the 19/20th Centuries. It is fully equipped for the leisure or business traveller with luxurious furnishings and IT facilities:
o 50 sq m living space on two floors
o separate, full size living room and bedroom
o complimentary wifi
o high definiition satellite TV
o minibar and safe
o espresso/tea machine with comlimentary coffee capsules and tea
o all natural material Coco-Mat bed with non-allergenic pillows and Egyptian Cotton Sheets
o bath robe and slippers
o air conditioning with independent controls for each floor
o direct dial telephone with messaging service
o in-room laptop and printer
Senses of smell and taste are also pampered with scents from Marrakech, sweets from Istanbul, the finest local and imported wines, spirits, and liqueurs and, of course, an excellent breakfast served under the palm tree in the hotel's private garden.
Time cannot of course stand still. High speed wifi, tablet computers/laptops, wireless printing, satellite TV, concealed climate control, minibars and in-room espresso machines are at the disposal of customers with our compliments to ensure no comfort is lacking for today's leisure or business traveller.
La Maison Ottomane has been a labour of love conceived and built by a multilingual team that has travelled the world, trained in the industry and understands the needs and desires of those seeking comfort and efficiency. All that plus Greek hospitality.
We look forward to sharing our vision and passion with you, our guests.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||700 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||10 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Crete region
Chania - Old Town and Modern City
Chania can first be divided into the Old Town and the modern City. The old town is contained to East and West by largely intact Venetian city walls and to the South by Venizelou Street which runs by the cruciform Municipal Market building.
The Old Town can be further usefully divided into several areas:
• the old centre is Kastelli hill, Chania's original citadel or acropolis, inhabited since Neolithic times and the preferred home of the Venetian and Turkish elite; it retains most of its Venetian buildings, is the most peaceful area of Chania, and boasts the city's most extensive archeological site of Minoan remains. La Maison Ottomane is located here.
• to the East of Kastelli hill is Splanzia, Chania's more bohemian region, which has retained a very local character; 1821 Square, more commonly known as Splanzia Square, is leafy and idyllic and boasts excellent cafes (with wifi) and restaurants serving local food to locals and visitors; Splanzia's main thoroughfare, Daskalogianni Street, has a chemist, estate agents, galleries, car rentals, groceries, a bakery, etc, etc. Akti Enoseos, the harbour front bordering Splanzia to its North, has several good seafood restaurants as well as lively nightlife in a number of bars and cafes; on Saturday a street market selling local produce (fruit and veg, honeys, cheeses, etc) takes place on Minoos Street to the East of Splanzia.
• to the West of Kastelli Hill is the Old Harbour, a highly picturesque place to stroll or stop for a drink or meal, and fanning out to its North and West are the Topanas quarter and, within it, the old Jewish District; these areas are characterised by winding alleys and Venetian archiecture and are good for walking; this is the most touristically developed part of Chania.
• between Kastelli, Splanzia and Topanas, right in the centre of the Old Town, is a peaceful labyrinth of alleys bordered by Chrysanthou and Daskalogianni Streets to West and East; a good area to explore and home to several good restaurants; look out for Daliani Street with a variety of mezze restaurants (one or two very good), hip jeweller and handbag shops, and plenty of bars and cafes; to the North side is the Municipal Market, modelled on that of Marseille and built in 1913 - a mixture of tourist outlets and good grocers butchers, fishmongers, bakeries and cheese shops catering to locals - it also contains several excellent little restaurants.
The New Town, everything outside the Old Town, is as modern Greek cities are: noisy and chaotic but with its own charm discernable under the surface. Of note is Nea Chora (New Place) to the West of the Old Town, the location of the Town Beach. The beach has fine sand and is good, though better beaches are accessible by car in 20-30 minutes, and is lined with several good fish restaurants - a pleasant place for a swim and a good lunch.
Outside Chania but very much part of its identity are the graves of the statesman Eleftherios Venizelos and his son Sophocles. They are located on a hill overlooking Chania from the West and the local cafe/bar is a magical location to watch the sun set over the city.
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