As a charming little family run, is featured the Splanzia Boutique Hotel, with much emphasis on hospitality and local traditions as on the comfortable, contemporary and decadent décor of this stylishly restored Venetian building.
The entrance of the original Venetian doorway, with the iron emblem of the Turkish symbol over the head, hints at the history behind this extraordinary hotel, a stronghold during the Turkish occupation in the early 19th century.
The original features depict its history, such as the iron barred windows and wooden barrier behind the front door - the walls with the such thickness would be a fair deterrent against unwelcome visitors during more turbulent times on the island, while today, is a stark contrast to the warm welcome extended to guests!
On Splanzia hotel's interior, the picture changes due to the warm, cosy parlour of the breakfast area, bar and reception. Stonewalls, arches and the original fireplace in the corner are a reminder of the former elegance of this Venetian mansion. The décor is very reminiscent of its historical past and the theme is "Eastern Chic" - neo classical furnishings with lots of granite, iron, wood and bold fabrics made from luxurious silks, decadently embroidered drapes and Turkish carpets. A real Aladdin’s cave!
In the summer, breakfast is served in the private little courtyard at the back of the hotel, as are drinks and snacks in the evening. The bougainvillea covered stone walls surround this and the old "Turkish well", one of only three left in Chania, providing a haven of tranquillity from the city. The only sound coming from the bells of the nearby church of Agia Aikaterini with its minaret towering above.
The Splanzia Boutique Hotel gives great attention to detail and is fully compatible with the roots of the original building and the area. The eight individually styled rooms and suites have elegant furnishings and a rich array of luxurious fabrics. All rooms are comfortable and fitted with the latest technology with Satellite TV and a highly sophisticated telephone system with ADSL Internet connections.
There is a little west facing roof-terrace where drinks may be taken, perfect for watching the sun go down over the minarets, spires and red tiled rooftops of intriguing and historical Chania!
Service is intimate, relaxed and friendly, with emphasis on using fresh homemade and local produce in anything is served.
The Splanzia Boutique Hotel is situated in a quiet and superb location to visit any of the sites and places of interest in the town. Within just a few minutes walk from the harbour, and close to the Municipal market, it makes the perfect base for today’s visitor to Chania. There are numerous excellent restaurants nearby, including the acclaimed "Turkish Well" and there is also a car park closeby. A couple of minutes in the other direction, will take you into the heart of Chania’s shopping district, the leather market and the central bus station.
Region: Chania, Chania
The hotel is located in the area behind the port of Chania, near Kastelli, in Splantzia Square.
- phone: (+30) 28210 45313
- Fax: (+30) 28210 45302
- Website: www.splanzia.com/