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“Chania's dream house”
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View of the Venetian harbour from one of the bedrooms
View of the hallway from the living room
One of the bedrooms
View of the Venetian harbor from one of the bedrooms
A traditional kitchen with all modern amenities
One of the bedrooms
Night view of the Venetian harbor from one of the bedrooms
The hallway of the residence
One of the bathrooms
View from the hallway
Kitchen detail
In the living room
Bedroom detail
Cozy corner in the living room
The kitchen
View of the Venetian port from one of the bedrooms
Breakfast served on the terrace
Southern view of the terrace
Enjoy breakfast on the terrace
View of the Giali Tzami Mosque from one of the bedrooms
View of the Maritime Museum from one of the bedrooms
The house behind the Giali Tzami Mosque
Morning view from one of the bedroom balconies
View of the lighthouse from the terrace
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Condo/Apartment -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Chania, Magnesia Region, Thessaly

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Ioanna T
Athens, Greece
1 review
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“Chania's dream house”
Reviewed May 24, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Dorothy’s’ dream house is an amazing place to stay in, enjoy your vacation, and feel like being at home. The view from the rooms is unique, the decoration is impeccable, and the elements and the furniture have a history and have been preserved with special, personal care and love by the owners. The style and the characteristics of each room are distinct, making each one a different experience of style and comfort. All rooms have been decorated and equipped in respect to the history and the style of the house. The roof of the house was a highlight during our stay, where the eye catches the colors and hues of the sea meeting the horizon, the mountains covered in snow even in spring, and the picturesque Venetian port; an exceptional feeling. Everything we needed was provided, and it is a place I treasure and wish to visit again at some point in my life.

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xarispetr
Thessaloniki, Greece
1 review
“the most beautiful and authentic, Crete's residence”
Reviewed May 14, 2014 for a stay in October 2012

‘Dorothy's Dream’ is one of the most beautiful residences I have ever seen and it is because of its location. It is located in the “Palazzo del Rettore”, one of China’s oldest and most exquisite national monuments, it has a magnificent view and it has been built based on Crete traditional architecture, it is the best destination for history buffs.

Furthermore,It is unbelievable how they have managed to preserve the traditional style on the inside of the building. Each room is unique in style, tastefully decorated with antique furniture
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Moreover, It is known that Crete is by far one of the most beautiful and ‘authentic’ Greek islands. But trust me when I am saying that in order to fully understand the way of living in Crete and see all the right places, you have to meet the right people, who are willing to show you the real experience of living in Crete, this is something that ‘Dorothy's Dream’ employees has to offer.

To sum up, I wholeheartedly believe that when I decided to book on ‘Dorothy's Dream’, was one of the best things I have ever done, I did not regret it.

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Jim N
1 review
“the ultimate chania experience”
Reviewed May 8, 2014 for a stay in March 2013

We are a young couple with a little girl that stayed in Dorothy's Dream in march 2013 for 5 nights.Even if we have visited,individually,Chania before,this house made this stay the one to remember.

Dorothy's Dream is actually the best apartement of the historic Palazzo del Rettore,the most ideally located building at the old port.This is the heart of Chania.We went anywhere we wanted on foot.It occupies the top level of the building and a beautiful breathtaking terrace.Great great great views from anywhere.

Rooms are spacy,beds are really comfortable and the decoration is classy(antique furniture etc).We especially loved the kitchen(cosy,full equiped,with traditional feeling)

The absolute highlight and a reason by itself for a visit is the terrace.It is a place so difficult to leave.Breakfasts with local products from the nearby central market and relaxing coffee times were unforgetable.The views to the sea,the mountains and the old port turn everything into magic.The ideal spot for our last drink of the night.

House equipment,maps,books,guides,even the manual of the apartement are organised in an excellent way.We felt like locals from the first day.A real privilege to live this experience,a real dream.

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Liked best: the terrace
Liked least: two buildings nearby the property
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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lixyTKIA
San Francisco, California
1 review
“Beautiful house, fabulous views, perfect location”
Reviewed May 1, 2014 for a stay in January 2012

I've stayed at Dorothy's Dream more than once, it is a fabulous house with great character and beauty from its Venetian roots, but at the same time all the modern amenities necessary to make for a most delightful stay. And the location couldn't better--walking distance to most things, the old centre of town, excellent restaurants, beach, old harbor--and, since it's on the uppermost story of the building, the views of the harbor and mountains from the rooms are phenomenal.

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Josephine...
Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
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“As good as it gets”
Reviewed April 18, 2014 for a stay in September 2013

This is an unforgettable place. We cherished every moment we spent in the lovingly and stylishly renovated old palazzo. Top marks for taste, comfort, breathtaking views. With the old harbor of Chania at our feet, we were right in the middle of things - but without the inconveniences. We recommend it unreservedly.

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Liked best: The beauty of the place
Liked least: Difficult parking close to the property
Travelling group: Friends
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Claudia F
Karlsruhe, Germany
1 review
“Dorothy's dream come true”
Reviewed April 8, 2014 for a stay in May 2013

If you ever wished for a holiday dream to come true- this is where you need to go.
Best location, situated on top of the old Bycantine fortification, in the old Venetian harbour you can begin your day with a rooftop breafast. Later explore the Old Town, right at the bottom of your staircase. In the evenings you can either stay in and enjoy the lovely look over the old harbour or choose from a large variety of taverns, all a stone's throw from the house.
The house is lovingly furnished and so spacious that it accomodates three families without getting crowded.
We always spend two weeks in Chania and are looking forward to this year's stay. It has become our home from home.

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Liked best: The athmosphere, location, furnishings.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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