I was booked via Bookings.Com by my travelling mate Clive Wall into the Tina Hotel, in Chania, Crete, but when I arrived I found it was nothing like the blurb described it.
Despite the fact we had emailed agead with arrival details found at 10 pm it was firmly locked up and the lights were virtually out.
Finally roused a bemused and confused lady who spoke no English and didn't know anything about our bookings.
She finally suggested a shared room but when we protested she called someone (presumably one of the managers/owners) and handed me the phone.
This guy informed me that because our rooms were upstairs and no lift he would get his brother to come over in the morning and carry my heavy bags up.
At this point I walked out and walked down the block where I was able to snap up the last room at the Kydon Hotel.
Price including (an excellent) breakfast (none at Tina) was slightly more than Tina's.
Staff and ammenities at Kydon were excellent.
The pain came when I discovered the Tina had already put through a FULL charge for an eight day booking (on Mr Walk's credit card) although I did not stay there. Bookings.Com really need to clean this up.
What should have been an enjoyable holiday turned into a bit of a nightmare.
I can only warn people re the "rats nest" that it Tina Hotel and the ruthless, money grubbing owners.
But, I can recommend the Kydon as a pleasant and friendly destination,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located in the heart of Hania on a quiet side street, close to all the main attractions of the town, Tina Hotel is a 1 star budget-priced family run hotel, offering a warm welcome to visitors all year round. Our hotel is 200 meters from the old town and 400 meters from the Venetian harbour. We concentrate on giving our guests a pleasant and comfortable stay at competitive prices, therefore our hotel is an ideal choice for anyone who needs a simple base whilst exploring our beautiful historical town of Hania and other places around the island. We are happy to provide our guests with information and advice about the history of Hania and all of its attractions, as well as helping to organize trips and car hire if required. Our rooms are all en-suite and include air conditioning, fridge, drink-making facilities, a balcony and free WIFI. We do not offer food or cooking facilities as we are just a few paces away from numerous local Tavernas, restaurants, bars and super markets ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Tina Crete/Chania