A bespoke boutique hotel
Fatma Boutique Hotel is a beautifully and lovingly restored mansion nestled in a narrow street in the old town of Chania within a minute’s walk of the harbour front. Featuring a combination of both Ottoman and Venetian architecture the hotel harmoniously and creatively combines ‘old meets new’ and houses six stylish and comfortable sound proofed rooms, each with its own individual colour scheme, lighting and ambience. Stone and wood feature strongly throughout the architectural design, as does special lighting which accentuates certain features and becomes a main focal point creating a warm and romantic ambience. Handmade tiles are a feature of the bathrooms and the overall atmosphere is one of welcome, elegance, warmth and relaxation.
The hotel has an interesting history from where it takes its name. During the Turkish occupation it was given as a dowry to Fatma Hanoum, the daughter of a Turkish army officer whose family owned the house. She married a rich local landowner who was in love with her but soon rumour had it that she was cheating on him. As her husband could neither prove nor disprove the rumours he decided the best thing to do was leave Chania for good. It is said that on her deathbed she said that if she could be frozen forever in one moment of her life it would be the moment she shared he first kiss with her lover in the house in Chania. The story goes that sometimes you can hear the sound of her footsteps around the home she never wanted to leave. Even though the atmosphere of Chania is vibrant and cosmopolitan the area in and around the Venetian harbour retains its old town charm where it is an absolute delight to stroll around the delightful, characteristic narrow streets where you’ll find an abundance of tavernas, cafes, bars and shops. Chania is also an excellent starting point for further exploration of western Crete whether your interest be archaeological, walking, cycling, or simply relaxing and enjoying some of the wonderful beaches. Car hire is if course an excellent idea, but if you feel you would rather not drive main bus station is not too far away and the bus service offers frequent and good connections to main towns along the coast and there is a service to some of the villages. The busy indoor market with its array of fresh Cretan produce, the Municipal Garden with peace and tranquility, the Archaeological Museum, the lighthouse, or the beach at Nea Chora are all within walking distance. Please note that the harbour is inaccessible to traffic for the most part of the day and there are no parking facilities. However, there is a no charge parking area about 5mins walk from the hotel. You may contact the hotel with the exact arrival time in order that the transportation of luggage can be arranged.
Room prices are based on a minimum occupancy of 2 persons except Deniz which has a single room rate.