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Dorothy's Dream

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View of the Venetian harbour from one of the bedrooms
View of the hallway from the living room
View of the lighthouse from the terrace
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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
13 guests
1 night minimum
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Dorothy's Dream is an ample, historic, four-bedroom residence located in the Palazzo del Rettore, one of Chania's oldest and most exquisite national monuments. Rising above the Byzantine walls of Kastelli, it overlooks the beautifully preserved Chania Old Venetian Harbour.The 200 square meters residence covers the entire top floor of the Palazzo del Rettore, a building dating from the 14th century. Set high on the fortified hill at the heart of the old town, the residence offers spectacular views to the Chania Venetian Harbour including the famous lighthouse, the Maritime Museum of Crete and the Giali Tzami Mosque as well as to the Big Blue Aegean Sea from all its northern rooms. Its south and east oriented rooms offer views to the old city and the small piazza with the lemon trees connect...Dorothy's Dream is an ample, historic, four-bedroom residence located in the Palazzo del Rettore, one of Chania's oldest and most exquisite national monuments. Rising above the Byzantine walls of Kastelli, it overlooks the beautifully preserved Chania Old Venetian Harbour.The 200 square meters residence covers the entire top floor of the Palazzo del Rettore, a building dating from the 14th century. Set high on the fortified hill at the heart of the old town, the residence offers spectacular views to the Chania Venetian Harbour including the famous lighthouse, the Maritime Museum of Crete and the Giali Tzami Mosque as well as to the Big Blue Aegean Sea from all its northern rooms. Its south and east oriented rooms offer views to the old city and the small piazza with the lemon trees connecting the rest of the traditional residences. Its large rooftop terrace enjoys a bird's eye, 360º unobstructed view to the “White Mountains” of Chania, the Old Harbour and the nearby beaches at the horizon. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: EOT: 1042K113K2943601More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Eirini M
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

The highlight of our stay in Chania!! Dorothy's Dream is one of those places that you stay once and never forget. The place itself, the location, the rooms, the decoration, and especially the terrace give you the feeling that you are on top of the...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Angelos-Oslo
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Dorothy’s Dream. Maybe once or twice in a life time some people get to stay in a place like this. Romantic, practical, central, comfortable and every other positive remark that you might think of. I’d even have to be positive about the steep winding stairs...More

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank river980
Alexandros M, VR Owner at Dorothy's Dream, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

Dear Sol, thank you for the review! We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 10 October 2015

We have stayed in Chania three times and this really is exceptional. The former Governor's residence is one of the finest places to stay in Chania. We stayed here with family group of 7. Spacious family accomodation - Luxurious furnishings and surroundings with maid service....More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank GeoffJacque
Reviewed 8 August 2015

8 girls celebrating our 40th birthday all together. Can you believe how problematic can that be? Well not in this apartment. There was room for everyone: in the kitchen, on the amazing roof, in the royal living room. We lived as queens and could calmly...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank sefratk
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Dorothy's Dream was the hit of our vacation! What a lovely place and such lovely people, we never wanted to leave. We arrived after 10 pm to the warmest most gracious greeting from Zoe - with food and drink waiting. We loved the accommodations and...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank KD3
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Reviewed 12 September 2014

The view is nonpareil paired with a commodious rooftop terrace to relax and compose oneself! We were greeted at the airport by the owner and property manager who graciously glided us to the apartment in their cars giving us a guided tour and yesteryear knowledge...More

Date of stay: September 2014
1  Thank Pedal-Bear
Reviewed 24 May 2014

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,...More

Date of stay: May 2014
1  Thank Ioanna T
Reviewed 14 May 2014

‘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...More

Date of stay: October 2012
1  Thank xarispetr
Reviewed 8 May 2014

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...More

Date of stay: March 2013
Thank Jim N
Reviewed 2 May 2014

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...More

Date of stay: January 2012
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fax
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Safe
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Dorothy's Dream is located in the center of the old town of Chania near shops, restaurants, night clubs and a spectacular view of the Venetian harbour. The town itself offers a variety of activities including shopping, eating out, museums, swimming, archeological sites, walking tours, etc. For those interested in history, the town of Chania is a top destination with remains that date back to the Minoan times.
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