Serenissima Boutique Hotel (Boutique Hotel)
Serenissima Boutique Hotel. The building itself is a monument that has been renovated with love and respect for the history of its heritage. Most of Chania’s Old Town was built by the Venetians in a bid to recreate a “Venice of the East”, especially in the 16th and 17th centuries during the town’s ‘cultural renaissance’. Subsequently, the area was altered when the Ottoman Turks invaded and occupied the island for another 250 years or so.
A great part of the urban and building architecture, as it survives today, is due to the Venetians, who occupied Crete from the 13th to the 17th century. In 1645 Chania was conquered by the Ottoman Turks who although didn’t introduce drastic changes to the urban planning, it was they who built or refurbished some of the more characteristic buildings which one can view today in the Old Town (Firkas Fortress, Yali-Tzamisι mosque, Venetian Lighthouse).
Arches from the Venetian period are evident throughout the building inspiring an elegant and romantic atmosphere, while the unique fully restored Ottoman bath (Hammam) represents the main concept of the hotel’s philosophy: serenity, luxury, and relaxation.
The hotel’s concept is prominent in each one of the unique suites & rooms equipped with the highest quality mattresses and cement-sealed bathrooms, turning your stay into a truly delightful experience. More