Upon my arrival on Crete, I was able to experience one of the most stunning buildings in the heart of the old town of Chania. Part of the living memory of the Venetian period, the Domus Renier Boutique Hotel is simply one of the most fantastic experiences you can live in town.

A TRUE GEM IN THE OLD TOWN OF CHANIA

The history of Chania, being the second most important city on Crete, is closely related to the past of the island. Years of foreign domination are clear though distinguishable traces in every corner of the territory. Yet, not all of them are wounds, though. This rich Venetian past has left a stunning heritage, a terrific array of culture, architecture and traditions.

 

Domus Renier Boutique Hotel:Experience one of the most stunning buildings in the heart of the old town of Chania. Living memory of the Venetian period, the Domus Renier Boutique Hotel is one of the most fantastic experiences in town.

Spectacular view from the Master Suite. Domus Renier Boutique Hotel, Chania.

THE RENIERS

Venetians ruled over the island from 1204 until 1699, when it was known as Regno di Candia. The cultural legacy of this domination is still very much visible in every city and Chania is no exception. Walls, towers, monasteries and magnificent palaces still stand and shine in full splendor, despite the years gone by.
The Domus Renier used to be the residence of one of the most prominent nobles families in town. By the end of the Venetian rule, after succumbing to the Ottoman conquerors, only a few families still possessed titles of Venetian nobility. The Reniers (also knowns as Renieri) remain the only to still preserve their name up until today.

Domus Renier Boutique Hotel:Experience one of the most stunning buildings in the heart of the old town of Chania. Living memory of the Venetian period, the Domus Renier Boutique Hotel is one of the most fantastic experiences in town.

Pictures by Domus Renier Boutique Hotel.

Domus Renier Boutique Hotel:Experience one of the most stunning buildings in the heart of the old town of Chania. Living memory of the Venetian period, the Domus Renier Boutique Hotel is one of the most fantastic experiences in town.

Master Suite, a jacuzzi by the sea. (Courtesy of Domus Renier).

DOMUS RENIER BOUTIQUE HOTEL

The Domus Renier Boutique Hotel is a living memory of the Cretan Renaissance. It’s located in the premises of one of the most impressive Venetian town houses, in the heart of the old Chania. Built at the beginning of the XV century, its entrance door represents a symbol of the Venetian legacy. Once inside the entrance lounge, incredibly well-preserved frescoes from the period welcome you into an atmosphere of taste and relax.

A spectacular scene that balances the delicate style of the old times with the extreme comforts of the present. Thanks to a thoughtful work of restoration, every area retains the subtle flare of the Venetian years.

Domus Renier Boutique Hotel, Chania, Crete

Honeymoon suite, impressive view.

DETAILS INSIDE 

Everyone in the boutique hotel will look after details with care. A masterclass kitchen specializes in tasty home-made Cretan delicacies which you can taste in an elegant dining room or in a cozy patio.
For a bookworm like me, it was a pleasant surprise to discover that the Domus also has a library including works of famous Cretan authors translated into English, a piece of jewelry for the soul too!

Domus Renier Boutique Hotel:Experience one of the most stunning buildings in the heart of the old town of Chania. Living memory of the Venetian period, the Domus Renier Boutique Hotel is one of the most fantastic experiences in town.

Litsa and Aria, owners of this fantastic place, are always there to personally care for your needs. They will help organize your wedding or arrange a boat cruise. They will also propose in-suite beauty treatments or even a class of local cuisine,  including a visit to the markets in town.
A top class detail? Try their pillow menu and sleep in full comfort cuddled by the calming sound of the sea.

 

Domus Renier Boutique Hotel:Experience one of the most stunning buildings in the heart of the old town of Chania. Living memory of the Venetian period, the Domus Renier Boutique Hotel is one of the most fantastic experiences in town.

Take a rest looking at the magnificent Cretan Sea.

 

Domus Renier Boutique Hotel:Experience one of the most stunning buildings in the heart of the old town of Chania. Living memory of the Venetian period, the Domus Renier Boutique Hotel is one of the most fantastic experiences in town.

Original frescoes.

 

DOMUS RENIER BOUTIQUE HOTEL CHANIA 

Domus Renier Boutique Hotel:Experience one of the most stunning buildings in the heart of the old town of Chania. Living memory of the Venetian period, the Domus Renier Boutique Hotel is one of the most fantastic experiences in town.

Excellent location for a business meeting, a coffee break… or both!

More Renier in town

It’s impossible not to dream about times long gone while strolling around the alleys nearby. Enjoy a deeper sense of the period by visiting the little Chapel of the Panagia or Mary Renier, also belonging to the Renier family. Today it works as space for cultural events and exhibitions. Both the Domus and the church remain two of the most beautiful Venetian monuments in the old town of Chania.DOMUS RENIER BOUTIQUE HOTEL, REVIEW BY THE TINY BOOK

 

 

 

 

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