Concierge.com's insider take:
This recently reinvented city hotelgone from dark to dazzlingwows with its public spaces more than it does with its 50 rooms. The minimalist glass, metal, and polished stone decor of the lobby and the upmarket restaurant, Brillant, is suitably trendy, and the view from the roof garden, looking out across the harbor at a Venetian fortress, is romantic enough, on a summer evening, to help elicit an "I will," no matter what the question. In all but the few larger suites, though, space is so tight that once out of bed about all there's room for is getting in each other's way. What makes that shortcoming forgivable, however, is the Lato's location, within walking distance of most of what's interesting about the city (Knossos excepted). The helpfulness of the staff is also noteworthy, beginning with their ability to find a parking space for you in a part of town that often seems to have none.