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“Family atmosphere in a design hotel”
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Ammos Hotel
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Agii Apostoli
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“Family atmosphere in a design hotel”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

We have stayed in Ammos Hotel in May last year, but I feel I owe Ammos Hotel to write this review as the staff went out of their way for us. If I could give it 10 stars for service I would!

Our 1.5 yr old was sick and they immediately got us in touch with a doctor who referred us to a nearby hospital. Needless to say this was quite a stressful situation as we needed to stay there overnight, but Ammos staff let us borrow toys, made us food to go for the hospital, and also called us to see if we were ok. All this made us feel like we had family nearby to care for us.

Thank you so much, we are really grateful!

There are really no negatives in this hotel. If you enjoy design you will love the personal touch and designer elements in every corner of this hotel. Even the kids club was very stylish, and when it was too hot to play in the pool or beach our son was very happy there. Plenty of toys!

The food is fantastic, MUCH better than anywhere we dined at in Chania! For my birthday they also prepared a delicious gluten free cake (as I am intolerant to gluten).

Those with small children will specially enjoy this hotel, as there were quite a few around for your kids to play with (which was great for the parents too, we also made some friends there).

I have stayed in some of the best luxury hotels in the world, but Ammos Hotel really takes the prize for service and child friendly resort!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

We have just returned from our stay at Ammos Hotel. I agree with all the positive reviews so no need to reiterate... Great rooms, comfortable beds, outstanding service. A few tips:

1. The hotel is by the beach and 15 mins' bus ride from Chania town (buses every 15 mins) or 10 mins' drive time including parking. This was great for us as we enjoyed having the beach by our doorstep, however some people might prefer to be in the town itself. (Waking up to the sound of the waves can't be beaten though!)

2. The breakfast (buffet) is not included in the room cost. Nice breakfast, but I felt it was not worth 9.50 euros, possibly because I don't eat a huge amount of breakfast anyway.

3. Great food and atmosphere at the restaurant but it's definitely worth exploring the restaurants in town as well.

4. The hotel is billed as a "child-friendly" hotel. We were a bit apprehensive as we went as a couple but although there were a lot of children and babies, we didn't have any issues as they were all quite well-behaved.

5. Did I already say outstanding service? I'll say it again! They really really look after you here. Fantastic.

Room Tip: Upstairs seaview studios for couples. Ground floor ones tend to be taken by families as they are rig...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Darmstadt, Germany
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

First of all, we are a couple. We wanted to have a relaxing week close to the sea to enjoy some nice weather. We got much much more than this at Ammos! Starting from our arrival in the parking of the hotel, each moment spent at Ammos in the following week has been pleasant.

The staff: all of them are nice, polite, helpful, and extremely professional. What we really liked of the crew is that all of them do a very good job. As a consequence, when you eat something the food is very good, when you order a cocktail it tastes sooooo good, when they recommend to drink a wine the wine is good, when they point out a place to visit in the island the place is worth visiting, and so on. One last thing, the hotel is not big, which means that after few hours from your arrival every member of the staff treats you as part of the family (we really appreciated this!).

The hotel: there is a nice atmosphere, the design solutions adopted for the decoration are very nice; the pool is five steps away from the restaurant, and the beach is five steps away from the pool (both the pool and the beach are well organized with deck chairs and sunshades). There is no crowd around, and no noise. In fact the hotel is not so big, and you always have the feeling to share the space with 20-30 people. Very nice. The beach in front of the hotel is ideal to spend relaxing afternoons, maybe after spending the first part of the day exploring the island. The sea water is clear, and you can enjoy nice sunsets. Our room, a sea view studio, was very nice with a useful air-conditioner. Btw, the small extra-price per day of a sea-view studio with respect to the garden-view studio is more than worth paying (check the picture).

To conclude...we loved this place, we had a wonderful time there, we would like to be always there!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ardmore, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

We labored whether to stay at a hotel or try to find a villa in Crete. Well, villas are not that available on Crete, so we were advised by a Fodor's certified commentor to check out the Ammos Hotel. We're glad we did. The staff was a amazing. Friendly, hard working and eager to please. We loved the food and thought it was a wonderful modern take on classic Greek dinning. Try the Greek yogurt parfait with crushed graham crackers at the bottom. Wonderful. Mykos, the owner, was astonishingly accessible. He recommended a number of great activities for my family and children. My kids are older--21, 22 and 24--and they were in the minority. There were a lot of younger partners with kids ages 2 to 6 years old. All of them were remarkably well behaved--the Brits being so much more mindful of their kids being polite than Americans (I am American so I can say that). The style and design of the Ammos is very contemporary. The location, on the beach, can't be beat. It turned out that this hotel had the intimacy of a villa but with a great staff who dotes over guests. Great job! Worth having three rooms for the weeks. Thanks everyone at the Ammos for making our stay so memorable. Some day, some way, we will be back. PS the Coco Mat mattresses are dreamy. I only wish I could buy one in the US--they thought of everything at the Ammos!

Room Tip: Try the chicken or rabbit in red wine. Wonderful
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

Excelent hotel. The staff is simply the best! The food is delicious! The place is very good with many options to do.
We really enjoyed our time in Ammos and we will recommend this hotel to our friends.
Thanks Mykos, Penelope, Marios and all the staff for the friendly attention.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

From the designer furniture through to the colour scheme and the general ambiance, this place has it all. The white exteriors offset by blue doors, the same colour as the gorgeous sea and sky, its just a relaxing atmosphere and some where you're happy to spend oodles of time.

They have a pool but I'm not a pool swimmer, lucky as you are literally right on the beach. There are beach loungers if you want them, or pool side. If you have kids, the staff could not be more welcoming to people with young families and they provide loads of kids toys, inflatable pool toys, floaties etc so you don't need to bring your own. The staff are super helpful with day to day plans, special occasions, whatever you need they will do it. The food is delicious, lighter than most of the other Greek Tavernas which is perfect. Best potato chips! Good drink selections.

Little touches like fresh flowers on your balcony, cookies and chocolates for turn down and the constant sounds of the sea make this place wonderful. The rooms are not huge but they are comfortable. The location is great as its only an 8 euro cab ride into the Old Town of Chania. Don't neglect taking a drive in the other direction away from the old town because there are some beautiful vistas as you drive along the coast. Also trust anything that Nikkos tells you to do, he will not steer you wrong with food/restaurant choice, drives to quaint villages, sightseeing or great photo opportunities.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

This my second time at Ammos and I would make it three in a heartbeat.

Wonderful property. Lovely pool and beach. The grounds and design are terrific. The staff are all you could ask for.

The food in the restaurant is also excellent. It's rare for me to eat in a hotel, but here? Absolutely. Both times we have arrived past 11pm at night and both times getting dinner has been no problem. Terrific service.

Their best rooms have a sea view and balcony with double bed. This is my biggest criticism of the hotel. The rooms could do with being larger. They are all relatively small. They also aren't the brightest rooms as not enough light gets in, but the decor is nice and last year my sister with her two kids adored the poolside rooms.

That's why it's a 4. You do pay a premium to stay here and because of that I wish the rooms were bigger. We have stayed in other hotels in the area with much larger rooms but they don't have that Ammos touch. That's why it trumps the others.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ammos Hotel
Address: Glaros Beach, Agii Apostoli, Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town > Agii Apostoli
Amenities:
Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Agii Apostoli
#2 Romantic Hotel in Agii Apostoli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ammos Hotel is a small stylish hotel located on the best spot of the city of Chania, right on the water front at the bay of Agii Apostoli, 4km away from the Venetian Harbor and the picturesque old city. In an idyllic setting by the water, wake up listening to the sound of the waves and indulge into our vast palette of vivid colors, from light green to the turquoise of the sea water and from beige to the bright fuchsia of bougainvillea. This is your private escape... ... more   less 
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Ammos Hotel Crete/Chania - Agii Apostoli

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