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“Beautiful hotel, highly recommended”
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Amphora Hotel
Ranked #42 of 111 Hotels in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 July 2012

The Amphora hotel is beautifully located on the idyllic Chania harbour front. We stayed here as part of a group of 27 to celebrate a family birthday. The group varied ages from 3-77. The hotel and the staff there could not have been more accommodating. The rooms were all beautiful and all had their own quirkiness which added to the uniqueness of the place.
The roof terrace was a fantastic setting for breakfast or drinks, and was a superb location for our birthday celebrations. The staff were all incredibly friendly and full of ideas and recommendations for places to eat and beaches to visit. Nothing was a problem, and we were all made to feel incredibly welcome. Car parking is a 5 minute walk from the hotel, and though busy during the height of summer, was never too much of a problem. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

The location i central part of the Chania harbor is just great! The hotel was very nice, but pretty loud. I had the room almost at the reception area and you could hear them when they speak. And the stairs next to the room I guarantee you will hear and the wireless internet connection was not good at all. But I would like to come back and stay at an other room at the hotel. The staff was very nice

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

We also had been to the peacful Southern village of Paleochora (see review below) and came to spend our last two nights in Chania. The location is perfect (not so good for car but then nowhere in the old port would be). The views are stunning and the roof garden where one can ask for breakfast to be brought up -or take a drink up there at night is a unique chance to see the port.
Our room (8) was perfect and even though it overlooks the port was suprisingly quiet (air con menas windows are closed). Staff were friendly and helpful- If we go back to Chania we will defnitely book the Amphora again .

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Robert K
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

Amphora hotel was a wonderful place to stay in Chania. Our pretty room had a small balcony overlooking the old Venetian port. Opening the shutters in the early morning was a perfect way to start the day & watching the sunset at night with the harbour lighting up was magical. The hotel is in two old Venetian houses, charmingly renovated, and the reception staff couldn't have been nicer. Chania is a beautiful small town and the surrounding area has stunning mountains with small villages and lovely beaches. It would be easy to spend a week here, unfortunately we didn't allow enough time - so we will be back at Aphora again!

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

My husband and I stayed here for one night before leaving from the Chania airport. We spent the rest of our week stay in Paleochora at an amazing hotel for the same price as Amphora, so we were a little biased.

LOCATION:

Pros: The location on the waterfront is great, but hard to find if you don't know where you are going at first if you are driving into town.

Con: Parking is really tough. It took us awhile to find parking a few blocks away. Be prepared with patience. We were hassled so much, in general, along the waterfront that it was a big turn off for the city after a week of relaxation and peace in Paleochora.

ROOMS:

Pros: Great views of the water and lovely balconies.

Cons: Teenie bathrooms that need a major overhaul, uncomfortable beds, small rooms, etc. Basically it's an older building full of charm (a pro) but that also creates cons. We paid the same amount elsewhere in Crete and it included breakfast and larger, more comfortable rooms.

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Pros: The staff was very friendly. They give a 10% discount on their restaurant. Quaint ambiance.

Cons: We ate dinner at the hotel and didn't feel very welcome by the hurried staff. However, along the waterfront it's crazy and I'd avoid eating there in the future.

Overall, It's a decent hotel option in Chania and perfect if you want to be on the water in the center of all of the action. I think it's probably very similar to other hotels in the area. However, for myself personally, I'd probably avoid Chania all together in the future. It's a great place to shop and bop around for a day, but the sheer amount of tourists and hassle you get in that waterfront location is enough to turn one's vacation sour.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a water view. You won't regret it!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

I arrived last week on a beautiful warm evening for a week's stay, after all the gloom at home.
Anyway, Hotel Amphora, what more can I add?
It's a lovely small hotel in a gorgious old building, in the old town of Chania.
The rooms are perfectly clean with cute furniture,even a small fridge!
The roof garden provides breathtaking views. Sooo lovely to sit there, even late at night and see the buzz of the harbour.

You immediately feel at home, specially because of the friendlyness of the staff.
Nothing is of any trouble for them.

Many thanks Evie, Anita and Agustin for making my stay a real fantastic experience.
I'm sure I will return one day!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Temiz T
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

An absolute top establishment in Chania. I know the town after having slept all over it since the late eighties, but this is the unleveled place to stay. A part of the old port and a part of the White Mountains. I stayed at number 13, with view both ways, The hosts are warm, smiling and with a flair of Scandinavian coolness, as the lady in command arrives from norwegian roots.
Wonderfully situated roofterasses where you can enjoy the sun(set), the swallows and circulation on the estrade below. Not to mention the breakfast, brought up to you by the waiter after you've been downstairs making your choice from a small, but classy Buffet. The tapenade is superb. The pesto is of ligurian standard. And the beds are the best on the island. But above all, and this is by far the most important: The Restaurant on the waterfront are waited with style and discretion, in perfect compatibility with the cuisine which produces genuine cretan dishes with that little twist of perfection that turns the meal into moment to remember.
No doubt: I've found my place in Chania for the rest of my life.

Tore Ny

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Amphora Hotel

Address: 2nd Passage of Theotokopoulou str | Old Venetian Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Chania Town
#14 Luxury Hotel in Chania Town
Price Range: £87 - £122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amphora Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Amphora Hotel Chania
Amphora Hotel Crete/Chania

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