When you step into the quiet realms of Amphora Hotel, you will leave everything behind. Walking up the stairs to the reception, located in a spaceious room with high ceilings, you will be warmly greeted by the friendly staff - making you feel like a family member immediately.
Luckily, the biggest room faing the Venetian Harbour (room No. 11) was available. So we spent two perfect days in this wonderful place.
In fact, this room is designed to house three persons with one double bed on the main level and a third bed, which we used as a sofa, being located one level above. You can decut from this, that the room is extremely spacious. Just right for a Venetian nobleman, who in fact had lived there some 600 years ago.
The whole room is furnished in deliquate antiques and vintage maps of Crete grace the walls. The bathroom is modern but a bit tiny - but absolutely not cursing any inconvenience for my 196 cm companion.
Apart from all this loveliness, the view from the balcony is the real highlight. From up here, you can overlook the whole Venecian Harbour, including all the people strolling around and the waiters trying to get them into their restaurants. Funny thing to watch - night and day!
All the staff is extremely helpful, especially Anita, the owner, who did help us in any possible way. For people who are not as fortunate as we were and stay in a room with no view above the harbour - just relax on one of the three roof gardens belonging to the hotel with a perfect view.
As others have already pointed out, the rooms facing the Venetian Port are not exactly to be considered as quiet. But this is the price for a breathtaking view and applicable to all of the hotels in Venetian Harbour of Chania! Closing the windows will fence out the noise immediately.
We will definitely return to this little gem in Chania and hopefully stay again in room No. 11.
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- Also Known As:
- Amphora Hotel Chania
- Amphora Hotel Crete/Chania