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“Hotel Amphora is the place to stay in Chania”
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Amphora Hotel
Ranked #32 of 110 Hotels in Chania Town
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Windsor, California
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“Hotel Amphora is the place to stay in Chania”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Hotel Amphora brings you back in time with its rustic accommodations and amazing views of the Old Harbor. The night watchman, Mr. Agustin treated us like family even as we arrived close to midnight from the airport. He was easy to reach via cellphone and met us with a trolley for our luggage where our taxi dropped us off. He was so excited and pleasant, it made my wife and I feel very welcome. Mr. Agustin then gave us recommendations for what to see and do that made our trip better than we could've imagined.

We originally opted for a stay without breakfast, but at Mr. Agustin's suggestion we decided to try it the first morning and we are so glad we did. The breakfast is made daily downstairs and for 10 euros a person, was an incredible value. You must try their fresh greek yogurt and homemade jams! We ended up having breakfast there every morning overlooking the harbor from the hotel's private balcony.

There are many hotel's in Chania Town, but Amphora truly sets itself apart with its incredible service and location. We will definitely be staying here again upon our return to Crete. Thank you Mr. Agustin!

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 11 - probably the best room in terms of views of the harbor. As long as you don...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Amphora Hotel is a traditional hotel in the harbor! The room has sea view which were clean!
The decoration is simple but elegant and the breakfast was so delicious with cretian recipes.
The service was excellent with love and care for their guests!
http://www.amphora.gr/

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Amphora hotel is really beautifully designed, stylish, chic and spacious in the heart of the Venetian harbour, an excellent location to the port and shops.
We had a wonderful elegant room really nice and clean. The towels were of high quality and the bed was very comfortable. Our room had the most amazing view of the Venetian lighthouse, the city’s dominating symbol. Great homemade breakfast, well presented and varied with as much as you would want to eat

The staff were beyond amazing, sharing restaurant, sights and transportation tips which made our trip much easier, they warned us against the poor value tourist hot-spots and gave suggestions for better places to eat and drink.

We had a great time in this hotel as well as in Chania! Thank you so much, we'd like to come again!
Check out the hotel's website on www.amphora.gr to get more up to date info about the hotel’s accommodation, contact information, photos, online reservation and directions for locating it.
Really informative site it helped me a lot!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Hotel Amphora is right on the harbour so the location is just lovely. We enjoyed walks along the waterfront day and night for restaurants, bars etc. there are little alleyways with markets near the hotel too. The building is old Venetian style and has a couple of roof gardens with great views. The wifi is free and fairly fast. There is a restaurant on the other side of the hotel but we didn't get to try it.

I have a gripe with breakfast. When we checked in, the guy told us breakfast is between 7:30 and 10. No mention of cost. When we went down to find the breakfast room in the morning, a different lady showed us and didn't mention price either. We just popped in and literally had a tiny bowl of oats eat with some juice that was brought out and a sip of coffee. At check out, we were told the breakfast was 10 euros each. If we had known that we wouldn't have gone down... We had a food tour booked that morning and only went to the breakfast room for a quite bite and some caffeine. The staff were otherwise very friendly but I wish they were more clear with the cost. 20 euros can get a lot of excellent food in Chania; definitely not worth it for some boring oats.

I was going to rate Amphora 3 stars only based on the bad feeling that gave me but we left our luggage there and went snorkelling before our flight and there was a nice bathroom area we could use even after we had checked out. That was handy so I changed my opinion to 4 stars. More good than bad!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta USA
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

To start , we loved this little gem of a hotel. Rooms can be a bit small along with showers , but if charm and character count then you won't be disappointed. Old town Chania is off limits to cars so expect to walk from the public parking spots or streets. Easy walk to hotel. Highlights are: Chania is charming and captivates the romantic side , especially if you stay at this hotel. Don't miss the 3 outdoor terraces on top floor. Staff was extremely accommodating and very friendly.

Room Tip: Top floor overlooking the Venetian harbor closest to terraces.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

A beautiful old Venetian hotel.We enjoyed our immaculate room with a bed on the mezzanine and sea views.All tastefully decorated and comfortable.
The staff are friendly and very helpful.
I wish we were closer to Europe.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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North Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

If you are looking for a fantastic hotel on the harbour water front, this may be the hotel for you. We stay at the Amphora any time we are going to or through Chania because of the location, incredibly friendly and helpful staff who accommodate your every need. The breakfast in the cute breakfast room is outstanding and the dinner service available on the rooftop is worth the stay.
We will definitely stay at the Amphora the next time we head to Crete.

Room Tip: We particularly enjoy room 11 but we would avoid room 6. Both overlook the water but number 6 is ju...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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
#11 Luxury Hotel in Chania Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Amphora Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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