Some locals may disagree 😀 , but Chania is probably the most beautiful town in Crete and possibly one of the most picturesque ones in Greece. Staying in or close to Chania town is probably the best area to stay in Crete if you are a first-timer on the island. This is a great list of the best hotels in Chania.
BEST HOTEL IN CHANIA: Domes Noruz
Chania is a beautiful little town on the western side of Crete island and with a population of around 80K people, it is buzzing all year round. In the summer months though, Chania is becoming the main hub for Crete’s tourism as it is giving access to some of the most beautiful beaches of the island and the magnificent landscapes of western Crete.
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There are plenty of hotels and villas in Chania to choose from and my list below is picking up only the ones that probably hve the best online reviews, or the ones that I have experienced personally and know that are outstanding.
There are plenty of luxury hotels, family resorts but also small b&b’s that are run by local families and owners in Chania.
VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW FOR CHANIA :
- Best Website to Book a Hotels in Crete: Booking.com (more options than Airbnb…even for private villas to rent on the island ; just apply the correct filter on the search results)
- Best Hotel in Crete: Domes Noruz Chania Hotel
- Best Villa in Chania Crete: Winehill Villa
- Best Family Hotel in Crete: Creta Maris Beach Resort
- Where to Stay in Crete: Unless you are staying in an all-inclusive resort or at a unique villa, then you would definitely need a car on the island and more than 5 days in total. The best area to stay in Crete is the western part of the island or the “Chania prefecture”, as it has the most picturesque villages, the gorgeous Samaria Gorge, the beautiful beaches of Balos, Falassarna, Platanias, Elafonissi and obviously the most picturesque town of Crete which is Chania old town
- Where Are the Best Hotels in Crete: the best hotels in Crete are scattered everywhere on the island but Elounda beach area and the beachfront towns of Heraklion prefecture have the most impressive resorts.
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So…without further ado, let’s see the Best Hotels in Chania:
Flamingos Hotel Apartments is located in Kato Daratso, just 150 metres from Glaros beach, is 150 metres from Iguana Beach while Yannis Beach is 500 metres away. The hotel provides a great accommodation with free wifi, restaurant (Greek, Mediterranean, International cuisine), swimming pool, garden and a bar. The guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner according to the best deal you have made. The hotel is family friendly and offers a children’s playground. There are plenty of places to eat and drink within a few minutes walking distance. Chania is only a few miles away and easy to get to by car, taxi or bus. The hotel has a very friendly staff and provides an excellent service. The nearest airport is Chania International, 25 km from the hotel (35 minutes by car), the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Esperides Hotel Apartments is located on the beach of Kato Stalos in Crete. The accommodation provides a swimming pool, garden, sun terrace and snack bar. Each air-conditioned apartment features a spacious comfy room with free Wi-Fi, a TV with satellite channels and a seating area. The kitchenette includes a fridge and coffee machine. Guests can enjoy and relax at the snack bar or on the sun loungers offered by the pool. A very friendly staff which makes your stay very special. The property offers free public parking at a location nearby (reservation is not needed). There are some more restaurants to eat and drink within a few minutes walking distance as well as a supermarket. The guests can visit the city of Chania with the Archeological Museum, Chania Old Venetian Harbour, Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete and Samaria Gorge. Esperides Hotel Apartment is 26 km (30 minutes by car) from Chania International Airport.
Dome Luxury Rooms is located in Chania Town, less than 800 metres from Nea Chora Beach, which provides a free WiFi and modern family rooms. Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. Popular points of interest near Dome Luxury Rooms in Chania City Center include Koum Kapi Beach, Kladissos Beach and Municipal Art Gallery of Chania. The guests can visit the Archeological Museum, Chania Old Venetian Harbour, Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete and Samaria Gorge for the most adventurous people.The nearest airport is Chania International, 8.7 miles from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service. Many bars, restaurants and tavernas with amazing cretan and mediteranean cuisine can be enjoyed within walking distance. Also, a night walk after food or drink can be enjoyed at the Old Town surrounded by amazing shops!
Old Town Suites is set in Chania Town, less than 800 metres from Koum Kapi Beach, Old Town Suites features views of the city as well as family rooms and a terrace. The accommodation offers room service, a shared lounge and currency exchange for guests. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a wardrobe, a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. A selection of various bars, restaurants and tavernas with a great cuisine can be enjoyed. Bakeries with delicious pastries and seaside cafe/bar/restaurants for relaxing moments can be found within walking distance. The nearest airport is Chania International, 8.7 miles from Old Town Suites, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Located in Galatás, less than 800 metres from Glaros Beach, Kanso Rooms provides accommodation with free bikes, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. All the rooms have balconies. The accommodation can arrange bike hire and car hire, the area is popular for hiking and cycling. Kalamaki Beach is less than 800 metres from Kanso Rooms, while Iguana Beach is a 15 minute walk away. The nearest airport is Chania International, 25 km (30 mins by car) from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service. The hotel itself is new and well maintained with very friendly staff and excellent service.
Sevach is a small, family-run hotel, situated in Kalamaki, 6,3 km from Chania Town, and only 20 metres from the Blue Flag sandy beach. Plenty of cafes, bars restaurants and shops are easily accessed. Sevach offers air-conditioned studios and apartments with free wifi, most of them with a view to the sea. All the rooms have a large balcony and guests can use sun loungers at the hotel’s roof garden which is equipped with umbrellas and offers views to Kalamaki Beach. Frequent bus service is available only 30 metres away from the hotel. The nearest airport is Chania International, 25 km (30 mins by car) from the accommodation.
Chania Design Suites is set in Chania Town, 1km from Nea Chora Beach, Chania Design Suites features express check-in and check-out and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is just a few steps to the old town center with plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants which is very handy. The accommodation provides airport transfers, while a bicycle rental service is also available. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning and a very well equipped kitchen with a microwave, a fridge, a kettle, a hob/oven. A spacious living room with a flat-screen TV, and a balcony with a garden view. Chania Design Suites offers a terrace with a dining table for breakfast lunch or dinner. This apartment is ideal for couples and families. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Koum Kapi Beach, Kladissos Beach and Folklore Museum of Chania. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 15 km (20 mins by car) from Chania Design Suites.
Rezidenza Vranas Boutique Hotel is located in the Old Town of Chania Town. The hotel offers suites with stunning views of the city and the Cretan Sea. Nea Chora Beach is just 500 metres away from the property. Every suite is equipped with a flat-screen TV and free wifi and a private plunge pool is included in some units. There is concierge service at the property. This boutique hotel is ideal for couples especially for those who are looking for a nice relaxing getaway to unwind. The location is ideal right in the heart of the Old Harbour in Chania which means exploring this part of this beautiful area by foot is a real pleasure. Many nearby restaurants, tavernas and cafes to suit all tastes. The service is excellent and the staff are an absolute pleasure to deal with. Archaeological Museum of Chania and the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania are 100 metres from Vranas Residenza. Chania International Airport is 10 km from the property.
Alexandra Beach Hotel is set in Nea Kydonia, offers beachfront accommodation 250 metres from Agia Marina Beach and features various facilities, such as a restaurant, a swimming pool and a bar. This property also provides guests with a children’s playground as it is a very friendly family hotel. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, ticket service and currency exchange for guests. The rooms at the hotel are fitted with a seating area and a TV with satellite channels. The guests can also enjoy a buffet breakfast. The accommodation offers a sun terrace. Stalos Beach is 1km from Alexandra Beach Hotel, while Platanias Beach is a little bit further 1.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International, 24 km from the hotel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
The beachfront Eden Beach Hotel is set in Agia Marina Nea Kydonias just 200 metres from the beach and offers air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi, a garden and a swimming pool where the guests can enjoy and relax. All units have a very well equipped kitchenette. Some units have a dining area and/or a terrace. Chania Town is 8 km from the hotel, while Elafonisi is 45 km (around 1 hour and a half) away but it’s worth it as it is one of the most beautiful beaches of Chania that you must visit.. Chania International Airport is 19 km from the property.
Lignum Suites Chania is set in Chania Town, less than 800 metres from Koum Kapi Beach and a 10-minute walk from Nea Chora Beach, Lignum Suites Chania offers city views and free WiFi. Every apartment features a private bathroom and shower, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a fridge. The apartment is renovated with modern furniture and decoration and offers a rooftop where you can enjoy your morning coffee with a great Town view. Only a few steps from coffee shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and tavernas. The nearest airport is Chania International, 14 km from Lignum Suites Chania, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Agave Suites is set in the Chania Old Town 600 metres from Koum Kapi Beach and 1km from Nea Chora Beach. The property offers free WiFi throughout and private parking is available on site. Every apartment features a private bathroom, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a fridge. The property has a modern style, it is better than staying in some hotels with no breakfast though! Only a few steps from coffee shops and great places for breakfast, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and tavernas. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Kladissos Beach, Kucuk Hasan Mosque and Folklore Museum of Chania. The nearest airport is Chania International, 15 km from Agave Suites, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Lithinon Luxury Suites is set in the Chania Old Town. The property offers free WiFi. Every apartment features a private bathroom, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen. Guests at the upper floor apartment can enjoy a breakfast/lunch/dinner with a great view on the big dining table at the terrace. The property has a modern elegant style but very comfy and quite spacious. Only a few steps from coffee shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and tavernas. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Kladissos Beach, Kucuk Hasan Mosque and Folklore Museum of Chania. The nearest airport is Chania International, 11 km from the property.
Ethereal Apartments Chania is located 900 metres from Souda Port, the property offers an outdoor swimming pool, a garden and air-conditioning with a balcony and free WiFi. Featuring a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, each unit also comes with a satellite flat-screen TV, and a living room. There is a private bathroom with a bath in all units. The apartment offers a barbecue as well. The property is only 15 minutes drive from the Town. The nearest airport is Chania International, 15 km (20 minutes by car) from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Stoa Suites Chania is set in Chania Town, within a short distance of Koum Kapi Beach, Nea Chora Beach and Kladissos Beach. Fitted with a balcony air conditioning and features a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower, a fridge is also offered, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine. An open spacious wardrobe can also be found at the property. Popular points of interest near Stoa Suites Chania include Municipal Market of Chania, Saint Anargyri Church and Municipal Art Gallery of Chania. The nearest airport is Chania International, 14 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Domes Noruz is located in Chania, the nearest airport is Chania International Airport 11.9 miles from the hotel. The hotel offers a private access to the sandy beach of Agioi Apostoloi, a spa centre, a fitness centre, 2 pools and a poolside bar where champagne and seafood can be enjoyed. All accommodation options have a terrace with lounge furniture, outdoor bathtubs and either hot tub or plunge pool. The spa centre features hammam, sauna and hot tub. Massage treatments can be also provided. A variety of outdoor activities is provided such as yoga, an outdoor personal training session and other sports. Free wifi and parking is available on site. Chania Town can be found within 2.5 miles from the property, where you can find many choices of restaurants, cuisines bars and shops.
I believe that the best hotel in Crete is Domes Noruz but to be totally honest there are so many good hotels and resorts on the island that it will be difficult to pick one. All hotels offer amazing services from a very lovely staff and you should never forget that apart from the amazing landscape and the stunning facilities, the food in Crete is probably the best in Greece and you will be amazed by the fresh produce and the local delicacies. If you really like the feel and look of Chania but you don’t want to be surrounded by thousands of tourists you can alternatively take a look at the best hotels in Rethymno which is a smaller and less touristic town between Heraklion and Chania.