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Amphora Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2nd Passage of Theotokopoulou str | Old Venetian Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 73131 , Greece   |  
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Ranked #27 of 120 Hotels in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Avignon, France
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Simply....The Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

What a treat! This hotel was certainly one of the best that I have ever stayed in on my extensive global travels. From the very first "Kalimera" this place was enchanting. The staff were superb, rooms, location and views superb. What else can I add?....Superb!

Room Tip: Rooms 19 and 20 are the quietest it seems. Both have balconies overlooking the old port. We chose 19...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Everything was great about this hotel. The staff, the views from the room and roof terrace, the breakfast, the harbour front restaurant below, the room we had (it was massive, great price/quality, was like living in a castle), name it. We loved it and regretted to have booked only 3 nights here. Chania is a fantastic place and the most beautiful town on Crete by far. Walking around the old town and having lunch/dinner here is like being on a film set. Amphora was probably the best choice we made staying here. The view from the roof terrace is probably the best you can imagine in Chania. The Amphora restaurant (you get 10% discount when staying in the hotel) is probably the best on the harbour front (we tested a view for lunch and dinner during our stay). As I said the room we got was massive with a big fire place and a lovely 4 poster bed with a view on the harbour and alley on the other side.

Room Tip: All the rooms are different because its a very old building. Double check what you get regarding vie...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I stayed i Amphora for a week with a couple of friends. Location is superb, in an old, well maintained building facing the old harbor. The rooms are lovely, and there are a couple of roof top terraces good for relaxation as well. The staff is very friendly, and there is a relaxed atmosphere. Breakfast is superb, everything fresh and delicate. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Situated in the heart of the harbour area the views are brilliant. For those looking for a little old world charm this place is just ideal. We booked for five nights and stayed for eleven moving through a number of rooms each with individual character and charm. The staff were brilliant and everything was spotless.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mullumbimby, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Had a loverly room with a fantastic view on 3 rd floor over looking the port and cafes. Room was a bit small and had a tiny shower, however the location was perfect and the staff very friendly especially the young guy who helped us with the bags when leaving and he gave us some good tips on what to do, showed me some photos on his phone that where very sweet.

Good place to have wine and watch the sun go down before you stroll the town and pick some where to eat

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This hotel is nicely located to enjoy the view of the harbour and was the reason for a return stay. The rooms are all spacious and this time we had a room located at the top of the building with a small private balcony and enjoyed siting out in the morning and the evenings. The hotel has lots of character and is nestled amongst the old venetian buildings and narrow streets which are great to explore for restaurants and shops. There is parking nearby which is relatively easy to find and the walk to the hotel is doable with cases.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kleinmachnow
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

perfect view over the old harbour, individual rooms, very charming, best breakfast and homemade pieces from cake to fruits, very charming people at reception, at cleaning, and Augustin, who is allways available and brings breakfast in the morning as well as red wine in the evening to the roof terrace.
Perfect and 100% to recommend!

Room Tip: view to harbour is not necessary, the best view is on roof terrace
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2nd Passage of Theotokopoulou str | Old Venetian Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 73131 , Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Chania Town
#10 Romantic 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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