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69 Kidonias Str. 1866 Square, Chania Town, Crete 73135 Greece
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 02/23/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/23/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#11 of 124 hotels in Chania Town
Travelers' Choice
Completely renovated in 2013, the Samaria is a superior 4-star hotel, conveniently located at the center of Chania, within minutes walk from the Old Town and the Venetian Port. It is an ideal choice for both, business and leisure offering quality accommodation, excellent facilities and friendly efficient service. Museums, Restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment are well within walking distance. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated to a contemporary style featuring hardwood floors, marble bathrooms with powerful rainshowers, fully flexible individually controlled air-conditioning, COCO-MAT 4-layer Eco bed systems with feather toppers, fine cotton linen, large smart HD TV with internet connection and a wide range of satellite channels, direct-dial telephone, wired as well as wireless high-speed internet access (Wi-Fi), mini-bar, hair-dryer, laptop-size safebox, working desk and excellent sound insulation. Superior rooms additionally provide sitting area with a comfortable sofa, larger bathrooms, electric curtains, Nespresso coffee maker, luxury bath amenities, iron & ironing board, bathrobes and turn-down service. Executive suites provide separate sitting area with working desk and a second TV set, luxury marble bathroom with chromotherapy shower and marble bathtub, Nespresso coffee maker and all superior rooms facilities and services. The hotel's other facilities include a bar-cafeteria, an a-la-carte restaurant serving Mediterranean and local cuisine, an outdoor swimming pool, a well-equipped fitness center, daylight conference and meeting facilities, a business center, secretarial services and a private car park. High-speed wireless internet connection is available throughout the hotel at no extra charge while meeting rooms as well as guest rooms provide also wired internet connection.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Laptop safe
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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SMC wrote a review Nov 2021
York, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
Our decision to choose the Samaria Hotel was largely based on the excellent reviews it had already received. Our experience was similarly positive. It's a very well-run hotel beside the city bus station (which makes it a great location for anyone intending to travel around Crete by public transport). The customer service was outstanding in every respect and, as so many other reviewers have mentioned, the breakfast was truly superb. I have no hesitation in recommending it. If we return to Chania, which we hope, this is where we will stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sorcha Q wrote a review Sep 2020
County Dublin, Ireland2 contributions7 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
I'm not sure what I can say...from 5 weeks before I arrived and needed to book a taxi, they were on hand to organise it. Nothing was too much trouble from even before I arrived. Upon arrival I was met by 2 very friendly staff members both wearing either masks or face shields. The lobby was spotless. Check in was a breeze and so efficient. My stay being during Covid, the porter let me get in the first lift and then got in the second lift by himself with my bag to ensure we were not in close proximity to each other. Breakfast is an extremely flexible affair, from 7 to 11am so even if you're planning an early morning boat trip (as I did) or out late the night before and need a late bite (which I also did) everything was catered for! All tables were outside and separated and it's table service for everything. What can I say about the food except it's DELISH! No greasy fry ups, good hearty food with a mix of Greek in it. FYI order the Cretan scrambled egg it's top notch. There's no fighting for sunbeds or possessive towel laying from 6am in the morning as the sunbeds are only put out after breakfast at 11am so everyone has a fair chance. Sunbeds all separated too. I was a solo traveler but I was never made to feel awkward or in the way. The staff were helpful, made me feel right at home offered drinks and food and were there all throughout the day if I ever needed anything. The hotel gives you freshly laundered towels in a bag before going out to the pool. The pool is magnificent also. Fantastic suntrap. While I never tried the dinner in the restaurant, the cocktails were superb! The hotel is literally a 5 minute walk from the lighthouse and all the bars, places to eat and shops. It's the perfect location. All the staff were incredible, I have nothing negative to say about any aspect of my trip except that I had to leave after a week and that I didn't book two weeks! I will be back in 2021, probably around May or June and I will be staying at this hotel for sure. It's a gem right in the city center. Thanks for such an amazing stay and thank you for making me feel so welcome as a solo traveler. Not many places have mastered how to deal with solo travelers but this place has it down to a T.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Maureen P wrote a review Oct 2021
New York City, New York38 contributions24 helpful votes
We spent four nights at this hotel and it checked all the boxes on guaranteeing a delightful stay in Chania. We were warmly welcomed by the staff and had a fruit basket and a bottle of wine awaiting us in our room. Our room was comfortable with a balcony overlooking the street. Although the hotel is right next door to the bus station (convenient for us as we took a bus from Heraklion to Chania) you would never know it. It is an easy walk to the Venetian Port and Old Town which we enjoyed exploring at various times during the day and evening. I took advantage of the pool every afternoon as the weather cooperated with our stay - bright, sunny, in the 70's. Nice to relax in a lounge chair with a glass of wine after a swim. The friendly front desk gentleman recommended a couple of nearby beaches (they will supply you with beach towels) and we decided on Nea Chora - a 20 minute walk from the hotel. An umbrella and 2 lounges was 5 euros and the crowd was a nice mix of locals and tourists. Breakfast buffet was excellent with a wide variety of offerings and all COVID provisions were adhered to. The lobby had a nicely decorated sitting area with a library of art books which I was able to borrow during my stay (disinfected after use) There was even a piano player one evening although no one was in the lobby. I imagine pre and post COVID it would be more lively. I hope to explore Crete more extensively on another trip and will definitely come back to Chania and the Samaria.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Our 4th floor room with a balcony was quiet even though it faced the street
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CHSAlnwick wrote a review Oct 2021
Newcastle, United Kingdom44 contributions68 helpful votes
We choose this hotel for our first few days in Crete to explore the town Chania. The hotel is a very short walk to the old town and is ideally located. The hotel is modern and stylish with a lovely pool and terrace area where a generous breakfast is served. The beds are very comfortable but despite having a balcony are quite dark and rather small - we would recommend booking a superior at the very least as a minimum. The staff were exceptional and nothing was too much trouble. This is an excellent option if you want a stylish hotel very close to the old town and port of Chania. Review score does not permit a half point but we would rate this hotel at 4.5/5.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Book a minimum of superior if you want space ... standard could be very small
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George A wrote a review Sep 2021
Dalton-on-Tees, United Kingdom11 contributions13 helpful votes
Very clean and comfortable with helpful attentive staff. Good hygeine re Covid. Breakfasts excellent. Room on 5th floor with wonderful view of white mountains. Overlooked bus station but sound proofing is excellent and handy if you want to explore by bus. Pool and beach towels. Small pool with limited sunbeds but very relaxing. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2021
$130 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Samaria Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Samaria Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Alexia Handmade Jewelry (0.2 miles), Minoan's World The 9D Experience (0.1 miles), and Sinagogi Bar (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Samaria Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Samaria Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Samaria Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Samaria Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, street parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Samaria Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fresh Point Juice Bar, Colombo Kitchen & Bar, and To Artopolion.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Samaria Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Samaria Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Samaria Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Samaria Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Samaria Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.