We checked in on the first day of the season to a newly renovated room - each is redecorated annually, hence the relatively high prices for Greece; the photos on the hotel's website are a true reflection of what to expect. The rooms aren't big, but as 3 adults in a deluxe sea view studio we were comfortable enough. Beds were comfy and it was nice to have a proper mattress on the third bed. There is limited storage space due to the presence of the kitchenette, which could be very useful if you have children in tow. The bathroom was small but functional, with a lovely rain shower, soft fluffy towels and Apivita toiletries (available in M&S in the UK). We didn't find any problem with ventilation unlike a previous reviewer, nor for that matter were there any cats around. The balcony has a lovely view, but is fairly noisy if the children are in the pool. Everywhere was spotlessly clean, and as everybody mentions the service is very friendly and attentive.
I'd read a number of TA reviews before booking, thinking that the people complaining about children were scrooges. However, we had a lovely meal in the restaurant on our first night which was completely ruined by screaming children in the relatively small public restaurant/reception area. Unfortunately, while most of the kids were well behaved it only needed a few over-indulged British kids to spoil the ambience. It was unfortunate because the food was very good, and reasonably priced. This theme continued, to a lesser extent, at breakfast which was an excellent buffet containing lots of home-cooked and local produce. When we were in our room we didn't hear any noise from children, except when out on the balcony.
The location is good - just off the main road through the suburbs, 10 minutes from the middle of Chania (heading west) but set back far enough that you can't hear any traffic. The beach is lovely and the sea shallow - making it warm even in April. I can see if you have small children this hotel would be great, though the clientelle were predominantly British, so if you want to get away from the Brits you may prefer somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ammos Hotel is a small stylish hotel located on the best spot of the city of Chania, right on the water front at the bay of Agii Apostoli, 4km away from the Venetian Harbor and the picturesque old city. In an idyllic setting by the water, wake up listening to the sound of the waves and indulge into our vast palette of vivid colors, from light green to the turquoise of the sea water and from beige to the bright fuchsia of bougainvillea. This is your private escape... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ammos Hotel Chania
- Ammos Hotel Crete/Agii Apostoli, Chania