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“Great place to stay, great location on harbour of Chania!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amphora Hotel
Ranked #28 of 111 Hotels in Chania Town
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great place to stay, great location on harbour of Chania!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2012

My husband and I stayed here on the first leg of our trip to Greece for our honeymoon in the summer of 2010. What a great start to our trip! This hotel was right on the harbour, and we were given the choice between a quieter room off to the side, and a room at the front with a balcony overlooking the harbor, even though our reservation had indicated a different (less desirable) room. We had read the reviews about the noise, but still took the front room. We were happy we did - no problems sleeping at night (although we could hear some noise). There were some stairs to get to the room, but we made it back every time! We didn't think they were out of line, given that we were staying in a very old-world establishment. The staff was always very helpful, the breakfast was convenient and quaint, and our room was very comfortable. We would love to take another trip to Greece someday, and we would stay here again in a heartbeat. Recommendation on Crete- if you're able to take a trip to Elafonisi, do it!

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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank madfarmersdaughter
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2011

The Amphora hotel in Chania is located superb. Right in the middle of the old city.
The room was ok. The mattrass was very bad, we had to turn several times a night because it was too hard and of poor quality.
The roof terrace was great and had a beautiful view over the harbour of Chania.
The breakfast lady was very unkind and rude. She yelled at us in a very unpleasant way. We never came back.
Chania has a lot of restaurants and tavernas. The best are in the small streets of the old town.
The best restaurant was "To Stachi" a great vegetarian restaurant. Go there and enjoy a great vegetarian meal and the friendly couple who runs this fantastic restaurant!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rene07Amsterdam
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2011

We had a great stay at Amphora Hotel in August 2011.
The stuff was really polite and the cleanliness of the room was daily.
Amazing view from the room but quite noisy during the evening (if you want to sleep early) due to some bars and cafes that stay open until really late just under the hotel's balconies.
Price was high and not included breakfast. But August is the busiest month to visit Chania.
On the other hand, living in a room with such a great view of the old venetian harbor is an experience that everyone who visits Chania has to live :)

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IreDen
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

Amphora is very comfortable and the staff are superb in their desire to please. They're busy but if you make your needs known, they bend over backward to help you. It's not a luxurious hotel by American standards but it's an authentic old-world European establishment in a fabulous location close to the waterfront, tavernas, bars, shops, museum, Venetian breakwater, monuments, etc. We stayed in Room 10, which has a roof garden overhead and thus is quiet. There was plenty of hot water with two twin beds pushed together to form a king-size sleeping surface. The breakfast is simple but fresh. The only mistake we made was arriving late on a Friday night during high season and thus parking all over Old Town and Old Harbor was totally impossible and impassable. We had to leave our car elsewhere in the city and take a cab to the hotel. But they have a restaurant and are very close to a great museum.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chania Town, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2011

The Amphora Hotel is our second home. We wish we could spent our next holiday's next year over there for 2 months in stead of 2 weeks. We love this place, the old port, the people who are taking care of you, the Amphora Restaurant below, the perfect breakfast with Eleni, Thanks to Manolis, Anita, Evi our Greek Holiday's will always be perfect in this charming hotel.
We could recommend this to everybody who is Greek minded en loves the Cretan Atmosphere.
See you next year....

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank 10KRITI
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Mykonos, Greece
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

We had a great stay at Amphora Hotel, wish we would have stayed longer. Our room was in the upper part of the house with a wonderfull view of the Venetian Port. The managment was very friendly and always willing to advice us as to the best places to visit around .
An additional plus of Amphora is the Restaurant below facing the port.
All in all we had a great stay and would go back anytime.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MauAlaz
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Sijsele, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2011

magnificent hotel with an excellent service
you really feel at home from the very first moment you enter the hotel

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Amphora Hotel
Address: 2nd Passage of Theotokopoulou str | Old Venetian Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#8 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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