In Crete, you land either in the capital Heraklion or in Chania. If it’s the 2nd option that wins out for you, then you’ll have the chance to visit THE most charming city on the Greek island (for many observers). And what better way to take in the colors and ancient, Venetian charm than to stay in one of Chania ‘s finest hotels? Here are our top 11!
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1. Casa Delfino: 5-star hotel by the sea in Chania (9.3/10)
This is an absolutely exceptional 5-star seaside hotel in Chania, built in an old Venetian mansion. Sleek luxury and design , comfort at all times, incomparable views of Chania and its mythical port, and a top-class Spa . Book now your stay at this hotel in Chania, at the Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa definitely one of the most beautiful hotels in Crete! A 5-star hotel in Chania, luxurious and exceptionally decorated, offering nights from €200, including breakfast for a couple.
2. Lagon Life: 5-star hotel with private pool and sea view in Chania (9.2/10)
We invite you to click on the button below to discover all the photos of the Lagon Life Spirit Boutique Hotel – Adults Only, a hotel with a sea view in Chania, so exceptional is its quality! Immaculately white, decorated with refinement and taste, without overdoing it: you’ll feel nothing but well-being, relaxation and wonder. Enjoy a room with private Jacuzzi or private pool, as well as a terrace with sea view for the perfect stay.
3. Veneri Boutiques Suites: luxury hotel in the center of Chania (9.4/10)
Some of you will appreciate being right in the center of Chania. To be able to feel the pulse of the ancient Cretan and Venetian city, the color and charm of its streets, the life you come across day and night. Sometimes it’s more authentic than locking yourself away in a vacation club! However, you won’t trade this for a lack of comfort at Veneri Boutique Suites: uniquely luxurious rooms, optimal bedding and incredibly stylish showers!
Welcome to the Chania Flair Deluxe Boutique Hotel – Adults Only in Chania, a haven of peace just 100 meters from Nea Chora beach. This 5-star hotel offers free parking, a restaurant, bar, spa, gym and much more. Air-conditioned rooms offer absolute comfort, with balconies and sea views in some cases. Couples love its location, rated 9.4/10 for duo stays. A delicious breakfast is included, and the Firkas fortress, Etz Hayyim synagogue, and Chania municipal art gallery are nearby. An unforgettable Cretan getaway awaits you!
5. Artist’s house for rent in Chania (rating 9.7/10)
For those who appreciate the very personal touch of an architect, the Artistic Pool Private Villa is for you! With its private pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and azure Greek skies, you’re bound to make the right choice when you vacation here. There’s also a landscaped garden , barbecue, flat-screen TV, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The artistic Pool Private Villa is a sure-fire favorite, a place you’ll want to come back to. Ideal for a small group of friends or family.
6. Chania Urban Living: perfect value for money in Chania (9.2/10)
Make yourself at home in this ultra-modern building, with its perfectly decorated, functional and comfortable accommodation. Thanks to its terraces and rooftop, enjoy a breathtaking view of Chania and, above all, get unbeatable value for money for your stay. Barbecue, parking, pool, Netflix…all just 5 minutes from the center by public transport! Welcome to Chania Urban Living!
7. Ambassador Residence: a luxury hotel on the port of Chania (9.3/10)
Ambassadors Residence, nestled in the charming Venetian port of Chania, is an elegant restored house dating from the 1890s. Its unique rooms and suites, adorned with stone details, offer free Wi-Fi. Just a 5-minute walk from the town center, this establishment offers air-conditioned accommodation, some with views of the Cretan Sea. Spa treatments are available on request. For couples, it’s the perfect place for a romantic stay, with a score of 9.8. Chania’s beaches and attractions are easily accessible from this privileged location.
8. Rental of a typical Cretan stone villa in Chania (rating 9.9/10)
Here is the very traditional, but also very luxurious Acrothea Villa Heated Pool with its heated pool. With 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a fantastic exterior, sea and mountain views, terrace, air conditioning, deckchairs, flat screen TV and barbecue: Acrothea is the perfect setting for a vacation in Crete. Acrothea’s heated swimming pool means you can enjoy a stay here at any time of year, with friends or family.
9. Serenissima Boutique: quiet hotel in downtown Chania (9.3)
The Serenissima Boutique Hotel, located right in the center of Chania, lives up to its name. Despite its location in the heart of the city, it remains a 5-star hotel with an incredibly calm and serene atmosphere. In the hustle and bustle of Chania, treat yourself to this little haven of peace, with its subdued lighting and perfectly Venetian decor (15th-century buildings!).
10. Casa Leone: pure Venetian hotel on the port of Chania (9.3/10)
We could have shared dozens of photos of Casa Leone Hotel by the sea in Chania, but we’ll leave you free to click on the button below. A charming, perfectly preserved hotel that will transport you and give you a complete change of scene. Live both by the sea and in the center of Chania. Sample the hotel’s very local cuisine and admire its typical architecture.
11. JnV Luxury Villas: design hotel for rent in Chania (rating 10/10)
The residence of JnV Luxury Villas offers 3 state-of-the-art villas just 14km from Chania international airport and close to the beaches of Nea Chora, Koum Kapi and Chania municipal art gallery. Pool, garden, terrace, sober design, spacious bedroom and luxurious bathroom: rent one of these villas in Crete with pool for 4 or 5 people. 3 villas perfect for a family wanting to stay close to Chania and enjoy the city’s many activities!
How do I find a good hotel in Chania?
You can search for a good hotel in Chania using traditional hotel reservation sites, such as our partner Booking, or simply trust Crete Autrement, which offers you the 11 best hotels in Chania above!
What are the best places to stay in Chania?
For your stay in Chania, here are some recommended neighbourhoods:
- the Venetian Port offers historic charm,
- the Old Town immerses you in Cretan authenticity,
- Nea Chora is a peaceful place with a beautiful beach,
- Koum Kapi offers a relaxed, lively atmosphere,
- while Halepa is residential and quiet.
When is the best time to book a hotel in Chania?
The best time to book a hotel in Chania depends on your climate preferences. The months of May to September generally offer pleasant weather, but it can be more difficult to find available rooms at the height of the tourist season.
Can I book a hotel in Chania at the last minute?
It is possible to book a hotel in Chania at the last minute, but this will depend on availability. In high season, it’s best to book in advance to guarantee quality accommodation.
What are the common services offered by hotels in Chania?
Hotels in Chania generally offer services such as free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, continental or buffet breakfast, room service, and some offer facilities such as swimming pools, spas or restaurants.
How can I cancel or change my hotel reservation in Chania?
Hotel cancellation and modification policies may vary from one establishment to another. It is important to read the booking conditions carefully when making your reservation and to contact the hotel directly if necessary.
Are there any budget hotels in Chania?
Yes, Chania offers a range of accommodation to suit different budgets. You can find budget hotels, youth hostels and affordable vacation rentals in the area.