Chania Hotels

Insights from kimkim local specialists for our hand-selected hotels in Chania, Greece
Chania is a one-of-a-kind city, embodying a blend of influences from the Romans, Venetians, and Ottomans who occupied it throughout the centuries, and kimkim's favorite hotels are as diverse as this history. It's hard to resist the evocative atmosphere of the historic Old Town, which you'll feel at Domus Renier Boutique Hotel, a wonderfully restored 16th-century building on the harbor with elegant rooms and lighthouse views. Or try the waterfront Ambassador's Residence, a 19th-century ambassador's home with cleverly designed rooms themed according to materials like glass and wood. For a more modern stay, check out SanSal Boutique Hotel just outside of Old Town, which may not have the history of other accommodations but does have one of the best panoramic sea and mountain views around.
Photo courtesy of Domus Renier.
Domus Renier Boutique Hotel
5.0
(6)
· Luxury
Domus Renier is named for the Renier family, which lived in this mansion in the 16th century. Walk under the stone arch, which bears an inscription for the Renier patriarch, or marvel at the ancient stones visible in the elevator as you head up to one of the hotel's 10 rooms. The standard rooms...
SanSal Boutique Hotel
4.8
(6)
· Comfort
The clean and modern SanSal Boutique Hotel is located on the outskirts of Chania's Old Town. The 23 rooms all have balconies, but only the higher rooms have sea views. This wheelchair-accessible hotel welcomes kids over 11, so it's mostly geared to couples and business travelers, but it's a good...
Photo courtesy of Elia Zampeliou.
Elia Zampeliou Hotel
5.0
(4)
· Mid-range
Located in the middle of Chania's historic harbor, the Elia Zampeliou is an adults-only hotel that offers eight rooms with a mix of seaside and city views. This former house opened as a hotel in 2016 and includes original elements (like traditional stone-built ovens) combined with a simple modern...
Photo courtesy of Scala de Faro.
Scala de Faro
5.0
(3)
· Luxury
The nine rooms of Scala de Faro span three floors in this building that’s smack in the middle of the Venetian harbor. The Scala de Faro is instantly recognizable thanks to its arched stone staircase on the waterfront, which hugs the building’s facade and leads up to reception. Folks who don’t...
Ambassadors Residence Chania
5.0
(2)
· Luxury
The Ambassadors Residence is a 5-star luxury boutique hotel on the east side of Chania's Venetian harbor that features 13 rooms, which are themed around the history of the German ambassador who originally lived here. Perfect for couples, younger travelers, and families, the Ambassador's Residence...
Photo courtesy of San Salvatore Monastery Hotel.
San Salvatore Monastery
5.0
(2)
· Mid-range
You don’t get much more historic than the two rooms at the San Salvatore Monastery, which are run by Irene, who spent her childhood growing up in this building. Located on the west side of the harbor, this landmark building goes back to the 1300s. Besides the palpable sense of history here, it...
Photo courtesy of Elia Bettolo.
Elia Bettolo Hotel
5.0
(1)
· Mid-range
Since its opening in 2015, the Elia Bettolo has offered guests a simple stay in its 20 rooms on the border of Old Town and Chania’s new city. Its central location makes it perfect for those who want to explore the city. The rooms overall feel spacious but their layout and the lack of larger two...
Photo courtesy of Porto Veneziano.
Porto Veneziano hotel
5.0
(1)
· Mid-range
The family-run Porto Veneziano first opened its doors 50 years ago and has since become a recognizable staple of Chania’s historic harbor thanks to its prime location on the waterfront. This 57-room hotel was renovated 10 years ago and although the rooms can feel a bit old-school and compact, it...
Photo courtesy of Casa Delfino.
Casa Delfino
5.0
(1)
· Luxury
Everyone in Old Town knows the Casa Delfino, which isn't surprising since this 17th-century former Venetian mansion has been in the same family for six generations. The 24 rooms range from standard to massive suites, and all share a common thread of luxury, comfort, and personalized elegant...
Chania Flair Deluxe Boutique hotel
5.0
(1)
· Luxury
The year-round Chania Flair is a five-star adults only luxury hotel on the water just outside of Chania’s Old Town. Guests can enjoy being pampered in a quiet but central location, as Old Town is just 10 minutes away by foot. Relax in the indoor jacuzzi or sauna overlooking the sea, or book a...
Photo courtesy of Azade Hotel.
Azade Boutique Hotel
5.0
(1)
· Comfort
While it only opened in 2021, the warm tones, original stones, and hospitality of the five-star Azade boutique hotel can make guests feel like it has been a mainstay of Old Town Chania for years. Nestled on a side street next to what manager Xanthos notes are “the most photographed steps” in the...
Photo courtesy of Malmo Hotel.
Malmo Historic Hotel
5.0
(1)
· Mid-range
The seven rooms of the Malmo Hotel are situated above a 15th-century arch in the middle of Old Town. In fact, this hotel is all about that arch, as seen in the handmade and customized arch designs throughout. This former library of Antonio Malmo—who gives the hotel its name—combines modern design...
Photo courtesy of Elia Palatino.
Elia Palatino Hotel
4.5
(2)
· Mid-range
The theme of the Elia Palatino is nobility, thanks to this building’s history as a former mansion. Seven rooms make up this adults only standard hotel, which offers something more in the way of spaciousness and location in the center of Chania’s harbor on the border of the old Jewish quarter....
Photo courtesy of Mosaic Hotel.
Mosaic Urban Rooms
Mid-range
The 18 rooms of the Mosaic offer space and fantastic original tiled floors in this 1937 building located in Chania’s modern city center. Located less than 10 minutes by foot from the Old Town, the Mosaic has clean rooms with interesting design elements that elevate this above a typical standard...
Photo courtesy of Samaria Hotel.
Samaria Hotel
Comfort
The Samaria Hotel in Chania’s new city center combines the personalized hospitality of a family-run business with the luxury of an experienced hotel. Open year-round, the spacious and tasteful 84 rooms of this 6-story hotel can accommodate couples, business travelers, and families. The Samaria...
Porto Del Colombo Traditional Boutique Hotel
Comfort
Eleftherios Venizelos’ former law office is now the boutique comfort Porto del Colombo Hotel in the heart of Old Town, which is run by Floria and her family. The history of the Porto del Colombo spans centuries, as seen in its stone arches and hammam ceilings, and the hotel combines a traditional...
Photo courtesy of Elia Fatma.
Elia Fatma Boutique Hotel
Mid-range
An old mansion is now a modern day hotel in the Elia Fatma in the Jewish quarter of Chania’s Old Town. This adult only space has six rooms, which feature a mix of thick stone walls, original arches, and vibrant painted walls. Chania’s waterfront harbor is just a few blocks away, while Old Town’s...
Photo courtesy of Residenza Vranas.
Residenza Vranas Boutique Hotel Chania
Comfort
While there are just four rooms in the Residenza Vranas boutique hotel, their massive size, stunning design, and seafront views more than make up for it. Couples, families, and friends will enjoy the spacious rooms and chic design. However, the building’s historic status means there’s no elevator...
Photo courtesy of the Belmondo Hotel.
Belmondo Hotel & Suites
Comfort
Combining Venetian, Ottoman, and Cretan influences, the 10 rooms of the Belmondo Hotel evoke old-world charm. Families can spread out in connecting rooms, while couples, history buffs, and adventurers will appreciate the romance of this historic place. Located in the middle of the Venetian...
Photo courtesy of Chania Inn.
Chania Inn
Mid-range
With a prime location on the harbor of Chania's Old Town, the Chania Inn has rooms that face the Egyptian lighthouse. This guesthouse has just two rooms—one double and one family suite—which feature the building's original stone walls and bright, modern furniture. The real benefit of staying here...
Photo courtesy of Monastery Estate Venetian Harbor.
Monastery Estate Venetian Harbor
Luxury
The 11 suites of the luxury Monastery Estate Venetian Harbor offer a sense of peace and privacy in the middle of Old Town, perfect for couples or solo travelers. The bright, clean rooms integrate with the history of this former 16th-century Venetian mansion and the 2,000-year-old ruins visible...
Photo courtesy of Elia Kentron.
Elia Kentron - Adults Only
Mid-range
The eight rooms of the adults only Elia Kentron mix a modern style with traditional elements in this hotel in Chania’s Old Town. Stone and brick walls line the rooms to create a cozy feeling, and four rooms include hot tubs so guests can relax even further. Couples in particular enjoy this...
Photo courtesy of Elia Estia.
Elia Estia
Mid-range
The Elia Estia takes its name from Hestia, the goddess of the hearth and home, which is appropriate for these four spacious, simple apartments. Located just behind Chania’s historic waterfront, the Elia Estia offers basic apartments that may appeal to those booking longer stays or who want to...
Photo courtesy of Hotel Off
Hotel Off
Comfort
A 12th-century former home is now the 10-room Hotel Off in the heart of Chania's Old Town, just steps from the waterfront and parking lot of Talos Square. Bright and modern rooms highlight original building elements like stone walls to create a peaceful space that's ideal for couples and friends....
Photo courtesy of the Arkadi Hotel.
Arkadi Hotel
Mid-range
The family-run Arkadi Hotel offers a standard experience in Chania’s city center. The hotel opened in the 1980s and was renovated in 2021. The 64 rooms here differ primarily in their views, as all are the same size and have balconies. The location is perfect for those who want the option of...
Photo courtesy of Elia Erato.
Elia Erato
Mid-range
The five rooms of the Elia Erato bring space and relaxation to this standard hotel. Climb the staircase in the marble-lined foyer of this former house to one of its loft rooms, where you’ll find a hammam or steam shower and views of Chania’s harbor (but not its lighthouse). The Elia Erato has a...

Hotel Advice for Chania, Greece

Photo courtesy of Casa Delfino
The 6 Best Boutique Hotels in Chania

Chania's varied cultural influences are apparent in its hotels, which blend historical touches and sweeping Venetian and neoclassical architecture with modern conveniences. Stay in the Old Town for cobblestone streets and proximity to the main attractions, or in the modern town center for lower rates and larger facilities.

Watch the sunset from the 360-degree rooftop view (photo courtesy of Chania Flair)
The 6 Best Luxury Hotels in Chania

The luxury hotels in Chania are unique in how they interact with and capture the spirit of Crete's former capital, showcasing thousands of years of Roman, Venetian, and Ottoman influences. Relax in a Jacuzzi overlooking the White Mountains, enjoy a panoramic harbor view in a 19th-century building, or experience the best of Crete's famous hospitality in a Venetian family home.

Immerse yourself in panoramic harbor views (photo courtesy of Residenza Vranas Boutique Hotel)
The 7 Best Mid-Range Hotels in Chania

Chania's accommodations are as diverse as its history, cuisine, and nature; some of its best mid-range hotels bring the city's Venetian, Ottoman, and Roman history to life in landmark buildings, others focus on the surrounding natural landscape, and several treat guests to tasty local cuisine. Regardless of their approach, these hotels all have one thing in common: a particular Cretan experience at a more affordable price.

Watch the sunset from your sea-view balcony (photo courtesy of Porto Veneziano)
The 3 Best Standard Hotels in Chania

Chania's best—and affordable—standard hotels reflect the city's diverse past and culture with landmark buildings, prime locations, and Cretan hospitality and cuisine. Whatever your budget, you can experience the best that Chania has to offer from a hotel that captures one or more parts of the city's distinct character.

Decompress with views of Chania's lighthouse from your room (photo courtesy of Porto del Colombo)
The 10 Best Boutique Hotels in Chania

Whether traveling to Chania for its history, romantic atmosphere, or mix of Roman, Venetian, and Ottoman cultures, you'll find that its hotels are as diverse as its past. The best boutique hotels in Chania include unique centuries-old landmark buildings, family-run luxury hotels with fascinating stories, and historic gems overlooking the Venetian Harbor.

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