Are you looking for an accommodation that is more personalized compared to a traditional hotel? Then, we recommend staying at a boutique hotel instead to get an experience that is more tailored for your personal needs. This is our handpicked guide to the best boutique hotels in Chania:
1. Ammos Hotel
Irakli Avgoula, Chania, Crete 731 00, Greece
Traveling as a family? We recommend staying at this funky hotel with plenty of fun design elements. From chic wall art to mismatched seats, this place subtly depicts retro meets modern aesthetics. Sitting 8km from Chania Town Centre, this establishment is situated just along one of the region’s best sandy beaches
They offer facilities to make sure your little ones are preoccupied: there is a toddler’s playroom and beach toys readily available. If you desire for some alone time, they also offer two hours’ free childcare every morning and evening on weekdays while you unwind in their small basement spa facility and enjoy a good workout at the onsite gym. A medium-sized pool which can be enjoyed by all guests overlooks the beach with several sun beds. There’s also a small restaurant that offers a contemporary take on local delicacies.
2. Monastery Estate Retreat
Eparchiaki Odos Chanion - Sougias, Chania, Greece
Fancy a quiet change of phase away from the bustling crowd? Then head down to Monastery Estate Retreat. This rural retreat is a long drive from Chania Town Centre but the immensely beautiful nature that you’ll come across on your way here makes the journey worthwhile. Ideal for those who love outdoor activities, the hotel is surrounded by olive groves and hiking paths in the small village of Moni. The rooms are spacious and nicely furnished with a rustic yet modern feel in mind. Unlike other accommodation, breakfast is brought to your room every morning, often a mix of Cretan food, and a small scale room service menu is available at your convenience.
If you seek inspiration, explore the abundant quietness that Sougia has to offer and visit the Agia Eirini Gorge, a smaller, less crowded version of the Samaria Gorge.
3. Chania Flair Boutique Hotel
Petrof, Chania 731 31, Greece
If you’re seeking a sense of luxury for two, this new hotel in town is perfect for your next holiday. This stylish adult-only estate was just built in 2020. Located in a quiet neighborhood in the Nea Chora district, Flair is only a few steps from the sandy beach and a few minutes walk from the historic town of Chania. The convenience of the location is the best way to absorb the Cretan culture while enjoying a relaxing beach holiday. The ambience of the hotel exhibits elegance without compromising comfort. They offer spacious lounges, a rooftop fitness studio, and an impressive sun terrace with a panoramic view of the bay of Chania while you sip your favorite cocktail. There is also a relaxation area with a heated pool, sauna and deck chairs, as well as a spa with massage treatments adjusted to your needs. A premium gastronomy concept awaits you in their onsite restaurants, where your inclusive breakfast is also served.
Well, it doesn’t stop there. Flair is also a CO2-neutral hotel with state-of-the-art construction methods combined with innovative use of sustainable renewable energy sources such as geothermal heat pumps for heating and air conditioning. So, choosing to stay here doesn’t only feel good for you but also for the planet.
4. Serenissima Boutique Hotel
Skoufon 4, Chania 731 31, Greece
Set in a renovated Venetian townhouse is this charming boutique hotel tucked in the picturesque streets of Chania’s old town. Open all year-round, the hotel is tastefully done around a small interior courtyard featuring arches, exposed brick and wooden beams. It has a monastic feel that takes you back in time, but done in a stylish manner. Although hard to find, it’s within walking distance to all the main attractions of the old town.
This hotel is also family-friendly with a babysitting availability and children amenities such as baby bedlinen, highchairs and books. Pets are also welcome as long as they fall under the 5kg requirement. Adults, on the other hand, can enjoy an in-room massage and beauty services upon request. Serenissima also houses a romantic restaurant serving contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, and a quaint wine bar that also offers Greek vine juice.
5. Scala de Faro
Zampeliou 28, Chania 731 31, Greece
If you want a room with a view, then this boutique hotel is right for you. Fronting the venetians harbor with views of the lighthouse, this chic accommodation only houses nine bedrooms. It’s easy to find and is walking distance to the city’s shops, restaurants and main sights in Chania. The building goes back to the 15th century and was fully refurbished in 2017, and is a total fusion of subtle luxury and style. Rooms are a nice mix of old and modern elements, with L’Occitane bath products (always an extra point). Although the normal rooms are on the smaller side, the space is utilized well to offer your basic needs.
Breakfast is served overlooking the harbor with a limited but good quality selection of food. While other boutique hotels offer various services and amenities, this hotel lacks this feature but worth the stay if you’re looking for a more straight-forward yet conveniently stylish accommodation.