Where to Stay in Chania

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: August 8, 2022

Staying in Chania Old Town.

The Old Town of Chania is the best place to stay for first time visitors to this magical Crete city.

The 7 Best Hotels in Chania

1. Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa

Best hotel in Old Town Chania.
Hotel Phone: +30 28210 87400
Beautifully restored, individually decorated 24 room/suite, boutique hotel in a 17th-century Venetian mansion in the Old Town. Rooms have handmade Italian furniture, white marble bathrooms, and mini-bars. Suites add lounge areas, sofas that convert to single beds, jacuzzis in some, and balconies overlooking the courtyard/old town. Upgraded suites can be split-level, have bigger/deluxe jacuzzis, sofa beds, dressing rooms. The Ottoman Suite has an authentic marble hammam while the top-end Presidential Suite has a private panoramic roof terrace with harbor and sea views. Highlights include a spectacular rooftop bar with panoramic views, a luxury spa, complimentary breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Within easy walking distance of the beach & the main harbor.

2. Serenissima Boutique Hotel

Boutique hotel in Old Town Chania.
Hotel Phone: +30 28210 86386
Minimalist and lovely 7-suite boutique hotel in the heart of Chania’s Old Town and housed in a 16th-century Venetian manor featuring parquet floors, open stonework/exposed brick walls, high ceilings with wooden beams, and cement sealed bathtubs. Rooms have king-sized, eco mattresses and coffee & tea-making facilities while upgraded suites add lounge areas with sofa beds and private furnished terraces. The top-end split-level suite has a large outdoor terrace with mountain views. An a la carte breakfast is included.

3. Domus Renier Boutique Hotel

5-star hotel in Old Town Chania.
Hotel Phone: +30 28210 88806
Stunning, individually decorated 9-suite boutique hotel with designer furniture, hydro-massage showers, Nespresso coffee machines, and mini-bars. Six suites boast sweeping sea/harbor/lighthouse views. Junior suites have furnished balconies and outdoor jacuzzis, while high-end suites have lofts, painted ceilings, bathtubs with hydro-massage, and rain showers with chromotherapy. Close to many restaurants and bars. Breakfast is always included and served in the hotel’s private yard.

4. Domes Zeen

Beach resort near Chania.
Hotel Phone: +30 23108 10624
Set on a private beach 3 km from Chania’s Venetian harbor and Old Town, Domes Zeen offers spacious rooms, suites, and villas with garden or sea views, walk-in showers, and private terraces, many with sharing pools or private pools. Ideal for families, the resort offers a baby club for ages 4+ months, a kids club for ages 4 to 12 with a yard, garden and pool, babysitting services, kids’ menus in the restaurants, and grand villas for up to 8 guests. Its gorgeous beachfront pool is lined with sunbeds and umbrellas, with more set up on the private, serviced beach. The culinary program features a wine-themed, fine-dining Mediterranean restaurant and a casual, seaside taverna serving fresh, organic Cretan dishes; the pool is served throughout the day by a bar offering light fare and refreshing drinks. The wellness center features a second pool and outdoor gym. Perks include 24-hour room service, complimentary breakfast, and a range of tasting activities: wine, cheese, olive oil, and sea salts.

5. Domes Noruz

Luxury beach resort near Chania.
Hotel Phone: +30 23108 10624
Perfect for romantic getaways, Domes Noruz is a luxury, adults-only, beach resort with two pools (the heated quiet pool and unheated vibrant pool with a bar), a therapeutic spa, and an outdoor gym with yoga and pilates classes. Accommodations are lofts and suites, all with private terraces with outdoor jacuzzis, plunge pools, or private pools. The all-day restaurant Topos serves Cretan-Mediterranean dishes using local, organic produce paired with thoughtfully selected wines, while Raw offers fresh sushi and champagne in the evenings. Beautifully located on Agii Apostoli Beach, about 5 km from the sights, shopping, and dining of central Chania.

6. Palazzo Duca

Midrange hotel in Chania Old Town.
Hotel Phone: +30 28210 70460
Charming and traditional 8-room hotel, steps from the Old Harbor. Rooms are spacious and well-appointed, with traditional Venitian architectural details like stone walls and beamed ceilings artfully preserved. Modern conveniences as well, like Cocomat mattresses, elevator, air conditioning, and good wi-fi. All rooms have kitchenettes, most have balconies with partial water views, and the top floor suite has a patio with an outdoor jacuzzi. Excellent complimentary breakfast.

7. Christina Beach Hotel

Beach hotel near Chania.
Hotel Phone: +30 28210 92168
Fantastic midrange hotel on the closest beach to Chania’s Old Town (just to the west of the historic Venetian walls). The swimming directly in front of the hotel is superb. Beach bars and restaurants are within steps. It’s a pleasant 1 km walk from the hotel to the cafes, shops, and restaurants of the Old Town.

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