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“A blend of serious style with accessibility for guests with mobility issues - unusual in Chania. Housed in a 19th century mansion, Ambassador's Residence is an amalgamation of old and new - rustic style meets modern amenities with exposed stone and espresso machines. Boasts prime harbour views.”

“A blend of serious style with accessibility for guests with mobility issues - unusual in Chania. Housed in a 19th century mansion, Ambassador's Residence is an amalgamation of old and new - rustic style meets modern amenities with exposed stone and espresso machines. Boasts prime harbour views.”

Hotel Review

A literal stone's throw from the Venetian harbour, the hotel was once the home of the German ambassador to Crete, who made it his business to develop local resources and create industries. Hence the design themes that prevail throughout: each suite is themed around a core material, in turn inspired by one of those industries: ceramic, cement, metal, wood, fabric, glass, paper, porcelain and mosaic. That could sound pretentious, but it's perfectly executed. Style-conscious visitors will enjoy the contrast with the clichés that dominate colour schemes in so many Greek hotels. Instead, expect to find exposed masonry, pale stucco, veneer and parquet, glass partitions and white linens. The colour comes from outside: four rooms have direct views over the harbour, two have side sea views and two look inland over the rooftops of the old quarter. The 'Ceramic' suite has its own roof terrace, while the 'Paper' suite is designed for wheelchair users. Guests enjoy services that would be expected in a larger city hotel, including 24-hour concierge, daily housekeeping, express check-in, room service, laundry, pressing and dry cleaning. There's no restaurant, but with a plethora of café-bars and tavernas on the doorstep that's hardly a drawback.
Recommended for
  • Local exploring
  • You won't find a better location - overlooking Chania's harbour and stumbling distance from its bars and cafes
 

Written by Robin Gauldie

Recommended For

  • Local exploring
  • You won't find a better location - overlooking Chania's harbour and stumbling distance from its bars and cafes
  • Museums
  • Historical Museum of Chania is a picturesque walk through Old Town
  • Sights nearby
  • Venetian harbour & Mosque of Kioutsouk Hassan
  • Local markets
  • Chania's Saturday market is a thriving affair
  • Sailing
  • Charter a private boat for a romantic dinner
  • Great walks
  • Along the harbour toward Chania Lighthouse
  • Disabled access
  • Lift to all floors including roof terrace
  • Beach nearby
  • Nea chora Beach is 15 mins walk.
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast is served
  • Views
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Roof terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Intimate
  • Child friendly
  • Quirky
  • Chic
  • Boutique
  • Townhouse

Facilities

  • Airport transfer
  • Airport 15km away. Surcharge for collection.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift to all floors including roof terrace
  • Parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast is served
  • Views
  • Library
  • Bicycle hire
  • No pets
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Roof terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Suites
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly

Activities

  • Museums
  • Historical Museum of Chania is a picturesque walk through Old Town
  • Sights nearby
  • Venetian harbour & Mosque of Kioutsouk Hassan
  • Local markets
  • Chania's Saturday market is a thriving affair
  • Sailing
  • Charter a private boat for a romantic dinner
  • Great walks
  • Along the harbour toward Chania Lighthouse

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