Pros

  • Modern, well-maintained hotel with convenient location
  • Within 10-minute walk of beach and historic Venetian harbor
  • Pleasant, contemporary rooms with minibars, hairdryers, and desks
  • Most rooms have balconies -- some with sea views
  • Well-sized outdoor pool with sunbeds and umbrellas
  • Free breakfast with fresh-squeezed orange juice and hot fare
  • Pleasant lobby bar serves drinks and light meals
  • Relaxed TV lounge with book exchange corner
  • Conference room and business center with printing facilities
  • Treadmill and weight-training machine
  • Free Wi-Fi and street parking
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Cons

  • Lower-category rooms are tiny
  • Gym has just a couple of machines
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Bottom Line

The 84-room Kriti Hotel is a modern, mid-range property located outside the town center, about a five- to 10-minute walk from the beach and top sights. Rooms are light and airy, with comfortable beds, minibars, toiletries, and flat-screen TVs, but lower-category units are tiny. A decently sized pool is surrounded by sunbeds and some umbrellas, but the on-site gym is just a couple of machines. Drinks can be ordered from the lobby bar, which also serves light meals, and the free buffet breakfast offers fresh-squeezed orange juice and a variety of hot dishes. For business travelers, there’s a conference room and business center with printing facilities. Free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the hotel, and there’s free street parking. The hotel feels a bit devoid of personality, so for somewhere with more traditional character, try Hotel Belmondo.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Internet
  • Pool

Oyster Hotel Review

Kriti Hotel

Scene

Pleasant and modern hotel with streamlined decor

Although this 1972-built property was one of the first hotels to be constructed in Chania, renovations in 2014 left Kriti Hotel with a crisp, modern design. Public spaces and rooms are well-maintained and immaculately clean, largely done in neutral tones with some splashes of color. The lobby has plush, comfy sofas with solid gray or pastel zigzag fabrics, plus communal tables and a mural of Greek symbols behind the reception desk. Rooms and the nondescript breakfast room follow a similar understated style, which can feel a bit bland, though is nonetheless contemporary. A decent-sized pool and lobby bar are available for guests, though most travelers tend to spend their days at the beach or exploring the town's many sights. Overall, this is a quiet and laid-back property that's well-situated for tourists. 

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Location

Easy walk to the beach and Old Venetian Harbour

Kriti Hotel is situated on a street corner an the edge of central Chania, within view of the seafront. While the location is quiet, travelers are an easy five- to 15-minute walk from many of the town's top sights. Chania’s historic Old Venetian Harbour, with many local restaurants and shops, is just a 10-minute walk, while the charming old town is about a seven-minute stroll. Koum Kapi beach, a small sandy beach suitable for quick dips, is a five-minute walk east along the coast. The popular city of Rethymnon is about a 70-minute drive east. Chania International Airport is a 20-minute drive, while Heraklion airport is two hours away by car. The hotel doesn't have parking of its own, but free street parking is available by the property.

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Rooms

Light and modern rooms with desks, hairdryers, and free Wi-Fi

Rooms are modern and well-maintained, with clean-lined wood furniture, large muted black-and-white locally themed murals, and pops of color -- pale-green, yellow, orange, or brown -- in bed throws and drapes. Beds are comfy, and sufficient amenities consist of minibars, desks, flat-screen TV’s with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and electronic safes. Bathrobes and slippers are available on request. Most rooms have balconies, and some have distant sea views. Bathrooms are clean and modern, with tasteful neutral tiling, small showers or shower/tub combos, hairdryers, and Oliva toiletries. 

On the downside, Economy Rooms are downright tiny, and Standard Rooms are also a bit tight on space. Superior Rooms are more spacious, and all have balconies, many with sea views. Suites have a separate living areas with sofa beds, two balconies, and additional perks such as Nespresso machines, bathrobes, and slippers. Some have views over Chania, while others have sea views. 

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Features

Decent-sized pool, lobby bar serving snacks, and free breakfast

The standout feature here is a decently sized outdoor pool that has a private feel thanks to high walls. The wooden deck is lined with cushioned loungers, a handful of umbrellas, and pool towels. All rates include a good quality free breakfast, which includes fresh-squeezed orange juice, coffee, and a variety of cold and hot dishes such as omelets, sausage, and bacon. Breakfast can be taken in the room at no additional charge, and it's served until noon, allowing for leisurely mornings. Room service is available until midnight, emphasizing the hotel’s easy-going policy focused on maximizing guest comfort. Drinks and food like pizza can be ordered from the bright lobby bar. The hotel advertises a gym, but it's just a treadmill and weight machine. A handful of business features include a conference room with a capacity of 50 people, and business center with free printing facilities. Good, fast Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.

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Oyster Hotel Review

Kriti Hotel

Scene

Pleasant and modern hotel with streamlined decor

Although this 1972-built property was one of the first hotels to be constructed in Chania, renovations in 2014 left Kriti Hotel with a crisp, modern design. Public spaces and rooms are well-maintained and immaculately clean, largely done in neutral tones with some splashes of color. The lobby has plush, comfy sofas with solid gray or pastel zigzag fabrics, plus communal tables and a mural of Greek symbols behind the reception desk. Rooms and the nondescript breakfast room follow a similar understated style, which can feel a bit bland, though is nonetheless contemporary. A decent-sized pool and lobby bar are available for guests, though most travelers tend to spend their days at the beach or exploring the town's many sights. Overall, this is a quiet and laid-back property that's well-situated for tourists. 

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Location

Easy walk to the beach and Old Venetian Harbour

Kriti Hotel is situated on a street corner an the edge of central Chania, within view of the seafront. While the location is quiet, travelers are an easy five- to 15-minute walk from many of the town's top sights. Chania’s historic Old Venetian Harbour, with many local restaurants and shops, is just a 10-minute walk, while the charming old town is about a seven-minute stroll. Koum Kapi beach, a small sandy beach suitable for quick dips, is a five-minute walk east along the coast. The popular city of Rethymnon is about a 70-minute drive east. Chania International Airport is a 20-minute drive, while Heraklion airport is two hours away by car. The hotel doesn't have parking of its own, but free street parking is available by the property.

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Rooms

Light and modern rooms with desks, hairdryers, and free Wi-Fi

Rooms are modern and well-maintained, with clean-lined wood furniture, large muted black-and-white locally themed murals, and pops of color -- pale-green, yellow, orange, or brown -- in bed throws and drapes. Beds are comfy, and sufficient amenities consist of minibars, desks, flat-screen TV’s with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and electronic safes. Bathrobes and slippers are available on request. Most rooms have balconies, and some have distant sea views. Bathrooms are clean and modern, with tasteful neutral tiling, small showers or shower/tub combos, hairdryers, and Oliva toiletries. 

On the downside, Economy Rooms are downright tiny, and Standard Rooms are also a bit tight on space. Superior Rooms are more spacious, and all have balconies, many with sea views. Suites have a separate living areas with sofa beds, two balconies, and additional perks such as Nespresso machines, bathrobes, and slippers. Some have views over Chania, while others have sea views. 

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Features

Decent-sized pool, lobby bar serving snacks, and free breakfast

The standout feature here is a decently sized outdoor pool that has a private feel thanks to high walls. The wooden deck is lined with cushioned loungers, a handful of umbrellas, and pool towels. All rates include a good quality free breakfast, which includes fresh-squeezed orange juice, coffee, and a variety of cold and hot dishes such as omelets, sausage, and bacon. Breakfast can be taken in the room at no additional charge, and it's served until noon, allowing for leisurely mornings. Room service is available until midnight, emphasizing the hotel’s easy-going policy focused on maximizing guest comfort. Drinks and food like pizza can be ordered from the bright lobby bar. The hotel advertises a gym, but it's just a treadmill and weight machine. A handful of business features include a conference room with a capacity of 50 people, and business center with free printing facilities. Good, fast Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Beach

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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