The eight lovely rooms each have a cosy and traditional décor and, where possible, the original features of the ancient building have been left in to give this hotel a rustic feel. Bathrooms are basic but clean and boast powerful hydro-jet showers, with the top suite featuring a small jacuzzi too.
Prices are very reasonable here and, if you can stretch, we would recommend upgrading to bag yourself the added treat of a balcony.
Tucked away down a pretty cobbled street in Chania’s Old Town, Ionas Hotel is a positively charming place to stay. Set in an imaginatively yet faithfully restored historical home with certain areas dating back as far as the 16th-century, this boutique hotel offers a lovely blend of old and new.
What makes this spot all the more special is the pride and passion of the hotel’s charming owner, Michalis, which can really be felt – down to every last detail. He is a great host who instinctively knows how to look after his guests, and if he is not there himself, his son George offers an equally warm and personal service. It’s no surprise people keep coming back.
As with many a small hotel, reception is not manned 24 hours a day here, so you will need to confirm your arrival time in advance.
There is a lovely terrace ideal for a pre-dinner drink.
Ionas hotel is set in the pretty Old Town, a 5-minute walk from the old harbour and within walking distance of many of Chania’s archaeological sites.
A good breakfast is served out in the courtyard downstairs. The hotel's modest size means there is no restaurant on site but you are spoilt for choice nearby and Michalis and his son will happily suggest some great spots.
8 charming and cosy rooms
Restored 16th-century building
Facility details:Accessible bathroom, Area shuttle (surcharge), Breakfast available (surcharge), Concierge services, Elevator/lift, Free WiFi, Front desk (limited hours), In-room accessibility, Luggage storage, Multilingual staff, Number of buildings/towers - 1, Number of floors - 3, Rooftop terrace, Smoke-free property, Total number of rooms - 9, Tours/ticket assistance, Year Built - 1400.
Kallinikou Sarpaki & Sorvolou, 73100 Chania, Greece
The easiest way to get to Ionas Hotel from Chania Airport is by car. It's worth noting that much of the Old Town is pedestrianised, so paid-for parking is available a walk away from the hotel.
If you're arriving by ferry, you'll dock at Souda Port which is a 20-minute drive from the hotel.
Chania Airport is a 25-minute drive from the hotel (15km)
Heraklion Airport is a 2 hour 5-minute drive from the hotel (145km)
Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.
Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.
If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.
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