Chryssana Beach Hotel
What We Love
- A simple, stylish stay near Chania, with breakfast and a welcome drink includedIndulging in a blissful spa treatment
- Exploring the nearby city of Chania, with its pretty Venetian harbor
- Dining on fresh Mediterranean fare at the hotel's restaurant
What To Know
- Nearby Platanias Village offers plenty of dining options
- Free onsite parking is available
- The outdoor pool is seasonal
- Free WiFi throughout
The modern Chryssana Beach Hotel is something of a hidden gem on the northern coast of Crete, just outside the historic city of Chania. Set in a flourishing garden, next to a secluded beach, this is a place to visit that much-coveted commodity: peace and quiet.
The hotel gives you the chance to set your own vacation pace. You could have long lazy days by the pool, indulge in a massage or head to the beach with a good book. If you’d prefer to get your pulse racing, try some watersports, go hiking, fishing or visit the Venetian harbor at Chania. The hotel restaurant serves traditional, fresh Mediterranean cuisine, and there’s also a bar serving drinks throughout the day.
Good to know
To get from the airport to the hotel and to make the most out of exploring the island, you might want to look into renting a car for your stay.
Spa treatments should be booked on arrival at the hotel.
How to Get There
We booked a five day break here via Secret Escapes and although we found this was the last week of the season, the hotel and it’s staff exceeded expectations. As published, the hotel is in a quiet area on the outskirts of Kolymbari so don’t expect lots of nightlife..especially at the end of October, but if you want a relaxing stay in a lovely hotel, this is perfect. We were the only guests on half-board, but Nikos looked after us superbly and the meals produced by Katerina were delicious...and we had a choice each evening.
Other Trip Advisor reports highlight the friendly staff and we certainly found everyone we met to be very welcoming and helpful and it has been a pleasure to meet such lovely people.
They were closing the hotel for the season when we left, so we wish all the staff a well-deserved break and wish the Chryssana hotel every success for the future...a little gem!
Great Little Hotel!
We spent 7 days here in October. Spotlessly clean rooms - possibly the most thorough cleaning we've ever seen! The manager Sophia is knowledgeable and friendly, and runs the place very well. The pool area is lovely and the plants and flowers beautiful. A special thanks to Emmanuel who works reception later in the day and was always friendly and chatty, Nothing was too much trouble and to the guy who runs the pool bar. Most guests - like us - seemed to have B and B - good selection Plenty of alternatives for a full breakfast.
Yes it is a bit isolated but the bus service from the stop up the road is reliable and cheap too !
We booked the hotel via Secret Escapes on a half board basis. We wanted a get away from it all relaxing break. The hotel staff are exceptional -Sophia and Nikos deserve a special mention.
The hotel is spotlessly clean, the pool is lovely and one of the cleanest hotel pools I have ever seen.
The breakfast buffet has enough choice. The food at the pool bar is great value and delicious. Half board is amazing value - it would be great if you could swap dinner / lunch around.
If you want buzzing nightlife / all night bar/ loud music then this really is not the hotel for you. But if you want understated /warm Cretan welcome and total relaxation- then this is where you should be!
There are some lovely restaurants about 20 mins walk away so if life gets TOO quiet- there are options.
Only suggestion- management is missing a trick -Happy Hour should be pulled forward to around 5.30pmish / sun downer time.
I had this unfortunate experience of having have to spend my first night at a different hotel, for which the hotel put the blame on the online booking system. After arriving in Crete, I received a phone call from the hotel saying that due to a technical problem, they could not arrange a room for me for the first night of my 6-night-long stay. As a result, they booked another room for me at another hotel that is about 2 km away from Chryssana Beach. What they offered me for the inconvenience they caused was one free dinner at the hotel, 15% discount on the drinks, and possibly the worst room (a rather dark room on the ground floor, that is farthest away from the pool). Normally, I would have made a bigger deal out of this situation, but the fact that I intended to spend most of my time outside the hotel made me care less. Nonetheless, I think the hotel management could not handle this situation professionally.
There were also positive aspects (that's the reason why I give 3 stars instead of 1). The personnel is friendly and attentive. The swimming pool is super clean, and the hotel in general offers a quiet and relaxing environment. There is also a pebbly beach nearby, which is similarly quiet.
We just got back from a week at the Chryssana beach hotel. We found it exceeded our expectations as so many people had criticised it on reviews. The staff were very friendly, the food was wonderful and everywhere was clean and made to look very charming. If you don't like salad then you might not enjoy the starters as they were mainly different salads but the main meal was always a good choice of meat or fish dishes. Yes it was quiet and the bar staff were busy serving the dinners in the evening so it might appear that the bar wasn't open but if you stayed near the dinning area or by reception you could still order drinks. There is a small village nearby where you could go to shops or tavernas in the evening if you want to, just take a torch for the walk back it isn't all lit that well.We hired a car through the hotel and went to various places and booked a boat trip to Balos Lagoon. The hotel arranged this trip for us with no problems. Balos was nice but you need good footwear as there are rocks to walk over. To be honest we enjoyed Elafonisi beach with it's lagoon more, though it was quite a drive,iIt was actually nice driving through the mountains. Falasarna beach was beautiful too and we enjoyed some time there. We drove to lake Kournas, which was very tranquil and enjoyable going out on a pedola to sit and watch the tutrles come up for air. You can snorkel and see fish too.The bus can take you to Chania which saves driving to a busy area or you can get of at Platannis or one of the other towns along the route which are a bit livelier.
There were little things like the shower splashing the toilet but come on it was a wet room with a drain to take the water away, it did it's job and didn't bother us. People need to stop moaning about this hotel, it is wonderful, just do your homework. If you want a night life either be prepared to go out to the town for it or don't come here. If you want a few drinks after dinner, take a pack of cards and just enjoy the peace and you will love it. The beach opposite is stoney but clean so take beach shoes.