The Best Hotels in Crete

We’ve filtered out the noise and surfaced the best luxury and boutique hotels in Crete for you below. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Acro Suites - A Wellbeing Resort

Rated 9.4 in 252 reviews

Acro Suites - A Wellbeing Resort has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Agia… See more

Acro Suites - A Wellbeing Resort has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Agia Pelagia. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel has a shared lounge and a garden. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

Rooms are complete with a private bathroom, while some units at the hotel also feature a seating area.

Buffet and American breakfast options are available every morning at Acro Suites - A Wellbeing Resort.

The accommodation offers a sun terrace.

Popular points of interest near Acro Suites - A Wellbeing Resort include Mononaftis Beach, Psaromoura Beach and Agia Pelagia Beach. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 27 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $422

Set in Kato Daratso, 1.5 km from Iguana Beach, AHEAD Design Awarded Domes Zeen Chania, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete… See more

Set in Kato Daratso, 1.5 km from Iguana Beach, AHEAD Design Awarded Domes Zeen Chania, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete offers accommodation with a 2 restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, a Soma Spa, a Gym Pavilion and a beach bar with free private parking. Set among an oasis of tropical vegetation, banana, and palm trees, just above the beach, it affords uninterrupted views over Chania town, thick bamboo fields and beyond, with a front-row seat to the mesmerising colours of the majestic Cretan sky. Centered around the Greek concept of "Ef Zeen: the art of Living Well", Domes Zeen is a beachfront cove to contemplate, reconnect, make lifelong memories and explore.

Please replace second paragraph due to renovation: The 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk and room service for guests. All accommodation offers a sunny furnished stone terrace with choice of tropical garden or sea views and guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

Please replace final paragraph due to renovation: The nearest airport is Chania International, 14 km from Domes Zeen Chania, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Old town Chania within walking distance, invites guests to participate in the ongoing cultural evolution of the ancient city.

Rooms from $174

Situated in Agios Nikolaos, 100 metres from Almiros Beach, The Island Concept Luxury Boutique Hotel features… See more

Situated in Agios Nikolaos, 100 metres from Almiros Beach, The Island Concept Luxury Boutique Hotel features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. 800 metres from Ammoudara Beach and 1.5 km from Ammos Beach, the property offers a beach area, as well as a garden. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

At the hotel, rooms are equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. All rooms at The Island Concept Luxury Boutique Hotel have air conditioning and a wardrobe.

The accommodation offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.

The Island Concept Luxury Boutique Hotel offers a terrace.

There is a tour desk and car rentals are available, while the business centre has newspapers and a fax machine and photocopier.

Lake Voulismeni is 3.6 km from the hotel, while Agios Nikolaos Port is 3.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 62 km from The Island Concept Luxury Boutique Hotel.

Rooms from $345

Set on Elounda coast, the 5-star Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete combines luxurious accommodation… See more

Set on Elounda coast, the 5-star Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete combines luxurious accommodation with award-winning cuisine and a state-of-the-art spa. It includes infinity pools, a water sports centre and 2 tennis courts.

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa offers elegant suites and bungalows with magnificent views to the island of Spinalonga, most with private pools. Each unit has a comfortable living area with a satellite LCD TV. Some room types enjoy private access to a section of the beach.

The Elounda Spa covers a 2,000-m² area and features indoor pools, 24 treatment rooms, 2 hammams, saunas and hot tubs. A fitness centre and a beauty salon are also available.

Guests can start their day with the Greek Breakfast, while Cretan, Italian,Asian and Greek contemporary cuisine are some of the dining options that Blue Palace has to offer, all made with the finest ingredients. A Moroccan-style bar, a pool bar and a beach bar serve exotic cocktails and finger food with spectacular views across the Cretan Sea.

At Isola Beach Club guests may enjoy an abundance of favorite libations right by the waterfront, while soaking up the sun and savoring the sea air. Indulge in fresh salads, burgers and sandwiches, signature cocktails and French rosé wine.

A private boat can take couples around the Gulf of Elounda while sipping cocktails, while a family can enjoy an amazing barbeque lunch in an isolated beach after snorkelling in turquoise waters. Guests may simply gaze at the island of Spinalonga around an open air fire at the beach club as the sun sets down. You may take a wonderful lesson with plenty of hands-on cooking with the Greek Cooking Lesson or enjoy the most exquisite wines of the island with the Cretan Wine Tasting.

The resort is 5 km away from the village of Elounda. The fishing village of Plaka is within 500 metres. Boats to Spinaloga, a National Monument of Greece, depart from there.

Rooms from $256

The Theodore Boutique Hotel

Rated 9.8 in 90 reviews

Situated right on the beach in Agia Marina Village, The Theodore Boutique Hotel offers uniquely designed units with… See more

Situated right on the beach in Agia Marina Village, The Theodore Boutique Hotel offers uniquely designed units with garden or Cretan Sea views, and free WiFi throughout. A beachfront bar serving signature cocktails is featured.

Opening to a balcony or patio, all rooms and suites at The Theodore Boutique Hotel include a modern bathroom with hairdryer, slippers, bathrobes and free toiletries. A safe and a minibar are also included.

Guests can start their day with a rich breakfast prepared with fresh local ingredients. The hotel staff is available 16 hours per day, while concierge service is also provided.

The international airport of Chania is approximately 28 km away. The scenic Chania Town is 8 km from The Theodorou Boutique Hotel.

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The Tanneries Hotel & Spa

Rated 9.6 in 231 reviews

Located in Chania Town, 750 metres from Koum Kapi Beach, The Tanneries Hotel & Spa provides accommodation with a… See more

Located in Chania Town, 750 metres from Koum Kapi Beach, The Tanneries Hotel & Spa provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. This 5-star hotel offers a shared lounge, a concierge service and free WiFi. The hotel features an indoor pool, hammam and a 24-hour front desk.

At the hotel every room is equipped with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, bathrobes and slippers. The Tanneries Hotel & Spa offers certain rooms that include a balcony, and the rooms come with a kettle. At the accommodation every room has bed linen and towels.

Guests at The Tanneries Hotel & Spa can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast.

Guests staying at the hotel have access to the on-site wellness area which includes a hot tub.

Popular points of interest near The Tanneries Hotel & Spa include Venizelos Graves, House-Museum of Eleftherios Venizelos and Saint Anargyri Church. The nearest airport is Chania International, 10 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $157

Minos Beach Art Hotel

Rated 9.1 in 352 reviews

Boasting a stunning location beside the water’s edge, Minos Beach Art Hotel features an art gallery and an excellent… See more

Boasting a stunning location beside the water’s edge, Minos Beach Art Hotel features an art gallery and an excellent health and beauty centre, along with complimentary breakfast and parking.

Situated just 800 metres from the centre of Agios Nikolaos, Minos Beach Art Hotel offers a variety of accommodation, ranging from suites to exclusive villas. Each one is well-appointed with home comforts, including LCD TV and some feature spa baths.

Relax within the beautiful setting of Minos Beach Hotel’s gardens and pools. Admire the stunning views of the sea and the bay. Swim around the picturesque coastline surrounding the resort and join in with the water sport activities, including canoeing and diving. Enjoy some pampering treatments at Minos Beach Art’s health and wellness centre.

Minos Beach Art Symposium displays the works of contemporary Greek and international artists. Admire the stunning works of art that adorn the hotel’s grounds.

After working up an appetite, savour the delicious haute cuisine and seafood delicacies on offer at the waterfront restaurant. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the peaceful and picturesque surrounds. A regular bus service from Minos Beach Art’s entrance takes you directly to Elounda Village and Agios Nikolaos.

Rooms from $365

Offering private access to a sandy beach in Agioi Apostoloi, Domes Noruz Chania is the first Greek resort to be an… See more

Offering private access to a sandy beach in Agioi Apostoloi, Domes Noruz Chania is the first Greek resort to be an honoree for its interior and exterior design.

It boasts a state-of-the-art spa centre and 2 pools overlooking the azure waters and the surrounding islands. Fine champagne and fresh seafood can be enjoyed at the poolside bar.

All accommodation types at Domes Noruz Chania have extended outdoor living areas with a variety of amenities, lounge furniture, outdoor bathtubs and either hot tub or plunge pool. Free WiFi is available throughout. Their architecture is inspired from the Venetian Arsenals with Cretan sandstone to be the prominent building material.

The Spa centre, with design inspired by traditional local embroidery and fabrics, boasts a hammam, sauna and hot tub. Rejuvenating massage treatments can be also provided.

A variety of outdoor activities is offered, ranging from yoga in the park to outdoor personal training session and other sports. The on-site fitness centre is fully equipped.

A uniquely designed lounge area in front of the seaside creates a perfect setting for relaxing moments. Domes Noruz Chania also features a dynamic all day restaurant and two bars.

The cosmopolitan Chania Town, boasting an array of lively beach bars and all day restaurants, lies within 4 km of Domes Noruz Chania, The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 15 km from the property. Free private parking is possible on site.

Rooms from $183

With magnificent sea views from a rocky headland above Aghios Nikolaos Bay, this adults-only resort blends together all… See more

With magnificent sea views from a rocky headland above Aghios Nikolaos Bay, this adults-only resort blends together all the ingredients for a relaxing holiday.

Just 2 km from the town centre, this hotel with a beach-side location offers you a pleasant site from which to enjoy the north-east coast of Crete and the capital of the Lasithi province.

Take time out to relax by the swimming pool or rest by the lapping waves of the hotel's private beach, where you can try various water-sports.

For ultimate relaxation, indulge in a beauty treatment at the spa or unwind with a gentle stroll through landscaped gardens before dinner and drinks in the evening.

Rooms from $299

Kapsaliana Village Hotel

Rated 9.4 in 136 reviews

Surrounded by the largest olive grove on the island of Crete, Kapsaliana Village is nestling in a peaceful location with… See more

Surrounded by the largest olive grove on the island of Crete, Kapsaliana Village is nestling in a peaceful location with superb views of the countryside and the sea.

The carefully renovated Kapsaliana Village Hotel is a beautiful complex of 22 stone buildings of Cretan and Venetian architecture.

Each individual in design unit offers modern amenities. Most feature comforts including fireplace, private terrace, free internet access, satellite TV and minibar.

At the outdoor swimming pool guests can swim, sunbathe and enjoy cool drinks and snacks from the bar. At the Kapsaliana Village Restaurant & Café guests can taste delicious meals or drinks by the fireplace or on the outside terrace.

Rooms from $215

Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa

Resort

Rated 9.3 in 296 reviews

Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Elounda. Featuring family rooms… See more

Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Elounda. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a shuttle service, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

At the resort every room has air conditioning, a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen, towels and a patio with a sea view. All units include a safety deposit box.

Guests at Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at the accommodation.

Plaka Beach is 300 metres from Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa, while Spinalonga Beach is 1.3 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 66 km from the resort.

Rooms from $295

Set in Chania Town, 100 metres from Nea Chora Beach, Chania Flair Deluxe Boutique Hotel - Adults Only offers… See more

Set in Chania Town, 100 metres from Nea Chora Beach, Chania Flair Deluxe Boutique Hotel - Adults Only offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. This 5-star hotel offers a shared lounge and a concierge service. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

At the hotel every room has air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, bathrobes and slippers. Chania Flair Deluxe Boutique Hotel - Adults Only provides certain units with sea views, and each room comes with a balcony. At the accommodation the rooms have bed linen and towels.

Guests at Chania Flair Deluxe Boutique Hotel - Adults Only can enjoy a continental or a à la carte breakfast.

The hotel offers guests a spa and wellness centre with a hot tub and a sauna. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at Chania Flair Deluxe Boutique Hotel - Adults Only.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Kladissos Beach, Chryssi Akti and Etz Hayyim Synagogue. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 15 km from Chania Flair Deluxe Boutique Hotel - Adults Only.

Rooms from $199

Monastery Estate Venetian Harbor

Rated 9.5 in 366 reviews

Housed in a 16th-century mansion, in Chania Old Town, Monastery Estate Venetian Harbor boasts a spa centre with an… See more

Housed in a 16th-century mansion, in Chania Old Town, Monastery Estate Venetian Harbor boasts a spa centre with an original Turkish hammam and an indoor pool surrounded by stone walls and Venetian arches. Guests can enjoy Cretan cuisine cooked with a modern twist, at the elegantly decorated restaurant.

Blending traditional atmosphere with modern touches, the suites at Monastery Estate are fitted with arches, stone-carved doors and wooden floors. Each comes with a private bathroom with shower, bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries, while some also include a seating area. Some suites open to a private terrace with hot tub.

Extra services include airport transfer on request and at extra charge, as well as room service. Massage treatments can also be enjoyed on request and at extra charge. Free WiFi access is offered throughout the property and the reception is available 24 hours per day.

Guests will find restaurants, bars and shops within a short walk of the property, while the Municipal Market of Chania is 350 metres away. Souda Port is 7 km away and Chania International Airport is at a distance of 14 km.

Rooms from $116

Located in Chania Town, 2 km from Koum Kapi Beach, Lagon Life Spirit Boutique Hotel - Adults Only provides accommodation… See more

Located in Chania Town, 2 km from Koum Kapi Beach, Lagon Life Spirit Boutique Hotel - Adults Only provides accommodation with free private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. With a garden, the 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The hotel features an indoor pool, spa centre and a 24-hour front desk.

At the hotel, each room has a wardrobe. Guest rooms at Lagon Life Spirit Boutique Hotel - Adults Only are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

The accommodation offers a terrace.

Venizelos Graves is 2 km from Lagon Life Spirit Boutique Hotel - Adults Only, while House-Museum of Eleftherios Venizelos is 1.9 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 11 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $114

The Syntopia Hotel - Adults Only

Rated 9.2 in 195 reviews

This 4 star hotel, ideally situated opposite a golden sandy beach, only 6 km east of Rethymnon, offers guests original… See more

This 4 star hotel, ideally situated opposite a golden sandy beach, only 6 km east of Rethymnon, offers guests original Cretan hospitality blended with modern comforts and amenities.

The Syntopia Hotel offers simply furnished rooms with private balconies, either with mountain or pool view, equipped with free wireless internet, satellite TV and refrigerator.

The complex also includes indoor and outdoor restaurant, snack bar, swimming pool.

Rethymnon, one of the most historical cities of Crete influenced by Venetians and its Old Town, features a wide range of tourist and souvenir shops.

Rooms from $141

Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort

Resort

Rated 9.3 in 64 reviews

Boasting an outdoor pool, Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort is located in Adelianos Kampos, Rethymno. It offers a… See more

Boasting an outdoor pool, Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort is located in Adelianos Kampos, Rethymno. It offers a restaurant and tastefully decorated accommodation, some with Cretan Sea views. Free WiFi is provided throughout.

Bright and airy, all units at Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort open out to a balcony. Each includes a flat-screen TV, a minibar and safe. Offering free toiletries, the private bathroom also includes a shower, slippers and a hairdryer.

Guests have the option of a buffet breakfast including Cretan delicacies. Later, they can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant. A snack bar and room service are also available. Agreco Farm, 3 km away, is set amidst olive trees and vineyards, and offers unique culinary experiences with organic produce.

Massages can be arranged at the spa centre of the neighbouring property, which also features a sauna. A private beach area and a table tennis are equally found in the premises.

The scenic town of Rethymno, with its Venetian Harbour, is at a distance of 6 km. Free private parking is provided on site.

Rooms from $158

Enorme Santanna Beach

Rated 9.0 in 611 reviews

Enorme Santanna Beach has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Ierápetra. Boasting… See more

Enorme Santanna Beach has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Ierápetra. Boasting a garden, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around 200 metres from Livadi Beach, 600 metres from Agios Andreas Beach and 650 metres from Peristera Beach. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Enorme Santanna Beach provides some rooms with pool views, and all rooms have a coffee machine. At the accommodation rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.

Enorme Santanna Beach offers a continental or buffet breakfast.

The hotel offers a terrace.

The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 93 km from Enorme Santanna Beach.

Rooms from $113

Monastery Estate Retreat

Rated 9.4 in 352 reviews

Located in Sougia, Monastery Estate Retreat features a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, garden, and free… See more

Located in Sougia, Monastery Estate Retreat features a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, garden, and free WiFi. This 3-star hotel offers room service and a concierge service. There is free private parking and the property provides paid airport shuttle service.

Guest rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, bathrobes and slippers. All rooms come with a kettle, while some rooms are equipped with a patio and others also offer pool views. At Monastery Estate Retreat each room is equipped with bed linen and towels.

The accommodation offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.

Monastery Estate Retreat provides a range of facilities such as a wellness area including a sauna.

Palaiochóra is 13 km from the hotel, while Plataniás is 27 km away. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 91 km from Monastery Estate Retreat.

Rooms from $90

Hotel Off

Rated 9.3 in 443 reviews

Located in Topanas district of Chania Town and housed in a Venetian, 13-century building, Hotel Off offers elegantly… See more

Located in Topanas district of Chania Town and housed in a Venetian, 13-century building, Hotel Off offers elegantly decorated accommodation with free WiFi access. A rich breakfast including local delicacies can be enjoyed daily at the internal courtyard.

Fitted with parquet or tiled floors and modern furnishings, the rooms of Hotel Off are air conditioned and include a flat-screen TV and a safe. A mini bar stocked with local beverages and homemade sweets, is also available. The private bathrooms come with slippers, hairdryer and free toiletries.

Staff at the front desk can arrange various activities in the surrounding area, while car and bike rental services can also be provided upon request.

Hotel Off is located 100 metres from both the Maritime Museum Of Crete and the scenic Venetian Harbour. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 11 km from Off Hotel.

Rooms from $91

DOM Boutique Hotel

Rated 9.0 in 2143 reviews

Set in Heraklio Town, 2 km from Amoudara Beach, DOM Boutique Hotel offers accommodation with a bar, private parking and… See more

Set in Heraklio Town, 2 km from Amoudara Beach, DOM Boutique Hotel offers accommodation with a bar, private parking and a shared lounge. The property is situated 2.1 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, 2.8 km from Venetian Walls and 7 km from The Palace of Knossos. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a tour desk and free WiFi.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a shower. Rooms include a coffee machine, while certain rooms will provide you with a terrace and others also provide guests with sea views. At DOM Boutique Hotel every room includes bed linen and towels.

Buffet and American breakfast options are available every morning at the accommodation.

Popular points of interest near DOM Boutique Hotel include Heraklion Venetian Harbour, Loggia and Historical Μuseum of Crete. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 5 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $71

Alcanea Boutique Hotel

Rated 9.4 in 335 reviews

Alcanea Boutique Hotel boasts a unique waterfront location in Chania’s Old Town. Set in a historic building, it features… See more

Alcanea Boutique Hotel boasts a unique waterfront location in Chania’s Old Town. Set in a historic building, it features a wine bar with scenic views of the Old Port and an elegant courtyard surrounded by flowers.

Alcanea’s carefully designed, air-conditioned rooms have views of the scenic port and landmark lighthouse. Each is equipped with internet access, a flat-screen TV, minifridge, and iPod docking station. Bathrobes, slippers, a hairdryer and natural body care products are provided.

Alcanea's signature breakfast includes Cretan products. Offering an enchanting view to the Old Port, the Alcanea Café & Wine Bar serves cocktails and fine wines. Guests can enjoy Greek coffee or herbal tea at the interior courtyard.

Arrangements for taxi transfer and car hire, guided tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and reservations are at your disposal. The hotel concierge will help you plan the perfect break in Chania.

The nearest beach of Nea Chora is just 300 metres away. Souda Port is just 7 km from the hotel, and Chania Airport is reached after 17 km. Free public parking is available close by.

Rooms from $82