Embark on the Chania port life with the luxury of Ambassadors Residence Hotel

Built inside a neoclassical building from the 1890s, Ambassadors Residence is where classical history merges with modern luxury. Right in front of Chania’s 700-year-old port, the boutique hotel pays homage to R. Kruger, a German Ambassador who played an essential role in the city’s history. His influence on the import and export of various materials, like glass, paper, ceramics, wood, and metal, inspired the thematics of the hotel.

Inside the Ambassadors Residence Boutique Hotel, you will immerse in organic and relaxing colour patterns, with modern furnishing and old recycled materials incorporated in the design of the place. Savour a private romantic dinner in the port’s harbour or inside a private yacht. Unwind with an in-room massage or melt your troubles away with a Turkish Hamman bath only five minutes away. Indulge in the national cuisine of Crete and its local wines.

This boutique hotel is where you’ll find the ideal mix of culture and leisure. Catch a unique view of the Cretian sea and the city of Chania, and observe the history of the buildings being told on its walls and architecture. A spiral staircase that breaks through stone walls leads you to the 13 uniquely designed rooms, each with its particular charm and enchantment.

The rooms of Ambassadors Residence Boutique Hotel, named after the materials traded by R. Kruger, are designed according to their appellation. Find brick walls in the Stone Room or intricate and delicate decor in the Porcelain Suite. All with a unique personality and distinguished features, the accommodations in this hotel are like history being told over again.

Boutique Hotel
13 Rooms
  • Having breakfast at the Pallas restaurant facing the ocean
  • Being spoiled by a relaxing in-room deep-tissue massage
  • Sipping on local wines while catching the ocean breeze from a private terrace
  • Soaking on an in-room jacuzzi in the evening
  • Going on a private yacht trip and finishing off with an onboard dinner

Rooms Overview

Find thirteen rooms named and designed after the materials Kruger traded (ceramics, wood, glass, etc.), highlighting each accommodation's uniqueness and the hotel's attention to detail. With an elegant and contemporary design, each room is brightened by natural light and incorporates rich textures, old recycled materials, and traditional decor and furnishing. Find quietness and modernity in decadent lines and design.

Ceramic Royal Suite

3 guests Jacuzzi Private terrace

With a private terrace, in-suite hydro massage, and a panoramic view of the Old Port, the Ceramic Royal Suite is the perfect retreat for your winter and summer getaway. Organic tones of ceramic, terracotta and light wood embrace the relaxation of the space. Unwind in a spacious living room and indulge in romantic dinners over the candlelight in the privacy of your terrace.


3 guests View into the city View into the sea

Playing with the elements of their given names, each suite has a unique decor and design, all crafted with modern materials and an elegant layout.
Find colourful details on the Vitraux Suite and metallic elements in the furniture of the Metal Suite. Journal pages decorate the walls of the Paper Suite, and stones cover the entire back wall of the Mineral Suite.
On the two-floor Porcelain Suite, delicate details give charm to the bed frame, and the furniture in the Wooden Suite pays homage to its name. The is also the Glass Suite, with its walls covered by big windows.
Refinement can be found in the organic hues of recycled materials and freshness from large windows that let plenty of natural light in, along with the ocean breeze.


2 guests View into the city View into the sea

The double rooms at Ambassador Residence are crafted according to their given name. You will encounter a mosaic-coloured bathroom in the Mosaic room, a built-in Jacuzzi in the Cement room, terra-cotta brick walls in the Brick Room, and stone walls in the Stone Room. Find a small sofa by the window of the Fabric Room.
Each space, with its unique and intricate design, ocean or town view, harmonious colours and decor, and bright natural light, highlights the mood of any type of traveller.

Services and facilities

Minimal interior
Air conditioning
Dining on demand
Family rooms
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
Wellness services
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Taste the flavors

Local Breakfast & Snacks

You will find your daily morning breakfast in the Pallas restaurant, connected to the hotel. A selection of house breads, yoghurt, fruits and eggs are available, so you can indulge in fresh produce as you get ready to start your day. Sip on Cretian coffee or tea while enjoying the breeze from the ocean right in front of you.
And thought-out a day nourish yourself with chilled rose and snacks of local produce.

About sustainability


Thyme, the treasured herb, indicates that the property follows local legislation with regard to the environment and has implemented a few eco-friendly common practices.

  • The Ambassador's Residence uses vintage recycled materials in the construction and design of its rooms and common areas.
  • The hotel promotes the opportunity to experience the destination and local culture with tours.
  • Chemicals for cleaning products are partly replaced with eco-friendly alternatives.
  • The property is designed using "sustainable architecture" by installing roofing insulation materials.

Explore the location

Chania is a historic city that encountered modernity in the mansions and alleys that make up its charm. Cruise through the streets and feel the ocean air breezing past your skin as you walk by the old port.

Explore Crete like a local!

Visit historic synagogues, the lighthouse that seems to have come from a Hemingway novel, and the museums that tell tales of exploration and evolution of a classical civilisation. Explore the affluent markets and nightlife of Chania and soak in the warm turquoise sea water at the beach. Go trekking, diving, and fall in love with nature.

Book a trusted local driver for your transfer to and from the hotel, introduce you to the destination, pre-order travel essentials, and answer all your questions before or during the trip. Choose the stops, visit the attractions, and don't waste any time waiting. We‘ve partnered with Welcome Pickups, the first company to deliver a holistic, in-destination travel experience.

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