Azade Boutique Hotel: Serenity in the Heart of Old Town in Chania

Tucked away within the timeless embrace of Chania’s Venetian walls, Azade Boutique Hotel whispers tales of a bygone era. This 17th-century gem carries a storied past, having once sheltered an enigmatic Ottoman Pasha, his name obscured by history’s relentless passage. Subsequently, it became the sanctuary of the charismatic American poet and artist Charles Henri Ford, who gave birth to poetic masterpieces within these hallowed walls.

Azade, derived from Persian, encapsulates the essence of nobility, kindness, and free-spiritedness. Just as Chania itself wears the vestiges of countless cultures, Azade reveres the rich tapestry of traditions that have woven its intricate fabric.

Step into this architectural marvel, where centuries-old materials entwine with artful decor, ushering you into an era of elegance. Venture out into the heart of Old Town Chania, a labyrinth of cobblestone streets, cafes exuding echoes of history, and quaint shops brimming with hidden treasures.

In the heart of the boutique hotel lies an open courtyard, a serene oasis where you can indulge in al fresco breakfasts, tempting snacks, and evening libations by the tranquil waters.

The hotel unveils nine private suites, each adorned with lofty ceilings and sprawling spaces, providing a haven for your senses. Here, you’ll seize your personal freedom – the freedom to unwind, explore, contemplate, and love. Azade is your refuge, where the past and present converge, inviting you to script your extraordinary narrative. Your unforgettable vacation awaits in the heart of Chania’s Old Town, where history, poetry, and serenity unite under the banner of Azade Boutique Hotel.

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dona hare pricedona hare price
00:12 24 Sep 23
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Greece. Azade Chania rooms are quiet, bed is heaven and service is over the top even the bath products were divine.Artemis was very helpful.
Lily BucknerLily Buckner
16:46 25 Jul 23
My family had a wonderful experience here! The staff was so kind and helpful; they gave us great recommendations for restaurants, beaches, and hikes. The breakfast was very good and plentiful. The rooms were clean and modern. The location is great with lots of little neighboring shops and restaurants. 🙂
Kelly SeseKelly Sese
06:18 24 Jun 23
Possibly one of the coolest hotels I’ve stayed in. This hotel is tucked away in Old Town Chania, one of the best locations. It’s so aesthetically pleasing and is the best hotel we stayed at in Greece. We stayed in the Maisonette and it felt like home, the beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was so good with the daily items to try Cretan food. Can’t wait to be back and stay in Azade.
08:23 02 Jun 23
The Best Place to stay in Old Town Chania!Totally atmospheric, reflecting the amazing history of this 17th Century Old restored building. Attention to detail, unique design elements, fantastic traditional Cretan breakfast and the warmest ever staff! Once you go, you simply do not want to leave!
Norvell MillerNorvell Miller
01:37 28 May 23
We spent five days at Azade and it was wonderful. The service, accomodations, and breakfast were all exceptional. Their dinner and tour recommendations were spot on. Old Town is not an easy place to access (especially parking), but Azade is the best we saw, and certainly worth an extended visit.
Maria MarteleiraMaria Marteleira
17:27 14 Sep 22
Everything about this hotel is exceptional! The beautiful architecture, rooms are spacious, the breakfast is delicious.It’s calming and peaceful while close and walking from the old harbour. The staff were amazing. The hotelmanager Sandro helped us with all transportation needs to the beautiful beaches In Crete and ferry tickets to Santorini. Ava and Maria’s smile were welcoming. I never leave review but feel that this place is deserving of an exceptional rating!
Boutique Hotel
9 Rooms

What we liked the most

  • A 380-year-old legacy, home to an Ottoman Pasha and poet
  • Time-travel through 17th-century aesthetics and decor
  • High-ceilinged, spacious suites for unwinding in tranquility
  • Al fresco dining in the charming, serene courtyard
  • Private balconies and terraces with breathtaking town and sea views
  • The perfect base to explore Chania and Western Crete

Rooms Overview

Indulge in Azade's exclusive retreat, where each of the nine suites offers a personal haven. From private balconies, you'll gaze upon the enchanting panorama of the Historical town, the Old Harbor, and the vast expanse of the sea. These spacious accommodations, ranging from 40 to 90 sq.m, blend modern elegance and historical charm. Unwind in the serene luxury of high ceilings and enjoy a dining table, a mini refrigerator, and your own tailored wine cooler.

Superior Double

2 guests Balcony View into the city View into the sea

Elevate your escape in the Superior Double Room. A private veranda opens to breathtaking Chania’s Old Harbor vistas, a picturesque canvas for your stay. The 40m² space, adorned with a luxurious king-size bed and a pristine bathroom, offers a tranquil retreat that encapsulates the timeless beauty of the Old Port.


3 guests Private terrace View into the city View into the sea

Discover the charm of the 59m2 Maisonette. Upstairs, a master bedroom with an en-suite rainshower bathroom awaits, while downstairs, a secondary ‘oda’ sofa bed with a private bathroom provides comfort. The semi-private terrace offers enchanting views of the Old Town, providing the perfect setting for a unique Chania experience. An experience that blends history and modern luxury awaits.

One-Bedroom Suite

3 guests Balcony View into the city View into the sea

Step into the One-Bedroom Suite, a spacious 41-66m2 haven. Wake up to views of Old Town and the Venetian Harbor from your façade balcony. With a comfortable king-size bed and an inviting ‘oda’ sofa bed, this suite offers an unforgettable retreat. Your Azade experience begins here.

One-bedroom Suite with Old Harbor view

2 guests Balcony View into the city View into the sea

Immerse yourself in the essence of Chania with the One-bedroom Suite featuring Old Harbor views. This spacious 63m2 retreat on the 3rd floor offers an open bedroom with a king-size bed, a generous living area, and a bathroom with a walk-in rain shower and separate toilet. But the real showstopper is the corner balcony, providing breathtaking vistas of the Old Venetian Harbor. Surrender to the charm of Chania from your private oasis.

Cretan Living Suite

3 guests Private access Private terrace View into the city

The enchanting, unique Cretan Living Suite on the 3rd floor is a timeless retreat with a one-of-a-kind design. This 58.12m² suite offers an open-space bedroom, separate shower and toilet, and an ‘odas’ sofa bed in the attic. The pièce de résistance is the private veranda, an open-air sanctuary with an external shower. Immerse yourself in the unique 1640 AD ambiance of AZADE’s origins.

Two-Bedroom Suite

4-5 guests Reduce mobility friendly Two-bedroom suite

Introducing the Two-Bedroom Suite (97m2) – a masterpiece of comfort and Cretan charm. A king-size bed in the master bedroom offers restful nights, while the secondary bedroom accommodates your dreams with an ‘oda’ queen-size sofa bed. Two en-suite bathrooms and unique Cretan architectural accents define the experience. Designed for accessibility, this suite ensures every guest finds serenity within its elegant embrace.

With access to the serene shared al fresco yard.

Azade Grand Suite

4 guests Private terrace Two-bedroom suite View into the city View into the sea

Azade’s Grand Suite, a top-floor haven at 63m², redefines luxury. Featuring two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a chic living area, it immerses you in stunning aesthetics. Step onto your private terrace with an outdoor shower, seating, and sun loungers, revealing captivating views of the Old Venetian Harbor and Chania’s historic town. Experience an elevated escape where memories are crafted.

The Azade Residence

4 guests Private access Two-bedroom suite

The Azade Residence, a captivating 85.35m² suite, beckons with two bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, and the warm embrace of a fireplace. Cretan architectural authenticity meets contemporary luxury on the 2nd floor of the main building, with a private entrance offering glimpses of the charming neighborhood street above. Discover a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity, an experience that will linger in your memory.

With access to the serene shared al fresco yard.

Services and facilities

Modern design
24-hour Reception Operation
Air conditioning
Family rooms
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
Wellness services
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Taste the flavors


Azade’s breakfast is an exquisite journey into the heart of Crete. Savor a delicious, homemade breakfast, cooked to order, featuring the freshest local ingredients. Enjoy it in the privacy of your room or amidst the serene charm of the Al Fresco Dining area.

Breakfast is served from 08:00 am to 11:00 am.

The Restaurant

Azade’s restaurant is a culinary sanctuary on the ground floor overlooking one of the city’s beloved passages. Embrace the flavors and heritage of Crete with carefully selected ingredients sourced from local farmers. From refreshing Cretan salads to artisanal cheese rusks and more, savor the region’s essence in every bite, all while supporting the local community.

About sustainability


Olive Tree is often a symbol of success, as sustainability seems embedded into the property’s identity and DNA.

  • Historical Preservation: Azade's story begins with its historical significance, dating back to 1680 AD, once graced by the Ottoman Pasha and renowned American Poet Charles Henri Ford. Its restoration focused on preserving its original aesthetics and materials, a sustainable approach rooted in history.
  • Heritage Building Materials: Most of the building materials are meticulously retained from the Venetian and Ottoman eras, respecting the history of the place and reducing the ecological footprint.
  • Eco-conscious Amenities: Wooden reusable key cards exemplify the commitment to eco-friendliness. In partnership with the Greek brand MYRRO, Azade offers bio-organic refillable amenities that reduce waste and promote sustainable living.
  • Local Sourcing: Azade's sustainable ethos extends to its culinary experience, supporting local farm-to-table producers, connecting guests with the region's finest, and boosting the local economy.
  • Recycling Initiative: With a well-structured recycling process, Azade minimizes waste, contributing to a cleaner, greener environment.
  • Digital Solutions: Introducing an in-room app minimizes paper usage and encourages eco-conscious habits, promoting a paperless environment.

Explore the location

Azade Boutique Hotel stands as a time-honored sentinel in the historic Venetian Harbor of Chania, where the whispers of the past blend seamlessly with the lively spirit of the present. This vibrant neighborhood, dating back to the 14th century, houses the iconic Venetian lighthouse, a striking beacon of history lovingly preserved.

Explore Chania like a local!

Strolling through the cobbled streets will lead you to captivating cafes, enchanting restaurants with live music, and charming boutiques. You can effortlessly indulge in retail therapy, taste Cretan delicacies, and relish the embrace of local culture.

Venture further into the heart of Crete, where the secrets of antiquity come to life. Explore the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, where Europe's first city and civilization were born. Wander the charming lanes of Rethymno's Old Town on your way back.

For the culturally inclined, delve into the world of art and religion. Visit a local ceramist's workshop to discover the craft of pottery and the Monastery of Chrysopigi to understand the daily life of monks. For a unique gastronomic adventure, journey through the picturesque villages at the foot of the White Mountains, savoring traditional Cretan cuisine.

Azade Boutique Hotel invites you to explore the rich tapestry of Chania's history, the breathtaking landscapes, and the warm embrace of Cretan culture, all within your reach, ensuring an unforgettable journey through this timeless location.

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