Flights under 6 hrs
Suitable for babies
Suitable for toddlers
Suitable for children
8 Euro per hour
Minimal jet lag
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Our ReviewThe most charming small hotel in Crete
Our search for perfect hotels for Ultimate Family Hideaways has proved incredibly tricky. What a relief to therefore discover Ammos Hotel, we just wish there were more like it – our search continues! It ticks every box for the perfect family hotel – sandy beach, simple kitchen area in every room, great restaurant, beautiful minimal decoration and a wonderful play room. Owned and run by the wonderful Nikos who has a rare philosophy for hotels – that the money should not be made on any extras. How refreshing to find drinks and delicious food provided at really reasonable rates (particular important for children who if our anything like ours you order something for and they only eat a quarter of it). Of course with your own kitchen area you can just as easily do some pasta or scrambled egg. We don’t understand why other hotels don’t do rooms like these – undoubtedly simple but very tasteful – white walls and white linen with a touch of colour provided by the pillows, all have a small terrace or balcony and many have sea views. Most rooms only take two adults and one child, the three suites are very much sort after with families and need booking a long way in advance – with two rooms these are ideal for a family of four. It is not designed as a family hotel and Nikos is keen to stress that it is not meant to be a family hotel – it is purely that all the factors make it work incredibly well for families. The lovely pool has a shallow end perfect for children – there is not a massive amount of space around it but the beach is right in front of you. Being directly on a sandy beach is what makes the difference between this hotel being a lovely small boutique hotel to a real gem for families. The soft sand and gentle waters are the perfect play place for children – a place where parents can actual relax and sunbathe while the children play. The long stretch of beach the Ammos is fronted by does have hotels the whole way along it so gets pretty busy in peak season, however the part just in front of the Ammos has lovely sunbeds just for Ammos guests. This part of Crete is far pretty than the southern part where most of the larger hotels are located so if you do feel like you want to spend some time away from the hotel there is plenty to explore. This really is a gem of a hotel, we wish there were more like it. It is worth bearing in mind it is difficult to get rooms at peak season, however availability is better at the beginning and end of season which is a great time to travel with young children as it will be less hot and quieter. If you are interested in booking this hotel let us know as soon as possible and we can put a room on hold for you to save the disappointment of no availability.
Rooms made up of:
Sea View Studio - all studios are the same size but have different views.
Garden View Studio
Deluxe Sea View Studio
Garden View Suite - seperate sitting room and bedroom - takes up to four adults (or children)
FAMILY ROOMS… All rooms can take an additional bed or cot, for families with two children or if you want a bit more space then you would need to book one of the three Garden View Suites. These have a bedroom and separate sitting room with two single beds plus a small kitchen area (great for heating up basic child food if you need to) and terrace or balcony. Beware that with only three of these they get booked up very quickly over the peak summer months so you need to book well in advance.
Things to doTHINGS TO DO FOR PARENTS… 15 minutes drive from the old city of Chania for shops and restaurants, massages can be arranged on request, swimming pool and beach, plus discover the local area including the stunning Samaria gorge.
I’M BORED (…& for children)… Swimming pool, beach and childrens play room.
CHILDREN’S CLUB… There is no children’s club but a lovely childrens play room with lots of great toys ideal for younger children (up to the age of approx. 5), this is not supervised though.
SUITABLE FOR… Families with one or two young children.ARE WE THERE YET?... 30 minutes from Chania airport or 2 hours from Heraklion airport.
I’M HUNGRY… Great little restaurant open all day using fresh, seasonal ingredients brought from local markets. Relaxed atmosphere and really reasonable prices. Can also be served by pool or on the beach. You probably won’t want to leave the Ammos restaurant but there others within walking distance and many more in Chania old town 15 minutes taxi ride away. .
BABYSITTING & COSTS… Babysitting can be organised if booked in advance, the cost is 8 Euro per hour for one child / baby or 10 Euro per hour for two children. Minimum is 2 ½ hours.
COSTS FOR CHILDREN… For a third person in a studio, there is a 10% supplement charge if child (2-15 years old) and 15% if adult (over 15 years old). There is a 15% supplement surcharge in the case of an infant and child in a studio (irrelevant of age) or two infants. Baby-cot is free of charge. Suite's rate remains the same for 1-4 people.
PRICES APPROX… Double Sea View Studio middle season for two people room only €142 (approx £121), or Garden View Suite €189 (approx £161) per suite based on up to four people room only!.
WHAT YOU DON’T NEED TO PACK… Baby cots, high chairs, baby baths and baby bed linen and towels are provided.
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