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Hotel Sunshine Matala

Main Street, Matala, Crete 702 00 Greece
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#11 of 17 hotels in Matala
Your holidays can be unforgettable in Matala with its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Our hotel offers stylish, clean, comfortable rooms and apartments including car & moto parking, breakfast, air conditioning, refrigerator, fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi internet in the rooms and much more ... only 50 meters from the sea!
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English, French, German, Greek
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Tiger wrote a review Apr 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at Matala Sunshine apts for six nights. We initially aimed at one or two but it was pretty much impossible to resist the hospitality, comfort, warmth and of course the best raki in town. Kostas and his family offered us all they could in order to make our stay very comfortable. Are we going back there ?? Hell yeah !!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Robert L wrote a review Jun 2016
Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom24 contributions7 helpful votes
It had been around 18 years since we visited Matala, we previously visited 10 years in a row staying in this accommodation. We were met and received with great warmth and friendliness by Antonia who remembered us well. The apartment we had was tastefully decorated and designed. Aircon was a benefit, The resort had changed with more restaurants, shops and accommodation, but the feeling of the place was the same, warm and welcoming. It is a small village so easy to get around, but plenty of choice of restaurants and bars. Great sunsets. It felt like we hadn't been away and continued our last break. A very big thanks to Antonia, Niko Roula and their families, for the welcome, and to the people of Matala for a wonderful break. We left just before the Matala music festival, a homage to the hippy generation that used to be live in Matala. (Joanie Mitchell penned the song Carrie from her Matala stay)
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Date of stay: June 2016
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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callan25 wrote a review Sep 2015
72 contributions18 helpful votes
Wow that's all I can say. Beautifully clean hotel. Spotless throughout and room was brilliant. Very high standard throughout. Well appointed kitchenette with everything you need for a short or longer break. Staff are so friendly too. Shame we could only stay for one night as we would have loved to have stayed longer. Bathroom high spec and great patio balcony. Well travelled in Crete and this is in the top 3.
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Traveled as a couple
CuriousSky wrote a review Sep 2011
Brooklyn NY34 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed at Hotel Iliaki for 1 night in late August. We arrived in Matala with out any reservations and just looked around. Antonia the owner was wonderful. She set us up with 2 rooms with a private common hallway for a great price. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated. Great location away from the busy beach strip but only about a minute to the beach. Matala is well worth seeing! The Roman catacombs are a great adventure, my kids loved it (me too!). We almost skipped it due to the iffy write up in the "Rough Guide". Glad we didn't one of the highlight of a great trip!
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Date of stay: August 2011
Trip type: Traveled with family
Zina_10 wrote a review Oct 2010
Athens, Greece19 contributions21 helpful votes
I have stayed at the pension Iliaki at matala on September 18th 2010 , for a total of 3 nights.The only reason i have decided to write a few words about it is to help your readers spend a better time at Matala than i did. To make it short, it is by far the smallest room i have ever stayed at, one could either lie on the bed or simply leave the room as there is no space for anything else. Should you have a regular piece of luggage, watch out , it is either you or your bag that can fit in the room. And it gets worse... ; impossible to get a good night sleep, the matress that you lie on must date since the `80s and not been changed since. You lie to bed in good help and you wake up with at least a back problem. And if you stay more than one night, then you get sick. My friends occupied the room next door, exactly the same thing. However, the pension is well located, a few meters from the sea (as pretty much all the pensions at Matala) while the host is very friendly, serviable, eager to give you directions around Crete, offer you coffee. Unfortunately, this does not compensate for the pension itself. My advise, skip it...
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Date of stay: September 2010
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from iliaki, Owner at Hotel Sunshine Matala
Responded Aug 22, 2012
Our rooms are well renovated as we do it every year! There are many different types of accommodations just to fit on the needs of our customers such as apartments, studios e.t.c. We had never room mattresses from 80's as you describe and we change them every year when they need to be changed and all the old ones we give them to local charity organizations. For example the latest changing of all mattresses of the hotel was in 2012! All our customers that they are coming continuously every year in our hotel and they spend their vacations here with us are the best answer of the quality of the accommodation that we are offering! Thank you very much and we hope to see you again here, having relaxed holidays as Matala offer's to the guests!
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$76 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureMatala
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Sunshine Matala
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Sunshine Matala?
Nearby attractions include Matala beach (0.07 miles), Matala Caves (0.04 miles), and MARINERO BAR (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Sunshine Matala?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at Hotel Sunshine Matala?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Sunshine Matala?
Conveniently located restaurants include George's Yard, SCALA Fish Bar Restaurant & Hotel Boutique, and Alexis Zorbas.
Does Hotel Sunshine Matala have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Sunshine Matala offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Sunshine Matala?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Sunshine Matala?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Sunshine Matala?
Many travelers enjoy visiting War Tunnel (8.0 miles).