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50M By The Beach, Matala, Crete 70200 Greece
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#9 of 17 hotels in Matala
Location
4.4
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4.4
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4.0
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4.3
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
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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
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callan25 wrote a review Sep 2015
75 contributions20 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
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CuriousSky wrote a review Sep 2011
Brooklyn, New York34 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
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Zina_10 wrote a review Oct 2010
Athens, Greece19 contributions37 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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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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RebelTimeTraveler wrote a review Sep 2010
Smithtown, New York61 contributions20 helpful votes
I last visited Matala, Crete 18 years ago, and took my girlfriend there to see what I always raved about. Matala, about an hour from Iraklion on the south shore (the far less developed and in my opinion, better shore) is a still little discovered gem about as South as you can get in the Mediterranean without being in Africa. It sits on a little cove with small mountains framing it, one of which is riddled with caves. They light it up at night, which is quite spectacular. You can eat at a number of restaurants on the beach and watch one of my favorite sunsets in Europe. The whole town, grown since I was last there, is still only a few streets in size. Pension Iliaki is a small hotel one street in (which is as close as you can get to the beach, a minute walk away). It is run by a kindly woman, whose name I'm embarrassed to say, I did not get, but who, with limited English (her son and daughter are better at it), was warm and helpful at all times. We had a fridge in our room and a small veranda that seated two. When we got in she told us she would move us up one floor if we preferred it(there is no sea view, the beach has restaurants, so we didn't bother). We stayed three nights and had no complaints. There is a/c, an en suite bathroom, you can get coffee/tea in the morning, and can buy breakfast for I believe 6 Euros (we chose the bakery a block away ourselves). Most of the other pensions were about the same size, and there is a hotel in town, but for 40 Euros a night , it is hard to do better than we did here, and the family was delightful. Matala is a great place (unless you want nightclubs or big crowds - then stay on the north shore), and perhaps too far from the mainland ever to get too big (I hope so, anyway). I recommend the town for 3-4 days and Iliaki, in particular. You won't be sorry.
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Date of stay: September 2010
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Global26658 wrote a review Jan 2005
Paris1 contribution4 helpful votes
Hello to all. I was in Matala on summer 2004! I stayed in Pension Iliaki for two weeks with my family. It's a very clean and beautiful pension and it's very near the sea! Matala is a very beautiful place, you can't miss it!
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PRICE RANGE
$72 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureMatala
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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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 Prisma (0.05 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 Bistronomy Matala, George's Yard, and SCALA Fish Bar Restaurant & Hotel Boutique.
Does Hotel Sunshine Matala have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Sunshine Matala offers airport transportation 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).