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“Excellent value, very relaxing, right on beach”
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Sunny Bay Hotel
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Kissamos
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“Excellent value, very relaxing, right on beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Our family of 4 stayed at Sunny Bay June 2012 and really had a great time. The owner and her son were very engaging and just great people. The hotel is not a luxury place, but it was clean and comfortable and right on the beach. Get a beach view room if you can - we really enjoyed that. The beach is a bit pebbly, but turns to sandy bottom just 10 feet out. Really nice pool! and the meals they serve there were pretty good as well. If you want to try other restaraunts, the town is walking distance or short drive and is packed with places to eat and shop. We loved the food there and its relatively inexpensive to boot.

Crete very much surprised us! There's some outstanding beaches (Elafonisi is spectacular!) and the mountainous interior is quite interesting as well. Lots to see and do. Have fun!

Room Tip: Beach view is great
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Norrkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

The hotel might as well have been 5 star. It is located right by the sea, where the bottom was of fine sand and moderately shallow. The pool was perfect temperature. The service was better than anything you can imagine,  the owners are warm and friendly and all you needed help with, any time of day, they fixed with a smile. In principle there is no need leave the hotel, the swimming, sun, good food , all is here. It was an incredibly enjoyable week and we will definitely choose the same hotel next time we come back to Crete.

In Swedish: Kissamos är inte partystaden, det finns inte drösvis med resturanger och affärer, utan det är en rätt lugn ort, där charmen är just lugnet och att man kan slipper trängsel och olika försäljare. Det är så mycket hemma man kan komma på detta hotell men med den skillnaden att allt är så himla skönt och avslappnat och mysigt. Sola, bada, äta och bara vara...
Passar både barnfamiljen och oss vuxna par.

Room Tip: Rooms at the seaside was perfekt in the evening and the morning, the wiew was wonderful.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

Had a very enjoyable stay at family run Sunny Bay Hotel.Roula and Costas could not do enough for me.I was only half board but found a very good choice in breakfast buffet.I had a sea view room with large balcony and fantastic views,the room was very clean.Tavernas and night life only a few minutes walk away with a very good choice of food.I would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

I spent the days of my holiday in a pleasant way!
The hotel is very good! Specifically, the rooms are big, comfortable, clean and have balcony with beautiful view. The bed is comfortable and the bathroom is nice!
The pool is big and clean and you can enjoy your sunbathing by drinking something fresh and cool from the pool bar. The barman is gentle and makes nice cocktails!The beach is extremely close to the hotel. There are umbrellas and sunbeds. The beach is sandy and the water is clear.
I enjoyed the rich breakfast which is based on the tradional cretan cuisine. I also enjoyed the meals at the hotel restaurant;there were tasteful and cheaper than those of other restaurants.
During my stay , I swam a lot at the pool, Ι was jogging at the stadium near to the hotel, I took unforgetable walks on the beach, the surroundings and the town;There is archaelogical museam at the center of the town. I also visited (by car and sometimes by the public means of transportation ) beautiful places which are not far from the hotel such as Falasarna, Balos, Chania, Elafonissos, Palaiochora.
Special thanks to the owners of the hotel, who are very polite and helpful! They always did their best!
I am very satisfied from my stay at this hotel and I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

A simple and basic hotel that is clean and friendly. The pool is a decent size and depth for swimmers and there is a kids pool nearby. The hotel is right on a pebbly beach so very handy for a swim in the sea. The hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the town centre and bars and restaurants on the sea front. The breakfast is basic but sufficient for most. The hotel is quiet so you can enjoy a peaceful sleep.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

Sunny Bay Hotel lives up to it's name. Sun all day, the family were lovely, especially Roula and Costas who looked after our every need. Costas even persuaded me not to have a particularly strong cocktail, and so I stuck to my tried and tested Marguerita. Delicious. He probably wanted to get to bed early some nights, but kept on serving, as is the Cretan way. The Hotel is not, and does not pretend to be 4 star European place - it is a 3 star Cretan hotel with the added bonus of their care and hospitality. Clean, welcoming, friendly and relaxing. The wind blew up a bit but that didn't matter. As Roula said, " I'm sorry I can't control the weather" . No prob, it was still pretty hot for us Brits!
Some people stay at the Sunny Bay and use it as a base for touring so it is very flexible and it meant that the pool was never over full.. The resort itself is quite quiet but it depends what you want. For the money I think Sunny Bay is about right. Not many Brits apart from us, but the other guests, Scandinavians mainly, were very considerate. Probably more than us, so apologies if we were a little noisy when the football was on. Some beautiful trips around the area if you want a base, or if you want a nice quiet week, try Sunny Bay - right on the beach and a chance to chill.

Room Tip: Hotel rooms in 2 parts - extra for front part with sea view but as I didn't spend much time in m...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

Went here with my son 3½ years old for a week between 8 - 15 th of june and we had a fabolous time! First of all is Kissamos a nice, calm and small village with wonderful taverns. The hotel was very clean and beautiful, with safe pools and with the beach just on the backside. The owner familly is so nice, felt like we were their familly and we had top service all time! I recommend you to take half board beacause the dinner buffet was very tasty. Very well cooked meals and mostly ecological foods. Apricots from own trees etc.Thank you very much Roula for taking so good care of us. We miss you and the sunny weather, at the Sunny Bay!!! Best regards from Madelen & Olle in Sweden

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Property: Sunny Bay Hotel
Address: Kastelli Kissamos, Kissamos, Crete 734 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Kissamos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kissamos
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Kissamos
#9 Family Hotel in Kissamos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunny Bay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the sandy beachfront of Kissamos, Sunny Bay Hotel offers accommodation with sea or pool views, traditional Cretan cuisine and free Wi-fi. Kissamos's centre is an easy 10-minute walk. Sunny Bay's restaurant serves an extensive buffet of local and international dishes during breakfast and dinner. The indoor and pool bars are perfect for drinks. Staff can provide beach umbrellas or arrange bicycle rental. Sunny Bay features a games area with table tennis and billiards. An on-site store is available for necessities. Each air-conditioned room includes a private balcony with seating. Rooms also feature satellite TVs and well-stocked mini bars. Famous Falassarna beach is just 15 km away and the archaeological site of Polyrinia is only a 10-minute drive. Chania Airport is 50 km away. ... more   less 
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