We stayed at Sunrise Suites for a few days in July and enjoyed it very much. We got a warm welcome by the hotel manager Dimitris and his colleague Katerina. The room was large and the bathroom too. The hotel was only seven years old and was fresh and clean with modern equipment, although the beds were a bit too hard for us. The room also had a kitchenette and a balcony with a view of the pool area and the coast. The pool area was nice and not crowded. There was wifi in the lobby but not in the room, where there was internet connection with cable instead and Dimitris kindly let us borrow a cable.
The breakfast area was outside and had great views of the coast. Breakfast was ok with yoghurt, bread, cheese, juice etc, but there were no vegetables or fruit. Katerina greeted us with a happy “kali mera” when we came to have breakfast and after a while also Dimitris came to have a chat with the guests. He told us about the area and also gave us some advice about where to go and what to see in Crete. He spoke English well (having studied in Scotland) and it was nice talking to him. In the evening when we came back from dinner, we thought of having a drink at the pool bar. Dimitris was at the bar, and although it was after closing time of the bar he offered us to buy drinks and we had a nice chat with him again.
The hotel is located uphill a few hundred metres from the water front, so it had great views, and the short walk from the beach and restaurants was no problem. Kalyves is a small village with a good beach and a few beach tavernas (Ikaros taverna was good). It’s a nice and relaxing place to stay for a few days between Chania and Rethymno.
We were going to take the bus to Rethymno from Kalyves, and so asked Dimitris if we had to take the bus from the village back to Chania first or if the bus from Chania to Rethymno stopped in Kalyves. He explained to us how to walk up to the bus stop on the main road (25 minutes slow walk) to catch the bus to Rethymno, as that bus did not go down to the village.
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- Also Known As:
- Sunrise Suites Kalyves, Crete - Chania