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Sunshine Studios & Apartments
Ranked #4 of 66 Specialty Lodging in Stalis
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Wow. We got back from Stalis on 29th Sept having stayed at the sunshine apartments for a week. What a fabulous week we had. We hit it lucky with the weather as it was in the 80's and 90's the whole week. The apartment was great. Clean and tidy. We had a couple of small problems the first couple of days but they were sorted out very quickly with no fuss. Couldnt have asked for better hosts than Manos and Kostas. We found the people so friendly and the beach just a short walk away was great. Because the apartments are just off the main road, it was very quiet in the evenings, but if you wanted nightlife, there was still plenty going on just a short distance.
We will definatly be going back next year.

Room Tip: Go for the corner apartments, they have 2 balconies and catch the last sun of the day.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Just back from another 2 weeks at "sunshine " Once again couldn't fault it ! Spotless studios and apartments . Poll bar open till 2am and snacks served all day ! Will hope to return next year as Manos and Kostas the owners helped to make our perfect holiday ! Thank you to them both and all the friends we made for another wonderful stay in Stalis !

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank HampshireSandy
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

We were back for a week's hols last week. We stayed @ Sunshine in Stalis for the 1st time last June 2011, would recomend & will be staying again in 2013!! Friendly, clean studio with everything needed. The pool is clean & great for an afternoon swim after being on the beach, which is only a 5 minute walk away.
The pool bar serves good snacks throughout the day & breakfasts with excellent frappe/coffee. Or if you fancy something stronger theres plenty to choose from.
There was definetely lots of sunshine last week in Stalis & plenty of excellent restaurants to watch the sun go down while enjoying the local cuisine.
All I can say is roll on Sunshine next year!! :-)

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank julie6825
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Spent a week here in early September, really used it only as a sleeping base, only used the pool twice.

The major plus points are;
- Great value if booked early
- Small friendly apartment hotel about 100m from the main road and beach
- All room clean with adequate facilities.
- Nice size balconies (we had a corner room).
- Small but adequate pool, everything is sun facing.
- Close to the main road with plenty of bars, restaurants, shops etc to suit everyone (from cocktail bars to the Rovers Return!).
- Rooms cleaned every 2 days

Negatives;
- No Greek night our week as not all rooms where taken (ie not enough people)
- Air conditioning extra
- At times late at night moped activity kept me up but then we did sleep with the windows open.
- Mattress hard

There are many apartments available in the area, those on the beach will be more expensive, probably noisier and their balconies will not get the late afternoon sun. The Sunshine apartments are therefore a great mixture of right price and locations whilst being well maintained and clean. Whilst we very much used them as a base to sleep and shower only as all the action is on the main strip, it is clear that others were happy to spend more time around the pool and bar area.

Stalis itself is in our opinion a great Crete location. It has a superb beach, a great variety of well priced restaurants, upper end cocktail bars, lower end pubs, shops, supermarkets etc. During the day a good Greek salad can be found anywhere and local wine is fine and cheaper than most drinks. Importantly at night the area is alive in the evening (some part of Crete can be dead at night) with many people looking for food, drink or just people watching. We would definitely return again to both.

Room Tip: We had a big corner suit on the top floor, light, 2 balconies, bedroom, etc and not overlooked.
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed here for the 3rd year on the run in August 2012, we love it here! Have already booked for our 4th stay next year! As usual, Kostas & Manos fantastic hosts, people are worrying about holidaying in Greece with all the bad media attention, well you can take it from me that there is absolutely nothing to worry about!! Prices are still very reasonable and places are still busy! and as for Stalis, well, it's truly unspoilt. Fantastic food in every restaurant we ate in as usual and gorgeous sunshine everyday, the beach is beautiful and has plenty of loungers for a reasonable fee and the sea is just gorgeous too! As I've said we are returning again next August which says it all really. If you stay at Sunshine you too will want to return again and again, so, happy hols and many more to come. X

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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7  Thank SamanthaSJ1
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

we have just recently returned from these lovely apartments after discovering them last year. We came home last year and rebooked and again we had a great holiday. The apartments are immaculate and well run the owners are friendly but unobtrusive. It is lovely and quiet and 5 minutes walk to the beach and all the main restaurants and bars. There is a lovely pool however we prefer the beach which is beautiful. You can have a cooked or continental breakfast at the sunshine in the mornings or you can choose from the many places along the beach front.
You are spoilt for choice for restaurants and bars and even takeaway if you prefer.
We absolutely love it here and will be booking again for next year,

Room Tip: all of these lovely apartments are facing the pool and are quiet.
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1  Thank Kazaroni
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

just returned from a two week holiday at the sunshine apartments, we went as a group of seven, and had two 1 bedroomed apartments. The apartments were kept very clean and we were made to feel very welcome. There was plenty to do in Stalis and as a family we often went to the beach which was just up the road, sunbeds were free on part of the beach and a big thankyou to Steve who often bought drinks to us while we lazed on the sunbeds. In the evenings we ate out and had some very good meals our favourite was The Kaliana, the staff were very friendly and the food was lovely. A big thankyou to Kostas who went and got my husbands medication as he had an accident and hurt his ribs.nothing was to much for him to help us. all in all it was a very relaxing holiday and we will definately be back.
T@W families

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Stalis, Crete 70 007, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Stalis
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 66 Specialty Lodging in Stalis
Price Range: $38 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunshine Studios & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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