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“Beautiful Apartments, Great Hosts”
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Sunlight Studios
Ranked #1 of 2 Tholos B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch
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10 reviews
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“Beautiful Apartments, Great Hosts”
Reviewed November 1, 2010

We stayed in the last week of the season and had a great holiday. Costas and Irene welcomed us with a drink and keys to the apartment, which was simple but clean and spacious. The shower room was also clean. Irene and Costas have thought about their customers needs and provided everything for them. The grounds and pool are beautifully laid out and immaculately maintained. We spent time relaxing by the pool with lovely food provided whenever we asked. The apartments are off the main road, but well signposted. Although on a line to the airport, it is some miles away. There was little noise to speak of, no louder than the traffic a hundred yards away. The apartment included air conditioning if required (at additional cost) although this was not necessary for October. Tholos was very quiet at this time of year with restaurants closing during the week. However those that stayed open were very good. Bus travel into Rhodes town needs to be planned but taxis are available if required.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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sunlightstudios, Owner at Sunlight Studios, responded to this review, May 2, 2011
We would like to thank you for your review on Sunlight Studios. It was a great joy to accommodate you and we hope to have the pleasure to see you again and make your stay as memorable as possible.

Kostas Lambrakopoulos
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 28, 2010

The first floor rooms are very spacious and its nice none of the rooms look over the pool but have views of the gardens (the bar and pool is to the side of the apartments). The apartments are also off the main road which is nice as you don't get traffic noise (although you do get airplane noise as the airport is only about 4 miles away).

We have to admit we were pretty disappointed with the local area as there is a large power station at one end of the beach and the beach itself was covered in litter - maybe this was because it was out season but it was pretty off-putting. Most of the restaurants and tavernas are also along a busy main road which again is not great.

We hired a car as we realised we weren't going to be able to spend a week relaxing in the resort and went to a really nice beach on the east coast called "Tsambika" - it's very sandy and we did some good snorkelling around the rocks there.

With this resort I think it depends if you want to have a holiday relaxing by the pool or want to go a bit further afield, in which case the resort and beach is not great.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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sunlightstudios, Owner at Sunlight Studios, responded to this review, May 2, 2011
Dear valued guest,
Thank your for reviewing on Sunlight Studios. We are deeply sorry for your disappointment on the area. It is our concern to provide first class quality hospitality within our resort. Our family strives to satisfy all of our guests' needs and offer them a pleasant stay. That's why we have additional events, except our popular "Greek nights", to make your stay more enjoyable.
He hope to see you again in Rhodes and to accommodate you in our facilities.

Kostas Lambrakopoulos
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Yorkshire
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

I cannot recommend Sunlight Studios highly enough. 10 just doesn't do it justice!
We wanted a relaxing break and thats exactly what we got. We really didn't want to leave!!

Kostas, Irene, George and Lucas are the best hosts you could wish to have. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was fabulous and the hospitality second to none! The accomodation was spacious, clean & tidy so well worth the money.

Tholos as a resort doesn't have much to offer other than a few tavernas/bars/restraunts & supermarkets although we did visit out of season and a few had already closed.

We don't often go to the same place twice but we will definately make an exception for Sunlight Studios.

See you again soon guys and thanks for a great week.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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sunlightstudios, Owner at Sunlight Studios, responded to this review, May 2, 2011
Dear Gary and Amanda,
Thank you very much for your thoughtfull review. It was a pleasure having you with us! We hope to see you again soon.

Kostas Lambrakopoulos
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Danderhall
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Reviewed October 7, 2010

Just returned from the Sunlight Apartments had a great time. Made to feel very welcome as soon as we arrived (at 11pm). Kostos,Irene and they're family could not have been any more friendly or helpful. Nothing was to much bother for them. The room was very clean and tidy. Irene's cooking is excellent. We will be going back.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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sunlightstudios, Owner at Sunlight Studios, responded to this review, October 10, 2010
Dear Guests,
I would like to thank you for taking the time to reflect on your recent stay with us here at Sunlight Studios. I am delighted to hear that you were able to enjoy our warm and friendly atmosphere,we hope to see u soon in the future.
Thank you.......!!!!!
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Leeds
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Reviewed September 21, 2010

From the moment we arrived until the end of our week long stay we were incredibly well looked after by this amazing traditional Greek family. On our arrival at 6am on Sunday morning we were greeted by a warm, friendly and accommodating George and Loukas. Nothing was a bother and they were happy to share a couple of drinks with us to settle into Sunlight. Excellent start.

Our room was light, clean and spacious (we booked the 3 person studio which is a larger room with a great two sided balcony and well worth what little extra we paid), but basic which on a self catering holiday is all you could need and forms a perfect base for your stay.

Heading down to the pool in the morning we felt completely at home especially after meeting the very welcoming Kostas and Irene (our surrogate parents for a week!). The pool area is superb - relaxing, clean, pretty and well looked after. Kostas fired up the barbecue in the evening and it was a real joy for us (occasionally picky but not once at Sunlight) to have our fresh food cooked before us. The fresh fish and chicken souvlaki are highlights. Irene heads up the engine room and caters for your every need doing a fantastic job in the kitchen. I would recommend a fresh fruit or tuna salad during an hours break from the peak heat.

The bar on an evening is the real heart of the place and all of the family make a real effort to get everyone feeling happy and enjoying themselves. George never failed to make us laugh he has endless tales to tell! Greek night should not be missed.

We have to make comment on the one or two negative reviews by saying do not let it put you off. Should anyone not enjoy the Sunlight Apartments and what it has to offer (escape from it all, relax and recharge the work-zapped batteries in blissful grounds) then I would suggest it is with them the problem lies.

If you do want to get busy though, Old Rhodes Town is a must. A wonderfully enchanting place especially on an evening.

Thank you to all of the family for making this an excellent holiday, you do a superb job and we will be returning next year for more of the same!

Leanne and John

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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sunlightstudios, Owner at Sunlight Studios, responded to this review, October 1, 2010
Dear guests
We were delighted to recieve your comments which we have taken very pleasentley. We are always very happy to wait up for our coming guests no matter when they arrive as we feel as a family that we are welcoming a part of a new family ant not just like a fee paying guests. Once again thank you for your comment and we are looking forward to seeing you many more times in the future.
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Eastbourne
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Reviewed September 19, 2010

Just back from a week's stay at the Sunlight studios in Tholos Rhodes.

Well where to begin.... On arrival it was clear that this family run business was hospitality at its best, warm smiles and a home from home feel.
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We were shown to our room (ground floor studio for two person), which was a bit small but after unpacking it was fine, cosy and adequate for our needs.
The room was cleaned and fresh towels and bed linen were changed half way through the week which was fine. It is important to mention that this is not a four star property so preconceptions that the maid will be in everyday is unrealistic-the room is a base for your holiday and is not where you will spend your time.

Your time will be spent around the pool, on clean comfortable sunbeds with both pool and garden areas spotlessly clean as was the bar area and toilets.

Kostas, George, Lucas and Irene are always around for your needs. The men are in charge of the bar and Irene runs the kitchen and will cook for you up till 11pm. The food is good and between them all they provide an excellent service.

The Greek night was a giggle and this evening showed how the whole family pulled together to provide entertainment that made the holiday special. Our evenings were spent with George in the bar and sometimes Lucas and Kosta's were around too. The bar was a place to relax, dance or just to enjoy a drink with friends. I think I will be remembered for not being able to sit for too long as DJ George knew just what tunes to play to get me 'dancing'.

The family provide excellent service and each of them will remain in my memories as it was the little things they said or did that made you feel welcome and cared for.

The village a five minute walk up the hill had some lovely views and a good taverna. The nearby beach was not the best but a bus ride to Kamiros beach was worth it, also Rhodes town is not to be missed.
The area that the Sunlight studios are in, is very Greek and quiet, perfect for long days round the pool with a home from home feel.

I would return, but would think about hiring a car so I could explore further. I wish Kosta's and his family continued success, you never know one day I may be back!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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sunlightstudios, Owner at Sunlight Studios, responded to this review, October 1, 2010
Dear Tracey,
Many thanks for your lovely comment for our Sunlight Studios,we were delighted to be able to meet all your expectations and hope that you will return soon.
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 18, 2010

September 2010

We have just return from a most enjoyable holiday at the Sunlight apartments. We received a very warm welcome from Kostos, Irene & family who are just fantastic and have such a great sense of humour and friendliness. Nothing is too much trouble they are very hardworking and wonderful hosts.

The apartment was very clean as was the pool area which was really lovely, most relaxing.

We would recommend the weekly BBQ held at the apartment’s which was great fun with wonderful tasty Greek food.

We would highly recommend staying at the Sunlight apartments to anyone. The genuine friendliness and hospitality of the family made our holiday truly unforgettable. Thank you Kostos, Irene & family!

Mick and Linda (Blackburn)

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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sunlightstudios, Owner at Sunlight Studios, responded to this review, October 1, 2010
Dear guests,
We try our best to meet your needs at all times.We really appreaciate you sending us you photographs and we are very pleased that you thoroughly engoyed your holiday with us.Hoping to see u in the future
Thank you.
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Property: Sunlight Studios
Address: Tholos 85106, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Tholos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Tholos
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunlight Studios 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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