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Sunrise Apartments
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Koutouloufari
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Wigan
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“A truly fantastic place to go”
Reviewed August 26, 2011

We have just come back from our 14th visit in 6yrs+have already booked to go back to this wonderful place+the family again in May.
Words can't describe what it's like until you have been.
Cannot believe the odd 1 or 2 negative comments.
The Sunrise is small family run business,situated in a perfect spot,away from the hustle+bustle,but close enough for those who want the night life down tow, which is within easy walking distance or taxi.
There is a well stocked shop+ also a bakery across from the Sunrise which sells fresh daily bread,rolls+cakes.
The whole of Sunrise is maintained to a very high standard+all the family work very hard to keep it in tip top shape+take pride in keeping it at such a high level.
There is a small grassed area with a park,pool table,access to the internet,games machine+also theswimming pool has a shallow end+is checked+cleaned daily.
The apartments are swept,mopped+beds made 5days aweek fresh bedding+towels 2 or 3 times a week.
The views are amazing from some of the rooms+I love the view from the pool looking at the fresh colourful apartments with the mountains in the background..
The bar has a full selection of drinks,cocktails+ you can order a light snack,assortment of salads,pizzas,toasties+gorgeous omelettes,or a full english breakfast,all very tasty.
The barbecue night on a Sunday is a must..great food,lots of raki,a great night+the family get involved too.Also a great time to get to meet the other guests.
We have come across many people since we have been going+have made very good friends+have never met anybody who hasn't fell in love with the place.Young,old+families all want to go back.
The Sunrise family are amazing people+never forget a name or a face.They will do what they can to help+even go out of their way..We see them as our friends+family now ,as it's like home..
Don't think anybody going here would or could possibly be disapointed.It's safe,relaxing+just perfect..
The village is 5mins away+is so pretty,with lovely friendly people,The shops,tavernas+restaurants are plenty+always a personal choice,but we love Sergiannis to eat in..great staff,lovely food+wine+as you walk through this lovely place of Koutouloufari,it heads into Piskopiano about a further 10mins away,with more shops,tavernas+restaurants where our personal choice to eat there is Lichnos...where Yiannis the owner,always aims to please+a god story or joke to tell.
And finally down in Hersonissos,there is lots to do in this very busy place,there a many shops,bars,tavernas,supermarkets,nightclubs+if you walk to the sea front,there are a huge amount of tavernas to choose from in which are all over looking sea,which is so relaxing.At one end of Hersonnisos there is also Star beach,which is a waterpark for young+old, is free to get in,with one side more for the young where you pay for the slides+the other side for young children+families where there are several play type areas in shallow pools You pay for a sunbed if you want or just sit by one of the many bar areas..
Can't really say there's any negatives,though mosquitos can sometimes be a nuisance,but we have found lemon based products help.A small price to pay for such a great holiday+also if you expect to be fed straight away after giving the order in a restaurant,be prepared to have more of a wait than in England,as in most place ,they too take pride in attending to each individual customer.Not a complaint,just a warning to those who go expecting to be fed straight away..

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2011

We've stayed in many different hotels on a number of Greek Islands and Sunrise is definitely the best. From the moment we arrived Yiannis (Senior), Yiannis (Junior) , Aris and the whole family made us feel very welcome. They are incredibly friendly and helpful - Old Yiannis even came and picked us up in Hersonnissos because there was a Taxi drivers strike on the day we arrived!
The apartments are lovely - spacious, comfortable and clean. The pool is great and the pool bar is superb with a well stocked bar and a great menu available throughout the day and until quite late at night. There are a couple of big screen TVs in the bar for those who can't live without their sport but this doesn't intrude on those who want to chill and relax. We had a couple of late sessions in the bar and even at 2am Aris was still smiling.
There's a 'Super Market' (us Brits would describe it as a corner shop) just opposite, which is very handy since these are self-catering apartments.
Koutouloufari itself was a little disappointing - it's quite commercialised it comparison to many other greek villages (we especially didn't like strolling down the street in the evening with someone at every bar and restaurant trying to drag us in!). The Sunrise however, is on the edge of the village so you can easily avoid all that if you want to.
We only spent a week there but Yiannis, Yiannis & Aris already feel like old friends - we can't wait to go back!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

Fantastic apartments,fantastic family!!! will do anything for you to ensure you have a fabulous holiday ! location is perfect,restaurants are on the doorstep!!absolutely loved sunrise and would highly recommend!! Will definitely go back next year!!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2011

Had a fantastic time at Sunrise. The owners and staff were great. Always friendly and couldn't do enough. Thanks to Aris & Yannis, who were brilliant. Greek nights on Sundays were great fun and included a barbecue and Cretan dancing. Apartments were terrific; very spacious and clean. A little trek to the beach, but worth it, especially Star Beach, which is approx. 15 mins away and has lots of facilities, including water rides/sports as well as bungee jumping. The village is only 5 mins walk and has some great shops and restaurants. Try Sergianis, great food and kids eat free.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 6, 2011

Having been to crete several times this is the best place we have stayed!! Staff were very friendly and helpful, and the apartments are well equiped and very clean. Will certainly be going back.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

This place was very good for our holidays. We stayed for one week. The rooms are clean, new and beautiful. There is a bacony or terrass. The swimming pool is very good to, with transats and a bar next to the swimming pool. The people are very friendly and available. The cocktails are delicious. It's close to the beach and to the wonderful village of Koutouloufari. We would recommend this place for sure.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

read all of the reviews beforehand and surely this place couldn't be as good as everyone had written ? Well, it was exactly that!! We have never been made to feel as welcome as we were here on any of our previous trips over Europe.
The folks at Sunrise (Yiannis, Aris, Katrherina, etc) are just the best ever. The place itself is top notch, had everything we needed for a holiday stint. The friendliness created by the family team is transmitted down through the guests (thus the title), and we met some smashing folks (which was even more of a surprise as they were all English ....lol). The village of Koultouloufari works hard to hold a traditional Greek theme with the madness of Hersonissos and Star Beach only minutes away. Many of the folks at Sunrise are 'returners' and we would hope to be in that bracket some time soon.
Ps.Gallini is def best of the eateries by a mile, but the others aint to bad either !!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sunrise Apartments
Address: 6, Georgiou Seferi Street, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos > Koutouloufari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Koutouloufari
#1 Family Hotel in Koutouloufari
#1 Best Value Hotel in Koutouloufari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunrise Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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