We had a fantastic holiday at Sunrise Suites and in Kalyves in general. The weather was lovely and not too hot in this part of the world due to the sea breeze; around 32deg C when we were there at the beginning of August. We flew, as a family of mum, dad and a 5 year old, direct from Bristol to Chania which is a 35min, 40Euros taxi drive away. Sunrise suites is not lavish but is very clean (including the pool which was cleaned daily), has all the facilities you need for a very comfortable holiday and the service from the staff is delightful. Dimitrius the manager was very helpful from the time we booked the holiday months previously and right through the holiday itself. His assistant Katerina was a bundle of joy and made us very welcome and worked non-stop. The complex is a nice small size of only 27, well equipped apartments. A buffet breakfast was served by Katerina at the dining area overlooking the bay. There was free WiFi in the reception for those who required it. The views from the (spacious) balcony were spectacular and the journey to Kalyves beach/village was only 5 mins, albeit via a steep hill. Kalyves was a small, yet friendly and safe village with all the facilities you need including many beach side restaurants, supermarkets, post office, pharmacy etc. The price of everything in Crete is a lot cheaper than the rest of Europe. We often had a hearty dinner (including drinks) for the family for around 30 Euros. We didn't have a car and so we alternated between having a day at the pool, a day at Kalyves beach and village and visiting the nearby picturesque town of Chania by bus were you could take a boat or horse-drawn carriage tour.
Being pedantic the only improvements that could be made is that there was air conditioning in only one room, the other room was smaller and contained the kitchen. There was only a shower and no bath and occasionally a number of local children from the owner's family would use the pool at the same time.
Overall it was a great experience and we will certainly recommend it and are planning to visit again, probably with a hire car to see more sights (although the driving in Crete was something to behold).
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