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Sun Maris Studios Apartments
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We echo all the other comments from other people that have reviewed this great apartments. When we arrived Mary was there to greet us but the look on her face when she saw we had bought 6 teenagers and twenties was priceless!! We were celebrating my 50th with our children and their friends. She gave them all a lecture on what they could and could not do, which they appreciated and stuck to her rules. They all loved her and she came to love them too!! We had an amazing 2 weeks and as has been said before we were treated to Mary's great hospitality including free cakes and sweets and a bottle of bubbly to celebrate my life event. The studios are spotless and so is the swimming pool. Everyone there is very friendly and we made some good friends. Mary's apartments are far enough out from the centre of Faliraki away from the bars and noise. Faliraki itself I think is suffering from less 18-30 type people going for holidays and I think it is not sure where to go and there are a few hotels/restaurants that are shut down. All the Greek people we met while away were so friendly and helpful.

There are great bus links though to lots of other wonderful places around Rhodes and we would love to visit again as a couple and see a lot more of beautiful Rhodes when the temperatures are a little cooler. Thank you Mary! :) xxxx

Room Tip: A couple of the rooms have really large balconies that looked good!
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Where do I start, I have been going to the Sun Maris since 2001. I have travel mostly just me and my husband but we have also taken friends with us, I have also travel on my own for a weeks holiday and my last time July 2013 I went with my friend for a girls holiday.

Every single time I have enjoyed myself mainly due to Mary, if it wasn't for
Mary I'm not sure i would have visited Rhodes 14/15 times. Not saying Rhodes is not a beautiful island which it is and because of Mary I have been able to see more than most. I felt safe to stay in the apartments on my own as I even struggle to do this in my own home over night without my husband.

Why the Sun Maris?
1. Age doesn't matter I've been going since I was 21 so young or old you will have an amazing time (only one exception! If you want to treat your hotel like a [--] tip, be loud, fighting, bringing in outside guest for your entertainment - this place is not for you).

2. You want the quiet life or a party life - the location gives you all this but only if you want it, beach and shops within a few minutes walk, bus stops within 1 minutes walk.

3. Beaches and scenery - within a 40 minute walk you can be at st Antony Quinn bay which is beautiful and worth the walk (bit of exercise to keep eating Mary's fantastic food!!) the water is crystal clear and you can snorkel here too,

4. Mary will tell you we're the best places to eat Manolis in Faliraki is amazing, Rhodes town is beautiful go at night and ask Mary where to go but a few are Rock n Roll and Scarabee (amazing cocktails to go with your food)

5. Mary Mary Mary - this will be your main reason for choosing here, she will treat you as part of her family, you will be very well looked after. Mary is very good at keeping the whole of Sun Maris spotless along with Rita the cleaner. Every sun bed will be returned to is correct place in the evening within perfect lines of each other, the table and chairs will be wiped clean and put in place throughout the day to ensure that everywhere remains clean and tidy for your pleasure.
Your room will be again spotless cleaned 6 days out of the 7 ( how many self catering apartments do this??)
Mary will cook you great food from a full English breakfast to fresh fruits and salads, in the evening you then get the treat of traditional Greek food which is fantastic as well as being big portions.

You might think why now to write this review - purely selfishness I want to keep this little diamond of a place all to myself. The best moments I have is getting up early in the morning while my husband sleeps and having the pool all to myself peace and quiet ! Pure bliss.

If you are booking to go to Rhodes look no further you just found the place to go! Stop looking and wasting your time book now and get to booking your flights.

If you are booked in the Sun Maris you are in for an amazing holiday - enjoy as you will have lasting memories forever and a few pounds to lose when you get home as Mary is always giving you little treats.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

From the moment I saw the reviews for this place I stopped looking for accommodation and booked (see link below). If you do the same you will not be disappointed. Mary is amazing she will do all she can to ensure you have a fantastic time. Our flight times had us arriving very early in the morning and she left our room open with water in the fridge. It was my birthday while I was there and Mary made me a cake. The service she provides is so personal and welcoming.

We had, what we found out was the smallest apartment there but it was all you could need, it was immaculately clean, as was the rest of the building, the pool is also very clean and as there is only 13 or so rooms at Sun Maris we often had the pool to ourselves. The food she serves at the bar is very good quality.

The location is central in that everything is within walking distance (5 mins to the centre) but away from all the late night noise.

Do not hesitate, book some flights, I would recommend taxi transfer (our coach took 2-3 hours both ways) follow the link below to book the Sun Maris. You will not be disappointed.

http://www.travelrepublic.co.uk/hotels/greece/rhodes_faliraki/cheap_rates_sun_maris_studios_hotel_hotel.html

Mary is you read this thanks for everything, all the best.

Steven & Kim

Room Tip: Try asking for the balcony overlooking the pool...
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

This was my 3rd time in the Sun Maris for the 3rd year running. It's an amazing place run by a fantastic woman - Mary is the reason why this place consistently receives excellent reviews.
Why is it so great?
Mary's standards are very high and the result is an exceptionally clean, well maintained hotel and pool area.
Mary pours love and attention into everything that she does and her guests all love her. I had friends who were not able to book the Sun Maris and stayed at another near by hotel. They spent most day's at our pool because it was so nice.
Going back next year, guess where I will be staying??? The Sun Maris!
If you are travelling to Faliraki, book here like everyone else who has stayed there you will love it.

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent and well maintained
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

My girlfriend and I booked to stay at Sun Maris for 2 days in August 2013. I echo all the comments made about the cleanliness of the pool and rooms but especially regarding the owner Mary.

Upon arrival she greeted us like family offering us drinks and delicious homemade cheesecake (made by her mother).

The location itself is very convenient. It is opposite a supermarket, next to a bakery and right next to the bus stop offering easy access to Rhodes town or other destinations. It is only a short walk from the centre of Faliraki and beach.

Mary was very accommodating making us feel like family. So much so that she even offered us to drop us off at our next hotel as she was travelling to the bank in Rhodes Town! She took the long route giving us a quick tour whilst chatting happily away. It is a shame that we only stayed for 2 nights as we would have liked to stay longer at the Sun Maris and get to know Mary more!

A very memorable stay which was great value for money, I would highly recommend it to anyone travelling to Faliraki. If I could rate this any higher I definitely would!

Wing

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Very clean hotel, very good food, the pool is nice and clean too. The hotel is situated in a great location and Mary the owner is lovely! Definately recommend to families friends and couples. Would definately return.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Me & my other half stayed at Sun Maris Apartments for 10 days in July 2013, we chose to stay here after reading all of the 5 star reviews; mainly about the owner. Mary is unlike any other I have ever met, she was so accommodating and made our holiday feel like we were staying with family rather than at a complex. She stayed up late (as our flight came in late) and met us on arrival, helped us with our bags and took us to our room. The room was basic similar to most Greek hotels but very clean. Shower room, balcony with chairs/table and kitchenette comprising gas hob, sink, fridge and crockery/cutlery in cupboards. We didn’t feel rushed and she told us to sort ourselves out first then come down when ready to check in. After checking in, we sat in the snack bar and chatting between ourselves whilst Mary offered us a welcome drink each.
We paid 20 euros for the safe for the whole 10 days. Our flight back wasn’t until 11pm and we managed to get late check out for an extra 25 euro which made our last day much more relaxing. The air conditioning is 7 euro per day which is more than worth it in July. Luckily for us there was a slight breeze during our holiday but the days when there was no wind, the heat was pretty unbareable. It was bliss to go into our air conditioned apartment after a day by the pool.
The pool area was idyllic, lovely sized pool with additional small children’s pool. Sun loungers by the pool already set up with parasols. Snack bar open during the day when busy, Mary cooks everything herself and to order, so lunch there was really nice. We tended to have a side of chips with bacon and cheese sandwiches each, as the bread rolls were lovely.
We went to Rhodes Town for the day; bus is 2.20 euro one way, but we managed to get a taxi with another couple for 12 euro so no complaints. Sights for the Old Town was wonderful and so many restaurants to choose from. Even though we didn’t visit there, the bus to Lindos is 4.40 euro one way.
The maid visited every day apart from Sunday. There were a few days when we said that no cleaning was required (as we had clean towels and tended to have a bit of sun stroke) and this was no issue to her at all.
Nothing was too much trouble for Mary, she asked us each day how we were and how we were finding the area. I knew if we had had any questions at all, we could have gone to ask her. These examples sum up just how lovely she is:
- I had had a fall before coming away on holiday and the heat had made my back swell up, I went to ask Mary if she had any ice for it and she provided me with more than enough ice and a small tea towel to put the ice into. From then on she kept checking that my back was getting better..
- It was my other half’s birthday while we were out there (he prefers the no fuss approach). We had told Mary about this and on the day she wished him happy birthday by the pool. Then as an unexpected surprise, her Mum had made him an absolutely delicious homemade strawberry birthday cake. Both of us were overwhelmed with the thought that had gone into it. We shared this out between the other guests at the hotel, so everyone got a piece..
- On our departure, our booked transfer was late and Mary sorted everything out for us by ringing the company and finding out what had happened. After a slight delay she got it sorted and helped us take our bags to the coach and said goodbye to us there. There is no way you would get that service at a large mainstream hotel..
Situated only about a 10 minute stroll to the beach and Bar Street if turning left exiting the apartments, but we would recommended turning right and going to Mikes Bar to try one of their amazing pizzas!!!! And also Alabama Bar which has brilliant drinks offers (2 cocktails for 5 euro), lovely staff and cheap food. These were the only two places that we visited more than once during our holiday. The apartments overlook a stunning church with a ‘Morrisons Euromart’ over the road which is open until around 1am. If the poolside snack bar isn’t open during the day, there is bakery next door which makes fresh sandwiches to order and has lovely ice cream.
Overall, I would say that the Sun Maris is ideal for both couples and families. Perfect location, beautiful owner and relaxing atmosphere; what more could you ask for? Without a shadow of a doubt I will return in the future, possibly with my sister/best friend for some sun, sea and girly time – which will include Mary of course!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: High Street, Faliraki 851 05, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Faliraki
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 78 Speciality Lodging in Faliraki
Price Range: £38 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sun Maris Studios Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sun Maris offers a unique family-run and modern holiday retreat. Our fantastic location is set in pleasant gardens that offer peace and quiet while needed, less than five minutes walk away, allows you to explore all that Faliraki area has to offer. Sun Maris consists of twelve studios and one bedroom apartment, all of which are equipped with a kitchenette with two ring hobs, fridge, suitable for preparation of snacks and light meals. Also each room includes air conditioning and a safe deposit box (payable locally,after requested), a snack bar is nearby the swimming pool area and is ready to offer you a taste of fresh snacks, meals and breakfast. To quench your thirst, a great variety of long drinks and refreshing cocktails are on offer day through night! If you need any information or help, reception is open from 9:30 am until 12:00 pm. Sun Maris is 40 metres from a supermarket, next to a bank, close to the bus stop and 5 minutes walk from the beach. The distance from Rhodes Town, harbour, is 15 km and 16 km from the airport. Sun Maris is small and friendly, in an ideal location that provides you a unique retreat with a family touch! ... more   less 
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