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“Best Holiday Ever!!!!”
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Sunrise Apartments
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Koutouloufari
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29 reviews
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“Best Holiday Ever!!!!”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Stayed at these apartments for 2 weeks on a family holiday from 20th July 2014. From the moment we arrived Yiannis and Aris could not do enough for our family. Their hospitality is second to none. Apartments are basic but extremely clean. Maids come in practically every day. Lovely complex with fabulous staff who work tirelessly to make sure your holiday is brilliant. The Greek night is not to be missed. Really good food and laugh.

Had no trouble getting a bed round the immaculate pool area until end of second week when two large families came and decided to put their towels on beds at 6am. Up until this point we had been going to the pool about 11.30 and getting a sunbed no problems.

Lots of the guests had been before and you can see why. We met some fabulous people and will be returning to the Sunrise next year.

The village of Koutouloufari is beautiful with some of the nicest restaurants we have ever eaten in. Didn't have one bad meal. Make sure to try Oniro and The Alchemist. There are 5 of us in our family and average meal with drinks was about 65 euro. Very reasonable and gorgeous food.

Starbeach is a short 10 min walk away from the complex downhill it has waterslides, go karts, bungee jumping etc. Great for all the family and really reasonable too.

Five star experience from start to finish thank you Yiannis, Aris and all the sunrise family. See you all next year !!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Flint, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

My husband and I stayed here for the first time at the beginning of July. It didn't disappoint us after reading all the other good reviews, we had a fantastic holiday. We spent our holiday with lovely friendly, helpful and welcoming staff, nothing was too much trouble for them. The rooms were cleaned every day and the linen and towels changed twice a week. These apartments were in a very good location very close to the best tavernas in crete, the food in these places was amazing, the staff friendly in all the tavernas, this is another reason we had such a lovely holiday. We don't usually like to go back to the same place twice but we would go back there tomorrow. We might even book again for next year as did a couple who we met here and enjoyed it so much they booked for the same weeks next year while sitting by the pool one afternoon, and this was their first visit to sunrise.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank 16FLOSSIE
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Consett, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Arrived after a long day at about 10.30pm on the 16th July. After being shown to our well equipped rooms (kettle and toaster & inbuilt radio) we headed down to the bar for something to eat. The service from the staff and owners at these apartments is fantastic...nothing is too much trouble. Sam behind the bar is lovely and my 4 kids really took to her. She danced around with my 4 year old Heidi and we were sad to only be staying 5 nights.
The food on offer is good for light snacks around the pool but probably not evening meal standard.
We paid 5 euros a night for air con in our room as it was hot on a night and thought this was great value. Supermarket and bakery just across the road....HUGE chocolate croissants are a must !!!
The BBQ night with Cretan dancing was fantastic fun for the whole family and great value 15 euros per adult and he gave us 2 free children....!
We hired a car as we were driving to the other end of the island after our 5 nights to stay 5 nights in Agia Marina (this place was much better)
This place is great for a family holiday and because of the staff and lovely location we would definitely return and stay longer next time.
Thankyou Aris, Yiannis and Sam....you made our holiday !!!

Room Tip: All rooms are great we had room 204 which had a pool and a sea view...lovely.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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8 Thank patricia k
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Just got back from Koutouloufari yesterday the 29th of July having spent seven nights at the Sunrise Apartments.Let me say from the outset that the owner and his staff are second to none and that the pool area and it's immediate surroundings are great for children.The bar near the pool area is ideal for daytime drinks,snacks and evening relaxation.Immediately opposite the complex is a small supermarket with a bakery next door to it where you can obtain fresh produce etc on a daily basis until at least 10pm each night.
A short walk from the apartments takes you into the village of Koutouloufari where you will find numerous restaurants and tavernas.In the event that you would like to visit the shops,beach etc in Hersonissos you have about a mile walk downhill ,but remember that means you have the same distance to walk uphill coming back,quite an experience at 12noon.
When I say the apartments are somewhat basic I refer to the fact that no ceilings fans are installed (a must in July) You can hire free standing fans or pay a daily charge for the use of the apartments air con( whatever you do you will find the apartments are always very warm whenever you return due to the fact that your key fob operates the rooms electric).Whatever you decide to do sleeping with the windows wide open is an option which will result in you being eaten alive by the mosquitoes which are very active at this time of year.
The apartments are clean with maids visiting each day to empty the rubbish bin and the bathroom toilet paper bin when they also give the rooms a mop round.Bed making and washing up etc is your responsibility.Bed linen and towels are changed twice weekly.I would conclude by saying that our stay at the Sunrise apartments was very enjoyable.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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4 Thank Geoffrey B
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

First time at Sunrise and Koutolafari but been to Crete before. It was amazing and a little disconcerting that most guests had been before or most many times before, however everyone made us feel very welcome indeed. The highlight of the holiday was discovering Koutoulafari town, so many restaurants and chilled out bars a short walk from Sunrise but jot immediately obvious until you venture out for a walk (turn left when facing the sea out of Sunrise), it was a very good location. Sunrise itself is very pleasant and the room was clean, spacious, well equipped and comfortable. The staff were as everyone says; attentive and remember everyone's names!
We enjoyed our stay, we don't go back for seconds as we like to travel around the islands but would recommend this place for a visit. Ps. We only discovered Herssonsis old town when we went on (quite a very long walk there!) on our last day so we didn't get to go for an evening meal (gutted) as it looked wonderful and don't make our mistake and go while you have the chance.

Stayed June 2014
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2 Thank hamster_tango
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Lillehammer, Norway
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44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

We have been in Koutouloufari for many years, and stayed at various apartments. We have been here in July for the first time, and we have had one week together with our children and grand children. We are very happy with our stay here. The apartments are functional, good equipped, clean and kept in a very good shape. The location is also very good. The staff and owners are so friendly and very very helpful; there are nothing named problems, everything is possible and have been fixed in a smooth and kind way. This is really value for money, and we can fully recommend Sunrise for families.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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4 Thank Erik A
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I shouldn't really write this review, because even as I do I realise it will make booking a room for next year that much harder, but here goes:

Just returned from our third visit, as family of 6 - My mum, myself and husband, my sister and her two children from Ireland.

Yet again had a brilliant time, helped along nicely by the staff of the apartments. Yiannis, Aris and Sam at the bar are fab! Great to see 'older' Yiannis and Maria too. Gardens and pool still spectacular - thanks to very hardworking Ivan and rooms cleaned daily (except Sunday) with regular bedding/towel changes - thanks to the girls for this. We had a problem with the AC in our room and this was looked at and fixed straight away - you couldn't ask for anything more!

There have even been improvements on last year - hand rails down steps are really good and the BBQ this year was even better than last year. Maria's moussaka as usual was my personal favourite. The dancers really got all the kids involved (not that they needed any encouragement).

Weather as per usual for this time of the year was lovely. Mostly hot and dry with only one overcast day, but even that was warm. There is often a lovely breeze there too.

Could go on for hours about this place, but I think the best thing we can say is that we will be back later in the year and are looking to book again next year with some more of our family!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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4 Thank Mamagizmodude
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Property: Sunrise Apartments
Address: 6, Georgiou Seferi Street, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
Region: 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 Family Hotel in Koutouloufari
#1 Romantic 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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