Sunshine Studios & Apartments
11 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Irene & Sandy Scotland
"This was our second year at the Sunshine, and as usual 10 out of 10 for these excellent apartments. The location was great, rooms all had a pool view, clean and friendly and plenty of room at the pool. The owners Manos and Kostas could not be more helpfull and friendly. I was suddenly taken into hospital in Heraklion at the beginning of our second week and Manos brought my Husband in to visit me on the Saturday night, where else would you get this treatment. I would thoroughly recommend the Sunshine. Will certainly be back next year. Irene & Sandy Wilson"
- Travel date: Sun 23rd of November 2008
"Returned from the Sunshine studios & Appartments in Stalis Crete, some two weeks ago. What a fantastic holiday can only give them a 11 out of 10. Very clean, modern and well looked after - all rooms overlook the pool - there are plentey of sunbeds and a pool bar. The bar prices and menu were very good and the special omlette and club sandwiches were to die for.
My wife and I sayed for two weeks and my daughter and two grandchildren (aged 3 & 8) for one. The owners Manos and Kostas were fantastic, very friendly and helpful - as was Nikos on the bar.
The studios /appartments are set back from the main beach road and do not get any passing traffic noise your just a 3 minute strole to the beach road and the beach a further 3 mins away. All the restaurants are on the beach road and you will be spoilt for choice.
The BBQ night was a must - excellent food, ouzo and raki - be carefull of the raki its got one hell of a kick and then the Greek ancing everyone has to get up to do the Zorbas - great fun. The owners the entertain you with some traditional Cretean dancing. What a fantastic night - and a lovely way to meet the rest of the guests at the appartments.
We booked our holiday with Kosmar who have just gone bust so it looks as if the only way of going back to these lovely appartments is to try and book direct - i think it will be at sunshine-crete can any one help."
- Travel date: Sun 14th of September 2008
Best Holiday Ever Sunshine Studios And Apts Stalis
"Just returned from a 2 week stay at the Sunshine Studios & Apts in Stalis. These apts deserve a 10/10 for accomodation and hospitality.
The apts are ideally situated in Stalis but set back slightly off Beach Rd making them extremely peaceful and relaxing both day and night. They are best for couples and families and are child friendly. If you want noise and 18-30 type holidays go to Malia.
All accomodation is light ,bright ,spotlessly clean and well maintained.Manos one of the owners works tirelessly to keep it's high standards and it shows. There are regular linen and towel changes and also free loo rolls!!! All accomodation overlooks the swimming pool and pool bar area. You can buy drinks and snacks all reasonably priced and just as good as anywhere in Stalis.You can even get extra olives on your Greek salad delicious!!! If you like meat try the barbecue on Thursdays. Never ever been to a barbecue where you get as much meat ,all expertly cooked by Manos. A few ouzo and raki later they will have you up dancing.
Nikos the barman is another important member of the team.He is charming and friendly with everyone and very funny. He understands English humour very well and kept us all entertained. We had a real laugh.Try a few nights around the pool bar,you will be made very welcome. He likes a sambucca if you are buying .Yammas Nikos.
Kostas, brother to Manos and joint owner will arrange a Greek night out for you in his own village. Go if you get the chance we did and thouroughly enjoyed it and it was typically Greek.
We have stayed in Stalis many times now ,but this was our 1st time at the Sunshine Apts. Manos Kostas & Nikos made this holiday one of our best ever. Thanks Sue & David Durham ."
- Travel date: Tue 24th of June 2008
"excellent! if u like greece and you like self catering then u will love it here! it was fantastic, the owners are so friendly and great fun. the place is so clean! i really want to go back here one day!"
- Travel date: Mon 18th of February 2008
"Apartments are spotlessly clean pity the kitchenette wasn't better equipt only had 2 rings and a kettle but you could get 2 rounds of toast from Manos for 1 euro! Perfectly located just a 2 minute walk from the beach road where all the bars and restaurants are and there are loads of them just watch out for the kids razzing up and down the road on quads!!!
Not very child friendly very slippy round pool area especially when wet.
Barbeque night was really good but you get very drunk as manos and nikkos are constantly bringing you free raki and ouzo.
Only 21 Rooms in total so you get to know everyone which made for a very good holiday.
- Travel date: Tue 23rd of October 2007
"arrived early morn, 2.45am. apts were spotless, went straight to the leprechaun bar, well worth a visit, say hi to yannie and emer they will look after you well, the accomadation was to a high standard, best yet, the food at the pool bar is good ,manos makes a mean breakfast, nikos enteraines you at the bar, rooms are cleaned every other day, located in a quiet spot ,no noisey traffic or scooters, shops and bars are 5 min walk, handy pandy., the best place to eat is the golden beach for greek food and you get a warm welcome from alex and staff, the rose and crown on the beach road is great for english food,sunday roast top notch,, stalis is great , sea was warm, beach was lovely and clean, theres a man walks up and down selling donuts mmmmm, apple ones are georgious, that was our 3rd time in stalis, and will be backagain, we would recomend the sunshine apts to anyone, you wont be disapointed, and there is the most important thing in the room , A KETTLE, cant beat a nice brew."
- Travel date: Tue 16th of October 2007
"We watched the building of the Sunshine Apts......were impressed and decided to stay there this May. Great decision.....really clean, always tidy, replacement loo rolls.....staff were all pleasant without being 'in yer face'. Pool etc excellent.we're going back next May.........already booked.,..hehe!!"
- Travel date: Sat 6th of October 2007
Loved Sunshine Apartments and Studios, Stalis
"I totally agree that everything CurlyC United Kingdom says above - I went with my daughter and her friend and we had the most marvellous time - the apartments were beautifully clean, the people there really friendly, the pool lovely etc etc.... Stalis itself offered many bars, restaurants, shops, a lovely beach, fab weather - everything was just perfect really. Can't wait to go back to Stalis and the Sunshine Apartments!"
- Travel date: Tue 28th of August 2007
Loved the Sunshine Apartments and Studios in Stalis
"Can honestly say I couldn't fault these apartments. The location was fantastic, just far enough back from the main street to not hear the nightime noise. But literally two mins walk to the Bars/Restaurants and Beach. Manos the owner and Nikos the Barman were great and did everything they could to ensure you had a relaxed and comfortable stay. Apartments were spotless and cleaned every other day. Pool was also spot on and plenty of sunbeds to go around. Only downfall for me was the fact we only went for the 1 week instead of 2. Hoping to get back for a week later in the year. Fantasic Holiday..!!!!"
- Travel date: Wed 18th of July 2007
Brilliant apartments and location
"Just returned from a 2 week stay at the sunshine studios and apts. The studios/apts were only completed in may 2006 and are in a brilliant location, just a 100 metre walk to the main bars etc. You will be well looked after by Eimear and Kostas, who were very friendly and make you feel welcome from the first minute of your stay. I would highly recommend anyone thinking of going to stalis to give the sunshine apts a try."
- Travel date: Tue 10th of October 2006
"Had a very pleasant week at these apts. Nice, clean, comfortable place with good facilities. The management are easy going and make you feel that your stay is the utmost important to them."
- Travel date: Mon 27th of July 2009