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Hotel Club Calimera Sunshine Kreta(4 stars)

Ierapetra 72200 Ierapetra View on map
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  • Hotel in general
    4.7
  • Room
    4.7
  • Service
    5.1
  • Location
    4.6
  • Gastronomy
    4.6
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.2

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  • excellent
    108
  • very good
    52
  • acceptable
    28
  • poor
    4
  • terrible
    4
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The most helpful positive review

5.708333333333333

We have the vacation in Calimera Sunshine very enjoyed. The staff, the entertainment and all the guests with whom we contact had were very pleasant. My small daughter has in the evening before our departure mean cried and would like to definitely again there. See, maybe we'll be next year really again. I liked it very much. …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.6666666666666665

Beautifully laid out club area with directly at the beach. Well-kept garden, decent pool area (the main pool is about 3 meters deep!) , very sound infrastructure on the complex. The beach is good-but unfortunately no sandy beach dont forget the bathing shoes, the gravel is very hot! Actually all all inclusive guests. To our holiday lots of russian guests, but apparently normal there is, because there are 2 russian speaking receptionists (the only russian …  read hotel review

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Jana-Anezka
Cockroaches!
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2015
Cockroaches! This morning we had a 10 cm large cockroach. When I announced it at the front desk, nobody was surprised. On my request to swich the room the receptionist at first lied that they had no vacancies. When I told her that on booking.com offers 40% of their available capacity, she ran off and left us waiting at the front desk. When she returned, she said that their booking system is not working, so she can not do anything. When we came two hours later, she just told us that the exchange is not possible. I have never ... met such an approach, and I certainly did not expect it in hotel which is profiled as a 5 *. The hotel is actually on level 3 *. Rooms are old, do not expect any luxury. The services are also very limited, it looks here as if life was extinct. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    Food is the best thing you can get here.

  • Service
    3.0

    Service is limited, poll bar is closed. Towels are avaible at 11 o'clock.

  • Room
    1.0

    The rooms are old with cockroaches.

  • Location
    3.0

    There is almost nothing around, just a few markets with food.

  • Hotel
    2.0

    Cockroaches! This morning we had a 10 cm large cockroach. When I announced it at the front desk, nobody was surprised. On my request to swich the room the receptionist at first lied that they had no vacancies. When I told her that on booking.com offers 40% of their available capacity, she ran off and left us waiting at the front desk. When she returned, she said that their booking system is not working, so she can not do anything. When we came two hours later, she just told us that the exchange is not possible. I have never met such an approach, and I certainly did not expect it in hotel which is profiled as a 5 *. The hotel is actually on level 3 *. Rooms are old, do not expect any luxury. The services are also very limited, it looks here as if life was extinct.

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Vered
Don’t order a vacation in this hotel
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2014
Just came back from a 6 days' family vacation in this hotel, and I promise myself that I will write a true and honest recommendation in order to give the correct status of the hotel to any future tourist. First let me say that there is no similarity between the pictures present in the hotel web site to the reality (in addition- it said in the website - that the hotel was renovated in 2012 – I didn't see that at all). The hotel is OLD, and all his good days are way behind it. Our room was in terrible ... condition – there was mold and rust in the toilet and bet tub, the bed was stiff and you could fill it's spring and the AC was so law that you had to operate it 24/7 in order to fill it (many of our rooms had this AC problem, they sent a technician, but he didn’t do anything expect of telling us that the AC works). Other than that the furniture in the rooms are all made of wood and just old. The food is industrial and greasy, and I found, not once, dirty dishes in the dining room. The all-inclusive policy turn out not to be really worthwhile, as the foods and drinks are basic (they have weird substitute for coca cola that has no similarity to the original). The pools and beach are nice (too cold of water though in the morning hours). In addition the hotel is NOT FITTED at all to handicap, older people or to families with babies/infants who needs strollers, as you need to climb MANY STEPS in order to get from the rooms to any public place (dining room, beach, polls, hotels bar and act)- and there is almost no way to get around it. The hotel have strict and weird polices in some issues and they are not willing to move an inch toward their guest, for example- the room clearing crew is at the hotel only until 3, if for some reason your room wasn’t cleaned (they came at 2pm when you baby is asleep) there is no chance there your room will be cleaned later or even to get clean towels after 3 PM. The bottom line- there are so many hotels and resorts in Crete better than this one, so ordering a vacation in sunshine calimera club will be a waste of your time, money and vacation. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    1.0

    reasnable in the good times, very griisy fat, they use lots of margarine

  • Hotel
    1.0

    Just came back from a 6 days' family vacation in this hotel, and I promise myself that I will write a true and honest recommendation in order to give the correct status of the hotel to any future tourist. First let me say that there is no similarity between the pictures present in the hotel web site to the reality (in addition- it said in the website - that the hotel was renovated in 2012 – I didn't see that at all). The hotel is OLD, and all his good days are way behind it. Our room was in terrible condition – there was mold and rust in the toilet and bet tub, the bed was stiff and you could fill it's spring and the AC was so law that you had to operate it 24/7 in order to fill it (many of our rooms had this AC problem, they sent a technician, but he didn’t do anything expect of telling us that the AC works). Other than that the furniture in the rooms are all made of wood and just old. The food is industrial and greasy, and I found, not once, dirty dishes in the dining room. The all-inclusive policy turn out not to be really worthwhile, as the foods and drinks are basic (they have weird substitute for coca cola that has no similarity to the original). The pools and beach are nice (too cold of water though in the morning hours). In addition the hotel is NOT FITTED at all to handicap, older people or to families with babies/infants who needs strollers, as you need to climb MANY STEPS in order to get from the rooms to any public place (dining room, beach, polls, hotels bar and act)- and there is almost no way to get around it. The hotel have strict and weird polices in some issues and they are not willing to move an inch toward their guest, for example- the room clearing crew is at the hotel only until 3, if for some reason your room wasn’t cleaned (they came at 2pm when you baby is asleep) there is no chance there your room will be cleaned later or even to get clean towels after 3 PM. The bottom line- there are so many hotels and resorts in Crete better than this one, so ordering a vacation in sunshine calimera club will be a waste of your time, money and vacation.

  • Service
    1.0

    And above all, and maybe the most important thing – the hotel guest service is just terrible. Instead of trying to please their guest they are acting totally in the opposite way. Every request first of all is being answers with NO, and trying to find the reason that the situation or dement is under the guest fault and only after a discussion some time they are willing to check again (but most of the tome the answer just stay no/there in no possibly/this is the hotel policy ant act). The front desk manger and the general manager of the hotel is such a ruse people, to say the least, and it seem that they didn't figure out their position is the give service to the hotel's guest and not the other way around.

  • Location
    1.0

    The hotel is located 2 hours' drive form Crete airport and main cities, and you should take that into account if you are interested in traveling, as the nearest touristy place is at least 50 min drive.

  • Room
    1.0

    very very old, not like the pictures at all, the condition is terriblr, mold and rust

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    the pools and bech are ok, there is 3 kids pools that are nice (but cold), thara is no dand at the beach (onlt amall stones)

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Antonin
Great great holiday
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2014
The hotel is 25 years old but its in a very good hands, everything is clean and really high standart. The staff was amazing to us, very nice people and great service too, our room was always clean, we were getting new towels regulary, we didnt came across any issue with this hotel. All inclusive was wonderful, our personal best holiday, thank you so much Calimera sunshine!! read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    We were supposed to have a sea view but it was more like garden/sea view as we were in the lowest floor, but this was the fault of the travelling agency as they booked this room for us, anyways, since we were only sleeping in the room it didnt really bother us that much. The room was always nice, we were getting new towels regulary. There was some TV with a like 20-30 channels a minibar and safe. Pretty standart I guess

  • Service
    6.0

    One word - amazing. "Mrs Aphrodite" as we called Popi from the aphrodite bar is such a sweet sweet lady, very hard working and always kind and full of energy, its great to be on vacation where people take such a good care of you. We also cant forget the main guy from the restaurant, I dont remember his name but he was especially nice to us, we could also tell that all the kids loved him as he was high-fiving every one of them.

  • Location
    6.0

    you can borrow mountain bikes (for free) or buy a bus ticket to the nearby town but we would really recommend borrowing the bikes, it was so much fun, we even climbed some mountains and the view was worth it ! You can also rent a car and go everywhere else on kreta, the country is just amazing, such a beautiful places everywhere you look.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    We dont know much abou the animation team as we didnt really need them, but when we wanted to borrow something they were always there to help. The pool is great for swimming and slacking around, theres also a kids mini aquapark that looks fun, there are 2 tobogans/slides, theres also a mini golf which was quite fun, theres also gym which had kinda old equipment but for the 7 days it was more than enough, Id only recommend the hotel to get more elypticals or treadmills as there was only one but well.. the gym was always empty, so.. But the thing we enjoyed the most here was that you can get the mountain bikes for free !!! We went to Irapetra twice, then we climbed the hill and went to some other places, it was great to just be on the bike and explore, really fun a good workout too, hehe.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    We were really happy with the all inclusive in general, the choice and ammount blew as away, but when we got to the à la carte restaurant we didnt find anything that special or good for us, it should be mentioned that we love to eat healthy and dont really appreciate chips and fat food in general. Anyways, my very favorite cocktail was Swimming pool, you should definitely try it out and if you dont like that they even let you come up with your own combinations if you ask kindly, which was fun, because my girlfriend enjoyed combining and I enjoyed testing it :)

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The hotel is 25 years old but its in a very good hands, everything is clean and really high standart. The staff was amazing to us, very nice people and great service too, our room was always clean, we were getting new towels regulary, we didnt came across any issue with this hotel. All inclusive was wonderful, our personal best holiday, thank you so much Calimera sunshine!!

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KG
The hotel has it's best time sadly behind itself!
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2013
Apart from the very nice staff and great entertainers are the following shortcomings: • strong defunct and worn out foreign and restaurants and • defective pool bar with ripped worktop • chipped edges at least ¼ of the cups • broken hinges on the doors • strongly renovation required bathroom • all exercise equipment was broken, there is risk of injury! • custodian on the terrace and in the room • all closed doors can easily be opened from the outside But the Sunshine Calimera certainly not 4 star. This was and remains, if nothing changes, from our point of ... view was! read hotel review
  • Room
    3.0

    See above. The family room was with 2 tvs and a refrigerator.

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    The pool chairs on the beach were our overall impression already strongly worn. Animation and offers were really good.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    The quality of the food was good, however at the end of the season not so varied.

  • Service
    6.0

    Entertainers and staff were extremely accomodating and friendly.

  • Hotel
    3.0

    Apart from the very nice staff and great entertainers are the following shortcomings: • strong defunct and worn out foreign and restaurants and • defective pool bar with ripped worktop • chipped edges at least ¼ of the cups • broken hinges on the doors • strongly renovation required bathroom • all exercise equipment was broken, there is risk of injury! • custodian on the terrace and in the room • all closed doors can easily be opened from the outside But the Sunshine Calimera certainly not 4 star. This was and remains, if nothing changes, from our point of view was!

  • Location
    6.0

    The hotel is right on the beach, the location is fantastic, the climate in october still great. In the closer environment there are some small shops.

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Beautiful Crete with samaria gorge hike!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
The hotel is in my opinion rather small but comfortable. Rooms were very nice, and in greek national colors held. The condition of the hotel was neat and tidy. We had all inclusive and were with the food and beverage not so satisfied. Average age ca40-50 (children not with reingerechnet ) Wireless internet available but expensive Nationalities were 80% russians, but very friendly and not unpleasant. read hotel review
  • Location
    4.0

    The area ierpetra was rather not so our case, and too far to walk away. For people the evening go for a stroll or want to party is the area not recommended. We were with 1-2 fly and therefore very disappointed from the travel agency only mood was reisenzuverkaufen. 90% all tours have 5 0 €cost. Taxis we didn't use it, because we a borrowing car borrowed, which we highly recommend.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    The quality of the food was ok but not outstanding, unfortunately, the drinks were disgusting and disgusting because of syrup and wassergemisch. The service staff of the restaurants were very friendly and accommodating.

  • Room
    6.0

    Zim mer were very nicely tidy and after our feeling völligr außerreichend what the size. Furniture and condition of the rooms were great. Minibar and safe are available as well as air conditioning. A bit noisy, the rooms are nice, but it is usual that you your neighbors can hear.

  • Service
    6.0

    So the staff was very friendly and has always tries for to fulfill every request. In the hotel almost all speak german, otherwise outside the tourist areas are english language skills were an advantage. Room cleaning was good and there was nothing to complain about. Had one times asks present towns or tours on Crete you (for example with rental car) want to do the reception team always available.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    The beach is a pebble beach so beach shoes recommended. The water is a dream and very warm and crystal-clear, and a few fish swim between the swimmers. So snorkeling gear with you. Sunbeds are free of charge and were always available; towels one gets with a towel card free of charge at the beach bar. The pool was large and clean with pool bar in the water, which unfortunately was closed. The animationsteeam was like all Calimera clubs super with good evening entertainment!

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The hotel is in my opinion rather small but comfortable. Rooms were very nice, and in greek national colors held. The condition of the hotel was neat and tidy. We had all inclusive and were with the food and beverage not so satisfied. Average age ca40-50 (children not with reingerechnet ) Wireless internet available but expensive Nationalities were 80% russians, but very friendly and not unpleasant.

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Sonja
Eventually we will come back
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
We were the last 10 years. Then Magic Life in the Sunshine... To my astonishment has not really changed... We had a family room booked. This fairly was freshly renovated. Staff always very friendly... No matter in which area. Always a smile and a few kind words. The food could not complain. Was always something delicious for everyone... The beach and the water were a dream... It was a wonderful vacation overall and eventually, we certainly go back read hotel review
  • Location
    5.0

    The distance to the airport was quite far. You know if you book this hotel... The hotel was located very remote. But with a rental car is the no problem at all

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    Animation do not have we done except water aerobics... There you could complain about. The entertainer was not really motivated... Great beach... Always enough beach chairs and umbrellas. And from 12:30 the beach was always empty

  • Service
    6.0

    Very friendly staff. Always a smile...

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    Everything was fine... Tables were always very quickly cleaned. And the food was always something delicious

  • Hotel
    5.0

    We were the last 10 years. Then Magic Life in the Sunshine... To my astonishment has not really changed... We had a family room booked. This fairly was freshly renovated. Staff always very friendly... No matter in which area. Always a smile and a few kind words. The food could not complain. Was always something delicious for everyone... The beach and the water were a dream... It was a wonderful vacation overall and eventually, we certainly go back

  • Room
    5.0

    Family rooms. Was ok... Always clean. That is the most important thing

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Axel
A couple of very nice days!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
Altogether, the hotel made a good impression. Our room (double. With gate/sea view) was good and we were satisfied with the cleanliness. Unfortunately the hotel has only wireless internet access for a fee, that didn't bother us any further however. The age structure of the guests was very mixed. There were predominantly german and russian guests were present. Sometimes also french. read hotel review
  • Location
    4.0

    The beach is right next to the hotel. Unfortunately, this is only gravel defendendo. But since it most days very windy, it was also good sunday There are 2 small stores in the hotel and 3 stores outside of the hotel within easy walking distance. A bus stop is across the street to find. Restaurants we didn't use, since the hotel all inclusive was very good.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Everything super! The entertainment was great!

  • Service
    6.0

    Everything as it should be. No complaints.

  • Room
    5.0

    Everything was great, until as 2 things. There were 2 dead mosquitoes on the wall, the one before our reference subduct was, and the mini fridge was a bit noisy at night. We did just mind

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    There is 1 main restaurant, but rather noisy, because of its size. There are still 1 greek and 1 italian restaurant, but had a reservation is required. The food was very varied. But after 1.5 weeks partly repeated. Variety hence the 2 other restaurants. There is an à la carte dinner. The hygiene in the restaurants was also good!

  • Hotel
    5.0

    Altogether, the hotel made a good impression. Our room (double. With gate/sea view) was good and we were satisfied with the cleanliness. Unfortunately the hotel has only wireless internet access for a fee, that didn't bother us any further however. The age structure of the guests was very mixed. There were predominantly german and russian guests were present. Sometimes also french.

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Tanja
Calimera should for children, or?
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2013
Rather a larger hotel area with zimmerreihen. The receptionists were very rude. People in the dining room and in the bars very friendly. Our family room with sea view was very nice. Optically separated are children, and adult area by a sliding door. The room was always very clean with a beautiful terrace. The toilet-glasses slip of which, but there are worse things in the life! One already notices that the hotel (apparently) partially renovated. The garden area is ok, not more. The all-inclusive package was very kostengünsig stocked. Cheap -Cola and cheap -Fanta-terrible! There were orange juice and cherry ... juice (tastes like caprie -sun cherry) relatively good. The cups were a bit small. Maximum 150 milliliters including ice cubes If you find anything to eat found was guilty. We missed the typical greek food as we know it (Gyros there was 1 times in 12 days) but there are always and everywhere spaghetti, fries, pizza. After a couple of days one has but also enough. Over the food i do not complain, we are on this subject is not simple, very pampered. The restaurants where supposedly very good were always fully booked. Guests: first week was a durchgemischtes, 2. week 85% russian, 10% austrian and the rest german. But now it is: If we the other evaluations read we wonder, however, whether we are in the same hotel. The entertainment was unprofessional, never in the life we had our children (boys 6+8) in the service given. Lackluster and only the time was served with a grim face on his face! The so-called playground was a scandal. Carelessly and notbedürftig. As we know, but other things Calimera. ' Entertainment for the adults ': where were because, for the whole day? If you saw had Cornelius always a silly insulting saying to other guests on inventory - strange humor! The ' teens' entertainment' was a joke. The boys and girls are on the nose rumgetanzt. Really ridiculous! There are other out. Mini-disco in the evening was ok, standard but nothing special. The adult program was as rather unprofessionally however for us and for the children sufficient. Nice was the swimming instructor the whole day at the 'quiet pool' anyway and a few badge with children made. Absolutely nerve slaying were the two lifeguards. If i have already slides offer they should make also fun and not everything abgepfiffen are! Total party poopers! At the other pool lungerte then good last one of the lifeguard constantly rum and pfeifte as soon as a child reinsprang. Hello, we were on holiday and not the military! If people swam we understand that the children not jumping should, but if the pool was empty pfeifte the! Even with adults where to swim a header made, the whistled! In general we find the pool area/n not half and not everything. Where should children playing water polo? Where can children in our age is possible except in the baby pool? I would with my children not more there. Than adults even more as the bar in the evening was really nice, and the pebble beach for us adults ok. For smaller children was missing but already the sand. A small note: it is hard to see the stairs in the pools which are or if one down is! read hotel review
  • Service
    4.0

    Unfriendly reception Rooms were nice and clean. Cleaning lady very friendly and tidy. Bar staff were very nice and always on the ball Kinderetreuung i above already written: cruel

  • Hotel
    3.0

    Rather a larger hotel area with zimmerreihen. The receptionists were very rude. People in the dining room and in the bars very friendly. Our family room with sea view was very nice. Optically separated are children, and adult area by a sliding door. The room was always very clean with a beautiful terrace. The toilet-glasses slip of which, but there are worse things in the life! One already notices that the hotel (apparently) partially renovated. The garden area is ok, not more. The all-inclusive package was very kostengünsig stocked. Cheap -Cola and cheap -Fanta-terrible! There were orange juice and cherry juice (tastes like caprie -sun cherry) relatively good. The cups were a bit small. Maximum 150 milliliters including ice cubes If you find anything to eat found was guilty. We missed the typical greek food as we know it (Gyros there was 1 times in 12 days) but there are always and everywhere spaghetti, fries, pizza... After a couple of days one has but also enough. Over the food i do not complain, we are on this subject is not simple, very pampered. The restaurants where supposedly very good were always fully booked. Guests: first week was a durchgemischtes, 2. week 85% russian, 10% austrian and the rest german. But now it is: If we the other evaluations read we wonder, however, whether we are in the same hotel. The entertainment was unprofessional, never in the life we had our children (boys 6+8) in the service given. Lackluster and only the time was served with a grim face on his face! The so-called playground was a scandal. Carelessly and notbedürftig. As we know, but other things Calimera. ' Entertainment for the adults ': where were because, for the whole day? If you saw had Cornelius always a silly insulting saying to other guests on inventory - strange humor! The ' teens' entertainment' was a joke. The boys and girls are on the nose rumgetanzt. Really ridiculous! There are other out. Mini-disco in the evening was ok, standard but nothing special. The adult program was as rather unprofessionally however for us and for the children sufficient. Nice was the swimming instructor the whole day at the 'quiet pool' anyway and a few badge with children made. Absolutely nerve slaying were the two lifeguards. If i have already slides offer they should make also fun and not everything abgepfiffen are! Total party poopers! At the other pool lungerte then good last one of the lifeguard constantly rum and pfeifte as soon as a child reinsprang. Hello, we were on holiday and not the military! If people swam we understand that the children not jumping should, but if the pool was empty pfeifte the! Even with adults where to swim a header made, the whistled! In general we find the pool area/n not half and not everything. Where should children playing water polo? Where can children in our age is possible except in the baby pool? I would with my children not more there. Than adults even more as the bar in the evening was really nice, and the pebble beach for us adults ok. For smaller children was missing but already the sand. A small note: it is hard to see the stairs in the pools which are or if one down is!

  • Location
    4.0

    It was our first time at a pebble beach. Was nice, but we intend to in the future again on the sand. Airport far away. We had a private transfer and were in 1.5 hours in the hotel. It is well known that in this hotel there is nothing, so you need the entertainment and shopping possibilities not complain.

  • Room
    5.0

    Nice clean room. Were satisfied

  • Sport & Leisure
    1.0

    Entertainment unprofessional, pool area see report above... Beach was nice who gravel like. No hand towel war in the early morning. There was always a pool chair somewhere.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    Was all in all completely okay. A bit more greek food and the pampigen sauces with the meat omit, then it would be ok.

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Doris
Nice vacation in Calimera
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2013
Calimera Sunshine i can only recommend! The food was varied and varied and the quality was good, the staff in the hotel friendly and helpful, the sea was a dream! Me and my 12-year old niece, the beach holiday very good. read hotel review
  • Location
    2.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    1.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    1.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    1.0
    Other leisure activities available
    1.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Hotel
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
    Disabled-friendly
    2.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
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Wolfgang
Nice seaside holiday on the beach
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2013
It was our first time in the Calimera Sunshine and have two beautiful weeks spent. The hotel made a clean and neat impression. Our family rooms was big enough and clean. The balcony was generous and had a nice view over the hotel area to the sea. The food was the standard for four stars in Greece. You always found something, after two weeks, but also times something else. The beach consisted of fine pebbles and in the crystal clear water which countless fish and other sea life. Beach chairs were present at the beach sufficiently and the usual reserve ... was not as pronounced. In the restaurant it was very loud and the atmosphere is not very attractive. We have always tried. To get a table outdoors. At the buffet it was partly a bit tight, so there is in the high season quite high walked around. In the bar in the evening you could comfortably sit together and cocktails, the drinks (wine, cocktails, Cola) Of the highest quality. The staff (with the exception of the director and a lady at the front desk) was friendly and helpful. At both the pool and the beach the staff was always tried to clean, which in some of the tourists and sometimes strong wind not so easy. On the first week of vacation there were mostly german guests present, in the 2. more tourists from the eastern bloc. The guests were to a large extent from families with children of each age. Entertainment was for children to adults available, but not intrusive. The evening shows were rather average. We can further-recommend this hotel only conditionally. Although we had a nice holiday in a quiet hotel and a beautiful room. There are, however, but also the rooms in this hotel, which has no four star nod (always was someone at the front desk and wanted to be because of the facilities change) read hotel review
  • Location
    4.0

    The hotel is located in a quiet area in a 2 kilometer long bay and directly on the pebble beach. The transfer of Heraklion takes about 2.5 hours away ierapetra is circa 8 kilometer and can be reached by bus, the bus stop is directly in front of the hotel. Near the hotel, you will find two small supermarkets and three tavernas, otherwise for shopping and night life nothing available.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    The beach was extensive and consisted of fine pebbles. Beach chairs were present at the beach sufficiently and the usual reserve was not as pronounced. The water is crystal clear and there were countless fish and other sea life. It is advisable, a diving mask and snorkel with you. Left and right of the hotel there are only in some distance away again resorts, so you on the beach also times for its can. Pool, we cannot assess the sports and entertainment, since we offer didn't use.

  • Service
    5.0

    The staff (with the exception of the director and a lady at the front desk) was friendly and helpful. At both the pool and the beach the staff was always tried to clean, the toilets were constantly cleaned. Our room was always thoroughly cleaned. Tables in the restaurant were so quickly as cleared and newly set, which in the rush hour not always immediately possible was and one had to wait time, to a vacant table newly set. Fortunately we had no complaint. Other holidaymakers complaints were generous ignored and only on repeated nachfragen edits.

  • Room
    5.0

    Our renovated family room was big enough, clean and nicely furnished. The balcony was generous and had a nice view over the hotel area to the sea. Our room (number 365) was in the, separate building and consisted of two by a sliding door separated rooms with a double bed and two single beds. However, the separation only optically and not acoustically, since the area above the sliding door was open. As parents must one on the way to the bathroom/toilet in the room of the children. The air conditioning and the fridge we didn't need. In every room area depends on a flat screen tv. After information from other vacationers, in the hotel however, there are also other rooms (especially to the landside), which is not continuously renovated (especially the bath) are.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    In the hotel there was a main restaurant, two topic restaurants (italian and greek), a pool bar, a beach bar and an evening bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant. The food corresponded to the standard, which we Greece know. It was good quality ok and there is something for everyone. As almost everywhere it is repeated in the weekly. In the restaurant it was very loud and the atmosphere is not very attractive. We have always tried. To get a table outdoors. The outdoor area is a courtyard with relatively few seats, a sea view is not available. The hygiene in the dining room was a normal all-inclusive hotel with self service. The plates, glasses and cups at the buffet were, except for a few exceptions always clean. If ausgehungerte all-inclusive holiday makers with their kids on the buffet set, something will always dropped or a Cola spilled. The is no staff with clean afterwards. The quality of the drinks was mediocre. No original -Cola, Fanta or Sprite. Wine from the barrel and rather tasteless. For the theme restaurants, you could always only the day before from 9:00 a. m. login. Since the number of seats was limited, was already around 8:45 a. m. a long line and often had to people 3-4 time queue, until this capacity could get. This led to resentment and misunderstanding among many people. This should, in our view, by the management in need of a little changed. We know it from other hotels also differently.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    It was our first time in the Calimera Sunshine and have two beautiful weeks spent. The hotel made a clean and neat impression. Our family rooms was big enough and clean. The balcony was generous and had a nice view over the hotel area to the sea. The food was the standard for four stars in Greece. You always found something, after two weeks, but also times something else. The beach consisted of fine pebbles and in the crystal clear water which countless fish and other sea life. Beach chairs were present at the beach sufficiently and the usual reserve was not as pronounced. In the restaurant it was very loud and the atmosphere is not very attractive. We have always tried. To get a table outdoors. At the buffet it was partly a bit tight, so there is in the high season quite high walked around. In the bar in the evening you could comfortably sit together and cocktails, the drinks (wine, cocktails, Cola,.) Of the highest quality. The staff (with the exception of the director and a lady at the front desk) was friendly and helpful. At both the pool and the beach the staff was always tried to clean, which in some of the tourists and sometimes strong wind not so easy. On the first week of vacation there were mostly german guests present, in the 2. more tourists from the eastern bloc. The guests were to a large extent from families with children of each age. Entertainment was for children to adults available, but not intrusive. The evening shows were rather average. We can further-recommend this hotel only conditionally. Although we had a nice holiday in a quiet hotel and a beautiful room. There are, however, but also the rooms in this hotel, which has no four star nod (always was someone at the front desk and wanted to be because of the facilities change)

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  • What the hotel offers
    The Club Calimera Sunshine hotel is located on Crete in Ierapetra in the town centre. It was built in 1989 and recently renovated in 20012. Because of its location, the Calimera Sunshine hotel offers an easy access to all the town's attractions. The nearest bus stops or the underground stations are only a walking distance away. Among many features, the hotel offers air-conditioned rooms, wired and wireless internet access, a children's club, a nightclub and many activities such as aqua fitness, tennis or pool. For business meetings the hotel offers five conference rooms.
  • Location
    The hotel is located circa 8 kilometers from the town centre and in a very close vicinity to the beach. The nearest airfield is in Heraklion, 100km away. However, the nearest bus stop is only 100 metres away. Among various attractions in the area is the Venician Ierapetra Fort or the Gournia Excavations.
  • Accommodation
    The hotel offers 334 either in the main building or in the bungalows. They include amenities such as a telephone, a safe, LCD satellite TV, mini fridge, charged Wi-Fi access or a balcony or terrace. The air-conditioning is active from the first of June to the thirtieth of August. The bathroom includes a bathtub, a shower cabin, and a hair dryer.
  • Food and Drink
    All-inclusive, breakfast, lunch and dinner, all in the form of a buffet. Some bars also offer snacks at day or night. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are served between 10AM and midnight. Once per stay the guests may dine at one of the two themed restaurants (requires reservation). The themes are Greek (a la carte) and Italian.
  • Leisure
    The hotel offers a vast number of leisure activities and sites. The guests have at their disposal two pools (one with slides), a sauna and a jacuzzi and more. They may choose from activities such as aerobic, beach volleyball, water polo, a discotheque (2-3 times a week), darts, table tennis and all of those are free. At a fee, the hotel offers pool, massages or various water sports.
  • Other facilities and services
    The hotel's reception is open 24 hours/day. There are souvenir shops, a mini-market and a car rental and a hairdressers. It is fitted for handicapped persons.
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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Hairdressers/Beauty salon
  • Business centre
  • Playground
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • Sofa bed
  • Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Pets allowed
  • Fire alarm
  • Hair dryer

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court

Spa offers

  • Sauna

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Car hire
  • Wifi