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Hotel Club Calimera Sunshine Kreta(4 stars)

Ierapetra 72200 Ierapetra View on map
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  • Hotel in general
    4.6
  • Room
    4.7
  • Service
    5.1
  • Location
    4.6
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.2

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    111
  • very good
    57
  • acceptable
    32
  • poor
    4
  • terrible
    5
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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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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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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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Information about Hotel Club Calimera Sunshine Kreta

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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.
* HolidayCheck does not assume liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ at the time of booking from the description presented here. Solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form will be offered.

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Amenities

Hotel amenities

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

Room amenities

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

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis court
  • Horse riding

Spa offers

  • Sauna
  • Steam room/ turkish bath

Other hotel information

  • Rehabilitation centre
  • 24 hour reception
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Car hire
  • Wifi