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View of the balcony from the master bedroom
East view from the balcony
Crystal clean waters  in our pool...
The Master Bedroom
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Sunset in Crete (View from the balcony)
The Pool (20 metres long)
The kitchen
Sunset31 as seen from the pool.
Communal Pool with Loungers
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Panormos, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Ina B
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Absolutely fantastic apartment and perfect location for a visit to Crete”
Reviewed 3 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We stayed at Sunset31 for 10 days at the end of September (perfect time for a visit, still hot but only really too hot over lunchtime).

The communications with the owners were a great start to the holiday as they were extremely helpful with all sorts of information (not limited to the apartment but how best to get around Crete etc as well) and always responded almost instantly. They were very friendly and welcoming.

The instructions how to get to the apartment were brilliant; we found it straight away with the help of all the pictures.

On arrival, we were greeted by Mary with a welcome pack of first food supplies. She also helped us with information about Crete generally and Panormo.

The apartment was very modern and beautifully decorated. It was so much more spacious than we had anticipated and the outdoor space (with the view of the sea) was great. We really enjoyed having breakfast out there ... and watching the sunset before going into the village for dinner. We stayed in the apartment with 4 adults and our 2 children and it never felt too small or anything. All appliances/facilities you could need were there, including dishwasher, good wi-fi, aircon in every room, washing machine and tumble drier (which was great for beach towels!). The owners had also provided us with normal towels and beach towels which had helped reduce the amount we needed to pack. For our 7 month old son we were supplied with a travel cot which was in great condition and even came with a separate travel cot mattress rather than just the hard ones they normally come with. He must have slept just as comfortably as we did as our beds had very good mattresses, too. We also got a very nice clean highchair for him. The apartment had insect nets, too, although we had absolutely no problem with any insects anyway. The communal (freshwater) pool was very well kept, too. It was cleaned every day and most of the time we were the only people using it, with maybe one or two people sitting around it. The pool has a shallow bit in which our toddler could easily stand and then a deeper bit where we could stand almost all the way to the deep end. It was long enough to swim some lengths, too.

We loved Panormo as a village. It has got the souvenir shops and restaurants like every other tourist resort but it has somehow manage to keep its charm of a beautiful fishing village, probably because the tourist shops are limited to just one or two streets and the whole village is kept really well with lots of plants and flowers everywhere. We preferred the beach by the harbour to the other 2 beaches right by the hotel. It had nice sand (although sand in Crete seems to be brown), was very clean, not very busy at all, the sea was very shallow (great for our toddler) and you could see all sorts of fish even in the shallow parts. The cute little harbour provided a nice backdrop, too. We only went to one of the beaches by the hotel once to go jet-skiing. Every restaurant we tried (and we tried a different one every evening) had good food, a lovely atmosphere and very reasonably prices. With a hire car, Panormo was also a great location for excursions. We went to Knossos, Frangokastello, Rethymno, Kournas, Chania and Balos Beach - all within an easy distance.

In the evenings we walked into the village which, if you walked all the way down to the harbour, took our toddler 20 minutes whereas we could do it in 10 minutes. We found it easier (with 2 kids in the heat of the day and all of the beach stuff) to just drive down to the beach during the day as there is a free big car park right by the harbour.

We had such a fantastic holiday, we will certainly be recommending this apartment to our friends!

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Liked best: The apartment was very clean and modern, had beautiful views and absolutely everything one could need, even with a baby and a toddler.
Liked least: There seriously wasn't anything that we didn't like.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Nov 2012
First of all we would like to thank you for choosing to spend your holidays in our country. And of course thank you so much for your kind words about our property and the village of Panormo. We will keep doing our best to meet our guest's high standards with care and respect. We are happy to hear other people sharing our enthusiasm for this picturesque place in lovely Crete. Warm regards, Agapi and Vagelis.
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Jon H
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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“Superb Quality Apartment”
Reviewed 20 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012

Enjoyed a wonderful rest in this quality apartment, the facilities were very clean and modern, and the shared swimming pool was very well kept and relaxing. The owners were very helpful with all booking requirements, and willing to provide any help we needed. Indeed their representitive who greeted us on arrival and during our stay was always courteous efficient and ready to help, ( not that we needed much). The views from the veranda were quite spectacular and the local tavernas within easy reach and serving a good selection of traditional greek food and fish. I would highly reccomend this rental.

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Liked best: It was a quality clean and well kept quiet place to stay
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous, relaxing stay in comfortable and well-equipped apartment”
Reviewed 11 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012

Loved the view and the quiet surroundings, yet short distance to village with everything we needed, even out of high season. Also easy driving distance from lots of places to visit
Nice touches in apartment, like cool bag and ice blocks for taking drinks and picnic on excursions and welcome pack for starter essentials. Supplying beach towels saved us from overdoing luggage. Our daughter loved the books and comics and we all enjoyed the board games.
To cap it all, comfortable beds ensured great sleep - didn't want to leave!

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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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Reviewed 8 June 2011 for a stay in July 2010
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Your age range 50-64
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