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Historical Traveler Reviews Angelos Village Hersonissos
Die Bungalows waren sehr einfach ohne Wasserkocher, Tassen oder dergleichen. Es gab Klimaanlage, was gut war. Schöner Pool und sehr nette Familie, denen die Anlage gehört, und auch gutes Essen (vor allem weil ich Vegetarier bin); das Frühstück war allerdings sehr schlecht!
Der Ort war furchtbar... sehr schäbig und teuer mit unheimlich vielen Mopeds und streunenden Kätzchen, Hunden etc. Wir fuhren mit dem Bus nach Agious Nicolaos... und fanden irgendwann, nachdem wir schon meilenweit gelaufen waren, den See und Strand... die sehr schön waren und einen Besuch wert.
Verbrachten 10 Tage ab dem 29. Juni 2006 im The Angelos Village, einem Familienbetrieb. Vasol, Kostas und Vasols Schwestern sorgten dafür, dass wir uns sehr willkommen fühlten, und nichts bereitete ihnen zu viel Mühe. Tolle Bar und sehr freundliche Atmosphäre, wo viel gelacht wird.
Anlage besteht aus 61 Bungalows - einfach, aber geräumig und komfortabel und alle mit Klimaanlage und Kühlschrank, was sehr praktisch ist. Wir hatten einen ausgezeichneten Blick aufs Meer von unserem Zimmer. Hügellage, aber wunderbare Basis abseits vom lebhaften Strand und Hersonnissos und ideale Lage, um andere Orte und Sehenswürdigkeiten zu besuchen.
Empfehlenswert für alle, die eine friedliche, entspannende Basis suchen, um Ostkreta zu erkunden und die wundervolle griechische Gastfreundschaft zu genießen.
Relaxed place run by a lovely family
Just come home from a lovely week at Angelos Village. We were met by the owner at 4am and he was happy to greet us and show us to our room. Our room and the complex were very clean and tidy. The bungalows wont win any architects awards, but this is how it is in Crete, simple! Our room was clean and tidy and we had a great view to the sea and the coast beyond. If anything we didnt like the look of was the huge electric pylon and cables which go straight over the complex. After looking at the huge structure for a while it became another piece of the landscape and it was no big deal. The pool area was compact but clean and the bar and restaurant were right next to it. This was really cool as you couldnt help but get to know people whether you were having a lunctime drink and snack, or a late nightcap served by the lovely Mario who was very polite and helpful but at the same time you felt he was on holiday too! The whole family who run the hotel were brilliant. Whilst we were there the owners had their first child and the whole family disappeared for the day but the skeleton staff just got on with it and everybody was happy that baby Helen arrived safe and well.
Nearby and a 6 euro taxi ride away was what we called "The Villages" which were 3 interlinked villages above Hersonassis which were lovely. No loud music blaring out, just a great range of bars and tavernas. You could eat out every night and day and only see a fraction, such was the choice. As for the hotel, the food at breakfast was fairly basic and aimed more at the Europeans than the Brits, but who cares? It was a change not to have bacon and eggs and fried bread!! The evening meals were typically Greek/Cretan. Once again no Michelin stars but great grub all the same. The best meals were at lunchtime-salads to die for and only 3 euro's max.
The main thing we noticed about the complex was how quiet it was. 800 yards away was the bustling tourist centre but we felt we were miles away and no noisy roads nearby which was bliss. It seemed as if all the guests respected each others need for peace and quiet. Saying that, quite a few of us got chatting at the bar and then we all made a bit of noise but it was done with the respect of other guests in mind...very rare!!
All in all, we loved it (and we are fussy at the best of times) and we are very likely to return.
This is the best ever,Vasso and Costos are so friendly and help full they make your hoilday.
This is the place to go for a grat time ,its very clean, the food is great, its off the beaten track a bit but if you want to relax this is it.
My partner and i stayed here for 15days at the end of september we had read mixed reports on it so went with an open mind,i am glad to say it was more than we could have wished for.
The bungalow that we stayed in was very clean and had a great view of the garden,town and sea.All i can say about the food was that it was great,ok no bacon and eggs for breakfast but home made jam ,fresh cook pancakes and good coffee.There was plenty of choice on an evening soup,salad fish veggie 2meat dishes and home made desserts what more do you need.
If there was a down side all i would say is that it is at the top off a step hill,no problem if you are fit,but if you are not or elderly it would be hard going.Saying that a taxi only cost 5 euros from the town.
Bigup to Costas and Vaso!
We have just returned from 2 weeks at the Anglos village and I can safetly say that it is well worth the money for half board. The breakfast is addequate and the evening meals are varied and tasty. Fish, Meats, Potatoes, salads and deserts - we found ourselves hurrying back each night.
Costas and Vaso are very entertaining and create a lively and friendly atmosphere. The bar was always open to the wee small hours and there was plenty of Raki going round.
It is a steep hill to the complex but as we hired a car for the majority of the holiday it didn't really affect us. Like some of the other reviews have said it is a nice family run business and Costas and Vaso go out of their way to help with booking cars etc. - pretty much anything you need help with.
If I came to Crete again I would stay at Angeos Village. There were other couples I met at the complex that had stayed there before or said they would stay there again.
If you want great value for money and a friendly atmosphere this is the place for you.
Did the job...
Breakfast was pretty crap - I'm not picky but most days I could only just find something I would eat. My boyfriend, who is very picky, was disappointed about getting up early enough for breakfast and not finding anything at all he liked. An idea of selection is - boiled egg, cornflakes, milk, orange juice, wierd omelette pancake, bread, pear pieces in syrup, plus one other hot option (ie mushrooms or sausages or bacon).
Dinner was only slightly better - normally a couple of things that look like stew, pasta salad, salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, feta, etc), and 2 dessert options. None of the food is labelled so it's a bit of a guess as to what some of it is.
Almost all rooms were 2 single beds. They all seemed to have a balcony. The rooms contain a fridge, 2 single beds, sheets, blankets (on request), towels, an air conditioning unit, toilet paper, soap, shower (which splashes all over the floor and doesn't have a hook to hang it on so you have to hold the shower head), toilet, rubbish bin, and insects (ants and mosquitoes).
We specifically asked for a double bed when we requested the room and we paid extra for a sea view. The room we got had two single beds and if we went out to the balcony and looked through the neighbours balcony we could see the sea. We also had a rather noisy fridge. We decided to move rooms (we had friends that were staying on the other side of the complex) and they were more than happy to let us move. We gave up our (partial)sea view but were happy to be closer to our friends.
Rooms seemed to block all exterior noises and had wooden shutters so it was great for blocking out the morning sun.
The swimming pool was great. We were here in for 5 days in early Sept and the pool side had about 10 people around it each day. It's a small pool and the water was clean but quite cold. My friends and I made great use of the inflatables for partaking in races from one end of the pool to the other. Our apologies to the people that were sitting around the pool that got a bit wet!
There is also a bar near the pool, we only had a few drinks there. We found that it was heaps cheaper to go to the supermarket to buy beer and drink from the balcony of our friends room.
There are small safety boxes behind the reception desk for storing passports or any valuables.
Plenty of parking for those that hire bikes or cars.
On the east side of Hersonissos. Quiet location. Up a hill - in the heat and whilst carrying drinks this hill is horrible. It's a decent 10min walk to the sea and to the close supermarket. Then about another 5mins to get to the start of the shops and restuarants of Hersonissos.
On the sea front there is a water park, restuarants, pools, kids play area, mini-putt, go karts, 'bangy' jumping (a similar but smaller version of a bungee jump!), lockers, bars, and a tourist shop. The sea it's self was pretty rough when we were there and heaps of seaweed.
The service was excellent. As I said earlier, we requested to move rooms, this was done immediately and they sent a maid over to move our bedding over to the new room straight away.
Family run and they are all very nice.
Would I stay here again? Maybe, it all depends on the kind of holiday that I was after. This holiday was just for relaxing by the pool and hanging out with our friends and this place was perfect for that.
- bring a towel for lying by the pool and for taking to the sea (or buy one from the local supermarket for about 4 euros)
- bring insect repellant to spray on to your self in the evening (during the day it seemed to be okay)
- bring an insect repellent thing to plug into the wall between the beds in your room
- you can hire cars, motorbikes, scooters, bicycles, or anything else from one of the 100's of places in Hersonissos. Don't bother with trying to find them on the internet before you get there, just go for a walk once you arrive.
The rooms were clean, but sparce, did have fridge, breakfast was terrrible, in selection, have never seen this type, not english not continental but bits of this and that, if you were early. Staff were ok but could do better, nice place, but need to think what clients want.
Most guest were bemused by what was called breakfast.
The bungalows were very basic with no kettle, cups or anything. There was air con which was good. Nice pool and lovely family who own the place, and good grub (especially as i'm a veggie) although the breakfast was very bad! The resort was horrid..very tacky and expensive with mopeds galore and stray kittens, dogs etc. We went to Agious Nicolaos on the bus..and once we had walked miles from the bus station we eventually found the lake and beach..was lovely..worth a visit.
Bar staff were fantastic
the accomodation was nice, most of the other hotels around were mainly german tourtists but this one had a majority of very friendly english visitors, the staff were very friendly and informative and willing to come out on the lash aswell. the areas nice, better if u hire a car and travel to east crete (speciafically Vai beach and mataya are meant to be nice) star beach nearby has rank food but good to take the kids or to go on jets or bungee jumping etc. The twon of herosonnosis isnt great to eat, the bars and clubs there are alright though. the nearby village called koutaloufari up in the hills is really nice to eat (especially emmanuels tavern). id definitely go there again.
Dont get half board with this hotel though as the food isnt nice. just go bed and breakfaast as the breakfast comes free.
Stayed at The Angelos Village for 10 days from 29th June 06.
Family run business. Vasol & Kostas and Vasol's sisters made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them. Great bar and a very friendly atmosphere with plenty of laughs.
Complex is made up of 61 bungalows - basic but spacious and comfortable & all with air con & fridge, which is very useful. Our room had an excellent sea view.
Hillside location, but a great base away from the busy beach & town of Hersonnissos & ideally placed for travel to other resorts and attractions.
Would recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful relaxing base from which to explore eastern Crete and also enjoy very good Greek hospitality.