My girlfriend and i are in our 20's and spent 2 weeks at the Vangelis in May/June. We went for the self-catering option and we felt we made the right decision after seeing that the hotel bar and restaurant looked average. Even if it served spectacular food i can't understand how you would want to spend £100's extra to go all-inclusive when there is so much variety of bars and restaurants just a few steps out of the hotel.
That leads me on to the big plus point...the location...Vangelis is located right in the middle of Protaras and is perfect for going out for a lovely meal and a few drinks without worrying about getting back to your room. All the restaurants are quite samey but we found Olympus at the far end as you turn right out of Vangelis. we spent a few nights there and ended up having free drinks with the staff into the early hours. It also a nice stroll to the beach...Fig Tree Bay is the best one to go to.
As for the room, it was located at the back of the complex with an inland view which wasn't great but we didn't mind, seeing as we paid a budget price (more later...) and the sun flooded our room in the evenings, perfect for a post beach beer! We didn't have any problems with the noise from the strip but i suspect that was because we were located at the back, however the walls are paper thin and beware of the cleaners and their trolleys knocking on the door at 9am (not great after a few drinks the night before). As with the previous reviewer, the cleaners didn't really clean, they literally just made the bed (5 times a week) and changed our towells (every other day). The bed(s) is not very comfortable...it is two thin single beds pushed together however i wasnt surprised that was the case.
The entertainers were ok, they try there best and are enthusiastic.
I mentioned earlier that we paid a budget price...we paid just over £400 each for 2 weeks self catering with Purple Holidays. This is a company which delivers a holiday package in a very disjointed manner. Unlike Thomson etc...who provide a seamless care free holiday (flights, transfers, hotel, welcome meeting) Purple Holidays get the above from other companies ie flights - monarch, transfers - HolidayTaxis.com? hotel - Cosmos (welcome meeting was arranged for the morning after we got there but no one told us! just wouldn't happen with your larger companies). They also made us CONFIRM our transfers and flights home! something you don't want to worry about whilst on holiday. The lesson we learnt is that although these budget companies seem...budget...i would rather pay a bit more and get a good stress free service.
Overall, hotel was ok and cant complain considering what we paid and we loved Protaras, lively but not too lively.
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