Just returned from venosa yesterday after 2 fantastic weeks. I found all the staff were lovely especially the brilliant animation team, Georgi, Lili, Uzay, Suha, Jemal and Ola. I would never normally join in the activities but the team here made our holiday. Also Marco who deals with all the watersports was great. He took us to a private island and let us drive the speedboat.
The view from the rooms are beautiful (I would definately recommend a room on a higher floor as you can see much more, we were on the 8th) The pool is great and there are always plenty of sunbeds. The beach is also nice but don't expect soft white sand!!
I do agree the food is a bit repetitive, luke warm and very oily hence the 4 stars and the dinner slot is very short 7-9pm but the a' la carte was superb. (tip- if you stay for 2 weeks you get 1 free a' la carte per week) I would recommend the turkish and italian. There is always fresh watermelon at all mealtimes. Paninis and omelettes cooked fresh at breakfast and plenty of choice at lunchtimes with the snack bar open 12-6 serving pizza, burgers etc. The alcohol is what you expect at an AI, cheap and weak but not like the paint stripper i have had in Egypt!! I do think the AI finishes a bit early at 11pm but you can always stock up before last orders ;-) The disco opens at 11.30pm but the drink prices are extortionate. The pancake tent is also very good for kids (don't try the weird yoghurt drink though)
The hotel is a bit out of the way if you want to go into altinkum but you can easily jump on a dolmus for 1.75 tl and will be there in 10 minutes. In my opinion i would have hated being in the centre of altinkum as it is a bit tacky but good if you want cheap fake designer clothes.
A few bad points- if you have a fear of wasps and biting flies you may want to avoid this hotel as they are everywhere!!! My fiance had to visit the doctor after being poked in the eye during water polo and was greeted by a nurse eating salted peanuts, she didn't wash her hands before poking around at his eye and then the doctor tried to charge a fortune for just giving him eye drops
I am just glad I came to venosa beach before the prices rocket next year!!!
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