I can honestly say that I left the Venus Escapes feeling as if I had made new friends. Karen and Ted are lovely. They go out of their way to make you feel at home. They also are happy to sit down with you and have a long chat over a wine or beer. We felt so at home with them we all went to the local restaurant and had dinner together which led to dancing and many conversations.
I read the terrible review under trip advisor and would say to ignore those people. You are not in a place that charges an arm and a leg so I am not sure what kind of treatment room they were expecting but I found that it was what most treatment rooms look like. Some may be darker and have less in them but this felt homely yet professional. A hard feeling to capture. Karen was ultra friendly and completely honest and has a unique approach to her spiritual side which some people might find quite different - but if your open minded then you will be in good company!
Anyway let me break it down
Service - 5 star. Karen and Ted checked if everything was fine and only too happy to help if you wanted something.
Value-GREAT value. It doesn't cost an arm and a leg for a quaint homely spa experience away from home right near a beautiful beach.
Sleep Quality-no problems here. Bed was comfy, pillows fine.
Cleanliness-everything was clean and mess free
Location-right near the venus beach. Beautiful shots of the beach at night for the photography enthusiasts.
Rooms - decent size rooms, yes the bathroom is small but how much time do you need in the bathroom and do you really need a big sized one? No.
Swimming pool - we didn't try this out.
Fitness centre -can't remember if there was one but we wouldn't have tried it anyway.
All in all if your friendly people who love meeting new people whilst staying in a lovely place with relaxing spa treatments this is the place for you!
Even if you preferred to be left alone- Karen and Ted wouldn't bother you. They work to what you like!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated just 2 hours from Melbourne in a remarkable location, only 300 metres from a luscious stretch of stunning South Gippsland beach, Venus Bay Getaways invites you to indulge in an extraordinary experience to spoil your senses, reconnect with your soul and leave the world of stress behind. The town is central to the many wonders of the South Gippsland area, including Wilsons Promontory National Park, which is only 40 minutes away, as well as Phillip Island and its famous penguins, and much more. We offer 4 tastefully decorated rooms - Each featuring a small private en-suite with separate shower, toilet, vanity basin, Sukin Organics(C) amenities, towels and hairdryer, reverse cycle air conditioning, LCD/DVD TV, complimentary DVD movies and wireless internet - cooked breakfast, licensed bar,packages and gift vouchers. Alongside our deluxe accommodation we also offer our guests and the general public an exotic range of Day Spa & Holistic therapies. Our aim is to guide you to balance in body, mind and soul. Through a range of indulgent experiences we offer physical and metaphysical rejuvenation and healing. From massage, OrganicSpa(C) facials, salt scrubs, body wraps, infrared sauna and hot spa, to kinetic energy work, psychic balancing and emotional healing, we can provide you with specific options to overcome the difficulties of a stressful life and awaken the magical you that has perhaps been forgotten. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Venus Bay Getaways Hotel Venus Bay