Just got back from 9 days at Hotel Venus. We had asked for a high floor with a view of the pool by email and got exactly that.
We were in the 'old' building. Our room was 5th floor facing the pool. The room was equiped with a free fridge and a safe. The safe is 10E deposit and 2E per day. The tv was a 28" flat screen with a few english channels and you need to give a 10E deposit for the remote.
The Air conditioning was perfect. For the first few days the night time temp was 25-26 degrees, and I normally really suffer in that heat but not with the air conditioning.
The beds were comfy and the rooms were really quiet. We couldnt hear any noise from local bars clubs etc.
Towels etc changed daily.
Could not fault the food at all. Plenty of choice.
Breakfast had the usual fried and scrambled eggs, bacon sausages, an assortment of cerials and fruits, yoghurts, freshly cooked pancakes with different syrups etc. Do it yourself toast with butter, marge and loads of different jams. Coffee and tea machines and different juices, apple, orange etc.
Lunch and dinner was varied every day. Paela was normally served every lunchtime but with loads of other choices like roast chicken, beef and pork, roast or sauted potatoes, just loads of choice. Fresh salad and different fish every day. The swordfish was the best I have ever tasted.
Every lunch and dinner time they had a live cooking station where 1 or 2 chefs cooked Steak, chicken pork and fish in front of you and served it hot. This made the difference for me as it was allways fresh hot and tasty. Just a note though, sometimes the fish would have bones so bee careful.
At all meals there were plenty of white and brown bread rolls and most evening meals there was even ciabatta bread, yummy!
Drinks are free at breakfast, even the Champagne!!! but not with lunch and dinner. Water was 1.25E about £1 a bottle and the house white or red wine, which for us was as good as some of the more expensive wines was about £5.50-£6.00 a bottle. A real bargain for a hotel
There were quite a few different puddings including cream based puddings. But the cream they use is the fake kind, its a bit too sweet for me and this was the only failing of the hotel in the entire 9 days! however the cream cakes, puddings were very popular so everybody else seem to like them. There were lots of fresh melon and other fruits, with yoghurts etc and allways lots of custards and chocolate sauces which were quite nice. Plus the bonus of the ice cream and sorbet machines with different toppings, nuts, sprinkles and 4 or 5 different sauces.
Well, i love to be at the pool and as far as I know this is regarded as the best pool in Benidorm. Allways clean, they leave the automatic pool cleaners doing there thing all night. 2 or 3 guys spend a couple of hours cleaning pool area every morning.
It has a seperate child area, and a walk in step area for the less able.
And as for sunbeds... we were there in the last week of august. The hotel was full, and at any time of the day we got 3 sunbeds, in full sunshine or in shade. Pretty much the whole sunbed area got sun from mid morning to near enough sunset. There are no other buildings creating shaddows.
I read on here about not being allowed to drink your own drinks at the pool. but this was never enforced. We bought small bottle of water from local shop for about 30p, chilled them in our fridge in the room, and drank them.
A lifeguard was on duty at all times, and thankfully never enforced the No Diving rule :)
Prices were typical hotel bar prices, about £2-£2.50 a pint. We found soft drinks a bit expensive. We rarely drank at the bar anyway. apart from the daily pot of tea at about £1 per cup. Served in a pot and nice and hot
The communal areas were excelent. All areas are are conditioned and there are loads of really comfy sofas and chairs to sit on. A really peaceful area to chill and read, or to get chatting to other hotel users.
There is free wifi in all areas including rooms and poolside, which worked perfectly for normal browsing and emailing etc, could be a little slower for youtube etc.
All rooms must be vacated by 12 midday, but our transfer pick up was 7.30pm. We fancied one last day by the pool, so they gave us a normal hotel room on the ground floor with a nice shower for about £28. We really apreciated that. The alternative was free use of a secure area to leave our cases.
The evening entertainment was entirely spanish based. But we love all the local tribute bars so never hung around at the hotel.
A real must is a visit to the western saloon, just around the corner at 1 am every night are The Cabeytu Brothers. They are by far the best act in Benidorm. They have everybody stomping their feet, clapping hands and just plain enjoying themselves. Please youtube them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This property is 7 minutes' walk from the beach. Set just 300 m from Levante Beach in Benidorm, Hotel Venus (3 stars superior) has a free-form pool and a large terrace with loungers. The spacious rooms have flat-screen TVs, private balcony and free Wi-Fi. Venus’s pool is surrounded by tropical gardens and a terrace with loungers. There is a children’s play area, and in the evenings the Venus offers a full entertainment programme. The Venus’s buffet restaurant offers show cooking with themed dishes and vegetarian options. Gluten-free menus are also available on request. The Dracma Café offers live music. There is a private parking is also available for an extra cost. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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