I spent 11 days in Aug 2012 with my children aged 12 and 14 in Hotel Venezia in Faliraki. I was not sure at first I would like it. The hotel is located on a hill about 20 minutes from the Rhodes airport. For sure you get a real nice view from there. We got there in the evening; the room (a small studio well furnished with a sea view) was clean but real hot, when we got in. They have a system that switches off electricity in your room when the key is not inserted in a special plug; which means the air conditioning does not work when you are out of the room. All remote controls for: the air co, TV and DVD need to be requested at the reception, which I found a little odd and except for the air co, they don't tell you can have them unless you ask. Apparently some people would steal them. I would suggest to the hotel to request a lump sum for all that, let’s say 50 EUR as a security deposit and if you keep everything in order and do not damage your room or steal remote controls, they give your money back when you leave.
Be aware the bathroom is basic; the shower is really small, you can hardly move around, even the kids complained at first. The water taps or faucets need to be maintained with vinegar or better changed; they are really poor and splash. The toilet seat bites your buns... The shower drain got stuck but they were quick to come and took care of it. The kitchenette is rather simple but handy and provides you with plates, glasses, silverware, a pot, a pan, a kettle and two electric burners. A toaster would be really welcome. I had 2 other British ladies tell me they were missing a toaster in their room. Given the fact that Hotel Venezia seems to be very British clients oriented, I think they would please them and me at the same time if they would provide a toaster in their kitchenette in the future. Another one, the mattresses were hard, maybe I am the Princess and the pea, but this is how I felt.
The hotel is located outside of town, which means you are away of it all... It depends what you are looking for, anyway it is hard to go for a walk in the evening for example. It takes more like 35-40 minutes by foot to get to the beach of Faliraki... a nice sandy beach however! We did it several times by almost 40 C and we timed it. You can use the public transportation; a bus comes every hour or every other hour but is not always on time, late or early it depends on days... If you rent a car, you might feel less stuck, I suppose.
The restaurant was fine but the menu could use more variety, especially for people eating there every night. I enjoyed the barbecue on Sundays and the nice chicken salad.
The place is small children friendly, indoor and outdoor play grounds are available as well as a small swimming pool. A small supermarket is open all day long in the hotel which is rather handy. The prices are high sometimes on some items such as dairy products but it is helpful.
Anyway despite all the little short comings mentioned above, we had a nice vacation. The best part is the swimming pool and the bar, where you can have a small snack or a British Breakfast at any time, music, around the pool, nice atmosphere… The pool is clean. Sun beds were available and no need to fight for one at any time of the day. We spent a very relaxing time there and even all was not perfect, I would say we got our money’s worth. I really did not want to leave when we had to go. I got the time out I was looking for and the kids were reasonably happy as well.
The people managing the place were nice and helpful and I hope that all the investments they are doing on the hotel will pay off and that they will carry on their business. I would be willing to go again and would recommend it to my friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the outskirts of Faliraki Resort, at a hillside location with excellent panoramic views of Faliraki Bay this pleasant and charming family run hotel enjoys peaceful surroundings and is popular for young people and families looking for a lively and enjoyable holiday. The Venezia Resort is an excellent choice for families, couples and groups seeking a lively and friendly atmosphere.. Hotel facilities include a large outdoor swimming pool, children's pool, complimentary loungers and parasols, and small children's playground. Further leisure facilities include a lounge with large screen satellite TV, 5-a-side football pitch, pool table and video games, as well as regular evening entertainment .Guest services provided are 24hr reception, currency exchange and free Wi-Fi internet access in lobby area. Venezia Resort has an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and an Internet point is located on site. The hotel offers a poolside bar, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli. The staff can provide tour assistance and currency exchange. Additional amenities include a terrace, an arcade/game room, and multilingual staff. Self parking is complimentary. The property has designated areas for smoking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Venezia Hotel Faliraki
- Venezia Resort Faliraki, Rhodes