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“Great hotel. Shame about the sun beds”

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Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa
Ranked #24 of 75 Hotels in Kamari
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 2, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for a week with my parents and was very impressed. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the maid service is excellent. There was a great amount of choice at breakfast of hot and cold food and all very good quality. The beach opposite is free and the cafe offers 20% off food to hotel guests. The pool area is very nice with plenty of space in the sun or shade. The hotel is within minimal working distance of a great selection of restaurants.

A few negatives: Firstly, the hotel has lots of steps and so would not be suitable for people with major mobility problems. Secondly, there are not enough sunbeds by the pool, though plenty of space for them. We noticed people reserving their beds with towels for hours at a time. More sunbeds or hotel staff intervention to stop people hogging the beds would really improve the pool area. Finally, the hotel reception is very tired looking and the floor needs replacing. Doesn't create a great first impression!

Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
1  Thank Samantha W
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AfroditiVenusHotel, Manager at Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2014

Dear Samantha W,

We would like to sincerely thank you and your family for spending your recent holidays with us and for taking time to share your great comments about Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa with other travelers on Tripadvisor.

It truly fills us with joy to hear how much you appreciated the efforts of our friendly staff and excellent maid service. As a family owned business we pay special attention to create warm and comfortable environment for everyone on our Team, so they provide even greater courtesy and care to our beloved guests. It is also very pleasing to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast. Our goal is to provide great variety of high quality items daily. Also, we are very happy that the Hotel premises were to your liking and that you found the Hotel to be conveniently located.

Now, allow us to address few comments you made with regard to the areas of improvement. We acknowledge that architectural specifications of the Hotel left us with some steps throughout the premises. We are trying to remedy this fact by offering first floor rooms to the guests with mobility problems, also our bell-boys are available to assist guests needing help.

To address your comment about the pool area we wanted to mention that additional sun-beds are not placed to ensure safety. In addition, some space should be left available for the hotel guests and personnel to move around and to provide each person occupying a lounger with sufficient level of comfort and privacy. We apologize for inconvenience and encourage everyone to enjoy additional sun-beds located around our three smaller pools or spend sun-bathing time admiring spectacular views of the turquoise Aegean Sea from our beach. The sun-beds offered by the Hotel beach are of course complimentary for all our guests.

Every year we are scheduling certain areas of the Hotel for renovation and although we did update the reception area recently, we are considering additional renovations. We are grateful for bringing this to our attention.

Once again, thank you so much for such a positive review. We are very much looking forward to your and your family’s return in the near future.

Sincerely, Afroditi Venus Hotel Team.

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have just returned from Santorini where were stayed at the Afroditi for 2 weeks. We honestly could not fault this hotel; it's in an ideal location right on the beach, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and our room was cleaned every day.

As we were being married whilst in Santorini we were anxious to make sure we stayed somewhere nice, and the Afroditi certainly didn't disappoint.

We received an email from Antonia the Receptionist the night before we were due to fly to say there had been a mix up and we were being put in an alternative hotel for the first night only. To compensate us for this we were allowed free access to their spa for the duration of our stay, along with 2 free full body massages. When we arrived at the Afroditi they quickly took our bags and transported us in their mini bus to a nearby hotel, which turned our to be even nicer than the Afroditi (it was called the Anassa). The following morning they drove back to collect us and brought us back to the Afroditi, offering us an upgraded room also.

Our room was massive (no. 514) with a super kingsize bed, walk in shower and "his and hers" sinks. The only criticism I have about the room is the balcony was very small, and was mainly taken up by the air conditioning unit. This didn't particularly bother us as we were out every night anyway.

The pool is lovely and the sun loungers are great, virtually like mattresses so very comfy! The pool bar prices were reasonable, and the snack menu was great - food was really tasty. We were B&B and although the breakfast buffet was relatively basic, there was plenty of choice.

We would definitely recommend this hotel.

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AfroditiVenusHotel, Manager at Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2014

Dear TheNewMrsHaley,

We are delighted that you and your husband selected our hotel on such special occasion and our entire Team at Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa wish to thank you for your recent visit and such wonderful and warm comments on Tripadvisor.

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay on the beautiful island of Santorini and were so pleased with our Hotel. We apologize for the initial inconvenience of placing you in the nearby hotel for your first night and glad that it did not take a shine off the rest of your stay! It is also a pleasure to hear that you and your husband enjoyed our spa service, pool area and found our food offerings tasty and plentiful.

Having such a positive feedback from our dear guests is one of the reasons we love our job. Once again, please accept our most sincere congratulations and best wishes on the occasion of your wedding!

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back at the Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel and Spa for many anniversaries to come.

Sincerely, Afroditi Venus Hotel Team.

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Reviewed June 25, 2014

lovely hotel all the staff were friendly and helpful this was our first time in santorini we enjoyed our stay that much we booked again for next year as soon as we came home the sunbeds were taken up quickly but theres always the beach with free sunbeds the hotel even gives you beach towels for them I would say the only thing that we could have done with would have been tea and coffee facilities in our room but it didn't spoil our stay

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3  Thank rie107
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AfroditiVenusHotel, Manager at Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2014

Dear Rie107,

Thank you very much for your recent stay and taking your precious time to share your positive comments about Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa. We are delighted that you really enjoyed your stay and booked again for the next year. What a treat to welcome guests like you again!

It is a real honor to read how much you enjoyed your stay at our Hotel and that you regarded so highly our friendly and helpful staff. We are very passionate about our work and to receive such remarkable compliments shows us that we are doing something right!

It is a real pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our magnificent black beach. We do apologize, however, for not making coffee facilities standard in the rooms; to some degree it is related to the fact that the tap water on Santorini is undrinkable. We are happy to know that it did not spoil your impression about our Hotel.

We would like to thank you one more time for leaving such a kind feedback and booking your next vacation with us. We are very much looking forward to your next visit. Sending you our warmest regards.

Sincerely, Afroditi Venus Hotel Team.

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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Just returned from a weeks stay on what was our first visit to Santorini. First impressions excellent however there a load of steps to negotiate. That is the only down side for us. We booked a suite room with private jacuzzi bathos the terrace . The room was huge with a great walk in shower too. Bed really comfortable. We were on a B&B option and for a Greek breakfast this was by far the best we had. Loads to choose from both English and continental options and lovely coffee even from a machine. Location is great right on the beach via stairs. Pool/beach towels provided and can be changed if you take your used ones to reception. Loads of restaurants along the beach path but these are twice the price of any in the little village at the back of the hotel. Maria on the beach would take drinks orders and deliver them happily to your lounger. A very relaxing place but defineatly not for children.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Pamooola
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AfroditiVenusHotel, Manager at Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2014

Dear Pamooola,

Thank you very much for your recent visit and taking the time to provide your extremely positive feedback regarding your stay at Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa on Tripadvisor. We love the photos you posted!

We are delighted that you considered your stay with us excellent and that you found your room very large with comfortable bed and especially enjoyed walk-in shower. Many guests fancy this particular feature, and we are glad to indulge.

What a pleasure to read that you enjoyed our breakfast. We cannot express enough how appreciated we feel for our efforts to provide valued guest with the highest quality food and of the most variety. It is also great to hear that you were pleased with the beach including the towel service and that Maria was successful in making you comfortable and providing attentive service.

We invite you to share with us directly additional comments on how we can make our Hotel more children-friendly since it is very important to us that all our guests, even the little ones, have unforgettable holiday experience at operating@afroditivenushotel.gr.

We wish you a wonderful summer and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you and your family back at the Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa on another occasion.

Sincerely, Afroditi Venus Hotel Team.

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Reviewed June 20, 2014

This hotel is spread over 4 buildings with quite a few steps to get from one place to another. We asked for, and were given a ground floor room, overlooking the pool, but there are steps from that level up to the reception and beach. Breakfast was good, plenty of choice. The sunbeds around the pool did fill up quickly but there are others on a raised platform by the pool , and there is a small plunge pool with beds in a quiet area on the way to the beach entrance. The sunbeds on the beach are free to hotel guests, and there is a nice young girl who will take drink orders for you. The restaurant and beach cafe give 20% off to guests. The pool bar staff are lovely and friendly, and the 2 porters who help with your cases are too. Our room was clean, had a proper shower, towels changed every day. pool towels provided, but they wont change them for new ones during your stay. The hotel is well situated for the many tavernas and bars. Captain Nikitas taverna, next door at the reception entrance, has a greek music and dancing night every monday which was good fun. The sunset dinner cruise that we booked through the thomas cook rep was a good night. Cruise first, dinner at the small island of Tharrisa and then watch sunset from the boat. Laura the rep was brilliant, kind and helpful.We had a day at the spa, 10 euros each to use the steam room, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, sunbeds and shaded areas. We had coffee and lunch and wine brought to us from the pool bar by the ever smiling Panos. We had the spa to ourselves the whole day, I had a lovely relaxing pedicure for 20 euros. A great day! The only reason I have not given 5 stars is because of all the steps, as I have slight mobility problems.

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1  Thank June C
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AfroditiVenusHotel, Manager at Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2014

Dear June C,

Thank you very much for your recent stay at the Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa and for spending precious time on sharing your positive experience. We all enjoyed having you here and want you to know how much we appreciate you taking the time to write such wonderful things.

It was a pleasure to satisfy your request for a ground-floor room, and we truly apologize for the steps on our grounds causing some inconvenience. The architectural specification of the area requires a few steps to provide convenient transition between Hotel structures and easy access to the beach. We are happy to make our grooms available for additional assistance to the guests with mobility problems.

As a special service to every guest, we offer free of charge usage of the beach-towel during the entire stay. The reception is glad to help you replace the towel to a fresh one upon request.

We are truly delighted that you enjoyed our high quality breakfast and found plenty of space to relax around the Hotel premises and on our beach. We are pleased to see that we met your expectations regarding the cleanliness of the room, nice shower and great spa treatments. Thank you very much for the special recognition of our hard working staff, including Maria, who was helping you at the beach and Panagiotis by the pool-bar. To receive such a fantastic compliments for our staff means that their extraordinary daily efforts are paying off.

We wish you a wonderful summer and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back at the Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa on another occasion.

Sincerely, Afroditi Venus Hotel Team.

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our party of 6 have just returned after a 10 day stay at this hotel and when I read some of the reviews on this site I often think I went to a different hotel.
I guess we probably had more reason to complain than most as we received an email the day before departure asking if we would mind staying at a nearby hotel for the first night as they had overbooked.It was no great problem as our bags were taken there by Leo & Dimitris and collected again the next day(both times with big smiles on their faces).
In return for the inconvenience Antonia offered us complementary transfers from the airport,fruit & wine in the rooms,a 10 day pass to the spa for all 6 of us and a late checkout of 1 of the rooms.......a definite no brainer!!!!!!
The hotel is in an ideal location,the rooms may not be the biggest but the bed was extremely comfortable and to have a walk in shower was a real bonus!!The food is usually one of the major complaints which I find unbelievable.Breakfast includes all the major ingredients......Sausage,bacon,eggs(fried,omelettes,eggybread,hardboiled),beans,tomatoes,mushrooms,potatoes,meats,cheese salad,cereals,fruit,cakes,home made breads,toaster &jams and a great coffee machine.For the evening meals we had various chicken dishes(usually breast),calamari(most tender),battered cod(went back for 3rd's),languistines on skewers and many other fine dishes,daily homemade soup for starters and a choice of melon and cakes to finish.What do people expect for the money they pay?????
The pool was surprisingly warm and yes there are not a lot of loungers but i went down at 7.45 each morning and never failed to secure 6 beds.
The most outstanding feature of this hotel are the staff who all play their part to perfection. A very special thanks to Antonia(Hotel booking manager),Panos and Fenia at the pool bar,Margarita for the dinner service and Leo & Dimitris(porters).
A very big thankyou to you all and we hope to see you all again one day as we would most definitely return to the Afroditi Venus Beach.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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AfroditiVenusHotel, Manager at Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2014

Dear Pierreslateur,

Thank you and your family for spending your recent holidays with Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa and for taking your valuable time to share your fantastic review with other travelers on Tripadvisor. It was a real pleasure to have you with us this summer.

We are extremely pleased to hear that your group had such an enjoyable stay at our Hotel. As a family owned business we put extraordinary efforts to create unforgettable holiday experience for our beloved guests and it fills us with joy to know that we have succeeded.

We apologize for the initial inconvenience of placing you in nearby hotel for one night; however, we are delighted to hear that our complimentary gifts and services were well enjoyed and that this incident did not impair your overall satisfaction.

We are very appreciative of your kind comments about our comfortable rooms and nice shower. All the more it makes us happy to learn that all our food offerings were enjoyed so much. At all times we strive to provide high quality produce and bring satisfying variety of freshest choices to the table.

Allow us to extend our special thanks for your wonderful recognition of our staff. Our team is very passionate about making each guest welcome and comfortable.

We are very much hoping for your return and to be your host for the next holiday. Sending you and your family our warmest regards.

Sincerely, Afroditi Venus Hotel Team.

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

I agree with most of the reviews on here, canteen feel in restaurant, not enough sun beds round pool and had to use beach 6 days out of 7, room not very big 321 and can be noisy night time, positives= staff work so hard,special thanks to beach restaurant staff, poolbar evening staff, and cleaners, reception staff not very helpful 3 times asked if we could keep room on last day as we had late flight, no joy, santorini beautiful but would not book this hotel again.

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AfroditiVenusHotel, Manager at Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2014

Dear Pssmith22,

First of all, we would like to thank you for spending your recent holidays with us and for taking time to share your thoughts on Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa with other travelers on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to read your very positive and warm comments about our hard-working staff. Our team strives to achieve one thing – create outstanding vacation experience and positive atmosphere for all our guests and it is a pleasure to know that our efforts don’t go unnoticed.

We apologize that you found one of our rooms to be not large enough. The room sizes do vary throughout the hotel. We are constantly trying hard to eliminate any possible disturbances including excessive noise to ensure better rest for our guest; however, sometimes other people may enjoy themselves a little too loud, which is also understandable considering that Santorini is popular vacation destination. We apologize for discomfort and guarantee that we will take all possible measures to resolve the issue at a time of the occurrence.

Also, allow us to extend our apologies for the inability to provide you with late check-out option; as much as we would have liked to do it, it was not achievable since at the time of your stay our hotel was completely booked with new arrivals waiting for check-in.

To address your comment about the pool we wanted to say that even though we placed many sun-beds around the pool for our guests’ pleasure, regrettably, we cannot control the amount of space around our large pool; therefore, we encourage our guests to enjoy spectacular views offered by our famous Black Beach of Kamari. The sun-beds offered by the hotel beach are of course complimentary for all our guests. In addition, the customers can enjoy the same level of food and beverage services on the beach as near the pool. We would also like to kindly point out that our property accounts not just one, but four pools. The other three smaller pools are scattered throughout the premises and equipped with additional decks and sun-beds that can be used for relaxation.

Our team is most grateful for bringing our attention to these shortcomings and for providing us the opportunity to improve the service we extend to our guests. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back at the Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel and Spa on another occasion.

Sincerely, Afroditi Venus Hotel Team.

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Additional Information about Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa

Address: Kamari Beach | Santorini, Kamari 847 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Kamari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Kamari
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Kamari
#25 Family Hotel in Kamari
#32 Romantic Hotel in Kamari
Price Range: $97 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa is a resort located in Kamari village of one of the most beautiful islands of Greece, Santorini. The hotel offers beach access and majestic view of the Ancient Thira hills. Exclusive hotel restaurant featuring local and international cuisine is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Relaxing private spa. Multiple swimming pools & sundecks. ... more   less 
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