We visited this hotel for the first time and everything that is said about it regarding friendly and helpful staff is true. This even spills over to the rest of the guests. I've never been in the presence of more friendly holidaymakers. No one was pushy but they were friendly if you happened to chat with them. This probably comes from the fact that most of them seem to treat the hotel as a second home and I eventually gave up asking the question 'is this your first time here?' Not just twice, folk had been back as many as 12 times. The hotel does provide incentives for return visitors, so that will help.
We travelled with Thomas Cook, but I believe the best way would be to book directly with the hotel (benefits such as free air-conditioning and safe and maybe a discount on food and drink). There is also a discount scheme for return bookings. You should be able to get discount airline flights to the airport which is about 10-15 mins up the road - so getting a taxi to/from the hotel isn't a problem. The airport is not a problem though, about halfway through the week, I noticed a plane and suddenly remembered its proximity - and forgot again.
We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis. The breakfast was plenty to keep us going throughout the day - you can order eggs cooked freshly from the helpful staff. Each evening we enjoyed eating out at the various tavernas in Kalamaki, it is a small quiet resort with one main loop road which has most of the shops and restaurants.
All in all, a perfectly relaxing holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Venus is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continuous innovation and true Greek hospitality. Hotel Venus embodies a true home away from home experience for those who know and appreciate a small and friendly hotel. Named after the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite, who in roman is Venus, and symbolized "Love and Beauty." Whether you get married at home or in Zakynthos, the Venus Hotel caters for the newlywed couple. Enjoy our special honeymoon room with its elegant decor and service. We can even host your reception on our premises and provide you an excellent banquet meal. Every year, families and couples, who come back year after year, appreciate the hotel's fine service and truly experience a joyful holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Venus Hotel And Suites
- Venus Hotel Kalamaki
- Venus Hotel & Suites Zakynthos/Kalamaki