Staff at the Venus are really genuinely warm and welcoming, check in was a breeze - very quick and easy and given instructions how to quickly get to our room. The room was fairly simple in contents - 2 twin beds and a baby travel cot as requested, dressing table, small portable TV and kettle and cups etc and more that ample hanging space for clothes, and a nice view from our balcony - a word of advice for all prospective guests....when we arrived there were lots of mosquito's flying about in the bedroom and particularly the bathroom COVER THE DRAIN on the bathroom floor at all times with the bath mat and this will almost completely eradicate this nuisance.
Breakfast in the hotel is good in terms of choices available and plentiful, meals generally are very reasonably priced and offer good variety and large portions. The beach is about a 15 minute stroll from the hotel, its clean and tidy and well kept as you would expect.
One thing that really impressed me was the fact that the owner Nick went out of his way to sort it for me to watch my football team in the lobby of the hotel even though a major premiership match was on at the same time, he arranged to have another feed put through another tv in the lobby FOR ME ONLY specifically - that in my mind is what is missing in a lot of hotels....going the extra mile for the customer, he did'nt have to go out of his way just to please one customer but he did - 1st class customer service!
Prices for drinks in the hotel bars are fairly priced and they offer an extensive choice of beers,spirits and cocktails. The pool area is fantastic - a fairly small pool, but well designed and tailored surroundings with more than adequate sun loungers, and an all important rule of no towels keeping a vacant sun lounger for longer than an hour - great rule! I travelled with my wife and our 7 month old son and the hotel staff absolutely adored him and greeted him so fondly every morning, overall the Venus exceeded our expectations on many different levels.
The only thing I'd like to see improve is a colder fridge in the rooms, ours was mildly cold (room 237) - not a major issue obviously but something that can definitely be improved upon, maybe the fact that it is encased in a locked wooden cupboard does'nt help matters because the natural heat that the fridges motor generates is retained in that wooden case thus creating a waft of noticeably hot air when you open that wooden cupboard.
The whole holiday experience of the Venus is a very positive one and we will certainly be back at some point in the not so distant future.
- 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