Its very rare for my husband and I to stay at anything less than a 5* hotel. Not bragging, just stating a fact relevant to my review. We have experienced everything from basic self catering, to luxurious penthouse suites aboard elite cruise ships, butler suites in high end couple type resorts, and royal tents in darkest africa serviced with the finest china, champagne and sheer decadence. It was with some risk therefore, that we wanted to step back into our basics, and enjoy a simple break which would bring us a well earned rest from the stresses of life without long haul flights and fuss.
You did NOT let us down Venus, we had everything we wanted and expected from your hotel, and it is your management and staff which makes this little hotel, very very special!
It was everything we had hoped for and surprisingly more!
Nick, you are one of the great guys in life, who excels in what you do. Your enthusiasm and helpfulness clearly reflects throughout all of your team, and that is exactly what Venus is, a TEAM all working together to give each and every individual a great time.
For sure, we experienced better service here, than in certain hotels which have cost ten times as much on occasion!
We will no doubt be back to see you next year, hopefully when your new Spa is ready. I think a detox massage is essential each morning after Speiro and Andreas' lethal cocktails :)
We thought the food at the snack bar was excellent, simple fare but freshly prepared and precisely what is needed for sunny days by the pool.
The girls were terrific!
Rooms, yes, they are basic, but again, better than what I expected from the simplicity of Greek hotels. Spotlessly clean, spacious, and having been moved by Nick from our room due to a small neighbour issue, we enjoyed the bigger family suite which I must add, for families with young children is a superb holiday accommodation and would highly recommend it!
Barbara is a joy and thanks to her advice, we were able to find amazing restaurants which were perfect for us. Although there is no room servivce, Barbara would dash a bottle of Moet to our room in no time (shame about the truck strike Nick!)
But what we will remember most about this holiday are the people, again, re-iterating what has been said time and time again on here... exceptional, and yup, you have won a little corner of our heart which is more than we can say of a few of the 5Kplus holidays we have experienced. It is not always the cost which counts, it is the pleasure one is given, the friendly smiles, the helpful advice.... you got the recipe guys...be seeing you again some day!! Love from the salmon fishermen! xoxox
- 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:
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