great holiday in zante
stayed at the venus hotel in kalamaki ,nick and his staff go out of there way to make your holiday enjoyable hotel clean,food good,kids loved the pool already booked to go back next year
October 12, 2012
Our fourth visit to the Hotel Venus, Kalamaki, Zante
The Hotel Venus in my opinion is a fantastic hotel for many reasons. The staff are so helpful, nothing is too much of a bother with always a smile on their face. The hotel is clean and tidy. Entertainment is first class especially the Wednesday Steak night! Its close vicinity to the Strip and it's many great restaurants and bars is only a 5 minute walk. With a superb restaurant (Escape) a stones throw away you are definitely spoiled for choice. The hotel turns the pool balcony into a lovely outdoor restaurant in the evening and the menu along with the food is first class. The beach in the opposite direction is 10 minute away. There's a fast food outlet before the beach and further along the beach towards Laganas there the Kalamaki beach bar. Talking to fellow guests you discover that there are couples/families return to the Hotel Venus every year, sometimes twice/three times a year. Now does that not tell you something. As a part note.....we've booked for next September and are counting down the days!!
October 11, 2012
Lovely time at the Venus hotel
Had a great week at the Venus hotel staff very friendly ,clean hotel ,great pool and we loved walking down to the beach which was a great beach ,we will return sometime.if the Venus could add a few extra channels on the tv for hubby when I'm having an early night that would be great but that's us being a little bit picky lol.
October 11, 2012
Great place to stay in fabulous Kalamaki.
We had one very small problem in our bathroom that was sorted very quickly by the ever helpfull staff. This hotel is the best we ahve stayed in in Kalamaki and I erckon we have stayed in most over the years.
October 11, 2012
Fabulous hotel and location to shops, restaurants, bars etc.
The Venus Hotel is certainly one of the best hotels we have stayed in - clean, friendly and in a fabulous location. The staff were welcoming and were always accomodating and friendly - nothing was too much trouble.
The food was lovely, as was the pool area, bar and restaurant. We enjoyed the weekly BBQ, where the steaks were very tasty.
Wish we were back there now and look forward to going again soon.
September 1, 2012
This was the 4th time on the Island and as always we weren't let down...Kamari is a FAB resort to be staying at and again this was the 2nd time in this resort.....The Aphrodite Venus Beach was a really nice hotel, the maid service was brilliant and cleanliness was 5star!!! We didn't actually use the pool and were put off from using it due to screaming kids//noisy youths during the day and a thick haze of cigarette smoke around that area....we couldn't sit outside to have breakfast due to the smoking, however the variety and freshness of food available fro breakfast was again fantastic!!! The Spa looked amazing but again we didn't use he facilties.
The only let down on the room side was the noise when people were coming in or gong out, we got woken a couple of times in the night with people being noisy and slamming doors.....and the room opposite us had smokers in, so everytime we came out of the room we were hit with the stench of cigarette smoke!
Reception were fabulous, the girls on the desk amazed us with the amount of languages they spoke, they were so helpful and pleasant all the time.....
September 5, 2011
Loved the Venus
Everything went off like clockwork- from the booking to the return flight. Another fabulous holiday with thomas Cook.
The venus was everything we'd heard it was going to be. friendly staff; basic, clean rooms; great food and drinks and second to none location.
We spent a lot of time in and around the pool which was of average size with lots of available sunloungers in the sunshine. There were also plenty of beds in a shaded area which was a Godsend at times.
The hotel had a great bar scene at night and the drinks were strong and reasonably priced. We went to the bbq night which was a big hit with tasty food and a really good live singer.
The Venus was down a side street just off the main road which was excellent for a peaceful night's sleep and close enough to the main strip with plenty of restaurants and bars.
We had a brilliant holiday and would definitely recommend this hotel.
September 1, 2011
Venus Hotel again is 5*
2nd time at Venus. Both times was excellent. Staff always helpful. Very relaxing holiday. We really can't fault the Venus. We will be back next year.
Shame about the Thomas Cook flight to Zante. Very delayed and then also another 1 hour on the tarmac. Terrible take off, landing and extreme turbulence - we were given no warning. We sat at the extreme back and staff thought it was hilarious and giggled and told stories to each other of horror stories on planes- not funny at all to a nervous flier. Return flight and crew so much better.
Dispite the flight, a wonderful holiday due to the VENUS.
July 10, 2011