28 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
venus . no thanks
"We are currently at the hotel good points . Some friendly people. Clean hotel nice and central and nice pool area bad points . Arrived room was not ready for hour and half . Rooms very small bathroom door glass you can see through from bed . . Food choice very poor . Salads basic but better than hot food . In fact eating out tonight although restaurant staff pleasant . I stood and waited at bar to be served the other nite whilst three others came in and got served an on looker commented that I must be invisible . I walked out they wont get my custom . Today I realized something from our room was missing we kicked a stink up and suddenly it was found on maids trolly!!!!!! Wont be staying here again heard around the pool others disappointed too "
- Travel date: Thu 31st of October 2013
Venus Hotel Benidorm
"Nice & clean, staff friendly, pool area good, room service good,food is ok ,affordable hotel, in a good location on levante.
Room is a little small and the only fault we could talk about is the bathroom situation, the Toilet/Bathroom is very small and offers minimum privacy as the bathroom door is frosted glass with gaps to side, top & bottom directly opposite the bed nearest to the balcony, this is not very comfortable for the person using the toilet or the other occupant of the room, the hotel is split in half and i am usure what the situation with the bathroom/toilet is in the other half of the hotel. "
- Travel date: Wed 4th of July 2012
" I stayed at the Venus in March 2012, as i could not get back in the Regente,fully booked, but may i say what a nice surprise it was,as a single traveller,i was amazed when i got to my room,i had a DOUBLE bed something you dont expect to get,i had a flat screen TV at no extra cost and i also had a Fridge, i can highly recommend the Venus, the views were great and what can i say about the Hotel, food was brilliant and lots of choice,and it was hot, staff couldnt have been better,and i was over the moon with my room, and the service of the cleaning staff,if you want a holiday with everything at hand, and with NO hidden extras please book at the VENUS, ENTERTAINMENT NEXT DOOR, NIGHT CLUB A FEW MINS AWAY, AND THE BEACH 5MINS WALK DOWN THE ROAD, Trisha"
- Travel date: Tue 26th of June 2012
"This is a very clean hotel,rooms and bathrooms very small, but we only used the rooms to sleep and get changed in, food was as expected, lots of choice, self service buffet style, waiter service for drinks at lunch and dinner time and you pay on leaving the restraunt,self service tea, coffee, juice at breakfast.could do with more lifts as these tend to get quite busy at meal times, we just used the stairs, plenty of sunbeds around the pool although we did get out early in the morning to put our towels on them to get the place by the pool we required so we could watch the kids in the shallow end,Entertainment in the hotel is very spanish orientated,and all the spanish stay in the hotel every night to watch, which to be honest wasnt that great, going out of a night to bars with english entertainment suits us best, bars are really close by with loads of tribute acts on, and shops are very close and the beach is about 5 mins walk. The outdoor market is about 2 mins away and is a great place to visit but be sure to bargain them down.All in all we had a fab holiday and I would and hope to go back to this hotel as it is in a perfect location. :) "
- Travel date: Wed 31st of August 2011
Fantastic - No complaints!
"Arrived at the Hotel late evening and was checked in quickly and was very surprised to learn that a meal had been reserved for us.
This hotel was very nice and clean, with pleasant and helpful staff, even the cleaners were very nice and in general the Hotel was always being cleaned.
The pool was always clean and a very nice life guard was always present, with children, this was very comforting. The Animation Team especially(Eva) was very enthusiastic, funny and always trying to involve the children in activites ie dancing, games, water polo.
The Restaurant was fantastic with a great variety of foods available even for the fussy eaters, and seeing food being cooked such as chicken, steaks, salmon, fish etc was very inviting and also delicious. The Restaurant staff (Austin) was always happy and obliging and made you feel very welcome, with excellent service.
The room, which included a small fridge was adequate, nice and clean with clean towels provided.
The Hotel was in walking distance to the nightlife, which included various bars with tribute bands etc and very suitable for families. Local shops and the market on a Sunday and Wednesday was just around the corner. The Aqua park was fantastic and cost 63 euros for 2 adults and 1 child and only 6 euros in a taxi, so well worth it.
We would definately return to this Hotel and recommend it to our friends!
- Travel date: Fri 12th of August 2011
as good as ever would go back
"went 9th june 2010 for 10 days with jet2.The hotel was clean and the reception staff were always helpful.The bedrooms were cleaned every day with fresh clean towels.The dining room was clean and the staff in the dining room were kept busy clearing the tables and preparing for the next diners.The food was varied and catered for everyones tastes,including a varied salad range.The food was always hot and well cooked.The breakfast were really good,egg,bacon,tomato,sausage,beans,fried bread,also a variety of cereals.Overall the food was excellant.The only let down was the entertainment which was pretty basic,but dont let that many caberet bars close by.If any of you like your bingo then go to J Js opposite the Ambassordor Playa.The bigo book are 2 euros each and the first game is free for about 30 to 50 euros.The main games payed around 10 euros for a line and 30 to 50 euros for the house.Bingo starts at 3pm till around 6pm
John and elizabeth from burnley"
- Travel date: Sun 18th of July 2010
would go back
"was recommended this hotel by a good freind so we thought why not so off we went thus to thus this may as we went in the reception was very freindly from the staff room were a little on the small side so were the bathroom food was very good entertaintment was not bad could have been better the last thing you want to be doing on your hollidays is to start playing bingo an that was on 2 nights out of the 7 all staff in the hotel were very good would recommend to any one an the location to the beach an shops an night life was a 5 mins walk "
- Travel date: Fri 28th of May 2010
Being stranded was a pleasure
"We were moved to this hotel by Thomsons after the volcanic eruption in Iceland,and we could honestly say it was a pleasure. On arrival the reception room was clean and pleasent. Our room was spacious and spotless. In the restaurant there was a wide range of food catering for all tastes and the bar serves a wide range of drinks and snacks at resonable prices . The pool area is clean and spacious with plenty of sunbeds pool tables an entertainment area and a childrens play area. Although this wasnt our choice of holiday accomadation we would gladly return and would highly recommend this hotel to anybody travelling to Benidorm.
- Travel date: Thu 22nd of April 2010
"just back from my second visit. this is a good three star hotel. refurbished rooms , good choice of food. lovely pool with plenty of sun beds and shade around the edge from trees. AND 2 for one drinks at the moment and not the rubbish even includes tea and coffee . very close to show bars easy five minute walk to beach Three other servigroup hotels close by so you can take advantage of their two for ones as well. pool, shuffleboard and games in the day , play area for the kids. Will amke it a third time soon
- Travel date: Fri 19th of June 2009
The Hotel Venus is in an excellent locat...
"The Hotel Venus is in an excellent location, itâs a short walk from the beach, shops and weekly market. It's located in a quiet road yet only about two streets away from the main nightlife strip, although so close we were never kept awake at night.
There are plenty of beds around the pool (though we were not their peak season). There was music played around the pool and an afternoon game of bingo if you wanted to join in but thankfully no pushy reps pressurizing you into joining in any pool games.
The restaurant was Second to None, it was clean the staff worked hard clearing your dishes away between courses and the choice and quality of the food excellent.
I am hoping to return there this summer."
- Travel date: Thu 3rd of January 2008
The Venus has recently been refurbished...
"The Venus has recently been refurbished and can honestly say some of the improvements are worth mentioning.
The dining area is vastly improved from last year but food is still hit and miss. The outside terrace area has been overhauled and now you can get bar service outside, the dracma bar has been enclosed and given a contemporary feel.
The room we stayed in was quite small and on the roadside which made it quite noisy until the early hours has it been a main thoroughfare."
- Travel date: Fri 19th of October 2007
I have been to Benidorm 10+ times over t...
"I have been to Benidorm 10+ times over the last 20 years and this one was by far the best time, simply because the hotel was excellent.
There's a lot of the big hotels in Benidorm that are clean and the staff is friendly but they always have a complaint about food, well where can I start.
The food here was fantastic. I counted 14 different fish types while I was there and 3 different meats every night as well as the a different regional cuisine dish.
Honestly it was like dining at a 5 star restaurant every night.
The pool area is great plenty of beds for everyone in a really good sun trap. The destination is also good in an ideal location for everything.
When I go back to Benidorm I will definitely be going back to the Venus."
- Travel date: Fri 21st of September 2007