Travel Blogs from Benidorm
We have finally arrived at our destination and are now enjoying an evening on the terrace in Casa Verde! So far we have settled in, unpacked, spotted some geckos and mountain goats and began to think about our exciting plans for the next fortnight! Tomorrow we are all looking forward to starting off our sun tans in the sun of ...
Final full day in Alicante region. A nice relaxed start to the day with a visit to Benidoleig municipal swimming pool, which was modern and had a sort of garden area with trees for shade. Ali, Sue and I spent a couple of hours there topping up our tans then we all drove South to Calpe for a seafood lunch. Calpe is a largish town with some pretty beaches a lots of high rise ...
... time via the road that kept us close to the beachfront, which took a bit longer but allowed us to take in the sights. It was pretty windy on the beach so we were all gently exfoliated by the fine, wind-blown sand in a pleasant way; the wind keeping us a bit cooler in the blazing heat. A simple picnic kept us going and late in the afternoon, slightly battling the wind, we packed up and made for home. After freshening up we took a drive through the local mountains, via ...
Nice slow start to the day. Freshly squeezed orange juice made from local oranges with fresh mango and pineapple, with croissant, jam and coffee. Heaven! Shortly after we headed to a local bodega to taste some wine. Then had a coffee in the pretty vine covered garden of a local restaurant. I do like Spanish coffee. Back to Casa Cronk to pack a picnic then off to their 'private' beach ...
... in the mountains. We all got into the open Jeep which was great of course and drove to a spot where we met to follow Koen and Anja and 3 dogs to the mountain they wanted to buy to start some kind of park with Hobbit-houses. The other couple Aaf, Kees-Jaap and their son Dennis followed us. Beautiful mountain roads of course so it was real great to drive there ! We walked 15 min with all our cool boxes and chairs and found a nice spot in the shade where we stopped ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Servigroup Venus Benidorm
Not sure about the Venus
Mum and Dad, my four year old daughter, my partner and I stayed at the Venus in Mid June 2004. The hotel itself was lovely, with excellent pool facilities and a lovely bar. The rooms are above average and are cleaned on a very regular basis. A tip, if like me you need constant air con, is to hire a fridge which then allows you the luxury of leaving the air con on when you're out. Coming back to a cool room is priceless.
Unlike other hotels you could always be guaranteed a sun lounger and as the pool area is first class, trust me you will spend some time there. The bar has a big screen tv which kept the guys happy as they ensconced themselves in Euro 2004. The staff are all very willing to help, with the exception of the reception staff who are often surly. Julian on reception however is really nice. Foodwise it's a bit hit and miss. A lot of the same stuff is dished up day in day out and at breakfast make sure your sausages are thoroughly cooked. If like us you're panging for a chinese you can get a three course meal for 3.50 Euro in a number of restaurants close to the hotel.
For kids, the entertainment wasn't up to much, no kids clubs or anything at the Venus. The night time entertainment often doesn't begin until around 11pm, so it's often quite quiet. For families try Panchos just down to the right of the hotel on the corner. Phil the clown will keep the kids entertained whilst you enjoy a drink. Honestly one of the best and cheapest nights you'll have.
Make sure you check out Aqualandia and Terra Mitica and ask for discount vouchers when you eat out at cafes and the like. Benidorm is a brilliant place with loads to keep you occupied, but next time I won't be staying full board and I doubt if I'd stay at the Venus again.
Best hotel in Benidorm
With reference to the Communal Areas of the Venus being full of smoke. I must STRONGLY disagree. There is a small NO SMOKING area of the Lounge outside the lifts. The downstairs Bar also has a NO Smoking Area.
Little bit disappointed but couldn't really complain
Arrived at the Venus and was immediately struck by the amount of smoking in the communal areas, this became a serious problem during our stay, felt like we sometimes had to walk through a fog to get out. Rooms were very clean but small wouldn't recomend trying to get three beds in but the maid service was excellent. Food was nice but beware if travelling with children or fussy eaters there was a lack of pizza or some other similar option at night. Loved the afternoon tea and the staff were all friendly and service was excellent. Good entertainment programme and location and a very nice pool area if a little cold at this time of year. Hotel popular with returning guests but the smoking would keep us away.
Recommend the Venus Hotel
Stayed at the Venus from 23 - 27 March 2004 during my first trip abroad.
The hotel impressed us from the moment we walked through the front door. The room and food were excellent and catered for our various tastes.
My partner and myself were among the few couples under 50years old, but that did not bother us in the slightest.
The only major complaint we both had is that we could only have a cup of tea at breakfast!
Great Short Stay
Arranged a 3 day trip to suprise our parents which we booked flight/Hotel on internet!Every part of the trip was perfect including The Venus staff being kind enough to put us next door to our suprised Mum and Dad. The Food was as good as any 5star Hotel with the beauty of a fantastic choice (Although you always get one) The Music for the dances is lovely, both within the Hotel and the attached Dragma Bar - A good Night was had by all! I can see the attaction of all the guest who visit time after time although not sure why they all love Benidorm with such a passion - other than the short flights and 1Euro a drink.
Listed as ***? - Felt like *****!! A great Hotel
Jan/Feb 2004 - Our first visit to Benidorm. Very impressed with the town, local bus & train services (and their prices!) and how the whole area is set up and caters for those 'less mobile', out of season. The Venus Hotel? - what can I say? - Fantastic! Very efficiently run and extremely friendly staff throughout. Would recommend it to anybody.
A very special thanks to Augustin, his hard working restaurant staff and those behind the scenes who created such an imaginative and varied range of delicacies to tempt us 3 times day. On top of these we enjoyed special evenings - Italian, Thai, Spanish, Russian ...etc. - the only thing I missed was wholemeal bread to toast at breakfast time! If we ever return, we will definitely choose the 'Venus'.
Two (still mobile) UK 'pensionistas'.
The Venus for me
My Wife and I have been making Benidorm our first holiday of the year for yonks, we make the Venus our regular hotel in all these years we have never had any cause to complain, in fact we are have booked again for June 2004. the management and staff I would say are exceptional.the location is spot on , I may add we are both elderly not yet on zimma frames tho.if you are considering going to benidorm the venus is the one but book early have a great holiday.
Love the hotel
Been to the Hotel Venus three times and every time just gets better. This yr went August 2nd for eleven nights, my husband and i picked the Venus again, as we took our seven month old daughter with us, and we know every thing about the hotel is great! The food is excellent, our daughter loved it especially the pasta and deserts. The waiting staff are all the same from the first time we went in 2000, they all remember who you are, and every time we came down for a meal they had a high chair waiting for us at the same table. Love the Hotel and would recommend it to anyone.
Venus Hotel July 2003
Hi,Just back from the Venus Hotel. The Venus Hotel is a very clean well mentained Hotel, the staff are nice, the food very tasty although the choice was not that great, they mostly catered for the Spanish. We eat out alot, theres a great resturant just round the corner called the Magic Roundabout it was great, and a long the road from that their is a great Indian Resturant. The Hotel next to us was called the Barcelo Pueblo, this hotel was fantastic, when I return to Benidorm this is the hotel I would stay in, the pool was great the staff were really nice, Entertainment was fantastic, lots to do at this Hotel. The resort of Benidorm was great I will definately return, the pubs are great music fantastic, I would give Benidorm 10/10.
Loved every miute
just come back, this was the sixth time, food is excellent. rooms are lovely, staff are pleasant, its central for all entertainment, and Benidorm is a wow of a place, gosh, you'll love it, roll on 2004 holidays. Alan Watson