Venus Beach Hotel Paphos Cyprus.
Sited between two huge areas of barren and rocky ground, there is no way on earth that this hotel is 5 star. How they wangled this classification is beyond me.
One only needs to visit neighbouring 4 and 5 star hotels to see the difference. This place only just about merits 4 star, and is less good than local 3 star hotels where we have stayed.
The builder should have been shot for not finishing it off.
The bedroom too was shabby, with one poor quality wardrobe door literally hanging off its slide rail. We also copped for a tree outside our window completely blocking our side sea view. No other rooms were offered. No refund was negotiated.
The grassy sunbed area of the garden was threadbare, sloped steeply and in many places was covered in litter - ...
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It had no beach, just a rocky outcrop. Perhaps it should be rebranded Venus Rocky Outcrop Hotel.
There were no tea/coffee making facilities in the bedroom.
There is even a notice on the minibar door that they would charge one pound per day per article found inside the minibar not put there by the hotel. I.e. if you fancied keeping an apple cool, and you were caught, it cost you a CY pound. How mean and low is that?
Prices charged by the hotel for every day things like refreshments were indecent.
The bus service to Paphos or Coral Bay was very poor. Because nearest bus stops to the hotel are at the mid-point of each bus route the buses were very often full up by the time they went by, and would therefore not stop to let you on. They only come along every 20 minutes, so if 4 on the trot fail to stop you tend to be rather unhappy.
Breakfast was generally pretty good.
Dinner was supposed to be attended by people wearing smart casual. This was not adhered to by the various oiks who opted for the vest-tattoo-and shorts look.
Dinner was always the same but called something different each night. The soup was poor, followed by a good salad, followed by hot meats and very few vegetables often served at lukewarm temperature. Paradise for haters of chips. Not one served all fortnight. The deserts were always first class.
The only other aspect of the hotel one could call first class was its swimming pool.
Would I stay here again? I should live that long!
Tour Operator: whitehall leisure