|Beautiful interior of the Venecia|
But for the millions of holiday makers that flock to Benidorm year after year, the Servigroup chain rates highly - at the beginning of the month the Venus Hotel was awarded with a certificate of excellence by Jet2 Holidays for customer satisfaction for 2012. It is certainly a very popular choice and ideally located in the centre - close to both the nightlife and weekly market.
However, many hotels have closed up for the winter season, as they do every year and will re-open in the Spring just before Easter. The hoteliers in Benidorm were trying to put pressure on the council to petition the Government to reduce the IVA rate to 4% over the low season, which they said would enable some of them to keeps their doors open during this period. This would in turn benefit everyone and keep many local people in work too - obviously this will not happen this year but perhaps something worth pursuing for next year and beyond.
New casino on its way