Just returned from a lovely 10 days on an all-inclusive basis. Good sized room with queen size bed, we did not get a sea view but this was not a problem. When the maid cleaned the room it was spotless and she always created swans etc using the towels, or left petals on the bed, which was a nice little touch.
Excellent choice of food in the main restaurant, for breakfast, lunch and evening dinner. The evening dinner is first or second sitting (6.30-8pm or 8.30-10pm) and you are allocated a table for your stay which is very nice as you get to know your waiter very well by the end of your stay. On the last night our waiter decorated our table with flowers and petals which was a lovely touch.
Food is also available at the pool bar from 10-5pm. The beach bar is not included in the all-inclusive and as no-one was using it for this reason they have now shut it which was a little disappointing, but you can go to the pool bar or main restaurant. Also the piano bar is not included in the all-inclusive so this is empty most nights.
There are 2 fixed menu restaurants, an italian and a tunisian restaurant, we visited the italian restaurant and it has a more intimate feel to it due to its small size. The menu is very similar to the main restaurant apart from the main course which is either a chicken or fish dish.
There is a new spa and fitness centre, we had a look round and it was very nice, but we decided not to to use the facilities. If you do want to use a gym during your stay there is one in the main hotel which is free to use or there is one in the new spa and fitness centre which has a charge of i think £15 for 45mins, so i'd recommend using the free one in the hotel.
The pool hosts a variety of activities during the day such as water polo, aqua aerobics etc and so can get busy in the afternoon, but they are usually held at one end of the pool. There are many activities to take part in should you want to and the entertainment team work extremely hard and are very friendly guys. The evening entertainment was variable, but the entertainment team did try to accommodate different tastes and nationalities.
We visited the marina at Port El Kantaoui, a taxi cost £2.50 each way. You do get alot of shop owners trying to get you to enter their shop but a polite no thank you usually stops them, but it can be quite daunting at first as they do it at every shop you pass.
Overall we were extremely impressed with the hotel and what it has to offer, the food is the best i've experienced so far in an all-inclusive hotel. If you have children they have an excellent kiddies club and they will love the beach, which is always cleaned and tidied every morning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Partially renovated in winter 2007/8 * 3 km from Port El Kantaoui * Located on the beach * Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach * 5-story building * 14 km from the center of Sousse * 200 m from various shops * 23 km from Monastir airport * 200 m from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa, Amex ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Imperial Marhaba