On arrival at Kuriat Palace we were given a twin room as i forgot to book a room with a double bed. I asked to change rooms but as it was late i was told that tommorow we could change. The Receptionist showed us to our room. I was reasonably happy with the room apart from the shower holder being broken. In The morning i asked to change rooms and we were given another room straight away. We were given a family room at no extra cost and believe me it was Huge and we were very happy with the room.
The bed was huge..we had sofas...a dining table.a balcony..although t.v was tiny.
I have no complaints with the room it was cleaned everyday although they seem to change the towels late in the afternoon and not when the room is cleaned. The air con worked well and there was an empty fridge. No tea making facilities but we were aware of this and brought our own travel kettle and cups. The view was ok. Could have been much better if the gardens were better looking.
The major problem with the hotel is the food! the same thing everyday and no flavour and ingredients were not of good qaulity. We spoke to many guest and made friends and i would say 90% agreed with the food problem. The queues for eggs or omlettes were not at all bad however the omlettes were a joke....just plain even if u ask for something to be added they look at you like your mad..waiter service is hit and miss...sometimes u may get the napkin sometimes you may have a table cover and sometimes you may even get a clean table its kinda like that. The waiters rarely ask if your enjoying your meal im sure they know its because your not enjoying. on the other hand the People complaining about the waiters english levels make me laugh i mean the country is arabic and speaks french....do ou expect a tunisian person to compain that we dont speak arabic or french...dont be so arrogant....
We also found the lighting in the hotel poor they did not switch on the ceiling lights and this made for a dim light. Another major thing was the swimming pools. Outdoor pool - Spacious but very cold.....Indoor Pool - advertised as heated and i can assure you it was freezing cold.....Jacuzzi - first time was fine second and third time.....my eyes were on fire as i was not the only one to realise the bleach was way too much u could smell it and it burned ur eyes...it has also whitened my shorts! The Spa ....Not bad....not good but price is reasonable....we had the full service and my wife is a beautician but even i could tell these people are not the best trained in the world. Even so i recommend the seaweed and Hammam but dont bother with anything else. I also got my haircut in the hotel...WOOPS...big mistake.
The Hotel also needs renovation as most people have said it is outdated and i dont know if its the solution they use to clean but it kinda smells.
The staff themselves are absolutely fine...helpful and friendly
the tunisian people are crazy and will try all sorts of tricks to get your money....some people find this very annoying....but not me. The world would be a boring place if we were all alike...you need to be firm and have your wits about you but also enjoy the experience.
The beach is just beautiful...im half mauritian...ive lived in mauritius for 3 years and the sand on the beach at monastir was incredibly soft and pure. The water was very clear too however i found it a little bit cold but im used to the warmer waters of mauritius.
We did not pay for sunbeds or matresses...we went parasailing which was nice and wasnt to expensive.
The activities and evening entertainment was very good.
We also tried the chica but the lights kept going out ...some sort of electrical problem.
Dont get me wrong i loved Tunisia...Liked the poeple....Loved My hotel room itself.
But the food was sooooo bad its incredible. I can live with the out of date decor and the hit and miss waiter service but the food was way below what you expect from a 4 star.
Buy your spirits duty free if you like a drink as 2 red label whisky costs £7
Beer is not so expensive and nice too around £1.40
We stayed at Kuriat palace for 7 days .....ate twice next door...incredible food and hotel...but expensive at £35 for two plus drinks
We spent one night in another hotel.
We ate dinner twice at the Kuriat both times was horrible.
And had around 4 Breakfasts at the Kuriat...again horrible.
My advice is Go to a newly built hotel dont go here it has a bad reputation for food and its very true......i read the reviews and it was worse than i had anticipated.
Do a desert Safari it was amazing but tiring.
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- Also Known As:
- Kuriat Palace Monastir
- Kuriat Palace Hotel Monastir