My partner and I stayed here in September 2012 and had a fantastic time. We went half board with Thomas Cook which meant our breakfast or lunch was included and then dinner in the evening. We had to pay for our drinks but we didnt mind (probably would have taken more advantage of the poolside waiter service if we had chosen all inclusive!)
The hotel itself was lovely, very friendly and welcoming staff upon arrival, our room was clean and comfortable with a balcony and amazing views out to the marina- there was a bottle of rose wine waiting to greet us on arrival too
There was always plenty of choice of food, however we found a lot of the buffet food to be quite bland. Top Tip: always go for whatever they are making fresh on the grill. In the evenings it was often fish or steak. Anything from the grill always tasted amazing, the desserts are to die for too.
The pool area is beautiful with plenty of space and free sunbeds,we always used the little pool tucked away from the main pool as this was quieter and a real suntrap.
The hotel has its own private beach which was always kept clean. The only thing is the beach is about a 10-15 min walk from the hotel. Get there early if you want a sunbed and try the tuktuk bus from the hotel, its fun to ride and just takes 5 minutes to drive to the beach.
Get used to tipping, one Dinar is only about 20p but goes a long way and the Tunisians do rely on tips as part of their income. We found Tunisia to be a lovely country and the people as a whole are very friendly. Dont be put off by some of the reviews saying they got abuse from shopkeepers etc. We found a firm but polite No thankyou worked fine and if you feel hassled just walk away. At the marina there are some 'fixed price' shops so if you dont like haggling then they are your best bet for souveneirs.
Definutely do some of the excursions on offer they are a great way to see the country particularly African Dream and Sahara Explorer, where you see the colosseum and go for a camel trek through the Sahara(take water, wear trousers or longer shorts and dont forget your camera for the unbelievable views!) Its a long journey with an overnight hotel stay but well worth it as you see and do so much in just two days. There are plenty of stops so you never feel cooped up on the coach, it is well air-conditioned and comfortable. The tour guide was excellent aswell, so informative about the country and culture.
Overall this was an amazing holiday and we would definitely come back to Hotel Kanta.
- Also Known As:
- Kanta Hotel Port El Kantaoui
- Kanta Hotel Tunisia
- Hotel Kanta Tunisia