I love this hotel!!! This is my 7th time back to this hotel and everyone there is like family now. I cannot express how nice it is to return somewhere and people actually remember you and greet you with such happy smiley faces and go out of their way to make sure that your holiday will be one of the bests you have been on.
Since my last visit to the hotel they have recently put in some water slides which are fantastic fun for children and adults! If you are concerned about swimming of the depth of the water when you come down the slides, you need not worry as it is quite shallow. You must try them, they are a laugh!
I must say that I was a little dissapointed with the gardens of the hotel as usually the grass is a lush green and there is always a gardener tending to the gardens but this time the grounds were patchy, some of the bushes were overgrown and it just looked a little tired. But I am not going to say it ruined my holiday as it didn't, just more of an observation.
The food is still of a good standard from previous times that I have been there and there is always something to eat, even for the most fussier of eaters. Even at busy times there was enough food to go around and the chefs made sure that the dishes were regularly replaced. There is also an Italian and Tunisian restaurant and although I didn't go on this visit on previous visits the food was fantastic and is well worth a visit. Just speak to the reception about how to book into the restaurants.
The rooms are still the same, a little tired and dated but then who goes on holiday to spend their holiday in the room?!! It was comfortable and the maids always did a great job with cleaning the rooms. The air conditioning worked great in the room I had, but I know a few people that problems with theirs but if you just speak to reception they will be more than happy to fix the problem.
So now to the animation team....well what can I say!!! They just make the holiday!!! They work so hard to make sure that everyone is having a good time and to entertain the people. Slim, Smiley, Samuel, Robbie (Ruby), Joe (Christian Grey of Tunisia), Emily and of course Titi, I want to thank you all for making my holiday such fun. Every night there is a show and they work so hard and each time I have seen the show they get better each time and work on how they could make it better. The only thing wrong with the animation team is the manager...Ramsey. For those who have been here before will understand what I am on about. But this man is what spoils the animation team, he is rude, does nothing apart from tell the boys off for having fun and his way of communicating with the guests (unless of course your blonde/brown with a tiny figure and not with a man) is nodding, he never speaks to anyone and almost appears to go out of his way to not speak to people! I did speak to him on this holiday and he told me that all English are the same and hate him...well Ramsey if you are reading this perhaps the reason why you think people hate you is because you make absolutely no effort whatsoever to speak to anyone and just walk around looking like you own the place!!!! When Ramsey first started he was quite nice and did sit and speak to people like the rest of the animation team but not now... however the good thing is if you are planning to go to this hotel he is leaving (and have been told this by Ramsey himself) and hopefully a previous manager will be returning called Sam who was absolutely fantastic, so hopefully the entertainment will be even better and with a few new shows as well.
There is a nightclub in the hotel too which is open until 1am and has quite good music being played by the DJ Bouma. There is a bar there which is also included in the all-inclusive. Now I got quite angry at a few guests whilst in the club, when you have been to the hotel quite a few times you get a red band (otherwise you get a blue band) and quite a few times after closing time people were coming in demanding drinks and when told no they were saying because they have a red band they should be allowed one. I am sorry but this is not on! Rules are rules and if the bar staff are caught serving after closing time they will get sacked...just because you have a red band does not mean your VIP. In future get to the bar before closing time and order a few drinks!
On Friday nights the animation team did a little mini van to the local night club for all those who want to go and it is well worth it. It only cost 1 dinar to go and entry to the club is free. It is quite a good night out and you have are in safe hands with the animation team and will make sure nothing happens to you.
All the people working at the hotel from the receptionists (especially Malek), the bar staff, the chefs, the waitors, the henna guys (Ali and Aymen), the pool guys, the animation team, the maids, the gardeners, the DJ....absolutely everyone in the hotel are fantastic and work so so hard and make the hotel what it is. Thank you everyone for making another fantastic holiday for me and see you all soon! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The all-inclusive Hotel Dessole Riviera is located in a splendid environment, just 250 meters from the beach and feature beautiful and elegant 4-star accommodation. All of the hotel's rooms and suites are well furnished, stylishly decorated and equipped with modern en suite facilities. You are sure to enjoy a view from your room of the swimming pool, the verdant garden or the sea. For meals and drinks Hotel Dessole Riviera Resort features 4 restaurants and a selection of bars. Enjoy international and local cuisine and a variety of drinks, cocktails and wines. The hotel is located in Port El Kantaoui just short walk from marina and near a 36-hole golf course and the famous Sousse Medina. Hotel Rooms: 295 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Caribbean Village Riviera