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“Merry Christmas” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Dessole Riviera
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   BP 55, Port El Kantaoui 4089, Tunisia   |  
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Ranked #11 of 37 hotels in Port El Kantaoui
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“Merry Christmas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Riviera 23rd to 30 December 2012 after being changed at the last minute. I was very dubious when I arrived but all my worries were soon put to rest by the very helpful staff. The Hotel, staff & regular visitors made for a lovely Christmas & I am considering going back next year.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

went to this hotel, for the new year, but not through choice, we where moved there due the our hotel being close. (abou sofiane)
the hotel itself was quite clean and our rooms looked after.
but if it had'nt been for a few freinds staying with us we would have been bored silly.
the new year banquit was very nice ,the only time we had something decent to eat,i lived on panini's all week ,thank god for the pool bar food there was so much better.
as for the drinks, we were told they used the cheepest of the cheap spirits and then it was watered down, just lucky i bought duty free to drink.
the entertainment was none existant all they did was walk around all day.
we tried the disco at night but soon left back and dismal went to matalica instead much better music and the drinks where ok to.

this might seem i'am moaning on abit ,but thats how bad it was there.
its a pitty cos its a clean hotel.

Room Tip: pool view is best
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

yes there was problems the first week of our holiday but jennifer our holiday rep sorted it out and everything went back to normal i carnt really fault the hotel because they have always been very good with me as im disabled i have been commin to this hotel for many years yes the christmas gala this year was not up to standard like last year but the new year gala was amazing thank u sallah u did a good job as the animation manager sam would be proud of you and the annimation team done so well as usual see u all in may xx

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

is the worst new year gala in my life .the animation staff very poor.it was ridiculous . we left the hotel just after 22 hours befor midnight my wife she was very apsyt that night. but the foof was very good and the staff in restaurant very nice i tried to talk to the customer service manager she was not helpful .told me that many ladys the liked themanimation staff.they spoiled my night i will never go again to this hotel and it not a 4 STAR IS 3 STAR ONLY

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Went on the 19th for a week all inclusive to this hotel ,weather was good all week .food in hotel was below average for first 3 days ,you will not go hungry but it was the same food served nearly every night .the food did pick up near the end of the holiday .the drink is a disgrace imo .you will not get drunk .probably the weakest drink ive ever had on holiday .rooms were nice and cleaned every day .cracks on a lot of the tiles in the bathroom though .christmas gala meal i must say the hotel did make an effort for this although it tgook nearly an hour between each course .a lot of guests i spoke to who have been going for years said this year the food and drink was the worst they have seen .met some great people at the hotel who made the holiday a great week ,billy and bernie were really funny ,derick was a pleasure to meet and jean and arthur ,jean is knitter44 on tripadvisor and is the funniest person we have ever met ,never a dull moment when jean is around and kept us entertained all week.ive never laughed so much for ages .made the holiday worth it .for what we paid 300 each it was a shame about the food and the very poor drink.it has not put us off kantaoui but i would say pay the extra 20 pound each and go to an iberostar .,much better hotels .staff in the hotels were brilliant .

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

after arriving at abou sofaine and being totally disappointed. we moved to the Riviera which is a really good hotel.
Food great staff very friendly nothing too much trouble. Rooms kept very clean every day with fresh towels. Entertainment in the hotel is great with a great bunch of people with good shows and entertainment for the kids. animation include SLIM,HELMI,SMILEYMEHD,AMEL,SARAH. Who all put on good shows and look after the kids in the kids club.Will come back again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Hotel very nice. Food good but very disappointed with animation. Same thing every night "yawn yawn" 7 nights deffinately long enough. If they learned something new instead of trying to get off with the guests it might be bearable

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Dessole Riviera

Address: BP 55, Port El Kantaoui 4089, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Sousse Governorate > Port El Kantaoui
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#7 Family Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#10 Luxury Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Dessole Riviera 4*
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