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Hotel Dessole Riviera
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Port El Kantaoui | Sousse, Port El Kantaoui 4089, Tunisia   |  
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Ranked #9 of 32 Hotels in Port El Kantaoui
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Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
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“Returning!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I am pleased to say that we have just booked to return to this hotel again in August by asking the family which hotel they liked best(we have been to about 6 ).The ovrwelming result was Riviera as we had such a good time.The Riviera is not the poshest we have stayed in,but we were made so welcome,and the staff and entertainment team were second to none. Such a friendly relaxed time was had by all. Nice clean,insect free,and something for everyone at the buffet meals. One tip I would pass on:" if you arrive in the night as we did,try to purchase bottle of water at the airport" as no water in room,and we were "gagging" for water,as it was so hot.

Room Tip: Take bottled water(purchase on plane)if you arrive early hours!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Leigh On Sea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went to the Hotel Riviera in the Feb half term (17th-24th Feb 2013) and we have to admit how CLEAN, WARM, FRIENDLY AND ACCOMMODATING ALL THE STAFF WERE.
Was upgraded to a suite room on request, the food was a delight and a change EVERY day, huge variety of choice, drinks (All inclusive) wide range from local beers, wine and spirits, bar staff mention to Maraquan (Pleasure meeting you buddy) also to JOE (Entertainment team, pleasure to have met you).
Perfect location, away from Sousse but close enough to get too. Beach was lovely white sands, clear blue waters and thats in the winter! Rooms were clean, spacious and NO problems with belongings as it has a safe in the room.
Indoor swimming pool, sauna (Have to pay)...
Outdoor Golf, Tennis, Table Tennis, animation team creating a fun entertaining evenings.
If there is ANYWHERE you wish to go to in Tunisia that is a perfect location, All Inclusive with a warm, friendly atmosphere, The Hotel Riviera is for you and your family.
Also a mention with regards to the 'Sahara Explorer trip' 2day excursion, AN ABSOLUTE MUST AND A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE
Scott and Gemma (London, UK)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

right just to state i love the hotel and staff,and the area with things to do,great.but must be honest on my trip at xmas,this was my 4th time at christmas and new year spent at the hotel, each time booked with tomas cook,.
flight great,no delay,transfer from enfidha 30-40 mins so great again, once at the hotel got of the bus to be greeted by no recepetion staff, waited 5 mins then henry spoted we were waiting,easy form to fill for room ect, i emailed the hotel 6 weeks before asking for same rooms as previous year but not avilable so offered another much smaller room, were 2 adults 1 10yrs son, sofa hard bed,twin bed,no good,back to recep, 2nd room, no bed for child, back again, 3rd room,same as the first high hard set small sofa bed,for 2 weeks,no way, on the 4th room offered,it had twin beds,and 3rd bed,made up,with fruit in room and fridge, finally great,what weve had on other trips. finally get unpacked,enjoy our holls. our 1st week was spoilt alittle because as returning guests we know the standard it has been in the past,so when the food wasnt up to standard and the very watered down drinks werent even starting to get you tipsy,we knew something was wrong,in all,at christmas the past guest who retune year on year now amount to about 60,and we all werent happy,so we talked to our lovely tomas cook rep jennifer,she sorted out the food within a day,then 2 days later,the bar got a suprise visit, hyprestoe, that night the drinks were normal sprits and strenght, whoppie,we finaly got what we paid for. from that week on it was fantastic, the food,drinks,entertainment,staff, attmostfear in the hotel all seamed to lift,and a fantastic time was had, the gala nights at xmas and new year were fab. great food,and staff worked so hard.
the hotel is clean,and is always having something done to inprove it for guests, it had some new slides fitted and smaller pool in summer, these waterslides are great fun,only turned on for an hour or so a day winter,as exspensive to run and not as busy so not in so much use,indoor pool great again,really warm,and now benifits from a steamroom also new.big hello and thank you to mimi and farrah, adam(monistar) for making me laugh every day,your a star in a cape. and of course the new animation team manager,sallah,once we got to know you alittle,we enjoyed your shows,aswell as your staff,helmi,smiley,slim,medi,joe,and the lovely ladies sarah and amel. hopfully return to you soon xx

Room Tip: pool view,top floor,
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

had a great time at The Riviera, just a week away in Feb., Hotel very quiet as expected. Hotel lovely and clean, great choice of food. Normally stay at Abou Sofiane, but that was closed for a refurb. Would happily stay at The Riviera again. Had a great time at the disco with Smiley, got some great memories of my times there.

Room Tip: we had 451 & 452, great views of the sea
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Just back from Hotel Riviera my eighth time in two years and as good as ever, although weather was not good travelling on my own still had a good break, food was very good and superb deserts staff oh so friendly go out of their way to help. This is the friendliest hotel I have ever stayed in, in my thirty years going to Tunisia.............a special thank you to Smiley, Joe and Sarah part of the animation team who entertained us, they do such a good job work hard and are great guys.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Fantastic hotel have returned many times, staff friendly and you are made very welcome. The pool is one of the best I have used and the hotel is situated on the beach (short walk) with its own beach hut serving good food. Walk into the port from the hotel it takes about 10 mins and completely safe

Room Tip: Air con is the only down fall needs updating
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here july 2012 , staff so helpful beautiful hotel lots to do and lots to do outside of thomsons. Only thing that was a bit crap was that we couldnt get drunk not even tipsy and the food was always the same the Italian resturant was lovely though

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Port El Kantaoui | Sousse, Port El Kantaoui 4089, Tunisia
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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 Family Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#7 Spa Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#8 Luxury Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#10 Romantic Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Dessole Riviera 4*
Number of rooms: 295
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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