We visited tunisia for the first time at the end of October 2012, we stayed for 10 nights and it just wasnt long enough. We were really lucky with the weather with only 2 cloudy days and no rain. I wouldnt advise tunisia at this time of year if you are a hardcore sunbather as the sun cools off at around 2-3 pm.
The hotel grounds were really nice and the reception is grand with beautiful marble floors and large chandeliers. We stayed in the new block with a sea/pool view room. When we first arrived we were placed in an old block with a view of the car park. However after speaking to reception about changing our room they let us view a number of rooms until we found one we were happy with. we only paid a small extra charge for a sea view room.
The room was large with a large bed & bathroom, the balcony was also huge. There was plenty of wardrobe space. it was modern and very clean. we were really impressed with the room after reading some bad reviews on here. The only problem was that the air con was not very powerful so i got really hot during the night and on a morning. The bath plug also lets the water out when you have a bath, the maintenence man came but couldnt fix the problem so we end up sticking toilet roll around the plug which helped keep the water secure.
The pool was a good size although i think in high season this would be too small. The loungers were comfortable.
The food was very nice and there was a lot of choice however they could do with labelling all the food as some is served without labels and it is difficult to know what it is. The wine was nice compared to some all inc hotels iv stayed in in the past, the beer was also good. We didnt try any spirits apart from 2 cocktails at the beach which were really strong and too sweet (not nice).
The Spa on the hotel grounds is amazing definately worth a day trip for some wonderful and wacky treatments.
The staff were very friendly & most did not expect a tip. The reception bent over backwards to find us a nice room.
Its worthwhile getting out and about to see some history and culture. The market at sousse is definatly worth a visit..great leather bags and some really good fakes although you need to be prepared to bahtar the price down alot. We also did the sahara desert trip which was amazing although there is alot of time driving around in a coach. The zulu trip is also really good, if you tip the zoo staff they will let you feed the animals.
The beach was nice just outside the hotel however as you walked further along it did become slightly dirty but not enough to put you off going for a walk.
All in all we had an amazing holiday..its not like a 5 star you may see in america or europe but it is a very good standard for northern africa. Plus a holiday is what you make of it :) Will definately being going back to Tunisia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Partially renovated in winter 2007/8 * 3 km from Port El Kantaoui * Located on the beach * Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach * 5-story building * 14 km from the center of Sousse * 200 m from various shops * 23 km from Monastir airport * 200 m from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa, Amex ... more less
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- Imperial Marhaba