Stayed here with my hub in April 2013. Had a few days of cold weather which was annoying. Stayed here 4 or 5 nights had a room bang dot in the middle of the hotel 6th floor I think with amazing views of the pool and beach and sea, much like in the pictures.
Hotel lobby and entrance was grand and nice. Food was plentiful and lots of variety, being a muslim country the food was halal so great for us. We were half board so paid for soft drinks which were okay and water also couple of quid. Good stuff to eat, nice desserts and ice cream.
Sousse itself is a historical city, went to the madina, walked around, prayed in the old mosque, walked around the ribat, there were other things to do, but couldnt be bothered. Did a spot of shopping fairly cheap. Went by metro train (i think) as there are 2 train stations, one day went to Monastir, well worth a visit, nice things to see, short walk from station takes 45 mins to get there costs £3-4 return pp. One day went to El Djem the old roman ampitheatre, took about 1 hour and 15, well worth it, went morning at 8.30 and took the 12.30 or 12.45 train back, think trains are limited but cheapest way to do it again it cost £4-5 pp return. Had to change at a station on the way Kala Sagira I think and literally walk across the platform down the tunnel over to the other side for another train. Did same on way back. Got back safely without any issues. You can strike deals with taxi drivers to take you there too, dont know how much it is probably £30-50? Taxis outrside the hotel are a rip off, get one further down the street. Taxis should be metered although they almost always hide this, make sure you dont pay more than couple quid if going to the madina. I suppose in nice weather walking along the promenade would be nice. We took the noddy train from town centre to Port El Kantaoi which was a nice new marina area with shops. Was freezing cold that day. If you want hot weather go after May, end April half the days there we were wrapped up in jackets. Spent last 2 days in Yasmine Hammamet, thank god the weather was hot then. Also took mainline train there, easy to get to takes hour and way much cheaper than taxi.. Can also take train to Tunis city although we didnt. Overall good place to visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set among a realm of palm trees right on the edge of the most beautiful beaches in Tunisia, the Riadh Palms is located at the heart of Sousse. It is a 4 star-hotel where tradition, luxury and technology all come together to create a relaxed atmosphere.In order to make the most out of your holiday, many services and facilities are at your reach: a heated indoor pool and a large exterior pool, a sauna, a fitness center, a Spa center, a beauty salon, restaurants, bars with one near the pool & beach, a snack bar, a coffee and tea lounge, a night-club and a shopping gallery. ... more less
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