We stayed here for the last week in October. On arrival we were told that the rooms were not ready which at 3:30am was a bit annoying!! however we went down to the night club to wait and were given sandwiches and plenty of drinks so we were happy. When we did get our room it was clean and tidy and the maid service came everyday, it was spotless!! Mealtimes were a bit hectic at the start of the week but i found that if you queue other people follow your lead. the food was lovely, we were never hungry and there was lots of choice. At 4pm they did pancakes on the terrace!! very yummy. Breakfast is a bit strange they have sausage and egg but its not quite the same as at home!! however they have a lovely selection of pan au chocolat, brioche and croissants. The a la carte meal was not brilliant, but you can always go back to the main restaurant after if you dont like the food. Drinks were not the best as tunisian alcohol is quite week however my boyfriend said the beer was good. if you want glasses you had to tip, otherwise you got plastic cups but the guy at the small pool bar was really nice and always gave us glasses. The pools and beach are really clean and you could always get a sunbed. They charge 20 Dinar deposit for towels from the hotel so i would take your own. The spa was lovely. i had the Tunisian equivalent of a turkish bath and a massage. Very good value for money as it would've cost double what i paid for that in the UK. Staff are ok. Some are really polite but others are just miserable!! They do seem to favor the German and French guests but i do think that this is because they speak those languages better. If you make an effort they will be polite back and they really appreciate you having a go at speaking a few words of Arabic. There is a shop and money exchange on site which is very useful. Make sure you only change small amounts at a time as when you convert your money back you can only exchange up to 30% of your money back. But you can spend it in the airport. The people who go seem to be mostly couples. There were some children but not many. We went on a two day Sahara explorer excursion with Thomas Cook which is highly reccommended if you want to see more of the country. All in all we really enjoyed our stay though you do get what you pay for at this hotel though so if your not keen on what you've heard, pay a bit more and go 5 star which is what i think we will be doing next time. But for the money and a much need break it was really good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Capturing the magic and mystery of the Mediterranean Sea El Ksar Resort & Thalasso is located on a private sandy beach surrounded by generous gardens. The hotel offers plenty of activities such as mini golf, bridge, table tennis, Volleyball, tennis, shooting centre, jungle park, four outdoor pools, one indoor pool and many more. The beautiful yacht port “Port El Kantaoui” is only a few kilometers away.Featuring 552 comfortable and elegant rooms, junior suites and 1 presidential suite, inlcuding family rooms which interconnect. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Karthago El Ksar Sousse
- Karthago El Ksar Hotel Sousse