I returned from Karawan today after 10 days AI. Upon arrival I was shell shocked the pictures don't show you that it's located on a busy broken down shambles of a road, security actually came out to meet us!
There was zero daytime/evening entertainment and I heard multiple complaints! I believe the hotel actually fired there entertainment and hired new ones which picked up but still wasn't great it almost looked as if they made it up as they went. If you are travelling with children beware there's hardly anything for them to do!
The AI bars are very simplistic and shoddy there is no AI bar areas just reception lounges. We used the other bar and paid for our drinks! The AI bars do not wash the reusable cups and merely rinse them in front of you. There is hardly a variety and we found ourselves buying our own drink located 2mins to the right of the hotel supermarket. If you are a spirit drinker take your own!!
The restaurant is very run down and made us think we were eating in a food hall. All very simple! There wasn't a great choice of food and we found dinner was often served for breakfast. Every lunch had spaghetti bowl and pizzas and it was rare it was hot! we ended up eating out, at the back of the hotel is an Italian and they serve a variety all which is beautiful we even caught a taxi for 6dinear to the harbour where there's multiple lovely restaurants! We spoke to many guests who also hated the food and were paying to eat out. I am an easy eater but found it difficult to enjoy a meal.
The two pools are nice and kept very clean a lifeguard called Mohammed was a great worker and went out of his way to ensure you were happy. However something happened to the slide pool and within two days 6 people had sliced their foots open on what they described as a screw.
I've stayed in 3star hotels before but this needs revaluing the rooms were cleaned daily but we had dirty towls delivered - one actually had s**t on it - disgusting! Our bed sheets were dirty, beds were stone hard as were the two pillows. We paid for a sea view room but we had the higher ground floor pool view and below was the hotel waste!
On our last day we witnessed a young girl who had something stolen from her room and the staff were screaming at each other in reception and the police were called on a maid so hirer a safe they are downstairs but our rep advised that a passport had recently been stolen so for safety we did so!
For weather we can't complain and we found other activities to amuse us away from the hotel! I highly recommend the harbour its beautiful and if you want fake sunglasses shoes handbags etc go to sousse town 3 dinar in a cab or a 15 min walk lots of haggling and hassle but worth it -FYI I haggled from 150 dinar to 40 for items so be prepared!!
If you are looking for nightlife beware there is none!!! 20mins down the road is a couple of clubs but became repetitive and soooooooooo expensive!
After paying forth is holiday I meet several people how paid less for luxury so look around first but if it's not AI and your not there for the hotel it's ok basic but ok.
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- Also Known As:
- Karawan Beach And Resort
- Karawan Beach Hotel Sousse
- Karawan Hotel Sousse