What can I say about this Resort??
3 weeks before we were due to go on Holiday, we were told by Thomsons that this Hotel was not open and we may need to be moved to another Resort!!!! Then it opened. The night before we left, I read the reviews that had been put on here and though "Oh my God, what have we done?? To be honest was very worried about travelling the next day and being faced with all the problems that people had moaned about. Well....
We arrived at 2am to be greeted by lovely, friendly, smiling staff who offered us Cocktails and promised we would be checked in very quickly as it was late and we had children. 15 minutes later we were shown to our rooms and cases were promptly delivered by the Porter. We had two adjoining rooms decorated nicely and very clean. People had moaned about the standard of the workmanship, and ok maybe its not up to some peoples standards, but is it going to spoil your holiday if the wall is not painted to your expectations??? We quickly found out that we couldn't close our patio door, but as we were on the first floor and it was late we decided to leave it until the morning. We turned on our Air Con and went to bed. In the morning, we had two small puddles of water on the floor. We mentioned it to Reception as we went for breakfast and they immediately went and fixed the problems. No more problems throughout the holiday.
There are three or four different places to eat. The Restaurant, Al Carte, Snack Bar and another Snack Bar on the Beach. Food at everyone of these places is absolutely beautiful. I didn't hear one guests complain about the food in the 2 weeks we were there. They always have a children's buffet section in the main Restaurant. The choice is amazing, the Staff are absolutely delightful. They cant do enough for you. On our last day one of the Waitresses left us flowers on the table at breakfast, lunch and dinner. One minor thing we found was the selection of drinks at poolside, Conference Room and the Snack bar. There was only beer, wine soft drinks and the Cocktail of the day. The main bar at night has a much better choice.
There are the Pools. One is the Activity Pool where your Animation Team are around from 11am - 4.30pm with a range of fun activities for both the children and the adults. The games are great fun. This is also where your children's pool is, the playground and the Water Slides. If you don't like the hustle and bustle of this Pool, then there is the quiet Pool (and I mean quiet on the other side of the Hotel which is also very nice. There are bars at both Pools. Diva Danni, Jazzy Jamie and #Ashtag are brilliant fun and work very hard every day and evening to keep you entertained. My kids (12 & 11) adored them and were very sad to leave yesterday.
The evening Entertainment starts at 8pm with Teatime Live for the kids which for them is absolutely brilliant. Thomson The Dog makes an appearance 6 out of 7 days in the day and evening. Again this is mostly run be Diva Danni, Jazzy Jamie & #Ashtag. There is adult entertainment later in the evening and this was our only disappointment. The shows the Animation Team do are great but the outside shows are not much cop (our opinion). This is all going on in the Conference Hall because the Amphitheatre is still not open, but should be very soon.
We went on 4 trips while we were there. We did Quad biking, Camel Riding, Pirate Ship and Paragliding. All were great fun. We arranged these trips through a man who walks around the Hotel called Sammi. He is cheaper than the Hotel and very helpful and friendly.
On the day of departure we checked out and were told we could have a complimentary room to have a shower when we wished. On our departure, all the staff from Reception and some of the Animation Team were all stood outside to wave us goodbye and ask if we had a great time (which we certainly did)
We overall feel that this Hotel has been given some bad reviews that are unfounded. They are a beautiful bunch of people who cannot do enough for you. They are very friendly, polite and helpful. If you are going here, you will have a fantastic time.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Skanes Family Resort is right on the fine sandy beach of Skanes, the touristic zone of Monastir. It's geared around families. with two outdoor pools, which include an aqua park with colourful waterslides and a pool just for kids - there's something for everyone. During the day you could have a game of tennis or football, and relax in the spa. And after dark the entertainment steps up a notch, with dance and acrobatic shows in the amphitheatre. Our rooms are light and spacious and come complete with air-con, satellite TV, hairdryer and a minibar. When it comes to Family rooms there are plenty of options with some sleeping up to six. You also have the option to book Swim-up rooms and interconnecting rooms. If you fancy exploring, it's less than 25 minutes' drive to Sousse's medina and souk, and around the same distance to buzzing Monastir. ... more less
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