Our family had gone to Skanes family resort for two weeks at half term holidays in October 2013. We were dreading going on holiday as probably read too many reviews. Only to find that most of them were very negative for no reason. Well the comments about Thomson evening entertainment were true, it was truly was utter rubbish!
On arrival we received a fantastic reception, greeted with a refreshing non-alcohol cocktail. Our room allocation was given very quickly as with our luggage taken to our room.
We had an interconnecting room, and would have to say, that if you have a family it is well worth paying for the extra space. Our room had a queen bed, which was very comfy and the kids room had two singles. Both rooms were a mirror image of each other except the beds.
Our vue was if the pool and the sea.
Didn't see anyone use their swim up pool, what a waste. Glad I never booked that type of room as the other pools and beach are great.
All meals were generally good, they had themed nights every night in the restaurant, which was great. There is also another restaurant that you can book a table, we never tried it as were happy with the main restaurant. There was a lovely waiter called "Ben" who delivered a great service to my family and relatives.
We all had a tummy upset of some kind, but only lasted a couple of days. I had a bite or something on my heal that I had to go to doctor in hotel, ended up with injections.
The beach was lovely with a great snack bar, and excellent service.
The pool was excellent, spent most of the time at the pool with the water slides, these turned out to be a godsend to our holiday. My children are 7 &10 yrs old, they tried the Thomson Kids club, but "they felt too old for?!" The club was more geared up for 5yr olds. Thomson reps have a little dance every afternoon around the pool, the kids loved that.
There is quieter pool nearer the beach entrance.
Thomson evening entertainment was very poor, I couldn't put my finger on it at first but soon realised what it was, it was simply the energy around the entertainment team didn't exist!
I have never experienced this from a Thomson holiday, as always have enjoyed it in the past in various countries.
Ali Babba is a bit of a pain, but means well. We tried all his excursions, great value for money, especially the pirate boat trip.
Hotel is very secluded, you can also feel that it's too much hassle to leave the hotel.
There is a noddy train every day. Beware of the taxi's, the fare can vary and you do feel you could get ripped off easily, but you really have to haggle. If you book a taxi via reception be careful as you will get ripped off! Same with the little shops in the hotel.
Also, make sure you check your money when exchanging, and get a receipt.
The staff are very friendly, helpful and make the hotel a good experience.
- 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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