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El Mouradi Palace
Ranked #16 of 33 Hotels in Port El Kantaoui
Volda, More og Romsdal, Norway
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“Love the palace!”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

went to the palace for the first time last year.. I loved it so much when I was there in May/June, that I went back in July/August and in September/october. It`s not the room you fall in love with, or the food.. but it`s something special about the atmosphere there! It`s so easy to get to know the other guests, spescially if you join the animation activities. You get a lot of attention if you`re blonde, but you just need to know how to deal with it. Take it with a smile, and be nice to people, and you`ll get friends for life!

I`ve got so many good memories of this place, and I got so close with people in all age groupes, from 2 years olds to 75! The animation team is great too.. I played dart, did aqua gym, water polo, volleyball and archery every day! Just get to know the animation team, and you`ll think the shows at night are so much better too. So if you like to play around and meet new people, this is the perfect place for you.. also if you just want to relax and enjoy the sun! But if you want to party or have a high- standard hotel, go somewhere else! The food is fine, nothing special.. and the rooms are clean and tidy, with everything you need. This vacation is what you make out of it yourself. You can have an amazing time, or you can hate it, it`s up to you! I`m surtenly going back!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for three nights with half board. I think most people chose either full board or half board option. It was built to be a big luxurious hotel complex. Though it is rather old but it still functions well. The food is good. I enjoyed the heated pool. Taxi to and from Sousse costs 10 TND and you can take a shared taxi for 1-2 TND as well. The hotel is very good for the price (I paid around 50 USD per night, half board).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

My husband andI have been 5 times to this hotel and cannot speak highly enough of it. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, the staff, either the bedroom maids or,in the dining hall do their level best to ensure your stay is an enjoyable one.
We are looking forward to returning here next month and meeting up again with everyone there they have become like family members.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Madrid
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

I have been in several hotels in the Sousse/Monastir area during the winter and this is probably the one with the best price/quality ratio. Of course it is not a 5 stars european hotel (4 stars at best), but it is quiet, the food is nice, there is a good indoor swimming pool and cleaning is adequate (Tunisian standard, nonetheless). It is just 30 minutes from the Monastir airport (30 dirhams, just take a taxi at the main gate of the hotel), but 2 hours from Tunis airport by taxi (more than 100 dirhams).

Room Tip: If you do not like the room, just ask for a new one (in Tunisia a good tip helps)
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Winslow
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

We always go to this hotel in October half term, but Thomas Cook have taken it from their Winter Brochure. We went on the Wednesday before half term. Went from East Midlands, nice airport, everthing on time! Arrived to sunshine.
We were given room 266 with a sea view, but it had a large pine tree in front of the balcony so we were put in room 417. Nice room, refurbished. Comfortable beds, nice and clean. Towels changed everyday. Sheets changed 3 times in a 7 night stay.
Staff were polite as normal and all very friendly. We have made lots of friends in our 16 consecutive year stays.
The hotel was quite empty, around a quarter full, but that was lovely. Outside pool was very cold as usual, but indoor pool was warm. Nice walk down to the beach through a covered way.
All areas of the hotel are clean. Beach is a safe area with lovely white sand.
Food is good, plenty of choice and all was hot. Trying to book for next October half term, but am struggling.

Room Tip: If you want a better sea view, ask for a room on the upper floors
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

The food was very good lovely helpfull people go all the way to help you have a good holiday.A very good priced holiday.we got to know all the staff very well. the maids kept the rooms very clean always clean towels some times twice a day. weather in sept was a little to hot for my husband but always shade to sit in.no mosquitos at that time as it was to dry for them.we have always got the room we wanted as they like to oblige in any way.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Visited the hotel in half term, it was quite quiet, around a quarter full maybe. Sure this isn't UK five star but if you expect that for a few hundred quid you're deluded. The place is clean, staff are fine, some really good and all are polite. Was visiting with two sons, 15 and 23 and the unlimited pizza during the afternoon went down well, as did the evening unlimited gin with the elder son. Food is fine, it is mass tourist food but a good choice of styles, salads and puddings. The a la carte restaurant was operating only three times a week when we were here and was a fixed menu, but included in the all inclusive package. The outsideool was cold, but the indoor one better and the sea a short walk through the grounds.

Might be a different proposition in the summer when full but fine for a short break now.

Stayed November 2012
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Property: El Mouradi Palace
Address: Zone Touristique El Kantaoui | Hamman Sousse, Port El Kantaoui 4089, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Sousse Governorate > Port El Kantaoui
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#15 Luxury Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — El Mouradi Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 515
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Mouradi Palace is located in the heart of the resort of Port El Kantaoui, alongside a superb beach and facing a 36-hole golf course while the town of Sousse is 10 kilometres away. Monastir's Habib Bourguiba airport is 35 kilometers away, the resort of Yasmine Hammamet 70 kilometres away and Tunis-Carthage international airport 140 kilometres away. The hotel has 452 double rooms, 40 triple rooms, 8 quadruple rooms, 4 junior suites, 10 suites and 1 presidential suite. All rooms are air conditioned, have a terrace or balcony and full bathroom with separate toilet, direct-dial telephone, satellite TV, hair dryer, mini bar and safe. ... more   less 
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