We went for a 2 week holiday on 26 March 2014.This was our 2nd visit to Port el Kantoui Tunisia...our 1st visit was 15 years ago. 1st time at this hotel and we were really impressed for the money we paid. The hotel is immaculately clean, wonderful sociable cleaners with all staff polite, helpful and sociable. I noted the comment regarding the unsmiling receptionist,. I found her to be really helpful and she waived to me everytime I saw her. The food was very good, albeit a bit repetitive, but hot and lots of different options. We were in room 445 and it was perfect, quiet with a lovely view.
The first week was not good with the hotel packed wth Tunisians who were frankly disgraceful at mealtimes, filling plate after plate of food and wasting most of it, emptying desserts as soon as they entered the restaurant. I agreed with all the comments about these weeks in Marchand would never go again until April wgen their holidays are over.
Tips for you, beach towels are provided..you leave 20 dinars deposit for the 2 towels which you get back at the end of your stay when towels handed in. They can be changed whenever for clean and dry ones.
We were half board, wanted to upgrade to all inclusive but understood that hotel needs to be in summer period before they do this so it is worth asking between May and September.
You are not "allowed" to bring in any food or drink but everyone does, you need to take a back pack to hide the things you can buy from supermarket ner marina...they also sell alcohol here. We would recommend buying spirits on the plane or in duty free in airport when you land as it is expensive and limited in the supermarket.
We took travel kettle with us in our room, again against rules but it was a godsend when weather bit cool..you can get small longlife cartons of milk in supermarket.
I would recommend this hotel, cannot fault it and the position was brilliant.
We were however bored in evening as the marina and the square closed about 9.15 and the hotel eentertainment wasn't good and smoking in the bar and Irish bar put us off spending time in tgere.
Make sure you have change to give a dinar or 2 to the helpful and grateful staff..it goes a long way.
Reception organised a taxi to take us to El Jem..well worth the visit, cost 100 dinar and he .stayed with us all day, entrance in is 10 dinar each. If you visit Sidi Bou Said visit theTunisian house open to the public it is half way up the main street on the right hand side it is so worth 3.5 dinar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- KANTA Resort 4 star hotel is ideally located in the heart of the most popular tourist resort of Port El Kantaoui. The hotel is set in beautiful gardens with hundreds of palm and olive trees, displaying the double advantage of being both close to a sandy beach and the golf course. The hotel is divided into three buildings : • Main building : is the reception, the «Palme d’Or» bar, the main Buffet restaurant «La Fontaine», the «Newspaper» gourmet restaurant, and reading room «Les Fougères», a bridge room, the Moorish cafe «Oasis», suites and rooms. • The building opposite the pools is composed of rooms and family apartments. • The third building consists of an indoor pool, a fitness center, a wellness center «Kamari» and an Irish pub «Pùca». ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kanta Hotel Port El Kantaoui
- Kanta Hotel Tunisia
- Hotel Kanta Tunisia