Spent a week in the Diar El Andalous.
Booked this as a low key, rest and relaxation holiday and that’s exactly what we got.
The hotel could definitely do with a renovation, but this didn’t detract from our holiday.
Food was excellent quality, large and varied choice and we never went hungry, only had a problem one night when the guy cooking the liver served it up raw in the middle.
The Vodka/Bacardi/Whisky were of the local variety and were “rough” but drinkable….just!!!!
The beer and red wine were fine.
Most public areas have access to wi-fi, we found the strongest wi-fi in the sports bar down the stairs.
Bring a few pound coins with you as there will be plenty of people looking for a small tip before you get the chance to get some Tunisian Dinars….£1 for airport porter if he grapples your suitcase from you….£1 for Thomas Cook bus driver to save him following you into the hotel for you to get change….£1 for the hotel porters……£1 for the guy who sets up your safe.
We tipped most of the hotel staff as the service they gave was excellent, always with a smile. We never felt the pool bar staff deserved a tip, not even when they asked!!!!!
The hotel will change sterling to dinars but not dinars to sterling, you will need to ask for 1 dinar coins. Dinars back to sterling has to be done at the airport.
We had a grand time chilling by the pool or beach all day and then “pigging out“ at night followed by a few drinks of the local rocket fuel.
This hotel doesn’t compare with the Caribbean all-inclusive experience, but after speaking to holiday makers from other Tunisian hotels I’m glad we chose the Diar El Andalous for our holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The IBEROSTAR Diar El Andalous hotel offers its guests all the charm of Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia, as well as a fun, comfortable holiday at a 5-star hotel. Located on the seafront in Port El Kantaoui, this hotel has spaces and special services for families with children such as a Miniclub, children's playground, custom pool, workshops, entertainment and games, etc. There's a bit of everything to ensure the little ones never get bored. Besides services for children, the hotel features the Star Prestige service which includes a VIP zone with a chill out terrace and Balinese beds, as well as its exclusive services such as its flexible check-out, Open Bar, or whirlpool bath in your room. The Diar El Andalous hotel is the perfect place to try a range of culinary delights. It features four restaurants that serve local cuisine, international dishes, plus a buffet. There are also six bars to enjoy whatever the time, day or night. You can try out the SPA Sensations at the Diar El Andalous hotel with its selection of body treatments. Meanwhile there's entertainment for guests of all ages, free Wi-Fi, two outdoor pools and one heated pool, meeting rooms, and the marvellous sandy beach that's located next to the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Diar El Andalous Hotel Port El Kantaoui
- Mercure Hotel Sousse
- Accor Diar El Andalous
- Diar Andalous