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Soviva Resort
Ranked #23 of 33 Hotels in Port El Kantaoui
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
1 review
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“FANTASTIC :)))))”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

have to say i was a bit apprehensive after booking this hotel and reading the mixed reviews, but all im going to say is go and enjoy !!! the pools fantastic, accomodation clean and comfortable, food was scrumtious in fact i travelled with 2 fussy kids and they never went hungry !! mohammed makes the best pancakes :) all in all had a brilliant holiday and cant wait to return in july. Would highly recommend an early rise if you want a sunbed by the pool though. at the end of the day if you pay for 3 star hotel dont book if you expect 5 star i really cant understand what all the negativity is about ! FANTASTIC !!!! Get your self down the beach at 4am for sunrise the view is MAGNIFICENT :))

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Rooms were shabby, bathroom facilities not excellent. Food was repetitive and unappealing. Drinks from all bars were below standard - didn't even have diet drinks! Entertainment was mind numbing. Private beach - don't make me laugh, it was a 10 minute walk through a building site. Onside tour reps mother you constantly and are very nice to you until you don't book one of their tours! On site market traders follow you to your lounger if you even dear to just glance at something on their stall!!!! All in all would I go back? Umm let me think for a nano of a second - the answer would be NO I'd rather take my chances staying at Norman Bate's place, thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

I have been to this hotel now twice, and my honest opinion is that the hotel is good everything you need is there yes there could be room for improvments however there could be in every hotel. Food is good and very regular you will NEVER go hungry! Also if you fancy the beach its lovely and all inclusive consists there also you can order fresh pizza there also. Entertainment could scrub up but at the end of the day what do you expect you do get what you pay for which is very good considering the pleasures of this hotel. I have stayed in some of the best hotel as my mother is a business women and i have the pleasures of staying in hiltons and four seasons all over the world and obviously they are a better hotel but theres a huge differnce in the prices! If you want a relaxing but not to boring budget holiday then i would suggest this hotel, the staff work extremly hard to please all customers but some people just can not be pleased and are pushing way above expectations. i would rate this hotel a 4 star, all these bad reviews will be of ridicoulous tourists who are obnocious and expect please to serve above and beyond for them HOWEVER GUESS WHAT ITS AN ALL INCLUSIVE your not dinning 5* resterant its a buffet you serve yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so if you not a picky person and dont obseive over expectations then i would suggest soviva.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

This hotel is not bad at all for the price! We travelled in June for a week and paid about 700 for me and my girlfriend, which is good considering I've paid a lot more for shocking room only hotels with my friends, at the end of the holiday we realised we were in the lower end of room quality but they were still good! It is a big hotel and there is a lot of guests almost too many for the amount of sunbeds. Pool is good however as we arrived at 3 in the morning we stayed up and went to the pool at 5 and still struggled to find 2 beds! Beach was better and I gave the beach guy a bit each night to save some beds for us and another couple! The quad bikes are really good but take sunglasses as you can hardly see due to the sand been blown up, and I wore flip flops and they were burnt really bad by the end of the day, think we paid about 40 quid for both of us for all day!

watersports are well worth it but haggle with the guys, they are reasonable if you don't take the mick! Paid 20 pounds for 20 minutes on the jet skis! Paid 70 euros for 10 minutes in ibiza last year! Main bar has queues but not too bad, food was good! I found breakfast repetitive but I wouldn't try the pancakes and omelettes etc.

Go into the local port! It is nice to have a wander and had a really nice beer and a few drinks for about 30 quid! also use the shop across the road, got six bottles of water for the price of one in the hotel!

Well worth it all in all, would definitely go back for a cheap and cheerful break,don't expect the world if you don't expect to pay for it! It'd cost more for a weekend at haven than a week in Tunisia!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

where the hell do i begin?? we went to the dump in aug 2012. first the food is terrible but if you like food poisning go here if not try the pancakes and ommlettes there very good when there swimming in fat yeah cheers mate the pool was missing tiles so wen your going for a nice leisurly swim and end up having a cut foot and end up having a bandage on for the rest of the holiday. watch your things very closely in your rooms cos the theiving gypsys will rummage through your cases and guess what they will take it if they want it. the enternainment was funny it was like watching escaped convicts from a mental institution so that did make me chuckle. take extra money with you cos the all inclusive is crap and if you have kids that eat as much as ours does then there gonna be starving but hey least you dont have to go to weight watchers when you get home cos guaranteed you have lost at least a stone so thats a good thing bout this place. walking to the beach was like patrolling through afghanistan and comming from a soldier i know for a fact in fact afghanistan is better. having breakfast lunch and evening meals was the highlight of my days there specially trying to get the bloody cats away from our food so if your a cat person then you will like this dump! oh i almost forgot to tell you about the kiddie fiddlers hanging round the pool and trying to snatch a young kid the hotel staff didnt even raise an eye lid when the alarm was raised. so to top it all off if you want a holiday constantly staring at your kids having food with cats or if you really like pancakes and ommlettes swimming in grease the crack on because i for sure will not go back to that hell hole ever again i would rather stick pins in my eyes

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

In september 2012 i visited this hotel with a large group of family,friends and my fiance. The hotel itself is lovely with a great pool and nice clean rooms, you also get a mini fridge in your room which is always a bonus if your half board or self catering you can take bits and bobs from the shop and keep them there. The entertainment at night was ok, not great compared to what ive had before but it was good to have some. The staff friendly enough and always on hand, restaurant was ok, food was very limited though but i always find something to eat and enjoy it im not one to complain and be picky. There is trips you can book to go on, we went on the quads and it was well worth the money very fun! There is also a photo man who will do you a photoshoot either around the pool or next to the flowers and then you can buy them at a good price and i always think thats a bonus in a hotel. I went with a large group which had 60+ people, children age 9-10, teenagers so its suitable for all ages. Its situated in a good place with plenty on restuarants and shops around so if you fancy going out to the bar one night or eating out one night you can do it easy enough.10 minutes in a taxi is the port el kantoui famous marina with a mini theme park and restaurants and plenty of exiting things to do there for all ages. All in all i Would definatly return here. :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Soviva Resort, me and five other returned from here in September 2012.
to be fare the hotel is in need of a face life in some areas, i have been informed this is scheduled to be undertaken in winter months 2013...

Slide is out or this world,

Pool's are not that deep, watch out for the odd broken tile.

Sunbeds not enough for everyone

Outside bar massive queues at all times of the day, this needs addressing ASAP

Rooms good size however some of our group had the odd cockroach...

Watersports i did everything they had to offer well worth a visit.

Two drinks per person rule. ( This did not go down well however we got around this re the below)
a little tip on your first day of your stay will see them rushing drinks to you even if you are last in the line at the bars and they will provide you with your full order and non of this two drinks preson rubbish that every other person has to deal with...

no issues with the food however lack of space to sit and made crazy rush to get a seat.

Any questions, please contact me

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Soviva Resort
Address: El Kantaoui Hammam Sousse | Port El Kantaoui, Port El Kantaoui 4089, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Sousse Governorate > Port El Kantaoui
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Spa Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#17 Luxury Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Soviva Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 522
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