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“Not a very good expericence” 2 of 5 stars
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El Hana Hannibal Palace Hotel
Ranked #24 of 33 Hotels in Port El Kantaoui
Constanta, Romania
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not a very good expericence”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I've just come back from my vaccantion in Tunisia, Port El Kantaoui. The resort is very nice, and the only good thing I can say about this hotel is it's great location. Has a lot of exits and all of them take you directly to the beach and to the yacht harbour. In rest, the hotel outside looks nice, is opposite to an amusement park. But inside all is very, very old. We found out that it hadn't been renovated since 1974, so is explicable. When you enter you feel a smell of old things. The hotel has 6 floors, and we had the room at the 4th floor, and at arriving the elevator wasn't working...The rooms are big, but the furniture, the minibars(which are empty of course) are very, very old. In rest, the room and the bath were clean, there was hot water permanently and we had a big balcony with sea view. The restaurant is a really disaster. The waiters are not very kind unless you permanently give them at least 1 dinar/day as tip. The ALL INCLUSIVE buffet is very, very poor, with a few types of food and if you don't arrive at the beginning of the meal hour you must be very lucky to find something to eat, because they don't bring extra food when the existing one is finished. Also, the ALL INCLUSIVE includes only breakfast, lunch and dinner, no snacks. The beverages included are only local ones, not very good. The pool is nice, but if you want to take something to dring from the pool bar you have to pay extra. They don't even give you bottled water, is extra, 3.5 DT.
In my oppinion this hotel is not a very good choice...take a second mind before booking a holiday there.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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manchesrer
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The best thing that they could do with this hotel would be to close it.It says it all when the reception displays an award from the 1990s.Or was it the 80s. This hotel was once a Palace, this cannot be denied. But this is no longer the case. The hotel smells of damp, not surprising as the ceiling is falling down in the entrance hall. Holes from which water continuously leaks which forms large slippery surfaces just as you walk through the main doorway. This is easily identified by the red carpet leading the unsuspecting guest up to it and covered by an old cloth. H&S not a chance, Hotel corridors poorly lit, if lit at all. Hot water if you were lucky. Food, disgusting. Tried it a couple of times then gave up and went to local eateriesf. All in all very dissapointed. Feel cheated by the tour company.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia
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75 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My wife and I have visited Tunisia 9 times and found that this hotel was ideally located right next to the Port El Kantoui Marina with a few steps from the rear doors to the restaurants and shops of the lovely marina and night life.

Equally, a few steps from the rear doors took us down steps to the pool with plenty of available sun beds and a 5 minute walk onto the clan and sandy beach which lacked sun beds unless you are prepered to get up at 6am to beat the russians and use the old towel reservation ploy. However each afternoon there is always a free bed right on the water's edge.

The beach side retaurant serves excellent food but the pool bar lacks selection and drinks.

All bars (except All Inclusive) serve bottled beer - however see the young waiter (always eager to please and justify his tip) will feth a cool glass of drahght from the A I Bar.

The rooms were average, large and we finally got a sea/pool view from the balcony which got the sunrise and was a suntrap untl about 12 mid-day - we refused two other rooms and settled for a 6th floor room with a double bed - perfect (once they repaired the shower head).

The minus points. The food, very basic and repetative but tasty and hot. Desserts and breakfasts were the worse I have had in Tunisia - only cooked meal for brekie was ommeletes and no toaster!!! Very disappojting but we lost weight!!!!

Entertainment - no animation team - the hotel lost it's 5 star rateing as they did away with the A. T - leaving two Mike and Prince who did their best. No pool entertainment except aqua erobics (of sorts). We did have 2 outside acts - a fakir (which we had seen before) two female / male X/dressing act which was funny but mimied and quite honestly i have seen a lot better in the canaries - there was a folklore night but we had another evening sitting at the marina watching the world go by and feeding the cats.

IMPORTANT: - In 2006 I left a welsh red dragon flag on a priate ship - it was still there last weeek. This time I took a bigger one and it was placed on the aft mast of the biggest pirate ship - if you see it please take a picture so I know if it needs replacing and I get to return (I have promised the crew a bottle of JD for flying the welsh flag (I haven't told them it will be minatures).

I can't think of anything else, except if your going and want to know more - email be at dafudd@gmail.com - I have pics of the last 6 years from P El K to the Sahara.

Take Tunisia as you find it, no frills, some tummy bugs if your not careful but kind and genuine people who look after ferel cats (f you like cats your OK with moi!! or should that me miow)

Enjoy the photos

PS - we didn't do the fairground rides viewed from the hotel - too old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS- this hotel has a good disco and nightclub - we heard it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On another plus factor - this time we steered away from the usual "T" and "T.C." agents and went with lowcostholidays.com - cheaper, no hassle and no real problems who arranged everything from the hotel, flights and transfers and got us back as well using Thomson fights with 20kg + 5kg bagage - we will defiinately use them again - but not the Hannibal.............. sad

Room Tip: Use the spar for a fantastic Hamman Scrub, mud soak and massage - well worth it
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

This hotel at first glance is a palace, it is very spacious, big double rooms. It is very grand. Rooms cleaned everyday fresh towels, view splendid!! We had the room with the pool and sea view!
It has a indoor pool, two pools outside and a kids pool, all well kept and mentained.
Food in the hotel was to our liking enjoyed very much with a good variety.
Location was brillient for us, as we are a family with young kids, hotel has its own private beach just two min from hotel where there are all sorts of water sports available. We took the kids on a pirate ship and a submarine to see marine life!
There is a lovely port just next to the hotel with lots of activity, and shops.
Oveall this was a wonderful holiday for us as a young family, we hope to go again next year!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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7 Thank truerecount
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St. Petersburg, Russia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

with my friend we decided to go for a holiday at sousse we have chosen el hana palace Hanibal. because we had friends recomander this hotel. once we arrive at 0:30 we realized we'd have a good holiday because the animation was already an its height. gents of the kind reception we give the keys of the room and was advised to go for a ride in the discotheque of the hotel! (We love partying :) it came in the room is pleasant enough to deposit our bags and we go into the nightclub of the hotel salumbo club! and there we were very pleasantly surprised! lots of people .. the music was very up to date! (we could even ask the DJ to put our favorite songs :). the alarm clock in the room is really pleasant with sea views and beautiful gardens. the breakfast is hearty with lots of choices. the chairs and parasol are brand new and give us pleasure elongated along the sea! the icing on the cake of this hotel that's close to the beautiful Port El Kantaoui 15 seconds walk to get to port! in the after noon we played volleyball. in short I will not told all my holidays but I strongly suggest you the evening shows. basically my friend and I spent a wonderful holiday in this hotel. to party, relax (in the spa), sunbathe and discover !

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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7 Thank Dasha r
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

visited at end of November .The weather rained and was cold and windy for the first week and the hotel was not heated in rooms or corridors .On our floor a lot of corridor lighting was turned off.The hotel staff didnt do anything about it and some bits of corridors were really quiet dark.The room was only hoovered once in two weeks.(carpeted).Food ok somedays but a lot of food was served heated up again from 2 days before.no drinks with dinner unless you bought alcohol at very high prices!The week before some money had been stolen from a guest that was in their coat pocket in the wardrobe .Some guests put padlocks on their wardrobes..Restaurant staff were very uninterested in guests and werent seen much other than to clear tables...Fleetway Travel.said there was a rep with the holiday.We never set eyes on one would have been nice as this was out first trip to Tunisia .Tunisia again ?? no fear Hannibal Palace should up their game. The beach was a joke all covered in cans and rubbish

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Heatherebelle
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swindon
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26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

We have been to tunisia a few times now and went for Hannibal Palace this time. Ok so their star rating differs from ours but its a different country.We were upgraded to seaview on arrival,the staff were very helpful and couldn,t do enough for you, unless you go all inclusive and are rude to them then they will treat you the same, seen it all this time from all nationalities. Food is probably repetative but comeon guys this is not spain!!!!!!!
The weather chose to rain for 4 days very bad flooding in some places,high winds and thunder storms but not fault of local people.
Hannibal Palace is right on edge of marina has lovely beach and great value for money. As for only 1 english channel then don,t go on holiday to these foreign countries stay at home and watch all channels on SKY!!!!!!!
These hotel people are very friendly they go out of their way to help you out even when weather beyond their control. Come on people give this place a go,they speak better english than we do arabic at least they try. I would give this hotel 7/10 which is pretty good

Room Tip: ask for sea view
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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6 Thank swindon2705
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Property: El Hana Hannibal Palace Hotel
Address: Zone Touristique, Port El Kantaoui 4089, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Sousse Governorate > Port El Kantaoui
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Spa Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#16 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 — El Hana Hannibal Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 250
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