We went at the begining of august with 2 adults and 2 children. We have stayed at other riu's and felt that the riu this year didn't meet it's expectations. Whilst we had a nice relaxing holiday, there were a few things which we didn't expect, and were a bit dissapointed with.
We arrived at about 2pm to find the interconnecting rooms we requested were unavailable, so we had to be transferred to a family room- this was actually very pleasant. we had a great pool and sea view. we then got sent straight down for lunch whilst our bags got sent to our room :)
POOL- big pool with plenty of space. We did however have to ensure we were up before 6 most days to get 4 beds. you could tip the poolman everyday to reserve them but we didnt do that. Poolside bar was great but the self service drinks service by the pool was not so good- it was infested with wasps with were at the funnel where you actually got the drink from. most of the time fizzy drinks were flat and sometimes there wasn't even any WATER!
BEACH- beach was great - literally seconds for hotel. Lovely breeze and sea not to cold! whilst we were there a little girl got stung or bitten in the sea but what do you expect?!?!?
RESTAURANT- waiters were amaizing! So friendly and willing to help you whenever they could. You sit where you like for lunch+breakfast but for dinner you are allocated a table and that is yours for the whole holiday. This is good because you only have to tip one waiter!!!! Food was plentyful and of a variety. Each night was themed- e.g..'spanish night'. but everynight was chip,pasta and salad night! There are 2 sittings for dinner-..(early+late) There are 2 places to eat at lunch but we chose to eat in the restaurant as we thought there was more choice and less flies!!
ENTERTAINMENT: whilst some of the entertainment was enjoyable and funny, many nights were just the animation team. They did work very very hard but we found that it was a bit too much of the same thing! Micheal jackson night was amazing- we loved him!
ROOMS- couldn't fault our room or the maid service. Clean towels and bathroom every day. Kept very clean and tidy for us :) One thing we didnt like was we had one bottle of water to last us the whole 2 weeks!! So we refilled it in the selfservice bar!
OTHER SERVICE- everyone was really friendly. Recommend going out of the hotel to the supermarket for anything you need. Hotel shops are more expensive and hassle you to buy everything. Although if you do step out of the hotel, its very dirty and smelly!!!
Overall a great holiday.
Getting up early for sunbeds :(
which ever sitting you choose for dinner, get there on time cause some foods are popular and there aren't any left.-particually dessert.
reccomend this hotel..? YES! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * 3 Km from Port El Kantaoui* Located on the beach* Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach* 4-storey building surrounded by a 24,000 garden* 14 km from the center of Sousse* 200 m from various shops* 23 km from Monastir airport ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Clubhotel Bellevue Park Hotel