Thalassa Village Skanes

Address: Route Touristique, BP 61, Monastir, 5065, Tunisia | 4 star hotel
 
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This 4 star hotel, located on Route Touristique, BP 61, Monastir, is near Medina of Sousse, Mahdia's Old Town, The Great Mosque (Sidi Oqba Mosque), and Medina of Kairouan.
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      Una vacanza eccezionale

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      Thalassa Village Hotel Skanes, Monastir: Superlativo! Data: 24 dicembre 2006. Io e mio marito abbiamo soggiornato in questo hotel per una settimana. Il cibo era eccellente, a buffet, ma con almeno 8 tipi diversi di carne e un sacco di piatti vegetariani. Il personale dell'hotel era eccezionale. Non abbiamo nulla di cui lamentarci. La camera era impeccabile, la trovavamo pulita ogni giorno, con asciugamani nuovi. Abbiamo fatto un tour del deserto di due giorno e abbiamo soggiornato in un hotel magnifico per una notte. Ci siamo svegliati alle 04:30 del mattino per colazione, poi siamo saliti su un autobus che ci ha portati al lago salato ad osservare l'alba. Era un po' presto, ma ne valeva la pena. C'erano davvero molte cose da vedere in due giorni e alla fine ci siamo trovati un po' stanchi. Se volete recarvi a Sousse da soli, chiedete all'hotel di prenotarvi un taxi. Abbiamo dovuto aspettare 6 minuti per l'arrivo del taxi, che ci è costato solo 10 dinas! Siamo stati alla Medina e non ci hanno infastidito più di tanto. Facevamo finta di niente e ci lasciavano in pace. La Tunisia è un luogo incantevole e le persone sono meravigliose. Speriamo di poter ritornare a dicembre. Mr e Mrs Taylor

      Sencillo, acogedor, encantador... para repetir estancia

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      Estuvimos hace un año y aun lo seguimos recordando con nostalgia y felicidad. Como pongo en el titulo, hotel sencillo, sin grandes alardes que lo suple con un encanto generalizado en sus instalaciones y con la atencion y educacion de sus empleados (a todos los niveles). Buena comida, buenos servicios (piscinas, restaurantes, bares, recepcion, etc...), limpieza y un entorno (jardines y playa), muy bien cuidados.

      En definitiva, que por nuestra experiencia, volveria a repetir y a recomendarlo sin dudar.

      Exception holiday

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      Thalassa Village Hotel Skanes Monastir: Supurb

      Date 24th Dec 2006

      My husband & I stayed at the above hotel for 1 week. The food was excellant, it was a buffet style, but there were at least 8 different meats & plenty of different veggies & the hotel staff were brilliant. We can't say a bad thing about it. The bedroom was very clean. The maid cleaned the room every day & left clean towels every day.

      We went on a two day desert trip. I recommend people to do it. We rode a camel & watched the sunset in the desert. Stayed in a great hotel in the desert over night. We were woken up @ 04:30am for breakfast then on to a coach to the salt lake to see the sunrise. I know it's a bit early but it was worth it. The only thing we would say is that there was a lot of things to see in 2 days & we were very tired at the end of the trip.

      If you want to go to Sousse on your own ask the hotel to call a taxi for you. We only waited about 6mins for the taxi to arrive. It only cost us 10dinas. We went to the Medina & not many people bothered us. The few that did we just kept on walking & they left us alone.

      Tunisia is a very lovely place & the people are great. Hoping to return this December.

      Mrs & Mrs Taylor

      Merveilleux très propre

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      très bien comme hotel c'est malheureux qu'il n'y a pas de quoi retirer de l'argent il faut aller en ville ,Manastir ,ne pas se laisser pièger par les taxi qui en profite prendre un taxi collectif ,blanc ou le bus qui passe juste devant l'hotel

      All good overall

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      We spent 1 week in Thalassa Village Sousse . Liked it overall . Clean and tidy rooms , quickly responding manager , wide range of meals . Expensive disco club after 23:00 , also the DJ a bit poor . Exceptionally large main pool ( there are 4 in total including the one that serves the 3 water slides )- clean and well designed .Tunisia wont be your cup of tea if you like drinking though - its a muslim country . State monopol on beer and spirits .We had a nice short trip on a catamaran at a low cost of TD 15 per person ( could have paid even less if negotiated ) and an annoying camel ride through an olive garden near the desert .

      Cant recomend Tunisia for a crazy partying holiday . Would recomend for a nice relaxing holiday but choose at least 4 star hotel and dont leave it too often - really nothing to see outside . We visited the famous Medina with its market - quite annoying place : one has to haggle for every piece of souvenier and the sellers tend to ask TD 50 for everything , while they they are ready to sell it for TD 5 !!!! I found this practice insulting . The Hotel is located between Sousse and Port El Cantaoui . Sousse is is dirty and poor imho , while Port El Cantaoui is a very clean , nice litle resort with a big harbour where you can rent an yacht or book a short trip for a very reasonable price . Havent eaten out , nor had any drinks outside the hotel so cannot comment but in general alcohol is very expensive in Tunisia . A friend was fond of teh American Pub in Sousse where he enjoyed the happy beer hour and football games on TV . Taxi is very cheap but the cars are awful - a bit if adventure if you travel long distance . From the Hotel to teh Medina you pay TD 4-5 , to Port El Cantaoui - TD 2 , on the way back from Poor El Cantaoui allways TD 4 , dont know why . I found good quality letter backs and jackets , cheap ones too , but bought only a handback made of Camel leather for TD 20 . We were tipping the bar persons from time to time , although its not required .

      all in all liked it but wont go back soon . This is Africa and one cannot expect much , prefer otheer destination for next holiday . Rate it above average cos the staff is really friendly with very few exceptions , and working very hard , rooms are quite big and for the money spent one gets a good value . Nearly forgot .......the beach bar offers meals and barbeque - very convinient , actually the hotel offers snacks outside the main eating hours all day long - you wont starve , we put some weight on haha :). If you go with kids , nothing to worry about , they will love this place

      El mejor todavía

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      Acabamos de regresar de habernos hospedado 2 semanas con todo incluido en el Talaza Villas Skanes. Leí unas críticas terribles antes de irnos, y estaba bastante preocupada. Sin embargo, no podemos quejarnos del lugar. Las habitaciones en un alojamiento estilo bungalow eran encantadoras, y la de nosotros tenía el baño más grande que he visto en un hotel extranjero. Todo el personal se esforzaba mucho desde la mañana hasta la noche para mantener el lugar limpio y ordenado. Admito que usualmente habían algunas colas para las comidas y las bebidas, pero era un complejo muy grande, y el personal hizo lo mejor que pudo para servirle rápidamente a todo el mundo. No fue un verdadero problema. ¿Cuando estás de vacaciones, cuál es la prisa? Las piscinas eran muy grandes, así que nunca hubo problema de multitudes, y siempre lográbamos nadar. Por último pero no menos importante, no podemos hablar lo suficientemente bien del equipo de animación, quien se esforzó tanto por proveer a todo el mundo con juegos divertidos y entretenimiento desde la mañana hasta la noche. Fueron maravillosos sin ser demasiado agresivos. Todos hablaban por lo menos 4 idiomas. Nuestra escasez de habilidades nos hizo sentir un poco avergonzados. En las 14 noches, proveyeron un show diferente cada noche, y demostraron tener mucho talento. Los shows fueron muy superiores al show que nos dieron nuestros propios representantes, por el cual pagamos. Mi esposo y yo hubiéramos pagado para ver los shows de nuestro equipo. Era una gente joven tan maravillosa y amable. Todos los shows tomaron lugar en el anfiteatro del hotel, lo cual quería decir que no nos sentábamos adentro cuando hacía tanto calor. En general, mi marido describe estas vacaciones como una de las mejores, y estoy de acuerdo.

      For a relaxing, enjoyable holiday near Monastir

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      Spent a week at the Thalassa Village Skanès as part of an all-inclusive package holiday with First Choice. The layout of the hotel follows the concept of a small, self-contained village set on the coast between Monastir and Sousse. The rooms are within terraced bungalows nicely set within the large, landscaped grounds and linked by paved paths to the "village centre" where the bars, cafes, restaurants and pools are based. The hotel also has it's own private beach.

      We stayed in room Djerba 12 which is set in the centre of the complex. It was a large enough double room with a large en-suite bathroom. It was decorated to a standard worthy of a European 2* Plus hotel. It was cleaned daily to a good standard, had air-conditioning and TV and overall met our expectations. Remote controls are required to operate the air-conditioning and TV and a 40TD deposit needs to be left at reception to acquire these. The room also has a patio door that opens onto a small, private patio.

      The hotel employs a wealth of staff who we found to be warm, helpful and friendly. Unlike reports from other Tunisian hotels, we did not find the "tipping culture" here. The only person we felt necessary to give a small tip was the porter who took our luggage to our room on arrival. We never noticed other guests offering tips either. Perhaps this is because, as an all-inclusive resort, all meals are self-service and buffet-style. The role of the staff is to offer help and advice and to clear tables and glasses.

      There was a good choice of food for all meals with many pan-European dishes like pasta, pizzas, roast meats as well as some Tunisian specialities. The hotel seemed to try to cater to the tastes of its European guests - mainly French, Italian and German with fewer Russians, Poles and British - but with some acknowledgement that we were on a Tunisian holiday. We found the quality of the food to be generally good with a few exceptions - meat and fish tended to be delicious but well overcooked and the prepared desserts were very sweet.

      The hotel offered a wide range of activities from lounging at one of the three large pools - sunbeds were always available, lounging at the beach, to more organised activities offered by the "Animations" team - football, volleyball, archery, aerobics etc.. This team also provided the evening entertainment which varied from a good comedy "drag" routine to more mediocre mime and dance performances. We did comment that these guys and girls must work very hard and long hours - trying to entertain guests all day and then get on stage to perform every evening.

      Overall, the hotel more than met our expectations for a great and relaxing holiday (we politely declined the Animation team's daily invitations to participate in their organised activities although we did enjoy several leisurely long walks along the sandy beach) with 2 exceptions. Firstly, the hotel complex is not within walking distance to either Monastir or Sousse, nor easily accessible to public transport so any experience of the "real" Tunisia either requires signing up to commercial excursions or relying on taxis. Fortunately the taxi fares to Monastir and Sousse were cheap at 10TD each way allowing us to explore both cities and experience the local restaurants. Secondly, as a result of the nature of meal service, mealtimes were something of a challenge until we worked out a game plan - search out a table, check out what is on offer, decide if it is worth queueing for something that is particularly popular or have something else instead, find plates and cutlery etc.. The hotel does try to overcome the challenge of feeding 1000 people within a 2 hour period by providing a range of seating areas from the more formal inside dining room to the more casual outdoor patio areas with duplicate meal service areas in each but on our first night it was still daunting.

      A couple of restaurant recommendations - the Restaurant Dar Chakra in a little courtyard just across the road from the Bourguiba Mosque in Monastir and the Restaurant du Peuple on the rue du Rempart Nord not far from the Ribat in Sousse. In both, we enjoyed lovely Tunisian meals at very cheap prices and the staff were so friendly and warm.

      Toujours le meilleur

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      Nous rentrons juste de 2 semaines en all inclusive au Thalassa Village Skanes et après avoir lu de sales commentaires avant notre départ nous étions vraiment inquiets. Cependant, je n'ai rien à reprocher à cet hôtel. Les chambres, de type bungalow, étaient très mignonnes et on avait la plus grande salle de bains que j'aie jamais eue dans un hôtel à l'étranger. Tout le personnel travaillait très dur du matin au soir pour que l'endroit reste propre. Je reconnais qu'il y avait généralement de longues files d'attente pour les repas et les boissons mais c'est un club très grand et les employés faisaient de leur mieux pour servir tout le monde rapidement. Ce n'était pas très grave : quand on est en vacances pourquoi se presserait-on...Les piscines étaient très grandes et donc jamais surpeuplées; on a toujours réussi à nager. Enfin, je ne dirai jamais assez de bien de l'équipe d'animation qui travaillait très dur pour divertir tout le monde du matin au soir. Ils étaient vraiment très bien, sans être lourds. Ils parlaient tous 4 langues, nous faisant ainsi honte de ne pas être aussi doués qu'eux. Sur les 14 nuits que nous avons passées à l'hôtel, on a eu un spectacle différent tous les soirs, et de qualité. Ces spectacles étaient bien meilleurs que ceux pour lesquels nous avons payés. Nous aurions même accepté de payer pour voir ces spectacles donnés par notre équipe, des jeunes et fort sympathiques personnes. Tous les spectacles se passaient dans l'amphithéâtre de l'hôtel, à l'intérieur - il faisait tellement chaud dehors. Pour résumé, mon mari dit que c'est les meilleures vacances de sa vie, et je ne peux que confirmer.

      Bisher das Beste

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      Wir sind gerade aus einem 2 wöchigen AI Urlaubes im Thalassa Village Skanes zurückgekommen.Hatten vorher wirklich heftige Kritiken gelesen und waren deshalb sehr beunruhigt. Nun ja, wir konnten nichts schlechtes an dem Hotel finden. Die Zimmer in den Bungalows waren sehr schön und hatte das große Badezimmer, dass ich je in einem Hotel gesehen habe. Alle Angestellten haben wirklich von morgens bis abends sehr hart gearbeitet um alles in Ordnung zu halten. Manchmal musste man zwar beim Essen anstehen, aber es ist ja auch ein großes Hotel und die Angestellten tun wirklich ihr Bestes. Alles kein Problem, da man eh nicht in Eile ist, wenn man im Urlaub ist. Die Pools sind sehr groß, deshalb hat man auch nie Probleme, freizügig schwimmen gehen zu können. Letztlich und endlich können wir das Animationsteam nicht hoch genug loben, Sie haben sich wirklich mit allem möglichen so viel Mühe gegeben und das von morgens bis abends. Sie waren immer sehr freundlich und haben uns nie bedrängt. Alle haben mind. 4 Sprachen gesprochen und innerhalb der 14 Nächte, in denen wir dort waren, hatten sie jede Nacht eine andere Show vorbereitet. Sie sind wirklich sehr talentiert. Selbst die teure Show, die wir über unsere Reiseleitung gebucht hatten, war nicht so gut, wie diese. Wir hätten sogar dafür bezahlt unser Team zu sehen, sie waren wirklich so wundervolle und freundliche junge Leute. Alle Shows fanden im hoteleigenen Amphitheater statt, also musste man nicht wie in einer Sauna, drinnen im Hotel sitzen, wenn es sehr heiß war. Wir hatten wirklich einen der besten Urlaube in unserem ganzen Leben.

      Best Yet

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      We have just returned from 2 weeks all inclusive at the Thalassa village Skanes. read some rotten reviews before we went and was really worried. However we could not fault the place. The rooms in bungalow type accommodation were lovely and ours had the biggest bathroom I have ever had in a foreign hotel. All the staff worked really hard from morning to night keeping the place clean and tidy. Granted there was usually some queues for meals and drinks but it was a very big complex and staff did their best to serve everyone quickly. No real problem, when you are on holiday what is the rush. The pools were all very big so there was never a problem with being overcrowded and we could always manage to swim. Last but not least we cannot speak too highly of the animation team who worked so hard to provide everyone with fun games and entertaiment from getting up too going to bed. They were wonderful without being too pushy. They all spoke at least 4 languages and made us feel quite ashamed at our lack of their skills. over the 14 nights they provided a different show every night and proved to be very talented. Their shows were far superior to the show we paid for, that was given by our own reps. My husband and I would have paid to see the shows given by our team and they were such wonderful friendly young people. All shows were in the hotel's ampithetre which meant no sitting indoors when it was so very warm. All in all my husband describes this holiday as one of the best and I can't disagree.

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