El Hana Palace Hotel
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... that sells refreshing mint tea, so we are forced to quench our thirst from a can.
We're flying back to London Gatwick on a charter flight TOM 353 which is scheduled to depart at 12:05 and arrive at 15:10. Insha'Allah.
Tonight is our last dinner at the Marhaba Palace and so not unexpectedly we receive exceptional service this evening. It's a ritual - which sometimes descends to pantomine - we've seen acted out a few times now. Waiters rushing round guests at their last meal, presumably to ensure that they get a good tip.
So we play our part and let our waiter go through the ritual. ...
... not being in the centre of the medina. The Great Mosque's architecture is simple and sobre. Its outer fašades are in ashlar (finely dressed and cut stone) and are decorated with niches.
Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum
Tunisian ex-president Habib Bourguiba was born in 1903 in Monastir, and his mausoleum is located just a short walk from the Ribat and Grand Mosque.
He served as ...
... The Kasbah has been well preserved and rennovated. It's deserted and so we can relax in peace and quiet.
Views from the kasbah
Leaving the museum we walk through the narrow streets of the Kasbah downhill towards the port and main square.
Arriving back at the hotel I head for the water dispenser adjacent to the bar and quench my thirst.
It sure was hot out there and unfortunetly I was without money so couldn't stop off for a drink on the road from Sousse.
So after a shower and change of clothes, I was actually dripping wet, I feel a lot better and can genuinely put my feet up!
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Historical Traveler Reviews El Hana Palace Hotel Port El Kantaoui
We have just returned from 2 weeks at the El Hana Palace and found the hotel to be lovely, quiet and clean. The food in our opinion was very good with a large selection each evening and resonably priced drinks as well. As others have stated the adjacent beach should be avoided but the pool area is great for relaxing and enjoying the sun. The room was always kept spotlessly clean and again we thought the huge bath was great, the only thing to be aware of is that the beds are about 8" off the floor!!!. The majority of the staff from the reception to the maintenance men were always helpful and polite.
Tunisia at large
-I'm from Sparta Greece and i don't like to say much.
-The hotel met my standards, the people there are polite and pro's, and the owner is a fellow with a spirit of open-heart to everybody.
-We went in 2004 and 2005 and are planing this summer again.
-In Tunisia we feel at home.
My wife and I have just got back from a week at the El Hana Palace. We booked a week away in February not knowing what to expect in terms of hotel or weather as we had got a cheap allocated on arrival deal. Having been to the location before (but in the Royal Kenz) our initial impression of the El Hana Palace was that it did not seem to be 4 star. However, once in our room (and as everyone has said the corner bath is cool) we were quite happy. Our first evening meal was good, with a range of choices, and good wine at around 7 dinar.
We arrived and were immedietly impressed by the the Art Deco building and were thoroughly amused by the grand Ex Colonial style bedroom and bed . From there it was all down hill.
Just ideal for a couple
My partner and i thought the El Hana Palace Hotel was fantastic great accommodation, this is not a large hotel. A wonderful choice of food and a service that was second to none, staff where so friendly & polite, nothing was to much trouble. This palace is ideal for a couple of any age, just wanting to chill in the lovely grounds by the pool or take a dip in the sea close by. no children is the policy here, so it is quiet & tranquil, No live bands playing. We are looking forward to going back in May 2006. We went for 7 nights, we had sun every day temp between 25c - 30c what more could anyone ask for well done El Hana Palace.
Loved this relaxing hotel
Stayed at El Hana Palace in July 2005. Had read reviews on tis site and was alittle worried. How wrong could I have been. The staff were wonderful. We asked to move rooms, as we did'nt have a balcony, and were upgraded to one of the suites - it was huge!
The food was wonderful, although the service sometimes slow, but you have to remember this is Tunisia.
The swim up bar was fanbtastic and we spent many an hour there, especially between 1.00 and 3.00 when the temperature got up to 47 degrees, it might sound hot but it was bearable after a day or two.
Will definatley go back and recommend to others.
We stayed at El hana palace for 1 week, Travelled with Panarama Hols Our room was spacious and clean ( in need of a slight refub )with a balcony (not all have a sea views). the mirrored bathroom doors lead you to find very large corner bath! The food was good plentiful and varied everyday. At night you could watch & listen to the hotel 2 piece band who were both tone deaf but good fun, or stroll to other nearby hotels, the Port is also a great place to visit only 10 mins walk. The Aqua Palace is also 10mins from the hotel & is great fun ( 10 dina=£5 pounds) The pool area is overlooking the sea, (Down side was a small dirty beach). The staff were all friendly and pleasant. The hotel is rated 5 star but in my opion its not more like a 4 star. I would definately return again & recommend el hana for a relaxing
A true palace!
We stayed at El hana palace for 1 week and loved every minute of our stay there. Our room was spacious and clean with a balcony from which you could see the sea. We also had a surprise when we opened the mirrored bathroom doors, which we thought was a wardrobe to discover a huge corner bath- fanatstic! The food was delicious and varied everyday. At night we either strolled to the marina or sat with a glass of wine/beer outside in the pool area overlooking the sea. The staff were all friendly and pleasant. I would definately recommend el hana for a relaxing value for money holiday.
The best is what you get
We visited the Hana Palace in July of this year and we had the best of holidays. The staff were wonderful and the hotel is second to none with a most beautiful pool area where you can relax or swim in the tepid water followed by a drink at the pool bar. We are definitely going to re-visit this paradise hotel. In the evenings stroll up to the Mariner and sample a meal at the Meditaranian Restraunt it is to die for.