El Hana Hannibal Palace Hotel
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... ve not had bad service, it's just that the reaturant is self-service, with guests helping themselves from the buffet and waiters relegated to clearing away. It can't give them much job satisfaction, just clearing away dirty dishes, no opportunity to tell people about what is on the menu and what they'd recommend.
Occasionally there is a florusih of activity, helping people to carry ...
... President of the Republic of Tunisia from July 1957 to November 1987. In 1934, at the age of 31, he co-founded the Neo Destour party which spearheaded the Tunisian movement for independence from France. Despite being arrested and exiled a number of times he continued to pursue a nationalist agenda. Following the country's independence on the 20th of March 1956, Bourguiba abolished the monarchy, ...
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This morning Sue, Josh and Grace are going cruising on a catamaran out of Port El Kantaoui.
Three hours sailing in the Med is a nice way to relax, especially when the captain drops anchor which means that it's time to go for a dip in the azure sea to cool off. After a refreshing swim the cruise continues and the catamaran head back to port!
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Historical Traveler Reviews El Hana Hannibal Palace Hotel Port El Kantaoui
The Hannibal reception staff were AWFUL. We waited 5 and a half hours to get a room. Not once did they offer us a drink, or tell us to go out and come back later when they would be able to give us a room. They simply kept telling us to sit at the reception and wait. They were angry at our children for getting restless and didn't allow them to play in the central courtyard to pass the time. Only when my husband gave the 'manager' a 20 dinar 'tip' did we get a room.
Ich hatte das Hotel sorgfältig für unsere Hochzeitsreise ausgesucht, aber ich wurde enttäuscht. Ich hatte kein 5-Sterne-Hotel nach europäischen Standard erwartet, aber...Das Hotel ist schon recht alt und auch das freundliche Personal konnte die vielen Mängel des Hotels nicht ausgleichen. Nach europäischen Standard sind es vielleicht 2 Sterne. Während der Woche gab es kein Unterhaltungsprogramm und der Strand wurde auch nicht sauber gemacht (wir hatten schlechtes Wetter und nur ein paar Tage ein wenig Sonne). Das Essen war sehr gut, mit reichlich Auswahl internationaler Gerichte und der Service war auch sehr gut. Ein weiterer Vorteil des Hotels ist die Lage, gleich neben dem Port El Kantaoui, einer schönen und ruhigen Gegend. Der Pool war okay, aber das Wasser noch recht kalt für diese Jahreszeit. Ich würde Ihnen empfehlen, ein neueres Hotel zu wählen, wo man sich besser entspannen kann und man besser unterhalten wird.
Ich komme gerade aus diesem Hotel und es ist definitiv kein 5-Sterne-Hotel, höchstens ein durchschnittliches 3-Sterne-Hotel. Ich bin sicher, dass es vor langer Zeit einmal ein angesehenes Hotel war, vielleicht vor 25 Jahren, aber der Glanz ist weg. Unser Meinung nach war das Personal an der Rezeption recht schroff und wenig hilfsbereit. Die Zimmer waren eher klein und seltsam eingerichtet - Teppiche an den Wänden. Aber sie wurden gründlich sauber gehalten und das Bettzeug wurde täglich gewechselt. Der Poolbereich war eher ein wenig heruntergekommen und viele der Sonnenliegen und Sonnenschirme waren kaputt. Das Personal im Restaurant war hilfsbereit und effizient, aber von den Horden von osteuropäischen Gästen, die ans Büfett stürmten und sich das Essen auf den Tellern nur so aufgetürmt haben, überfordert. Es gibt kein Unterhaltungsangebot im Hotel, außer einer seltsamen Transvestitenshow am Abend. Wir sind nicht hingegangen. Am Yachthafen kann man sehr schön laufen, aber man wird permanent von Leuten angesprochen, die einen in eine ihrer Bars lotsen wollen oder einem nachgemachte Sachen verkaufen wollen. Der Strand ist nicht so richtig sauber, im Meer gibt es viele Algen. Werde hier nicht mehr so schnell Urlaub machen!
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone going to tunisia. Yes, it is true, not a 5 star hotel, but a 4!
Me and my wife spent a whole week in the lovely setting of port el kantauoi in tunisia---Hannibal Hotel has an excellent location but was not up to our expectations as a 5 star resort.
Have just returned from this hotel and it is definitely not a 5 star hotel, rather it is an average 3 star one. I am sure at one time it was a prestigious hotel, possibly 25 years ago, but its glory as certainly diminished. We found the reception staff quite brusque and not helpful. Bedrooms are on the small side with a strange decor- carpet on the walls, but they were kept very clean and the linen was changed daily. The pool area and surroundings were rather run down and most of the sun loungers broken, as well as the umbrellas. The restaurant staff were helpful and efficient, but exasperated by the hoards of Eastern European guests many of whom totally blitzed the buffet and stock- piled the food. Virtually no entertainment in the hotel, except a strange transvestite show one night- we gave that a miss! The marina area itself is quite pleasant to walk around, but you do get constantly pestered to have a drink in various bars or buy numerous fake goods. The beach area is not terribly clean, with a lot of seaweed in the sea. Will not be rushing to return here for a holiday!!
I had booked this hotel before I read the reviews that were previously on here - all were poor but these do seem to have been removed and I can only agree that they did not deserve to be here. Anyway, we arrived at the hotel at 11pm, heart in mouth and expecting the worst. We were pleasantly surprised. The reception area to the hotel was perfectly acceptable - lots of marble, comfortable seating and very clean. The check-in process was painless even though we did not have all the paperwork needed (our fault - not the hotels). The bedroom whilst not exactly 5-star by London standards (but then, not many places can compete with Claridges, The Savoy, The Dorchester, etc.) was more than adequate for a holiday. And any shortcomings in the hotel itself was more than made up for by the staff for whom nothing was too much of an effort. I have stayed in many hotels around the world both on business and pleasure and the age-old rule of "treat people as you wish to be treated" holds strong - be nice and they will be nice to you. We were always greeted pleasantly and every effort was made to ensure that whatever we required was a pleasant experience - to the extent that on occasions, when we ordered drinks from the bar my wife would be presented with a flower. Our return airport pickup was 7pm so although we checked out at midday, the hotel provided us with a room to shower and change in at no additional charge. The constantly repeated question seems to be are there enough sunbeds at the pool and on the beach. Admitedly, we were not there in peak season but we never had a problem getting one no matter what time we turned up at. My main criticism of the hotel must be the food. We had breakfast daily and a few lunches - could do better. With regard to the physical location of the hotel, this must be the best one within Port El Kantaoui. The beach is a few yards past the pool area and beach restaurant and the port itself is full of cafes and bars of varying standards - 2 were very good indeed but as I can't give out their names you will have to find them for yourself. So, the question is, would I go back to Port El Kantaoui in general and the Hannibal Palace specifically - a definite yes to both questions. And remember, always make certain you have a pocket full of change - the odd dinar tip freely distributed does oil the wheels of your holiday.
I've carefully chosen this hotel for my honeymoon, but I was disappointed.
My wife and I spent four nights at the Hannibal Palace at the end of a tour of Tunisia. Overall it was probably the best hotel w stayed at on our tour. The rooms were good and well maintained. Service in the restaurant was excellent and I am sure that the very few words of Arabic that we know attracted attention from the two head waiters ( we were given one of the better tables) as well as excellent service from our table waiter. The food was good with a mix of buffet service one night followed by waiter service the next. The only disappointment was the appalling liquid passing as fruit juice for breakfast, which appears to be common in Tunisia..
We had agreat time in this Hotel. Very impressive approach and interior, lots of marble, very clean with friendly staff. Food was good and wholesome managed to make it into five courses each evening. Some times themed menus i.e. Tunisian, Italian etc. waiter service and self service on various evenings. Manicured gardens for sun bathers, waiter srvice for food and drinks next to a lovely marina. Beach bit of a downer, nice but needs a good clean. Rooms good size but a bit tired. We visited a number of similar Hotels in the area, and have to say this was the best we saw. Near by Sousse, very interesting if you can deal with the hassle of the market dealers. Great museums which are very clean and well looked after.