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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Kanta Port El Kantaoui
i stayed at the hotel kanta in june of this year and felt it was one of the best holidays i have ever had,so much so that im going back next year!our rooms were very clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful at all times.when i stayed there we stayed half board and the food i could not fault and gave it a 100%.the weather is beautiful and the pool and beach were very clean at all times.the tunisian people were very friendly and could not do enough for you,all in all an excellent holiday!!!!!
Wonderful Hotel, Wonderful Holiday.
My wife and I have just returned from our first holiday in Tunisia, (it won't be our last). It was a late deal by Direct Holidays Glasgow and we had never heard of Port El Kantaoui before. We were well advised to try the "Hotel Kanta".
It turned out to be a good choice. Staff were always courteous and helpful, room was large, spacious and very clean. Food was varied and of a good quality, pools were excellent and clean. Gardens were spacious and well kept.
Although purpose built for the tourist trade Port El Kantaoui was pretty. People have complained about the touts, however all you have to say is no and they leave you alone. We went for one week, the weather was glorious.
The holiday itself was very relaxing for us. You can be as laid back as you like or as active as you like, plenty of quad bike parks, paragliding, and numerous trips. Shops are plentiful, and the prices are reasonable, you can go to the Medina and haggle for goods, but if you don't wish to haggle there are the fixed price shops which are air-conditioned and reasonable.
When you go on holiday here, make sure you have enough sun-screen and drink PLENTY of water to stop you getting dehydrated.
All in all a very good holiday 8 out of 10
Trusted reviews here and booked last minute break. What can I say.... wonderful hotel, staff who can't do enough, food excellent and by far the most beautiful gardens in vicinity. Can't wait to return in September.
We are just back after 2 weeks in Kanta Residence. 2 women on our own and I have to say even though the Hotel is a bit dated ( rumour has it that a full make over is to take place this winter ) the facilities , food and particularly the staff were fantastic. I have never met such lovely obliging people , friendly and welcoming to one and all. We booked b&b but ate in the Hotel a few times and I would highly reccommend it. The food was as good as we got in any restaurant around the Marina. Excellent holiday!
Super hotel and service
Really super hotel and surpassed all our expectations. Set in large attractive gardens/grounds, located close to all amenities but also secluded in its own grounds.
Service and comfort were well above average. Food was excellent and too much (but ate it all anyway). Breakfast was best.
Staff were great and did not pester for tips but they all deserved them anyway.
2 large pools, 2 childrens pools, 1 indoor pool, gym tennis courts. Tired out just writing about it
Couldn't fault a thing, great hotel and resort.
If the acid test of a good holiday is how quickly you relax into 'chill mode', the Kanta is outstanding. All the good things written about the hotel are true, it exceeded my expectations by a mile. Throughly recommended for a Spring break. Yes, the local attractions in Port Kantoui are synthetic, but the Tuk Tuk ride into Sousse quickly puts you into contact with something a bit more real.
Absolutely super hotel
i have stayed at the kanta 4 times now and am never disappointed. i am returning this october and cannot wait. the staff are so helpful and friendly and nothing is ever too much trouble. the food is super with a great variety and always fresh. half board offers a choice of lunch or dinner and lunch is a treat with full waiter service, very relaxing indeed. the waiters always remember a face even after 1 year... this hotel, resort etc is one of my favourite and i look forward to returning..
My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Kanta in August 2000 when we were on our honeymoon...it was very honestly a beautiful hotel, the food, staff and atmosphere were amazing! while in tunisia we went out on safari and during those 4 days we stayed overnight at 3 other hotels.We can happily admit to feeling we had "come home" when we arrived back at Hotel Kanta. The rooms are beautiful and the pools are wonderfully maintained. We would definitely love to go back sometime and relive some fantastic memories of wandering around the marina or watching the dancing fountain....the smell of jasmine in the evening and the bargainous shopping!!!
I stayed Half Board in the Hotel Kanta last September and i would highly recommend it. It was one of the most relaxing holidays that i was ever on. The food was beautiful through out our stay and we had a mixture of buffet meals and waiter style meals.
We usually went for a walk by the marina in the night time which was lovely and then went back to our hotel for a few drinks. There was a band playing each night in the hotel.
The facilities were very good at the hotel, 2 lovely big pools and plenty of sun loungers to ly out on. We found that we hardly ever left the pool to go the beach as it was so relaxing by the pool.
I have visited this hotel about 7 times since 1990 and it has never been a disappointment. The hotel can boast large clean rooms, all with bath and shower. Try and request an ocean view where you can see the pools, the sea and the beautiful harbour.
You will never go hungry in the restaurant as there is a vast choice of foods which offer something for every taste. Starter and dessert are from the buffet and most nights there is a choice of 4 main meals. An example of each meal choice is displayed as you enter the restaurant so you know exactly what you will get. If you do decide to go half board, the food won't be a disappointment but the restaurant does lack atmosphere so I would recommend going half board and not full board.
The two large swimming pools are both spotless and refreshing and never feel crowded. There is also an indoor pool. During the day there are many activities around the pool eg water polo, aqua aerobics, ping pong, etc. You are encouraged to join in but never pressured if you want to simply chill. There are lots of places to lie in the sun and more shady parts in the beautifully kept gardens.
The best thing about the hotel is simply the staff, who can never do enough for you. I am well travelled but I have never met such warm people as the Tunisians. They never forget a face and are most charming and helpful.
The hotel is very well situated and the Port is beautiful to wander around particularly in the evenings. I would definitely recommend this 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.
... refilling drinks, but it is sporadic and seems to happen when the fancy takes them or when guests are about to depart.
Finally the time comes, our meal is over and it's time for the tip. We give some notes to Gracie to give to the waiter. He seems to appreciate the gesture. Slipping the notes into his pocket he disappears into the kitchen and presumably home for the evening.
... in Tunisia and North Africa the city boasts a ribat and mosque. The mosque, unlike mosques in other cities, is located outside of the medina. As the birthplace of the deceased ex-President, Habib Bourguiba, Monastir also has the impressive Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum.
There wasn't time to explore the inside of any of the monuments so I had to be content with walking around the oustide ...
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!
... as we drive back to Port El Kantaoui how in the 9th century astute Phonecians thought that the site they named Hadrumetum, now modern day Sousse, would benefit from being developed as a port, to the modern day astute Tunisians who developed the site of Port El Kantaoui for ...