Travel Blogs from Port El Kantaoui
... dirty, stray animals, crumbling in parts, chaos in the streets, and watch where you walk. A country where you have to make sure to carry your own toilet paper - never a good sign. The first night, Tunisia was playing Cameroon in a World Cup qualifying match. It was an exciting 0-0 tie, but at least people were out not drinking. I had a decent meal, but everything was closed by 10:00 p.m. The second night was even slower without the game.
This morning we visited Monastir, which is just south of Sousse. The town has a fine ribat (fort) built by the Muslims to defend against the potential Christian invaders in the 10th century. It has been extensively restored & was used in "The Life of Brian" as a set. The major attraction apart from beaches is the Bourguiba mausoleum that he had built for himself during his long presidency. It houses the tombs of his family also & is ...
... got a little teint. They had many cats living on the property and one little cat really liked our room, therefore she spent the night a couple times, She just came through the window at night, when we were sleeping.
One day we went to the next big city Sousse. The medina (historic city center) was amazing, all those little alleyways and ...
... in a fight. A man thinking it fine to cheat on his wife, Is way beyond me so I gave some advice. He didn't take this too well, he said, 'You *****!' Security intervened, so only a little glitch. I loved the medina, the streets a confusion, But Dani christened it a 'Ghetto' - a very sad delusion. The one time she ventured off the beaten track, I befriended a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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!!!!!
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".
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.