Marhaba Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Port El Kantaoui
... Sousse. It isn't quite in the desert, but you can feel it from here. It also has a rabat, supposedly in better condition than the one in Sousse, but its medina/souk is not nearly as traditional or historical.
However, Monastir does have the mausoleum of Habib Bourghiba, the dictator of 31 years (1956-1981) after Tunisia obtained independence from France, He was a *******, but he had a vision for Tunisia as a moderate Islamic country, ...
... preservation. The tessera (stones) were tiny & the detail in them was amazing comparable with anything we have ever seen. The craftsmen & artists of the area were famous throughout the Roman Empire. Apparently only the Bardo museum in Tunis has as good works. Our guide then led us through the old quarter back to our hotel in Sousse. Still no sense re the AC so we slept with the balcony door open & were visited by the mosquitoes much to Dick's ...
... 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 ...
... stayed for hours for a chat. Haggling & bartering, on and on it went, Dani impatient, in despair her head bent. So from then she stayed home, lapping sun by the pool, Or puked in the toilet, her head down the loo. Yet Jody & Wendy, Scott & Sarah, My partners in crime, my fellow alcohol bearers. First the karaoke, next the sunny port, Stopped by police, ...
... is dead (sure he is), nice hotel i don't like the prostitutes much the guy looks like an idiot & the girl is a slag, not a hot slag, just a slag. anyway thats pretty much it erm.....
everyone is a northerner which is cool nice people but **** knows what there saying, but whiskey all day. DONE
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews Marhaba Palace Hotel Port El Kantaoui
the hotel is good. rooms serviced daily. with hairdryers in bathrooms. Staff fantastic. Table in restaurant is allocated at start of stay. down side is food is hit and miss.
Just got back from a week at this hotel and would definitely look to go back.
Going back for more
we will be returning to the marhaba palace in june 2005 for the 4th year running. it is a great hotel and the service is always excellent. the refurbishment for your information has been going on for the past 3 years but has never caused us any bother. we have met a number of people who return year after year. don't expect an aiya nappa type holiday it is a wonderful relaxing quiet holiday. the night life is there if you want it but after an exhausting day by the pool it's an earlyish night. all the waiters are great . see ali by the pool and he will sort out your sun beds. sushu and maka in the dinning room will look after you and shakib will ply you with drinks all night. anyone going mid june will see you there.
alan and pauline
Just got back last night
Hotel is still being refurbished and we were lucky to have one of the new rooms. some people didnt. Food was plentifull and tasty. Full board is great value for money. Facilities were good. Our two teens loved the nightclub which was busy every night. On site golf course was perfect for pre dinner exercise. Staff are a delight. Only low point was the weather but as this is a hotel review then nuff said. Position of hotel is perfect for beach and town.
Once tried, never forgotten
I shall never forget the overall amazing experience from this Hotel. The staff are all excellent, the quality of service, cleanliness and the facilities are faultless.
This is easily the best holiday I have had, ever. I can't wait to go back again!
Exellent service throughout
Dinning room staff are brilliant and look after you no matter what
Hotel right on the beach with again great service with whte coated and dicky bowed staff. The security man takes good care of you and brings you your sunbeds (free) and anything you need just give him a call. Meals are fantastic with your own personal table and waiters for your entire stay. We are looking forward to our return there very soon
By far one of the better hotels in the resort, gardens & grounds were very well kept, the hotel staff were all very freindly. Meals were to a faily high standard although the main restaurant was being refurbished at the time of our visit so we had all meals in the breakfast bar. Rooms were very well kept (beware of "single" rooms - very limited view!) best views are from 2nd floor up. All room`s have balcony, air conditioning, t.v (only 2 english news channels though) bath/shower w.c and mini fridge. Try to get one of the larger rooms, these have 2 balconies!
Value for money
7th Feb 2005. A very good spacious hotel where the staff were helpful and courtious. Good size rooms with a first class room service. The rooms on the front of the hotel get the sun most of the day, where rooms on the back of the hotel with a sea view were not as fortunate. A variety of good food. The American Bar was a pleasant retreat in the evening.
Large package holiday hotel in the resort of Port El Kantaoui. Booked through Thompson who were exellent. About 1/2 hour transfer from Monastir airport. Location excellent - direct access onto nice sandy beach with hotel bar/restaurant on edge of beach. Watersports available. Nice outdoor pool area, reasonable indoor pool and sports facilities. Food above average for area (buffet starter and al a carte main) although room service/late night food virtually non existant. 2 bars which serve cheap drinks and provide "entertainment" each night. Rooms large and clean with reasonable size balcony. Ones with Seaview don't seem to get the sun. Resort nicer than many of the surrounding areas and this hotel appears the best placed with access to beach and distance to Marina. If you want a clean hotel with reasonable standards in a good location then you cant really go wrong. Just expect coach loads of tourists.