Marhaba 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.
... 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 ...
... marble sarcophagus.
The mortal remains of other members of the Bourguiba family are also housed in the mausoleum.
The mausoleum complex dominates and overshadows the adjacent Sidi el-Mezeri cemetery.
So after taking a few exterior shots of the various monuments it's time to board the bus and head back to Port El ...
... is plain and simple which shows off the mosaics to best effect. The museum is also well laid out and easy to navigate and above all the exhibits are clearly signed and described.
Unlike the market all of the historical sites: the Ribat, the Mosque, the Kasbah and the museum ...
... 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 ...
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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.
Very clean all round and all the staff were lovely and friendly and would do anything to help. We had a fairly large room which despite our daughter's best efforts to untidy they kept nice and clean! Room service was excellent.
Definitely the best area to stay in, nice and relaxing atmosphere both in and out of the hotel. Be aware that the sunbeds by the pool are sporting towels at around 6 every morning but we went to the sandy beach and didn't have to fight for a space. Couldn't fault the food in and around the hotel. But always make sure you have change for tips, just a couple of dinars will do (approx £1). We took the Sahara Explorer trip which we thought great value for money, long periods of time on the coach but the 4wd drive was great fun as was the camel ride, the overnight stay was in a quite impressive hotel but take cossies with you as a dip in the pool on arrival would've been welcome if our tour rep had told us about it! You will see things that will amaze you and some will take your breath away, namely some of the loos!! A great time overall
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
Very freindly hotel
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!
Outside there are 2 pools and a long stretch of sandy beach.
the hotel has 2 bars and 1 nightclub. The main bar has nightly entertainment and the bar staff are really freindly. (Samir & Bob make you most welcome!)
Overall a very nice hotel
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.
Not bad, really.
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.