Miramar Golf Hotel
Travel Blogs from Port El Kantaoui
Enfidha airport is gleaming in the hot sun when we arrive for our flight home. Check in effortless and security, despite the recent troubles, is light touch.
It's a modern day oasis, which is somewhat souless and seeming ...
... 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.
Our final stop of the day is the costal city of Monastir, which is just over 23km south of Sousse and 33 km from Port El Kantaoui.
Monastir - from past to present
Founded on the ruins of the Punic-Roman city of Ruspina, Monastir has since evolved and developed from a fishing village into a major tourist resort - a familiar story along the Mediterranean coast.
Like a number of ...
... which makes it all the more pleasant for us.
After enjoying the treasures inside the museum we walk around the courtyard or garden terrace oustide. It's good to feel the sun and enjoy the views from the elevated position of the Kasbah. We look over the port, the medina and other parts ...
After a walk back in time we decide that a journey back to the hotel by cab would be preferable to the land train. We don't have any problem finding a cab, sitting just outside the medina under the shade of a tree seems to be a sign that you need a cab!
It's interesting ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Miramar Golf Hotel Port El Kantaoui
Chill out break
myself and my wife and son [ 7 ]went to miramar golf in october last year to celebraye my 40th birthday. on arrival we found the hotel quite basic but clean. the room was quite small but clean. food in the restaurant was nothing exciting but edible. The fellow guests were of an older age[ it is not very suitable for younger people as it is very quiet. drink in the bar was dear[ £3.50 a pint]. if you want a quiet holiday with no great expectations this may be the hotel for you.
Ive recently just returned from the Mirramar Golf hotel.My first thoughts were that the hotel seemed fairly quiet...probably just the start of the season tho.!!Anyway in my opinion the hotel entertainment was ptretty poor...Unless you are into karaoke nights and bingo that is...!!!The hotel was fairly expensive for drinks.£2.80 for a pint.Which was'nt of the finest quality beer.The food was average too>Seemed to be the same thing every other day.Beef in sauce.Turkey and sauce.etc.etcAnyway i would not reccomend this place because the entertainment was poor.beer expensive.weather bad.food poor.
Liked it so much, I'm going again
I wanted a quiet week to chill and recharge my batteries = it's exactly what i got. Staff friendly, food excellent, facilities no complaints, room average but caught the sun mid afternoon and sat on the balcony ~ no view though.
My days were the same, my choice and I enjoyed it. Down to the main road and turned left, pass the Leather factory £50 for made to measure leather jacket. wALKED 2 MILES AND THEN TURNED RIGHT DOWN AN "L" SHAPED ROAD.... 300 YARDS BEACH................ walked the shoreline and swam (in April) walked the 3 miles to The Marina, jurn off just beofe the German Pillbox. Into the Marina and coffee and just people watch oin the sun. Watch the boat rides and promises of dolphins (they are too far out) but agreat way to start a tan. The marina is great at night and everyone os so welcoming and friendly + as long as you buy/spend.............
take the 2 day Sahara trip ~ well worth the money and very enjoayable in a sightseeing way (but tiring)!!!
The Cabaret night was crap except the wine cheap.
Try Brek it has egg in it and I still make and enjoy it now.
The only drawback was the noise from the disco at night (rear of hotel) the distance from the beach. Taxi to Marina ~ pay no more than 2 Dinar. Watch the airporton arrival. You will have no local currency till you get to the hotel. If you can carry your own bags better off as the "portes" are locals and excpect a tip...... they love English currency. Tip the hotel waiters in 50p and £1 coins ~ they will change them with quests on last day.
A big "DO"!!!!! take bottles of whisky to barter and tell the Hotel rep that yu have some ~ he can cut you a good deal.
In all ~ fan-bloody-tastic (for a mature man on his own who want' his own company and suntan. Take a look for yourself ~http://www.dafudd.com/tunisia.htm
Any advise ~ firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm off agian to Skanes in September, I know I won;t be disapointed.
Good luck and enjoy
PS: at main road turn right, up hill half a mile on left above hillsdie ~ local hotel with mint tea and locals ~ friendly (they serve english breakfasts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Dafudd Egryn ifan apGriffudd (Wales)
Not My Cup of Tea - But then again ... It might be that I prefer Coffee!
Upon entry into the hotel it seemed quite nice with a large reception area with sofas etc.
Having gone up the lift, the long corridor to our room seemed old and worn and it smelled damp. The carpets were frayed and clearly well worn. The paintwork was shoddy.
The room itself wasn't too bad. Nice balcony overlooking the pool which was nice. At first it was lovely until it rained at night .... And boy did it rain at night. The balcony filled up with water which soon leaked into our room.
The room service was good and the rooms were maintained everyday (including the water being got rid of).
We booked full board and initially the food seemed ok. After a few days however it seemd to be all the same and quite bland it was too, unless you wanted to try fish head soup or something equally odd. I was brave enough to try a seafood curry and I regretted it for most of the holiday due to a dicky tummy.
The area is very highly policed and it feels relatively safe. The Marina is a beautiful place but you are hassled every third step by sales people telling you that their wares are "Luvvly Jubbly" and "Cheaper than ASDA Price". My tip .... Speak in a strange tongue (gobble de gook)and confuse them. Once they know you are an English speaker they give it all the chat. They also know enough German, French, Italian etc to do the same to them. Gobble de gook works almost every time and is a great way of keeping yourself entertained. It confuses the Hell out of them. If you are lucky enough to be able to speak Welsh this would work equally well!
Haggling is fun if you fancy bartering for goods. We went to The Medina which is great for bartering although we didn't feel as safe there.
One thing that struck me at The Medina was some of the locals' belief that English women are cheap and easy. One cheeky local took a photo up my fiance's dress quite blatantly, but being surrounded by locals I felt powerless to react as I wanted. My tip would be to go wearing clothes that cover you thoroughly and maybe, just maybe, you won't meet this sort of behaviour. I was tempted to go out in a wig and a short skirt mysef to see if he would take a photo up my skirt and get more than he bargained for. After careful consideration I decided that I did not have the legs to carry off this crafty ruse sucessfully!
The pool at the hotel was quite nice with activities every day. The drinks are really cheap also and it is virtually impossible to spend your money. The service is good too and the staff are only too willing to assist you.
Personally I would not return to the hotel but maybe this is due to my "Tunisia Tummy" that haunted me for much of the holiday. I was also not keen on the constant approaches at The Marina by tradesmen, some of whom were quite aggressive in their manner.
Tunisia didn't do it for me, I'm afraid but I am well aware of many people who love the place.
One very good thing is the prices. I think that it was so cheap that we came home with more money than we went with!
Loved the place
we stayed in the hotel in february, and loved the place. a brand new swimming pool had been installed this year, the entertainment was good every night and
especially the english guy who served in the bar was funny.
A query that you had the staff were alway willing to help and were prompt with the service
overall the place was clean and tidy and towels changed everyday, i would definiately go back to this hotel is it a bit out of the way but only a 20 minute walk to the marina which is very pretty
My love to all at the Miramar golf from James Bond XXXXXXX
We the wife and I first went tothe MIRAMAR GOLF in DEC.2001 for 2weeks, we have been back every year since, BUT for 4 Weeks, This year it will be for 5 weeks, if you want somewere to stay that is cheap but get 5 star treatment then the MIRAMAR GOLF HOTEL is the place,tell them JAMES BOND say's hello and thay are to look after you. Mr.TOMMEY and his staff will look after you and if you want anything you only have to ask.
Regards, GORDON JEFFERSON. ( JAMES BOND )
P.S.I FORGOT TO MENTION IT IS IN THE MIDDLE OF PORT- EL-KANTAOUI GOLF COURSE. 2 GOLF COURSES. SEE [--]. Great for golfers.
What a great stay
What a great place to stay. Second year in a row to this resort and better this time. The hotel was what we expected, the staff were very friendly especially the lad running the english bar (helped make our stay).
Made some good friends and even though the marina is 30 - 35 mins walk away it was easy to find by road or beach.
Watersports on the beach were great.
An all round brilliant time, hopfully go back next year.
The food was a bit samey but being a fussy eater was to my liking.
Such a big let down
What a big let down this stay was, whilst the hotel from the outside looked impressive enough, once inside things changed, there was a constant smell of poo in the air and it attracted many insects-mainly flies, which after a while became a joke, these flies would also be very much a cause of stomach churning when faced with your meals(flies would be seen walking over the food). The Hotel staff were friendly and had no complaints about the general running of things there. It should also be noted if you are thinking about a visit to the area be prepared for a constant barrage of approaches from the locals selling their wears!!!!!
All that was promised
Just came back from Port el Kantaoui and it is everything that was promised, great beach, beautiful harbour (sorry Marina) with lovely little shops and nobody dragging you in to buy anything. Great restaurants, lovely friendly people and things to do for the children (paragliding, Aqua Palace, go karting, quad biking) etc.
We stayed in the Miramar Golf. A beautiful hotel, Golf Course, indoor pool, outdoor pool, tennis, enterainment most nights (basic but enjoyable), lovely rooms, fantastic staff and food very good, even the children liked it!!. The only problem was that it was about 10 mins from the beach but there was a horse and cart shuttle service but I am not too sure if it was connected to the hotel officially.
If going to the medina in Sousse - DON'T. As a 6ft male I still found it somewhat intimidating, I laughed off most of the dealers but when they try to drag your children in that is asking a bit much. Anyway the prices at the Marina in PEK are much cheaper.
Myself and the wife will go back again mainly because it was NOT one of those places where you have to jostle for everything. It WAS peaceful, quiet, beautiful and perfect for rest and relaxation.
Loved the rides to the beach courtesy of Ali Baba and the horse and carriage
The hotel looks very impressive on arrival,although the road was being dug out to be replaced. As with any other property things need to be maintained. Although at the height of season I thought this possibly the wrong time to be making any major alterations. However this must be the only real negative that I have to say.
The staff were exceptionally friendly aswell as extremley busy. The rooms were clean and also the grounds of the hotel. The entertainment was good especially the dancers and snake men. It has to be said aswell that the north africans are extremley good with children so dont be affended if somebody comes over and chucks their cheecks.
The hotel is quite near to the beach and as I said previously there is a horse drawn carrige that will chauffer you there for free.
The food was not my cup of tea but I am very fussy but my husband and son loved it. There was also a very wide choice. The desserts are excellent with plenty to choose from so expect to put on weight.
I can recomend this holiday to families and couples alike it was extremley enjoyable and most importantly clean. Also the resort of Port el Kantoui has got to be the best all round resort in Tunisia that we have been to so far, believe me we have been all over tunisia several times and we just keep going back
But just one word of advise. If like me you have a sensative stomach stay off the tunisian brew.