Royal Miramar Thalassa
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... He seems to be almost venerated by the people & his times are seen as a kind of golden age. We wandered in the medina with narrow passages between the houses & enjoyed seeing the range of products available.
After lunch, back in Sousse, we went to the ribat to see the recently re-opened museum of 2nd century AD mosaics & artefacts taken from villas in the area, in its courtyard. These were truly stunning, in size, ...
... 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.
... Josh and Grace headed into the Medina to do some shopping and buy refreshments.
The ribat, whilst built as a fortification, also became a religious centre and was for some time a place of pilgrimage.
It was erected in 796 AD and has been enlarged several times making it probably one of the largest surviving ribats in North Africa. It was enlarged on the north side ...
... 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 ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Miramar Thalassa Monastir
My friend and I went here for a 3 night break, on a last minute deal for £99.
We have just returned from a very nice stay at the Miramar Thalassa....staying half board for 2 weeks.....2 adults and 2 children....
First of all, the hotel is not exactly located in Monastir: it is based in the middle of nowhere between Sousse (7km) and Monastir (10km) which can be accessed by taxi (a total rip off, be ready to bargain hard, and confirm the price PRIOR to getting into the cab) or by the unreliable but cheap local buses. Personally Monastir was much friendlier, cleaner and interesting than Sousse, and you can find excellent coucous restaurants at every corner.
I booked this holiday as a 'last minute' deal a week before departure. I was feeling tired, stressed-out and desperate for a break somewhere warm, quiet and relaxing, (and preferably with a bit of sun!). I came home after our seven night stay feeling de-stressed and with a reasonable tan. I thoroughly recommend this hotel and would certainly stay there again if I returned to this area of Tunisia.
My husband and I enjoyed our stay in this luxury hotel; the staff were pleasant and helpful, the entertainment "quaint" but enjoyable. My husband is a devout carnivore and enjoyed the buffet meals immensely but I had difficulty finding a well balanced plate of food because I am a vegetarian. It would have been so very useful to have foods labelled with a "V" as appropriate. Despite making this suggestion, no action was taken by the catering staff so I had to ask if certain dishes were suitable for me. I got wrong information so often that I gave up and lived on salads - goods for my figure but rather boring day after day.
Went there on honeymoon just before Christmas and it couldn't have been nicer. Food was great, staff were fantastic and couldn't have been more helpful. Entertainment team were a joy to be around and all in all it was a wonderful holiday, even though it rained!! Look forward to returning when the weather gets better ;)
My boyfriend and I visited Tunisia in November 2004. It was our first trip there and overall we were very happy with our stay. The hotel was lovely, really impressive, and we had a massive room. The rooms were cleaned every day and our bedspread shaped into a little pattern. Overall the staff were very nice and helpful, one or two of the waiters were actually quite rude however. We stayed half board and the food was ok but not brilliant - this seemed to vary day to day. There was long life milk for cereal, tea and coffee. There was a guy cooking omelettes every morning which were really good, as was the bread - huge selection and all fresh. There was a lot of choice for dinner as well, but again this varied - some days there were more dishes than others. Usually there would be some traditional Tunisian meals, alongside some pasta, meat and salad dishes. Plenty of desserts as well, fresh fruit, cakes and sweets. Personally I would avoid salad and fruit unless you wash it in bottled water first. There are 2 other restaurants in the hotel but we didn't try these, as well as a Moorish cafe which looked nice but there was never anyone in there.
Two families went together. The hotel was clean and grateful that we could get rooms next door to each other.
By far the best bit of the holiday was the beach. It kept the kids occupied. Kidsclub was the same every day. Food was not served in the evening until 6.30 too late for children. The service was not great until last day when people were expecting tips.
The biggest disadvantage was that there was no babysitting service provided and therefore by the time we had got the kids to bed the food had been standing around for 2 hrs.
We still managed to have a great holiday.
The Miramar is probably not a 4 star but this is Africa ! It is clean and comfortable with air con in all the rooms. The food was of a high standard with pleanty of choice! Of course if you pile everything on your plate every night then you may become a little bored!
This hotel is supposed to be a 4 star but i think it should have been down graded to a two star.
the place is awful. the rooms are dreadful. Food was no good either.