SENTIDO Rosa Beach
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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 ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
... in Tunisia and North Africa the city boasts a ribat and mosque. The mosque, unlike mosques in other cities, is located outside of the medina. As the birthplace of the deceased ex-President, Habib Bourguiba, Monastir also has the impressive Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum.
There wasn't time to explore the inside of any of the monuments so I had to be content with walking around the oustide ...
... are: one of The Head of Medusa Iand The Triumph of Bacchus. There are also a significant number of exhibits from the excavations of the catacombs of the Good Shepherd.
After visiting the Bardo Museum in Tunis we wander in awe around the mosaics and other artefacts on display here.
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Historical Traveler Reviews SENTIDO Rosa Beach Monastir
Siamo appena ritornati da una settimana di vacanza al Rosa Beach. L'hotel era impeccabile, gli asciugamani e le lenzuola venivano cambiati ogni giorno, il cibo era nella norma, anche se non eccezionale, ma la scelta era ogni giorno molto ampia e non ci è mai capitato lo stesso pasto due volte. La birra costava pochissimo ma gli alcolici erano esosi: 6 sterline per un vodka e coca...conviene portarsi una bottiglia da casa (senza farsi scoprire, però). Il vino aveva un prezzo più ragionevole: 7 sterline a bottiglia. Non c'era nulla nei dintorni e abbiamo dovuto accontentarci dell'animazione, che non era il massimo. I ragazzi lavoravano, però, sodo ed erano felici che gli ospiti partecipassero alle varie attività. Non c'erano molti Britannici, gli ospiti erano perlopiù Francesi e Russi. Il personale era molto gentile ma non parlava poco inglese. I taxi non costavano molto, ma definite sempre il prezzo prima di salire. L'addetto alla security vi dirà quanto dovreste pagare. Sousse è una vera e propria esperienza e le persone del posto cercheranno di trascinarvi nei negozi: è un po' un incubo. Se siete in cerca di una vacanza tranquilla, lontano dal trambusto, questo è l'hotel che fa per voi, ma non aspettatevi un'area ristorante, troverete piuttosto una sala bar, ma il cibo era impeccabile e fresco, con un'ottima varietà. La colazione era un po' deludente, non c'erano uova e pancetta, solo formaggio e pane e tante marmellate...niente di grave, comunque, solo, non c'era quello che piaceva a me. Il soggiorno al Rosa Beach è stato, comunque, stupendo.
The Hotel is welcoming, clean, the staff very pleasant. We classed it as a three star, more than a four star. The Buffet food selection is good and faclities excellent. This is a highly recommended holiday. We booked through last minute.com (First Choice) and the organisers were very helpful. Ok, not too many British use the Hotel, but who goes abroad to find British people. The few we found in the hotel were great company, as were many of the French and Belgians. Haggling in the market towns of Monastir and Sousse is too say the least, 'interesting'. Expect to pay perhaps a sixth to a tenth of what they originally ask for, but the haggling is done in good spirit. Great deals on all leather goods, shoes, bags jackets etc. As soon as you are spotted as British, expect the remark "Lovely Jubbly", Can get a little wearing, but it's part of their fun and the fun of bartering. If you don't like being touched and guided by the owners into their shops to 'just look', don't go to the markets!! We only went to the resort for a week and came back home with good memories and would certainly go again. One word of warning, Try to get a room away from the disco (next door). It does go on until 4.30 am (6.00am on Saturdays) but after we changed rooms from day 2, didn't hear a sound. As a last minute holiday, it was inexpensive and not dissapointing.
Das Hotel hat uns mit offenen Armen empfangen. Es ist sehr sauber und die Angestellten sind sehr nett. Wir würden es eher als ein Drei Sterne Hotel einstufen, nicht als ein Vier Sterne Hotel. Die Auswahl am Büfett ist gut und die anderen Einrichtungen exzellent. Ich kann einen Urlaub hier sehr empfehlen.
Nous avons séjourné à l'hôtel Rosa Beach pendant une semaine, c'était bien mais sa clientèle est en majeure partie française et allemande (il y a peu d'Anglais). Le personnel est amical sauf le manager du bar de la plage qui est horrible. La nourriture est correcte mais le petit déjeuner n'était pas terrible et je ne suis pas quelqu'un de difficile; si je dois retourner dans cet hôtel j'emporterai avec moi des céréales pour mon petit déjeuner, les toasts sont terribles tout comme leurs oeufs brouillés ou bouillis, leurs gâteaux ou leurs plats a base de riz.
we stayed for one week in rosa beach the hotel was fine but catered for french and german as hardly any british stay there, the staff friendly except for horrible manager of beach bar,food ok but struggled with breakfast and in not a fussy person,if i stayed there again i would take cereal with me as toast a big hassle or its scrambled egg boiled egg cake or rice stuff,hotel nice and clean very close to airport, we booked online and they wanted £20 transfer, we have been to tunisia 4 times so knew how close hotel was and jumped into a taxi gave driver £5 note he was very happy and we got there in 3 minutes but settle on price before you get in .its right on beach, i would go there again for very cheap week away we paid £180 for 7 nights half board,but id rather go to royal kenz as rosa was FULL of kids up til 10pm and later which we didnt like much but if youve got kids and want a cheap week in sun and can get it online go for it !!
We booked our holiday to Rosa Beach Hotel on the Internet and admittedly it was a cheap booking. We booked after reading a number of reviews that positioned this Hotel as a 4 star. Being a seasoned traveller I realised that 4 star for North Africa would not be of a standard that you would get in other more developed countries, however, nothing could prepare me for what can be described only as a Butlins holiday camp environment with good weather. More on that later.
Acabamos de volver de una estancia de una semana en el complejo turístico Rosa Beach, el hotel está inmaculado, cambian las toallas y las camas todos los días, la comida está bien, nada del otro mundo, pero con mucha variedad de elección cada día, nunca comimos lo mismo dos veces. La cerveza es muy barata pero los licores son muy caros, unas 6 libras (9 euros) por un vodka con coca cola, vale la pena comprar una botella antes de ir (pero que no te pillen). El vino salía a 7 libras (10 euros) la botella. No había ningún sitio en los alrededores, así que hay que contentarse con el entretenimiento del hotel, que no es el mejor, pero los chicos trabajan muy duro y quieren que participes. No hay muchos ingleses allí, la mayoría son franceses y rusos. La gente es muy amable pero no hablan inglés muy bien. Los taxis son baratos pero siempre hay que fijar el precio antes de subirte a uno. El tipo de seguridad te dirá cuánto debes pagar. Sousse es toda una experiencia y los lugareños intentarán meterte en las tiendas, que es como una pesadilla. Si quieres unas vacaciones tranquilas sin bullicio, éste es el hotel para ti, no te esperes que tenga un ambiente de restaurante, es más como un café-bar, pero no se puede uno quejar de la comida, hay una gran variedad y siempre está fresca, el desayuno decepciona un poco, sin bacon ni huevos, sólo queso y pan y mucho jamón, pero es mi gusto personal. Lo pasé muy bien en el Rosa Beach.
Mon séjour s'est déroullé du 09 juillet au 23 juillet 2006.
Just returned from a weeks stay in Rosa beach, the hotel is spotless the towels and beds are cleaned everyday, the food is ok nothing too flash, but a lot of choice on a daliy basis never had the same meal twice. Beer is really cheap but any spirits are very expensive £6 for a vodka and coke, it is worth while buying a bottle before you go. ( dont get caught though). Wine worked out at £7.00 a bottle. Nothing at all around so you are stuck with the entertainment, which is not the best but the kids worked really hard, and like you to join in. Not many english people there mostly French and Russian. People are really friendly but do not speak much english. Taxi's are cheap but always arrange a price before you get in. The guy on security will tell you how much you should pay. Sousse is an experience and the locals will try and get you into the shops which is a bit of an nightmare.