Iberostar Diar El Andalous
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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 ...
Tonight is our last dinner at the Marhaba Palace and so not unexpectedly we receive exceptional service this evening. It's a ritual - which sometimes descends to pantomine - we've seen acted out a few times now. Waiters rushing round guests at their last meal, presumably to ensure that they get a good tip.
So we play our part and let our waiter go through the ritual. ...
... would have been used as a vantage point to scan the horizon for hostile fleets. Today it affords a panoramic view of the city and Al-Qurayyah beach.
Film fact - The Ribat was used as a location for Monty Python's Life of Brian and Zeffirelli's Life of Christ
Located near the ribat and the coast the mosque breaks the tradition of Islamic town ...
... The Kasbah has been well preserved and rennovated. It's deserted and so we can relax in peace and quiet.
Views from the kasbah
Leaving the museum we walk through the narrow streets of the Kasbah downhill towards the port and main square.
Arriving back at the hotel I head for the water dispenser adjacent to the bar and quench my thirst.
It sure was hot out there and unfortunetly I was without money so couldn't stop off for a drink on the road from Sousse.
So after a shower and change of clothes, I was actually dripping wet, I feel a lot better and can genuinely put my feet up!
How has this resort rated in the past?
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
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Historical Traveler Reviews Iberostar Diar El Andalous Port El Kantaoui
Well, firstly i will say that no to all the reviewers that this is not a five star hotle, but in case it has escaped your mind this is a third world country! need i say more! You must be dissalusioned if you think you will get the ritz for the minima prices you pay here, so please come off it!!
Myself and my girl friend have recently returned from our holiday. Tunisia is a very different country compared to the UK, and the salesmen are extrememly friendly,yet very 'in-your-face'. The holiday overall was a pleasant experience, and we would conider going back again. The hotel overall was superb, and the food was excellent, with a wide variety of choice.
We came back yesterday from Tunisia, having had a very relaxing week's holiday. We booked last minute through Panorama, and it was a bargain.
Me(15) and my mum (53) went and found that we met a wide variety of people, we made some great friends. the hotel is beatuiful, the staff are friendly and the beach (a few yards aways) is stunning. it was ashame that at the time we went it was to cold. Even thought it was to cold for the beach and outside pool, the indoor pool was lovely and warm. the sauner was great!!! we recomend that you go on the 2day desert trip. The experience can only be called awsome. The hotel was fine for small children but the trip involves alot of coach travel, walking and climbing. I would say children 6+ who can sit and be patient and who will not act up.
We were very pleased with the Diar El Andalous (DEA) Hotel and enjoyed a relaxing break. We arrived on Sunday 9th October on the 5* allocation on arrival deal with Panorama. Having read the review of 20th June from the Cornwall trip advisor, I was quite content to learn that we were to be accommodated in DEA and as our stay progressed I was impressed by the accuracy of the June review.
In response to the review below, we also just returned from Diar El Andalous on Sunday morning - so we were there the same week and do recall the arrival of the paramedics on the beach on Saturday.
I would not go back to the Diar El Andalous (DEA), (nor Tunisia in general). My concerns relate to DEA's cleanliness, the poor quality of the half-board food, questionable health & safety and the general attitude of staff. All in all, this dated hotel should NOT be portrayed as 5 star.
My wife and I booked with Panorama (online) about 4 weeks before travelling for 5 star half board alllocated on arrival flying from Exeter in June 2005. We paid £319 which we thought was pretty good from a small regional airport. We arrived at the Daer El Andalous about midnight with one other couple and we're booked in quickly and effficiently. Incidentally the other lady was in a wheelchair and was very happy with the way hotel was laid out and the way she was looked after by the staff.