Riu Park El Kebir
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... door. A very lovely place to stay.
We decided to explore our new surroundings and ended up at the beach. My toes were greeted by fairly cold water - I won't be swimming in it this week. A man lead his camel along the beach, hoping to relieve tourists of a few dinars - however we didn't take photos of his furry friend. There are no wild camels in Tunisia, they are all owned by someone.
... with limited budget, we stayed on the beach for the whole day, eventhough the city was quite boring, i had such a good day there, the beach was perfect for swiming, the water was at the right temperature, not too wavy, the weather was perfect as well, not as windy as sousse where the sand could cut through your skin. It was the perfect place for us to relax after a long day of shopping and site seeingwith our bags. we ...
You'll notice that there are not many if any tourists in my photos. WHY IS THAT?
Well i in essence don't do tourists! By that i mean trips as for the complete context yes i will do a tourist giving half the chance. I SHOULD BE THAT LUCKY OR THE TOURIST.
Most of these photos are point and shoot,strap looped over the neck camera set to high speed resolution, finger ready on button point push and hope ...
Josefina, Dad, Joss and I on a four night jaunt to Tunisia. Josefina had already been there, but she was kind enough to go again, as it is somewhere I had wanted to go since 2000, where I had to cancel my planned holiday. That was going to be 7 days in a hotel, by the pool and beach. My idea of a holiday has changed since then, and this was to be much more tiring!
Arrived in resort hotel at about 8pm, dinner in ...
Our last day in Port El Kantaoui, flying back home tomorrow morning. Spent the whole day at the beach, relaxing and enjoying the sun while we can.
In the evening - another expensive but amazing visit in Le Meditarrenee. Had a delicious vegetable gratin (Pete wanted to try it for the taste and ended up eating loads and paying compliments to the chef!) and some French-style beef (Pete says it was also amazing) and a ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Riu Park El Kebir Hammamet
Having stayed at several Riu Hotels which we have found excellent - we thought this one a little disappointing. We could not fault the Staff as they were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble, but the food although edible was very repetitive and not up to the standard of our previous Riu stays. January is not a good month to stay in Tunisia as the weather is very mixed - we had four sunny days in l4 with 3 days with heavy rain and very cold temperatures - this meant that we had to stay in the Hotel where there was very little laid on in the day time and being a good 40 minute walk into Hammamet this was restrictive. I am sure things would probably be different in the Spring or Summer. This was an all-inclusive Hotel and very good value as you could, of course, drink and eat as much as you want, but next time we will choose a half board option where we can choose a decent wine with our meals! and also use the mini bar in our room, should we so choose instead of having to go down to the bar each time we required a drink to sip on our balcony! The lobby bar did not open until late in the afternoon which meant a very long walk to the "all-inclusive" bar. We would not choose to go back to this Hotel regardless of the friendliness of the Staff and the superb animation team.
A very friendly hotel good food clean rooms good location. service was first class entertainment was good and everyone made you welcome
We literally returned from this hotel yesterday. We (4 adults) went for a Christmas/New Year holiday and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
We stayed for a week all inclusive and went purely for a relaxing break, we didn't go on any tours and only went out of the hotel the odd time. The staff were fantatsic, very friendly, rooms clean spacious and we had a fantastic view of the sea and beach. The air con was OK, but in the height of summer may not have been enough. Beach was clean and swept every morning very early, beach sellers were kept at bay so they didn't bother you. Food was fantatsic, lovely fresh salads daily, fresh fish cooked before you. Staff constantly tidied the buffett area, 2 sittings, and busy with satisfied folk. Wine was a bit roppy but the red was the best.. Clean, airy reception with drinks in the bar before dinner, if on all inclusive, definitely be back there, a good quality hotel and worth every penny. If you want to go and chill out then this is the hotel and location, Quite a long trip from the airport. Keep some money when you go through to departures, we didn't as per the sign in the passport control area and got ripped off using sterling for a drink and snack. Watch out for the "volleyball...." shouts from the animation team, very well organised for the kids though. Pancakes and coffee were a lovely snack at 4 if you were on the later sitting for dinner!
Have just returned from a weeks holiday with my husband and 12 year old son. The brochure classed this hotel as 4 star Platinum. I would rate it as a 3 star. The hotel is right on a beautiful sandy beach , however directly outside the hotel it is very run down with a few shops. The staff in the hotel are very friendly and the entertainment team work very hard and work very long hours and seem to be committed to making sure everyone enjoys themselves.
We stayed at this hotel as the 2nd part of our Honeymoon & loved it.
A fantastic, friendly hotel
We had travelled extensively in Europe but this was our first trip outside. The Kebir was fantastic. The rooms were lovely with much needed air conditioning, the food was very good with a good range and something for everyone.
The best thing about this hotel was the staff - waiting, bar, animation, reception, cleaning. All were very friendly and we were made very welcome. By the end of our two weeks a large number knew our names, and you never needed to feel lonely - a walk around would always produce someone to chat to.
The guy in charge of the pool area would always find you a lounger if you asked, and in the rare times when there were none spare there were always some available on the beach metres away.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
We did two week's at this hotel. Weather was in the 40c-45c but we like it hot. When changing money only change a little as you need it, as you can not take it out of the country and they charge you to change it back.We had an all inclusive deal and if you can get it before you go it is cheaper. Do not swim in the pool it is not cleaned that often only once in two weeks and little brown bits floated on it People that did where ill with stomach problems and the doctor was making a fotune £60+ a time for injections. The rooms are big and aircon o/k. When buying only offer a quarter of the asking price if they say no walk away and they will come after you to get a sale. There is no air con in the restaurant so it becomes very hot at meal times and the fly's come in, men have to wear long trousers at night so be warned!. There are only three shops out side the hotel so you have to go into hammamet to get anything but not much to offer there, but taxis only run at a pound and are allways about.Go with an open mind don't moan it make's the holiday longer. If you like the telly hard luck news only, if you like the papers hard luck two day's late so take your book's.Kid's seem to be looked after o/k by the animation team.Will not be going back!!!!!!!!!! Holiday for four adults.
My husband and I have just returned from a week at this hotel.
This was our first time in Tunisia after having travelled extensively.
We can't speak too highly of the hotel, all staff, accommodation, food (I'm on a diet now....it was so good!!) were excellent.
A particular mention is due for the animation team who worked hard all day offering all sorts of activities, the kids' club and the shows at night.
Although this is listed as a 4 star hotel, we would give everything 5 stars.