Riadh Palms Hotel
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... 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.
... 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.
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 resort rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
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Historical Traveler Reviews Riadh Palms Hotel Sousse
4 star, no way!
14 days at this All Inclusive Hotel feel almost like a year. I normally dont hate big Hotels, but this one only had 4 elevators for 500 rooms..! Just Imagine the waiting time..?ZZZ...
The food was bad, always it was worst class meat you could use for soup at home.. The soft drink mashines was only dripping and the line up was here about 10-20 persons every time. Our room has a good size, but beds, bath and the interior decoration was under 2 star standard..! The mattress feel like a stone and our bodies was in pain every morning.. The positive feedback here is the servant. Always kind and polite..My big advice to you. Never go to this Hotel, you can fing better in Sousse.
Todo lo escrito sobre el hotel es poco y cómo el papel lo lleva todo quiero ser lo mas parco posible.Forme parte parte del vuelo que partio de bilbao el 11/07/06 y cuando llegamos al hotel comienzan los problemas todos a una suit de imnumerables camas y con un solo baño, tres familias que no nos conociamos,a lo cual nos negamos rotundamente,lo curioso es que esta misma tactica la intentaron utilizar horas antes con el grupo de sevilla y el de madrid.Al dia siguente todo eran disculpas,pero solamente la tenazidad de los de Sevilla hizo que los cambiaran de Hotel.Al resto buenas palabras, que solamente se quedo en eso, buenas palabras. En resumen un cero para el Hotel Riadh Palms, un cero para MUNDICOLOR,Un ceo para quien no aportó soluciones,Carmen nuestra guia " y eso que era española" para más inrri Gallega
por favor quien lea esto que no vaya al riadh palms.
Spend a week at this hotel mid May on a DIY booking through Med Hotel who classed it as a 4star. This I would strongly dispute.
Booked a week all inclusive at the Riadh Palms for easter and didn't expect too much really after reading the reviews. The hotel is not a 4 star but it was clean, comfortable, staff were friendly and the pool was gorgeous.
I recently stayed at the Riadh Palms with my wife and two children. We arrived late in the evening. The hotel is a large hotel and the back of the hotel is very close to the beach about a minutes walk to the beach.
My Fiancee and myself have just been back 2 days from staying at The Riadh Palms Hotel in Sousse.
We booked with 2 other couples to spend 3 nights at the Riahd palms hotel.
we booked our package with last minute and codogen holidays. Our flight was delayed nad our bags weren't on the plane! We wondered weather they do this deliberately in tunisia to drum up some trade for the local shops! But to give them the benefit of the doubt, we waited and received our bags at midnight - 24 hours after we should have arrived. We arrived at the hotel only to be told by another disgruntled brit that his bags hadn't arrived till four days after he arrived! The food was in my oppinion poor. However it must be said that Tunisia is a different country with different culture of taste. Dinner was much better than breakfast...i would stay away from raw vegies salads and fruits for the first three days as it is very common to get an upset stomach and fever and feely shivery when you arrive in Tunisia....this according to my guidebook is normal and is nothing to do with food hygine standards...which are apparently very good in tunisia....I suffered midly after being in the country for three days...howevoer this did not stop me from enjoying the sunshine. HOwever when i have returned home symptoms have come back! Anyway the Room itself was ok...The sea views are excellent and this is what really made the holiday..the view, sea and sun and swimming ...adn the cheap food and drink. Lunch can be had for around 12 dinars (6 pounds) for two people having a main and a soft drink each. I would be wary of your money as one waiter tried to tell us that our bill was 51 dinars(25 pounds) and when we asked him again saying it should be 15 not 51 he gave us incorrect change...he undercharged us....So we were quite confused by teh whole thing. I would catch a taxi to teh medina as it is a very hot walk in the heat of the day...The taxis are very cheap but i would ask teh rep what to expect and how much to pay for varying differences so you don't pay too much. When haggling at the medina ...If they say 10 dinars you say 3 or 4 and work your way up. If you really want something pretend to walk away and say thank you but no and you will find that they will soon chase after you offering you a price much closer to yours. We enjoyed the medina very much. The people were vibrant and animated and haggling was fun once given a bit of advice from our rep. You do not have to cover up when you are wondering around sousse..if you go to teh mosque they will give you something to wear to cover up. The workers at the hotel were varied. Some waiters were animated and friendly while some others were very poor with their service. Most of the staff behind the concierge desk i found rather rude...i felt they were just after our money and weren't there to help us at all. Our tv hardly worked in our room...I could not dial reception from our room.there was no welcome information....but having said that as long as youd on't expect 4* and just go to enjoy the sun and sea and be prepared for bland food while you are there you will have a great time...make the most of the entertainment...there are often beach discos at night - the night life starts late and make sure you go to teh rep meetings where they tell you about desert safaris, trips to carthage, Local night club called 'bora bora', and other shows in Port el kanti....and a moulin rouge show for 15 quid!
Not great. You can find better.
Staff unhelpful and clueless.
Woken up every morning by workmen drilling and hammering and nothing was done when we complained.
Food adequate only and we got mild food poisoning from the Pool-side cafe.
Pool area is nice but overall it's not 4 star standard. Go somewhere else...