Travel operator: Internet booked
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
Food was not very appetising with only a few selective choices of a description of 'what is that?'
The location is, as it says, opposite a golf course, but that is it, transport to the nearest town is a must.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful very good.
Entertainment was limited with no daily notices as to what was on for guests it was a case of 'well we might do this now'
Cost of use of sun beds and cushions 3 dinar. Cost of drinks expensive average 6 dinar.
Taxi fare 10 dinar to airport.
Bus to biggest towns cheap very cheap well worth the experience.
Rep not very helpful.
Broken tap in toilet not repaired. Shower has hot and cold running water. Watch out it goes cold then very hot could scold young children.
Not 3+ or 4 star rating.
Travel operator: thomas cook
The bathroom is a bit tired, but clean and bright - plenty of hot water - shower worked fine. We had a little balcony area overlooking the pool with a view out to sea - what more could you want? The chambermaid came every day and cleaned/tidied the room and replaced the towels.
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Travel operator: panorama
It has changed since we last visited, and the Miramar Hotel had changed hands also.
The Hotel Rooms are large with double bed and a single, we had a pool/sea view with a double balcony so we had plenty of room.
They were cleaned to a high specification, and we always leave a tip for the Maid; you'll be surprised at what she does for you by just leaving a couple of dinar (2.5 to the pound). On the last day, our maid brought a gift for our daughetr and a souveneir, that's how appreciative she was!
The hotel is very clean, Aircon was on, and was one of the best I have experienced as temperatures soared to above 42C!
Food, is good for the first few days, then becomes a bit boring, you can almost get your food with your eyes shut, as it is pretty much the same. There are different foods available daily, and you need to experiment after all, it's not about fish and chips in an arab country.. Having a major french influence you can imagine the diversity of cuisines especially the cakes and sweets.
Location - 5 minutes drive from Monastir Airport, and right on the beach, for us you couldn't ask for more..
Sea water pool, both adult and childrens. If you want nighttime activity don't go, we knew what to expect, it is a quiet holiday really, Port El Kantoui only 30 minutes away, and Sousse even less, but it has been built up so much from our last visit, not my scene, but will be to others, plenty of life and activity especially at night.
Staff - Very friendly, effecient and helpful. Be polite to them, tip small and often, and as the maid situation, you will be treated lkike a king/Queen/royalty.
Entertainment - Evenings well lets just say after a few drinks it's bearable. These guys work over 14 hours each day and sleep on the beach too, there must be something else to it, as it was far too hot to be jumping about. After the first week I even spoke to them, they are very friendly and are just trying to help you enjoy your stay. If you let them know your not interested they will leave you alone.
So summing up, we will return next year, as weather is guaranteed, the sea, even though there are jelly fish... is so inviting, and there's the pool and if your on Half board, it's cheap! Things to buy, Leather and Gold, bargin prices if you want them.
The hotel is situated in a very quiet beach area and there is nowhere to walk at night to speak of, so if your wanting activity and plenty of night life I wouldn't go, but if like me you want a quiet relaxing time by the sea and pool it's exactly that!
Travel operator: Panorama
Travel operator: Panorama
The overall appearance is really seedy,the lighting in the corridors is below candle light.
We were taken to our room over looking a ventilation unit so we asked for a sea view which we had requested when booking.the room reeked of cigarettes with burns on the sheets and pillows.
The balcony was tiny with one broken chair and rusty handrails.
We had a walk to the beach to cheer ourselves up,what a let down even the beach was grubby with camel and horse muck.
The brochure shows a walk way to the bar in the sea,this is a rusty filthy steel framework. Enough was enough so we contacted the rep (lee)and asked to be moved which he sorted out in quick time. We had to pay
Travel operator: AIRTOURS
When we awoke the next morning we were greeted by the sun we had a three bed room with loads of space although the balcony was small it did the job.
The food was very good with plenty of choice all of the staff were very honest and friendly. If you needed to use a taxi tell them what you will pay don't ask them how much prices are as follows Sousse 6td monistir 7td and Port el Kantouri is 10Td do not pay more they will moan but just say you will catch the bus and they will take you.
Sun beds were free but it was a long stay holiday.
The only thing I could complain about was the Monday night entertainment of the Karaoke the man who ran it was rude and had a voice like Tiny Tim and could not sing he liked to play to the noisy people in the club and would give them all his attention and play all instrumentals.
All in all it was a good holiday and if we could get some one else for the Monday night entertainment I would go again this year and stay longer
Travel operator: My Travel
Arriving at 1.30am the checkin was a simple procedure with an excellent welcome from the night reception staff. The 3 bedded room in the main hotel block was clean, spacious and comfortable. Good sized bathroom, separate W.C. Balcony was somewhat small and cramped, if the room was fully occupied it would not seat three people comfortably. Window box was badly overgrown, and was affected by slashback from the A/C overflow pipe. In August the A/C is at full stretch and while breakdowns did occur they were usually fixed promptly by maintenance staff.After the window box was brought to the attention of the housekeeper it was cleared within 2-3 hours. Maid friendly and helpful. We had specifically requested a quiet room and this was not really the case, with noise from adjoing hotel.
The hotel has all the facilities you would expect, pool, gardens, shopping, massage, entertainment. Poolside was crowded and noisy with little individual space. I don't mind paying for the use of a mattress or pool towels but do object to paying for the actual sun lounger. In this kind of hotel the pool area is a major part of most people's holiday and in my opinion should be free of charge. The gardens are pleasant and spacious but would have been more useful if some of this space could have been utilised poolside which is very crowded when the hotel is full. the small children's pool suffered from from water leakage which left the surrounding terrace area flooded. Popular on warm evenings is a Marine Bar built over the sea and reached by a walkway from the beach. A good place to catch the cooling sea breezes both day and night.
Food was good with plenty of choice and variety to meet the needs of guests from both European and Arabic countries. On the popular Tunisian Evening the main restaurant did run out of specialities like brik, merguez and Fatima's fingers well before the restaurant closed at 9pm. Guests choosing to dine after 8pm were often required to queue for a table. On particular busy evenings guests were seated outside on a covered terrace. The hotel also has an A La Carte restaurant which I did not use. There is a poolside grill offering snacks and light meals at resonable prices at lunch. Crepes were also available poolside during the afternoon. If staying halfboard you can always choose to take lunch as an alternative to dinner. Overall the food was good but I have had better (and worse) in other four star rated hotels in Tunisia. Biggest gripe here is the impossibility of getting tea or coffee after 12pm.
Entertainment was provided 6 nights out of 7, what little I saw of this, only confirmed my opinion that the faces change but the show stays the same. Generally I have other things to do in the evenings. However animation team are friendly, hardworking and very good with children.
While I would not personally return to this hotel again this is because of its location rather than its facilities or service.
Travel operator: Thonsonfly/Lowcostsbeds
Lobby area nice lots of seating areas. Our 1st meal consisted of rice, salad and meat which was described as turkey legs ( definately not turkey) there are lots of vegetables in various disguises. cakes and fruit for sweet.
Breakfast a bit dissapointing, little choice unless you like eggs, onion, cheese and peas!! food tends to be repeated, liver was served 3 days in a row and i`m sure it was leftovers from the previous day.
Don't forget you are in tunisia not spain and its not your average cuisine. Several people had stomache upsets - I wonder why. During your evening meal the waiter would take orders for your drinks, when you pay with dinar notes they expect to keep the change and we had to ask for it.
Lots of flies around tables and food bars.
On the 3rd day we were there part of the balcony roof collapsed into rubble, it was cleaned up but little concern was shown by hotel staff.
The staff in general were friendly, the animation team always around and try to get you to join in, night entertainment was ok but you got the impression they hadnt done some of the acts before and were a little slow. Pool area ok but you have to pay for sun beds - 2 dinar daily and they are limited.
The day you check out you have to book 1/2 hour slots for the shower room which is small and had mouldy walls and celing.I wouldnt reccommend staying here, it is not worth 4 stars it had been given. We made the most of our holiday and despite the above detail we had a good time.
Travel operator: airtours
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