Caribbean World Resort Hotel

, Borj Cedria, Tunisia
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Caribbean World Resort Hotel

, Borj Cedria
Zone Touristique, Bp 47 - Borj Cedria - 0205 - Tunisia 1-411039
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7/10
Amazing Hotel
Submitted by: Stewart in 03/10/06
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
The hotel in general was amazing,extremely clean and well kept,we were lucky enough to have got a family room over looking the pool which was great. The hotel is very much out the way so there was no where to go,but pretty much everything u need is on site. Just as a warning to any british holiday makers,the staff at the hotel speak very little english so it would help if u new some basic french or german,if you speak in english to the staff they really won't help u with anything, the best thing to do if you want something is to ask the animation team as they speak fluent in many languages and love speaking to the english guests. My only complaint regarding this hotel is the food and drink,there is a large range of food to choose from but it really doesn't taste too great and sometimes came out cold. The alcohol as an all inclusive guest is very poor,the draught beer is non alcoholic and spirits are limited to a local brandy and vodka,they do sell english drinks down at the beach nightclub which opens at 11pm. Just to let u no this is a world resort so the majority of people there are french,german,russian and swedish so don't be shocked if u don't hear an english voice for two weeks. The transfer to and from the hotel wasn't the best as it took nearly five hours from monastir airport to the hotel and only two going back,our transfers were done through the internet which ment we didn't have a rep on site and didn't have any control on the situation when our coach was 1 and a half hours late. Overall we had an enjoyable holiday and met some great people. (Hint) buy some alcohol from the airport and take it with you.....
9/10
Hebergement à Borj Cedria
Submitted by: Bigfella in 31/07/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Italy
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
We enjoyed our stay in this hotel especially because there was a lot to eat (as much as one
could) and food was excellent, provided that one has to be aware of the fact that food in
oriental places smells and tastes different from, say, European (or Western) style. The
bathing in the sea and in the pool was okay, except that the water temperature was too
high to me. Many praises go to ``les animateurs'' who were around the whole day every day
and tried to do everything to entertain people, although I didn't participate in animation.
Well, ``pour les animateurs'', I have an advice: I believe they can diversify the musical
background much more. Otherwise, they were very lively, kind and not too intrusive, as most
of the locals are in general, except in the ``souks'' where the normal way of doing commerce
is yelling at the customers and trying to sell them anything, even by pulling them by hands.
I even liked the multitude of sparrows flashing everywhere: they obviuosly live on guests'
leftovers and drink pool water, which is probably disgusting to most of the people but I had
no problem with this. And yes, there are also some unpleasant circumstances: everybody, both
guests and locals, smoked WAY TOO MUCH, the guests (not the locals) also drank a lot of
alcohol so one could smell both substances in the air, especially in the evening.

As somebody had already put it, it's not good to be too fussy there. Yet, I have to tell
something about a very unpleasant event which occurred there in July '06. We were spending
our holidays in the hotel with three young teenagers, our son and two of his friends. One
day in the morning, one of son's friends took a glass of juice from the machine in the
restaurant and hung there for a few more seconds than usual. I was observing all days that
this is nothing abnormal, but it seemed that a guy who had stood nearby didn't like it
and approached our young friend with kind of expressing a threat. I'll call this guy
``El Toro'' because he was wearing a T-shirt with a bull's silhouette (sorry for this abuse
of your national symbol, Spaniards, it's just a temporary nickname of this guy who is NOT
a Spaniard). Besides, he must be in his fifties with his remarkable tuft of grey hair.
Well, our friend quickly got away and sat down at the table. Later the other friend of
our son's intended to go to the hotel reception. He was followed by ``El Toro'' who
struck him in the head for no reason. Our friend fell on the floor but, fortunately, he was
not harmed. Then, he quickly went to the reception to give notice of what happened. I came
there soon after, however, I couldn't see what happened because I was not present during
previous minutes.

As I was told by our three teenagers, the waiters in the restaurant as well as security
guys watched everything, but they were indifferent or even giggled at the whole thing.
I then tried to settle this stuff at the reception, but to no avail. I asked for the
police to come to the hotel because ``El Toro'', an adult, made an assault upon
a non-adult teenager, but the hotel staff concocted all kinds of pretexts: that they would
call the police, that they were looking for a person for translating, then asked me if
I really wanted to go to the police and denounce ``El Toro''; and in the end, they
directly tried to dissuade me from having contact with the police. I later heard from
``El Toro'' that he was grumbling something about ``let's go out and settle this thing as
men do among themselves'' (?!). What? So, I cannot denounce this kind of violent people?
I tried to do something that day and the day after, and in the end I met with a travel
agency representative (not mine, but some other agency) who kindly explained to me how
the police affairs go in Tunisia. And again, he strongly advised me not to have anything
to do with the police because this would be a terrible stuff.

Now what? It's clear that the hotel security personnel didn't do their job, and I was
obviously unsuccessful in my pursuit of safety for my people. I tried to obtain some
info about ``El Toro'', but it would not be given to me, because officially, one cannot
get personal data about another person at will. All I know is that ``El Toro'' came to
the hotel by the ``Columbus'' travel agency of the ``Gruppo Ventaglio'' but this didn't
help me much. Luckily, ``El Toro'' was seen around only a day or two after the incident,
as he apparently left the hotel soon. He was seen mostly in one bar or another and
drinking, so it's likely that he was drunk at the time of the incident.

In the end, I can only write this story down and put it somewhere on the Internet, and
the majority of e-surfers won't believe it. I still think that the hotel staff didn't
quite excel when doing their job. Although it's ``El Toro''s responsibility for the
whole stuff, the hotel guys (and girls) simply didn't do what they had to do. If this
text is going to be read by somebody of ``Columbus'' agency, I'd just like to warn
them about strange troublemakers that travel around with them. I will not disclose
any further info about us or ``El Toro'' due to the sake of privacy, except that we
are from Europe and ``El Toro''---you guessed it---is from Europe.

BTW, I'd like to express thanks to our young excursion guide whose name is Adel (or
Adil, I don't remember very well). He can be a good example for everybody how the job
must be taken seriously, with expertise, and without being too formal. After our
visit to the weekly fair in Nabeul, he abruptly left (probably because of some other
business) and I couldn't even say thanks or goodbye to him. So, I hope he will read this.
Also, I can say thanks to the agency representative whom I talked about the incident,
as he was very helpful on other occasions, too, when the representative of our agency
was nowhere around.

Top Local Tips for Borj Cedria

Be prepared to haggle Be prepared to stand your ground with the taxi drivers. There are trains from Tunis to Borj Cdria about every 20 minutes from 4.20am through to the following 1.00am. And from Borj Cedria to Tunis 4.00am to 12.40 am. We piad $25 (about £12.50 from the arport to the hotel and about 45 Dinar from the hotel to the airport. The trip by train would have been around 8 dinar (for 3 adults) Some taxi drivers were unwilng to take us to the hotel and so we had to be persistant in asking. If you go by train to the hotel late at night you would be advised to get the hotel to arrange a taxi to meet you there or a 20 minute walk awaits!

Do not chose Caribbean or Stay away from this hotel

Airports and Transfers If possible when going to this resort, fly into Tunis Carthage Airport as the transfer time is a lot shorter than if you fly into Monistir. It takes around 45 minutes from Tunis, but nearly 4 hours from Monistir.

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  • Address: Zone Touristique, Bp 47 - Borj Cedria - 0205 - Tunisia
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