Occidental Allegro Riviera Hotel

, Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia
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Occidental Allegro Riviera Hotel

, Port El Kantaoui
4 star
Bp 55, Hammam - Sousse - Port El Kantaoui - 4089 - Tunisia Hotel Website | 73-246180
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Fantastic Hotel.
Submitted by: Catherine. in 07/04/10
  • Age Group: 4150
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Relaxation Seeker
i have been visiting the riviera hotel for 5yrs now & in september it will be my 9th visit,this hotel is truly a home from home. staff are fantastic always helpfil,everywhere is spotless be it the inside or out.since my first visit i was hooked even the shopkeepers at the port are friendly. totally recomend to anyone who enjoys peace & quiet & a slow pace.
I wanted to stay!!
Submitted by: Laura Brown in 06/03/09
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Firstly the staff were absolutly fantastic, the entertainment crew especially! As an 18 year old there were not many people there of my age (either under 15 or over 30!) during this feb period and the crew (Helmi and Billy) were great company. The rooms were clean but a little shabby, and the maids were constantly smiling and polite. The rest of the staff will chat to you and make sure you have everything you need. As for the food, I did not find it that great and there was little selection but it may have just been the time of year that I went as it was the quiet season. The walk to the Port is about 20 mins or more but there is always a horse and buggy not far away for those who would prefer not to walk. Sousse is a must but you may want a guide the first time you go or you will not see most of the medina (well you might but you may find yourself lost!) the are normally guides working from with in the hotel. In the hotel itself everything dies down around midnight, but there are plenty of clubs around. Making friends with others is a must as I can be quiet at some points. The trip to the desert (over night) is one i recommend, this is my second visit to Tunisa and I have done this trip both times. you will not be dissapointed as you will see a vast amount of this beautiful country in just 2 days. At the end of the holiday we were waved off by the staff that became our friends, I nearly cried! There has never been a holiday that i didnt want to return from, but this time I wanted to stay for ever.
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Great Experience Except of the Boat Trip guy Disappointment
Submitted by: ken in 09/07/09
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Relaxation Seeker
The Hotel services were amazing, the stuff in the Front Desk as well as in the restaurants were incredibly freindly. We enjoyed with the entertainment and the way the team is. However, the guy who sells the Boat Trip, if I am not mistaken his name is -MHres- was very agressive and tried to harass our family and pushed us to buy forcefully his tickets!!! he even threatened us if we would not do that!!! We were extremely frustrated about our safety and we have made our decision to not go back again!!!
Submitted by: lisa in 10/12/08
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Tunisia
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
We've been to this hotel twice this year. It's the first time, I've returned to a resort, never mind hotel. As has been said, the staff are fantastic. I liked the food, it was typical hotel food but very varied. The Tunisian food was the best. The friendliness of the staff rubs off on the clientell and we made frinds with many guests of different nationalities on both visits. We are also still in contact with some members of staff!! The downside is......if you've paid for an all inclusive you tend to eat each meal at the hotel. You may wish sometimes to eat somewhere else in the evenings but there is nowhere nearby. The nearest other place in the Marina, a good 30 minute walk. So you tend to think --what's the point, if it's free in the hotel. The entertainment in the evening, hmmmm, you need a few drinks to enjoy it. My kids loved it, even the 20 year old. The second time we went for 3 weeks and by the end of the first week, I was sitting on my own in the room reading every easing. Luckilly, I made some friends from Tunisia and started going out in the evenings. I had a holiday romance with one (he's the same age as me and not after a visa) and he's been here for a week and we're continuing our relationship. Obviously as he's said, the Riviera is not a true experience of Tunisia, but this is a review of the hotel. It's fun, it's relaxing, it's clean, it's friendly,and as you'll see if you go there and meet guests who return year after year, it's addictive. Enjoy.
Submitted by: Jeremy in 18/11/08
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Brilliant!!!! Perfect!!!! The best holiday we've ever had!!!! We were a little worried as this was the first time we have been to Tunisia and last Oct we had to be taken to Hospital in Majorca. No worries this time!! The hotel was extremely clean (cleaning ladies every time you looked up). The food was brilliant and the kitchen staff kept checking its temperature. There was a wide range to try and plainer food and lots of salads if you didn't want to be adventurous. We checked with the rep. and was told that the hotel had purified water for the fruit and veg.
The main areas of the hotel are wonderful with lots of marble to help keep it cool. The staff are all very attentive and polite.
When we were there, the hotel was starting its winter refurbishment, and when a room became empty the furniture and doors where removed. This was a little disconcerting but gave us a chance to have a noise and see what the rooms where going to be like. Very nice! The animation team were amazing they made everyone feel important. Babies were whisked off for a dance and elderly holiday makers were engaged in a game of cards. Everyone was so friendly and went out of their way to talk to you, nothing was too much trouble.
The sauna, Turkish bath and massage were just what was needed for the start of the holiday, we felt relaxed and refreshed.
Everyone we spoke to enjoyed it and there were so many people that were regular visitors. We had read a few negative comments about the hotel before we went and really didn't know what to expect. All we can say is they must have been talking about a different hotel.
We will be going back!!!
Submitted by: Joanne in 11/10/08
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
This is the 3rd time I have been to Tunisia and each time I have stayed at the Occidental Allegro Riviera. I love it so much I am going again February. I cannot find any fault with this place. The hotel is beautiful, the pool is fantastic, it's about a 2 minute walk to the beach and to top it all off, the staff are absolutely outstanding. I have never known such friendly people in my life. The bar staff always serve you with a smile and a chat and as for the entertainment team. They are incredible. The shows that they put on at night are fantastic,but they work very long hours and are very busy. They always find time for you, all in all I would recommend this hotel to anyone, 100 out of 10!!!
Great service
Submitted by: Victoria in 21/07/08
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
I just back from Tunisia: all the staff are very freindly and cleaners cleaning rooms very good. But one bad thing is that air conditioning was weak. You were boiling in the room, th etoilets wasn't so great in rooms also and the rooms were small.
I would recommend this hotel for older people. If you wanted to get a sunbed you had to go before breakfast and put towel on sunbed because if are you late, then it is hard to find a sunbed. For pepole who never have been on Sahara Desert, I would recommend to go b/c it's cheap and you will be happy:]
Submitted by: Joanne in 22/01/08
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
Staff were amazing, nothing was too much trouble, I enjoyed it so much I am already looking at booking my next holiday to there, cannot fault it!!
Everything great
Submitted by: Kathryn in 13/09/07
  • Age Group: Under 18
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
It was the best holiday I have ever been on, there was something for everyone and the staff was all very nice. The animation throughout the day was awesome and the waiters and night staff were so friendly. Will definitely be returning. The rooms were lovely and big enough, the cleaners very good!!! The food was nice and especially the Italian hotel. Go NOW!!!!
Wow....going back in 2 weeks!!!
Submitted by: Karly in 26/07/07
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: Tunisia
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
Ignor any bad reviews on this hotel....

I have been to Tunisia 6 times so far, and this is by far the best hotel I have stayed in.

The entertainment team were the best ive ever had, keeping us entertained the entire holiday, while keeping up rehursals. They worked incredibly hard, and made our holiday better than we could of ever imagined.

The bar staff & reception staff were amazingly friendly, providing a 5* service.

The harbour-wich is about a 10-15min walk from the hotel, passed the small golf club-has loads of lovely shops, cafes, and resturants. Then of a night time the fun fair comes alive.

Food is varied, and even catered for me (a fussy vegie)but is repeated the following week.

Loved it so much I will be returning in around 2 weeks time.

Recomend this hotel 100%

Historical Traveller Reviews of Occidental Allegro Riviera Hotel

Not bad at all

from caroleblakeley
Just got back from the Riviera Hotel in PEK I was a bit wary about this hotel and Tunisia and I was right and wrong about the whole thing! I have never been to Tunisia before, I traveled with my partner I am 32 he’s 45 (lucky him). Thought we would have a change and get some winter sun all inclusive with Thomas Cook cost about £750.00 for the 2 of us.
Went with Thomas Cook, flight on time took 3 hours to get there quiet flight small breakfast served and the usual expansive drinks on sale, all in all not a bad if very cramped flight. Flew at 8.30 am the best in my opinion time wise.
Waited 45 mins to get past passport control and get stamped, I was told the later flights in (at 11pm) has waited up to 2 hours due to so many flights and people coming all at once into a small building. When you get out of arrivals the hassle starts with men trying to take your case for a few dinar, if you would rather handle your own stuff ( I would) then tell them no thanks, grab your case and legg it off.
Coach transfer
Not to bad after waiting about half an hour for the other people to get on, I thought oh my god where have I brought us it was so industrial and run down with half built building all over. Lots of rubbish and bricks and general rubbish all over the place. Lots of garages and run down cafes with lots of men hanging about them. A few doorways which I assume where shops selling different things from fruit to pots & Pans, butchers shops with cows heads hung outside and half skinned goats and sheep (not pretty but that’s where it comes from) it was interesting to see these things if I bit shocking to see how run down this place is away from the tourist parts. We passed shacks made from old pallets and pits of tarpaulin that some farmers live in. There where small blocks of houses that only seemed to have a door and a window covered by cloth, no roads only dirt tracks with sheep, donkeys goats act roaming about. This is shocking to see how little these people have, the women seem to be kept in doors and the society is very male orientated, there is the odd old traditionally dressed woman knocking about but not many.
After the shock of seeing the above on the way to the hotel we started to get to the more tourist parts we drove through sousse that looked quite busy but again there where a lot of groups of men just hanging about !! Not sure what all this was about but it looked really dodgy, not saying there where but just looked like it.
We arrived after a 35 min transfer the rep was informative on the way. We where greeted by very very loud music and people dancing it was a bit off putting and disorientating after the transfer! The reception was nice marble floor and big chandelier things quite light and large. We where asked to fill in a form and hand it back in we then got our key and the bell boy took the cases up to our room.
The room was large had a very big bed but there was carpet on the wall (weird) dressing table and built in wardrobes, TV and a small balcony over looking the pool. All in all not a bad room bit dated and could do with a lick of paint but very very clean. Again bathroom bit dated needed painting and re tiling, shower worked ok plenty water and the bath was big. Bring your own hair dryer ladies the ones in the hotel are rubbish and take ages to dry your hair mine is fine and it took 15 mins to dry it!!
The air con / heating worked fine and we had extra pillows and blankets if we needed them. There is no iron or iron to borrow from reception as stated in the brochure so take your own. They will wash and iron you things at a price and you will get them back the day after.
There is a nice out door pool there are nice gardens round the hotel as well. It’s more or less on the beach.
There is the main restaurant that was ok as others have said you will find something its hit and miss really. Some dishes do get a bit cold, there are different nationalities staying at this hotel so they do try to please every one, Germans, Dutch and French (Tunisia was owned by France most Tunisians speak French as well as German English and Arabic) For breakfast there was cake, pastries yogurt, cold meat cheese, breads, cereal, fruit. Also hot things like scrambles egg, cooked tomatoes (nice) German sausage, horrible fatty bacon stuff. Also cooked veg (it’s a German thing) its not cucumber as one person said but corgette they also had zucchini that’s like cucumber as well. They will cook you fired eggs and omelets on the griddle or pancakes but there will be a queue a mile long in high season, we only waited 10 mins or so but the lady only makes on thing at a time they don’t seem to be able to multi task ! They where nice omelets though. All week I never had the trotts (I normally do) there is fruit juice (not fresh) and tea and Coffey as well as toast and jams, good selection I thought. At lunch time you can use the main restaurant or the snack bar in this hotel or the snack bar in the sister hotel, the snack bar offers pizza, burgers chicken on the spit (nice) chips and salads, main restaurant its mainly the same as eve dinner. Note snack bar closes at 4 and the main one opens at 6.30 so nothing between these times is offered if your hungry dot leave it too late. Dinner is mainly different stew type things all the meat is quite tender not much fish on offer and what was there was oily and really had a fishy flavor/ There is over cooked veg and rice and chips. There is a pasta area but it was the same tomato type every day also a chap cooking chicken strips. Snack bar opens at 11pm again serving left overs. There are 2 al carte restaurants a Tunisian one, this was ok bit bland but the waiter service is good. The Italian was better the food had some flavor and was hot. You can use each one twice a week. All in all the food was quite bland (spice it up with the harrisa chili paste on offer) and I was a bit disappointed with the Tunisian dish of the day on offer as again was a bit bland I like spicy things but a lot of people don’t so the chef caters for the masses and keeps it on the safe side. I did not starve and always found something but even after a week I got fed up with the same things.
I thought other people where having a laugh when they said about the measures but they are all right about it they only barely cover the bottom of the glass with the shorts and the larger is weak about 3% I was told. I found tipping a few dinars hear and there and asking for a large one helped even so I never got even tipsy off the shorts I was given. The only thing that has any alcohol in it is the wine and that’s rough and I am not an expert but I am sure it would remove my nail polish, after a few glasses it gets better and I did get tipsy of this. The Pastis is nice it’s like Pernod and they seem more generous with this stuff. Again no alcohol in the cocktails unless you ask them to, tip em it works.
Indoor pools at this and the sister hotel (sister pool better) out door pool freezing as February but I gave it a shot anyway (only for the brave) plenty sun beds and towel use free. Snack bar serving beers as well round pool. Various animation chaps asking you to join in games such as ping pong, darts cards, Arabic lessons dance lessons etc, ok if you wanted to do it but they did try to drag you up a lot. Beach via the sister hotel was lovely and clean while sand crystal clear sea (again very cold) various water sports on offer and a beach bar (closed in low season as we found out)
There is a main bar and a lobby area for Coffey also cocktail bar to lounge about if weather bad there are some board games if you want to use them. There is a free pool table and some video games to use. If weather bad it was our first 2 days then it’s really really boring with not a lot to do unless you join in with the animation team. There is massage and sauna and a gym, the gyms free, others you have to pay.
At night time it’s quite dull unless you get in a crowd and have a few beers and a natter we did this all week never been this sociable on holiday but it’s a must to stop the boredom. The entertainment is a joke just miming for an hour or dancing or they get people on stage to look stupid for an hour with no prizes or anything offered. There is a bigger stage and slightly better entrainment in the sister hotel you can go in and have a drink in there but not in the main lobby bar! I found the sister hotel Abou Sofain to be better all round there seemed to be more going on and a younger cliental, don’t know what the main food was like but I used the snack bar a few times and it was ok.
The night club is at the sister hotel as well and open till 2am drinks included it’s quite loud but we had a good laugh at the mad French people dancing about!!
We met some nice people hi to Carol & Terry from the Wirall and Elaine & Jack from Burnley hello! Cheer up Terry. The hotel had mainly older clientele mainly the over 45,s to 60,s. Not many kids this time of year. I would not recommend for teens they would get very fed up.

One word hassle!!! I have been to Turkey and thought that was bad enough but this was awful maybe better in high season as more tourists to fleece! As soon as we got the port which was very nice, we where hassled and even dragged at one point into shops. You can’t browse unless it’s a fixed price place they just nag you and push things at you, not fun we lasted half an hour and legged it back to the hotel. We even got taken to one chaps brothers shop in a back street in a taxi when we asked him to take us to the slim shopping centre!! It was like something off the TV really scary stuff to a westerner he did after having a huff take us to the shopping centre. So when getting a taxi and they tell you about another shop or bar be insistent you don’t want to go there! The back streets in Sousse where he took us were awful, poor and full of men looking at us not good. I know some people went to sousse and even grown men lasted 10 mins before coming back apparently its really bad for hassle and begging kids along with that and the bar / restaurant owners put the willies up a few people we spoke to. Be strong if you go, I am not joking (I thought others on this site exaggerated they don’t read and take note) on the plus point go the opposite way from the hotel to the leather centre you can get a hand made jacket in leather for £80.00 really nice. Also a few doors up past the quad bike man there is a fixed price shop it’s a supermarket down stairs and tourist shop upstairs no haggling, nice. There are no bars as such around the port only restaurants you can have a beer in them but the beers not good and at £2.50 a pint they can keep it. There is an Irish bar in Sousse that supposed to be ok but again very expensive for ale. I did hear 2 ladies say they where approached by men asking for money in return for sex!!! The men are quite forward and to be honest lecherous with women, I normally don’t bother about men looking at me but this did get to me, god help you if you’re blonde.
I would say to anyone to go all inclusive min 4 stars as at least you will have a retreat and it will cost a heck of a lot less than SC. Oh there is a small petting Zoo in the port its only £2.50 to get in and worth an hour looking at all the birds they have. That was the only wild life we saw apart from a few nice wild birds there are no lizards or spiders or bugs!!

We only went on 2. Both via Thomas Cook and well worth the money. Went on the half day camel safari you can go on camel, horse or horse and cart. What fun apart from the chaffed inner thigh and sore bottom the day after it was great fun? They trek you up to a Bedouin house (made for tourists) and tell you about life as a Tunisian also make traditional bread and let you try it. Don’t go with the guy on the beach offering camel rides he only take you 5 mins up the road and trots you up and down a bit for 20 dinar (£10.00) Thomas Cook was 27 Dinar (13.50) they are also insured and it was far better value. We also went to the Arabian Feast night this was about £15 each again good fun with meal (ok) and beer and red wine (yuk but it did the trick) they do a horse show and traditional dancing etc it was great fun. In fact I would give the Thomas cook rep and the staff 10 out of 10 for all the efforts.

When the sun came out it was warm but do take a jacket and long pants for night time and any camel trips. The weather was chilly for the first 2 days then sunny for 3 until 2pm the last 2 days where red hot

By the way I thought the camels and horses where very well looked after and did seem well. There are a few cats hanging about the hotel some are tame and they all seem ok as well fed off the tourists.

One massive tip no one else seems to have mentioned is the fact that the dinar cannot be taken into or out of the country if you take it out it is an offence and you can’t change it back in the UK. Only change what you need for the day as you can only change 100 dinar per person (£50.00) back into sterling in the airport no more is allowed. The hotel will not give you sterling back, yet they are quick to take your pounds off you to give dinars !!! You have to change at airport. One fella took £1000 (daft) and had to spend it all while he was there as could not get it changed back to sterling. When you do change 100 dinar the commission charge is massive we changed 100 dinar and got £40 back so it basically cost us £10.00 to change it.
The rep told us about the change thing on the last night so we had no time to buy anything. There is not much to buy in the shop in the hotel anyway, plus the prices are silly £1.50 for a 3 day old paper it cost me a fiver for 2 packs of biscuits and a bottle of pop ! Go to the fixed price supermarket as mentions before.
All in all did have a good relaxing time but would not go back to Tunisia it’s not a pretty place and because of the hassle and the poverty is quite upsetting. I know that may sound a bit selfish but I have seen it now and don’t want to go back. On the Hotel side, again would not go back only because the world is a big place but hotel is not bad at all really food ok staff friendly facilities average decor ok pools nice beer poor. Glad I went to see Tunisia nit in a hurry to go back as all half built as well. Maybe in 10 years time when they are more into tourism.

Great Service!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I got back from staying in the riviera a few days ago. It was a last minute get away for 6 of us, and we had an amazing holiday. Considering it is february, the weather was good - a bit like a british summertime - warm somedays, cold another.

The hotel is 4 star, but it is more like a 3 star british hotel. However, compared to hotels in Tunisia, the 4 star is a worthy award.

The food is excellent - you can eat all day if you want, and the staff our brilliant. The waiting staff earn approx £100 per month, and if you tip them, they greatly appreciate it. We tipped 2 dinar a meal, and left a larger tip when we left.

The rooms are basic, but very comfortable, and they are cleaned daily with fresh towels and bed linen.

The animation team are great. It is probably the worst hotel entertainment I have seen, but due to that fact it was fantastic!! There was a cabaret singer on before the main show, and bless the chap, he doesnt know all the words to the songs - but its GREAT! We have never laughed and enjoyed entainment so much! As long as the audience are happy, the animation team enjoy themselves.

Tunisia is a very poor country, and sometimes if you dare to venture off the beaten track is can be slightly upsetting for people who are suspecting it. Everyone will try to sell you something, but dont be afraid to say no or walk away. If you do want to haggle, the people love it. You can get some great bargains. The people in general are lovely. They have learnt some great phrases - for example "Cheaper that Adsa Price" and "Come and have a Butchers" It really is great.

When you are in the hotel, "Approved" people will still try to sell you things, but just say no, and they wont bother you. There is one thing I would say, and that is there is a "free" trip to see the real tunisia. It is basically a sales ploy to sell you a carpet. You are taken to a carpet factory, where you are dropped off, and stay there really until someone buys a rug. We were there for an hour, until someone bought a rug for £100. I would avoid this if you can. Unless you want a hand made rug?!

All in all this was a FANTASTIC holiday, and I would stay at the riviera again. It was EXCELLENT value for money, and the people are brilliant!!

First class Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Allegro Riviera in Port El Kantaoui Is A First rate hotel which I can fully recommend. From the momment we walked in the staff were very helpful and very friendly. They could not do enough for you, always with a welcome and a smile.Even though they seemed to have to work very long hours.Our room was spotless,not only was it cleaned every day but the bedding and towels were also changed daily.The food was first rate with plenty of choices for even the most fussy types.Loads of choices for the kids,with tea ,coffee,soft drinks, beer or wine served with every meal.In fact you could eat and drink almost none stop from about six o'clock in the morning until midnight.Everybody i spoke to rated the hotel as first class. Which can not be said about all the hotels in that area. So if you go to Port El Kantaoui have a good think about the hotel, I am sure you will not be dissapointed.


from A TripAdvisor Member
We visited this hotel again this year because we had such a great time last year. We are actually going back again at Christmas. The staff are really friendly and pleased to see you. The food and service is the best. I would recommend this hotel every time for cleanliness, friendliness and everything.


from teassoc
The first thing to be said is that we made the mistake of travelling via Tunis (Carthage) airport. That's nearly 2 hours in an uncomfortable car. Better to have take a charter flight to Monastir and have a 30 minute drive.

The hotel is itself is good and shares a spot by the coast with a sister hotel (Soufiane). The Riviera is a class above that hotel. Unfortunately you have to go through that hotel's grounds to get the beach. The beach itself was very crowded and small, and the sea was rather dirty late in the afternoon. The alternative of lying around the pool was rather spoilt by also being overcrouded. We were never up early enough (around 9am) to be anywhere near the pool itself. All the poolside space seemed to be claimed much earlier by strategically placed towels left (overnight?) mainly it seemed by the many English visitors.

The rooms seem to be comfortable. We had a nice sea view from our room and a balcony. Everything seemed quite well soundproofed. Not much on television though just 2 channels - BBC World and M2 (movies adapted for the arabic market).

Food in the main buffet restaurant was usually good. The 2 speciality restaurants were a disappointment. The quality wasn't great. With an all inclusive holiday you get one pass per week for each. We chose to eat out twice in the nearby Port El Kantaoui - which has some very nice restaurants and just down the road. Shows on each evening. Generally good quality productions.

A couple of other things to be aware of. Generally the staff were very pleasant and 'respectful'. We didn't however like the entertainment crew so obviously targeting the younger ladies. Also there were too many smokers - there was segregation in the main restaurant and one of the bars, but otherwise we always seemed to end up surrounded by smokers especially around the poolside area. Finally, with an all inclusive choice you have unlimited food. Be prepared to see some very large and hungry visitors tucking in to double helpings of chips and pancakes in the afternoon. Not a pretty site! Obviously popular with some.

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from A TripAdvisor Member
visited this hotel last year, and we are going back again in august, I think that will speak for it's self. We have never before returned to the same place twice but this hotel has certainly impressed us. As many posts have already stated the staff are wonderful the entertainment team around the pool were fantastic........

The riviera hotel is wonderful

from Loobey-7
We arrived home yesterday from the Riviera, this was our second visit to the hotel and all I can say is if you go to port el kantaoui stay at this gem of a hotel, we arrived about 11 in the evening, had a very easy check in and then we were given a welcome cocktail which after the long wait at passport control was certainly welcome. Our room overlooked the pool and had a superb view of the sea too, the rooms are cleaned daily beds made towels changed etc standards of cleanliness in the hotel are very high in all areas, the staff are so friendly and helpful, the waiter in the main restaurant who serves at breakfast and lunch is wonderful, a small tip usually gives you a window seat for the duration of your holiday. The food is fantastic with lots of choices my partner is a fussy eater but always find plenty to eat. We haven't got children but they seemed to be very well catered for by the entertainment staff all looked as though they were having a lot of fun, entertainment is ok in the evening with a nightly show but does get a little tedious after a while the staff do work very hard and I suppose when you have several different nationalities and different age groups you can't cater for all tastes. We spent some lovely evenings in the port this is short walk from the hotel 15 mins by road or during the day 30mins by beach, kantaoui is lovely yes you do get people wanting you to look in their shops but if you don't want to a firm no thank you usually works. Word of warning if someone says to you hello remember me I am the waiter from your hotel they are not they will take you off somewhere and you will have to pay to get rid of them apart from that crime is very low with Tunisia been a Muslim country, we walked back to the hotel at 11.30 at night with no problems. The beach at the hotel is lovely lots to do if you want, kayaks and pedloes are free to use, we went out on the speed boat which was fantastic you even get to have a go at the helm this cost 40 dinars (about £18) each but well worth it for just over 1hour if you do stay at this hotel you will have a great time and want to return as do the many other people who visit.

Most enjoyable and value for money

We arived at the Hotel expecting a long check in que with a wait from hell but to our amazement were told immediately to go for dinner and all would be ready when we came back. We finished dinner and hey presto porters had the cases ready for the rooms and one small form later were in our room. The bar has a first class barman called "Eddie" I think? he can clear a 40 foot bar three deep in under 2 and half minutes without having to ask a second time what you want to drink. He does this throughout your stay WITH RELATIVE EASE.
Shopping is an adveture and if you like barter and haggling youll love the shops. Prices are what you make them. Eddie and his boss like Glenfiddich and your stay can be made more pleasurable with a couple of litres of the tipple. Shopping can be good with a bottle or two as well.... £90 on the Tunisian black market for a litre bottle of Scots whisky.
Food is good and some dishes are really great. Couscous is marvellous if you like that kind of stuff and the staff are really friendly and cant do enough for you. The bar ran out of diet coke and I went to the desk to complain within 10 minutes the manager appeared with two bottles and promptly delivered two each day to the room until we left. THATS SERVICE.
Animation team are hard working and extremely good at their job. A friendly bunch of guys who made the stay a lot of FUN... their own home grown shows are first class and miles better than the REP NIGHT OUT....

fantasitc hotle and facilities

from worcetserbabe
Been there six times, including a Christmas holiday in 2003. What a friendly and extremely well run hotel. I believe you will be hard pushed to find another hotel in El Kantaoui which is better run.

Gets my vote every time!!

Great Hotel

from Glyndwr28
We have recently returned from this all inclusive Hotel after being moved from an unsuitable hotel in another resort and we were more than happy. Rooms were nice, staff very friendly and always smartly dressed and the food was great. Hotel reception was traditional and very ornate and the pool area and restaurants were also faultless. It had a pleasant atmosphere and was not too noisy or too quiet. My husband and I went with another couple for my husbands 40th birthday and we had a really good relaxing week there.

Top Local Tips for Port El Kantaoui

Duty Free Keep an eye on the time while your shopping in the duty free you can't hear the announcments and I queued for 45 mins!!!

Taxis Tell them wear you are going agree a price first.Check your change.

Don't be hassled When you arrive at the airport and pick your cases up do not let the men outside hassle you. They will put your cases on a trolly then try to charge yo a few quid. Just say no and take your cases off.


Other names for Occidental Allegro Riviera Hotel

  • hotel caribbean village riviera
  • Address: Bp 55, Hammam - Sousse - Port El Kantaoui - 4089 - Tunisia
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