Sol El Cantaoui Hotel, Port El Kantaoui
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Fab Holidayfrom Jansi
Drinks are expensive in the hotel, water especially, get your water from the supermarket just outside the hotel, as you can get four bottles, too their one in price, works out a lot, as you need loads of water as its hot hot hot!!!!! The beach on the hotel is also wonderful clean and beautifull with a lot of water sports for the brave !! Be warned every little bit of friendliness from a Tunisian needs a tip, they expect it, tip to take a photo of a persons camel, tip to fetch a drink, tip tip tip.... be warned with the shopkeepers who beg you for business, make eye contact and they won't leave you alone, just say no thanks!! But thankfully theres only two salesmen I really spotted in the hotel itself, selling quad bike rides and a boat trip !!!!....... The hotel has a beach Party every Friday, get tickets !!! its was a fantastic night!!! My kids cried when we had to come home (says it all) it was a great holiday, just be careful with the local tunisians when selling there wears..... just say no xx
We love this hotel from all aspectsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
A good break at Sol Club Kanaouifrom A TripAdvisor Member
Food: although breakfast was not to our liking we found some of it OK and stuck to what was familiar. Dinner on the other hand was very good, lots to choose from and tasty. There are a couple of restaurants to choose from other than the main dinning hall serving pizzas, burgers, salads, pasta dishes etc so there’s lots to choose from for lunch if you are staying half board.
Quick tip: The drinks are not expensive compared to London prices (unless you want diet coke). However, if you venture outside the hotel gate to the "shopping centre" snacks, water and other drinks are 3 times cheaper.
The entertainment was just ok, great if you have kids, it's something to keep them occupied but we were not into it. Most guests seemed to like it though. There's also a disco (typical European style) that starts at 11pm if you are not ready to hit the sack.
Overall I would recommend this hotel but I think a week is enough. Hope this helps
Excellent hotel foodfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Entertainment at night was also very professional and they were very good getting audience participation. One thing to watch out for, if anyone in the hotel offers you a free courtesy trip to see people weaving clothes and carpets, avoid it. We took this trip and ended up in a carpet shop with tremendous pressure put on us to buy a carpet for over
1000 euro. After one and a half hours the youngest child became very agitated with the hassle and we had to barge our way out of the shop.
Sol clubKantaoui BRILLIANT HOLIDAY!!from A TripAdvisor Member
The Sol Club Kantaoui was wonderful, our flight was on time, the airport quicker than most both outgoing and incoming and when we arrived at the hotel we were welcomed with a free cocktail, checked in within minutes and a lovely bellboy took us to our room which was spotless, and wonderful. We had a suite with a sea view with 2 double beds, a single and a sofa. The bathroom was lovely with a bath and shower and we had a seperate dressing area with loads of wardrobe space.
There was entertainment on every night and the reps cabaret night in Sousse is well worth the £10 it cost. The only complaint I have is that there was no karaoke because I love it! The pools were wonderful and we sampled the beauty parlour and the massage which were both reasonably priced and the staff very able and friendly.
The food was better than I have had in many 5 star hotels it was always piping hot (a welcome change) and very varied, there many types of vegetables were always perfectly cooked and as I teach healthy cookery it takes a lot to keep me happy and you could eat very healthily if you wanted to (plenty of delicious puddings too). The only thing we saw any queues for were the fried eggs! I would have liked to have seen more fruit though.
The staff from the bellboys, cleaners, right up to the managers were lovely and couldnt do enough for you and always said hello and smiled. The waiters and entertainment staff were excellent and made you feel as though you were welcome all the time. The disco was a real change from the usual dark dingy places it was more like a cabaret bar with plush seating and it was very clean and comfortable.
I went running on the beach quite early and it was very clean, the sand was white and the sea lovely. We never felt threatened at any time night or day and we have promised we will go back to the same hotel because we enjoyed it so much.
Loved it!from SonjaLondon
The staff were great and very helpful, even coming to say hello if they saw us out and about (we knew they were genuinely from our hotel, not scam artists like some others). We got to be friends with a few of the reps and they recommended some good night spots (best are Red Iguana not far from hotel and Maracana in Sousse). Clubs get lively around midnight so it's best to stay and watch the nightly show in the "discotheque" for some random fun (yes, mainly in french but you get the gist of it all) and then head out. When out at one bar, some of the staff recognised us and we had a great time with them.
Hotel food was good, no stomach upsets and a variety of dishes. Yes you have to queue but you can usually suss out when the restaurant gets quieter.
We found that if the taxi tried to overcharge us, we asked for a ride on the meter, or walked towards another car.
Sousse was interesting and busy. The medina was fun, but watch out for some comments. They could be funny but sometimes a bit offensive. Best to just ignore them as they are most likely trying to suss out where you are from so they can talk to you more and get you in their shops! Try to get to the Soula centre at the bottom of the hill before going into the medina, to get some price ideas. Don't be afraid to haggle!! We went around just to look around on one day and then went shopping on another.
Overall, it was a great holiday and i'd recommend it to anyone of any age!
We had so much funfrom Lucy2073
well worth the silly amount we payed.....from mj2373
Better than we expectedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
All in all, we were pleasantly surprised by how nice everything was in this hotel and in the area as a whole.
good but oldfrom moyle-rvrs
first impressions its old,it looks luxurious,and its big.a porter carried our bags to the room,we had two tired kids under 5.the room had four single beds in it and we had plenty of room.the fridge was a nice size,tv just had bbc24 on it but when you are on holiday you wont care whats on tv.
the kids club ran by the hotel was o.k. to poor.the facilities in general were ok.it was a bad time of the year,last week in march.they were getting ready for the busy time.dont buy anything in the shop in the hotel go across the road to a fine supermarket,its half the price of the hotel shop.
the disco is a fine place,
the nightly entertainmet was very poor.
mini golf they have consist of 6 holes which is really mini and poor quality.
the food for breakfast is ok but the dinner at night is great except you have to do alot of queing.
the market in sousse is poor and dangerous.if some says they recognise you from the hotel ignore them, they will lead you down an alley then say good bye to your money,beware,beware.
Top Local Tips for Port El Kantaoui
alzahra park!GREAT! heya when you are in port el kantaoui,dont forget to visit the alzahra park!its great!:D:D:D
Banter They will try to rip you off going into the marina, hold firm and stick to about 3 dinar, if they say no then threaten to get another taxi as it should cost about 4 dinar max.
Haggle Start off at 10% of the asking price and be prepared to walk away - they will follow you and drop their prices dramatically
Other names for Sol El Cantaoui Hotel
- el mouradi port kantaoui
- el mouradi hotel kantaoui
- Address: Hammam Sousse - Port El Kantaoui - 4089 - Tunisia
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