Booking a Hotel

If you can find a cheap enough flight, it's probably better to book your accommodation directly with the hotel either via their website (if that's possible) or by telephoning them. You'll save money and you'll be able to reserve a premier room with a good view.

You can get the telephone numbers of hotels in Tunisia from the Tunisia tourist authority. Just email them at: info@tourismtunisia.com

If you do not book your accommodation directly with the hotel, then you should probably book with a well-known travel agency. Beware of intermediary hotel booking websites, otherwise you could arrive at your hotel to find that the hotel is over-booked and you've been moved elsewhere. For example you may choose to book a hotel located near the centre of town only to discover on arrival (and not before) that you've been moved to a hotel on the outskirts of town. You will be told that you are being relocated to a "better", "nicer" hotel and it will have a star rating equal to or higher than the hotel you originally booked, but the location will typically not be so good.

The main stretch of beach at Sousse is often crowded and is located next to a very busy and noisy stretch of road (boulevard Hedi Chaker).


Boulevard Hedi Chaker, Sousse

Boulevard Hedi Chaker, Sousse

If you enjoy relaxing on the beach and would prefer a more tranquil setting, I suggest you avoid the following hotels: Justinia, Nour Justinia, Residence Boujaafar, Karawan, Nejma, El Hana Beach and El Hana. The Port El Kantaoui resort is a lot quieter and probably a more suitable option if you've got children.

Beach at Port El Kantaoui

Beach at Port El Kantaoui