Back yet again for the 2nd time this year, making this our 5th visit in total. So why keep coming back when there are so many other resorts in the world? We feel at home with the friendly staff, "own room" on request, get good value for money with the "All-IN" deal, even have the same place to sit at the pool-side. Many are like us and just keep returning so you will easily meet the same people each time which creates a family atmosphere.
We could venture to another hotel on Djerba since the sun and sea would be the same but then would the rest match the Royal Palace Garden with respect to food, room size, pool and friendly staff. Any ideas anyone?
The free Tunisian red, white or rose is drinkable but other Tunisian wines are available at extra cost. As with any wine occasionally a bottle will taste "corked" so then don't hesitate to change it even though it is free. The waiter will certainly oblige.
Being regulars at RIU resorts we receive a RIU Class card which enables points to be collected for each visit made. These points are very useful since they can be exchanged for hotel "sundries" including wine and laundry. It's an additional luxury to return home with a suitcase full of clean, ironed clothes!
At last efforts have been made to improve the court surface with plenty of red clay and regular watering, and spruce up the surrounds with some paint.
This is now in principle available throughout the hotel but often the reception was poor and unreliable. For many it is a great extra service but very frustrating when it does not work.
No doubt we will be back again, unless Tripadvisor has something better to offer....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located on the island of Djerba * 3-storey building, oriental style architecture * Surrounded by 20,000 m2 of garden * Opposite the "Djerba" 27-hole golf course * 200 m from the beach * Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach * 6 km from downtown Midoun * 18 km from downtown Houmt Souk * 6 km from various shops * 25 km from the Djerba airport ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Riu Palace Royal Garden