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Houda Skanes
Ranked #32 of 43 Hotels in Monastir
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Never disliked such a hotel I am not one of these people who need a lot to make me happy but this certainly was one awful hotel we were told on arrival that we had been upgraded wow we thought oh me if this was upgraded I don't know what our room was like before hand anyway we had this 2 rooms with a door inbetween and no balcony just one window which looked out to a sewer and the smell and noise was so disgusting, we had been to the sahara beach the year before and we was spoilt so this was just not what we wanted for our holidays not much in the way of shops but if you go out of the big gates at the front there is a lovely huge shop that you can buy loads of things you will need, but be careful as we were not left alone by the guys in the horse and carts.

rooms were not clean and definitely there was beasties in the room was bitten very badly and had to get antibiotics when got home.
food was ok, waterpark was good, pool ok.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

The Houda is a very good value hotel and you get much more than you pay for. Accepted it looks a little tired in places and the location isn't the greatest but the food and the staff are excellent and for a break it's well worth it.

We went as a family of four over Easter for one week and didn't have any complaints.

The rooms are okay if a little tired and do need an upgrade, but they are cleaned every day and are spotless. The beach is lovely and the pool area is nice and tidy and we never struggled for sunbeds.

The clientele are a mix of English, French and German.

The entertainment isn't great, but you don't have to watch it if you don't want to. The bar area is large and there are plenty of places to sit.

The food really is the winner though. There is so much variety and choice and it is excellent. One evening they even had a whole tuna which they sliced and grilled for you.

The location isn't great but a taxi anywhere is cheap and you are only 15 mins from Sousse for shopping etc.

Would I go back, yes. Would I do two weeks, probably not but a winter break definitely.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Hotel is large, built some years ago and it certainly shows ! Public areas are clean and well maintained but as one travels to ones basic room, one can begin to see the cracks and lack of upkeep. Our room was basic, floor tiles were on the move, balcony balustrade was rotten, mattress would have been better suited to a camel ! Food and service excellent, staff really try to be attentive, however, on the down side, one is advised of the dress code for dinner, but one would think you were still by the pool or the beach. Why have a dress code if not enforced ??? Lets the hard work of the staff down.

Once in the complex, that's it, there is nothing outside of the hotel, unless one wants a tour of the local power station ! There have been restaurant's and such around but they appear to be all closed now so one has to travel to find anything.

Overall ?? Twenty years ago it would have been the place to be, now ? Sadly, those halcyon days have long gone for this hotel - unless your not particularly fussy. DONT take the cat, as you will not be able to swing it around in the rooms !! Very small.

Overall ? Has bee

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Mike L
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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

3 star hotel with 5 star treatmemt. Excellent customer service with very friendly and helpful staff. We travelled as a couple with Thomson and their rep (Donna) was amazing. We have no faults to report. Fresh food provided 3 times per day so cannot fault them.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank englishmuslim
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

me and my husband aged 55 had a great time at the houda in skanes, we met a lot of nice people there, all the staff were really good, i loved the food as i am a bit picky but i did not starve, the rooms were cleaned every day, but best of all was the entertainment it went on all day and they did shows on a night time, after the show we went to the disco and did not leave till 2.30 or 3 am, everyone that was there seemed to have a great time we would love to go back, everyone in the hotel worked very hard to make your holiday a good one we could not have picked a better holiday
everyone was entertained from the very young to people of our age and thanks to all the entertainment team and to imed ben for making our holiday great xxx

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Anne L
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

Went on holiday in August 2013 with my wife and two daughters aged 11 & 8.
The hotel is generally ok - value for money - kids loved the pools and slides and the tunisian and italian restaurants were good.
However 3 main reasons I'd never go again:
- room is too small for 4 people (probably designed for 2), felt bit old but agree you shouldnt be spending much time in there.
- restaurant is a joke with too many people and not enough serving areas. After a few days it feels like the same things are being served up and not everything looks appetitising. That leads most folk to go just for the pizzas or chips rather than what should be good food for that night.
- flies - my god they are everywhere and we were all ill at some point during the holiday which I can only put down to the flies. What else could it be when we've travelled abroad every year and never sufferred like we did there.

Its ok for the money, but I'd rather go up or down the coast where they are no flies or stick to other countries.

Its a bit of a shame as they are so close to making this hotel a great resort.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
2  Thank Barry216
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

These guys were amazing, momo, Tito, Rio, I personally thought Simo was a great rep and he took great care of his guests, we were there for ten days and each day Simo was on top form doing his job brilliantly. Good luck to him in the future he is a wonderful person.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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1  Thank EllieAshton
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Address: Monastir 5000, Tunisia
Region: Tunisia > Monastir Governorate > Monastir
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Monastir
Price Range: £39 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 320
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