I got back from my holiday about a week ago. Our Stay at the Miramar was a pleasant experience. The hotel claims to be a four star but is a little old looking espicially the bedrooms. The bedrooms could do with modernising a little. The receptionists were very helpful. We booked two excursions through a chap called adnane who works at the hotel and one through Thomas Cook. One was the camal caravan and the other was Quad Biking. The camel caravan was ok but on a personal note, its very uncomfortable sitting on a camel. The Quad Biking was brilliant. The tour lasts for an hour or so and is well worth the money, one thing that you have to watch out for is some cactus plants through the middle section of the tour. The Thomas Cook tour to EL Jem and Kairoun were an experience. El Jem was used in the Gladiator movie. However you do get hassled a lot around the El Jem area to buy things. Thats one of the down sides to Tunisia.
In the hotel the entartainment team were excellent. They really do work hard in setting up day and night activities. There is a chap called jeehad who i fondly remember. However the other men in the team do give more attention to women then men but you kind of get used to that in parts of Tunisia. The food in the evening was top quality. They do make slight changes to the food option each day. The breakfast was fine but could do with improving a little, some beans or hash browns wouldnt go a miss. The Thomas cook assistant was very helpful but she is now leaving the company which is a shame as her knowledge of the area was vast.
The hospitality of most of the workers was fantastic and they really make you feel welcome. I befriended someone called Ali from the kitchen area and he was a credit to the hotel as he really made me feel at home.
Skanes is a quiet resort. It costs around a fiver to get to Sousse via taxi or 50p on the bus(i wouldnt recomend the bus through peak times)There is a shopping area opposite the hotel which views Sky Sports and a ATM down the road. The facilities at the hotel are good but its a shame you have to pay for ironing. On the whole it was a good holiday and i would recomend this place to others. If you go shopping never ever accept the first or the second price they offer you. Drive for a hard bargain.
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- Royal Miramar Thalassa Monastir
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