I went to Tunisia with my wife and booked this hotel mainly due to how close it was to the airport and train station but also because of the price. We paid £60 for the two of us including breakfast for 7 days, which you can say is a bargain. The hotel itself is not amazing and nowhere near a 4 star but it is value for money. We went to Tunisia in December and were very fortunate that it was very quite, hence we had the swimming pool and Jacuzzi to ourselves for the entire stay, The water was nice and warm but please take a pair of goggles with you because they do seem to put in alot of chlorine in the water. The big problem I had with this hotel and Tunisia in a whole is the lack of English they spoke, they speak Arabic and French but alot of the workers could not understand us. Another tip is to take French or Arabic dictionary with you because they don’t even understand what a train or a taxi is, i had to actually draw a train to one taxi driver to show him where I wanted to go. Back to the hotel, the first day we had breakfast, it was awful, the eggs were roar and food was cold, luckily for me the next few days my wife took over and instructed to the chef exactly how she wanted the eggs, she would get the raw onions and tomatoes and show him how an omelette should be made, breakfast was worth the money, as the hotel, if i had paid a bit more money, then I would not have been happy, but for such less money, it was accountable.
The rooms are spacious but the beds are uncomfy, the first cleaner accused us of staling towels so we went and complained to the man at reception but he didn’t even understand what we said. That guy never once smiled, but fortunate for us , we were given two new housemaid who were lovely (could not speak English) but would clean our room very nicely. Btw, we wanted a double bed but were given two single beds put together. The room had a very small tv which was useless as everything was in French. The room had a lovely sea view with a balcony. Another tip, book the family room if you are a couple as its more spacious then the double rooms and is more or less the same price. The bar was very nice, there was also a sheesha place in the basement, which was very nice and cosy, the worker there was a gentleman and allowed us too heat some of our food that we got from outside in his kitchen.
As previously mentioned, the hotel is right next to the airports so don’t pay more then 4 dinars, otherwise walk. The taxi drivers will say £10 or 20 dinars but say no to them, and when going back to the airport, it would be better to walk as its only a 15 min walk. As we were close to the train station (right next to the airport) we would commute this way, you can go to Monastir and Souuse via the train and will only pay 1 dinar. Very cheap this way, recommend not to take taxis as they will rip you off. To go to port el kontoui, get a train from station to Souuse and then get a taxi to marina, don’t pay more then 4 dinars. Expect to haggle for everything. another tip , Don’t pay more then 40 dinars for women leather bags, they will quote you a ridiculous price and say it is very cheap for you English people, always quote a ridiculous price back to them.
My experience in Tunisia was very nice and the hotel was very nice but I would say mainly due to the fact that I did my research before of what to do and where to go and how much to pay. You can save alot of money and time if you prepare.
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- Also Known As:
- Kuriat Palace Monastir
- Kuriat Palace Hotel Monastir
- Kuriat Palace Tunisia/Monastir