Some of the reviews here are quire accurate, some way off the mark.
Basically this hotel is cheap and cheerful. It was the cheapest available in the Thomas Cook brochure so I wasn't really expecting much.
The Hotel does show it's age but is clean and the rooms are spacious and pretty well equipped. There was a great shower in our room, a mini-fridge which was vital for chilling the obligatory bottled water and really efficient air-con that we had to turn down overnight as it was a bit too chilly.
The Golf Brau bar/club at the right hand end of the hotel (looking from the front) was incredibly loud from about 9pm and the volume just went higher as the night went on. Surprisingly we found it OK to sleep through but it was just too much really.
I went with my 13 year old daughter and 15 year old son and we all enjoyed ourselves.
The pools (indoor and outdoor) were both great. The indoor one especially during the hottest part of the day as it was nice and cool.
We did get a fair amount of hassle from the locals (taxis, shops etc) but that is to be expected and is easily ignored with no problem.
We went on the Medina Ramble (good but could have done it better ourselves), the camel caravan (really good and great fun) and the Pirates and Gladiators (pretty poor to be honest) - organised trips with Thomas Cook.
I don't understand the comments about people having to be careful with the females in their party - my daughter had no trouble at all.
Food in the hotel was plentiful and of decent quality. I recommend going early for dinner as it does become a bit of a bun fight later on.
There are other much better hotels in the area but this is by far the cheapest. Like I say, you get what you pay for.
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- Also Known As:
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- Golf Residence Hotel Tunisia/Port El Kantaoui