We had a brilliant holiday at El Ksar. The beach was great, the indoor and outdoor pools were good too. The food was varied, but don't expect "English" food every day, if you are willing to try new cuisine, then you will enjoy the food.
We stayed in the bungalows which were great. They are out of the way and more secluded, which was lovely.
We would love to visit this hotel again. We found one of the waiters to be very attentive, but not overbearing, and he learnt what time we normal go to dinner and what drinks we like and always had our table ready. We could tell that he just wanted to make our stay comfortable and wasn't doing it for a tip. As opposed to another guy who was already running around like a headless chicken and you could tell he was trying too hard to people people that it was in your face.
Our shower didn't have a curtain (or even a way to hang a curtain) so I am not sure if that was normal or not, but the water would go everywhere, which wasn't great. Also, it was very smelly in the bath room that we needed to clean ourselves, I think they had a problem with the drains. Apart from these things, the holiday and hotel were great.
My only other complaint is about Tunisia itself and the "hassle" you get from so many people trying to sell you things. They will even go to the point of lying to you and trying to fool you. For example, we had a guy approach us while we were in the town and say he worked at our hotel as a waiter. He asked us if we would like to visit the "government" shops, where they only sell genuine and high quality products at fixed prices. He led us there, and I realised it was cheap fake stuff. It then clicked that he saw our "all inclusive" wrist bands and knew which hotel we were from. I would like to think that I am not a gullible person, but that guy got me - fortunately I didn't part with any cash (much to the annoyance of the shop owner).
My advice: Trust no-one, don't part with your cash except with someone working for/with the hotel. Be sceptical with everyone. I don't like being rude, but to get rid of most of these people, you have to be and tell them to go away and you are not interested. This is the only reason I wouldn't return to Tunisia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Capturing the magic and mystery of the Mediterranean Sea El Ksar Resort & Thalasso is located on a private sandy beach surrounded by generous gardens. The hotel offers plenty of activities such as mini golf, bridge, table tennis, Volleyball, tennis, shooting centre, jungle park, four outdoor pools, one indoor pool and many more. The beautiful yacht port “Port El Kantaoui” is only a few kilometers away.Featuring 552 comfortable and elegant rooms, junior suites and 1 presidential suite, inlcuding family rooms which interconnect. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Karthago El Ksar Sousse
- Karthago El Ksar Hotel Sousse