This luxury hotel comes with a huge pool and à la carte dining. And it has a great spot on the beach.
The pool is the standout feature of this deluxe hotel. It’s huge, and set between manicured gardens and a sandy beach. Dining is another highlight. There are two restaurants, with special mention going to the Tunisian à la carte.
The hotel is just steps from a vast, golden-sand beach. It’s in a quiet area, but there’s a bus stop a couple of minutes’ walk away. From here you can be in central Port el Kantaoui in less than 10 minutes.
With seven massage rooms available you're bound to get a massage at the start, middle or end of your holiday. All rooms are comfortable and the spa staff will make sure you have a personalised service. If treatments aren’t your thing then you're welcome to use the other facilities such as the two saunas*, indoor pool and beauty salon*.
Help yourself to breakfast, lunch and dinner. Expect hot and cold plates, plus there are cooking stations creating fresh dishes, themed evenings twice a week and a dessert selection at lunch and dinnertime.
Brilliant hotel staff brilliant but will not go back
We stayed here end of November last year for two weeks with my brother his wife and his three children
The rooms were very clean as were the grounds pool areas and beachthe staff were very good except for what I say next we had just come out of the welcome meeting and sat in the bar area talking when a guy approached us asking us if we wanted to goon a free trip to the market saying he was employed by the hotel even showing us paperwork with hotels name on this was completely false he was nothing to do with the hotel but worked in one of the shops took us to some shops that were his family and an old lady was most insistant that she put some wool she had twisted on our wrists I refused and she was most insistant I did it well we found out why it was a sign that we were new and an easy target the guy said he wouldn't let anyone hassle us on the way in no one did on the way out everyone was and the guy just walked on ignorant to what was happening..we complained to the hotel and they promised to sort it after the rep Lisa went up and said something the guy came over to apologise to us but we told him he was out of order he didn't even work at the hotel and they knew and turned a blind eye..a few days later my nephews age ten and thirteen wentto the shop inside the hotel and the same guy who according to management was banned from the hotel fiddled them out of money when my brother went to the see why he had short changed his sons the guy moved a big water container and found the money under it no way could it be there unless he put it there
The shop workers were always grabbing you to go in their shops and if u were interested in something they would follow you harassing you to buy it.
The port was even worse and several times my seventeen year old niece was grabbed
The food there was over priced and in some restaurant inedible
Å¢he pirate ship was a waste of time and there is no point with the bandanas we did nothing but sit on the boat so we spent extra money out when on the boat expecting some thing to happen and it didn't
The Zulu night was good but the zoo was very dirty loads of rubbish and the animals seemed depressed.
The zoo at the port ws distgusting and no we didn't go in they have Chihuahuas as zoo pets I was in tears wanted to steal them
The drains stank and we were not in any heat
To sum this holiday up I have been to a lot of places and I have never felt so unsafe walking about outside the hotel
I am not certain but the guy who did the shooting was at the port in a leather jacket sat on a chair and was arguing with my broth because he said he had already been on a boat and he had already said no. The guy got very angry and I got a feeling that my bro could get hurt so we walked away and a bit later when we came back by the guy was gone we saw him one more time..we were due to go back in June but something told me no don't book it or go there ever again. Sadly I will not return to Tunisia in the forseable futureMore
Stayed April 2015 first full day thought I would treat myself to a massage in the hotel spa what a mistake I was sexually assaulted by the male masseurs, police were called and my husband and I spent the next 3 1/2 hours in the police station. The masseur was charged and got a 12 month prison sentence. The attitude of the staff at the riu was appalling, our only God send was the lovely female Thomson rep who met us the next morning. ( we had contacted Thomson 24hr helpline in the night because I was so upset). We were then moved to a lovely Thomson's couples hotel which was far superior to the riu. As its not something you expect to experience on holiday I was extremely upset at the whole experience and I think if the management at the hotel had handled it better then the nightmare it has been for me may have been a bit easier. They should make the Thomson rep a manager there as she has better skills at dealing with situations better than they could.More
Loved it there
I can only give a short review as we were there when the attack happend, but up untill then i had the best holidday with the loveliest of staff. Thank you for looking after us during this terrible incident the hotel staff were amazing and i hope that you all kept your jobs.More
bainess1, Leicester, United Kingdom
Lovely hotel with great staff
We stayed here earlier this year and after the horrific events that followed I felt I needed to write this review.
The hotel and staff were great, nothing was too much trouble. Rooms were big and very clean and comfortable. The food was varied and great quality. The pool and Beach was lovely,
Sadly Terrorist attacks can and do happen all over the world. We can not let these evil people ruin the lives of all the caring and hardworking Tunisians.More
I stayed here in May 2012 with my wife when she was 4 months pregnant with our son. We went at the start of the season so wasn't as hot as the middle of the summer but was still 28 to 30 degrees most days. The only issue with that is that the water was a bit cold even at the hottest points. The facilities here a brilliant and the staff were the best that we have had at a Riu. All really friendly and really helpful. We stayed in the penthouse suite with a view of the pools and the sea, couldn't fault it. The manager at the time was rushed of his feet 99% of the time but always had time for anyone who stopped him. Would recommend this hotel.More