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.
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- 90% customer scores
- Platinum Villas available
- Platinum Cruises available
- 20kg luggage allowance
- 4T and 5T hotels
Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Afternoon snacks 15.00-17.00.
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The large impressive pool is at the heart of the hotel with its wraparound sun terrace and palm trees aligned with sunloungers and parasols.
L'Olympe wellness centre*
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.
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These twin rooms with their modern warm inviting colour scheme and white furniture can sleep up to three or they can be sold as a single. They come with centrally controlled air-conditioning.
family room with sea view
These family rooms with their modern warm inviting colour scheme and white furniture can sleep up to four. They come with centrally controlled air-conditioning and a sea view.
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Mixed opinions, I dispute its Platinum Rating !!!. Hell for non-smokers
Take a seat grab a coffee - This is a long one. Day 1: Arrival - we had an early flight from Gatwick which meant we ended up at the hotel at just after midday. We were given a form to fill out and then like all the other new arrivals were asked to take a seat. It wasn't long before a welcome drink arrived. I was starting to get bored already . First impression of the staff - they were welcoming and friendly. Rooms are not ready until 2PM. Ours was much later but no great hassles. The cleanliness of the whole complex was well above average and can not be faulted. Apparently the lobby area takes about 10 hours to polish almost every day and we're not complaining. We can not fault the courtesy of the staff. The animation team were in general very attentive and polite but if they knew you were not over excited about the evening entertainment it reflected in their attentiveness and overall attitude . A couple of nights the entertainment was above average and compliments where compliments due we told them so - hey the attentiveness improved again :-) The food - MOST of the time the food is hot or certainly within acceptable temperature. The dishes on the serveries are fairly small and that's a good thing because it means they are very regularly replaced and therefore contribute to the food being hot. A little bit off putting when a German lady tasted the food from the serving spoon and then put the spoon back into the food - when this happened I waited for a new dish to be brought out but I can't really blame the hotel for that although I wish there had been spare serving utensils as I for one don't like picking he handle out of the food cos the previous person didn't care less. I think the chap cooking the pasta dishes to order got himself a bit flustered as I asked what something was and he sterilised a spoon and let me taste the sauce, unfortunately he then put the spoon back in the sauce then sterilised in in hot water - At least he tried I guess. Unfortunately the food is somewhat repetitive with minor variations. All the salad is shredded which is ok but in my opinion spoils the enjoyment of the food. ( next to being liquidised I think - and I still have my teeth so don't feel ready for that ) Like most all inclusive's the desserts are those teaspoon sized ones and are all fairly unexciting. There were four nights during our 11 night stay where we ended up eating out not by choice but because the food was uninspiring unless your German. By the way the Hotel next door is a RIU too but to our surprise its owned by different people so escaping to their restaurant isn't an option. Well it is if your happy to pay about 45 dinar. The manager there was great though in fairness and discounted it to 30 per person as we're staying in a RIU. Unfortunately that plan failed though as all the cash machines and PDQ machines were down in all the local hotels. Nonetheless the management in the neighbouring RIU Tried their best. ( Apparently it's a Franchise - I don't know if this one is ) The breakfasts had Frankfurter style sausages rather than real sausages ( yuck). Bacon doesn't exist but Tunisia is a Muslim country (Strange though how other non local foods seem to make it on the menu). If you are German your fine and be prepared to be barged past just in case they think your going to get to something before them. Eggs are scrambled , fried hard or soft boiled which was fine. I craved a poached egg but hey that's just me. Egg of some sort on toast for me everyday then cos that's all I could find not particularly liking the European cold cuts. For the kids if your going with them there is pizza always available well lunch and dinner. Overall there is too much fish on the menu often with little alternatives. Moving on..... Check your travel agents brochure as to what's chargeable and what's not. Thomson brochure states the Sauna is not chargeable (no asterisk) and this was confirmed by our rep. Unfortunately the hotel did not agree nor did they conceed. The hotels attitude was pretty unsympathetic and I don't really think they cared which will have a big stake in my decision of using RIU in the future. The on-site shops have a large variety of items and are very friendly. The guy running the Jewelery shop more so than most and of course his Jewelery is "Better than all the crap at the Marina" - his words not mine. Hmm obviously Fake charms from a very well known bracelet company on sale. He was a good laugh.... wait oh no we didn't buy the item in the end - I have never seen someone work so hard to ignore us The WiFI is excellent throughout the complex ( I sat there typing this on my last day ) The in roomsafe is free. The ATM is fussy and is happer with Mastercard than it is with Visa. Smokers dont care one bit about non smokers. their lack of consideration to others bugs the hell out of me. there could easily be smoking and non-smoking areas but i guess the management are in general smokers. IF YOUR A NON SMOKER - I HOPE YOUR NOT ASTHMATIC. - BRING OXYGEN TIP #1: Watch out for the taxi drivers , even after you've haggled the price down to correct price they try to give you the wrong change. A trick is to give you the right number of coins but of a lower value. I tip honest people not the ones that try to tip themselves. I found most fares 1 to 2 dinars over what they should be before negotiating and definitely agree before travelling with them - Don't whatever you do let them use the meter! TIP#2: The Reps quite rightly advise not to take the first price your given ( except in the "Fixed Price" shops which are expensive by the way ). They recommend aiming for about 50 - 70% of the price. The marketers have cottoned on to this and inflate the price so much more that. I have been closer to 15 - 20% final price and I'm no expert haggler I just know when to walk away. Here's a tip . Find out its price in the fixed price shops and aim below that as far as you can get - certainly never pay the fixed price price in a non fixed price shop. TIP#3 : Change your currency little and often as changing it back can be costly and can't be done everywhere. Your money goes a long way if you counter haggle the hagglers.More
Itzzzmee, Paignton, United Kingdom
Relaxing week away
Well after reading the review which were a little mixed, we were overjoyed with our stay. My mother and I went for a week on 11th March 2015 and from arrival we were pleased. Upon arrival, our luggage were stored in the lobby while we were sent to get some lunch after our long journey. I am on a very restricted FODMAP diet for IBS which means no wheat, gluten or dairy! Boy, was i surprised that I was able to eat large meals all week long that were tasty and enjoyable. After lunch we were escorted to our room by a concierge that carried our heavy cases. The room was very clean although we did not get our request to look over the reception (more sunlight in those rooms so they're warmer) we were contempt with what we had been given. The drinks were fantastic! We had cocktails all day long and they were very enjoyable. You can pretty much have anything you want cocktail wise and ask for a bit more alcohol should you like your drink strong. The only downfall of this beautiful hotel is the entertainment. The shows were all mix-matched and made no sense. It was more like snippets of entertainment poorly pieced together! The staff worked hard but whoever produced the shows needs training. I wouldn't want my children to see the shows are they are somewhat crude and unsuitable for younger children. We didn't see any unhappy non-smokers like a few reviews had said. As many foreign countries, there is some allowance to smoking inside however there is no smoking in the evening entertainment or dining hall so it is avoidable if you don't want to be near it. Bar from the entertainment, which was disappointing this is a great hotel. I would say that this hotel is not best suited for children as there isn't anything or anywhere for them to go but I'm told there is more for them in the peak months. WIFI was FANTASTIC! I managed to communicate all week throughout the hotel and pool area via Whatsapp with no complications whatsoever. I wouldn't take my step son here.but i would return with my mother again or my partner.More
Hannah M, Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Excellent hotel,staff & amenities
Went here in March for a weeks break, upon arrival we were in a family room with a view around the back of the hotel, we asked if another room was available, the reception staff told us to come back in the morning , which we did & they had sorted us a room over looking the gardens & pool area, even organising to move our belongings between rooms. This is just an example of how courteous & helpful all the staff at the hotel were during our holiday. The food & drink were excellent, with plenty of choice at every meal time, all of it being very fresh. The hotel & all of its amenities were clean & well cared for, with many rooms in the process of being refurbished,the outside areas were also well cared for, including the beach area. A hotel we would recommend to friends & family.More
Engmark2013, Nottingham, United Kingdom
I really want.. I want to go Riu.
Amazing hotel, so clean and staff are all lovely :) we had a great two week holiday. Definitely recommend this hotel!! The food was nice, always something for everyone. Can't complain. Animation team were great too!!! âââââMore
A GREAT STAY
Just returned from our second stay at the Bellevue after a three year gap. We don't often repeat book a hotel, however good, but we had such a good time last time we decided to take a chance, we need not to have worried it was great, if not, better this time. The staff were great with some old and new faces. The animation team; Zoya, Rico, Fabio, Ramse, Tazz, Jambo, and Adul were superb and very talented. The weather was generally good. The walk along the beach to the port is really nice, stop for a drink and there are of plenty of shops, don't miss the dancing fountains (11am seems a good time). The food was good and varied, especially the salads and vegetables, with something to suit all tastes. The drinks were a 'little' weak sometimes, especially if you are seasoned drinker....just ask for a large one! A small tip is appreciated. The newly restored museum in Sousse is worth a visit especially to see the mosaics, a taxi from the hotel should be no more than 10 dinar, but fix with the driver? We had a nice comfortable sunny room, which was kept very clean. We would recommend the Belluvue.More
travellers186411, Leeds, United Kingdom
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