This grand beachside hotel makes an impression with its big pool and gourmet restaurants.
The pool is the first thing that’ll strike you about this hotel – it’s big and framed by glossy palms. Then there’s the dining scene – the restaurant line-up includes a great trattoria and an Asian place.
Walk through the manicured gardens and you’ll come to the white-sand beach. You’ve got shops just a few minutes’ walk away, too, and it’s a 10-minute cab ride to the marina at Port el Kantaoui.
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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. Snacks at set times.
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From our pool you're not too far from the beach, in fact you can even walk through the gardens to get to it. We have sunbeds with parasols on the terrace and there are plenty of towels available.
The buffet restaurant comes with cooking stations offering freshly prepared dishes, and assorted desserts are laid out for lunch and dinner. Themed evenings are held twice a week.
Les Nereides Thalassotherapy centre*
Les Nereides Thalassotherapy centre offers body treatments, a sauna and an indoor pool that's heated in the winter.
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double room with sea view
These double rooms and sea view come with cream walls and warm colourful soft furnishings. They can sleep up to three. There's a mini-fridge with soft drinks and water, plus a balcony or terrace for that bit of outside space
These twin rooms with their cream walls and warm colourful soft furnishings can sleep up to three. There's a mini-fridge with soft drinks and water, plus a balcony or terrace for that bit of outside space.
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Best hotel I've been in,so sad about what happend ,we were there June 7th til17th June this year,but it would not put me off coming back,staff were so friendly and helpful they can't do enough for you,rooms was superb and food was excellent ,I can't fault this hotel at all,it has everything you need for a great holMore
Helen S, Nottingham, United Kingdom
the staff were amazing
We returned on the day that mad animal killed so many innocent people ,The staff we fantastic, they helped to protect us from the gun man that was only interested in killing none Tunisians . Befor this event we were saying how great the entire experience was at the hotel ,food ,staff, clean , every thing 5 starMore
I returned back on the 25th June 15. This hotel does deserve its 5* rating! Everything was amazing food, rooms, staff, was best holiday I had ever had specially celebrating 21st birthday. Only downside was the bar shut at 12-1am. Despite what happened on the 26th June, this hotel was one the best I've been to.More
Home from home!
We are just back from Tunisia. We came back on the plane that the people who were there at the time of the attack arrived on. This is a lovely hotel, don't be put off by the events. Great reception area with great service and awesome drinks. It is next door to Riu Bellevue Park, which is a bit cheaper, has a better pool area but less choice when it comes to food. They are both good but the indoor pool is better at the Imperial and the outdoor one better at the Bellevue. The gym and indoor pool at the Imperial are used by local people who get a membership, so a bit more crowded, but it makes the place more interesting. We have been to this hotel 3 times and what we noted is that they will turn a blind eye if you want to use the facilities at the Bellevue but not the other way round. Definitely the nicest of all Thomson hotels in Kantaoui (we have tried the Kenz and did not like the food). We go to Tunisia twice a year and spend Christmas at the Riu (either the Imperial or Bellevue, it really depends on price at the time) and we will not be put off by the events. As usual, we will be arriving again at the end of the year. You will not find a nicer hotel in Kantaoui. If you're looking for presentation of drinks and food (and a nice lobby to have a drink), the Imperial is your choice. If you're looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, choose the Bellevue. They are exactly the same when it comes to the rest. Either way you will have a great time!More
CarolinaUK, Dalwhinnie, United Kingdom
Just returned from this hotel, ticked all our boxes. The entrance lobby is very grand you almost feel like royalty. The rooms are very clean, beds are very comfortable with the luxury of a separate toilet from the bathroom. The food is great especially enjoyed the steak at the beach restaurant in the evening. Staff are all very helpful. Very low key entertainment, animation team do a great job during the day trying to motivate us lazy sunbathers to get off our sunbeds. However the evening entertainment was not great apart from the river dance evening which was very entertaining. Only downside, there is only one swimming pool which is quite small for the size of this hotel but that said there was always plenty of sunbeds. Would highly recommend this hotel & would love to go back there.More
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