The Hotel Tour Khalef is ideal for water babies – there’s a lot going on at the pool, and it’s just footsteps from a golden-sand beach.
This place comes with a huge pool right at its heart, which is also the hub for daytime activities and evening entertainment. When it comes to dining, there’s a standout barbecue place on the beach.
The hotel is on its own private stretch of white sand at the edge of Sousse. And it’s a 20-minute stroll along the beach to the restaurants, cafés and shops in Sousse’s centre.
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol and soft drinks. Afternoon tea and coffee. Snacks at set times. Afternoon cakes and biscuits.
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There's huge a main pool at the Tour Khalef, and you'll find sunbeds and parasols dotted around, offering an ideal place to relax. There's a kids' section too so the little ones can join in the fun.
Thomson Kids' Club May to October 2015
Designed for 3 to 11 year olds, Thomson Kids’ Club offers 2 hours of activities, 5 or 6 days a week. And that includes at least 3 evenings. It’s split into sections, with Tots for 3 to 5 year olds, Team for 6 to 8s, and Tribe for 9 to 11s. Best of all, most kids’ clubs activities are completely free. And outside of peak season, there are parent and toddler sessions 3 days a week, too. For your peace of mind, all Thomson Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times.
Local entertainment includes shows such as magicians, folklore, fakir and for the very brave there's a snake charmer.
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These twin rooms with their modern style and colourful soft furnishings can sleep up to three, with a double or twin bed, plus some come with an extra single bed. The rooms come with air-conditioning from 15th June to 15th September, plus a satellite TV with limited channels.
twin room with sea view
These twin rooms with a sea view in a modern style and colourful soft furnishings, sleep up to three. They come with a double or twin beds, plus some have a third bed. The rooms come with air-conditioning from 15th June to 15th September, plus a satellite TV with limited channels.
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Chill out time
It all depends on what you are looking for from an early break.My wife and I visited this Hotel in mid April this year looking for a relaxing break in the sun but not too hot and not too busy.As we expected being pre main season not all facilities were available,we were restricted to the Buffet Restaurant for all meals and not all the Bars were open.However we did not queue at any time and there was no problem getting a sunbed around the pool.Quite what it would be like when the place is busy I wouldn't hazard a guess but there are plenty of reviews that cover these times. The Hotel is clean,the staff are very friendly and helpful, the food is varied and well presented. Externally the beach is clean and great for a stroll for as long as you like.The sea in April was too cold for anything other than the briefest of dips likewise the Hotel pool. All in all we got what we expected and enjoyed an excellent value for money break.Slovenia next!More
2 Weeks.. perhaps too long!
Myself and my partner wanted a holiday in the Sun out of Europe and since neither of us had been to Africa before we thought we'd visit Tunisia despite the recent events over there. With the help of Thomson's travel advisor, we agreed to go for 2 weeks instead of 1 as it worked out to be much better value for money! I have a severe allergy to nuts and prior to us leaving, Thomson notified both the cabin crew on the flight and the hotel of this. We stayed from the 03/05/15 - 17/05/15. Upon arrival, we were greeted with drinks whilst we had to fill in a few forms before being given our room key. We were informed that the use of a safe was a 30 dinar deposit (in which we would get back at the end of the holiday) and 2 dinar a day - altogether we paid 58 dinar for the 2 weeks in which we were there. We weren't told however, that the safes were tiny storages in a separate room of the hotel which could only hold our passports and travel documents. After reading past reviews, I was under the impression that the safes were in the rooms so I travelled with a large camera thinking that there would be somewhere safe to store it when not in use. When we got to our room, (room 3410) we soon realised that this was not the case and there was nowhere for me to put this. Shortly after unpacking, my partner and I went down to reception to ask if there was a possibility of having a refund for the safe as we would not get use out of it as it couldn't fit my camera in it. The receptionists response was very rude and we were told that since we had already paid in full that they could not refund us and that we could only get our deposit back at the end of the holiday. (Not a great first impression!) We approached Amir (the thomson rep) about this issue and he said he'd sort it; nothing seemed too much of a problem for him! The following day we received a letter under our door off Amir stating that he'd spoken to the manager and they'd give us a full refund for the safe if we didn't want it which we thought was great! When we went downstairs to sort this, the receptionist apologised for the way he spoke to us and said that they have a room with a safe in which we could move to if we wished. We asked to see this as we had paid extra for a sea view! This room was in block 1 and appeared to be predominately Russian! All the Brits seemed to be in block 3! This block has recently been renovated with new carpets, new doors, key cards rather than the big metal keys in block 1 and we had a double bed (more like a quadruple bed!) rather than twin beds pushed together! We quickly moved rooms just for the bigger safe and appeared to get multiple bonuses! The view from this room (1313) was absolutely beautiful as it was right at the end of the block facing the pool and the sea on the top floor. We really couldn't have asked for anything more! I really recommend you ask for this block when visiting this hotel because although we were happy in block 3, it was so much nicer! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS AMIR! Rooms are basic but big! You get use of a fridge, a hair dryer, bath/shower and a big balcony with seating! We were put in the first sitting for dinner which was 6pm - 7.30pm. They moved us around a bit to begin with as there seemed to be a bit of a mix up with seating arrangements however we eventually got a table by the window which was lovely! Special mention to Ramsay our waiter who really couldn't do enough for us! Food was okay, nothing special but nothing to complain about either! It did get a little repetitive by the second week so we ate out a few times! There wasn't much variety of meat and you can't get bacon or proper sausages at all! It was turkey most days! The head waiter was absolutely brilliant and so accommodating with my nut allergy! Every day we walked in and he'd already asked the chef exactly what I could/couldn't eat and went though it with me! Only thing I would say to anyone anaphylactic to nuts is to avoid the desserts but generally everything was okay as they only cook with olive oils! On our last night, our table was decorated with flowers which was a lovely touch! You also get 1 visit per week to the a la carte restaurant which is well worth a visit to try some local Tunisian cuisine! The maids cleaned our room every day and I really advise you tip them! They work so hard and we felt they weren't treated well by other members of staff - it's as though they're at the bottom of the pecking order so to speak! She left us little touches to our room every day such as flowers and little things made out of towels as well as a bottle of water a day despite this! Our room was always kept tidy and she always smiled and said hello in passing! The bar staff in the lobby bar are also great and can't do enough for you! If you're sat there with an empty glass, they are quick to replace it! The pool is great, a good size and a lovely atmosphere in the day! Maybe a little cold to stay in long periods of time but definitely refreshing in the heat! We never struggled to get a sun bed and the animation team always has stuff going on and try to get you involved with a variety of activities such as aqua aerobics, water polo, archery, darts, mini golf, latino dancing, volley ball on the beach etc! If you don't want to get involved, they don't pressurise you either! The pool bar also has a variety of food put on every day at lunch time too which is also nice if you fancy it! The private beach is lovely and I recommend you eat at the beach bar at least once! Although you have to pay for it, its reasonably priced and the food is so much nicer! My partner had a mixed grill here a few days before we left which he really appreciated after pretty much living off turkey burgers and turkey sausages and turkey for 10 days! There is always plenty going on at the beach with the option of water sports such as banana boats, jet skis and paragliding if you're into that sort of thing! We went to the entertainment in the evening most nights and it was very hit and miss! The interactive entertainment in which you could get involved with was much more entertaining than the shows... some of the shows were a bit boring unfortunately! Mario, Max, Sisko, Zizo and Willy were very welcoming and talk to everyone though! Whilst you're there PLEASE visit Lotfi (Ali Baba)!!! He has a bar to the left of the stage and sells a variety of drinks and shisha! He is such a nice guy and had us in stitches the whole holiday! His laugh is also hilarious! The nightclub was also an experience! It was very different but good fun! We went twice whilst we were there and it definitely is what you make of it! The animation team are in there sometimes too! We visited Port el Kantaoui a few times and its really is beautiful! Well worth a visit and there's many bars/restaurants there! We went into Sousse once and visited the Medina. I have to say, this was quite intimidating and you have to have your wits about you! We also went on the Friguia Park excursion with Thomson which I highly recommend you do! It was such a lovely day, the animals are well looked after and we had the opportunity to see some animals that we hadn't seen before! To the left of the hotel, there are also some restaurants that are well worth a visit and if you turn right out of the hotel, there is a fast food restaurant next door to the orange shop! There is also a pharmacy right outside the hotel which we found to be very helpful! It is also worth noting that Tour Khalef guests get use of Marhaba Beach and Club Marhaba hotel facilities! We had a little look around these and they were lovely! We also had a look around the spa/gym which was also beautiful however a little pricey so we didn't use it! You can also get wifi in the hotel and some of the rooms however you can't get it round the pool which was slightly disappointing and frustrated my partner. Overall, my partner and I had a lovely holiday however, we were definitely ready to come home by day 10! We are more of an active couple and we found that there was not much in the area to see/do so we were quite confined to the hotel. Tour Khalef is ideal if you're after a holiday in which you can chill by the pool/beach all inclusive in the hot weather! Thank you to all the staff at Tour Khalef for being so welcoming and accommodating!More
hayleyroddick, Lichfield, United Kingdom
Dated hotel carpeted corridors and orange walls! Could do with a total refurb. Pool big and very nice. Lovely beach. Good entertainment programme. Mainly full of Russians. Food awful -show cooking liver, burgers and sausage, very cheap only saving grace pizza and desserts! Hotel is mainly self service so don't expect to be waited on. Older bar man in reception and porter put rest of staff to shame!!More
just come back from the khalef it was my first time fantastic
the khalef was brilliant so clean rms very big .the sea view was to die for the whole hotel was so clean as was the pool and area around it the bars offerd so much as did the restaurant something for everyone and fantastic food . in the upstairs bar you never have to get your own drink camomile will find you and bring you whatever you wish all the staff are brilliant I will definetly return and recommend I cannot wait to go backMore
hazeldave2015, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Best Holiday Ever
Myself and my friend wanted a week a in the sunshine! We got a really good deal and were both so happy that we booked this hotel! The hotel itself is beautifully decorated and almost palace like. The grounds and pool are superbly maintained and everywhere was just beautiful and clean. The food was delicious and such a great range of different things to choose from. The hotel staff were amazing! I cannot stress enough how welcome everyone made us feel. By the end of our weeks stay we feel like we were treated as family. The entertainment "animation crew" were fantastic and special mentions to Mario, Zizo, Willy, Max, Sisko and DJ Alex! They made our holiday even more perfect than it already was. We had so much fun with these guys, singing, dancing and so much laughter! I also have to thank Lotfi the shisha man, Wissem the henna tattoo artist, and Eddy at the little silver stall by the pool. These guys also made us feel so at home and are lovely kind people. Theres not much more for me to say other than thankyou for such a fabulous holiday! Best holiday ever and we were really sad to leave! We will be back very very soon!More
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