LOCATION: approx. 3 km from SOUSSE (taxi: approx. 2-3 TND), approx. 1 km from the nearest shops and bars, approx. 5 km from Port El Kantaoui (taxi: approx. 5-6 TND), approx. 20 km from the airport in Monastir and approx. 40 km from the airport in Enfidha.
BEACH: private, beautiful and wide, sandy, gently shelving beach, right next to the hotel, access via garden, free umbrellas and sunbeds, towels at a guarantee deposit (approx. 20 TND).
HOTEL: four-star, comfortable and well-maintained, built in 1967, completely renovated in 2002, rooms renovated at the turn of 2013/2013, 344 rooms in the main building, 5 floors, 4 elevators and 80 rooms in ground-floor bungalows in Mauritanian style, spacious, elegant lobby, 24h reception, restaurants: main El Ksar - buffet meals, international cuisine, highchairs for children available, vegetarian dishes, 4 à la carte restaurants: Baal - with terrace, Italian cuisine and grill dishes, salads, vegetarian dishes, Mediterranean, Tunisian and Spanish cuisine; Barberousse - restaurant/bar on the beach (open April-October), BBQ dishes; children's highchairs and menu available, vegetarian dishes; Tanit lobby bar, pool bar (open April-October), cocktail bar on the terrace by the pool (open June-September), Sahnoun - Mauritanian cafe, El Kobba - nightclub with disco, money exchange, souvenir shops and newspapers, safety deposit box in reception; conference centre for max. 400 people, terrace with a pool-view and garden-view, free wireless Internet in the lobby; extra charges: Internet point (approx. 10 TND/h), room service (approx. 3 TND/service), childcare, hairdresser, laundry, car and bike rental; amenities and rooms for the handicapped (on order); credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard.
ROOM:standard: 2-person in the main building: (1 extra bed available), approx. 30 m2, comfortable, nicely furnished, air-conditioned, bathroom (bath or shower, wc; hairdryer), satellite TV, telephone, fridge; free cot for children up to 2 years old on order before arrival; balcony (table and chairs); sea-view and standard room in the main building at a charge; family: 4-person, in the main building, approx. 40 m2, living room and bedroom, bathroom (bath/shower), separate wc, standard room furnishing, sea-view; family room with sea-view at a charge; bungalow: 2-person (1 or 2 extra beds available, max. 3 adults), approx. 24 m2, comfortable, nicely furnished, air-conditioned, bathroom (bath, wc; hairdryer), fridge, satellite TV, telephone; free cot for children up to 2 years old on order before arrival; terrace (table and chairs); rooms in bungalows available only in the summer.
SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT: swimming pool made up of 3 parts, sweet water, approx. 800 m2, depth 0.6-2 m, children's pool, sweet water, approx. 50 m2, depth up to 0.6 m, umbrellas, sunbeds and mattresses available by the pool free of charge; towels for guarantee deposit; indoor swimming pool heated in the winter, sweet water, approx. 100 m2, depth 0.8-1.2 m, Jacuzzi; 3 tennis courts with floodlights (payable: approx. 10 TND/h) and equipment rental (guarantee deposit: approx. 10 TND), table tennis, mini-golf, mini-football, basketball, handball, volleyball, archery, boules; playground for children, mini-club (4-12 y.o.), disco, sport and animation programmes for adults and children: aerobics: water gymnastics, jogging, evening performances and shows, live music; extra charges: games room, bicycle rental (approx. 20 TND/day), ropes course on the premises of the hotel; Bora Bora disco (external offer, free entry for hotel guests, drinks payable).
ALL INCLUSIVE 24H: buffet breakfast (6.00-10.00), buffet lunch (12.30-14.30), buffet dinner (18.00-21.30, 2 rounds) in the main restaurant; local wine, beer, soft drinks with lunch and dinner; late continental breakfast in the restaurant Barberousse (10.00-11.30); snacks in the restaurant Barberousse (12.00-16.00), late snack in the restaurant Baal (24.00-6.00); "cocktail hour" in Tanit bar (10.00-24.00); soft drinks, coffee, tea, local alcoholic drinks: aperitifs, whisky, liqueurs, wine, beer in Barberousse bar (10.00-18.00), (open April-October), disco (23.00-02.00), Mauritanian cafe (16.00-23.00); water-pipe additionally payable; dinner at one of 4 à la carte restaurants once a stay: Italian, Tunisian, Spanish, Mediterranean (earlier reservation required); other: fitness centre, tennis (floodlights payable, 10 TND/h), Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath; wearing all inclusive bands is required.
Times of serving meals and the functioning of certain hotel infrastructure elements may be subject to minor changes due to the season, weather conditions, Guests' requests or force majeure, which the hotel management will not have an influence on.
Pilot: Tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.
Visas: Not required. Passport must be valid a minimum of 3 months.
Flight duration: Warsaw-Monastir - approx. 3 hours
Local time: GMT+1.
Language: Arabic, French, in tourist destinations also English and German.
Voltage: 220 V, standard sockets.
Currency: Tunisian dinar (TND), 1 TND = approx. 2 PLN; coins and banknotes in circulation.
Religions: Tunisia is a Muslim country, where religious and traditional customs are alive and commonly practiced. Tourists should behave appropriately, particularly in public places, mosques etc. Too casual dress of women may cause unwelcome reactions.
Tips: the rule applies that you give as much as you can afford. It is custom to tip waiters (approx. 10% of the bill), porters, chambermaids, drivers and guides on local trips.
Prices in the hotel and restaurants: lunch – approx. 10 EUR, beer – approx. 2 EUR, wine – approx. 5 EUR, coffee – approx. 2 EUR.
Beaches: free; umbrellas and sunbeds to rent: free or at a charge: approx. 10 TND/day.
Departure tax: as of 1.10.2014 every tourist upon departure shall be required to purchase a revenue stamp of a value of 30 TND (approx. 13 EUR); the stamp can be purchased at the airport, it is pasted into the passport and stamped by the Immigration Office.
Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility, that if there are too few participants, a trip may be cancelled.
The footprints of the rich history can be found in the city centre. The more than 2 km long and 8 m high defense walls make a huge impression. The Great Mosque, raw in architecture, looks more like a fortress and together with the neighbouring ribat - defensive monastery - shows the power and force of the city in the past. From the tower of the ribat extends a fascinating view of the medina and courtyard of the Great Mosque.
However, history and its relics are only one of the assets of this place. Sousse is also a modern city with schools, universities, production plants, the city lives off industry, also tourist. The beautiful beach above all creates conditions for tourist development, along which, beginning from Boujafaar Square in the centre, towards the north a strip of hotels has been built of varying standards. The more luxurious and expensive are situated in the "port-garden", which the yacht harbour El Kantaoui is called, where yacht and boat are anchored almost outside the windows of their owners.
We can also find a countless number of restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops here. Further north, where the hotels end, carefully maintained golf course stretch out. Along the beach there are watersport and diving centres. Those who grow tired of sport, swimming and sunbathing, can regenerate in the terrifically equipped thalassotherapy centres on the premises of the hotels. In the late evening you can go out again and have fun in pubs, clubs and discos. The well-known casino is also a tempting offer.
Monastir - Sousse - Port El Kantaoui - a trip thanks to which you can visit the city of the first president of Tunisia, Habib Bourguiba - Monastir. Visiting one of the largest medinas in Tunisia - the old city in Sousse. At the end a walk in Kantoui Port, which captivated Roman Polański - the director of the movie Pirates. Trip only for guests from Sousse and Monastir. Half-day trip. Price – approx. 35 TND, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 17.5 TND.
Hammamet - Nabeul - travel to Nabeul, the town of potters, where you can take a closer look at the process of creating ceramics at the ceramics factory. Free time at the market in Nabeul. Travel to the centre of old Hammamet and visit in the Medina - the old Arabian city. Trip only for guests from Hammamet. Half-day trip. Price – approx. 30 TND, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 15 TND.
Sahara Explorer - 1. day. Visting El Jem with a beautifully preserved Roman amphitheatre, famous for its annual jazz concerts. Then transfer to Matmata of an astonishing lunar landscape. In the houses forged in rocks live the descendants of the Berbers - a visit to one of them. In the afternoon, transfer to Douz - "the gateway to Sahara". Optional camel ride over the dunes of the Sahara. Day 2 - an exciting jeep expedition. Passage over the largest salt lake in Tunisia - Chott el Jerid to the desert oasis of Touzer and oases located in the Atlas Mountains: Chebika and Tamerza. On the return trip to the north, visiting the holy city in Tunisia - Kairouan, with the largest mosque of northern Africa - The Great Mosque of Sidi Okba. 2-day trip. Price – approx. 185 TND, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 87.5 TND (includes: breakfast, 2 lunches, dinner, without drinks); additionally payable: jeep ride (approx. 40 TND) and camel ride (approx. 20 TND).
Boat cruise along the coast - for enthusiasts of good fun. Among others, the programme includes animations performed by the ship crew, group fun and lunch. Price – approx. 50 TND, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 25 TND.
Medinat Alzahra - an amazing show, perfectly prepared display, showing the history of Tunisia: beautiful music, colourful costumes and light will make this wonderful evening to be long remembered. Price – approx. 70 TND, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 35 TND.
Tunis – Carthage - Sidi Bou Said - exploring the centre of Tunis: a stroll along the narrow streets of the medina with the characteristic architecture of the old city and local shops. Travel to Carthage - presently the suburb of Tunis, where there is the president's residence and villas owned by Tunisian elites, and in the antiquity - the centre of the Phoenician empire. Visiting the remains of the huge complex Baths of Antonius, located by the sea and
Byrsa Museum with a collection of unique works of art. Transfer to Sidi Bou Said, situated on a hill, a town of artists, which captivates with its white-blue houses that run along the cobbled streets. From here you can admire beautiful views of the sea and Bon Peninsula. Visiting a traditional Arab home. Price – approx. 90 TND, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 45 TND (includes lunch, without drinks); visiting an Arab home - approx. 4 TND.
Cap Bon - a trip to the so-called Green Tunisia. Transfer to Nabeul and a visit to a ceramics factory, then Kelibia - a picturesque fishing port at the foot of a mountain with a fortress from Turkish times. Exploring Kerkouane - the ruins of a city from Punic times, El Haouaria - a grotto from the 2nd century AD, scenically located on the coast, from where the ancient Romans got stone to build Carthage. Trip only for guests from Hammamet. Day trip Price – approx. 80 TND (includes lunch without drinks).
Friguia Park and dolphinarium – encounter with the fauna of Black Africa. Friguia Park is inhabited by more than 60 species of exotic animals, among others, lions, elephants, giraffes and lemurs. Half-day trip. Price – approx. 80 TND, children up to 12 y.o. – approx. 40 TND.
Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.