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Royal Beach Hotel
Ranked #31 of 35 Hotels in Sousse
Reviewed 28 July 2010

hello!
Me and my family, spend a very fine week at the Royal Beach Hotel
Lot of sun , nice and sweet people on the beach
Tours vith my traveling company (Bravo Tours)


Jekvan Hyldig Denmark {--} (I will never forget it)

Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 July 2010

My family stayed here during July 2010. The rooms are of a basic standard. The room we were allocated was of a poor standard overlooking a building site. The curtains could not be drawn, bathroom door did not close and the vital air conditioning did not work.
On complaining to the reception staff they were very unhelpful and arognant. They claimed the air conditioning worked without evening going to look. Eventually they agreed and said we would get another room the following day. However we had to fester in the unpleasant conditions for a further three days until the management got their act sorted out. Hardly satisfactory customer service.
We were allocated two twin rooms instead of a family room. Despite separating my family at least we had air conditioning and rooms were of a better standard overlooking the sea.
The food served in the restuarant is limited and often repeated. Our biggest gripe was the food was at best only luke warm. The snack bar food is better, although we were all inclusive it was worth paying the extra.
Apart from the reception staff the waiters, bar staff and housemaids made a poor choice of hotel bareable.
The entertainment was amateurish and consisted of a couple of guys playing the same dozen or so songs over and over and dancing on a 10ft by 10ft stage.
On the positive side the hotel does have two good sized pools and access to the sandy beach.
Until the hotel Management listen to their customers and the food improves, I suggest this hotel be avoided and use one of the many other hotels located nearby.
You have been warned.

  • Stayed: July 2010
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Reviewed 11 June 2010

This was my second visit to the Royal Beach Hotel. Although I very much enjoyed my first trip, I noticed there have been many positive changes since October 09.

The staff remain wonderful .. they really go out of their way to make you feel as if you are at home. From Abdoul on the beach who not only acts as waiter but also advises which pedlars are safe to buy from ensuring those guest who choose to do so pay a fair price .. to the polite helpful cleaning, restaurant, bar, reception and office staff.

The food was not only varied but excellent .. even the snack bar where the food was great before has upgraded standards.

If you are looking for a clean, small, child friendly hotel the Royal Beach is the place to visit.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled solo
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1  Thank lvlyldy
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Reviewed 3 June 2010

Spent 10 days at the Royal Beach with my daughter and her boyfriend. After the awful reviews in the winter was a bit wary but lovely. Rooms cleaned daily and towels changed. Staff helpful and no complaints about the food at all. Plenty of variety for everyone. Fantastic desserts. Beach sandy and shallow. Ideal if you have kids. We were half board but had snacks in the snack bar at lunchtime. Egg and chips with salad and bread or burger and chips and a beer about £4.50. Couldnt complain at all. They made a birthday cake for my daughter on her birthday, put flowers on the table and everyone sang. Yes, they will diddle you out of a couple of Dinar on changing a £20 note or so but so what. Good bargains in the Medina if you can cope with the haggling. Don't entertain the guys selling on the beach - they will have you over. All in all a good holiday - try the camel/horse/donkey ride at Port El Kantoui - hilarious. ABout two and a half hours for £20 and you see the Camel that drinks Coke out of a bottle. Lady does massages in the hotel - lovely. About £12.50 for half an hour back and neck massage. Well worth it. Entertainment every night - no it isnt professional but at least they try! Drink cheap in the hotel but much more expensive in the bars outside. Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: May 2010
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Reviewed 24 April 2010

We were not disappointed with the Royal Beach though some of the previous reports on Trip Advisor had given us cause for concern before arrival, however these were quickly proven to be incorrect. The Royal Beach Hotel is really good value for its rating and size. On a previous visit to Sousse we had stayed in a much larger hotel which we found impersonal.

As regards food there was a good choice, and all eight of our party could find plenty to enjoy, and it was more than adequate for the star rating of the hotel.

The Staff were exceedingly friendly, we had no hassle from anyone, and found everyone very helpful. The entertainers Nino and Bobo worked long hours with enthusiasm to entertain children and adults, their Tunisian version of River Dance is really good.

The building of an Apartment between the front of the hotel and the road continues but we were not inconvenienced by it in any way at all. At the back of the hotel you go out of a gate onto a wonderful clean beach of fine sand - great for children. It's just a 20 minute walk along the beach to the centre of Sousse, though you can get a taxi or noddy-train from the road at the front of the hotel for a few dinars and be there in 5 minutes.

The bedrooms could do with a little TLC, the beds were comfortable.

This hotel is the only one of the three in Tunisia we have stayed in which offers free internet for your laptop. We found that other hotels charge around £8 an hour so if you need to check mail a couple of times a day it saves you a fortune!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Royal Beach Hotel

Address: Blvd 14 Novembre, Sousse 4000, Tunisia
Region: Tunisia > Sousse Governorate > Sousse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Spa Hotel in Sousse
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Sousse
Price Range: ₹ 1,039 - ₹ 2,858 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Royal Beach Official category: 3,5 stars The ,,Royal Beach" is a fully airconditioned and well-maintained hotel under international management and with great tradition in Sousse, perfectly located on a white sandy private beach, one of the most beautiful beach sections in the whole area. The hotel is a ,,16+" - hotel (minimum age of the hotel guests is 16 years). 1 Km to the centre of Sousse (unesco world cultural heritage), 4 km to the marina of port el kantaoui, 17 km to the airport Monastir, 45 km to the airport Enfidha,160 km to the capital Tunis. Beautiful and private large white sandy beach in front of the hotel, a lot of restaurants and shops in walking distance. 4 Km to the golf course of port el kantaoui (reduced green-fees for hotel guests and transport service on demand). Hotel facilities & restaurants: Comfortable lobby with sitting-areas, 24 hour-reception (safes to rent), concierge-service & guest relation, currency-exchange, excursion service and car rental. Accepted credit cards: visa, mastercard, american express. Elevator. Mini-market, laundry and jewelery store, dvds and cds for rent. Wifi-internet (complimentary). Main-restaurant ,,Le Royal" (non-smoking) with wonderful panoramic view, italian a-la-carte restaurant ,,Le Medaillon" with panorama-terrace, french gourmet restaurant ,,Le Vintage", snack-restaurant ,,Mario's", pizzeria-barbecue at the pool, beach-club-restaurant ,,Las Vegas" at the beach, english pub ,,Babylone" with live-music, professional Karaoke and football and- sports-coverage on big screen, ,,JET-bar" (open 24 hours), moorish coffee with shisha pipes. Leisure, sports and entertainment: swimming pool with sunbathing terrace and beverage service at the pool, indoor pool (heated in winter), beach-club (complimentary sunbeds, matrasses and parasols at the pool and at the beach), towels for hire. Wellness-facilities including beauty-salon, hairdresser, massage, health-treatments, ,,fish massage" at the beach and hammam (additional charge). Tennis (complimentary, tennis-lessons, equipment and flood-light for additional charge), table tennis, bowls, darts, aerobics, gymnastics, yoga, aquagym, water-polo, beach-soccer, beach-volleyball, billard-table. Watersports-station at the beach, motorbike and- quadrental, horse-riding (local offers). Discrete daytime entertainment & international evening-entertainment-programs with live-music, tunisian folklore, belly-dancing and karaoke. Leisure park and zoo (local offers). Ladies-special: cooking-courses in tunisian cuisine and basic courses in arabic language. Golfer's special: reduced green-fees at the golf courses of port el kantaoui and monastir and organized transport to the golf-courses (on demand). The Rooms: 127 rooms in an architectoral interesting 4 storey-building, all rooms have been recently renovated and refreshed. Doubleroom Standard (1-3 persons): Decorated in traditional arabic style, bathroom with bathtub and toilet, indivdual aircondition/heating, minibar, lcd-sat-tv, dvd-player, telephone, WIFI-internet (complimentary) Doubleroom Superior: Additional bathrobe, hairdryer, lateral or direct seaview Doubleroom Royal Class: Like the superior rooms, but with inroom-safe (complimentary), a balcony with direct seaview and VIP-treatment Royal Executive-Suites: Decorated in traditional arabic style, bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer and bathrobe, separate toilet, comfortable living room with sat-tv and individual aircondition, telephone, in-room-safe (complimentary) sleeping room with lcd-sat-tv, dvd-player, minibar, WIFI-internet (complimentary), VIP-treatment Single rooms are double rooms for single use. Halfboard plus (including dine-around-concept): Breakfast buffet with fresh egg dishes, donuts and fresh fruit and vegetable juices, late-riser-breakfast till 12.00, ,,Champaign-brunch" every sunday. Crepes and ice-cream every day between 15.30 - 16.30 Around the pool (complimentary). Dine-around-concept: dinner in the hotel's main restaurant (buffet for starters, main-course selection (including vegetarian option) and dessert-selection, table-service), dining options at the italian a-la-carte restaurant, at the french gourmet restaurant, at the pizzeria-barbecue, at the english pub and at the beach-club-restaurant (weekly and complimentary, reservation) The hotel is known for its excellent cuisine and the wide range of choices. ,,ROYAL BEACH 9" - bonus especially for YOUR clients: welcome-drink and a refreshing towel on arrival early check-in, late check-out (if available) complimentary upgrade to a higher room-category (if available) 24 hours - roomservice weekly excursion to the historic centre of sousse (unesco world cultural heritage) complimentary hammam (weekly) water and a basket of fruits at the room on arrival weekly ,,jet2cocktail-party" in the hotel garden weekly ,,jet2beach-party" with djs at the beach-club-restaurant The hotel Royal Beach is one of the leading hotels in tunisia and offers everything, that you need for memorable holidays: central but also calm location with a marvellous beach, superior equipment and facilities, excellent cuisine, various options for sports and entertainment and a competent and friendly staff under european management. With its ,,over 16" concept and many other options like ,,dining-around", the ,,royal beach 9" bonuses and the international entertainment programs the hotel Royal Beach is especially the perfect place for couples and for people, that look for classy holidays for a well-affordable price. ... more   less 
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