We had a great stay in Tunisia
We found the Kanta Hotel to be very friendly, the staff were lovely, food good with plenty of choice. There were 2 good sized pools and a clean private beach a short free ride away. It was a quiet area so maybe suit families and older couples.
October 12, 2012
Holiday ruined by food poisoning, rude staff and bad weather
This was our third time at the Kanta which we have always enjoyed in the past.
Weve had stomach problems on all three occasions which we feel much be down to poor food hygiene. After 4 nights we decided that we would eat out the rest of the holiday but the damage to my stomach had already been done.
The breakfast is continental + eggs - scrambled, fried and omlettes. There is no bacon etc. The bar snacks are good. the evening buffet is not to my taste but the kids were ok with it. At £800 p.p for 14 nights it is good value but when your ill in bed for two days and feeling ill the rest of the time the value is gone.
Constant siging for AI drinks/food etc is not needed and gets annoying after 7 nights. After 6 days of taking my breakfast coffee out to the pool the waiters decided to stop me - I then had to use my cap to "smuggle" a coffe out for the remainder of the holiday.!!
When my wife was ill I took her some toast/coffee and yoghurt only to be challenged by the waiter - I ignored him - took it up and then returned for an argument with the manager who was at best rude.
We would no longer recommend the Kanta other than for being cheap. But its not worth it.
Needless to say we wont be going back.
September 10, 2013
Great hoilday for families,couples young, middle aged and old
My wife and I had a great time.Everything was good. Hotel, Staff, Service,Amenities were all very good. Especially liked the Piano Bar which was friendly and very comfortable. We are seriously thinking of booking again as we enjoyed it so much. The wife even joined in the water exercises which is amazing
July 30, 2013
Great Relaxing holiday!
Me and My Girlfriend, both 20, stayed from the 13th - 20th July 2013, and despite some reviews giving it a bad rep, we loved it! ... The food was lovely, although selection at times was not great for a fussy eater, I always had around 2/3 plates full! Desert for a nut allergy sufferer was also fine, plentiful selection however, nothing to state what the desert actually is which can be annoying for someone with a nut allergy. my girlfriend would try what was on my plate to ensure that no nuts were in what I had picked, and 98% of the time, there wasnt.
Our room was spotless, with maid service daily, and complimentary toiletries. Yet the courtesy room to shower before leaving (night flight) had a cockroach in! The pool areas were also very clean and daytime activies were adequate.
nightime entertainment was great until 11PM then the Hotel seemed to die a little, but the Piano bar opens till 1am so not bad at all!
4/5 holiday overall!
July 21, 2013
Very enjoyable and relaxining holiday at Kanta Resort
We have stayed at this hotel in Tunisia on four occasions and find the service, staff and food excellent. Nothing is too much trouble and they pride themselves on home from home atmosphere and for us it is so.
May 8, 2013
Lovely chilled out break
This hotel isn't fancy, but its nice. The decor and furnishings are tunisian style with a bit of a 70's colour scheme. The rooms are more modern and they are spacious. It is very clean inside and out, there are towels and bath robes provided in your room, but they are very washed out. If you are not an early riser, make sure you let reception know and you use the 'no entry' sign on your door as there are staff who come in to update your minibar every morning and it can be as early as 9am. They only knock once and they don't wait for you to answer the door before they come in - potential embarassment!!!
The food is really nice, it is all buffet served. There is fresh fruit, yogurts, pastries, cereals cold meat and cooked breakfast choices. At dinner there was at least 2 meat options with a lot of vegetable and salad dishes. The desserts look tastier than they are, there are a lot of custard and pastry style tarts but they were a little bland in flavour. Chocolate mouse cake was the best. Again, fruit is on offer and its very fresh and there are at least 3 Sorbet style ice creams.
Staff are very welcoming, always acknowledge you wherever you are in the hotel. The hotel drink rates are very reasonable, you don't get charged any more than the local restaurants. The bar staff try to remember your drinks.
There is free wi-fi and two computers to access the internet, but one has an arab keyboard which is impossible to work out so the other computer can be constantly busy.
The marina is only 4 minutes walk away. There is a supermarket and a small range of tourist style shops, where they tend to beg you to come in a lot.
The weather wasn't very warm when we stayed, but there is an indoor heated pool which was lovely. There is also a gym and a games room.
The pools have lots of shade areas and all the sunbeds have matresses provided by the attendants.
The on site pub #Irish pub called 'Puca pub'# is ok, the prices are slightly higher than the hotel bar but you get a basket of crisps and pop corn with your drinks.
There was entertainment on in the reception lounge most nights, but generally it is a peaceful atmosphere hotel.
I would go back to this hotel for its facilities, location and friendliness for a chill out holiday. Don't bother if you are looking for loads of kids facilities. There is a small playground next one of the pools and a kids pool.
March 9, 2013
holiday in kanta Twin resorts in Port El kantoui
Hotel cicra 1981, pleasant staff. fixtures and fittings getting a little tired in places. food of good standard with good variety. Plenty of it. Waiters very helpful. They work so hard it's worth tipping them as they often finish late and start early. Hotel entertainment a little lack lustre but appeals to older generation.Beware that the Irish Pub is port of the hotel complex. Games room is nothing ot write home about comprising two pool tables ( this may be in the winter only though).
Outside ground clean. two large pools with indoor pool which was perfect heat for our February holiday. Gym ok. Bureau de change at hotel but watch as rates seem to change over the course of the week and you do not always get the exchange rate. Advice is to ask for a print out!!
Just a couple of disappointments. No tea or coffee facilities in the rooms hence you have to but all drinks in bar if not all inclusive. No Iron in room either!!
Another point.. The Thomas Cook rep is very keen to get you to sign up for the excursions on offer through them. If you have a short time and don't mind being whisked ot multiple points with limited time to really explore the areas you are taken to then that is ok.
We undertook the trip to Tunis and Carthage one day and the Sahara two day trip also meaning that we expored Tunisia north to south.
NOTE the latter will be very early mornings!!!. Take plenty of Dinars as you will need these to tip folks at every stop, pay for toilets and tip the guide an bus driver.Good value if you want to explore Tunisia generally to get an idea of where you might want to go next.
NOTE Kanta is part of a hotel complex so if you are looking for something authentic then perhaps look elsewhere.
Holiday tip.. prepare to haggle for nearly everyhing. Few shops have fixed prices. Kinda fun if you like the adventure of negotiation but be wise. Offer to pay the lowest price. Eg they ask for a price , you quarter it and then you may negotiate paying half of what they originally asked you for/sometimes less
Let down unfortuneately on our return flight home when the airport failed to load any meals on the plane and the crew were apologetic but didn't even offer complimentary drinks stating that you could be offered a snack alternative of a packet of cheesy biscuits, a can of drink and a chocolate bar( cost £8). Possibly wouldn't fly with Thomas Cook again!! Not very professional I'm sorry to say
February 24, 2013
We have been going to the Kanta for 12 years in a row. Our family ,young and old have stayed aswell. The hotel is clean,friendly and they clearly remember repeat guests.The hotel is in a great position for the marina and the shops and the Kanta beach can be reached by tut tut or can be walked to.It is a quieter hotel than most but if thats what you like this is for you.The pools are clean and inviting and you get soft cushions for your sun bed. The people of Tunisia are friendly and welcoming. We will enjoy many more years visiting.
October 26, 2012