Palmyra Holiday Resort Spa

Palmyra Holiday Resort Spa is a family-friendly club resort and located directly on one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, only a 10-minute walk from the resort town of Skanes, where guests will find numerous shops, restaurants, bars, nightlife and public transport.The charming beach hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the bus terminal and a 20-minute walk from the nearest train station. Sousse and its beautiful medina can be reached in about 15 minutes, to Monastir it is about 25 minutes. Tunis is about 90 minutes' drive away. Monastir-Habib Bourguiba airport is 6 km from the holiday village, and Tunis-Carthage Airport is around 140 km away.MealsBreakfast: Open BuffetLate Breakfast: Fixed MenuLunch: Open BuffetSnack Service:Open BuffetTea Time: Open BuffetDinner: Open BuffetNight MealMain Bar: 00:00 – 00:00Beach Bar: 10:00 – 18:00Pool Bar: 10:00 – 18:00Tourist fees applicable should be paid upon arrival

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Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia

Address: 4089, Zone Touristique Dkhila, Monastir, Tunisia

Phone: 0021673521896

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DO NOT try and book this with holiday gems

May 2022 | xzoot

Do not use holiday gems They will not honour the advertised price You may find it costing you hundreds more The customer service is not interested in helping They area only interested in ripping you off I may yet get to review the hotel because it looks good

SOME GREAT POINTS SOME NOT SO GREAT

Jun 2020 | Donnamarie10

I stayed in this hotel for 7 weeks from June 16th - aug 3rd. 2 families of 4 Good points: Rooms we had were interconnected which was great. Cleaners always done a great job and refreshed everything often. Any problems go to the hotel manager - the big boss - he couldn’t be more helpful. Entertainment - they do well with the small budget they have. Noura on reception was a godsend - always smiling. Enjoyed the spa - have a good haggle - I had 5 massages throughout my stay - were great. Shisha available Chefs in restaurant soooo friendly again always a smile on their faces. Enjoyed plenty of volleyball on the beach Beach activities jet skis etc reasonable Pools - nothing spectacular - could deffo do with a refurb - but still good for families. Not so good points: Drinks served in plastic cups Never enough Coke Zero served - was often grudged. Food - not so great - repetitive, again grudging on ice-cream - once it’s gone it’s gone! Tv in room was not great - signal rotten WiFi in reception not in rooms Beach - no beach bar Alcoholic drinks very weak This is a decent budget hotel - you get what you pay for. If you want a cheap, family holiday it has pools, entertainment, spa, beach activities - jet skis etc at reasonable prices, main pool and a sea pool. Shisha bar and a paid bar. It’s a 3 star hotel really not bad. Just needs a revamp to kick it into 4 star. Don’t be scared to get out and about. Tunisian people are super friendly. Go to local supermarkets - monoprix in Monastir or Adams in sahaline get your own refreshments and snacks etc. Springland in Monastir is great for the kids. Hard Rock Cafe is very cheap around 30 mins away in port el kantoui - another trip worth doing. I’d give 3 and a half stars just as it really needs a refurbishment, decent WiFi and better food & drinks quality and choice - not served in ridiculous cups!! We’re adults, paying adult prices, expecting adult servings!!

Hotel is average, but an extra point for the staff as they are amazing and we built actual friendships with some.

Nov 2019 | Melspartner

This is my review it's long you have been warned. My husband and I came for a 2 week stay, we didn’t plan on coming to Tunisa and booked last minute we were looking for anywhere by the sea all-inclusive for 2 weeks at less than £1k and this is where we chose. The hotel Was nice but could do with a bit of renovation but was perfectly serviceable, the pool tables and ques weren’t in very good nick but generally the hotel was fine. Location is not great as to get to anywhere apart from 2 bars and 1 restaurant you need to take a taxi. Reception Noura on reception was lovely and upon arrival she upgraded to a sea-view room with balcony. Room we had a double room with balcony overlooking the pools and the beach. In my opinion the best views from the hotel. On the balcony were two chairs and a table. Rooms were pretty standard but larger than a lot in Europe. They were clean and we were happy with it, we had a bath with shower over the bath, a double bed, TV in Tunisian but what do you expect no point going abroad if it is the same as home. There was also a chair and table in the room. Bath, my husband did find sometimes the water was hotter than others I guess this depended on when other people were using the water. Bar Staff Amazing! They couldn't do enough for anyone. Always friendly, greeted us with a smile and a handshake. The plastic glasses used are very small but reading the reviews before we were prepared for this and took our own insulated pint glasses, Slim the barman in the day time would see us coming take our glasses and fill them without us even having to join the queue often. Aziz was also great as part of the evening Bar team. Waiters One of the waiters (I don’t remember his name) would bring flowers to our table every morning. When it was busy at lunch and in the evening it was sometimes hard to find a table outside but as soon as one was becoming free he would tell us. Lifeguards/Swimming Pool The sea water infinity pool was amazing; it is a great pool if anyone has kids who are learning to swim as it is so buoyant due to the sea water. The lifeguards were all great but Abdallah became a favourite for me and my husband. Always watching everything was safe in the pool but was great fun telling us where was good to go and things about Tunisia when no one was in the pool or we were the only people in the pool Food/Drink Food was OK I’ve had better and I’ve had worse. The fresh donuts in the morning were delicious and the chef who made them was lovely and made a point of speaking to us. 2 weeks of quite similar buffet food was too much for us so we ate out some days. I had a stomach for part of the holiday but this always seems to happen when I am abroad anywhere. Large queues but the chips were the best I have had anywhere. Lunch time is the worst for queue and we often had to wait for clean plates to arrive. Drinks wine, beer and soft drinks were all inclusive but my husband found the beer to gassy so spent most evenings in the other bar at the hotel where you could buy named brands like Becks and Heineken. I do like cocktails but was not impressed with the attempts the bar staff made to make one, the standard one they made looked like a traffic light being red yellow and green. One night during our stay there was a cocktail bar these sold nice cocktails but they were not all inclusive and as I say was only there one night. Excursions The following 3 trips were bought from “Ali” who is always wondering around the hotel. The Pirate boat: was amazing, you got plenty of food, Pasta salad and your choice of chicken or fish. The swimming stop was very long allowing plenty of time for everyone to enjoy the water. Life vests were made available if you wanted. There is also the option to buy drinks, bandanas, and photos on board. It's was a long trip but great fun we went out approx. 6 miles to the furthest fish farm to find dolphins and it was a great experience seeing them. The quad bikes: was ok they kept you very much in a line and at a slow speed this could be a plus or a minus depending on who you are and is around a large olive farm. Our favourite part was actually in and out of the buildings in the local village on the way back to the the quad bike store. The Camel ride: DO NOT DO THIS if you care about animals. When we got there we found the animals all tired together with a short string between each animal, so short as people were being thrown up onto the camels the one behind was trying to duck to avoid being hit by the leg of the passengers in front, and yes that is right passengers, they made everyone ride two to a camel and some poor camels had three people on, when you look up the weight camels should carry this was well above it. The saddles were tired on with rope that was cutting into the camels many having sores because of this. I cannot tell you anymore about the ride as after seeing this, my husband and I refused to be part of it and rather than getting on the camel we went back to the hotel (No refund was given). We also took a tour around Sousse Market with Fetthi. Fetthi is sp friendly and it was always a joy to talk to him around the hotel. I would recommend anyone take his tour around Sousse market but know he earns commission by taking you into the shops to buy. However when you are with him no one was forceful or pushy. Entertainment/Animation Team The best night is a fire breathing bed of nails evening, but the rest of the entertainment we left before the end as it was so bad. The animation team didn’t make any effort, we went to see them as boules was advertised and we enjoy this on holiday, where as other places they try to get people to join in here they just put the balls down and if no one else came over which they didn’t after 15inutes they picked the balls back up and put them away. I could have done a better job myself. The Shisha Cafe They have a shisha café where you pay for shisha and drinks it is good value and again the man who runs it who wears a fez is lovely, he does the best mint teas I was addicted to them by the end of the holiday. The Beach There is a beach belonging to the hotel it is great if you have children as it is quite shallow and even at its furthest point I could still easily stand, I did try swimming in it but personally I preferred the infinity pools. Water sports On the private Beach is water sports business owned by Karim. My husband and I went on the sofa bed and parasailing / parascending. I was nervous of the parasailing but after getting to know Karim, he is a lovely and honest man who speaks fluent English. It was clear that he was extremely knowledgeable and I felt 100% safe, he would not take anyone parasailing if the wind was not right. Karim and his team were a large part of the enjoyment of our holiday and we would often go down to the beach just to chat to him. Security I was initially a bit nervous of how much security there is but after a while you found it either reassuring or ignored it, but one Security guard at the gate called Sahbi always welcomed us with such enthusiasm when we returned it added a lot to our holiday. Cleaners The room cleaners were lovely and made an effort every day to put our towels into different shapes, swans, hearts etc. and to scatter petals around to make it that touch more special. P.S I returned shortly afterwards with my sister as it was so good. The workers at the hotel are what make it so great although I was disappointed to find when we I returned that my favourite lifeguard Abdallah no longer works there.

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