Hotel Karthago El Ksar Hotel 0 star
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Boulevard 7 Novembre Khezama Sousse, Tunisia -
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Built in the late 1960s, the Kathago el Ksar underwent a complete renovation in 2001. Far from resting on its laurels, this 4-star hotel is already focused on its next upgrades that should currently be underway. In the meantime, the Ksar can be proud of its well-maintained facilities. The guest rooms may not be a model of originality but the hotel compensates for this by offering bungalows in addition to its accommodation blocks. With a total of 449 lodgings, the hotel is far from being a small structure on the coast: avoid it if you are allergic to crowds!

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    Location 1.0 /10

    By the sea, 16 mi from the Monastir airport, the hotel is located in the city centre of Sousse. It takes about an hour and a half to reach Hammamet by car.

    Accommodation 7.90 /10

    While the common rooms were much to our liking, the guest rooms left us a little disappointed. In terms of the decoration, there was nothing to remind us that we were in Tunisia, except for the carpet and the inconspicuous prints hanging on the wall. The rest of the furniture - made of light-coloured wood - was rather boring. Next there was the quaint bedspread matching the curtains, followed by the outdated facilities. This hotel really could do a lot better! The mini-bar and the safe are at reception and cost extra. However, we did like the concept of the bungalows dotted about the large park. Although the decor is almost identical, the feeling of not being confined in one large block is pleasant. Also, the bathroom may be smaller but the room itself is bigger!

    Overview 8.50 /10

    200m separate the entrance gate from the main building of the Ksar. Next, guests pass through a huge door (a copy of a traditional model) and two smaller openings to enter the lobby. We love this tribute to the local architecture, even if it is only an imitation. The entrance hall also holds its own little surprises. In addition to the usual marble, there is a fountain in the middle of the lovely patio. As for the Moroccan-style ceiling, it pays tribute to the Arab origins of the hotel. The hall, the Moorish café, the restaurant, some of the guest rooms and the American bar should all be renovated soon. In the meantime, the hotel can still pride itself on its many and mostly well-maintained facilities, such as the modern gym (even if it has very little equipment), the sports grounds, 4 outdoor swimming pools and the huge (3,000m² and 43 rooms) splendid spa. Just the indoor swimming pool is a little outdated. On top of all this the hotel also has a nightclub, a children's club, a playground, an archery pitch, etc. In short, everything you would expect to find at a holiday club and more!

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    With a total capacity of around 1,000 people, the Karthago el Ksar has made sure that it has enough restaurants to keep everyone fed. In addition to the main one, there is also a snack bar, an international à la carte restaurant (with mainly Italian dishes) and a barbecue restaurant on the beach, where oriental and Asian buffets are proposed. Guests who have chosen the all-inclusive formula can dine at the theme buffet and the international restaurant once during their stay. Otherwise, it is possible to eat here again but for the price listed on the menu. However, if these aren't enough options (or you wish to get away from the crowd) you can always take advantage of the room service available until midnight! You might be interested to know that the hotel has an ISO 200 label and an ISO 9001 label, rewarding its quality and food hygiene in particular.

    Beach 8.20 /10

    The Ksar can be proud of its location by the water since many of its competitors have had to settle for being one row back, on the other side of a busy street. However, you will have to cross the park (around 10m) before you can finally dig your toes in the sand. Equipped with everything you need to sit back and relax (plastic deckchairs, mattresses and parasols), as well as a snack bar and showers, there is a water sports club just steps away. The activities offered here include banana boating, ringo rides, jetskiing, parasailing, windsurfing, diving and water-skiing, all for an extra fee.

    To know

    Like the Karthago Hammamet and that of Gammarth before it, the Ksar belongs to the chain of the same name. Keep in mind that Wi-Fi is only available in the lobby and that there is a charge for using it.

    Equipment

    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, thalassotherapy, stretching, keep fit, spa, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, football, beach volley, basketball, golf, jet ski, paddle boats, dance, step, archery, water-polo, fitness

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Meeting room

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Marie Christine J. Marie Christine J.  
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      • Package deals in avril 2012 Posted on 2013-11-03 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        hôtel cossu, bien situé (tout proche centre ville) ,chambre agréable avec balcon, spacieuse et propre, salle de bain bien équipée avec bain . Divers restaurants avec buffet ou à la carte. Grand bar avec thème pour les apèritifs.

      • Advantages

        plage au pied de l'hôtel, plusieurs restaurants sur la plage, plusieurs piscines (famille, couple etc...) proximité centre ville

      • Disavantages

        buffet un peu lassant au bout d'une semaine

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
    • Leslie B. Leslie B.  
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      • Package deals in juin 2013 Posted on 2013-10-09 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        très bon hôtel, plusieurs séjour et toujours de mieux en mieux, l'hotel est en pleine rénovation et réameublement, il est très beau et très bien situé !T

      • Advantages

        Spacieux, 7 piscines, front de mer...

      • Disavantages

        certaines chambres ont une vu sur le café Maure trop bruyantC

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      • Overall Score 8.25/10
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