Hotel Sousse Palace Hotel and Spa Hotel 5 star
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Ave.H.Bourguiba 4000 Sousse, Tunisia -
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Don't be fooled by this 4-star establishment's promising name. Opened in 1967, the hotel is far from being a palace! The only thing different about the Sousse Palace compared to the rest of the hotels at this seaside resort is its old-fashioned look. However, the hotel is scheduled to be closed for one year in 2012 in order to renovate its buildings from top to bottom. Check back in 2013 for the results!

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    Location 7.0 /10

    On the seaside, 12 mi from 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 7.50 /10

    With its 168 guest rooms, the Sousse Palace is one of the smaller establishments, not in terms of its size (since the rooms are located in a 12-storey building) but in the number of its rooms. You can consider this to be an advantage in a resort destination where most of the hotels boast having 300 rooms in their catalogue. Unfortunately, this won't be the case for long as the hotel has a project for building a second tower that will ultimately have 700 beds. For the time being, the decor in the rooms is not very original but is quite elegant thanks to the new tiling, the moulding, the headboards and the dark furniture. It's a pity that the bedspreads, the curtains and the bedside carpets aren't as chic. In terms of the amenities we were also surprised: in addition to a fridge, the rooms have a safe that will be free to use after the renovations. Note that the Sousse Palace has nine mini-suites and a presidential suite.

    Overview 7.50 /10

    The Sousse Palace is only a palace in name. The entrance doors lead to an outdated interior, despite the fact that it was renovated in 2000. It's difficult to find the reception at first, since it is somewhat concealed by several lounge areas. Circular-shaped, it follows the "traditional" style found in Tunisian lobbies, with plenty of marble, huge mirrors and old-fashioned furniture. However, it makes up for this mundaneness with its lovely welcoming staff who just want to help you. In terms of the facilities, there is still a lot of work to be done. The hotel may have pretty rattan furniture, a large outdoor swimming pool, a beach volleyball court and a petanque pitch, but it doesn't have a spa or a playground for children. As for the children's club, it consists of just one room beside the swimming pool. This being the case, in addition to the renovations, the hotel also has plans to increase its facilities by notably adding a spa and many more guest rooms. We may be patiently waiting to see the new look (if one is indeed planned) and the new amenities, but we are not in a hurry to discover the second tower which will hold the new rooms.

    Food and drink 7.50 /10

    Although the Sousse Palace only offers one restaurant in low season, it does have two others that open on June 1st: the usual snack bar and an international à la carte restaurant with a capacity for 80. As for the main restaurant, it can hold 320 people in a traditional marble-clad room. We did like the shades of grey and green, though, which were pleasant to look at. In addition to the classic international buffet, two theme nights are proposed at the Sousse Palace: Tunisian Tuesdays and Fish Fridays. The hotel also has several bars, most of which open at the beginning of high season: in the lounge, at the beach/swimming pool and the Moorish cafe.

    Beach 7.00 /10

    The Sousse Palace cannot exactly show off about the size of its beach, which is right next to the public beach. However, it will probably be expanded at the same time as the hotel. For the time being, the establishment can be proud of its location right 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. It is equipped with everything you need to sit back and relax (plastic deckchairs, mattresses and parasols) but at the time of our visit it was not very well maintained, with plenty of stones, weeds, etc. You might want to note that there is a water sports club nearby. The activities proposed here include banana and pedalo boat rides, jetskiing, parasailing, windsurfing, water-skiing and sailing!

    To know

    A real veteran, the Sousse Palace is the second hotel to have opened its doors in the city of Sousse. Open all year round, it is scheduled to be shut down in 2012 for some major renovations. Watch this space.

    Equipment

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

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, stretching, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, beach volley, golf, jet ski, paddle boats, canoe, dance, water-polo, fitness, sports

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Private beach

    Traveller Reviews

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      • Package deals in mars 2013 Posted on 2014-04-02 En famille - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        hotel manifique et agreable je recommande

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        tres propre et tres calme

      • Disavantages

        les tarifs son cher

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      • Overall Score 6.57/10
      • Package deals in mars 2011 Posted on 2013-12-03 Seul - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        j'ai passé deux super nuits avec ma fiancée a sousse palace,, c'etait trop sympatique,, avec un service de haute qualité

      • Advantages

        service restauration vue localisation prix de resrvation

      • Disavantages

        actu sportif animation

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      • Overall Score 7.57/10
      • Package deals in avril 2012 Posted on 2013-09-13 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        très bon acceuil, chambres et ensembles des installations propres. sécurité active.

      • Advantages

        situé d'un coté sur l'artère principale de Sousse, de l'autre coté sur la plage

      • Disavantages

        Chambres pas toujours immédiatement disponibles, mais temps d'attente court.

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      • Overall Score 9.25/10
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