39 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

GREAT

5
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Reviewed Fri 7th of August 2009

"Excellent hotel,food was great and staff very friendly and only to happy to help.One tip stay away from the Pirate boat trip,Captain Ali will try to get you on the trip as he comes around the pool offering the trip,trust me stay well away it is terrible."

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  • Travel date: Thu 6th of August 2009

:) :) :) :)

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Thu 30th of July 2009

"AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!

loved..
staff- very friendly
pool-clean
beach-white soft sand
food- always something we liked, to much to choose from !
rooms-spacious,separate toilet,big balcony.

hated..
ants in room-about 15 the whole holiday but the BITE.
indoor pool- dirty

WOULD DEFINITELY USE THIS HOTEL AGAIN AND GO BACK TO TUNISIA. ALSO, WOULD USE THE RIU CHAIN AGAIN.
RECOMENDED TO ANYONE PARTIAULLY WITH OLDER CHILDREN :)"

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  • Travel date: Thu 30th of July 2009

Riu Bellevue Park

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Thu 18th of June 2009

"Just come back from this resort and loved it. Hotel is fabulous and very friendly. Lots of choices of food. There is entertainment in the hotel but we did venture out into the harbour. There is a lovely Irish Bar. Prices very reasonable. Sousse is very close and it is not expensive to travel there by taxi although it is a lot busier than the port. Overall a lovely holiday"

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  • Travel date: Wed 17th of June 2009

myself and my girlfriend stayed here for...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Sun 3rd of August 2008

"myself and my girlfriend stayed here for 1 week at the end of july.

this was our first visit to tunisia and this hotel was superb.

the hotel is very impressive indeed,the food was good and varied and the staff are friendly and helpful.

one tip i would give is dont use any of the telephones in the hotel as they are very expensive,i was charged £1.50 for what seemed like a 30 sec call.

the payphones which you can find at various shops are very cheap ( 1 dinar seems to last for ever!)

there are only 2 things i could be critical of............the range of alcoholic drinks is limited.

i expected locally sourced drinks but the selection was poor......gin,whisky,brandy and vodka (very weak!) a few martini type drinks and a few tunisian spirits which were strong! and that was it aside from celtia lager.

i am sure they could source the kind of local equivalent you can get on the spanish holiday resorts,such as malibu,jack daniels,peach schnapps etc.

i dont drink much at home and i had hoped to enjoy the "all inclusive" drinks but i only drank vodka and celtia.

a late night snack bar would also have been good as we were never that hungry when i came to the evening meal but was peckish late at night.

those 2 points aside,if we go back to tunisia then this is where we will stay beyond any doubt.

one final point...........you have to get out early with the towels as there are lots of germans!!!!!!!"

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  • Travel date: Sun 3rd of August 2008

fantastic,dont miss this one, takeit.......

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Fri 1st of August 2008

"fantastic,dont miss this one, takeit............fantastic....thats everything....cant wait to go back, all very clean.. food first class ,standard of staff spot on, and take a look at the barman, who looks like peter kay... he knocks spots off english bar,man for speed, on various cocktails and drinks,and works on his own......superb......and makes coffee......"

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  • Travel date: Fri 1st of August 2008

This was me and my boyfriends first 4* A...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Mon 14th of July 2008

"This was me and my boyfriends first 4* AI experience and definatly wont be the last! Monastir airport is lovely with some good duty free on the way back. The transfer was quick and on arrival at Bellvue we were greeted with alcoholic cocktails and a bellboy took our bags to he room who also refused a tip! Rooms were spacious, with seperate wc and bath/shower which helped with the ddgy tummy days haha. Rooms immaculate but did have quite a lot of ants, but very few cockroaches. We could have moved but loved our view. Towels changed when you left them in the bath and bedding changed daily. Maids were lovley leavng fresh flowers on bed and a rose each day and also folded towels/night wear into sweet fan shapes.

ALL staff were so lovely and really made the hotel special, even the hotel manager had a drink with us and was very entertaining.
Pools were clean but very warm! Beach clean but lot of seaweed but you could walk to find a clearer spot.
We did have to reserve the sunbeds we wanted at 6am as there were a lot of germans there with their flags flying high. So we had our england beach towel on display and found the english sat roud us by the pool so we made some great brit friends aswell as sweedish and french.

There was always something different to eat, with the a la carte offered once per week but had quite a small menu. We had our anniversary there and our waiter decorated the table with flowers and even brought us champagne at @ very reduced price!!! On site disco was good fun but was quiet but we managed to have a dance with the hotel staff who mostly lived on site and were always around to have an in dpeth convo rregarding the culture or a chit chat about sod all!!!

Taxi's were definalty an experience, just make sure you set the price before the doors close.
HAGGLE EVERYTHING!!! We would say last day no more money and that would do the trick.

Beware though, the rep told us the earby shop was open 24hr, he lied!!!

We did feel safer walking around late @ nite whereas not so much back home in blighty.

We had no problems bar the fridge not working but when we told reception was swiftly sorted. Ad the ants which only started biting on the las couple of days when the germans had gone haha

The spa onsite was fantastic value for money, but they do try to sell the packages but they do offer all treatments seperatly.

We tipped on the first day and got fab service then on the last day, they all work so hard though and deserve it!

Very hot and humid all the time so take plenty of suncream!!

Didn't want to go home. Lots of excursions available. Brill hol!!!!"

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  • Travel date: Mon 14th of July 2008

Well.. I really enjoyed it at Tunisia I...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Wed 9th of July 2008

"Well..
I really enjoyed it at Tunisia I came home today but i wanted to stay in Tunisia In Bellovue park, It was awesome, Going to miss everyone there like the bar staff which i talked to everyday they are very friendly and it is A relaxing holiday. i think i would come back next year too tunisia because it was soooooo good !

Lucy ( also known as crazygirl by one of the bar staffs)
xxx"

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  • Travel date: Wed 9th of July 2008

We have just returned from a holiday in...

4
Good
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Reviewed Sat 28th of June 2008

"We have just returned from a holiday in the Riu - first time we stayed at a Riu hotel.

The hotel reception area was very impressive, the rooms we stayed in was of a reasonable size and cleaned everyday - the standard of the cleaning was very good.

The food was very nice although i did miss the option of dinining around that we have had in some other hotels we have stayed in but nevertheless the selection was good and had a huge salad bar - which was excellent.

The pool was very big and clean - the indoor one was a little dirty though. The beach was amazing. The sand is like flour - very soft and white, rubbish was always cleaned up for the following day.

The hotel was a little noisy at night - as we were facing the pool the beach bar entertainment continued until about 12 midnight. As we have a small child sometimes we liked to go back to the room early - the option of sleeping was not possible due to the noise sometimes. I completely understand that there is going to be a bit of a noise but the volume really was too loud - to the point where we heard what they were saying on the microphone or what songs they were playing - that really is too loud, a little bit of a thud thud is ok but not when you could sing along to the songs! However this did calm down after i spoke to reception about it.

Even though we originally asked for a quiet room about 9-10 days into the holiday we were woken up at about 12.30am to the sound of music. I opened our door to our room and the music seemed to be coming from a room right near our room, after looking it seemed that there was a nightclub actually inside the hotel about 10 metres away from our room.

I have to say i was not impressed with this to say the least as we had already complained about the noise from the beach bar - the reception staff did not mention that our room was right near the night club actually inside the hotel! I requested that they move us immediately - which they did the next day.

There is also one other thing that i would like to mention with people with families. The hotel does attract an awful lot of German and French tourists - now for us adults this isn't a problem but for kids who want to play with other kids it might be a problem as they cannot communicate with one another. There were not many English couples or families when we went - the entertainment at night especially for the kids (the mini disco) was all in German, my daughter was the only English girl in the kids club during the day, the rest were German children. Not that she was to phased by this, it was a bit of a problem as most of the communication was in German.

Other than the couple of points above it is a nice hotel, we met some very nice people there from all nationalities , however as the younger children do not speak English my daughter did have a problem communicating and playing with them.

"

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  • Travel date: Sat 28th of June 2008

Bellevue Park is a very nice 4* hotel wh...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Fri 23rd of May 2008

"Bellevue Park is a very nice 4* hotel which has just been upgraded to a 5*.

We found the staff were especially friendly and helpful. We were amazed at the barman in the upstairs bar, not only was did he remember your nationality and greet you appropriately, but he was superefficient remembering more than 5 orders at a time.

The food was excellent. We were a bit dubious beforehand after our last all inclusive holiday, however, the choice was vast and the quality good. We never went hungry and we didn't have any complaints.

The first room we had, although clean and huge, overlooked a building site, so after a quck visit to the reception we were offered one of the biggest suites in the hotel overlooking the pool. It was enormous.

The Hotel is about 3km away from the port and is a 45min walk which was ok. Although in the immediate vicinity there are a couple of shops, the rest looks derelict.

The beach wasn't very nice and if you are into beach holidays it isn't for you. A couple of days before we arrived there had been a big storm which had brought mountains of seaweed onto the beach. You had to walk through a wall about 3ft high to get into the sea which was also full of seaweed. The diggers came but all they did was make an even bigger mountain (about 9ft). Aparantly they are not allowed to remove it and have to put it back into the sea. In our week there we spent about 10 mins on the beach, the smell wasn't too great.

The entertainment crew "amimation" were fine during the day as there was always something going on, however, in the evening it was rubbish. In fact is was so bad it was funny. We went most night to see what was going on but only lasted 1 complete evening and that was just to laugh at them.

Overall we had a great time. The staff were brilliant, the hotel very clean (including the pool) and the food excellent.
"

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  • Travel date: Fri 23rd of May 2008

just retuned from this wonderful hotel,i...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Tue 29th of April 2008

"just retuned from this wonderful hotel,it could not be faulted by any means
we hav stayed in tunisa 4times and this is the best
spotlessly clean,service,staff, food in restaurant and pool restaurant
please do try this hoel ....u will love it"

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  • Travel date: Tue 29th of April 2008

So sad to leave! The food in the hotel w...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Sat 12th of April 2008

"So sad to leave! The food in the hotel was the best I have EVER eaten. Staff are fab. Ants??? So what if there are a few. I quite liked the few I saw! You must be a missrable sod to give this hotel less than 9. I have stayed in many hotels but this was the best. The only warning- dont go on the pirate ship, it makes you sick and it smells nasty. All in all, its worth every penny! Can't wait to return!"

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  • Travel date: Sat 12th of April 2008

I know 10 is a very high score but that...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Tue 11th of March 2008

"I know 10 is a very high score but that is how much i enjoyed it, although it was in a secluded area you had everything you needed in this hotel and it was right next to the beach. It is a must to go all inclusive as the food and drink is outstanding!

The animation team were fantastic and all had there individual personalities to bring to the show on a night. During the day too they would make sure the kids had things to do and also the adults such as darts and tennis. I have to say my favourite animation member was Timy as he was just so lovely to me and my family which i really apreciate and cant thank him enough.

People there are so lovely and you just get waited on hand and foot. Consider this destination and hotel because i do not think you will regret it."

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  • Travel date: Tue 11th of March 2008

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