Hotel Royal Kenz

This hotel ticks all the boxes with a pair of outdoor pools, 4 restaurants, and a private sandy beach.

This hotel – newly revamped in 2014 –has a handy location. It’s less than 10 minutes’ walk from a private strip of sand and a short taxi ride away from the marina. And Sousse’s medina is do-able with a 20-minute drive.

There are 3 pools – 2 outdoors and 1 indoors at the spa – as well as pretty lawns for sunbathing. Food-wise, along with a buffet restaurant, there are Indian and Italian à la cartes, and a steakhouse.

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Full Board meals. 1 à la carte dinner at Indian and Italian restaurants per week - drinks*.


Selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Luxury Spa & Thalasso Centre*

Highly professional treatments await you in the indulgent spa centre which specialises in using Thalassotherapy techniques.

Beach snack bar in summer

The sound of the waves and the view of the beach and sea are the ideal setting to enjoy snacks throughout the day.

2 outdoor pools

The pools with their wraparound sun terraces are right in the heart of the tree lined gardens. Sunloungers and parasols are dotted around for your use.

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double room

These double rooms with their whitewashed walls and coloured soft furnishings can sleep up to three. There's a balcony or terrace for that bit of outdoor space.

twin room

These twin rooms with their whitewashed walls and coloured soft furnishings can sleep up to three. They come with twin or double beds and there's a balcony or terrace for that bit of outdoor space.

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Absolutely wonderful, until...

It was like a small village in the hotel grounds. Shops, bars, restaurants, pools, tennis courts and other entertainment. Everyone was helpful and friendly. Everything was spotless. It was PERFECT. Sure, the term "all-inclusive" was used loosely (WiFi, shisha, American bar and a few other things weren't free), but it was still absolutely fantastic. Then the shootings happened. Just two days into our stay, at the beach located at the bottom of the hotel. Because of this we had to fly home after just two nights. It felt like all the other travel agents were much quicker to get people out of the area than Thomson were with us, however the individuals at the hotel themselves were fantastic with the situation. Also the cocktails were pure sugar and we couldn't get drunk off them no matter how hard we tried, despite being able to taste the spirits very strongly. The beer and wine also took a LOT of drinking to actually feel anything, but we kept knocking them back and EVENTUALLY felt a little tipsy. Entertainment was very basic, but we still absolutely loved it.More

Joe_Willmott, Bristol, United Kingdom

great holiday.fantastic staff ,

we stayed there at half term,had a fantastic time,the tunisians cant do enough for you,joseph the horse riding chap was great, my heart really goes out to the people who were killed and hurt in the cowardly attack on friday,but i really do feel for the tunisians,its ther livley hood,as for the chap that said there was nude people there,as he had kids ,same time as us,thats complete rubish,couple of topless woman,far worse in spain,the hotel is fab,r room was to die for,the spa is fantastic,in door pool was amazing,.More

jjjsss456778, London, United Kingdom

Fantastic holiday once again...

What can I say... A fantastic visit once again. This was my fourth visit to the Royal Kenz and it didn't fail to impress me. Over the past four years, the hotel has improved each time we have been. The rooms were cleaned daily to a high standard. They had in a bath towel and a hand towel per person. There were also cards in the room to get pool towels so save on your luggage and leave the towels at home. The dining service was fantastic. We had Nouri each day and he always served us with a smile. After a day or two, he also had our drink's order down to a tee and has our drinks waiting for us at the table each day. The entertainment team this year was absolutely fantastic. As I've said, this is the fourth year I've been and the entertainment team this year is the best by far. Nemo is just incredible. He always had time to chat with the guests at their sun loungers each day and thrashed my brothers everyday at ping pong! He also remembered me from last year. As soon as I got off the coach, he scooped me up in to a hug. Jerry and Sarah were also lovely. The entertainment throughout the day was good - aerobics in the pool, darts tournaments, water volleyball, Zumba etc. A lot of variety but also no pressure to join in if you just wanted to laze by the pool. The evening shows were not always to my taste, however, they had a large audience to cater for. The Kenyan Acrobatics show and Brazilian Dance Show were incredible! The belly dancing was ok but I much preferred Sarah's belly dancing in a dance show the entertainment team did. The Irish dance show was fab too - Nemo can dance! Loved it. The beach is a short walk away and the all inclusive extends down to the beach which is good. The water sports at the beach are fantastic too. It's approx 40 dinar - £13.50 - to do jet skis, paragliding etc. The hotel has free wifi in the lobby and starlight lounge which is helpful. The spa is nice for massages but don't expect fantastic prices. They're pretty much on a par with UK prices. I think the experience with the spa was the worst part of the holiday. As we arrived, we began looking around the hotel as it was the rest of my family's first time. The spa guy collared us and we asked how much the gym was to use (extortionate). He proceeded to show us around the whole spa in response to our question. We thought that he must have been showing us these facilities on our way to the gym. But we got right back to the start and then he shown us. Again, we asked for gym prices and he proceeded to detail the different offers on spa packages in price. Following a very blunt response from my brother, he didn't bother us again for the holiday and we went directly to the spa reception when booking our treatment! He was a nightmare. Thank you for a fanastic holiday. I pray the recent events following our departure don't have too much of a detrimental impact on tourism - Tunisia is a beautiful country and the Royal Kenz is a perfect getaway. I hope Tunisia remains a place that's safe to visit once it recovers from the tragedy.More


Amazing holiday cut short by tragic incident!

My boyfriend and I booked this hotel for our first holiday together and were due to be there from the 24th June to 1st July, however this review is solely based on the two days we had before the attacks. We arrived at around 11am to the entertainment team dancing on the red carpeted entrance and were handed a cocktail whilst checking in. First impression of the hotel- wow! Our cases were delivered to our room on the second floor by a member of staff and, after unpacking, we decided to take a walk down to the private beach (approximately a five minute walk away and very easily accessible). There were plenty of sun-loungers and parasols available on both the beach and by the pool, and bars are situated around the grounds so you were never far from the nearest cocktail! The pool and beach areas themselves were spotlessly clean, with staff continuously coming around to collect glasses and supply new drinks. Towels are available for use and can be changed three times per week per person. Our room was cleaned daily and the lady was very friendly and polite when walking past in the corridor. A small tip of a couple of dinar would be greatly appreciated by her, and much deserved for the hard work she puts in to ensuring rooms are spotlessly clean. Bottled water is supplied daily in a mini fridge, and there are tea and coffee facilities in the room also. The only downside to the rooms would be that there is not an iron available and there aren't coat hangers to use- however this is trivial and the room standard is fantastic! The staff themselves couldn't do more to help. They were friendly and polite, always smiling and would do anything to ensure you had the best holiday possible. The events on Friday exemplified this. When we made it safely back to the hotel the staff continued to serve the needs of the guests, providing food, beverages and a friendly smile at such a traumatic time, despite the danger that they to had faced. We were called to a meeting by the hotel manager and the Thomson rep, Sammy, who although couldn't give much information regarding what was happening, tried their hardest to make the guests feel safe and protected within the hotel. They were absolutely amazing at such a difficult time! Although we didn't get to eat much food in the restaurant in our short time at the hotel, the food changed daily and was themed. We experienced the Mexican night and the Indian night and the waiters all dressed up in different outfits to suit the theme, as well as the restaurant being decorated too. This created a wonderful atmosphere that I can only wish we had experienced more! Overall this hotel is absolutely out of this world and I am devastated that we couldn't finish our holiday. If the events hadn't happened then this would have truly been the best holiday of my life, due to the facilities and the staff. It is such a shame that some people can ruin such an amazing destination and hotel and I can only hope that tourism to this resort does not suffer dramatically. The local people saved our lives by letting us shelter in their home during the gunfire and for that I am eternally grateful. This area should not be destroyed by what has happened!More

megan d, Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

Amazing place! Unfortunate Experience. Gutted.

Our Holiday cut short after the horrific attack on the beach so close to the hotel. Our thoughts are with everyone effected. We arrived on the 24th of June, to an amazing greeting from the owner and entertainment staff. And instantly knew that the hotel was going to be great. The entrance is amazing and the first impressions are fantastic. We went down the the beach and where amazed at how beautiful and friendly it was followed by a wonderful day around the pool and walk up to the port which seemed to be a lovely place with plenty of beautiful things to see and do. Including shops, restaurants and sights. Unfortunately while we were having a wonderful time out on the camel trip organized by the hotel, the worst happened. After hiding in a house and ringing many Thompson numbers including Bradford who where fantastic to us and checked up on us several times during the day. When we made it back to the hotel, they were fantastic! The Thompson rep (Sammy) a massive thank you needs to go to her, for being absolutely fantastic during the duration of the day, the hotel tried to make everybody comfortable and feel safe, also trying to bring normality back with bars and food. After all we just wanted to be home and safe.This is were Thompson were amazing and we couldn't of wished for more! regular updates, checked on over the phone and eventually told we could get on the first plane out of the country and been made to feel so safe and like somebody was watching over us! we landed within 20 hours of the incident and really cannot thank the company and also the hotel more for the support they gave us! I am deeply saddened that such an amazing place with amazing locals will now be effected by this and hope and pray for them and the country, that the tourism scene will come back, because the place is just to good to be ruined by this.More

RobJhull, Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

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Hotel Royal Kenz
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 1070 customer reviews
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