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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All Inclusive - Here's what you get


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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Visited twice, can't wait to go back! Amazing!

At last I Have joined Trip Advisor - sorry for the delay! This hotel is outstanding, we went last March for our first holiday together and it was brillant, we went back in November and can't wait to go again. The hotel is clean, the staff sooo friendly, the food is out of this world - it is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. We were recognised on our return trip, so that was lovely. The staff make you feel so welcome! The food is fit for a king, of course the usual 'English' idiots are there wanting pizza and chips all day, but you can sit at the other end of the stunning resturant away fron them. This place is heaven and we can' wait to go back. Thank you Royal Kenz, you are doing everything right! See you soon!!More

A73W, Berkshire, United Kingdom

great place to go..easy access to marina

great hotel..brill staff ..if the dont have what you day they will..second time back in 4months..i think that about says it all..this hotel has people going back time and time again..get a great social evening with them allMore

james r,


I stayed at the Royal Kenz over New Year for 10 days with my husband and daughter. We have visited Port El Kantaoui many times staying at both the Imperial Marhaba and the Diar el Andalous and we have always really enjoyed our holidays and been impressed by the standard of the hotels and the food on offer. This unfortunately wasn't the case with the Royal kenz, although I have to say that the staff are all very nice, very helpful and very accommodating. The room we were allocated on arrival was very disappointing, there were several issues which we reported and the bedroom manager moved us very quickly to another much nicer room, so thank you to him for his prompt and efficient service. The main issue was with the food, which was sometimes warm but often cold. I know they have provided a microwave but in all fairness we were sold a 4* platinum experience which should not involve the necessity of having to re-heat your food at every meal. Also the variety of choice dwindled rapidly towards the end of our stay and although the hotel held a variety of 'theme' nights, the food on offer rarely reflected this. We all enjoy Tunisian food and there was very little of that on offer on any occasion during our stay. Also during the earlier part of our stay when the hotel was relatively busy, the lack of waiter service meant fairly long queues at the bar for drinks, and although the waiters tried to be attentive and serve people quickly just a couple of extra staff on duty to serve the tables could have eased this situation, whilst creating an atmosphere more in fitting with 4* platinum rating.More

Esther W, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


Just getting ready to return home today after our winter holiday at the Royal Kenz. It's been different this year, to say the least! Arrived New Years Eve around 8/9pm to a packed Hotel wonderful food and had a GREAT night. Very busy all that week then people started to go home and guests numbers dwindled, we sat in Reception waiting to greet new arrivals but only a few came. We were waiting for the usual January group that we see every year but discovered they had decided to choose to go to Riu Bellevue Park across the road. We stayed there last January while the Kenz had a few refurbishment, it was good but we missed the staff and friendliness we always get at the Kenz. We came in May for our 2 week summer holiday and found the Hotel looking smart but we're not impressed with some changes that had taken place due to change of management to Magic Life, I.e. the loss of waiter service for drinks, this meant queuing at the bar at night for up to 5/10 minutes and fetching drinks during the while Sun-bathing round pool. We have ALWAYS tipped well, it's what we spend our money on and are happy to do so cus we love the staff and they always look after us, so it is a 'loose loose' situation all round. The 'French' restaurant has been changed to 'Indian' but the food is nothing like Indian cuisine, which we love! The Italian restaurant is ok but nothing special. Even after taking into account the changes made that we didn't like we still stayed loyal to the Kenz (this is our 9th visit). But as the second week progressed the numbers got less and less until there were about 20 of us Brits if that. Oh it had its good points!!! So quiet you could here the 'cock crow' day and night!!!! You could sit and lay anywhere you liked day or night, in fact it was like having your own enormous villa!!!! But for us people are necessary, talking, listening and watching people. At the weekend we had a very big group of Tunisian people arrive with children and suddenly the hotel came alive. We have had a LOVELY holiday, the weather has been GREAT and we will be back I'm sure but because of under occupancy there was no entertainment, the variety of food decreased and there was no atmosphere. Bring back the 'old' Royal Kenz that we ALL love - PLEASE.More

Kate L, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Royal Kenz

Didn't know what to think about the hotel Royal Kenz after reading some mixed reviews,but went with opened mind,glad we did.We had a wonderful time ,went for the new year and arrived on the 28th December.Transfer was good and we were the first drop off,met with a welcome party and drinks ,went straight to restaurant for something to eat.The choice was amazing and something for everyone.Then we were checked into our rooms ,i emailed the hotel and asked if they would oblige a upgrade as we were celebratiing our 35th wedding anniversary some weeks before ,they upgraded us to a room with pool and sea view. The spa was amazing and good value for money,the indoor pool a added bonus as there was a few days where the weather was not too good ,hailstones and thunder and lightning.Entertainment was pretty non existent,but they tried,some of the evenings there was a singer a guitarist on and this was great and a welcome change.We were there for the new year and this was amazing,the restaurant was enchanting,with band on and the staff were all great.Rafiq my little bar waiter was amazing,he was never still and so lovely,but i could'nt complain about any of the staff as they were all great.The new year food was amazing ,so well thought out.I didn't expect to find any pork at all on the menu,but one evening they had roast pork!!everyone was amazed and tucked in.Hotel grounds were really nice and although it was not beach weather we strolled down a couple of times as it is a nice beach,just for a walk.Although the hotel i would say does not really cater for families with kids ,i understand that this was an adults only hotel not long ago so maybe this is the reason for lack of accomodating families.The surrounding area is also good with Port El Kantoui only 45 mins walk,or take a taxi for 5 Dinar,approx £2.We went to Sousse by taxi as well ,only 10 Dinars,went to the Medina and the Museum ,didn't do the trips as we had done them before ,so went to relax and do almost nothing.We played tennis ,and the courts are good,there is also a basket ball court on one of them.The hotel shop is great ,no bother and set prices.I bought a handbag and purse along with some other gifts to take home,and not as expensive as the fixed price on the main road.We sat around the pool on the good days and this was great ,not packed as this was new year,so not as hot as other times ,but nice place to read a book.Our room was nice ,with drinks and fruit replenished each day,as were the towels and toiletries.The safe in the room we had to pay for ,but is well worth it,we paid 40 Dinar for 11 days.The grounds are lovely ,and you can always find a quite place.There is a snck bar that serves Paninis,chips ,pizzas,sandwiches and drinks.The reception areas of the hotel are lovely,and nice seating areas as well as the bar with tables and chairs,the only drawback was new year ,as there was not enough seating to accomodate everyone,so a lot had to stand,not sure what it would be like in the peak months.The waiters though did bring in chairs from outside when they were required.All in all we had a lovely holiday ,met friends that we will keep in touch with and they also made the holiday,Thomson rep was not that good ,but who cares this didn't reflect on my holiday,would definatley go back to the Royal Kenz.Amazing.More

janet1314, Rotherham, United Kingdom

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