The international hotel chain Iberostar Hotels & Resorts was founded in 1986. It includes four- and five-star hotels, and it is represented in 15 countries. A distinctive feature of the chain is that all its hotels are located on the first coastline, on the best beaches of tourist regions. Iberostar hotels are a great choice for families with children and adults, couples, and elderly people.
It’s a prestigious 5-star hotel located on the 1st coastline that boasts long-established traditions and a wonderful atmosphere. Such places are often called compelling, if it’s compared with a person, we’d call it charismatic. The hotel has its fans all over the world and every year they come back right there.
A convenient location of the hotel in Port El Kantaoui tourist area will be highly appreciated by travelers who want to explore a well-developed tourist infrastructure outside the hotel. Within walking distance there is a picturesque yacht port, two famous golf courses, a famous restaurant & bar Hard Rock Café, an amusement park, shopping centers, souvenir shops, and various food establishments for any budget, from cheap street food stands to expensive restaurants.
The hotel is deservedly included in the top 5 of the best Iberostar Hotels in the world, according to the list announced by the Alliance One group as part of the Special Awards 2021.
There are 379 rooms in total, among which standard rooms and suites are distinguished. There are also 6 bars and 2 restaurants, 3 swimming pools (2 outdoor pools one of which has a children’s area and an indoor pool), a well-equipped fitness room, 3 tennis courts, a SPA center ($), 3 conference rooms ($), a souvenir shop ($). Children will be happy to spend time in the mini club or in the children’s playground. Wi-Fi is available in the lobby, public areas and rooms.
Iberostar Selection Diar El Andalous 5* is situated on the 1st coastline and has a private sandy gently sloping beach which is perfect for family holidays. Sun loungers, mattresses, beach and pool umbrellas are provided free of charge, beach towels are available with a deposit.
There are 6 bars and 2 restaurants in the hotel. All Inclusive breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style in the main restaurant Al Hambra. An a la carte restaurant is chargeable, guests can have dinner there once for free during their stay in the hotel upon an advance reservation.
There are All Inclusive bars in the lobby, by the pool, by the animation stage and on the beach. In the 4-4-2 Sports Bar guests can watch a huge number of different sporting events and order drinks for extra payment. Hookah, tea and Turkish coffee in the Moorish café are also served for extra charge.
There are 379 rooms in total with sea or hotel territory views. The rooms are located in the 3-floor hotel building equipped with an elevator.
There are 13 Room Types: Basic Room, Standard Room Garden View, Sea View Room, Sea Side View Room, Family Room, Suite Junior Garden View, Suite Junior Sea View, Star Prestige Garden View, Star Prestige Sea View, Star Prestige Suite Junior Garden View, Star Prestige Suite Junior Sea View, Superior Sea View Room, Interconnecting Room. Maximum occupancy is 6 people.
There are special rooms of the Star Prestige category (adults only 16+). All such rooms are located on the upper floors. Guests of Star Prestige rooms have access to private areas like sea view terraces, swimming pools and relaxation zones.
The basic equipment of a room = the equipment of a Basic Room:
In Tunisian hotels the Open Space service (serving the clients outdoors) is usually provided from 01/06 till 30/09. The actual schedule correlates with weather conditions.
The mandatory air conditioning period in Tunisia lasts from 15/06 to 15/09.
The hotel reserves the right to change the list and terms of provided services before the start of the season, and even during the season, in accordance with current circumstances if these circumstances don’t affect the conditions of tourists’ stay significantly.
According to the law of the Tunisian Republic which came into force on December 8, 2017, tourists traveling to Tunisia must pay a hotel tax on arrival to the hotel.
The tax is 3 TND per person per night in four- and five-star hotels, 2 TND per person per night in three-star hotels, and 1 TND per person per night in two-star hotels.
The maximum number of nights the tax can be charged is seven, so customers staying longer than seven nights will only be charged for the first seven nights of their stay. If tourists stay in a hotel for less than a week, they pay only for the actual number of nights.
Children under 12 are exempt from paying the tax. If a child turns 12 in the first week of a hotel stay, from that moment the tax is charged for the number of nights remaining till the end of that week.
Due to the situation in the world, additional sanitary and safety measures have been introduced, measures to protect guests and hotel employees have been implemented in Tunisia in accordance with local regulatory requirements. Special attention is paid to the compliance with hygiene standards and sanitary safety rules on all the way from arrival of tourists to their departure. Moreover, employees of tourist organizations and tourist accommodation facilities follow protocols on sanitary safety introduced by local authorities.
Certain hotel facilities and services may be unavailable or limited.
Both nightlife lovers and those who prefer daytime activities will like the resort. There are lots of places to visit, numerous restaurants and cafes, and in the local port called El Kantaoui, travelers will find a pretty artificial harbor and a cozy pedestrian zone.