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Medina of Hammamet

Hammamet, Tunisia
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Hammamet
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had our honeymoon at this amazing hotel and were delighted. Our room was upgraded for free which was huge with a private terraced area. We were treated to a complimentary bowl of fruit and water which we both devoured. The all inclusive service was fantastic and all staff were friendly and good to chat to. Facilities... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

There are lots of people who will try to overcharge you and try and get you to look at their shops. They will get annoyed if you do not. Not enough choice for beverages unless you drink becks beer or wine. Shops all sell the same goods

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The Medina is a pretty area, shame the shop workers don't give you a minutes peace. Hassled from start to finish, very annoying and unfriendly.

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Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If it just wasn't so overcrowded - if one could walk down those narrow streets freely without being constantly hassled by annoying sellers, this old medina with its beautifully decorated doors would be a pleasure to explore. However, there are few 'real' workshops of traditional or tradition-inspired arts and crafts (mainly jewelry, rug making and pottery) that made a visit... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The old Medina is a rabbit warren. You get hassled to go into their shops but you really need to be strong and say 'No'

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Not as good as Sousse but good fun haggling for everything. Much smaller with mostly spice shops and souvenirs.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Beware of the locals trying to sell you merchandise.We went to the old town & a man selling flowers offered to take photos for us he was charming & then asked to be paid.Locals try to get you into their shops almost forcing you to buy."Be firm with them & say no" if you want to that is.Not many shops... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Yes you do get harassed and after they establish you are English their favourite sayings are "how much would blah blah blah be in uk" and "make me and my family happy people by coming in and looking" Stick to your guns and just say no thank you and carry on walking, it does work. We really only had a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Like all medinas/souks in Tunisia, this one is full of aggressive shopkeepers who hassled me no end in a way that just caused offence - like in a way that will NEVER happen in the West, in a civilized country. Look I'm British-Chinese, I look Chinese, that's rare in Tunisia, in North Africa but these people just shouted "Japon! Japon!... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We went to the medina to do a bit of shopping and this place is terrible! You see the signs that say fixed price outside the shop and when you goto buy something it's totally different also if you don't want to go into a shop they don't like it when you say no I understand they have to make... More

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