If you have read some of my other reviews, you may have noticed that I normally don't give negative reviews. This is unfortunately not the case this time. I've stayed at quite a few hotels and resorts, and experienced the All-Inclusive concept before. This time all my negative assumptions about eating boring tasteless food in cafeteria-like surroundings unfortunately were spot on!
Simple rooms with a bed, a chair, a small table and a non-working 14" television. Everything has seen better days, but I guess it's OK for a 3 star hotel, but it was not very clean. There are only 2 power outlets (one for the TV and one in the bathroom), but they don't work unless you are in the room. This makes charging cameras, laptops etc. difficult. The bathrooms have a bathtub.
The buffet is really low quality, and probably the worst I've seen. Normally I enjoy trying local food, but this was so boring and tasteless that I might as well just have stuck my tongue out the window. Everything tasted the same, and nothing contained spices what so ever. Everything was overcooked and most of it was even served cold. The bread was so dry that I wouldn't even feed it to the birds! The cakes were pretty good though, and the breakfast was OK with eggs, pancakes, salad (?!) and croissants. The restaurant only serves wine, water and other soft drinks. If you'd like a beer with your meal, you'll have to get it from the lobby bar, and that's pretty annoying. The same thing goes for a cup of coffee after dinner. The wine served is not very good, but some may find it OK.
The beach was not very clean, but that may be different in the summer. Besides the garbage it seemed nice.
The pool areas:
The large pool was nice, but the animation team was a bit annoying. They play loud music most at the day, and arrange silly games and shows. The sunbeds are totally worn out, and if you have no intention of breaking your spine or ribs, then please don't use them! There is a smaller pool area as well, with no music and entertainment, and that's where we stayed most of the time. The sunbeds there were just as poor though.
The surrounding area:
If you like going out at night this is certainly not the right place. Besides a large casino nearby, there is absolutely nothing to do! No bars, shops or even a café... There is a marked in Midoun about 6 kilometers from the hotel. A taxi is approx. 4 TND in the daytime and double at night. If (when) you get tiered of the buffet, the casino next to the resort has a great restaurant. It’s a very nice place with first class service, very good food and affordable prizes. We had Chateau Briand for 4 persons and two bottles of nice local red wine and a large bottle of water for 150 TND. Please give it a try if you ever visit Djerba.
This was my first time in Tunisia, so I really can't compare Djerba Sun Club to other hotels in the area, but I'm sure I will not come back to this place. Please note that I’m not the kind of person who pays for a 3 star hotel and is expecting a 5 star resort with gourmet meals. I will recommend everyone to find another hotel in Djerba to stay in or - even better- to go somewhere else!
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- Also Known As:
- Djerba Sun Club Hotel Playa Sidi Mehrez
- Djerba Sun Hotel
- Hotel Djerba Sun
- Djerba Sun Club Djerba Island, Tunisia