We went in April for 1 week and it was hot! It rained on the day we left so we were lucky indeed.
We booked through Thompson so our transfer was included, there will be people who work at the airport who will try to take your bag, it's there job and they only get paid in tips so your choice if you want to use them. We used one and he knew which coach we were in so made it convenient for us!
When you get to the hotel you are greeted by some staff who welcome you and whisk you off to reception they will get you checked in and bring you drinks and chocolates to make the wait and checking in process not so miserable, Tunisia only has 2 days of flights so checking in will always be a busy affair (prepare for the busiest airport when returning home!)
The room was amazing, I was really impressed, standard room it's not huge but has a balcony with a table and chairs, we were given complimentary wine and fruit which was sweet as well as water and coke. They also make towel art and the bed had rose petals.
The whole hotel has a couples feel, there were more younger couples than I was expecting but certainly older people too and it was never loud or rowdy, everyone was chill and relaxed.
We went before peak season but I think the hotel was still quite full but it never felt crowded, the four poster sun loungers everyone wants but we still got to go on them quite a few times and there's always free loungers on the private beach.
The guy selling excursions is Ok! he was always around the pool but if you just "hear the pitch" all he would do was say Hi to you when he saw you, I think it's peoples own problem if that bothers you a lot! We actually did buy 2 excursions from him and both worth it, one was the quad bikes (I don't drive and found it scary but loved it all the same, please note part of the track goes on to the main road where there's chickens and kids they will move though! But maybe only for the experienced people or adrenaline junkies)
The other was the pirate ship, it's a show, barbecue fish lunch and fishing /swimming
We went into the town with another couple to the market, be wary of people near the entrance who say they're from your hotel, this hotel doesn't have wristbands so they guess it's this hotel, inside the market the vendors are really nice and respectful, I never felt pressured to buy anything which is a nice change! We found an amazing little cafe tucked away where locals go it's 3 floors and the smoothies are amazing!
The hotel staff were 5* honestly every little touch was thought of, like the information for your departure and checking out details were left the night before with a macaroon! Every member of staff I came across was lovely and my waiter who kept our table and had our drinks ready every night was a little star.
No one asks for tips and we tipped on the day before we left, the staff are so great you want to tip they really go the extra mile and it makes the place!
Everything was clean, very good standards everywhere including outside. The shower/bath could be more modern but honestly it didn't stop me enjoying this place.
I really liked the food, I always ate too much! My fiance is a chef so you could say we're a bit of a foodie couple every night we always found something that tasted amazing but we did literally try to taste everything! The theme night keeps it from being boring although they're not authentic themed food so think of tunisian ingredients making Italian food etc but we enjoyed it all the same :-)
At night they sometimes have live singers in the bar area there were some really good ones! They also put on a beach party on Saturday night which was fun, if you like it a bit lively.
All and all I'm really glad we came here it was really reasonably priced, the hotel is nice, staff are amazing and the food was good, we were looking for a couples mini relaxing holiday and this was perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Hotel Scheherazade" concept is "Couples only" with romantic settings and new features such as; Spa, Swim-up pools, buffet restaurant, 2 a la carte restaurants and more...We hope the service which we are prepared to render will be extremely satisfactory.Have a Magic Moments!!! ... more less