We stayed here from 07.11.12 - 14.11.12. On arriving at the airport we were warned there would be Tunisian men posing as airport 'porters' wanting to help you with your luggage to your bus, it is safe to do so - but be prepared to hand over a tip, However, a kind 'No thank-you' is fine and they leave you. Arriving at the hotel we were very impressed on what the hotel looks like, You have to fill in a form then the porter takes you to your room and shows you how things work, they also expect a small tip for this. You are not allowed to take Tunisian Dinar in or out of the country, but they will accept Stirling etc. if you have not changed anything yet. ( £1 is equivalent to about 2.50 Tunisian Dinars).The rooms behind reception have recently been renovated and are the better of the rooms, however the other rooms are basic but are fine as all you are using them for is sleeping, showering etc in. We were in room 134 - Not behind reception. The food is excellent, they have lots to choose from. They do fresh omelettes & pancakes (recommended), they also have boiled & scrambled eggs, toast, beans, tomatoes, croissants etc. Obviously no bacon or sausage as it is a Muslim country. Lunch time, you can get anything from a panini by the pool bar, to pizza, chips, pasta, Bolognese, chicken etc. Dinner time varies each day, but there is always something for everyone. Fish, chicken, beef, pie, lasagne, Tunisian dishes, chips, pizza etc. There are two pools here, one is a pool with water slides, music , entertainment etc and the other is a more quiet chill out pool. We spent most of our free time by the beach. Lovely sand, the hotels area is roped off to stop Tunisians getting on and selling you stuff, but this doesn't stop them shouting over the ropes to you! Again a kind No thank you does nicely. We did 3 trips whilst here, the 1st one is a full day tour called 'Roman Empire' where you visit old Tunisian Ruins, very good but quit a lot of time spent on the bus. A lovely lunch is put on with brik for starter, Wild Board Rice & Veg for main and Fruit for dessert. The 2nd Trip was to the Medina in Sousse, this is a good experience of bartering for your souvenirs. The 3rd was the Camel Caravan which is excellent!! would recommend all those trips! Out of the hotel is pretty safe to walk around, however there isn't many shops around, and if you are getting a taxi about get a yellow one and agree a price before hand! The saloon down the road on the left from the hotel is very nice and cheap too! (steakhouse)
The entertainment team are fab! They work so hard for such little money and do a great job to make everyone's holiday.
This is a lovely hotel and definitely deserves more than the 3 stars that it has, would definitely return.
The rooms behind reception are recently renovated. We were in room 134 (not behind reception)
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