Firstly, I think it is unfair to rate this hotel as anything less than good.. If you’re looking for a holiday to just chill out and enjoy some sun, with a nice (huge) pool, good food and alcohol, and a great beach nearby for a decent price.. You should book here!
Me and my boyfriend came here for our first trip to Tunisia the last week of August to literally laze about for a cheap week away, and we loved it here. We were greeted by the Thomas Cook rep Andrea, who seemed very approachable and friendly, and although we never had to use her for anything, we felt like we could have if we needed to. The hotel itself is absolutely huge, I was suprised how many people were there! The rooms are fine, and cleaned daily. The pool is massive, really nice! got to be a key feature of the hotel, with loads of sun loungers all around it. The food was good, some days better than others and generally we preferred lunchtime food, but there was always plenty to choose from. As well as the restaurant there was a snack bar open in the afternoon which was good so you could get food outside of the meal times. With lunch and evening meal there was always a full bottle of water which was good and definitely needed as it was so hot! If you ask for wine… you get a bottle! We were impressed with the alcohol as it was good and strong and they are generous with their measures! We found the AI alcholol better than other All Inclusive hotels we’ve been to. Yes some cocktails you had to pay for (12 dinar which is about £5??! Hardly breaking the bank!) but there were also some on the All Inclusive menu and we felt it was a pretty good selection. During the day there’s all sorts of activities going on in the pool and around the grounds of the hotel, which you could choose to take part in but weren’t pestered. (we were far too lazy to!)
We absolutely loved the hotel’s private beach, which was also All Inclusive so beds, umbrellas and drinks were free. We went down on the little train that goes from the hotel and took about 3 minutes and although we never walked it, we heard it only took about 10 minutes to get there by foot. Well worth it, beautiful beach and clear blue sea, and lots of camels and horses roaming around!
One of the reasons we didn’t rate this hotel 5 stars was because really, outside of the hotel there isn’t a lot going on, a few shops and the beach round the corner. For us this didn’t really matter because we only went for a week and just wanted to chill out. But if you're wanting nightlife outside of the complex, you won't find it here! Another reason would probably be entertainment, it seemed to be the same entertainment team doing a different show every night (they did try their best bless them), we watched it once but weren't too fussed by it and preferred to just sit in the bar area with a few drinks and to be honest, we were perfectly happy doing that. The entertainment did seem to be mainly aimed at the French, the main tourists there, with odd translations in other languages-we gave it a miss after the first time but other people might enjoy it!
The main language spoken by staff and tourists was French, and the staff do have limited English but they did try and they would always say Hello and how are you, which is more than we could say in their language!! We found most of the staff to be polite enough and the waiters were smiley and friendly and they did their job well.
Tunisia itself is SO cheap-we transferred £100 each at the start of the holiday and really struggled to spend it! We went on a trip to Djerba Heritage where there’s a Crocodile farm-15 dinar, and the taxi to get there took about 5/10 minutes and cost 3 dinar which is about a pound! We just gave him a 10 dinar note and told him to keep the change which seemed nothing (less than 4 pound in English money) and he was chuffed! Likewise with buying presents and things we ended up rounding everything up as it was ridiculously cheap. We tipped the maids 10 dinar at the start of the week, and a couple of waiters/barmen and they treat you with a more cheery service (and stronger drinks) we found!
Overall, we really enjoyed our week at the Vincci Djerba and aren’t sure what more people want from their holiday. For the price we paid we were impressed. If we were to come back to Tunisia we’d definitely stay here, so if you’re easy going and just looking for a nice place to stay in the sun, I’d recommend it.
- Also Known As:
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- Vincci Resort Djerba Hotel
- Vincci Hotel Djerba
- Vincci Djerba Resort
- Vincci Resort All Inclusive Djerba
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