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“Nice beach” 4 of 5 stars
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SENTIDO Djerba Beach
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Zone touristique | (previously Iberostar), Djerba Island 4116, Tunisia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 112 Hotels in Djerba Island
kent uk
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“Nice beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Just returned from a two week holiday here the resort is located on a beautiful white sandy beach.
Our holiday was booked through Thomas cook but at present there are only a limited amount of UK holiday makers booking here hence the hotel is very much geared towards the French and German visitor, this includes everything from food to service, talking of service this can be improved by the liberal use of tips which seem to oil the wheels nicely.
The poolside rooms are a plus if you can get one especially the ground floor rooms.
There is quite a good choice of food so always something appetizing although you will find that if you want to eat when the restaurant opens for any meals you will face the ill disciplined Germans who appear to have to be first served and hence carry on as if there is a Harrods sale on.
On our arrival there was a distinct lack of umbrellas around the pool and due to the fact that the Germans get up at six in the morning and put there towels out sometimes also putting them on the sunbeds with umbrellas on the beach this caused problems when you wanted some shade the hotel is supposed to operate a two hour rule with regards towels but this is un-policed.
The alcoholic drinks can be a bit haphazard as regards the quality but again this is soon remedied by tipping, overall a nice place to stay but it does have a few draw backs.

Room Tip: Poolside rooms best
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Holiday C, Responsable relations clients at SENTIDO Djerba Beach, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank you for your comment and for they our remarks about our hotel.
We assure you that we will do our best to improve some of the points indicated like the service at the pool and also in the restaurant.
We are glad to know that you were satisfied with your stay with us and hope to welcome you again in our hotel.
HOLIDAY CONCIERGE-SAMIR
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Altrincham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We arrived early morning on sunday 16th june,airport transfer was very quick and rep was very helpfull,took a stroll outside after dumping our bags and still much going on around 2am,decided to call it a night,when we got up sunday we headed out to the poolside,very hot first thing,beer was called celtia and was very refreshing,plenty of loungers on site but not as many on beach due to french and germans getting first dibs.andrea our rep was more than helpful and made our stay very warming,lots of activities to do and we managed,quad biking which was 50 dinars for 3 and a half hours,jet biking was 30 dinars,parasailing was 30 dinars,swimming with dolphins but they were unfortunately not there.the current rate for changing 20gbp was 49 dinar.food was spot on but dont expect any full english's,mustapha at the pool bar was just so helpfull and like a father figure,all in all the animation team are really friendly and we are staying in touch with tito,kimo,mamadu via skype,also if you fancy entertainment after midnight when the hotel goes to sleep id strongly recommend desperados nightclub in djerba,its literally 5 minutes and tito and mamadu will be more than happy to escort you after their cabaret show but the more the merrier as its free entry but a bottle of absolute vodka is 200 dinar,really missing this place already and am trying to get back to see the gang in october for my birthday and my gf now wants to emigrate,would recommend tipping early into the holiday aswell

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Just returned for sentindo Djerba beach hotel 15th June as a party of 4 adults,and a fantastic hotel, great location and fab service, arrived late at night quickly checked in, no hassle and shown to room, next day welcome meeting with Andrea (TC rep) who was great, very knowledgeable and didn't do the hard sell, if you want it come and see me, she was staying at our hotel so saw her most days and and she was a real credit to Thomas Cook (thanks). The hotel was spotless, always cleaners knocking about even at midnight, food was great always fresh meat, fish, salads / fruit at every meal, fresh pizza chips for kids, meat was delicious not as much variety as what we have had on Previous AI. But u think they have gone for quality more than Quantity and they was a vast selection !!!
I would recommend tipping earlier rather than later if you get good service we did and every day (lunch & Dinner we had water, water and beer waiting for us and its a couple of quid nothing major 20TD !!!
Lastly the entertainment team were great lead by Kimo, Joseph especially great fun but not in ya face just right... Well done boys & Girls...
My only gripe during the whole week was the Al-la carte which was shocking, we booked Italian and TBH Andrea told us to look at the menu, but we love all Italian so I though bring it on, when we arrived if was 3 fish courses Squid, Shrimps and fish fillet no Italian to be seen, I ended up with 2 cold potato croquettes which were not good, if you don't like fish don't book the Italian, but I heard the Tunisian was good... A lesson to learn check the menu or listen to Andrea
All in all though fantastic hotel, location with great weather
Well done Sentido beach Djerba
***** 5 star's

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We stayed at the sentido Debra beach the last week in may last year and enjoyed it so much we returned the same time this year but for two weeks this time. The hotel staff could not be more helpful and would go out of their way to help you. The animation team were fantastic and worked extremely hard all day and night. We even got a lesson in Arabic by Joseph ( one of the animation team ) while he was off the clock. As others have said our rep Andrea was excellent, very friendly and always there when we wanted her. We are hoping to head back in September depending on money at the time and were told by Andrea there wer a few couples there the same time as us that we're planning to do the same. If not we will definitely be back next may/June.

Room Tip: Both visits our rooms have been in different places in the hotel but both were excellent.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Spent the last week in May at this hotel with my mum and cannot speak highly enough about it! The atmosphere is laid back and you can do as much or as little as you want. Nothing was too much trouble for the hotel staff and the animation team were outstanding... Look out for Kimo and Leo they were a great laugh as were all of the team. The food is varied and there is something for everybody, the beach bar is a nice place for a coffee and to watch the world go by. As others have said there are plenty of sun beds: the week we went the hotel was fully booked and yet we still found space to chill. Our Thomas Cook Rep, Andrea was amazing and nothing was too much trouble for her. I enjoyed it so much that I am returning this September for another week....See you soon guys!!!!

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Just returned after spending a week beginning 1 June at the Sentido. First time at this hotel but 2nd in Djerba (previous hotel just down the road). Love the place and would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone looking for a restful time. Probably too quiet for those who enjoy a lively nightlife (although there is nightly entertainment) but no disco on site. Most of the guests were 30+ when I was there. The hotel staff and entertainment team go out of their way to make your stay pleasurable. They are friendly without being pushy. The food was excellent, varied and plentiful. Hot meals were hot, not lukewarm and the restaurant is enormous, so never had a problem finding somewhere to sit. The Hotel "brags" there are enough sunbeds both on the beach and around the pool for every guest, and that was certainly true when I was there. Although I don't think the hotel was at full capacity. The grounds and gardens are very well maintained and a joy to walk around. I travelled with Thomas Cook and must say, Andrea our rep was brilliant. She is actually based at the Sendtido so passed on some really good tips, most of the staff members names and things to do outside the hotel. Her best advise was how to deal with the beach sellers - basically "make like a camel and look straight through them", do not engage in conversation at all. It works too. All in all, amazing value for the money and I can't wait to go back there.

Room Tip: No lifts on site
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Having booked a week at this hotel to stay 1st-8th June last September, I was always checking the reviews on here and was extremly worried with the negative comments regarding Nouvelair. HOWEVER, I have to say that although the in flight service is basic, it was a pleasant start to our holiday and exceeded our expectations. We landed at 23.40 and were swiftly through customs and at the hotel in no time. We were checked in very quickly and friendly, & greeted with cocktails. Only problem, it wasnt not easy to find our room and when we got there, reception did not explain that your room key operates the light switches (tip to all) so this took some time to figure out when your tired!
We slept well and did so for the rest of the week, the room air conditioning only operates from June and although it did not work at the start of our holiday, it did come on half way through the week.
The first day I was gently encouraged to take part in yoga. This is something I NEVER do on holiday however the animation team were very friendly and not pushy. If you dont want to join in something, a polite `no thanks` is all you have to say, although they will still ask you every day. Leo, Josef and Kemo were all great not forgetting the others. Yes there are sellers on the beach. My boyfriend wanted to buy something from the open seafront restaurant and we waved him over however they are not allowed, and will only sell if you go to them. If your not interested my advice would be to avoid eye contact, making eye contact only gives them the impression you want to buy. The horses and camels are paraded up and down the beach all day long and I have to say the beach was kept very clean and we never saw any poo! If you walk up the beach it is less cared for than the Sentido strip which is ample to be honest. We got up at 5am one day to see the sunrise only to find a German putting her towel on a bed round the pool which we couldnt believe at that time! The hotel say they have a policy of no sunloungers taken with towels before 8am, though they do not enforce this.There was only one day we couldnt get on the beach at 10.30am but after a stroll we found loungers.
The food for us was amazing `catch of the day` was always on the menu and always cooked fresh. I would avoid the eggs as on two occassions, boiled and fried were very raw, these were the only foods we could not eat, everything else was wonderful to try. Everyone does flock to the restaurant at opening times so we avoided this and went a little later but the food was still always good, fresh and more importantly hot. There are cocktails included in the All inclusive but you can buy others from a range for a few dinar. If you love seafod, the al a carte restaurant is a must, four course seafood on our last night just finished the holiday off nicely.
I would avoid a `seller` who came into the hotel on the Thursday evening to set up a small stall of `artisan` gifts. He offered us a trip to the old town and markets. He was very polite and we assumed he was endorsed by the hotel given he had a stall opp the bar. He took us around the old port, gave us info on the Island, took our photos, didnt ask for any money BUT he would only take us to the shops he said his `family` owned and we did feel pressured to buy items we would not of otherwise wanted. We did haggle and barter over a handmade rug and it was interesting to see it being made in the old cave style shop but we felt we wouldnt be able to leave the shop without buying one. We were later told that you should only buy from `fixed price` shops to prevent this. Having said this, it was all an experience!!
We did the Quad tour which was brilliant and the guides were very focused and safety cautious of the group. The shock we did get was how dirty the areas away from the hotel are, rubbish everywhere and we were told that there is no interest in cleaning the areas up. Just be prepared for this as we were not. All in all I loved this holiday, everything about the hotel was great, any issues we did have are too trivial to complain about, although bathrooms could do with an upgraded as could the tvs but you dont go on holiday to watch Tv!

Room Tip: Remeber to use the room key to activate lights Be prepared to haggle if leaving the hotel
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Zone touristique | (previously Iberostar), Djerba Island 4116, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Medenine Governorate > Djerba Island
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Djerba Island
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Djerba Island
#4 Luxury Hotel in Djerba Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — SENTIDO Djerba Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 246
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Directly on the fine, sandy beach that slopes gently into the sea. 5 km to the town centre of Midoun. Ideal for families. Short transfer. Fully renovated. Daytime and evening entertainment programme, live shows. ... more   less 
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