We booked this holiday on a recommendation from our local travel agent whom we always use, and who know us well for the kind of holidays we usually go on. Never having been to an all inclusive resort before, we did so with some trepidation, however I am happy to say we had a wonderful time.
We booked one of the bungalows, and were extremely pleased with the cleanliness and standard. The standard kit in the bungalow included a kettle and a Krups nespresso coffee machine - I'm not a massive fan of capsule machines and prefer grinding and making my own, but this was good coffee, and the capsules were replenished on a daily basis. There was also a fridge/minibar which again was restocked daily or via an adhoc request. At the rear of the bungalow there is decking with two sun loungers, a table and four chairs, and a hammock. This, and the massive room combined to make the stay very enjoyable, and it provided an oasis of calm where you could get away from other guests.
I've read some of the other reviews and agree with some parts, but not with others. The food for example was very good, given that it is mass produced. There were always chefs around at breakfast, lunchtime and dinner, who cooked a variety of foods, including whole grilled fish, minced lamb kebabs and even lobster - maybe we were lucky with the timing of our visit, but I can certainly state that the food surpassed our expectations, given you hear some horror stories about all inclusive resorts we were very happy.
The "a la carte" is actually a set menu served in the restaurant closest to the beach. The type of cuisine could be selected, and the choice was Asian, Italian or Tunisian. Over the course of our stay we tried all three, and it was no better than you could get in the buffet restaurant, although it had a nicer ambience.
We tried the moorish cafe, which serves Turkish coffee and the traditional mint tea. This was very nice and relaxing and another oasis of calm - they even have the traditional water pipes for anyone who wishes to partake. All still included in all inclusive.
The hammam was very nice and relaxing, and again was kept in good order.
In summary I would say we had a great time, and the staff were very helpful. We would not rush to come back, as there are many more places which we would wish to visit, rather than as a reflection on our stay. Would we recommend it? Yes, and I would go so far in saying having the bungalow really made the holiday for us, I would recommend anyone to pay the extra for it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Orangers Beach Resort & Bungalows 4* ALL IN 24h/24 Certified ISO 9001/ ISO 22000/ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 The hotel is located on a superb immaculate beach of golden sand, guarantees all Safety for children and swimmers, overlooking the picturesque Fort Hammamet. Its beautiful setting of 12 ha of orange trees and jasmin flowers offers big space of relaxation and entertainment for both adults and childrens enjoying together unforgettable holidays. The orangers Beach Resort & Bungalows is situated 4 km away from Hammamet centre and at a 5 mins drive from both championship golf courses. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Orangers Beach Resort & Bungalows Hotel Hammamet
- The Orangers Beach Resort And Bungalows
- Orangers Beach Hotel
- Orangers Beach Resort All Inclusive