From the second we arrived at 2am, the staff were falling over themselves to help us! I couldn't really ask for more from most of the staff although the dining room staff I found very aloof and a bit rude. Our rooms were cleaned every day and most often they left flowers on the bed for us. The rooms are basic but they would be for the price that they charge. We had a lightbulb blow and another incident where a glass broke on the floor and in both instances it was dealt with immediately. One of the management talked to us at the bar and asked us what could be done to improve the hotel and I felt our suggestions were taken seriously. I requested more fruit at breakfast but left before I could see if this request was fulfilled! The breakfast is not great at all, we've never been fans of salad at 7am (!) but there was bread and jam and croissants and boiled eggs and coffee which did the job. The evening dinners were a choice of 2 three course meals along with a salad buffet and they were always cooked perfectly. The chicken in particular was gorgeous, but drinks were not included at dinner time and we had to purchase them separately.
The excursion men who worked within the hotel were a little pushy but friendly and I would much prefer to book an excursion with them rather than use an external person. Locally there is a medina about 20 minutes walk down the road and that is where the nearest cash point was. The bar was very limited but in Tunisia, there isn't much alcohol at all so we couldn't be too fussy! There was only one type of beer, no wine but gin and vodka and whiskey available. There was no entertainment or bbq, that might have been because it was Ramadan although I heard that since the revolution, industry had been quiet. The staff loved my children and were very friendly and affectionate towards us, and the bar man had no qualms about storing my daughter's antibiotics in the bar fridge. All in all, it is a 30 year old hotel and in need of updating and in a quiet area of old Hammamet so expect a modest accommodation. However if you book a more modern hotel in the tourist resort of Yassamine Hammamet you will be looking at at least 3 times the price.
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- Also Known As:
- Emira Hotel Hammamet
- Hotel Emira Tunisia