I do not ask for much. But the minimum I would ask for is respect and cleanliness. Then I might also be a bit greedy and ask for a smile from my hosts, a simple smile that shows that they are happy that I chose their hotel instead of another and happy that we chose Tunisia as a destination.
Unfortunately ALL and MORE of this were missing.
We have just returned from our Easter family holiday and one week was more than I could take. It is the first time I have gone on holiday and wished there was some way I could go home. Unfortunately, we were stuck...
The only ones I would really like to congratulate are the entertainment and kids staff that made sure our kids had an excellent time and kept us going during our whole stay.
We often say that first impressions count and from arriving at the hotel where the person carrying the suitcases to our room insulted us in Arabic because we didn’t have any change on us to leave him a tip, to the horrible smell of sewers when arriving in front of our room, to the icing on the cake, which was the cockroach that we found in our room when we first opened the door, I think it is safe to say that our first impression was TERRIBLE. Even after telling the reception staff, who didn’t-t seem to care one bit, these friendly insects took a liking to us and decided to share our room all week, day after day.
Then you decide to go to the beach, for the sound of the waves and the sea air... But this is actually where you go if you want to see camels, horses and breath the wonderful smell of horse and camel manure. If you go to the beach, your view is constantly obstructed by camels and horses that are grunting and bellowing all day… And if you choose to walk close to the water, you have to make sure you don-t step in their faeces ([--]) and get past their owners who think you’ve come on holiday, desperate to ride camels...
Then there-s the food… They just seem to be content with the Average. Average lunch and dinner, average drinks, average breakfast, average snack… just not what you expect from a 4 star hotel… This hotel, in the country of fresh oranges can’t even serve you better than over concentrated Orange squash / syrup. And the food is just the same garbage every single day, served on dirty plates that I wouldn’t even serve my dog food in.
All in all, I can safely say that I will never put foot in that hotel again and I have not left Tunisia with a good impression. I think I can safely say it is a destination I will avoid in the future.
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