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“very french” 3 of 5 stars
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Miramar Djerba Palace
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Route Touristique, Midoun, Djerba Island 4116, Tunisia   |  
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Ranked #34 of 44 Hotels in Midoun
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“very french”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

hotel was nice enough bit like butlins in the sun lol.. everyone n everything is french, the staff were ok but other guests didn't seem to like the english, very rude and ignorant towards us were made to feel unwelcome.. entertainment is all french so all commentary is over your head haha..(the only thing in english was karaoke book) nice n quiet peaceful but out in the sticks only 2 shops over the road which didn't bother us but may matter to you, not sure i would use this hotel again .. couple of cockroaches living in the toilets but no big deal really, judge for yourselves i say ...

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

We were recommended this hotel by the Thomas Cook rep, told it was a very relaxing quiet location, with sunshine, good food and good accommodation. And this is what we got.
Rooms are large, with queen size bed, tv, clean bathroom and nice balcony.
We went all inclusive, and had great food everyday. The only downside was the food was more or less the exact same everyday.. which by the 5th day got a bit less inviting.
The staff are very friendly, helpful but only speak french. As an english young couple, we found it very difficult to converse with any other guests.. who unfortunately did not seem to have any interest in conversing with english people.
Definitely take the offer up on going quad biking.. it works out at about £20 per person and you tour the island on a quad-bike for on average 2 hours. Great photo opportunities and amazing views and great fun. We went 3 times, well worth it.
Great holiday overall, only downside was everything and everyone was french.. and there is no english translation for any activities or food or menu's. Perhaps take a translator :)
Would definitely return but in a few years time.
One last thing.. the men seem to love british women and are not shy on showing this, so just nod and keep walking.

Room Tip: All rooms appear to be the same description, each with a good size balcony. The rooms on the top flo...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

great hotel great staff great rooms great food great beach learn sum french you will be fine .and no engish people bliss

Room Tip: learn please and thank you smile alot
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

2 weeks in September 2011. After reading some of the reviews we weren't sure what to expect. As a couple with grown up children (left at home) we found the staff friendly - some in the dining room were run ragged but mainly had a friendly smile (even if they didn't understand English). We went half board and always able to get served, (a small tip works wonders) even the all inclusive people who we saw had no problems getting served. Food very good but found a lot of it was turkey based in one form or another! I would say if you are looking for all night partying this is not the place for you, if you want to relax, sunbathe, read a book or two? then this is the place for you. We mainly based ourselves at the 'quiet' pool it does what it says on the tin, the guy at the pool was very helpful and got used to our routine of coffee at 11am every morning :-). Being British isn't a problem there, although majority are French/German they tried very hard to include us, however we prefer to watch rather than participate.
The rooms were clean and quiet large, we had a balcony which was private but the only thing that would have been nice is more than one English channel on the TV which was the News..... We've been on a few holidays to North Africa where the staff bother you all the time for 'joining in' or to do this or that, but once you've said no thank you in this place they accepted this and left you in peace. The beach bar was great for lunch, overlooking the sea, we saw dolphins lolloping in the sea on one occasion which was fantastic to see, and camels walking on the beach. Well worth the price, Enjoy the relaxation.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

We were a little apprehensive after reading some of the reviews, however, the staff were lovely, the pool areas - there were 3 to choose from - were beautiful. You couldnt imagine a more delightful beach, although when the weather is rough out at sea quite a lot of seaweed gets washed up but this is removed daily. There is lots of choice on the buffet at mealtimes and the wine is drinkable (if you dont like the white wine, keep trying it, we found that no two bottles tasted the same although they had the same label). We did all get tummy upsets so take your Diacalm with you.
Its probably not up to our four star standards but it is clean, no bugs were seen thank goodness.
Taxis are dirt cheap for local trips like the crocodile farm (fantastic).
The rep Rachid is extremely helpful , the Berber Village trip and Tatouine are great even with three teenagers!
Just one tip - only change the money you think you need because you get ripped off big style when you try to change it back to euros at the airport.
All the entertainment is in French which can get a little annoying as they know they have many different nationalities staying, that being said, once they know you are English you will be left alone to relax!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

the hotel was clean enough and the food edible but unless you want a REALLY quite holiday this is not the place.if you have got kids there is not much to do here we are four adults and we went to bed at 23.30 to midnight every night the entertainment that is on is all in french i believe this is only the second year that it as been taking britsh holiday makers so i MIGHT come back in about 5 years if its still going by then. you might want to take a good fly squatter with you and if you go all inclusive the bar shuts early and the beach bar you have to pay for all your drinks, if you are paying they will serve you at the table all inclusive you stand at the bar and wait your turn

Room Tip: we requested a balcony and sea view got the balcony on the ground floor looking at a footpath :(
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

My husband and I stayed here recently on an All Inclusive basis. We booked a last minute package deal with Thomas Cook. The Thomas Cook Rep Rachid was very good and helpful.

The hotel is fine although in my opinion it is not a 4 star as stated in the brochure. I would say it was a 3 star property. Rooms are basic and could do with a bit of a facelift. Free fridge and Air con though which we couldn't have done without!Beds are hard and pillows are lumpy! We had 2 cockroaches some ants and a lizard in our room during our week long stay and the hairdryer didn't work. We also had an issue with the water coming from the shower. Each day when we switched it on, the water ran dirty for about the first 10 mins then became clean. When we spoke to other guests it became clear that these issues with the rooms seemed to be a problem throughout the hotel! I know some people would say that being in Africa we should expect creatures in our room but I have stayed in many hotels around the world including others in Africa and I have never had bugs in my room so it was a bit off-putting for me.

The beach was lovely, yes there is seaweed but we didn't find it a problem as the staff work really hard to keep it at bay. The beach is really clean and the water was lovely and warm. There is a beach bar but be warned if you are All Inclusive you still have to pay for your drinks at the beach bar even though it is owned by the hotel. There are sellers but they are not allowed to cross a rope at the end of the beach so they do not come near you or bother you.

There are two pools, one large one where the animation team run activities and play music and one small pool which is really quiet. So something for everyone in the day. (although all the activities are run in french so English children may struggle to join in) The pool areas are nice but there are marble areas that can be slippy when wet so take care!

The food is ok, there is not a bad choice however it tends to be more or less the same every day and night so it can get quite tedious after a few days. We were also told that there would be a daily BBQ at lunch by the pool however this didn't happen at all whilst we were there.

Our main problem came in the evening, we are a couple in our late 20's with no kids. We are not party animals but do like a bar or a club with a bit of music to spend the evening in. The brochure said that there are several bars and a disco at the hotel. There are about 3 bars but All Inclusive guests can only use one of them, the piano bar, which is a big bright room with no music and no atmosphere! So not a great place to spend the evening. We went off one night to find the disco, we found it, but it was closed. We then went back the next evening, closed again! We then saw a cleaner putting cleaning stuff in there and inside it was piled high with broken sunbeds and junk so it obviously hasn't been used in some time! They did have a beach party at the beach bar some nights, we went down one night to find a load of french famillies dancing to Macarena and Barbie Girl! (think Pontins or Butlins) Plus we could not get All Inclusive drinks here so we had to pay for any drinks we wanted. Needless to say we didn't stay there very long.

To sum up this hotel is fine for a peaceful break in the sun. I would not pay over the odds for it though. we paid £500 pp for 1 weeks AI. I certainly wouldn't pay any more than this. If you like having an early night on holiday then this hotel is fine for you just don't expect there to be anything to do!

Room Tip: Rooms on a higher floor may not have the bug problems we had.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Route Touristique, Midoun, Djerba Island 4116, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Medenine Governorate > Djerba Island > Midoun
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Midoun
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Midoun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Miramar Djerba Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 269
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the tourist area of Midoun in Djerba, in the middle of a large park, about 200 m from the sea, with direct access to the best private sandy beach on the island, through the sand dunes greenery and the palm.The hotel DJERBA PALACE, four stars is 25 km from Djerba-Zarzis International Airport, 16 km from Houmt Souk (the capital of the island), 5 km from Midoun and near the golf course of Djerba 3courses of 9 holes. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Miramar Djerba Palace Hotel Midoun
Miramar Hotel Djerba
Miramar Djerba Palace Djerba Island, Tunisia

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