I will cover each area to explain my score. I stayed with my wife and daughter of 3. My patents also stayed - bit in a separate bungalow a few doors away from ours.
Upon arrival was given the key to one of the deluxe bungalows which are in a separate area near the main building. Inside the room was not cleaned thoroughly and smelt a bit stale. Went to my parents room and was totally different so rang reception and the cleaners were over in 5 mins cleaning thoroughly. After that had no complaints but couldn't give a 5 and maybe should be 3 for such a poor start.
There is nothing in the island of djerba really so don't expect to much when you venture out. As for hotel the location on the edge of the beach is great and I personally am fine staying in the resort.
As I said I had the bungalow. There did seem to be difference between my parents and ours in terms of layout and my wife preferred theirs. Personally both the rooms were nothing special even with the upgrade. There was no sea view rooms and everything was ok, again this is just into 4 for me.
Service was excellent as with all magic life. Better than the furteventura magic life where they seemed short on staff, no shortage here. You never wait long for anything, WAIT I almost forgot. Avoid the Baja restaurant near the slide pool it took us 3 hours to get a meal, it was like they cooked it at the main restaurant and had to bring it which is about 5 minute walk. Hence 4.
Hotel is very reasonably priced compared to other hotels offering same standard. I think it will struggle to be a 5 with no direct sea view but would be pretty close if a few small things ironed out.
I was there just before school holidays but clearly the kids who had done gcse's had finished :( so there was a lot of teenagers there and unlike in other magic life resorts they didn't move them to the disco (I never saw the in door disco used once) but seemed to cater for them and expect parents to rediscover their youth. I personally prefer one night of partying a week and a few drinks and a show the rest (I sound old) but it was disco, then firm party, then karaoke (awful) then show (to loud - I really am sounding old), then white ball (a disco wearing white). I saw some old dudes partying with the kids but it just seemed a bit wrong, but hey when my kids are teenagers I will probably be the same.
Watersports and fitness
I did the windsurfing course with my dad which was free every morning for an hour with instructor (was 5 of us in the group) this would have cost over 100 each anywhere else and was a great way to start the day. My dad did yoga or something like that in the afternoon which the dancers take along with keep fit classes. I did one and my really hurt after it from the squats.
Kids clubs fantastic as always. Excellent service and kids all loved it.
Overall 4. You get so much for your money you should give it 5 but a few things like the room not being cleaned on arrival, to many teeny disco and restaurant taking ages make it 4
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- Also Known As:
- Club Magic Life Penelope Beach Imperial Hotel Houmt Souk
- Magic Life Hotel Djerba
- TUI Magic Life Penelope Beach Djerba Island, Tunisia