This review is late but still worth writing! I was worried about this hotel as some of the reports I had read were not good but we had an enjoyable holiday overall.
HOTEL: Reception area, lounge area very good. Our bedroom and bathroom both spacious with good storage but both in need of makeover. However, we were told that one wing of the hotel was being renovated and was almost complete. I guess they were doing each wing in turn. The hotel was one of the first to be built in this part of Sousse and is 36 years old. We had a sea view from our balcony but due to time of visit did not get any sun.
The dining room was o.k. as was the food. It was much as we expected for the all inclusive price we paid and nothing to complain about. The all inclusive bit with regard to alcohol in the bar was a bit of let down - no G & T's but fortunately we both drink wine and there was plenty of it!
The gardens, pool area and beach were all very, very good.
What made the holiday for us were the hotel staff, without exception all excellent, friendly and helpful. The animation team have a rough time of it out of season as it is very hard to get some people going but they certainly gave it their "all" and made us smile!
ONLY COMPLAINTS: Taxi drivers - the ones we used, so shouldn't generalise - are not a good advertisement for Tunisia. We were definitely ripped off on two occasions. (1) Stupidly we left a suitcase at the airport when we arrived and paid 45 dinar for a round trip to collect it. Apparently, we should have only paid half that amount. (2) We walked to the Port of El Katouheh (by the way its takes a good hour, not the 40 minutes we were told). We had a beautiful early evening meal there at the Mediterranean Restaurant - CAN RECOMMEND - and hailed a taxi to go back to hotel. Whilst getting in asked how much? He replied 10 dinar, too late to get out as he was already moving off, asked that he put the meter but he said it was broken. When we arrived my husband argued the point, Taxi Driver said I tell you 10, Husband says no I only paid 5 yesterday (fib but told by tour guide that 5 dinar was about the right amount and it was only 8 pm.) Driver says 8, husband says 5 and I will take your number and report you to police, driver says o.k. 5!
We also discovered that we are absolutely useless at haggling and most certainly got ripped off in Sousse Medina - beware!
I would recommend this hotel especially as it is being renovated and the health spa is almost complete. Tunisia is a good country to visit. We probably wouldn't go back there for a long time, if at all, but only because there are so many other places in the world that we want to see!
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