Hi I just returned from Tunisia, flew out with Thomas Cook. I was quiet weary about people's comments regarding Tej marhaba but still went. The location is absolutely fab. Centre of everywhere. It took us 45min from the airport to get to the hotel. The hotel looked amazing from the outside an even more nicer when we got inside. We went as a couple but this place is suitable for couples ,families and those with disabilities issues. We stayed on the 7th floor. The view was amazing. We had the pool an sea view.
The rooms was clean, beds were good. Not too hard or soft. A tiny downfall is the bathroom. The toilet holder kept falling off, light bulb kept flickering. But like I said it was tiny issues but overall clean. Towels were changed daily as well as the room. Bathroom needs to be a little updated but its still good enough for a four* hotel.
To change your currency, whether its pounds, euros etc-you can do this in the hotel as tunis money is not allowed out of the country. Take a receipt always it'll be easier to exchange it back as you have proof.
Now onto the food.. We stayed as all inclusive and its good we did. Because as half board you have very limited options. All inclusive the food was not bad. Downfall I would say the food is quite repetitive. Breakfast was usually the same but long wait for pancakes or toast. Lunch usually they have the rice, chicken, beef, chips and snacky stuff. But apart from the chip s these things are alway s the same but cooked a little differently. Dinner too the same but you can get freshly made pizza s or pasta. Lots of options but like I said repetitive but it was eat able for a week.
Just outside the the hotel there are places to eat. Burger, steak and fast food place. Ice cream parlours. Shops, shisha lounge, pool table place, mini grocery shops and many more. You cant get lost. The beach is near by, short cut through the pool side in the hotel- sign to follow.
Taxis usually best to haggle a price before getting in. They try to take more from you the meter way. Just to go to Madina market were you can do all your shopping. Whether clothes, hand bags, gifts, accessories- everything you can think off. During the day-morning till before 1pm it should only cost you 3-4dinar and after that 4-6dinar as evening approaches.
Theres lots to do and a Thomas cook rep called Tina who is available in the hotel if you want any information. Also she does excursions but a little pricey. There is a man callef Aziza by the hotel pool who does excursions too but haggle a price down with him an you'll get a good price. He does quad bikes, camel riding, boat rides( recommend sickness tablet s) and many more. I hope all this information will help you. But I really enjoyed myself an didn't have any negative points to point out. It was worth the money. Hope you have a lovely time, cause I did ;-)
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- Tej Marhaba Sousse