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Vincci Resort Djerba
Ranked #13 of 102 Hotels in Djerba Island
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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“to friends we still miss”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

peacefull pool until the bang-bang music starts. food was ok stay away from the PRAWNS if you do not want a dodgy-belly.the queue at the bar we found was only before dinner and TAKE YOUR GLASSES BACK AT NIGHT IF YOU DO NOT WANT PAPPER CUPS! they give you plenty bottled water after 8.30pm if you keep going to the bar. we met some wonderful people on this trip and that what makes up for the tired/ dated/ sometimes RUDE resort colleagues in this resort. in our future trips we will stick to the RUI chain as they are simply the best!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Runcorn, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

As this was my first experience of tunisia and all inclusive holidays i really didnt know what to expect, however overall it was a really good holiday and we all came back with a fab tan. There were a few things that irritated us and that was mainly the lack of english hospitality, even though we knew this was a mainly french hotel there was just absolutely nothing for my 6 and 8 year old girls to do, they watched in amazement the shows which were put on each evening and it took them until our 9th day of the holiday to try and join in the kids mini disco as they couldnt understand any of the songs!! The food was sometimes not to our taste but there was always something you could eat, a little repetative and hunting for a table was a chore but once settled the waiters were really helpful and they worked really hard.

The pool is massive and shallow almost all over except for the part where the water polo is played, but even then you can still touch the bottom if you stand on your tip toes, well i am only 5'6 and i could ha ha! the only down side was having to get up at sparrows fart to put towels on the sunbeds, I read on a previous review that this wasn't required but it most definately was on ours, what was even more annoying was that most people (mainly the french) would hog the beds around the pool but spend most of the day down at the beach, then come back for lunch and spend little time on the sunbeds. We didnt really spend time at the beach, although it was nice and the sea was really warm it was more suitable for adults and lots of camel rides and horses, jet ski's and banana boats. the hotel has a small part of the beach for just their guests and you get the drinks from a small beach hut, takes about 10 minutes walking which is a nice walk, passing a few shops who sell nice gifts and groceries, some good fake clothes too and cigarettes are cheap as long as you don't mind different brands.

We met some really lovely people and the staff at the bars around the pool were really friendly, especially Hamza who tried to teach us arabic ha ha.

The room was ideally situated on the ground floor right by the pool and the bar ;) and when the kids wanted a nap we sat on the balcony as the sun shone on it all afternoon. The room was big enough for us and the bedding was changed daily with really lovely swans and flowers left for us, towels were changed every day too. We did spend the majority of the holiday around the pool but there was activities throughout the day and the staff tried thier best to get you involved but it was just so hot and was easier to just relax on the sunbeds and dip in the pool when it got too hot.

Don't think we would go back here but wasn't as bad as we first thought when we got there, overall we had a good time and spent 2 weeks relaxing and having fun in the sun.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Kingston upon Hull
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

I stayed here from 11 August until 25 August with my partner, all inclusive. There were a few positives such as the pool, our room, the weather, the beach....but this hotel isn't ready for English guests. The food is more French-Orientated, we barely ate anything the whole 2 weeks - sometimes missed dinner completly. We ate out at the steakhouse a few times, and I would recommend that people go there - the food and service is brilliant! The island itself is lovely, just not this hotel. It's advertised as all inclusive yet you pay for chips, ice cream, bottles of water during the day.....false advertising! There are signs on the bar saying "only 2 drinks per person", but we had no bother getting more than that - works wonders if you ask! Also, we were given more than 1 bottle of water after 8pm, so again it works wonders if you ask. I have been into Thomas Cook, who have advised me to write a letter of complaint - so I have done. I would go to the island again, just not that hotel. Don't want to put people off, because the hotel overall is fine it's just the food that's letting it down.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wickford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Well arrived back in the UK Sunday at Gatwick with partner and two 15 year old daughters.. I am by no means an expert on Tunisian hotels, but, my first visit was in 1973 and I fell in love with the country and the culture. I have visited many times since, never staying at the same hotel and have visited many locations in the in the country. The reviews I have seen do not surprise me. If you want bacon and beers 24/7 please try Spain. Tunisia is a muslim country, bacon is off the menu. McDonalds is unheard of unless perhaps in Tunis, but I cannot say for sure. Out of all the hotels I have visited this is one of only two that I would consider returning to. However I don't go back to hotels as a rule. Let me tell this as I saw it - Arrived late 1:30am this was due to flight leaving on time from Gatwick, then immigration, coach transfer etc. The rooms were adjoined even though we didn't book until May. They were clean, clean towels, bedding A/C worked etc. Breakfast 8-10am - Pancakes, sausage, tomatoes, eggs every way, cereal, yogurt, bread and cheese and "ham" - their ham is luncheon meat to us. No orange juice unless you pay 75p - orange juice is bizarrely rare in Tunisia no idea why. Squash, water, coffee - like Turkish very strong - a multitued of teas to choose from. A toaster and microwave available. Buffet style as are all meals. Sat by the pool. Difficult to get sunbeds not impossible. Lunch - pasta, pizza, chips - someone on a review said you had to pay for chips - never saw that - couscous, tagine, salad, bread, fish, chicken, vegetables, carrots, brussels sprouts etc. a selection of deserts and fresh fruit, orange, melon, peach, pears and grapes. Afternoon spoke to Youssef in English who arranged our trips for the week, diving, quad bikes, horse riding, jet skiing, parasailing and camel ride - came to average £150 per person but not all 4 of us did all trips. Diving was 5 hours, quads and jet skis 2 hours, horse riding 1 hour. A guy in the hotel offers "free trip" DO NOT bother get a taxi to Houmt Souk and stroll and barter - free trip means you visit his "cousins" shop where they will try and sell you a carpet for £300! This happens all over Tunisia. DO NOT take trips from "waiters" either. Midoun is a smaller and nicer town 10 minutes from the resort agree a cab fare and visit I think nicer than Houmt Souk, less hassle and you get plenty of hassle - enjoy and walk on. The hotel was on one review described as a prison - ALL hotels in Tunisia have security on the gate. There is no where to go in the evenings - they do not drink and "clubs" are hotel based. Salsa Disco at the Vincci has happy hour until 12am beer £1 per half pint - spirits are £4 so stick to beer shuts at 3ish. Texas restaurant next door offer "American Style" it's ok and makes a change. Dinner every day was different themes, Spanish, Italien, Japanese, but yes every day, salad, bread, fresh fruit, pizza and pasta. We had no problem with the food. The massage was good, try a hammam - steam bath. The queues! well yes you had to queue for a drink there could be 5 couples in front of you. Overall the reviews I have read are poor, niaive and rather unworldly. This is one of only two hotels I would ever return to in Tunisia. I love the country, the culture and have visited many many times and always a different town so don't be put off. The Riviera in Port El Kantoui is perhaps an equal alternative to this. Oh the kids club - a fantastic little guy works there speaks good english - small kids pool with a slide, a small park with climbing frame and swings etc a disney video every night - French with sub-titles. a small games room pin ball, motor bike racing etc. Adult day time Entertainment - aerobics, belly dancing, latin dance lessons, water polo, mini golf, tennis, football, archery, darts, etc. The staff all speak fluent Arabic and French, most speak at least a little English or German - find the English speaking ones - they'll find you. Enjoy this lovely resort and this hotel. email direct for further advice on Tunisia if you like ms.page@hotmail.co.uk

Room Tip: We were in the main block above reception close to restaurant room 1333
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2012

we have just spent 2 weeks here aug 18th to 1st sept family of 6 ..... please read all the reviews they are true, this is not a 4 star hotel id push to give it a 2 star, the food is shocking , im sure they were re-heating food from lunch giving it a coat of some sauce and serving at tea...the chips are 3 dinars a small plate,we have all had a bad stomach for the full 2 weeks im begining to think its food poisoning, breakfast is served from 7am to 10am but what they dont tell you is if you arrive after 7.30 / 8 am there is nothing only stale french stick, there is also a disco yey but not if your room is next to it relaxing holiday not.... boom,boom ,boom till 4am 3hrs sleep fight for breakfast what a great time i had not...after a week of asking to move rooms i finally snapped in reception then they could speak english to my astonishment and quite good we got another room at last after going back and too to the reception... this room had a very bad leaking toilet but yet again no-one could speak english... the beach is very small dirty the camels and horse's
poo on the beach the owners of the animals just cover it over with sand, the toilets were bad very bad !!! no-one spoke to you if you were english unless you were giving them money for something then they loved you... the pool was dirty while we were there some child had to use the toilet in the pool the staff member just fished it out and said everybody swim...... dont think so they didnt even clean it.... this holiday was a total waste of hard earned money im so disappointed with thomas cook ive just sent a 6 page letter off to them, we have been to tunisia in the past and it nice and clean djerba is a dirty place,

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We are a family of 6 and asked first hand to have three rooms all next to each other however, this did not happen causing 2 of us to be completely on the opposite side of the hotel away from the pool and the main building where the rest of us were situated. Luckily they got moved next to us to we were all together.

First impressions of the room, it was ok except the air conditioning let out a stagnant dirty smell and it made a loud noise which meant little sleep. Also our room backed on to the hotel's disco which started at 1:00am and finished at 4:30am again no sleep! However, the room was cleaned daily and we got fresh towels each day.

As for the food be prepared for the same thing every single night! I lived off pizza, pasta, chips and rice for 2 whole weeks and so did everyone else! Breakfast is at 7 which is the time we went down every morning at to avoid the rush of people and the never ending queue's. Ignore the themed nights as the food doesn't change at all. Dinner starts at 12;30pm however, they don't open the doors until 12:45pm which is disgusting as everybody is hungry and the crowds at this time are horrendous! The snack bar which opens at 10:30am consists only of stale bread and butter so the stomachs keep on rumbling for another 2 hours. Other than waiting you can go and buy some crisps from the local shop in the hotel but i would warn you not to as the prices are ridiculous, i bought a packet of crisps for 5 dinars which works out to be around £2.00! As for tea time the food is often reheated from dinner time- and it is all very repetitive and very boring!

The beach is about a 5 minute walk from the hotel which is like an obstacle course as you have to avoid all the camel poo which is just left there! The sand is pleasant on the beach but walking towards it it is full of rubbish and ants which are huge! The sea is lovely and clear but the beach is full of camel and horse poo causing people to stand in it. There are not enough sunbeds and going early in the morning is a bad idea as you won't get a sun bed because they're all taken, the best time to go is straight after your dinner as the beach is empty and quiet. The train that takes you to the beach has not got enough seats so you are better off walking. The drinks machine which is situated at the back of the beach opens at 10:30am so being down at the beach in the morning is a bad idea unless you have a bottle of water with you

The staff are ok however, the hotel is mainly catered towards the French as most of the families here were French. On a positive note we paired up with two other British families making the holiday a lot more enjoyable.

If you are booking this hotel don't i would advise you stay in mainland Tunisia where there is more to do.

Room Tip: Ground floor pool view- quieter
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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merseyside
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2012

I recently stayed at the Vincci Resort with my partner Andy for 1 week from 4th to 11th August 2012. Firstly the positive hotel is very nice, pool clean and quite big and our room was ok and the weather was glorious.
Now for the negative - food was not great in fact we struggled to find something different to eat each day and often did not bother with lunch. There was only one bar open at night with 2 staff on and we had to queue every night to get drinks - sometimes for 20 minutes. the staff were not very helpful apart from the entertainment staff who were always cheerful and friendly. if you are going to visit the Vincci make sure you set your alarm for 2 in the morning thats the only way you will get a sunbed by the pool!! on a lighter note we did meet a great couple and a big shout out goes to them Andy and Chris thank you for making our holiday so much better than it could have been we had fun and thanks for the camel lol. All in all i would not go back to the Vincci but would visit Tunisia again but maybe stick to the mainland as there is more to do outside of the hotels there.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Vincci Resort Djerba
Address: Zone Touristique Sidi Bakour | Bp 240, Djerba Island 4116, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Medenine Governorate > Djerba Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#6 Best Value Hotel in Djerba Island
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Djerba Island
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Djerba Island
#11 Spa Hotel in Djerba Island
#11 Luxury Hotel in Djerba Island
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Hotel Class:4 star — Vincci Resort Djerba 4*
Number of rooms: 416
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