Not a great staart to the holiday, travelled with Nouvelair which was fine but arriving at Djerba airport on time at 11pm we then had to wait 2 Hours for bags. No info available, flights from France were coming in after us and getting theirs. Time we got to hotel knackered and fed up.
Check in was easy and first impressions were really good. Got to our room (3025) and found two plates of fruit and a bottle of water in the fridge. NO tea or coffee making facilities in room, perphaps its only us English expect that. Decided to go straight to bed and leave unpacking till the morning. Th way the rooms are located we ended up near to the road which wasn't too much of a problem but the nightclub across the road was. Unlike Greece where the npolice etc keep a eye on the noise and expect bars to tone it down after midnight obviously the tunisian police couldn't give a toss. It eventually stopped at 3.30am and this happened every night!
Anyway room was fine nice and spacious and enough storage space. Dont believe the Thomas Cook brochure we didn;t have to pay for the air con or safety deposit box. Used the spa once cos we had their complimentary treatment a steam bath and then paid for a half hour full body massage, it cost us £16.00 bargain!
The hotel was lovely and they were constantly cleaning it and the communal areas were nice and comfy and clean. The pool was massive and we used it on the first day and then after that went onto the beach.
Some days there was a lot of seaweed around in the sea but once you were past it the sea was lovely and warm and much fun was had by us and our friends bouncing about in the crashing waves. We had a ride on a camel and we used the older man with the 'tache and he seemed to have the bigger camels. He was brilliant gave us full instructions at every point so we didn't come a cropper and made sure we had all the photos we wanted etc until he moved off. Had a brilliant time and the ride, photos etc took over 30mins so really good value for money.
Food was fine but had to put up with the germand who didnt believe in queing. We tended to sit at the same table although we weren't allocated one and the waiter Yusef used to put our drinks out to save the table for us.
Went to Crocodile farm which was a good afternoon out, caught a taxi from outside the gate and it cost us 3 dinar (£1.20) so cheap. Also went to Midoun for souvenir shopping, again taxi was 2-3 dinar. Midoun has a mixture of shops where the prices are fixed or places where you can haggle. One bloke tried to sell me a fan for 80 dinar and i said no my friend had just brought one for 5 dinar and thats all i wanted to pay. He tried to take the money first without giving me the fan so we walked out and they can turn quite nasty so we decided to stick to the proper shops.
All in all a good holiday one or two niggly things but nothing to put us of and seeing other hotels around think we choose right.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SENTIDO Djerba Beach is the perfect hotel for the whole family. This hotel has a very tranquil location with quiet surroundings, and is located directly on the sandy beach. If you want an extra peaceful and recovering stay, you can enjoy a relaxing trip to the hotel's own Turkish bath or enjoy a soothing massage at the spa. For the more active family, the hotel organizes a wide range of activities, and there are two tennis courts at the hotel. Or why not discover the surroundings horseback, or rent a bike to discover the island of Djerba by yourself? In short, at SENTIDO Djerba Beach, there is something for the entire family. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sentido Djerba Beach Hotel Djerba Island
- Iberostar Djerba