We arrived in resort on Monday 15th and were more than happy with the hotel having stayed there 3 years ago. All was well except the hotel seemed quiet and facilities were seemingly being closed down and packed away. The poolside snack bar was already plastic wrapped, the next day the poolside bar closed and the day after that the larger pool closed. On speaking to some other guests there rep had told them the hotel was closing on the 23rd and we had to move.
That night we located the Med Hotels rep and he confirmed that this was the case and we HAD to move to the hotel venus owned by the same hotel chain. Unlike some other guests who accepted this we checked out the offered hotel on the internet to find poor reviews on trip advisor so we opted to visit the facility and arranged to meet the rep there. At our own expense we took a taxi to the hotel venus (AKA club venus, club vime venus. Caribbean world venus as they are all the same place). The hotel was located in a poor looking area, in the neighbouring town of hammamet and had all the exterior appeal of an old prison! We were shown into a very impressive reception area and then to some very unimpressive dilapidated rooms. None matched the room type or location we had so we declined the move to the rep who then became rude and unhelpful and said WE had to ring the UK as he could help no more.
We returned to our hotel and between trying to enjoy our holiday in daily declining facilities spent our time contacting yourselves and researching local hotels. Everyone we spoke to at Travel Republic was very helpful but had no solutions as it seemed to be Med Hotels issue. We were offered a move to the Sandra Club another nearby hotel, this also had scathing reviews on the internet and had neither sea views or our room type.
Come Monday 22nd we still had no where to move the next day, our hotel was as good as closed and we had been eating dried up recycled food all weekend which by now had given us all stomach upsets. With no answer from yourselves and the Med Hotel rep blanking us when we saw him we instigated a back up plan we had made ourselves.
We moved ourselves to the Iberostar Solaria next door where 2 interconnecting rooms with a sea view gave us the same room type in the same location. interestingly at this point you could STILL book on the Travel Republic website to stay in the Yasmine beach hotel!!!!!!!! We had a great week at the Solaria but it cost us £1150 for the week which i had to pay upfront.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly on the beautiful beach promenade and only steps away from the flatly sloped beach. The city center of Hammamet, which features multiple shopping and entertainment venues, is only approx. 11 km away. The hotel is elegantly appointed and has 282 rooms. It features a restaurant, an Italian à-la-carte restaurant, a Moorish café, a brewery, a souvenir shop, a wellness center, a hairdresser, a disco, an elevator, a heated indoor swimming pool, and 2 outdoor swimming pools with sun terrace. Sun loungers are included at the pool and on the beach. Beach towels available for a deposit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yasmine Beach Hotel Hammamet
- Lti Yasmine Beach Hotel
- Hotel Lti Yasmine Beach