I have just come back from staying at this hotel with my boyfriend. We went for a week really enjoyed ourselves. After getting the holiday at a good price and reading the mixed reviews we didn't really know what to expect. We made friends with a few other couples which made our holiday 100 times better.
We arrived at the airport and to set a bad first impression our bags were near enough snatched from us and taken to our transfer bus, of course the porter then requested money from us. We learnt fast as the people are very poorly paid and rely on their tips. Its not bad when they have actually done something.
We arrived at the hotel and it looked beautiful, we stepped inside and it was grand! Absolutely gorgeous, we were advised to leave our bags by reception and fill in the checking in form. Whilst we started to do this we got our 'All inclusive' wristbands and were given our first drinks. We collected our room key and had the bags brought up to our room.
The room was spacious but cosy, had its own balcony with patio furniture, good sized bathroom and separate toilet. Lots of wardrobe space, small fridge, lots of mirrors, air conditioning and a bed big enough to fit four people in. The bed was comfy and easy to sleep in, only downside was not having two pillows.
There was a lot of different choices of food at mealtimes as well as snacks available from the bar during the day. There was always things that fussy eaters would be fine with as well as new dished to try including Tunisian specialties.
During the day the animation team were great and had many different activities lined up for all ages. This carried on into the evening with shows of traditional dancing, belly dancing and karaoke were a few but all the entertainment was great!
To make the most of the weather we needed to be up around 10 to catch the most of the sun by the pool. We usually stayed there until about 2 then either did some activities, went for a snooze or hit the shops. We did go on the quad biking trip which was amazing! SO much to see, 2 and half hours of tearing up the dirt.
The shops were quite repetitive, although we did get some bargains. Few of the shops were fixed price and most were haggling shops where you got hassle to go into the shops as we looked typically British. We found if you didn't make eye contact, said no Thank you and just kept walking they tend to not bother. As soon as you should interest in the shop they are there, on you, trying to give you a good price...which you can usually get a lot lower than what they ask for.
Overall the holiday was great. It was nice to get away, relax in the sunshine and enjoy spending time together as well as meeting new people. I would defiantly recommend this holiday but it depends what your looking for. If you want to spend a lot of time in the hotel then its great and you have chance to be busy or chill out. Its up to you what you make of the reviews but the holiday is what you make of it, there is a lot of opportunities to go out on trips but none really took our fancy. We had a great time though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Approx 200 m from the hotel's own beach sector. In the centre of Yasmine, Hammamet (Tunisia). Built in Moorish style. Family–friendly complex. Elegant atmosphere. Lively entertainment program. Facilities for incentive-groups. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Hotwire, getaroom.com, Orbitz, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Chich Khan reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Chich Khan Hotel Hammamet
- Iberostar Hotel Hammamet