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Holiday Village Manar
Ranked #4 of 117 Hotels in Hammamet
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“Brilliant Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Was here last week and it was the best holiday I have been on by far.

Fantastic for kids, and the food is fab!!

Now I'm sure you will enjoy it Sandra, regardless of these reviews so stop checking this everyday.

:)

  • Stayed May 2013
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Well where to start......we arrived at HV Manar at gone midnight and walked into the hotel greeted by very friendly hotel staff with fruity cocktails for us. Check in was around 5 minutes, we were directed to our room, by the time we got there our suitcases had arrived by the porter. Rooms were great, very clean, a very good size with a balcony and then a terrace too so the kids could have a run about. We went for a walk around once we knew our bags were in the room and realised that hot food was put on for us, I have never experienced a hotel to have hot food (which was very nice) for any arrivals gone 10pm. On our first morning at HV Manar we were amazed at how clean the grounds were and how close we were to the beach. The pools were brilliant and the water slides were great fun. There was always entertainment going on throughout the day around the main pool which included a daily quiz, water polo, i5live dances, children's activities, kids clubs for all ages and adults activities too. Our son who is 3 went to 1 of the kids clubs and he loved it, and of course the daily dances to i5live & chocolatte :-)

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Absolutely stunning, clean, tidy. There are cleaners working constantly throughout the day to make sure the hotel is looking spotless. If there happened to be anything wrong with any part of the hotel then the maintenance guys would be on the case straight away.

Hotel staff-
All staff were so friendly and helpful and could never do enough for you. Our chamber maids were fantastic and kept our room spotless. Bar and waiting staff were always smiling and great with the kids. There were 3 little steps going up to the bar for the kids so they could order there own drinks, and not once were they ever ignored by the bar staff, our little Oliver loved being able to order his strawberry milkshake at every opportunity he got.

Food-
Fantastic, so much choice, always tasted delicious, never repeated apart from the usual favourites I.e spaghetti bolognaise, chips, chicken nuggets, hot dogs & burgers (snack bar) There was always a big selection of different salads, meats, vegetables, breads. Basically it was fabulous food. We like our food a lot and this exceeded our expectations. Always fresh and plenty of it.

Holiday reps-
Were always there in sight. Always helped if needed, always smiling so made it easy to approach.. Brilliant with all the children and helped with an info about excursions. Very trustworthy too.

Beach-
This beach was brilliant, so many watersports to do at such a small price. We went on the jet skis (our 3 year old too), para-scending, sofa bed (brilliant fun) and canoeing. The sea was crystal clear and there was always a security guard around to make sure our private part of the beach that belonged to the hotel was always kept private. We were never hassled. The bar is great too with the 3 steps for the kiddies to get there own drinks.

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AMAZING!!!!!!!! Nate, Helen, Jay, Lauren & Cassie really made our holiday. I have never known any holiday entertainment team to work as hard as they do. They would start in the morning and wouldn't finish until around midnight. They never seemed to tired to put 100% effort in and always made the effort with each and every person. They had so many different acts and scenes that they would do and it still amazes us how they remember all of it. As much as we enjoyed all of the entertainment team there was 2 that really stood out to us, Cassie & Lauren. These 2 girls really made ours and our Oliver's holiday. Every chance they had they would come over and have a chat with us, always making a fuss of Oliver, giving us advice on where to go off resort for a nice meal. Both Lauren and Cassie had Oliver on the stage doing the iMoves which he absolutely loved :-) they remember everybody's names and things about them. Cassie was always brilliant with the game shows and getting the adults involved and played a fantastic part in the pantomime. Lauren had the most amazing voice, especially with her Jessie J performance WOW! Both of these girls are amazing and we miss them so much, Oliver was gutted when he realised that we wouldn't see them again because the holiday was over and he really misses Cassie so we have to play back the videos so he can copy the dances. 2 amazing people who will go far.

All in all we had a fantastic 2 week holiday and we would definitely return. We would love to see all the entertainment team again but especially Cassie & Lauren. Hope they all have a fantastic summer and thank you for making our family holiday perfect. X

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Hello I've just come back From the Holiday Village Manar on the 15th May Fantastic holiday :]
my partner and my son and grand parents went. This is the second time we have been to this hotel,
as we booked to go to Skanes Holiday resort but the resort wasn't ready . The food was great again pancakes for breakfast freshly fried eggs loads off fresh bread ect...
At your evening meal tip your waiter 2 Dinar and you get brilliant service with a smile, he made sure we had a table every night and a full glass of wine ,bottomless :] The Hotel is very clean :]
you can use the internet in the lobby for free :] the room are very nice hair dryer in the bath room. bath room and toilet are separate plenty of room for the amount of time you spend in them.
You can change you money at the airport or the Hotel, do this in small amounts as you can only change it back at the airport. there is a ATM machine just outside the complex.
watch out for the spiky things in the grass :[ great sandy beach you can go canoeing for free.
great beach bar too nice salad sandwiches. High factor sun cream needed i used factor 50 and burned and this was in may. hope this help have a great hol

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Redditch, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

We arrived on the opening day of season 1st of may 2013. We chose to go on honeymoon to a holiday village so our children could be entertained and we could relax a little!! Only downfall to this is our 3 year old did not like the kids club, she has conductive deafness and didn't really settle well as a lot of time in kids clubs is spent sat in a circle playing games and listening, she is alot more active and doesn't sit still well for long periods of time. she was also not really encouraged to stay and join in :-(
Our 1 year old son enjoyed time in the creche, however at £11 for a 2 hour session we only put him in twice so he could spend time playing with toys and out of the sun at peak!!
Evening entertainment was ok, but again was not really for children under the age of 5. However the staff work very hard and always make effort with the kids.
I would 100% recommend Swim Academy. Our 3 year old have 5 sessions over the 2 weeks with Chis Jones - swim instructor and gained so much confidence in the water. Being deaf and easily distracted Chris worked hard to keep Lola involved and in the water learning new skills and building her confidence. Chris was so kind and polite and took time to get to know Lola and gain her trust in the water. Lola has asked many times since being home to go swimming with chris!! At the end of her lessons she was also presented with a certificate on stage, this was a special moment for us :-) We could not recommend Chris enough, hes fantastic!!!
Overall hotel was lovely, food was great a little repetitive but always something to eat.
Rooms clean and bright however felt the layout was a little unsafe for our children being so close to the front door and able to open so easily from the inside, they could have woken in the night and wandered out the door so easily so each evening once we had put them to bed we barricaded the door to prevent this.
Not sure if we would consider returning as felt a little claustrophobic towards the end of holiday as could not the leave the resort with small children as advised it would not be safe and some evenings we would have loved as with other countries to go for a little walk, meal or to do a little shopping around the town.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

travelled with my partner and 3 kids 14 12 08 for 2 weeks first impression of tunisia was not good really poverty stricken country took us about 40 mins from airport to hotel when we arrived at hotel it looked really nice where giving a warm welcome and also a drink rooms where good wide screen tv some english channels we where in manar 2 right next to beach which was alot quieter than main hotel beach is beautiful been to egypt turkey spain etc and this was by far the nicest beach golden sands clear blue sea just lovely there are lots to do on the beach pedalos paragliding speed boats etc there are tunisians selling things on the beach but they do not come to your lounger they are told to stay along sea front all inclusive bar aswell on beach and you can get small snacks . there are 3 pools one really busy and loud pool where all entertainment happens playing music really loud not my cup of tea another pool which is where the slides are would be great to sit if your kids are on slides alot keep an eye on them then theres the quite pool liked this pool the best no music etc just chilled restaurant was great a really big selection of food could not fault the food in anyway it was lovely also waiters are so good always making sure you get a table and forever topping up your glasses there is also a thai restaurant you can book into free once a week we didnot enjoy this food was not great and we felt we where rushed but each to there own staff in bars where excellent aswell never go without a drink entertainment well for us wasnt up to much always really busy toiled to get a table together and to be honest was crap we spent most of our time in lobby bar chilling with a few drinks lots and lots of kids running about though there is also a snak bar (snack around the world ) its outside opens 2 till 4 thast really gd burgers pizza chips etc we went to nebal market 6 dinar in a taxi (£2) its a must total eye opener as to how the tunisians live also loved haggling way them never give them full price always half what the asking for sometimes a bit more took the kids quad biking the guty was wanting £120 we got him down to £80 for 3 bikes what a fab day really gd its a must theres also a restaurant called la playa just down road from hotell which is gorgeous well worth a try al in al my thoughts on tunisia is gd i would defo go back felt alot safer than i thought i would walking about they are really nice people

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Just returned like many from HV Tunisia, and like most people on here had a fantastic time.
From a quick check in after midnight and the bonus of the restaurant providing a welcoming meal for all families set the tone for a well run hotel with outstanding waiter service each and every meal.
This HV was recommended to my family by Jordan one of the kids club team who I had previously had the pleasure to meet in HV Algarve. Thanks Jordan for the tip but also for the smiley and vibrant way you go about your role, your a credit to everyone who knows you, and thanks again for allowing me to join in with the Cricket/rounders /baseball game.
The views from most rooms were spectacular and so clean although the beds took a little getting used too.
As previously mentioned Anis the barman is fantastic not just with making great cocktails but putting a smile on everybody's face day in day out
The First choice reps were great, and well led by Dee who is approachable and a really nice person to go with it and is essential to the running of the HV.
As for the entertainment nigh time team they were simply outstanding,in fact its unfair to call them nightime as for the extra work they implemented during the day,keeping young and old like me entertained.
Nate the entertainment manager obviously loves his job and role and it was obvious to all that the kids loved his enthusiasm and effective running of the team.Nate also provided a great guitar performance and delivered a Radiohead classic that Thom Yorke would have applauded. Jay was great and his panto performance was a highlight and again another enthusiastic performer.Helen and Lauren were fantastic and had more clothes changes and looks than Kylie at her pomp!.Also two great individuals that had always had time for the kids,my daughter Emily simply swooned when she saw them each morning.
As for Cassie who has so much enthusiasm and appetite for her role its simply infectious,she remembers every little ones names and,understands their temperament very quickly.Cassie was an absolute credit not to just her employers,herself but everybody who has had the pleasure to meet her.Cassie you will go far,keep enjoying yourself your part of a fantastic team,have a great summer.

Room Tip: Manar floor five simply great rooms.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Lovely Hotel, brilliant service, amazing staff. Very clean and tidy. Excellant room with sea views. Great kids club and activities for all age groups. Good choice of food for adults and kids. Good entertainment, free wifi. All in all a great holiday, will be going back again.

Room Tip: Go for a sea view room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Holiday Village Manar
Address: Route Touristique Mrezga, Hammamet 8050, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Nabeul Governorate > Hammamet
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Hammamet
#4 Luxury Hotel in Hammamet
#4 Family Hotel in Hammamet
#14 Romantic Hotel in Hammamet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Holiday Village Manar 4.5*
Number of rooms: 333
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