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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We (a gay male couple) have stayed in this hotel many, many times over the past 15 years or so and always recommend it to friends as a little gem in the town of Hammamet. The hotel has seen many improvements over the past four years with the opening of the new infinity pool and "white bar" (very Ibiza in essence), a Spa (facial treatments, full body treatments, massages, Hammam, pampering etc.. all at a price but still good value compared with blighty!)We always stay bed & breakfast and then choose one of their restaurants to eat in (the new Thai one is especially nice) also a couple of the local places are nice for a change of scenery, though if you go half board you do get some really nice meals put on (and some not so nice ones very, very occasionally). The staff are lovely; friendly, polite and always eager to please and as we sometimes stay twice in a year we're always remembered and treated as old friends.
Exceptionally good value, the hotel is mostly made up of rows of one story bungalows so privacy isn't a problem. Remember it's Tunisian 5 star.. NOT European but once you've got that under your hat you're well away.
Three swimming pools AND a private beach with sensational views of the bay with the Medina at one end and Yasmine Beach resort at the other.
We were there in April and September this year and though since the Arab spring has definitely changed the atmosphere OUTSIDE the hotel (where as in years gone by pretty much everyone smiled or said hello/Saalam now half of them look right through you which is a little unnerving but everyone else seems happy to welcome you to their town).
We escaped a serious injury in September when plasterwork fell from the massive domed ceiling, injuring a German woman and missing me by two feet ! but that really isn't something to worry about as I'm sure it won't happen again.
I'm happy to answer any questions anyone has about this hotel so please do!

Room Tip: Best value if there are friends (say two couples) is to get a two bedroom bungalow rather than one each; we did that this time (we were travelling with our best mate who is single) and saved £££
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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5  Thank jonathan w
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We spent the last two days of our cultural tour here and it was a lovely way to finish our trip. The hotel is close enough to the old town/medina to be able to walk in, access to the private beach was good and the service was efficient. The room was good, as was the fact that there was free Wifi and it had an enclosed balcony. The bathroom facilities were excellent and there was an excellent buffet breakfast with freshly cooked food available. One small niggle was that we had dinner in a separate room with no choice of menu on offer - we are used to better treatment! We would be more than happy to stay again, as long as we had the buffet meals.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Iola G
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed here for a week and had a brilliant time. There are three separate pools, one indoor and two outdoor. The outdoor pool up by reception was deserted nearly every day we stayed there so it was lovely to go for a swim with no one around. The outdoor pool down by the beach was often busy, but for good reason - it's really pretty and has a view out over the beach.

The room was very clean and furnished Tunisian style. The little terrace with table and chairs was a nice touch and we ate breakfast out here amongst lunch gardens a couple of times. The aircon was very quiet so we could keep it on while we slept (very important in the heat of September!).

We tried all the restaurants and the Thai was surprisingly good, even though there never seemed to be anybody in there. The pool bar played loud dance music during the day which spoiled the atmosphere a bit, but the little hut-type beach bar/restaurant was a great find. Staff were attentive and friendly, not to mention the view across the sea (perfect for a sunset beer). The only negative dining experience we had was the beach-side service on a Saturday. It took about an hour and a half for our food to appear after we'd ordered it. It could just have been because it was Saturday though.

A part of the beach is sectioned off specifically for the Sindbad Hotel, which is the cleanest and nicest part of the beach. We did the 20 minute walk along the rest of the beach to the main town, and everywhere else was littered with rubbish, old fires and used nappies. It was interesting to see the little beach hut bars that cropped up along the shore though and there were some lovely bars on the beach near the Medina.

It's true that there's not much to do directly outside the hotel, but there are day tours available, which I would recommend booking through the hotel as you basically just get a driver and you can make your own itinerary if you like. The town of Hammamet itself has a nice Medina, good restaurants and little Tunisian-style shisha cafés and it's only a 5 minute taxi ride or 20 minute walk away. Remember, this is a resort town, not Tunis.

I would also recommend going for a spa treatment - the hammam scrub was an experience in itself!

All in all we had a very nice stay at the Sindbad and I think it was by far the best value hotel in the Hammamet region.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank suzycatpope
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Very good standard of hotel. Infinity pool. Beautiful furnishings. Within 20 minute walk of old Hammamet with its classic medina either along the beach or busy main road. Our group was somewhat large so we had a dining room to ourselves and a fixed menu for the two nights we were there. We would have preferred the buffet and its associated range of choices. Buffet style breakfast, freshly made crepes, omelettes and fried eggs, variety of fillings available. Very comfortable rooms, good beach and poolside service reasonably priced. Modern Hammamet is not too far away (try the tourist town) but is very much commercialised, modern and lacks the character of the old town.Staff very friendly and attentive. Beautiful, well maintained gardens and large aviary. In a great spot for peace and quiet.

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1  Thank keithfryan
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We stayed the last 2 nights of a cultural tour at the Sindbad. It provided relaxation, and respite in a beautiful and tranquil environment. Our room was lovely, large and very clean, with a bath and walk-in shower, and a secluded terrace.
The grounds of the hotel were just lovely, the staff were friendly and professional and the whole operation seemed to run most smoothly: testament to a good manager.
The food was good and plentiful, and I liked the f at that drinks prices, while 'hotel rates' we're not ridiculous, and that mini bar, room service and bar prices were one and the same.
The walk along the beach to Hammamet itself was a joy: the hotel's beach was lovely, and at the beginning of October, not too crowded.
We had heard of hawkers and hassles on the public beach, but we encountered no one, except friendly fishermen.
This was a great stay in which to end the holiday.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
Thank judef66
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