We had booked this hotel within two months of going for our Silver Wedding holiday. we had read the reviews and although there are mixed opinions we thought we like the sound of this place. We stayed between the 8th-15th September 2011 and had been assigned a studio for 2. This was lovely, we had our own kitchenette area, a full bathroom and we were on ground floor level with our own patio area with table and chairs. The cleaning everyday was superb and the maid could make amazing displays with the towels and flower petals! We have to stress to readers that it is a Tunisian restaurant as we hadn't taken much notice of this fact when we booked, the food is of good quality, the chefs work very hard and there are various cooking stations where you can have a pizza made, omelette or fresh pasta, in the mornings there is also a chef who will make you fresh pancakes which are divine. i only struggled on one occasion the rest of the time i was fine. The dessert buffet is very good with lovely cakes and pattisserie and to have a Celtia and a coke(bottles) with our evening meal cost 5 tdinars, which is less than 2.50 !!!! There is a supermarket in the medina which has fresh baguettes delivered every lunchtime which are 200 millimees (10p), and you can get milk, butter etc there. I do remember reading about someone saying there is no toast at breakfast time, all you have to do is ask and they will make you some which they did for us! Location wise is excellent, everything you could ever need is within walking distance including the lovely beach and Asim who is excellent at his job. the beach was never crowded so always sunbeds available, the water is clear and clean apart from a couple of days when there was some seaweed. A lot of Tunisian people holiday at this hotel which means it has a good reputation locally, we met French, German and swiss people there. The medina is quite an experience but you can avoid it if you dont want to be hassled, the best place for hassle free shoppping is Joys, just up the road on the way to the beach, very good value and quite an atmosphere on a evening with entertainment!! Be careful of the main road you have to cross to get to Joys and the beach, extremely busy and quite dangerous at times, we saw a young girl get knocked down, she was ok thankfully. On our last day we found a lovely restaurant outside of Carthageland called L'Elephant, friendly staff and serve all kinds of food, both international and local, we actually ate with a beer and a coke for 6.50 and it was great. Carthageland is a small amusement park with some big rides and ones for the children and you can spend a couple of hours there. we took a taxi to old Hammanet, about a 15 minute drive and costs between 7-8 tdinars each way. it is worth a visit as the old medina is fascinating, we walked around the outside after we had been inside, the beach is not very good here purely due to the rubbish all over it. A walk to the marina at Yasmine hammamet is definately worth it, there are some beautiful boats and plenty of places to eat and drink. Generally a great location, good food, excellent service. the medina at nightime is lovely, local entertainers perform and it is a great atmosphere, its very friendly and children will receive a warm welcome, all in all a great holiday and we will return next year, a word of warning the Tunisian police will take any money off you when we you return to the airport, this I found most annoying as we were told that the exchange desk would be open but it wasn't, once you are cleared through security you cannot spend tdinars there or in the dutyfree area. feel free to ask me any questions I could go on forever!!!! enjoy it like we did, ignore the negative and discover Diar Lemdina for yourselves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Diar Lemdina Hotel" is situated in the heart of the Medina Mediterranea, the pearl of the new tourist resort of Yasmine Hammamet- 300m from the sea. To stay in the residences of Diar Lemdina Hotel remains a privilege which permit you to discover the intimacy of Medina with all the comfort of the 21st century and get involved in the events planned during the year. Diar Lemdina Hotel offers you the choice to lodge in one of three blocks "EL BOUSTEN", "ERRIADH" or "SIDI BOU SAID" in the middle of their gardens and their private swimming pools. The Hotel Diar Lemdina includes 190 suites and 40 double rooms . 190 suites are :12 junior suites, 59 are senior suites, 112 are Ambassador suites, and 7are Royal suites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Diar Lemdina Residences Hammamet
- Diar Lemdina Residences Hotel Hammamet
- Residence Diar Lemdina