We have been to Tunisia several times although the first time in Hammamet so we are fully aware of some of the positives and negatives of the hotels.
The food is dreadful, little choice, tasteless, flies everywhere and from what I heard from another guest the raw food storage would fail any EU basic food hygiene standards, no wonder we were never far from a toilet.
Restaurant service is a bit faulty towers, with it's own feckless Manuel and a friendly but a stressed Basil who to me accused all the other staff of being asleep on the job when I pointed out that they'd run out of hot drinks at breakfast. Outside eating is ok if you can find a table laid or a waiter that's half interested. No air con inside and to many flies so not a good option.
Rooms are small but clean, hot water is intermittent. Camping would of been a more comfortable sleeping experience. I can only assume they buy pillows from the Dinar equivalent to Poundland. To be fair the smaller kids beds were slightly more comfortable so I asked at reception if the adult beds could be swapped to similar to the kids ones which they agreed too but nothing materialised. Neither did the request for 2 extra pillows even though we tipped the maid in advance as was told we'd get them within 5 minutes.
By the pool was not a relaxing experience, animation team were overpowering and very dictatorial with what the kids play with and when. No need for a 10 am 'wake up' song with a cockerel crowing at full blast on a distorted sound system. They also had an annoying habit of blowing whistles every couple of minutes throughout the day.
Although we'd expect someone to try and sell us boat trips et al it is not acceptable for the same person to approach your family 3 times per day whilst at the pool and then for that person to be very rude when asked to leave us alone.
A mix of nationalities at the hotel but with a French bias. If you ever want to know where the French Chav's go on their hols, this is it.
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