Holiday here 25th August for a week with my wife and three children 5,7,10 years. As said before in another review it has positives and a lot of negatives.
This was my 1st time with Club Med and the reason we chose it was because my wife had been to Turkey with her family about twenty years ago and loved it. The one in Turkey must be far superior as I know it does cost a lot more and this is what I would describe as a basic version.
On the good side the overall ambience is friendly and the 'GO's do work in the whole, very hard. The activities are of a very high standard and are carried out regularly. If you like activities and sport then this is great. The tennis centre is great and well looked after, there are too many positives about the activities to mention but overall you will not be disappointed. The beach is great and we as a family had many hours of fun in the waves.
The negatives are too many to mention but here are a few, pick up from the airport was in an old filthy people carrier, not a good first impression. On arrival I expected a well cared for property but the buildings and even the grounds are somewhat lacking, peeling paint is the norm. Don't expect a palace. The check in was poor with no information or pack given to us, we were left to sort ourselves out. The room, although very clean was also lacking, room 212 in the main hotel. I asked to have a look at another room but due to us coming on changeover day they were very busy and would only consider me coming the next day and see what they could do, by this time we were unpacked and the hassle would be to much for us. Food was average although they did put on a good selection but I suspect due to budget requirements the cut of meat etc was poor, beef was pretty much like eating leather. There is only one bar and everything is run around this, when asking for a drink don't expect to be served immediately as the staff always seem to want to move some glasses around before pouring you a drink, it did get tedious at times as getting a drink always seemed too much trouble for the bar staff. Also don't even consider the wine which was a big problem for us as we like a drop with our meal. The wine included was Tunisians finest, the flies would not even entertain it. The wine you could buy was also Tunisian which I doubted would be much better but was not even allowed to taste before I bought so it was water with our meal, very disappointing. The kids club was very French orientated which put our kids off, however it is a mainly French club so what did i expect.
I could go on but overall I would say we had a good holiday but there were a lot of issues and disappointments. There is a reason you are paying less than some other club meds but near four grand for a week for five is not cheap in my book. Definitely would not go back due to the resort and the surrounding area which does not inspire by any means.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- To the south of Tunis, in the gulf of Hammamet, between a huge lagoon pool and a long beach of fine sand, this Club Med Resort exudes a family atmosphere and a love of sports open to all. Bathed in Mediterranean light, Hammamet, with its Moorish-style hotel and its characteristic blue-and-white bungalows, is steeped in a strong local culture, which is also reflected in the culinary specialities. You will find pleasures to touch all the senses beside a clear blue sea, caressed by a gentle breeze. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Club Med Hammamet Hotel Hammamet
- Hammamet Club Med