We picked up Cedriana by going through the top Djerba hotels on TripAdvisor. The price for two week stay with all-inclusive was unbelievably good and the hotel had a very good ratings and reviews. We went with my girlfriend (both 28). First thing, hardly anyone speaks English at the hotel (or in Djerba), and if they do it is sometimes not on a level they understand your reply. Guests at the hotel are mostly French, Arabic (from northern Africa), German, Czech.
The hotel staff was very friendly, and lively. The animation team had prepared wide range of activities for the guests e.g. aerobic, archery lessons, evening quiz, shows (in french) etc. although sometimes I felt a bit pushed into having "fun". Also the night shows and disco were really loud so you might want to get a room further from the pool. One thing which annoyed us was the playlist which consisted mainly of the few songs on rotation every day. It is ok if you are staying for a week but after that it starts to get on the nerves.
The room was modestly furnished, clean, air-conditioning was OK, however there are only two electrical plugs in the room one where the TV was plugged in and the other one in the bathroom. the room service was nice, they left our towels/sheets folded in the shape of heart or something like that every time.
The location is really not that important in Djerba, because you can get anywhere by cheap taxi. The hotel is located in the middle of Zone Turistique with a lot of shops, cafes and taxi traffic. The beach is a few hundred meters away (just around the corner appr. 5min walk max) with parasols, deck chairs, canoes and a beach bar. You can get a camel or a horse, do water sports or just sunbath and have fun in the water.
The canteen offered a wide variety of food (appetizers, two soups, chicken, turkey, beef, pizza, salads, side dishes, fruit, cakes and local specialties). The highlight of the day were fresh crepes with chocolate prepared by a very likable young cook. Watching him preparing them was a great start of the day. The bar offered very good local drinks, but we had to go somewhere else for a good coffee. We also prefered bottled water from the shop next to the hotel as a drinking water. If you want a shisha you can smoke it in cafe Mauro, or outside or at the reception.
Free Wi-Fi network is available only in the reception hallway and a little bit at the bar. You do not need a password to connect but it seems there was a limit for a number of users connected.
The hotel pool was perfect, clean and warm.
When exchanging money at the hotel, ask for a receipt. We did not get any and had a problem at the airport when we were leaving.
Overall Cedriana is a great budget hotel for a week and definitely looked better than other Sunny Hotels in the area.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Cedriana Djerba Island, Tunisia