Stayed here for two weeks over Christmas for some winter sun. The sun did not disappoint and neither did the hotel. I thought it really good value having paid £150 for two weeks AI on a single occupancy. I found the food to be good even if a bit repetative over two weeks. There was always something to suit my tastes and the chips - for you chip lovers - were proper chips. If you like and want your "full English breakfast" this is not the place for you. No bacon, no sausage, no baked beans, but there are eggs cooked as you like and there are waffles, pancakes and some nice freshly gooked doughnuts. Lunchtimes and evening meals are what you would expect from a three star AI.
The service overall I found to be good, always helpful and hard working staff. As with other Arab speaking countries I have been to I always tip with one dollar US notes and this works well here too, and a regular tip goes a long way to getting good service at the bar.
The room I had was a sea facing double so good for the sunrise and not too noisy considering the road in front of the hotel. Good for people watching and cringeworthy moments watching three up on a moped, a regular occurance. There was one idiot on a motorbike regularly doing wheelies up and down the road at night which was a pain in the backside at times. All in all sleep quality was good as I had a nice big double bed, but the room was in need of some TLC though adequate for my needs. The room had heating/aircon but at night I turned it off and slept with the patio doors open for a nice breeze and the sound of the waves on the beach.
This was my first trip to Tunisia and this hotel is well situated for the town and a stroll around the harbour etc. The big let down for me was the rubbish. There is rubbish everywhere and it looks to be the same in other towns as well. I felt I was lucky as I did in fact see the roadsweeper one day and also got a glimpse of the rubbish truck. I'm pretty sure they do not have more than one of each going by the amount of rubbish, but if anyone should spot more please let me know.
In conclusion, this is a good value hotel for those on a tight budget whose expectations do not depend on "English" food. The people are friendly and you will get the usual hassle when shopping in the medina.
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