Now ill start with you get what you pay for and abit more. I thought it was lovely and a bargain of a holiday.I am 29 partner 31 and three children 12 8 and 5.Three little blonde girls and i would like to say were absolutely fine throughout the holiday, not hassled by anybody and we let them wander around on their own.Weather was boiling everyday.The hotel was lovely very clean and massive.I left all my things lay about in the room and nothing went missing, it was cleaned daily and the cleaners were polite.The rooms are small and very basic but got all you need for an all inclusive, the only thing i would have liked is a kettle.The pool and beach were lovely and clean, i did tip the sunbed guy in the morning for our matresses but this was only 1 dinar and he was happy.I did have to get up at 6 in the morning to ensure i got a sunbed in view of the kids pool which was annoying as we all like a lie in on holiday.The entertainment in the day and night is very cheesy but its nice to have something to keep the kids entertained.I did read soomeones review before i went which stated this place was butlins abroad, i would totally agree but thats right up my street.i would recommend fly spray as these are everywhere in the day and can be quite annoying but give me these over cock roaches anyday.The food was fine very repetative but edable , i was there for a week think it might have been too much for two weeks.Only down fall is you have to walk along to shops to get to the resteraunt and as you do have to go for food three times a day this gets quite annoying, the layout of the hotel was done with this in mind i think to get you to spend money.You are allocated a table and a waiter at the beginning of your stay which is nice , i tipped my waiter jimmy everyday but again this was only 2dinar and he was worth it lovely man.I did buy a toy from the stall for my kids and it broke same day, the guy would not help just told me to buy another one so if i was you id keep my money in my pocket.We also had the henna tatoo done lovely little reminder of the holiday , reasonable price and the guy was lovely.I also booked to have a photo session with the camp photographers which is well and truly worth the money, you only pay for the photos you want the booking if free.I paid 50pound for 20 photos.I would say, dont pay for the cd of your photos as ive got mine home and its got nothing on it which is rather annoying.Always make sure youve got a few dinar change coz you will need them this is a tipping country and everyone wants one.Including the hotel porter when you arrive and as id only just changed my money i only had a 10dinar note to give so asked him to split it with the other porter who helped us with our bags, he was not happy and stormed off slamming our bedroom door behind him.It is true at the airport when you land expect a rather long wait to get through passport control and again going home.Also pack plenty of food yourself as we got delayed and it cost us an arm and a leg in the airport as you cant spend dinar there.I would say that a week here was nice but i dont think i could have stayed any longer, the tipping the food and the cheesy entertainment i think would become a little grating on yourself after day 7.I spoke to a few single ladies whilst there who did comment on being made to feel a little uncomforatble with the male staff coming onto them but i never witnessed any of this, i do think when they can see your in a couple they tend to leave you alone.I didnt venture out of the hotel and the stories i heard of the people that did, im glad i didnt.It doesnt sound a very nice place to have a stroll around shopping.I certainly wouldnt like to take my kids out there.Overall this is a good place to visit and paying 2000 pound for five of us i dont think you can whinge for what you get.Dont be put of by the bad reviews i think id visit there again knowing im going to get a nice holiday for my money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Near to Monastir and approx 12 km from Sousse (Skanes - Tunisia). Broad, fine sandy beach. 22.000 sq m of gardens. A childrens paradise. Short transfer. Plenty of action and entertainment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sahara Beach Hotel Monastir
- Iberostar Hotel Sahara Beach
- Iberostar Hotel Monastir
- Sahara Beach Hotel Tunisia