Immaculate. We had a twin with an extra child bed. TV was as reviewed previously on TripAdvisor, so we were prepared and took our own digibox and RF cable. Once the digibox was reprogrammed we got extra channels, including BFBS (British Forces from Malta) and AFN (American Forces from Sicily). This was handy if you wanted to go to your room for a snooze and watch Friends, Simpsons, Corrie and a decent film. The bathroom was clean, but the tap was a bit dodgy.
I'm not really a vodka drinker and I heard complaints about the taste of it, but the wine was fine - think of the wine box you get from ASDA or TESCO - that's what you get. That's what I drink at home so it was fine for me. Orange Juice was proper orange juice, and Coke and Fanta was the real thing - until the machine broke and you got Rolacola, but that was only occasionally. Beer was the same as San Miguel or Cruzcampo in Spain.
Freshly made pancakes covered in chocolate or omelettes made while you wait were the best on offer, Lots of cereals and croissants, cheese? eggs, fruit.
Massive selection, try the Tunisian speciality. To be honest, it did become a bit repetitive.
POOL SNACK BAR
Pizzas. Nuff said
Fun pool on the beach side of the hotel - lovely place to plant yourself for the afternoon - but watch out for the bridge if its wet - its really slippy. Massive pool around the back - not used when we were there.
Internot more like. No Wifi. Two computers in reception (one of which didn't work ever and the other only worked sometimes). Here's a TOP TIP. You have to pay 8TD for 1 hour (£3.50). Use this code EIMQMA. it's the over-ride code so you don't have to pay.
There are two machines that will annoy you for the duration of your stay. When it is quiet, and nobody is looking, put 1TD (45p) in, take the plastic puck and fling it in the sea. That'll ensure you don't hear that annoying ping ping noise all night.
OUT AND ABOUT
the Go Karting is brilliant. About 3TD in a taxi.
Monastir is worth a visit - the Medina is where you get the bargains
We hired a car and went to ENFIDHA COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, about an hour's drive, but really, really worth the visit. The least we could do - to pay our respects as we passed by.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TRAVELLERS
As all-inclusive guests you are allowed one evening meal in the Al-a-Carte restaurant. Book it for the Saturday evening meal. Here's why. When hotels are not at full capacity, local Tunisians are entitled to use the facilities (some deal done following the revolution). So, if the hotel is nice and quiet on a Friday, it'll be rammed on Saturday night. Time to avoid the serve-yourself restaurant.
SUGGESTED IMPROVEMENTS (If El Mouradi bosses read this)
Make the main atrium lounge a non-smoking area. Sort out Wifi.
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