My boyfriend and I researched a lot of places prior to booking here, and managed to book a seaview room a week before we wanted to go. We chose to book ourselves through travel republic, and seperate flights with Thomson air and Tunisair as this worked out cheaper and better flight times than package deal with Thomson/First Choice etc. Saw couple of bad reviews saying hotel was 'smelly'...there was a couple of times where there was an unpleasant sewage type smell, but it passed, and is common in foreign countries! Either way, it didnt impact upon holiday at all (probably mainly noticed it due to the previous review!) Hotel is very clean, lovely entrance hall and spiral staircases (lift also available) and the porters came out to collect our luggage for us when we arrived. The beach is very clean, lovely white sands and they like you to remove shoes before going onto it to keep it that way ('pigeon holes' for shoes at the entrance onto the beach, or you can carry them with you. When you leave the beach there are foot baths to clean the sand off you to keep the resort sand-free, lots of beds available, and dont have to walk far from the pizzeria which serves pizza, chips, and paninis from 12.30 - 3 (all inc) as well as a bar there for the beds. All sun beds (beach and pool) are free, sun lounger mats aren't though (i think 3 tnd each?) There are 2 pool areas - the activities take place around the smaller one by the hotel, and the 'animation' reps don't come to the other pool to announce they are happening - but you can generally hear they have started anyway! there is yoga / aqua aerobics/ dance/ etc everyday and then beach volleyball etc on the beach also.
Room was clean, and the maids come in everyday to replace towels and make the bed - change sheets a couple of times i think. We got our seaview room but we found that although we booked a double we'd been given a twin room - the beds were together but as they have a wooden frame there was a gap, so we asked the lady on reception and she said to ask the next day to see if they had 1 free - no luck, but they got the maids to make the bed up like a double - this was better, but still a little annoying.
The food was good, there was a selection of salads, hams, pastas (4 types every lunch and dinner) and mains (different meats and rices/potatos/tomatoes/lentils/chips etc) and selection of cakes for pudding. Dinner also had someone making fresh pizzas in front of you. There was also another stove that had freshly cooked (not that the others weren't necessarily, just this is cooked in front of you) dishes eg: burgers / sausages / turkey breast / fish / shrimps etc. At breakfast there was salad/fruits, cereals, freshly made pancakes, and omelette and fried eggs, hard and soft boiled & scrambled eggs, hot dogs, cooked tomatoes, beans, croissants, pain au chocolat..... so you don't go hungry! but it is quite repetitive!
We'd seen reviews how the waiters recognise you and like you to go back to same table, usually 'saving' the table for you - but we were a bit lost on the first day, and this didnt happen - we got up to get more food (took my bag with me) and came back to find theyd cleared it and othger people were sat there. So learnt from this, to leave something at the table, and also sat by the windows on the right hand side when you walk in from entrance hall - lovely waiter called Meher Daly serves that area. He invited - as im sure the others do, to an 'a la carte' evening in the smaller restaurant / pizzeria, where they serve you a set menu - starting at 6.30...I think we left there at about 8.30 / 9! Although it was dragged out, and a little hot in there with all the candles(!) it was a lovely evening, and a change from the buffet.
Entertainment was the usual cheesy stuff, no nightclub in this hotel, but some people got up to dance and seemed to enjoy themselves! Everyone tends to sit out and watch the entertainment crew anyway, chill out with some all inc drinks! No nightclubs/bars etc nearby that we found anyway - but a lovely place to just go and get some sun and relax! Also - we spent time looking for adult only holidays as we're 23-26 and often find places with kids annoying as they run around screaming and splash you - however, although there were quite a lot of kids here it didnt seem to matter - they did run around and have fun but I never found it noisy or annoying.
There was also a wellness centre here and I got a full body massage for only 30tnd, which is about £15 so was v happy with that, and was lovely airconditioned cubicle next to the indoor pool. there are plenty of treatments available!
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