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“Excellent holiday, great entertainment”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Abou Sofiane

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Hotel Abou Sofiane
Ranked #13 of 33 Hotels in Port El Kantaoui
Certificate of Excellence
Wigton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Excellent holiday, great entertainment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

My mam, sister and myself came to Tunisia for a relaxing holiday and I would not hesitate to return to this hotel. We all had a excellent time and did not want to leave, a week was not enough. The animation team (entertainment staff) were absolutely fantastic! They got us involved in activities both through the day and at night. They were so friendly and always had time for a chat. They sat with us before evening entertainment, as well as during if they were not involved, and even stayed at the disco later than expected to join in the dancing with us. They provided appropriate activities through the day and really made our holiday. A big thank you to the whole team (Campa, Sabri, Madi, Luca, Manu, Jodie, Sam, Angela, Picasso) for making our week. The hotel was clean and tidy, the cleaners were always around. The pool was clean, as was the beach. There was a good variety of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and it was nice that there were snacks throughout the day (pancakes, ice cream etc.). All of the staff were friendly and willing to help you out with any problems etc. An excellent holiday!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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English first
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

we moved to this hotel after spending 24hrs in the filthy hotel riviera next door!! it was lovely and clean and were greeted by friendly staff. on our tour of the hotel we met jodie who ran the kids club who was absolutely amazing and everything you would want from someone looking after your child. my 5yr old daughter lliterally couldn't wait to go. it was also really very helpful having and english speaking mbr off staff in the hotel. the pool area was clean and so were the rooms. The drinks quality was ok, not the best, but ok. food was varied and staff in restaurant friendly. thank u jodie and thid hotel for rescuing our holiday xx

  • Stayed October 2013
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

Returned yesterday after a weeks stay with my wife. Reading previous reviews, we were very worried about going to this hotel.

We had no problems at all with anything. Staff were friendly.

Didn't get involved with the animation team, but JODIE, was very helpful and friendly, she was excellent.

The hotel only had around 250 guests when we stayed, at quarter capacity, if there had been the full 1000 guests, then i can see where the bad reviews previously have come from. The hotel is far to big for the small beach area/ pool area.

If the hotel had been full or even half full, i think we would have had a very different experience. As it was near empty we had an excellent time!

The only downside to the holiday, was we repeatedly saw beach bar staff drinking beer and smoking in the kitchen.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Ignore all of the bad reviews that are posted about this resort they are all rubbish! I stayed here for 2 weeks from the 13th October to 27th October and didn't find a single problem. There were no waits at the bar, food was superb and entertainment was spot on. We had 4 small children travelling with us and the 2 older children spent a lot of time with the children's entertainer Jodie, I have never met a person who is so dedicated to their job she really did make the holiday for the children they spent most of their day at the kid club where they themselves chose to go asking to see Jodie, she even took time out of her personal time to sit and have dinner with the children and carry out activities in her own time, Jodie worked hard during the two weeks we were staying here and the children were very sad to leave here behind the children's entertainment would not have been the same without her she made our children's holiday!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

Ive never written a review before but following all the bad ones I thought Id go in with an open mind, I am now in the lobby writing this on my last day wishing we were here longer! Please don't be put off by the bad reviews!!!! I was really nervous about coming here when we booked but it has honestly been fantastic! The staff are really friendly, the animation staff brilliant fun (thank you all!) and the kids club leader, Jodie, was just soo good. My daughter had never taken part in clubs before but try keeping her away! The two 2-hourly sessions and mini disco meant she was never bored and in between just wanted to stay with her friends, we never saw her! Her being so happy meant my sister and I could relax and take part in the activities organised during the day so we got that break too.
The weather has been really hot, loads of room around the pool, no queues for food, loads of cutlery! Our room was cleaned every day, fresh towels left and beds changed. The beach towels, which are provided free of charge one per person, were changed every other day. The maids were polite and friendly.
I could go on and on but I think you need to see for yourselves just how good it is!
Lauren will miss Jodie, her friends and the turtles (Charlie and Freya) so much. We're already planning next years return and I really hope it's the same animation staff next year too as they have made this holiday for us!
Thank you!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

Just spent 2 weeks at the Abou Sofaine hotel with my husband and 2 daughters, aged 5 and 1, and had a fantastic time. All the staff are very helpful, brilliant animation team, good range of food available, place is very clean and lots to do in the hotel.

Our 5 year old daughter loved the kids club with Jodie as they had ice cream, did face painting, played in the on site park and hotel beach, and as we were there for Halloween she did trick or treating and a special meal in the restaurant with all her mini club friends. She will especially miss Charlie and Freya who are the mini clubs pet turtles, and all the friends she made whilst away. Would definitely return. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Keighley, West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

On last day of very nice two week holiday, second visit to this hotel, was three years ago we last came, place is still very good. Weather has been fantastic, sun every day, couple of days bit breezy on the beach. Majority of the staff are really friendly and very helpful (especially if you keep giving them a dinar for their helpfulness ! Think the food on the whole is good, you soon learn what they do well and what they don't do very well, there beef is never very good, but their vegetables are nearly always really fresh and tasty !
Sadly one of the animation lost his job while we were here, but the rest of them very good, nice to see Jodie an English girl doing great job with the kids here.
Would well recommend the place for a nice break, it's not a five star hotel, but would very much recommend the place for what it is, certainly will be back again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Abou Sofiane
Address: BP 55, Hammam Sousse, Port El Kantaoui 4089, Tunisia (Formerly Dessole Abou Sofiane Resort)
Location: Tunisia > Sousse Governorate > Port El Kantaoui
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#10 Family Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#12 Luxury Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Abou Sofiane 4*
Number of rooms: 381
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Also Known As:
Resort All Inclusive Abou Sofiane
Occidental Abou Sofiane
Allegro Abou Sofiane
Abou Sofiane Hotel

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