Lovely holiday with my boyfriend! Thought the pictures on here were accurate!! :)
The hotel was clean and maids came round everyday to change towels, clean floors and bedding. If there were any problems staff at reception would always be happy to deal with them efficiently.
The food was nice and there was lots of it! - lots of options, salads, pasta, traditional food, shepherds pie etc.
Lots of events to take part if in you wish e.g. boat trips, trips to islands, water-sports, quad biking etc.
There was also activities and games for all ages throughout the day in the hotel if you wish to take part. The pool was a good size and great to chill out by.
The staff were lovely and friendly, and made an effort to speak to all guests! The thomas cook representative came every morning and evening if you needed to speak to him, book anything or wanted help/advice with anything in Djerba. He always went out of his way to help and was a pleasure to meet!
The all inclusive bar was quite basic no cocktails but was open all day and there was a paid bar with options for cocktails. At dinner you had a choice of any drink of bottles of wine. We were more than happy with this.
September 14, 2014
Great family holiday in Djerba
No fault at all, my child loved it and so I. The food was excellent and there were a great choice of salads, mains and desserts. Absolutely stunning and clean rooms. The staff as ace and amazing with children. Service at the restaurant was exceptional.
I frank have nothing to but praise for the place and its staff and I am booking for my next holiday as we speak.
September 7, 2014
amazing holiday after ironing out a few problems
just come back off my family holiday with my partner and step son, so after a 16 1/2 hour delayed flight we arrived at the hotel and got to our room it was at the front of the hotel, we found it smelt of sewage due to the hotel being very close to one,we asked to be moved and was then given a room overlooking the pool which was great, The staff are very friendly once you get to know them as djerba isnt really used to the english as its mainly french and german that visit, however english are starting to go there now.If you get to meet the manager he is very nice and welcoming, the entertainment was great you can even have a swim in the pool at night
temp in its 50's
Before i list anything else incase you get bored of reading it i must just tell you that every morning outside the hotel accross the road is a poor little donkey tied up on a cart, we used to call him Mr donkey and fed and watered him every day with the fruit from breakfast, he does seem to like peaches and brought two bottles of water from the shop outside which only costs 2 dinar ( 50p ) if you cant find anything to put the water in the hotel restaurant staff gives you a ice cream tub and the manger says you can help yourself to the food for him when we told him. i think he does get fed as well from the hotel next door but you cant resist when you see him, all i ask if you do go to this hotel please feed him he will even talk to you if you call him hes lovely and i will miss him
A few complaints, the all inclusive bar consists of four alcoholic drinks: whisky, vodka, gin and pernod plus red, white or rose wine, with a soft drink pump consisting of coke, lemonade, fanta and the cocktail jucies which were strawberry orange and pineapple, which brings me to say when you ask for a cocktail you get vodka with a few pumps of the jucies in it not what we all call an all inclusive bar but to be honest it is more than enough and the cocktails are nice us english are just greedy for what were used to. There is an indoor bar which is very reasonable we used to have the pear williams liqueur which worked out at 9 dinars for two ( £3 )
The food was nice just dont expect a full english in the morning it consits of fruit, cakes, omelette, salad, cereal, or hard boiled eggs very traditional french and tunisian, the lunch and dinner was nice got a bit boring after awhile as same sort of thing all the time but can have as many bottles of wine and water for free at the table
The beach was lovely once you walked past the smelly sewage which you can deal with some people moan on the reviews but its no real problem least you dont smell it on the beach, the water is clear we snorkled and saw fish in the sea, the beach bar is cheap to, be careful if you decide to ride a horse or camel they try and make money out of you for 15 mins on a horse they ask for 30 dinar ( £10) you can get them down to 15 dinar ( £5 ) same with camel really haggle its worth it
Shopping, if you go into hammet souk the market you can pick up some really nice stuff, again really barta if you say a really silly price they will say no your bankrupting me but belive me we got a real camel leather bag from 165 dinar down to 30 they chase after you and then agree to it, we also got two louie vitton handbags and two louie vitton purses for £11.50 each set, dont be worried about saying a ridiculous price. As you come out the hotel and turn right walk down the road you will find a few shops that sell the same sort of stuff but with 20% off they wont let you barta there but the prices are really good got a pair of ray bans glasses 10 dinar with 20% off worked out at £3, i will however say be careful if you wear your shorts out shopping as the locals do look at the women there not used to seeing so many bare legs out
Taxis so cheap around 3 dinar to 6 dinar about £1.50-£2 hardly anything
The crocodile park was good you can get a taxi there and back for 6 dinar and entrance was 7 dinar per adult children free that also gets you into the museum there as well if you fancy a bit of history works out at about £2.50 each just remember though feeding time for the crocodiles are at 5pm i would get there about 3.30pm gives you enough time to walk around museum and have a coffee but it was good to see the crocs getting fed
if you like your history there is a spanish fort you pass it on the coach as you drive to your hotel again about £2,50 each children free but its well worth it to see all the history form the persians and the romans
If you do quad bilikg dont do it with the rep we did it with the guy in a blue t.shirt thats to do with the hotel but does it alot cheaper we paid for two quads 120 dinar ( £40 ) for two hours travelling around the back sandy tracks of djerba then to a lagoon to take photos brilliant whereas the rep charges 95 dinar per quad for the same thing you dont really get chance to open up the quads on this trip just to see the sights but its well worth it if you want to open up on a quad then i advise the pirate ship trip we went on this trip and you go on a pirate ship and travel across to flamingo island to a lagoon where you sunbath and swim in the water for a hour and half to then have lunch which was lovely but there you get the chance to do horse riding camel riding and quad biking on the lagoon 20 mins for two quads 25 dinar ( about £8 ) but you can open it up round the sand dunes brilliant
Lastly this was a great holiday after a few hicups, it was nice to see traditional tunisia before it gets spoilt very cheap very hot well worth the money
August 3, 2014
If you are looking for a four star hotel then this wont be for you, however, if you want a value for money holiday with clean rooms good maid service,lots of fluffy towels every day then you cant go wrong. Everyone in the hotel works very hard to give you a four star feel. the food was amazing, different every night, and they really tried to accommodate every taste. Its well organised and friendly. My only gripe was although the beach is only a 5 minute walk , its not on the back of the hotel you have to walk across a small road and down a road not attached to the hotel and as a sole traveller wasnt comfortable with this. Its perfectly safe but as a girl got hassled a bit by locals so stayed by the pool most days. As a couple not a problem. On the whole it was amazing and you would have to be really fussy not to enjoy your stay here and if you are get a four star!
July 14, 2014