Great Holiday in Tunisia
This was our 2nd visit t the Sahara Beach Hotel , we stayed form 16/7/14-23/7/14 ,there were about 7 or 8 other flights that arrived at the same time as ours and we had to wait nearly 2 hours for our rooms , when we eventually got them they both had double beds and were not interconnecting as had booked , travelling with 2 sons aged 20 and 15 1 parent had to sleep with one of them which I wasn't too happy about , what 20 year old boy wants to sleep in a double bed with his mother ?? I went to the reception and was told to come back in the morning and they'd sort the rooms out for us which they did , we had 2 twin rooms but weren't interconnecting but that didn't really bother us. You do have to get the sunbeds early ( by 7am ) but I'm an early riser so it didn't bother me and there are many pools to choose from anyway .Room service was excellent , beds made / clean towels every day and they even folded our clothes , bless lol Food was what you'd expect in a foreign country but there was ample choice to suit all , you had your table allocated on your first visit to the restaurant and kept it for the duration of your stay which we found great , no looking for a table every time. Entertainment could be better though it was all outside and if you didn't get there early you wouldn't get a seat so we didn't bother to go there much we went to the Piano Bar where there was karaoke / a singer most nights They could do with having different places with a wider variety of entertainment so places wouldn't be so crowded and everyone could get a seat .My husband and both sons did the paragliding on the beach which was excellent value for money 80 Dinar for the 3 of them which is about £28 . All in all we had a great holiday and would definately return in the near future x x x
August 3, 2014
Perfect for my daughter ages 16 and myself
Lots to do here it if you want a relax you can we travelled end of April and was hot with cool breeze
July 20, 2014
Great facilities! Great for any age.
the sahara beach resort is a great hotel!! There is always something to do for example go to the water park, beach or play crazy golf ect.. The food is great and there is definitly something for everyone. Service was great from the minute we got there! Staff are lovely, had a great holiday and would 100% go back
July 2, 2014
Brilliant time had by all!!
What a fab holiday, just got back from a week away with my hubby and my 4 year old.
This place is fab, super clean, well maintained, great service and everything done for you.
We had amazing weather whilst there!
Four pools, 2 massive and 2 smaller. There is lots of bars and the restaurant is huge with plenty of choice with meat, fish, vegetables, pizza, pasta, and desserts to die for.....so much choice even for the fussiest of eaters.
Rooms are cleaned/tidied daily, the grounds are constantly maintained and tidied all day every day.
The staff can't do enough to help you, we where spoilt all week.
Could not recommend this resort enough.
June 29, 2014
great value for money and excellent staff
we stayed for a week at sahara beach hotel. This was a budget all inclusive holiday. On arrival the staff were very welcoming. We had upgraded our room and it was very spacious with lovely views. The food was ok. The allocation of a table for your entire stay is a great idea and the waiters were very nice and helpful. The pools were fabulous and the onsite water park was great. the gardens were beautiful and the hotel should be very proud of them. the beach was spotless and had 24 hour security who ensured our safety at all times. There is everything you need at this hotel. There was always entertainment and the kids club looked fun. If you are looking for a fun, budget holiday with the kids you wont get much better for your money, i would go back again and i would recommend it.
June 15, 2014
Great for the kids
The serving staff in resteraunts and bars were excellent. Reception staff not quite so helpful.
The rooms are really basic but clean and acceptable. The swimming pools/aqua park are excellent and plentiful.
Make sure you take your own sun creams and inflatables as they are very expensive in the resort.
The food was predictable but acceptable. Overall a great family holiday at a reasonable price.
June 8, 2014
Absolutely great value
The only down side is its a 3* hotel and a 1.5hr transfer from Enfidha airport.
This is a very large hotel, three blocks of about 400 rooms each. The joining ground floor includes the reception, TV room, games room , a bar and show room/bar plus bars, shops, nite club, indoor swimming pool and large restaurant.
Outside are the three large pools, two pool bars, a beach bar and outdoor theatre and an aqua park ans sports facilities. There is plenty of outdoor fun/games at one pool by the enthusiastic animation team who also provide much of the evening shows/entertainment.
The food in the restaurant is average but plenty of choice.
All the staff are very friendly and helpfull.
If you run out of money there is a plentifull supply of washed-up unopened packets of ciggies on the beach presumeably from failed smuggling exercises....definately not for smoking !!!
This is a great family hotel and is great value for the money
June 7, 2014
Good first trip to Tunisia with my husband and 2 young children May 2014
Arrival: drinks provided on arrival at 9.30 am by hotel. Ushered into a room and given hotel information and wristbands for all inclusive.
We didn't receive our room keys until 1.40pm! As you can imagine after setting off travelling at 2am this is a long wait! Plus if we were not notified of this beforehand we would have come prepared with the children's swimwear to hand. No thomas cook travel reps to be found.
The rooms are standard 3* bed and bath/shower. You may need an extension to reach the power supply sockets as they are high up. No hairdryer (didn't bother me but just for info).
The outside is wonderful, you can see where they have spent their money. Very nice grounds (4 pools) and the waterpark is fantastic.
The beach is lovely and clean and has fantastic water sports for all ages! We enjoyed paragliding and the family float!
It also has a play area, which was also to our children's liking.
Food/drink: They have a beach bar which has a buffet through the day and another snack bar for pizza/chips/burgers, and also the main restaurant.
All inclusive average local lager/alcohol. Food is ok, no English fry up haha but plenty of omelettes, pancakes and continental selections . Being a pudding lover, I enjoyed the pudding selections ... Delicious!
Entertainment: a little lacking as there is no other option but the hotel. As it was early in the season it was inside which is very small and you need to be seated early.
However, on our last night they opened the big stage outside which had plenty of seating and a massive bar.
But it must be said the entertainment/animation team are fantastic! We really enjoyed the shows but did prefer the outside stage.
Excursions/trips: thomas cook offered plenty of excursions, but we went on the hotel camel excursion. Worth the money and a fantastic trip for all ages which was exactly as described when booking.
We also caught the 'friendly train' into monastair. We also enjoyed this trip ... No quibbles.
kids Club: we used the thomas cook one which is free (apart from the organised parties £10 per child) fantastic reps that made my children feel very welcome. Highly recommended.
other info: you don't feel obliged to tip the staff but we did tip the waiter, porters and sunbed men on occasion.
There is a couple of street sellers on the beach, just be very adamant that you do not want to buy and they will leave you alone. Although, they do tend to aim for the kids and tell them it's 'free'. We found once we started getting a tan we got less hassle.
The hotel is very good at monitoring the beach and the hotel, and any 'sellers' inside the hotel are approved by the hotel, with which we had no problems with.
You can change your money inside the hotel but it must be changed back at the airport. We spent ours inside the airport on gifts.
15mins or less transfer from monastair airport
The staff are all polite and helpful.
Free wi-fi inside hotel.
Overall, we had a fantastic time at the Sahara, the children thoroughly enjoyed it.
June 6, 2014