I have been travelling to Tunisia since 1984 and have stayed at this hotel on and off over all those years. I must say perhaps décor, paint work and other fixtures and fittings are rather run down now and perhaps are in need of upgrading. But I have always loved staying at this hotel and in am very 'at home' in Tunisia.
The Tunisians themselves have been through a lot recently and holiday makers should understand the wages are so poor and the travel industry are desperately trying to 'get back on their feet' as tourism was one of their biggest incomes prior to the revolution . Also this is North Africa and standards may not be as they are in Europe..... although the kindness and friendliness of the people is so evident and perhaps even better than some places in europe! Shopping is so cheap to travellers from the UK and you get a great currency exchange rate for your £.
Hotel entertainment is quite sparse in the winter low season but in the summer there are always shows in the evening outside by the pool.... Belly dancers, Fire Eaters, Fakhir (man who lays down on beds of nails and walks on broken glass), Bedouin traditional folk dancers and more. After the shows the animation team usual start the 'club dances' which guests can join in with!! So there is lots to do in the evening but this is often greatly reduced in the low season.... but there is still some entertainment going on.
Bar staff and waiters are in a lot of cases the same ones that were there when I first started visiting in the early 1980's and are so friendly, efficient and polite to guests. They are very genuine in the way they care for the guests.
But there has been some reductions in staff due to the slight drop in tourism whilst the country was going through the political problems.
Rooms are quite well furnished with comfortable amenities and beds are fine. No problem with noise.
Very good shopping with cheap prices and taxis to take to the central part of Sousse (although always make sure your driver turns the meter on before you set off on your journey) otherwise any price could be requested when you reach your destination.
Restaurant has a good choice of food and there are lots of different things to choose from. There are also chiefs on hand who cook some items in front of you which proves that food is fresh and cooked to your liking!
Swimming pools are good although there are the occasional cracked tile or grid from the 'overflow' so perhaps again could do with an upgrade. But the pool is clean and there is a little shop just by the pool side that sells snacks, sweets and souvenirs!
There is a shopping mall within walking distance of the hotel called 'The Slim Centre' it has lots of interesting shops.... no big department stores, but is an interesting mall with 2 floors of little shops.
I really like this hotel as the staff are always so friendly!
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