This All Inclusive hotel comes with a stash of things to do, and is just footsteps from a sandy beach. There's a big pool, too, and a restaurant that lines up international favourites as well as local dishes.
With its Moorish touches, this beachfront hotel certainly makes a good first impression. Step into the lobby and you’ll be greeted by a big round room edged with white lattice-work walls and arches. Look upwards, and a huge domed ceiling, complete with an epic chandelier, stands above you.
The bedrooms are a little less grand, but they’re comfy nonetheless. They’ve been decorated in a simple cream-and-peach colour scheme, and come with pale-wood furniture and satellite TVs. The patterned blue and terracotta tiles in the bathrooms, meanwhile, give a nod to tradition.
Mature palms tower above landscaped lawns dotted with straw parasols and over on the terrace there’s the pool. It’s a spacious rectangular affair with sunbeds scattered around it.
There’s plenty going on in the way of activities, too. There’s basketball, tennis and archery, plus, a daily programme of sports by the pool. Come evening time, attentions turn towards cabarets and discos.
Lastly there’s the dining scene. It’s a big buffet set-up with a menu of well-known favourites like pizza, pasta and salad. Themed evenings and barbecues on the restaurant's terrace are also on the menu, to keep things interesting.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1 visit per stay to the à la carte restaurants.
Selected local-brand alcohol and soft drinks. Afternoon tea and coffee 16.00-17.00.
Snacks at set times. Afternoon cakes 16.00-17.00.
Stayed here for two weeks last year and overall had a very enjoyable holiday. The beach was very pretty and we managed to get sun loungers in our preferred spot every single day no matter how busy it was. Pool area could be a little better as it is quite small however the entertainment and animation team was brilliant. The pool bar had ice cream and crepes available throughout the day which were delicious. The food in the hotel was outstanding compared to other all inclusive hotels. It was varied and of a good standard. The Tunisian a la carte was also delicious however the Italian could have been improved. The wifi in the lobby worked well however it didn't work anywhere else in the hotel. The night time entertainment could have been a little more exciting but hotel entertainment is what it is I suppose. The hotel is walking distance from the Hawaii centre and a very short taxi ride from the port. The rooms were always cleaned to a very high standard and new flower displays were made in the lobby & communal toilets everyday. I would probably stay here again, if the hotel was modernised and perhaps had some more facilities & things to do. Overall a great holiday. More
Two weeks here last year!
Stayed here for 2 weeks with family. Couldn't fault the food or the staff at this hotel.
Food was really nice in the main restaurant and the Tunisian restaurant was especially good.
Loads of variety and really tasty.
The beach was amazing we sunbathed there every day. The pool was a smallish square which was always quite busy but we prefer the beach anyway. Beach restaurant was also really good for lunch.
Animation team were always working so hard to make the day and night fun for all ages.
Rooms were really clean and air con was good however could do with updating. This didn't bother us really as the cleanliness and working amenities is most important. Really close to the port and a short walk from Hawaii centre which is fixed price shopping if you don't want the hassle.
Water sports on the beach were really good and very reasonably priced.
We had a really good stay here! More
sophiawills, Liverpool, United Kingdom
an amazing holiday
we went to abou sofiane hotel in july 2012 it was very hot temperatures 110 degrees.the rooms was spacious they accomadated 4 of us.the food was good,poolside bar served beefburgers,hotdogs,salads,chips,etc.the animation team was amazing with kids,aqua aerobics was good they let the kids join in which was very good,the gym was well equipped for what my husband uses.they did a Michael Jackson tribute in kids club which was in the nightclub area they was very good.would go again when all the unrest settles down.has lovely staff the waiter reserved our table each day for a small tip,the swimming pool was cleaned the staff went round at night cleaning any leaves out of the pool with a net.More
karen m, Wigan, United Kingdom
Great Holiday - Well Worth The Money
We visited the Dessole Abou Sofiane Hotel at the start of June for 10 days all inclusive. We were initally a bit cautious as to what to expect, especially as the holiday was so cheap. However, our fears were not realised and we had a fantastic holiday. Staff are all very friendly and helpful, especially when you tip them a couple of dinars every now and again. Food was excellent - plenty of choice and variety, and exchanged regularly throughout the service so it is always hot and fresh. The waiter always had our drinks ready on the table when we arrived and was always on hand if we needed anything. The hotel is kept spotlessly clean, the rooms are serviced every day. The rooms could do with some decent air conditioning - even in June when Tunisia isn't at it's hottest, it can be very difficult to sleep at night due to the temperature of the rooms. The pool and beach areas are priivate to the hotel and always well kept - we did have an hour long full body massage on the beach, which comes highly recommended. We also went paragliding on the last morning - very cool to see the resort from the air. The Thompson Reps are generally on hand most days for a chat or to book any tours you want to go on - we did the Zulu evening, camel riding and 3 Cities Tour. The Zulu Evening was average - very touristy, limited average food and cranky staff. The camel riding was great fun and reasonably priced, and the 3 Cities Tour was excellent, giving you the chance to get out and see some of the wider Tunisia. Back to the hotel - it is a short walk either along the beach or along the road to the Port, which is lovely and has a good range of places to eat/drink - you will get approached to go into the restaurants/souvenir shops but if you're not interested just keep walking and say no thank you.
Having been back from our holiday for around 10 days, we were saddened to hear of the terrorist attack a few hotels down the beach. We feel for all the locals who have been so negatively affected by this incident - at no point when we were out there did we feel unsafe or under threat, so we hope that in the near future things will get back to normal and the local people can get back to doing what they do so well!!
Wouldn't hesitate to return and hope we get the opportunity at some point in the futureMore
Lovely hotel and good service
Wouldn't hesitate to go there again. I was due to go again on 27th. June and 11th. October but sadly they were both cancelled.
All the staff were brilliant except maybe the guys on the beach who tend to expect payment for just doing what they're paid for. Also they start to clear the beds away just after 4pm?! Pool towels could be changed every day
Food was good and I loved the breakfast as I love omelettes. Plenty of fresh fruit.
Staff on reception where very helpful and polite.
Rooms were spotless and I was on the top floor overlooking the gardens and found it nice and quiet. Sounds trivial but my only complaint was the shower as it had a clingy curtain instead of a screen.
Barmen were very prompt and efficient as were the restaurant staff.More