Hotel Dessole Abou Sofiane  

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.

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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

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.

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Outdoor pool

Surrounded by attractive gardens, sunbeds with parasols this pool makes an ideal spot to relax and if you need pool towels the hotel would be happy to lend you some.

Le Doyen buffet restaurant

There's an open buffet with hot and cold foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Themed evenings are held here once a week.

Daily activity programme

You'll find a variety of daily activities on offer by the pool and on the beach.

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twin room

These contemporary styled twin rooms sleep up to three. They come with air-conditioning in high season, satellite TV with some English channels, plus a minibar restocked with a bottle of water daily.

single room

These contemporary styled single rooms sleep one. They come with air-conditioning in high season, satellite TV with some English channels, plus a minibar restocked with a bottle of water daily.

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Excellent Hotel and fantastic value for money

We have been to the Abou Sofiane twice now and are considering returning in 2015. The flight is just over 2hr 30mins from Gatwick and the transfer is about 45mins. On arrival the staff are welcoming and you are in your room in no time. the rooms are quite dated and need refurbishing, but are clean and tidy. The grounds are extensive with a large enough pool to accomodate all the guests, sun loungers with mattresses and free beach towels which are changed every other day. As you walk down to the stunning beach, you pass the pool bar, football pitch, tennis courts, beach volleyball court and the massage area. The sun loungers on the beach are also free and have mattresses and the beach bar serves drinks all day with burgers, chips etc at lunch. The food in the main restaurant is good, although is wasn't as good this year as it was in 2014, but there is plenty of it and a wide choice. There is also an Italian restaurant and a Tunisian restaurant on site, which you get one free meal in each per week. The outside seating area at night is very pleasant and beats sitting round the pool watching evening entertainment sitting on sun loungers. The Animation team are brilliant, don't stop working and always have smiles on their faces. As stated above we are thinking about going to the Abou Sofiane again in 2015, the only way we might go somewhere else is if we can persuade our 16 year old daughter to go somewhere new!!!More

Neilfraser2014, London, United Kingdom

Lovely hotel and excellent value for money

This was our first trip to Tunisia and we were a little apprehensive after reading some negative reviews. However, we needn't have worried we had a fantastic week, the hotel was very clean despite the rooms being slightly dated but nevertheless lovely, hot running water, cleaned everyday by the maids who worked very hard as did the cleaners. All staff we met were friendly and couldn't do enough for us and yes we tipped but they deserved it. The beach is wonderful leading from the hotel gardens and we found the Tunisian people we met very friendly. We didn't go on any trips arranged by the tour operators but took our chance with trips offered by a man on the beach, who was selling camel trips into the country. This experience was well worth the money and gave people the opportunity to not only ride on a camel but also see a bit of Tunisian culture. The marina at Port El Kantoui is well worth a visit too where you can go out on boat trips (approximately ten minute walk along the beach) the only disappointment was that the fountain was closed due to a mechanical fault. You can also visit the marina via horse and cart which we did also. The only let down was the entertainment at the hotel which was limited, probably due to the hotel closing until March that week, although the team themselves were very nice and friendly. But we met two lovely couples 'Hi Pat, Martin, Debbie and Karl' if you read this and made our own entertainment. Overall a brilliant holiday and we would definitely re-visit the Abou Sofiane again.More

sulizz, Lichfield, United Kingdom

EXcellent winter break

spent an excellent chilled out week in November at this hotel. The hotel is set on a beautiful beech. The food was excellent found something to eat every time with a wide range of choice. The animation team were lovely and friendly along with bar staff, faths the head barman was happy and always had a smile for you. Had the opportunity to use the sister hotel and all the amenities which gave a variety but found this hotel much better. Rooms are quite basic but clean and the beds are comfy. Would recommend to anyone for a week away when it's cold at home and you want some sun, flight only 3.5 hours you can't go wrongMore

Pauline E, Bradford, United Kingdom

fantastic holiday

cannot praise this hotel enough, friendliest staff ever, hotel extremely clean, food was excellent and plenty of choice, tables were cleared as soon as we finished each course and waiters and waitresses came to replenish our drinks as .soon as our glasses were empty, the reception staff on arrival and always were helpful and friendly and spoke good english, the maids were always happy and our room was well cleaned every day and we had fresh towels daily, our maid fetched a flower sometimes as well as making designs with our bedding such as fans for example, even the gardeners past the time of day with everyone, and the animation team were second to none and very funny, the shows they put on were really good. The riviera hotel was part of our complex and we were able to use their facilities as well even the all inclusive although not for meals. Our hotel manager walked round most days and had a word with people to ask if we were happy with everything which I thought was a nice touch. All in all a lovely hotel and a great holiday in tunisia.More

sandallow, Was Cheshire Now North Wales

Fantastic value for money

I have just come back about a week ago, I loved the hotel and the staff was very friendly. Some more than others, this is a beach front hotel, and I can honestly say the beach was amazing, very white sandy beach with beautiful water, and very clean indeed. This is the first time I have ever travelled to Tunisia, and I loved it, and would definitley go back here, and would probably stay at the same hotel. The rooms was abit tired and could probably do with been refurbed slightly, but was clean. The dessole riviera hotel is the sister hotel, and this was literally just over the road, this was a lovely hotel too, we did spend quite abit of time during the day here, as we sunbathed on the sun loungers on the grass, so nice chilled out, with music playing. If you are all inclusive you can drink and eat at both hotels, unless you have booked the riviera then you can drink at the abou sofiane but NOT for some reason eat there. I work for COOP travel here in the UK, and have booked quite a few people here, even since I have returned. The animation team was sooo friendly especially BOB & MARIO, amazing guys who worked very hard . Always had time to make conversation with all the guests, the entertainment could of been better if Im honest, but as the hotel was closing until March 2015, as it was very quiet, I suppose this was hard, but great guys, who I will stay in touch with. I have also priced this up for 2 weeks next year, so hopefully I will be returning, just waiting for the best price.More

paula r, Bradford, United Kingdom

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