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
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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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Surrounded by attractive gardens, sunbeds with parasols and if you need pool towels we would be happy to lend you some.
Le Doyen buffet restaurant
An open buffet with hot and cold foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Themed evenings are held here once a week.
Coco Loco snack bar and restaurant
Overlook the beach while enjoying gourmet meals, snacks and drinks.
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Twin room sleeps up to 3 with air-conditioning in high season, satellite TV with limited English channels and a minibar restocked with a bottle of water daily.
Single room sleeps 1 with air-conditioning in high season, satellite TV with limited English channels and a minibar restocked with a bottle of water daily.
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BEST TIME EVER
after reading reviews on this hotel and Tunisia itself, myself and my family were skeptical about visiting this place. At one point we even considered changing hotels... Thank god we didn't! As soon as we arrived at the hotel we were told to leave our suitcases by the door (could still see it) and we were told to fill out a form, quick and easy. Then a lovely member of staff who was very friendly and funny took us to our room and took our suitcases himself. Unfortunately there were only 2 beds for the 3 of us, but we informed them and they let us know it would be sorted asap. In the meantime we took a trip down to the port to see the sights and shop, yeah the locals hassled a little bit however that's not seen as rude in their culture and once getting to know them and actually talking to them you would realise they're lovely, genuine people. The marina itself was beautiful and we walked back along the beach which was gorgeous, filled with locals and tourists and people jet skiing, parasailing (which was an amazing experience!) and swimming. Back at the hotel our 3rd bed was put in place and we decided to go for dinner. Incredible, hot traditional Tunisian cuisine as well as pizza, pasta and chips were to offer. Outside even had a BBQ area with fresh BBQ food. One night a light was accidentally knocked down by a tourist however the staff didn't complain and cleaned it up straight away, telling the tourists not to worry. the staff waited on us hand and foot, helped us to get a taxi down to sousse and told us how to get to the local shops. The animation team were the highlight! AMAZING SHOWS each night and day time entertainment which were fun and involved as many people as possible. There was never a boring moment. By the end of the holiday the animation team felt like friends and I still miss them now. so a massive thank you to them for an amazing holiday. sun loungers by the pool and on the beach were there 24/7 and food by the beach and by the pool was served all day. I can't fault anything about this holiday. The staff were the kindest people I've come across and this is definitely one of the most amazing countries I've ever visited. Not to mention how beautiful the beach was, the travel agent mentioned this was the closest to the Caribbean without actually going and she wasn't wrong. As well as the amazing guaranteed weather. Thank you abou sofiane!More
SarahCroft1, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Holiday Hell. UK travellers STAY AWAY!!!
My partner and I stayed here at the end of Sept. 2013, tempted by the value, and the optimism that often tripadvisor reviews can't be that bad, can they? Let me tell you... All the bad reviews? TRUE TRUE TRUE The dining room is too small for the number of guests, which means queuing for tables, and endless searches for glassware and cutlery. Leave your glasses, knives or forks untended, and they WILL be taken by someone else. Meal times became a necessity rather than a pleasure, and it was like feeding time at the zoo. By the end, we didn't bother and we paid the extra to go out. On day 1 my partner had a really bad case of food poisoning, was up all night 2 nights on the trot (pardon the pun) and didn't recover really all holiday. We tried the 'al a carte', but left after a course: the food was awful, the service terrible and the ambience even worse: it was kiddy disco night at the romantic adults only beach side restaurant. After the waiter threw next doors' food all over me, and my partner demanded and apology which was not forthcoming, I had decided enough was enough. Unfortunately, we had 4 days of holiday to go, though I can tell you that my bags were packed that night. The public areas of the hotel are way way too small: the beach is no bigger than a postage stamp, and there are no where near enough loungers or enough space, and the roped off swimming area is smaller than most public swimming pools. The water is too busy with water sports, the beach full of hawkers, and the beach was not fun. Most customers are eastern / Northern European, and a lot of UK reviewers have commented on this here. Before we went, we thought they were just small minded British bigots, but no more. Most of the other customers (Russian, Eastern euro trash) were just plain rude and nasty, no manners or social graces. Now I was made for all inclusive. I have no boredom threshold. But this was Hotel Hell. It really was the worst holiday of our lives: terrible service, dirty food, the worst excuse for a beach, inadequate hotel, horrid people. DO NOT FLY OR STAY HERE FROM THE UK. Please please please don't underestimate these words. If you stay here you will have the worst holiday EVER, and I am willing to bet that you have worked hard to save the money for your holiday, and frankly, you deserve better. If I was allowed to swear in this review, I would have. A lot.More
Duncan B, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Ouff...not what we expected!
We stayed here in August 2013. It was a last minute booking and our first visit to Tunisia. The hotel lobby is impressive, clean, welcoming and busy but as soon as you pass reception, the glamour is gone. The hotel room we stayed in was dirty...hair in the bath, on the floor, bed covers and even on the balcony. The hair dryer..well, neither my husband or I dare touch it for fear of being electrocuted! We had trouble getting a drink before 10am, and I dont mean alcohol. .water! The bars do not open until 10am and they will not serve you one minute before! The food was the same each breakfast, lunvh and evening meal....at times we weren't sure what was actually in some of the dishes! This is the first all inclusive holiday we have been on and lost weight!!! I'm not a fussy eater, but couldn't find any meals during my stay. The entertainment was boring, and way too loud around the pool. The drinks served during the day were in very small plastic cups and warm! Despite everything we did have a relaxing holiday and met some lovely people. It was just a shame the food was awful, the drinks were warm and the entertainment not the best. The hotel staff at times were very rude and be careful if you have a night flight home....they don't let you keep your room on. Wouldn't go back here or recommend it to anyone....needs a lot of improving and a ban on the Russians! !!More
milestovisit, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Exactly what we wanted
We went as a family and we got a complete family experience. Good spacious room for the three of us and staff were amazing and very helpful. Lovely pool and beach strip so there was lots of choice for everyone. It gets very busy for the sun beds so go early for a good place! The food was okay, not brilliant and not all of us liked it but it was okay. Lots and lots of things to do around the complex and outside would recommend to familiesMore
KeiraGosal, Coventry, United Kingdom
It was my first time staying in this hotel and was very impressed and will be returning !!
I have stayed all over Tunisia over the last 20 years in all resorts and many hotels and I found this hotel spotless. The rooms are basic the same as all hotels, The rooms are cleaned every day, the room had a TV with sky channels and a hair dryer in the bathroom which was very powerful, had a bath and a shower and room was plenty big enough for sleeping in and getting ready and also a free use of the safe, All bar areas, reception, restaurant, and grounds were all spotless and well maintained and was always a maid cleaning the toilets, there was also a shoe cleaner, I found all the Bar, reception, cleaners, chefs, waiting, security, porters staff very friendly and helpful. The Thomas Cook rep Sarah was also very friendly and helpful and I have had her as a rep at previous hotels I have stayed in before. The food was to a very good standard and plenty of choice, to suit both adults and children, the entertainment team worked very hard with activities during the day and a show on in the evening, The new years eve Garla dinner was very nice, and if you spoke to the lady before hand she was very pleased to offer alternative, soups, chicken, lasanga and chips apart from main set menu, The hotel should of got in a live band for new year, The entertainment team tried there best and made it enjoyable as they could, when they were only given 4 days notice to prepare for the show, I heard other guests shouting at staff and being very rude, when there was no need. They could not have been more helpful. The only thing I was not happy about was the fact our hotel was shutting and we had to go to Riviara for 2 nights where the night club was not working and they were giving short messures to drink and the toilets were very smelly and dirty and not clean, the hall where we had entertainment was, smelt of cats wee, the entertainment hall they put the disco in and then said we couldn't smoke in there, yet smoking was allowed in there the day before, and smoking took the terriable smell of the room away, I dodnt like having to go to this hotel we should of had our own night club open and entertainment at our hotel which was much better, even our entertainment staff were sent to Riviara. I will be returning to Abou Sofiance hotel again, it is a 15min walk to the town centre where you have a nice harbour shops where if you say no thank you is not as hussle as sousse or monistar so you can pick up some good bargains, also you have a little zoo, fun fair and the musical fountain that noramally goes off around 8pm every evening, Also the best night club in the area Platinum Metalica which is only a short cab ride, Cabs are very cheap way of getting around.More
penolope_pitstop, redhill surrey
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