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 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.

Daily activity programme

Held by the pool and on the beach.

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twin room

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

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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wouldnt go back

looks lovely when you enter reception but on going to rooms very dated with very worn carpets in the corridors, food edible but very repetitive, only get good service if tipped. alcohol awful served in a wet glass pulled out of a dirty sink, poolside looks the part and animation team were freindly enough but for a 4* never in your life try 2* been to tunisia 8 times but never had this beforeMore

jackie m, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

disgrace abou sofiane

this was our 1st visit to the hotel!! the hotel staff and room was shocking, as had high expectations. the shower broke twice, the phone and tv, on top they didn't not fix the problems and charged us for ironing the clothes the draw also fell on my foot which caused injury and still not fixed. the staff were very rude and don't compensate and threated to call police if we don't pay small amount of ironing fee. also the gym equipment was broken and there was no entertainment in the evening. also they need to improve on the glasses of drink as very small and had to keep queuing for the drinks.More

Sanum H, Peterborough, England, United Kingdom

decided to visit sister hotel,glad we did

just arrived back travel 14=28 sept,.After visiting Port el kantaui two years ago at th dessole riviera,we decided to try the adjacent Dessole abou sofiane resort well we weren t disappointed, on arrival a large reception and bar area awaits you ,staff really politeful land courteou .we were shown to our room which was pleasant but was overlooking a a quiet side rd .we asked if a pool or sea view were available as we had asked previously,they said they would try to mover following morning after breakfast, true to their words they did, food and drink of a very good standard and variety ,Nb if you like a stronger drink just ask for a double as they do use quiet a lot of ice, glasses were of short supply at times something they are working on to improve so try to hang onto your glass , no restrictions on amount of drinks bar open 10.00 am till 12.00 midnight late disco bar till 2.00amMore

scouseWalsall, walsall

Home from Home

This was our fourth visit to the hotel and we are returning in October. My husband and children love it here as we are always made to feel welcome by the Staff and the entertainment team are always eager to please and work extremely hard. The food in the restaurant is varied and there is plenty to choose from so you won't go hungry. The cocktails are very good, especially the ones that Farti makes, he is a true gentleman. The only real downside is that the sporting equipment could do with updating, as the one table available for ping pong was all bent in the middle and the bats had seen better days. The gym equipment was broken aswell which was a bit disappointing. The evening entertainment was good and the nightclub is a bonus, however, we did find it really frustrating that the DJ keeps playing all banging music instead of popular chart music, it made a lot of people leave early which was a shame, as it could have been a great night out if more people were in there. We did point this out to the Manager of the hotel, but I don't think he really heeded advice on this point as I noticed from someone else's recent review. As we don't get out much at home we like to party when we are on holiday and next time, it might be an idea if we take our chart cd's with us to give to the DJ!!! The harbour is lovely and only a short walk from the hotel and a good form of exercise when not laying around the pool. The beach is lovely but beware of jelly fish, I got stung but it soon passed by the evening. Not sure why but there does seem to be a few of them about and never noticed this in the past. The watersports are really fun on the beach, we tried the Crazy Shark which was absoloutely mad and our arms ached for the rest of the night!! Sad to go home but always nice to come back to.More

KazzanGazza, Kent

Best holiday of my life �� Beautiful place & lovely kind people

This was our first visit to Tunisia so we didn't know what to expect! The staff treated us like royalty, the animation team were fantastic entertainers! We booked a camel ride from Atif on the beach! He was brilliant, really friendly and gave us a good deal! Highly recommended to buy the camel trips through him and not the reps! The water sports guys are lovely & all the bar staff were fantastic! We tipped them all for such a great service! Very very happy with our stay here and I would recommend this hotel to every one, all ages & nationalitys! We have made so many friends and will definatley be coming back again this time next year (maybe even before then) lol! Beautiful happy place! Food & drink was spot on :-) great value for money!!! This hotel should be rated a "five star" this review is from Jemma & Sarah (two English girls)More


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