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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We stayed at this hotel from the 26th September to the 04th October. This is the first time we have been to this hotel but definitely not the last. The hotel was basic as it says on previous reviews so didn't have great expectations. The outlook of the hotel was beautiful the gardeners have really looked after the grounds with gorgeous flowers different colours and different smells that lingered. We found the food good, there was definitely more choice of a lunch time than of an evening. The waiters always remembered your face and got a table ready for you and cleared the plates away when you had finished them. There was a group of four of us a 20 something, 50 something and two 70 something women. The animation team made this holiday Dj Haider played all different types of music for all ages so know one was left out which we wasn't expecting, and the rest of the animation team Bobo, Sousou, Mario, Rio, Speedy, Arbi, Mimo, Kiko, Bagera, Yong, Savas, And Mimi all made us feel welcome always having time to stop and say hello and ask how you are. They encouraged you to join in without pressuring you to do so. The reception staff were very helpful. Would definitely recommend this hotel no matter what age you are and will be going again next year.More


Hotel Fine,its some of the guests who arent.

Stayed here the last 2 weeks of September in a group of 5 of us.Rooms as said in previous reviews are basic but kept clean by the maid everyday.We always got clean towels and beach towels everyday(maybe because we left a tip of around 3 dinars(about £1.00)everyday to show our appreciation.Little fridge in room and safe.Bottle of water left everyday.Rooms of addequate size with fair size balcony.All areas of the hotel are kept clean and tidy with cleaners always busy Lovely well kept gardens.All staff friendly and polite.There is an exchange facility in the hotel which is handy as you cannot bring dinars out of the country we changed our money on a daily basis as to how much we needed and didnt get left with any extra currency surplus to requirements.Lovely sandy beach with watersports(some payable)there is a security guard on the beach to stop the sellers approaching you whilst you sun bathe which is good.Nice bar and snack facility on the beach. the food in all areas,restaurant,pool bar,beach bar all plenty of choice and enjoyable,Nightly shows,not the best of entertainment but ok,then a disco later on till 2 in the morning.As by the title of my review some of the guests(not many)were a bit rude but if you ignore it it doesnt become much of a problem,this is obviously not the hotels fault and talking to some of the waiters they also have to put up with these guests.We did a couple of trips,quad biking which was fun and the 2 day sahara trip,good to see lots of the sites of Tunisia but a long time travelling on the coach I would say about 80 o/o of the trip but reasonal value for money.All in all a good hotel ,No cause for complaint,One word of warning,Enfidha airport is an utter nightmare,we arrived with about 6 other flights all at the same time and it was queue after queue.I would hate to be at the airport in the height of the season!! All in all a good holiday though.More

austincrew, london

Good Value for Money

This hotel was better than I expected, considering what we paid for the holiday. The rooms very clean and big enough. Our room maid was excellent and was always happy to help. You get pool towels in your room and they are meant to be changed every two days, but they don't get changed because you are normally using them. It's not a big problem though, we just found the maid and she changed them when ever we asked. The bathrooms could do with updating, but they were clean and usable. The food was fine, we could always find something that we liked, our favorite meal was lunch time in the main restaurant, the salads were excellent. I have a very sweet tooth and the pudding were also great. they were very similar each day, but you had at least 10 to 15 choices both at lunch and dinner and there was always fresh fruit available. For me the only meal that disappointed was breakfast, always ques for eggs and omelettes as quite often only half the hot plate worked. Again you could always find something to eat and if you want 5* then pay for it. The staff on the whole were very friendly and helpful and at the end of the day we have a really good time, and really couldn't complain about anything.More

EmersonsBristolUK, Bristol UK

Nice beach

Travelled in the June so weather wasn't great but was still hot most days. Quick transfer which was good, check in was fairly quick arrived about 2pm so went straight outside to sunbathe. Restaurant was large and clean very busy though food was ok outside BBQ was good. The entertainment was on every night and then a "disco" afterwards until early hours The beach was lovely and the "selling" guys couldn't approach anyone, so if we wanted to have a look at there "tat" we could go to them. Only downside was the pool area not much space and a bit basicMore

Victoria F, Stamford, United Kingdom

Back after 4 years

We went back after a 4 year gap and were really pleased with the Hotel under the Dessole group. The staff as always were really friendly and helpful from the maids to the management. This was our 6th time here and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel was spotlessly clean, when we did have a problem with ants in our room following a rain storm the maintenance team were on it immediately. My husband has a breathing machine at night and needed an extension lead, this was done within 30 mins of asking. The animation team are great fun and full of enthusiasm. My Son and his Fiancée were arriving the day we left and I asked the manager if he could arrange for them to have a sea view. Not only did he give them one of the best rooms in the hotel he arranged for a fruit bowl to be sent to their room. They arrived home today saying that they also had a fantastic holiday and that they would be going back. My Parents were not able to go this year but have been here many times in the past. We will all be going back next year.More

kezzKent, kent

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