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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  • 380Rooms
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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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'Very relaxing holiday' .

My partner and I really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. We were in room 277 facing the sea which was very nice. The only problem throughout our holiday was the strength of the air conditioning. It was hardly working so our room was too warm unless there had been winds coming from the beach and we left our balcony open which made it a little cooler. The rooms were cleaned well every day with fresh linen. No problem with the food as there was a variety every day to suit most people. The WIFI we could only get in the hotel lobby. Overall a very clean hotel which we will visit again.More

trish065, england

Excellent Holiday.... This is for you Mallaui(Executive chef)

We stayed from the 31/08/14- 07/09/14 .... We had a great time... Where can we start we arrived at the hotel to a beautiful reception. quickly checked in and given your room, and safe key... which is free(bonus)... Room on the ground floor, immaculately clean! We headed off to find a drink and were greeted by the bar staff who showed us to the disco bar where we could get a drink... How can you complain 11-2 am drinks provided? Anyway after our drinks we headed off to reception to find out if there was a shop nearby - very helpful and directed to a shop 2 minutes outside of hotel. The next day we got up for breakfast and were met by the lovely waiters special mention to Fahrak and the duty manager at breakfast and lunchtime! They had our coffees ready every morning and always spent time chatting to us. After breakfast we headed off to the beach, WOW! beautiful.... We met Zou Zou the lifeguard who is a gem and looked after us the whole week - even checking the sea for jellyfish for us!! Haha. Same thing goes in the evening - waiters had our drinks ready and special mention to Mallaui - I think that is how you spell it and Marwen the lovely chefs who were always around to make sure you are enjoying your food. Can't comment on the animation as we just had a chilled holiday and spent our evenings in the lobby bar, but the team were always chatting away in the daytime- Fifi and Speedy were both lovely! ... Oh and I must mention the pancakes like everyone else, they are yummy! All in all a great holiday for our first time in Tunisia!More

LadyClairey, Cupar, United Kingdom

A wonderful relaxing holiday

Best thing to say was that after 14 days we didn't want to go home and could have done another fortnight. Safe comes as standard and drinks until 2am in the disco, pan cakes and ice cream by the pool bar throughout the day. Hotel bar closes at midnight. A last meal from 11pm until midnight in the main restaurant and cakes on about 4pm. Their is a beach bar and food so you don't have to throw on a t- shirt where chips, sandwiches and barbecue meats and various other choices. No computers in the hotel or locally or any taxi phones unless your going to Port El Kantaoui 5 Dinars by taxi). You can use the hotel phones but expensive at 3 dinars per minute. Sousse is only 10 dinars by taxi. The entertainment team make a lot of effort not superb but they do try and volleyball, water polo, stretching, aerobics, Boules; Archery and many other things on offer. The volleyball needs a hose pipe to water the sand as very hot indeed on the feet. Tipping the bar staff definitely helps, and the waiter for the meals and the room maid all had benefits. The animation team are also the entertainment and several of the shows were actually quite funny and worth watching - which is high praise for us. The reception staff are all very dour and the only real poor reflection of the hotel, although they do their job just not keen on smiling or going the extra mile.More

holsman, North Wales

Second holiday this year

Very nice hotel been there a few times its not 5* but for the price be real don't expect it the place is a bit worn in some areas but they are refurbishing the place, everything is there for you beech with bar, main restaurant, disco with entertainment for the kids, 5mins taxi to marina and 15mins to town Sousse. Fathe Chabbah (fatti) is the top man at the main bar in reception. Some of the guests have been going there for over 20 years. Will be going back again next yearMore

Cassidypaul, Barnsley, United Kingdom

dont go

just got back 19.9.14 was our first time in tunisia and i will tell you now i wont be going back, i have been all over on holidays including goa which is a third world country but they treat you very well and will go out the way to help people with out tipping them: The only good thing about this hotel is the outside looks very nice rooms very basic and cleaned every day in a fashion, we met 2 older men when we got there and spent nights with them, they had both had stomach bugs and was robbed from there room twice money taken, On our arrival we were given a safe key free off charge,and was given a room on the 1st floor,they arrived 5 days before us and was put on the ground floor and not given a safe key,they locked there money in the case, the cleaner went in every day and left there balcony door open,this happened to a few more people who was also robbed,the guys went to the reception and reported it and they just didnt want to know ,they went to the manager and he was a total prat, he told them to see the maid, as ifff, it was her that was arranging the thefts,the REP he was a total waste of space too, i have never wrote a report before of my holiday, but this was a total waste of money,has for the entertainment its like play school,Food i am a bit fussy but my partner will have a go at anything,I would say it is basicnot very hot i had mash potato carrots and beef when it was on if not chip butties i was not impressed at all neither was my partner,The best thing about the holiday was the beach you get no hassle after you have tipped them. The pool area is just an accident waiting to happen, we had a few thunder storms while there and was walking around the pool it was wet and very very slippery,cracked tiles as well.dont think they know about safety inspections. I am writing this reveiw because if you work hard all year to have a holiday, DONT GO HERE. A and A from HullMore

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