Hotel Dessole Abou Sofiane  

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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.

Coco Loco snack bar and restaurant

Overlook the beach while enjoying gourmet meals, snacks and drinks.

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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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An amazing holiday!!

We booked for a two week holiday at the hotel riveria which is the sister hotel and found ourselfs spending most of our time at the abou sofiane hotel . Hotel is lovely inside ,bar staff are very friendly.Reception area is comfortable and welcoming.Animation team are fantastic,,biggie,niño,speedy,go go,Dali,mi mi,Tanya. :-)... Would book next time to stay at this hotel. More

Heather S,

5* Holiday!

We booked it about 2 weeks in advance of actually going thinking it would just be a little bit of fun for the family. But we were not expecting to love it as much as we did! we had a lovely warm welcome from all of the entertainment staff and reception staff at our time of arrival, which was around 1pm on the Sunday. They were very friendly and made you feel at home straight away. All of the entertainment staff tried to speak to us on our first night to try and get to know one another, so by Monday morning you could easily speak and have conversations with them. All of the activities were very enjoyable and all the entertainment staff were there to help you at each activity. We became friends with every entertainer and tried lots of the activities, We got particularly close with:Biggie, Gogo, Speedy, Mimi, Nino, Momo, Tanya, Dali, we got closer to these because these were the original animators for when we arrived but while we were there they added Aymen(Babo) and Mimo. My favourite activity was Archery because all of the players who went were very helpful and supporting; it was like our own little family. I also took part in: Stretching, Darts, Aquagym, Midday Game and Zumba! The layout of the rooms is very well set out and you are never to far away from some sort of entertainment! So overall a brill holiday that we will definitely be coming back to in the near future!More

Becca_S99, York, United Kingdom

first class holiday

returned to this hotel as we stayed here last October and we had a fabulous time then....once again we had another fabulous time apart from it being a bit cooler than last October...many of the staff made a fuss of us as they remembered us...we felt very welcomed....all the staff work very hard and long hour but they have always got big smiles on their faces...in the mornings as we went to breakfast every chambermaid said good morning to us...we stayed for 2 weeks so the food does get a bit samie but it is always piping hot and delicious....very nice salad section....previous reviewers have mentioned a shortage of breakfast cups so do what regular guests do...pack a couple of cups...they dont mind you using your own cups....some previous reviewers have really slagged this hotel...well i dont think they stayed here,must of got this hotel mixed up with somewhere else.....this hotel and its sister hotel the Riveria which is just across the car park are owned by Tunisians but managed by the Dessole group which is a young Turkish management company and they are really working hard to please all their guests..(you can use the facilities at the Riveria hotel ) bear in mind that Dessole does have a office in Moscow so expect a lot of Russians...so we have a nice hotel,comfortable rooms,kind staff,good food,lovely pool area and a beautiful beach and a lovely heated indoor pool...what more do you want for the price...if you want a 5 star hotel then go somewhere else....we have met people there who have returned to the Abou Sofaine more than 20 times so they must be doing something right.. the animation team are all very friendly and just dont stop trying to ensure you have a great holiday so dont just sit there,join in with the fun,just a couple i would like to mention..gogo, biggie,speedy and tanya...and yes we will be going back,hopefully later this year as we just love this hotel.....More

john_willis2010, Sittingbourne, United Kingdom

An Amazing Time

We can only really echo the recent comments about this hotel. We have never been to a hotel where SO many people appear to have been returning for years. But after a week there we can see why. If you have booked this hotel, don't worry, it is lovely. The animation team and staff are all really helpful and it is certainly worth 4* - even though the rooms are a bit tired and outdoor pool is cold ! If you have heard Tunisian shop-keepers / beach hawkers are a problem - don't worry a polite 'No thank you' usually does the trick. They will engage in 'banter' once they know you are British but it is really not a problem. Beach hawkers can't bother you on the private beach, but you can approach them and make sure you 'haggle' for everything. Changing money in the hotel is commission free. Do a little at a time as you are unlikely to need a lot. You cant take it with you and the queue at the airport to change money back is huge ! Mosquito's are around and biting - take some spray. Entertainment / Disco on site - families until 11pm then it carries on til 2am - but you could not hear it from our room. Al A Carte - Tunisian & Italian night well worth doing and included in the All Inclusive. We found food and drink plentiful - with something for everyone. GoGo and Biggie were brilliant and really got everyone joining in. Giving tips is usual but certainly no pressure to do so. We had an amazing week !!More

fatzandfamily, Bristol

Lovely week holiday!

This was a last minute holiday that we booked a couple of weeks before we went. After reading some of the reviews we were a bit apprehensive of going, but honestly don't listen to the negative reviews! It was a great week and couldn't fault the place! The hotel was cleaned to a high standard, with the maids doing a good job of tidying our messy room everyday and giving us new towels and bedding everyday! All members of staff were welcoming and were very happy for a chat! Food was also to a high standard. I am a fussy eater and even I was able to find something that liked every day and night so don't listen to people who complain about it! Although these are all good points, the highlight of my holiday were the entertainment team! They work super hard everyday and try and get people to join in with a large variety of activities. They were all very good but especially Speedy, Nino, Gogo, Biggie and Tanya! Your holiday will be made by these and there will always be something to do, with Zumba and Archery being personal favourites! Overall, we loved this holiday and we are looking at going back in both August and September!More

EllieShepherd, York, United Kingdom

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