I have already written two reviews for this hotel over the last four years but just seen the latest review by another holiday maker and have to correct the information they have given regarding car hire. There is a large main supermarket which is just a 5 minute walk away and another 10 minute walk and you will be in the town centre where there are loads of shops and a huge market every Friday until 4pm. Although I cannot recommend this hotel anymore I have to say you do NOT need to hire a car to get around as everything is so close.
I had read some poor trip advisor reviews for this 3* hotel but thought it would be okay due to the cheap price of £350 for 2 for 10 days. Firstly it is isolated and not within walking distance of any shops. Hiring a car is a must! On arrival from the outside of the hotel it looked derelict and very run down. The remaining hotel proved to be the same. The reception staff were not overly welcoming and continued like that throughout the stay and you felt that you were disturbing them whenever you asked a question. There was no map or explanation of where anything could be found in the hotel. Meal times were jotted on a card for us. Luckily there was a porter who helped us to find our room and pointed out pool and restaurant. The room again was run down with the need of painting and a new shower. The room was big with a room with double bed plus adjoining with twin beds. No balcony. Limited hanging space and the shelves in the other cupboard had a damp smell. Don't leave any food or sweet drink out because you will have a room full of ants. Plus despite using insect repellant I obtained many mosquito bites during my stay. The food was limited with only a few different dishes at each meal and these were often the same every day. The tables were not laid and you had to help yourself to cutlery and go to a 'bar' and request your drink. The all inclusive was the worst I've ever had - only 4 local spirits, local lager, and soft drinks. Red and white wine available but not nice and sometimes had been open too long! One bar open, one shop, no day time activities, hardly any other guests and more animation team - we actually felt like the place was closed and they'd accidentally taken our booking. More people arrived towards to end of the stay but still well under capacity. We hired a car and went out most days and ate out of the hotel. Evening entertainment was amusing and animation team tried to make people enjoy their stay. Not much else to say. Cheap but not very Cheerful - sorry
This is our second stay at this hotel and the difference in three years is HUGE!!!!
My boyfriend and I arrived late at night and were checked into a double room over looking the car park. I advised th...
We arrived at the hotel at 7 pm after a long day, very tired after waiting two hours at the airport to get our luggage and travelling through the streets of hammamet and Nabeul without knowing what time we'll get there (we were a group of tourists spread along the beach of hammamet and Nabeul). When we got of the bus in front of the hotel it was already dark and the driver encouraged us with the words: not very good, catastrophe. As we got inside, the reception area looked quite nice and after filling out some papers, he handed us the keys to our room. Please be aware to tip the guy at the reception to get a better room because ours was horrible: except the view, there was nothing in that room that could be rated 4 stars: the bathroom was dirty, stains everywhere, no tv, no hair dryer, no phone, only two sockets -one in the room and the other one in the bathroom- and there were days when they took the towels without getting fresh ones back (not that we used them). The food was sometimes ok but there were times when I found nothing to eat (except the watermelons), you could get pizza at lunch but you had to wait in a long line. At breakfast there was the possibility to eat omelet, milk and cereal (didn't try but they were there).
What I liked at this location were the two pools (very well kept and cleaned every morning at 6), the beach (white sand and clear water), the people in the annimation team did a very good job, they had also a very nice show for the kids every evening, the additional activities that were organised for the tourists (sports, trips, party at night, etc.)
As this was the 2nd holiday this year, I am not sorry for choosing this location but if I were to visit Tunisia again I would choose a 5 star hotel in Sousse or Monastir. I wanted a hotel somewhere in the city because I wanted to visit a little bit around but Nabeul is not a good option.