Have just returned from this hotel and have to put a review on to prevent others from wasting their money..to start have to say we only paid £220 each half board with flights for this hotel, however we did book very last minute and other couples we met there had paid £450 each!!....first the location of the hotel is nothing like it is portraid in the photos...it is smack bang in the middle of high rise building site on a busy road in a not too good part of town...the hotel claims to have everything...it dosent!!!...the indoor pool/gym/spa is a shell and looks like it will still be a shell in 10 years time...the cafe bar, english pub and all the other lovely things it claims to have are dark and miserable areas throughout the hotel which all sell the same beer oh and a choice of tuna or cheese panni!...the pool and gardens are the only decent areas of the hotel but again it isn't quiet like the photos show and dosent advertise the fact that you will be bombarded daily by the the two locals flogging their camal caravan or boat trip and until you say a very firm no they will not leave you alone!! the rooms are modern(ish) and clean (thank goodness) we were on 5th floor overlooking a dumping ground, but lack silly things to bring them up to standard for instance, no door handle on outside patio door (Yep got locked out on balcony twice) paint drips all on the windows, damaged electrical fittings, poor dirty balcony furniture....we stayed half board and whilst yes there is a choice and yes it is hot it is very very repetative and very very bland....if you dont eat the eggs for breakfast you can guarantee you will be having them for dinner, also if you do like choice for your evening meal dont even bother trying to get something after 8pm, as by 7.30 the hordes of tunisian locals will have filled their plates up that high there is nothing but the dregs left!!! The hotel also claims to have entertainment, if you like big fat women screaching their souls out on a mic you will love it or the local band playing Bob Marley night after night then this is the place for you!!.....plus you are only 20 minutes walk from the delighful centre of sousse!!! my god, i have been to many parts of the world but this place wins hands down, how any holiday company can promote this as a holiday resort is a joke...it is the most dirtiest, smellest place i have ever visited, the locals are rude and refuse to understand that you dont wish to buy their fake fags, their drug stash (yep you will be offered everytype going whilst walking around), they refuse to accept you dont want a cab and when they finally get the picture that NO you dont want it they then turn nasty!!!....everyperson you meet will be trying to screw money out of you and whilst i dont normally generalise this is honestly the case, they dont understand cleanliness in the cafes and when you pop in, thinking this looks as, as some do look ok from the outside the stench of sewerage overwells you ..oh and be careful using cash point machines...i've just returned to find money taken out of my bank account!!!
if you have already booked this hotel, good luck, and if you want a day out to Port El Kantoui dont pay more then 5dinar for a cab...they will try and charge you 19!!!
few usfull tips if you do decide to visit tunisia......keep you boarding card for when you go through passport control, you need it to hand in with your green landing card....keep you landing card for when you return!!!....best tip of all is avoid the country, there are two many far nicer places to visit!!
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- Hotel Tej Marhaba
- Tej Marhaba Sousse
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