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hi looking to go to hammamet in may 2011 to the hotel les citronniers is the hotel near shops and restaurants and what day trips can you do from hammamet also any info on sahara trip any info on hammamet and this hotel would be welcome

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Hi,

We have stayed at Les Citronniers 5 times and love it. There are quite a few shops around the hotel, although it is about a 30 minute walk to Hammamet town. Turn left when you go out of the hotel, then right at the top of the street and keep on going. We went on the Sahara trip - 2 days filled with lots of things to do but very tiring. We also went to Frigula Park. - a trip to a zoo and then your meal and wine with a show - zulu dancers and belly dancers - the zulu dancers are really worth seeing. You can also go to Sidi Bou Said (the blue and white village which is beautiful), also Carthage and the Bardow museum. It's worth getting on a bus and taking a day trip to Tunis. If I can help you with anything else, please don't be afraid to ask, but you'll deff enjoy Les Citronniers. x

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We're dropping in on Les Citronniers for 4 nights in November, so thanks for that Yvonne.

We've booked with Travel Republic, £49.23 (total) for 2 of us B&B.

We'll give the belly dancers a miss though, I can watch the Mrs wobble her belly for nothing!

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HiLancasterLad,

I just remembered, when you get to Citronniers you can, if you want, pay £5 each for your evening meals, you get a lovely 3 course meal for that. We are going to Tunisia in November as well, but unfortunately we couldn't get booked in to Citronniers this time, we are going to Miramar (just across the road).

Enjoy Tunisia

Yvonne

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thanks yvonne i am looking forward to it did you book sahara trip through tour reps or local in hammamet

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Hi Annien,

We book with the rep in the hotel, but I'm sure it can be booked independently as well. The only thing about the Sahara trip are all the extras, if you want to go for the ride on the camel it's extra, (but really worth doing,) You get on your camel and ride out into the desert for about half an hour then you get off and watch the sun setting over the Sahara, then ride back. They also do horse and carriage rides through an oasis. These are all extras, we were ok as we had money with us but some others on the trip thought everything was included and didn't bring money with them. Just to warn you in case you missed out because you didn't have the money with you. HOpe you have a wonderful time. Let me know how you get on.

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hi we are still going to hammamet in may but now staying at the emira hotel and we defiantly want to do the 2 day sahara trip who is the best to book this with also any info on hammamet would be welcome thanking you

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Interesting reading other reviews. We to found the hotel an excellent base (B&B) for exploring. Hotel food very good and cheap, 12 (£6) dinars for a four course set menu ? High standard of cleanliness and friendly staff. Best rooms 312 to 318 quiet side, top floor.

Easy to get train to Tunis, Sousse or anywhere north or south. Just get a taxi to Birbouregba station.

Hotel beach nice and clean, however first week of holiday the walk to Hammamet was littered everywhere with anything from plastic bottles to nappies ! A week later they had a massive clear up and it was fine. Watch out for the scammers to who offer euros for your pounds and then may run off with your bags or purse and don't leave your bags and shopping on the non private parts of the beaches they will be nicked too !

Hammamet a great place, fun haggling in the medina and good food to be had, check out Restovert, wacky place ! Chez Achour is a beautiful place for an evening meal which is not expensive £30 max for three courses and a bottle of wine for two set amongst the fig trees.

Nabeul is also worth going to for the medina and shopping alike. Interesting museum there and good food. Always eat where the Tunisians' eat, it worked for us and we were never disappointed.

All in all a much more down to earth holiday without the glitzy likes of El Kantaoui etc.

Just remember your in an Islamic country and as such respect it so !

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Good posting exploresun.

Les Citronniers is an excellent inexpensive base. We really enjoyed it.

Just down the road from the ultra 5* of Les Orangers, but without the price tag.

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could some1 please tell us the cost of a beer at the hotel now also is zo-zo's still open?

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Hi Matt and Karen,

We were in Tunisia at the end of November, and although we didn't stay this time in Les Citronnaires we visited often, as far as I remember the price of a coke and a large beer was less than 5 dinar. (Around £2.25.) Zo Zo's is still open and it's still the same man running it. We had a lovely cheese sandwich in Zo Zo's for our lunch one day and in Citronnaires we had a brilliant chicken sandwich each, pint of beer and diet coke for less than £5.

When are you going, hope you have a brilliant time. Yvonne

Edited: 09 January 2011, 21:53
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