Me, my husband, my 1 year old and my mum have been home from this hotel for 3 days.
Its a bit of a mixed bag really. All the hotel staff are lovely, especially the animation team. They are fantastic with the kids and they work really hard. They go out of their way to speak to you or just to wave at you. They are a credit to the hotel.
The food is really nice, the waiters are great. Only downside is it is pretty much the same foods at dinner and tea every day, and I found breakfast there isnt really much choice at all.
The hotel itself is in dire need of a refurb. The walls in the corridor leading to our room had some sort of pen lines all over them. Our room was spacious and clean but the drawers were very rickety and got stuck a few times. The cot provided for our baby was very old and not very big. The bathroom was fine, nice big sink and mirror. Bath was tiny in width. There were ants on the floor in there and on the bedroom floor. Needs a good few licks of paint and more modern furniture.
Lobby and reception is lovely, very modern and pretty. Lovely big sofa and open fireplace. Seems as though thats where the decorating attention has gone and the rooms forgotten about.
The outdoors and pools are shared with the Royal Salem hotel right next door, so there are a lot of grounds which are nice to walk round, and its not too far to the beach. There is a man trying to flog dodgy cigarettes for 1 dinar (about 42p). Your holiday rep will warn you about this, they are full of ANYTHING but tobacco and nicotine. Think camel dung and soil.
Found out on the first day that we were unable to get snacks as they close the snack bar during quieter months which we were not told and which i think is unfair.
We all got sickness bugs the last few days of being here, not sure where from or how and Im not pinning blame on the hotel either. I think it was just one of those things.
Overall we had a good time, probably wont return until some major refurbishing has been done.
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