This is our 4th consecutive visit to this hotel, having been there once before that in 2000, making five visits in total. Since 2000 it has developed quite a bit. It is now "All Inclusive" so once you have paid for your trip, you should encounter little or no other expenses. In our case, the extra costs were for our golfing and/or small purchases. Staff are very friendly, remembered us from last year, only too willing to assist, and pleasant at all times. We saw "our" waiter from previous visits, but we were seated at a different area of the restaurant this year, so were tended to by two other, equally nice, waiters. It was my husband's birthday on our last day, and he was presented with a birthday cake and a rousing of "Happy birthday to you" from a selection of waiters!! Very nice !
For the first time this year, we heard more English being spoken (with First Choice Travel), whereas we have always travelled with Luxair (we are ex-pats living in Luxembourg). The majority of guests this year though, were Belgians, mostly Flemish speaking !! There were LOTS of them ! No-one was unruly though, just a bit loud !
Downside this year, food ..... very much the same selection every single day at the Pool Restaurant, and not such good quality in the main restaurant, which is a shame, as we have have really good food in previous years. 10 days was enough, two weeks would have been too long.
Still, it's a lovely hotel, fantastic pool, near to the beach, nice golf course and all in all a nice place to stay.
We have done excursions in previous years, but this year, just stayed in and around the hotel and golf.
One very important point to mention : the ATM Machine at the hotel only accepts VISA cards. We ended up short of cash, as we only had Mastercard with us, and had to cash in all our EUROS.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located on the island of Djerba * 3-storey building, oriental style architecture * Surrounded by 20,000 m2 of garden * Opposite the "Djerba" 27-hole golf course * 200 m from the beach * Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach * 6 km from downtown Midoun * 18 km from downtown Houmt Souk * 6 km from various shops * 25 km from the Djerba airport ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Riu Palace Royal Garden