Just returned from my 8th visit to Les Orangers, this hotel and it's staff seem to get better with every visit (if that was possible!!).
There are still staff working at the hotel who were there on our first visit in 1998 - it really is like meeting family again - the welcome is always so warm and genuine.
The hotel is always clean, is in a fabulous position right on the beach, set in gorgeous gardens, we normally stay in the beach front block, the rooms are spacious, comfortable and have glorious sea views across Hammamet bay. Plenty of room to enjoy the sun either on the beach, round the outdoor pool, the large seating area between the two bars - or if you like it very quiet and secluded the terraced area outside the indoor swimming pool.
Does anything about this hotel annoy me?
Yes! The petty complaints and moans - usually from British guests!
Not enough choice at breakfast!!?? What about eggs? hard boiled, soft boiled, scrambled, fried to your preferences. Turkey, pork or frankfurter style sausages, beans, omelettes (choice of ingredients), waffles, crepes, fresh doughnuts, choice of cereals, cold meats, cheeses, salad, cakes. Different types of bread, croissants, pastries - there is much more that I can't remember. Coffee choices, tea choices, fresh orange juice, choice of chilled juices.
There is always ample choices of meals at lunchtime or dinner, stews, pastas, chicken, fish, vegetarian, salads, soups, cakes, ice cream etc. Not to mention stirfry's, burgers, paninis, pizza and crepes served during the day.
Not all the choices were to my liking, for example I don't eat veal - but there was nothing wrong with the food - I certainly didn't go hungry, and there is always the a la carte menu if you want something different.
The hotel was catering for up to seven different nationalities whilst we were there, not just British! If you do have an issue with the food, or dietary requirements talk to the management - they will bend over backwards to help you.
I overheard guests complaining that if you didn't tip waiters etc. you received poor service, absolute rubbish!!! Do people think they would still be in a job if that was their attitude? It is worth remembering that tipping is customary in Tunisia (just as it is in America!), and a couple of dinar tip (about 80p), is not going to break the bank.
For first time visitors it is worth remembering you are in an African, mostly Muslim country - things are done differently here - but go with an open mind, have a go at bartering (if you feel brave), immerse yourself in the rich Tunisian culture and you'll have a great time.
We've already booked for a week in January at Les Orangers, our daughter loves the place and wants to celebrate her 21st birthday there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Orangers Beach Resort & Bungalows 4* ALL IN 24h/24 Certified ISO 9001/ ISO 22000/ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 The hotel is located on a superb immaculate beach of golden sand, guarantees all Safety for children and swimmers, overlooking the picturesque Fort Hammamet. Its beautiful setting of 12 ha of orange trees and jasmin flowers offers big space of relaxation and entertainment for both adults and childrens enjoying together unforgettable holidays. The orangers Beach Resort & Bungalows is situated 4 km away from Hammamet centre and at a 5 mins drive from both championship golf courses. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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