This is the 1st time I have ever bothered to write a review of a Hotel, but felt it only right as my wife and I avidly read all reviews before booking ourselves! We have stayed at the Oceana many times over the last couple of years, we tend to book for 4 weeks at a time. I cannot praise the staff highly enough from the cleaning ladies to the reception staff, their open friendly approach always with a smile and a "how are you", goes a long way. Cleanliness of the Hotel is 2nd to none, clean sheets/towels every day and usually flowers etc on the bed. Staying for 4 weeks puts a different perspective on the food as I know several people report on repetative food. To be honest, as a very fussy eater I have to say that overall the different menus were about as far as the chefs could go. My wife (known as the Shrimp Lady) was given prawns/shrimps etc every night as she is not a big meat eater and she enjoyed the fish very much, thank you if you read this. There is a new manager at the Hotel from Portugal ( Mr Neves, really nice guy)who is trying to improve what is already a good standard trying new things etc, and my wife and I feel that once he has implimented his ideas a currently very good Hotel will become excellent. Of note, for those of us that like to try and keep a little slim over our hol's he is planning to renovate the gymnasuim in the near future. To finish, all I can say is please remember to give a smile and a how are you occasionally to the staff, it goes a long way, unlike some of our friends from other countries! If you go to Yassmine Hamammet and the weather is ok, a 20 min walk along the beach is great, but a 4 Dinar taxi back is better! The Medina at Hamammet, take your husband, that's all I will say. Shops, any not fixed price, you must haggle or you will be ripped off. Beach sellers with Sarongs, don't pay more that 10 Dinar, even if he starts at 35, he is taking the mick and trying it on. Will stop now as I have dribbled on enough, bottom line, smashing Hotel, not for kids as there is nothing for them to do, if you are looking for 5 star entertainment again forget. If though you are looking for a relaxing, friendly, clean, away from it holiday, then I guess like us you might just have found it. Of note we have just booked for May 2011, might see you there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located in Hammamet-Jinene * Situated on the beach * Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach * 4-storey building surrounded by 70,000 m2 of gardens * 8 km from Hammamet's old quarter * 2 km from various shops * 60/95 km from the Tunis/Monastir airports * 40 km from Enfidha airport * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Palace Oceana Hammamet