Pros: relaxing holiday, trips out available if you want to sightsee, very cheap for souvenirs, taxis etc, weather was hot but not humid.
Cons: A small number of the staff were occasionally rude, sometimes took a long time to be served for drinks (would recommend ordering two at a time!)
After reading a few reviews on this hotel I was slightly apprehensive about some aspects of the hotel. From the moment we arrived, however, the staff looked after us well. Our rooms were ready at around 11am when we arrived at the hotel even though this is before the check-in time. We were greeted by a cold damp towel and refreshing drink upon arrival. After unpacking and getting changed we went down help ourselves to the food from the BBQ when it opened at 12. The food is always good, usually a meat and a fish option which changes daily and then lots of other accompaniments including lasagna, cous cous, curry and large array of salads. There is also pizza and chips for the less adventurous. The seating area for lunch is partly outside offering a lovely view of the beach and sea. We found that the service from the waiters for drinks is a lot quicker after leaving them 1 or 2 dinar (approx 40p/80p).
We had no problems finding suitable sun loungers on the beach and the pool. There are plenty to go around and we usually sat further away from the pool which was a lot quieter.
The rooms themselves are spacious. I was a little disappointed about the table and chairs on the balcony as they were so low down you couldn't really sit on them and see over the balcony! The air con is really effective and quiet. The rooms were cleaned to a good standard each day. Our shower had a slight problem where it would suddenly turn very cold in the middle of your shower.
The food at dinner is similar to that at lunch. Lots of meat, salad and fish. Not many vegetarian options! The ice cream (especially pistachio) is highly recommendable. Breakfast was similarly meaty, but also served cereals, croissants, cheeses and had a crepe/omelette station to add the fillings of your choice.
We went to both a la carte restaurants and would definitely recommend them both! Great service even though there was only one waiter serving. Food came quickly and glasses of wine always topped up!
As for the area there are a couple of shops in the immediate area - just a few minutes walk. One is a large souvenir shop where the prices are decent and fixed. We took a taxi to the Medina in Hammamet a couple of times. This costs around 5 dinar (£2) each way. You will get hassled but as long as you say No or just ignore them they will leave you alone eventually! We managed to get a lot of bargains from the shops there. We also went to the newly built 'Medina' in Yasmine-Hammamet which is a really nice place for a day/evening out.
The excursions with Thomas Cook are good. I would recommend the 3-in-1 trip to the Berber village, Animal Park and boat trip. The Nabuel/wine tasting trip was also worth it.
In the hotel Wifi isn't particularly great so don't expect to be able to Skype etc! Beach towels can be hired from the hotel for a small deposit which is later returned.
All in all we had a brilliant holiday. There were lots of other couples of all ages and would say it's a great place just to relax and have fun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The SENTIDO Aziza Beach Golf & Spa is one of the best hotels in Hammamet. It is characterized by a harmoniously integrated architecture into the natural site, and it offers all the comfort and luxury corresponding to expectations of demanding customers. Standing as a shareholder in the Golf Citrus, the hotel golf in Hammamet offers you training courses at reduced costs with a free shuttle between the hotel and the golf courses of Hammamet. The Aziza Beach Golf & Spa is qn ADULT ONLY (>16) hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Aziza Thalasso Golf