We arrived at the holiday village manar on Sunday 25th may we had a private transfer which took about 45mins from the airport. Upon arrival we were met by friendly staff with a nice cocktail and the check in was quick and easy as they had set up a desk especially for checking in the new arrivals.
We were in our room within ten minutes and our cases arrived a couple of minutes later. We stayed on the 4th floor in manar 1. In my opinion the rooms with the swim up pools didn't look too great - the pools were small and they were isolated away from the main pools, entertainment and bars which kind of defeats the object of going to a holiday village?
The hotel staff were really friendly and we didn't tip until the last day but we didn't feel like we were being ignored or treated differently to any other guests. The food was great, lots of choice and really well cooked! I didn't try the omelettes until the second from last day and I was gutted! They were lovely! There wasn't really a "full English" option but hey we are not in England!
We took our 8 yr old daughter and she loved the kids club that was Thompson run and had different activities every day - in the past we've been to kids clubs that just have a playground and drawing etc, however this kids club is the best I've seen! raft building, zorbing, archery, canoeing, discos, face painting and lots more.
The Entertainment team are fantastic day and night with activities all day around the main pool ( there are quieter pools too if you find the entertainment too loud)
In the evening they had a good range of entertainment in both the lobby bar and the main hall- something for everyone and plenty of audience participation. Special mention to Davey who without a doubt will be on TV one day!
Bottled water was free here which is a nice touch.
Beach is lovely and water sports looked great fun and well organised
Overall we were very impressed with this hotel it's not 5 star it's a good 4star (it's not 5 star prices!)
We did not do any of the excursions but we took a taxi to the Nabuel market which cost us 10 dinar each way including a tip - the Thompson excursion to the same market was 25 dinar per person so it's worth going it alone if you want to go and do some haggling.
I class myself as a normal down to earth person, I don't get irate about silly things (it makes me smile reading reviews from some people who witter on about silly things I think these are just miserable people)
If you have kids of any age go to this hotel and have a great holiday!
If you don't enjoy it then you are a miserable so and so! X
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Village Manar Hotel Hammamet
- Magic Life Manar Imperial Hammamet
- Magic Life Manar Imperial Hotel