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“Fantastic holiday, golfing paradise”
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The Sindbad
Ranked #29 of 117 Hotels in Hammamet
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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57 reviews
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“Fantastic holiday, golfing paradise”
Reviewed 9 June 2011

We went as three couples on a golfing package, and stayed at the Sindbad bed and breakfast. The hotel was first class - breakfast excellent - we tried one of the pension meals and it was OK. But the Thai restaurant was good and the a la carte restaurant very good. The hotel is very well situated with a good lay-out of low rise blocks in the Arabic/Spanish style. We ventured out for evening meals in Hammamet and that was fine - best was the Barbe Rousse in the Kasbah at the Medina. The golf was great - sadly for Tunisia the courses were virtually deserted, that meant very enjoyable golf for us on top notch courses (Le Foret, Les Oliviers, the Yasmin)

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2011

Nice hotel with friendly staff, I may consider going there again. However i felt slightly disappointed when arriving in the hotel since it didnt look as good as it did in the photos. The pool and bar area were nicely decorated and seemed five star but other areas such as the restaurants, reception and beach area need updating. The beach area was a bit tatty and the matresses and towels were old. Food generally nice but probably not five star. Since i had paid around 300 pounds i expected a bit more. Some of the rooms were rather small. The hotel did have its own character and some nice garden areas, the spa is definitely worth a visit since the treatments were excellent and good value.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Cardiff UK
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Reviewed 4 June 2011

The Sinbad is a very nice, well run hotel with an excellent staff to match. The rooms are in small links scattered through lovely gardens connected by paths which also lead to the beach which has good quality sand, a good view of the bay, excellent sun canopies, sunbeds, cushions and beach towels brought to you by excellent staff. We were half board and the food was plentiful and of good quality. The lunchtime snacks are inclined to be expensive but you can catch a taxi into Hammamet and back for a very good lunch at a restaurant with beer and wine for a fraction of the cost at the hotel. Our favourite was a little garden restaurant on a corner diagonally opposite the tourist information office about 150 metres north of the medina.

Beware if you pay extra for a room with a sea view. Ours certainly had a sea view but only when you were standing, if you sat on the balcony to enjoy your morning tea or predinner drink you will be faced with a 4'6'' blank wall! (Room 207)

Room Tip: Difficult to tell due to the maze like layout.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2011

Hotel being renovated and painted at time of visit with plenty of work left to complete. We were given a ground floor room which have minimal outside balcony space and also allows access to anyone walking around the hotel. So much that we had 2 pairs of training shoes and a camera taken whilst we were inside the room with the door open. dont leave your belongings out!! The hotel is nice but the town and the area surrounding is very run down with local youths hanging around the beach who are intimidating especially if you are female and walking/running on the beach alone. Could of been so much better but not all hotels fault!
Hotel very quiet with the average age around 60 years,nothing for kids to do in the hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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ashdown forest
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Reviewed 10 April 2011

Just had a week's golf at Citrus and Yasmine whilst staying at the Sinbad. We had a great time but there were hardly any other guests there. There were 12 of us; the average daily occupancy seemed to be around 40 people.The golf courses were empty. The transfers were brilliant - never waited a second.
So, lots of staff just dying to do stuff for you. We ate in the hotel restaurant which was good. Buffets some nights a la carte the others. I am a vegetarian; plenty of choice.
We used the Pub 19 which was fine and almost exclusively our own. Mohammed kept us topped up.
The Spa was great- Dousah does a great job.
We met Mobruk referrred to in earlier Reviews--we gave him a copy of his Review and his face was a picture.
Kaiyati managed to get the management to let us keep our rooms as we had a late flight - we therefore lunched at the hotel's restaurant on the beach which was fine with lots of Tunisian family groups.
The rooms were big and everything worked- the wifi signal is weak in the room - there are 2 pc's in reception which work fine - free, but they request you restrict to 15 minutes.
So please give this Hotel a go.
Yes they have had a rebellion
Yes there is a civil war going on in a neighbouring country.
Hammamet is however safe and i know you will get a warm welcome at the Sinbad

Room Tip: It's easy to get lost!!
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  • Stayed April 2011
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Wiltshire
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Reviewed 30 March 2011

December was a bad choice as it was colder than usual. Our room in a shady part of the grounds was denied sight of the sea by the trees. On half-board basis, buffet dinners were available three nights each week. As the a la carte meals on the other nights were in the nature of a lottery, the former was our preferred choice.

All drinks were too pricey - even the local beer was five times the shop price. Of course guests were not allowed to bring in drinks - not even water! Post dinner entertainment on most nights was an electronic keyboard accompanying a middle-aged Tunisian male singer. On one night each week the mandatory belly dancer displayed her 'talents' to the accompaniment of the same two-piece combo.

In the town centre, about a kilometre away, are inexpensive and hygienic Therapeutic Clinics and restaurants. We patronised these establishments in preference to the hotel's facilities.

Christmas and New Year's dinners were compulsory and attracted a premium of £25 per person.The seating arrangement was decided by 'Management' and all tables in close proximity to the band and dancefloor (cabaret), were reserved for 'locals' , none of whom had the good grace to be punctual. Some parties came in up to two hours late which had implications for all the hotel guests, as the planned waiter service was disrupted. Our table was denied a dessert - but the drink and dance made up for it!!!

Supposedly a five-star hotel, evidently standards have fallen since qualifying!

Room Tip: Less than a mile to the town centre, have your me
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  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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BRIGHTON ENGLAND
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Reviewed 29 March 2011

Think I must be a lot pickier than past reviewers. This hotel is ok but not great. The rooms are a good size, beds and bedding were old and uncomfortable. We also had an incident where someone tried to gain access to the room via the balcony at three in the morning, which was quite terrifying. The management did attend and offered to change our room there and then but given the hour we declined and just barricaded the balconly door with furniture. Needless to say this rather spoiled our enjoyment of the room for the rest of the trip. There was a lot of building work going on around the hotel (of rather dubious quality I might add) especially around the pool/beach area.

What I imagine is perceived to be the 'Best Area' is around the infinity pool which on first glance looks very upmarket, and clearly justifies to the hotel the hike in prices compared to other bars, but once you sit down and look around you realise it's actually a bit tatty and again the work isn't of a high standard.

On the last day we asked for a late check out as we had a late flight back to the UK, we were offered up to two o'clock which we accepted only to find out that another couple on the same flight had been offered five o'clock at no extra expense. (we had been offered five pm at a a supplement) While checking out I challenged the front desk about this and they claimed to have no knowledge of this. After 15mins we were offered to have the room back, I pointed out that we had already showered, changed and packed so there was little point. I realise that this is an extra perk and the hotel are entitled to refuse but seeing the hotel could not have been more that 20% full I did not think unreasonable to ask and was only upset that others had been given a better deal.

One of the best things about the hotel was our driver Mabrouk who collected us from the airport and took us on a full day tour of Tunis and Carthage and then back to the airport. He was quite delightful keeping up a constant chatter, smiling and laughing, unlike some of the other members of staff who were quite often surly and a bit grumpy.

All in all not the best, but suited for the purpose of the trip to see Carthage and the Museums.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Sindbad
Address: Avenue des Nations Unies, Hammamet 8050, Tunisia
Region: Tunisia > Nabeul Governorate > Hammamet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Hammamet
#20 Romantic Hotel in Hammamet
#22 Spa Hotel in Hammamet
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Hammamet
#26 Family Hotel in Hammamet
#27 Luxury Hotel in Hammamet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sindbad 5*
Number of rooms: 154
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a magnificent lush garden surrounded by palm trees and exotic plants you will find The Sindbad a charming hotel. Guest accommodation is in Moorish-styled bungalows with all comfort and amenities necessary to ensure a relaxing holiday. The 145 rooms and 9 suites have been entirely refurbished and are decorated in a contemporary style with an oriental touch. Be seduced by our exceptional service and our refined cuisine, offering flavours from around the world at anyone of our four restaurants. For your well being and relaxation, the hotel offers a choice of three swimming pools, one fitness room, a spa centre, yoga courses and in close proximity a horse riding centre. The Sindbad is a part owner of one of Tunisia's most beautiful golf courses, Citrus golf. Guests at our hotel benefit from a free shuttle bus and reduced green fee rates. Enjoy the charm, tranquility and pleasure of The Sindbad with us. ... more   less 
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