We have just returned from our 9th visit to Tunisia, and for the first time, I have very little good to say.
We booked hotel Samira club Hammamet for a two week stay, our first mistake! although the place is clean and the food quite good, the accommodation is in cave like bungalows with bars in the windows, liks a cell, the walls are so thin, that you here the conversations of neighbouring units, and the view is a row in front of you. it is geared to younger people 18-30 group and full of drunken European and Russians. could not get a sleep for the noise of them coming and going and constant club music boom booming all day and night til 2am! great for the younger guests, but over 50s, forget it! witnessed a few brawls, and one at 5pm in reception area between French and Dutch GIRLS! had had enough by then, and asked to be moved. Our rep Samir, from A! travel. was fantastic and got us moved as soon as was possible. However! We moved to the Hotel President and Tunisian village Hammamet, BIG MISTAKE! Little Russia would be a better name, 90% of guests were Russian, 7 British and the rest French and Italian. All Inc drinks? vodka that tasted like paint stripper, boucha, watered down wine or beer that was either flat, or so full of gas that it burned your tongue. Food! queue up in a line for an eternity, to have what stew or chicken or meatballs were being served, doled out to you, like in a prison line, 3 meatballs, or 3 or 4 pieces of meat from the stew! lots of bread and salad though! 6 strawberries per person ect ect. BREAKFAST! scrambled eggs or omelette cut in strips or some kind of rice thing were the only hot options, but plenty of bread and salad lol, DIABOLICAL! we ate out all week. The animation team were great, always taking time to sit with us and chat, but we could not really understand the shows, what was being said, while the Russians were having a jolly laughing time! this hotel is deffinately NOT for the British. Have to add, this was our first and last visit to this end of Tunisia, but it will not put us off going back to Monastir, Skanes, Port el Kantoui and Souse, where we have always had great Holidays.
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