We've just got back from a holiday here a few days back - 2 adults, 2 kids (10 and 12) and heres my review. Ill try and break it down in to sections to make it easier to read :)
HOTEL - Bedrooms This is about the only criticism I really had about the whole holiday, so best get it out of the way at the start. The rooms are basic, but very clean, the cleaners do a great job everyday. We had a family room which was basically a double room with some bunk beds pushed in, so it was a bit tight for the 4 of us. The beds are very hard, great if you have a bad back maybe, but I didnt find them comfortable. The bathroom, again, whilst functional and clean, it could have done with a bit of a refresh / refit, all the fittings had seen better days, tiles had been repaired with silicone etc. The Air con in the room, in comparison to other Tunisian Hotels, was the best Ive experienced (although its still not an icy blast) and with it on at night, we found you had to get under the sheets on the bed to stay warm - with no air con youd be on top of the bed sweating all night! Wifi is offered, but only available in the lobby. It was very tricky to connect at busy times (meal times and evening), but ok at other times of the day.
HOTEL - Resturants This hotel has the main resturant and many bars located around, the beach bar the only other place to do food. Breakfast was served in the main resturant and had a massive selection, fresh crepes, omlettes, pastries, fruit, plus other cooked items, After breakfast the pool bar offered snacks (fresh crepes) until lunch, and ice cream all day. The main resturant again served a good variety of food, but we chose the beach bar - here you could get burgers, hot dogs, chips etc. Main meals were served in the main resturant, Ive read the reviews about lack of choice, but I guess that is more lack of not wanting to try other things. Your not going to get a KFC / McDonnalds menu here, but you did get a salad bar, with 15-20 different items, plus breads and sauces. On the hot platters again you had 10-15 hot dishes, from stuffed peppers, to beef stew, to whole fish, to filited battered fish, meat balls, burgers etc to name a few. They also had a pasta bar with 3 different pastas and sauces to mix and match, plus a fresh counter were they had a chef serving / slicing something fresh every day. For pud, there musy have been 10+ different cakes and mousses to choose from, plus fruit. We were there 10 days, and I dont think I ate the same thing twice!
HOTEL - Location This was pretty good, only a 30 min transfer! We walked about 20 mins to the Marina in Port El Kantaoui and got a taxi back. Sousse is also only 20 mins away in a Taxi (10 dinars ~ £3.50). The hotel also sits on the beach, so its only a 50m walk from hotel to the pool, and then another 50m to the beach.
All the staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpful. Tipping will get you a much better service and its pretty much expected. A couple of dinar is normally enough (60p) but for this waiters will keep topping your drinks up, reserve you tables and even sun loungers!! The latter is a must as no matter what time you get up, someone has already been round and thrown towels on the loungers! The Animation team are also great, and work to everyone entertained. They generally start at 10am with some aqua aerobics, then water polo, volleyball, darts, archery etc etc, and finish the night off with a show!
I hope this review has been helpful, and as mentioned my only criticism is of the bedrooms, and to be fair you dont spend that much time in there anyway - and when you do you have your eyes shut!
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- Also Known As:
- Resort All Inclusive Abou Sofiane
- Occidental Abou Sofiane
- Allegro Abou Sofiane
- Abou Sofiane Hotel
- Hotel Abou Sofiane Tunisia/Port El Kantaoui