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|We stayed at the Phenicia after a stay at a Sentido hotel in Turkey. |
We were really pleased with our stay here. We had a lovely holiday. Our stay was for 11 nights.
On arrival, we were given cool towels and a refreshing lemon drink. Registering did not take too long and then it was up to our room. I was worried about the room after reading some of the reviews, but my fears were needless, it was fine. Spacious, very clean and overlooking the gardens as we had requested. The bedding and towels looked as though they were changed daily.
The food was excellent. Always a huge choice of cold and hot food. Always fresh pasta with different sauces. Usually a carvery. Soup was delicious, as were the desserts. There was icecream that you served yourself.
We tried the Asian Restaurant and although the food was good, it was no better than the main restaurant. There was also a charge here.
The other restaurant we did not use. We asked to look at the menu, but there was nothing that we really wanted to try. Shame really, as it looked lovely, romantic too!
We are an older couple who would not normally join in with activities. Because of the first 5+ days without any sunshine, Dido managed to persuade us to 'have a go' at archery. He was a very good teacher (and archer) and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. My husband managed a decent score, I was rubbish (blame it onto my age, I am!)
These animation boys and girls work tirelessly to entertain. Their routines on the stage were awesome. The energy, and the remembering of countless routines leave you shaking your head in wonder.
All of the staff that we had dealings with were lovely. So attentive. We felt very 'cared for'.
The sun came out on the 6th day and was hot until the end of our holiday. We just laid in the sun and read our books (there is a small library of books in the Reps/wifi section). There is free wifi for laptops in the reception area. There is a fitness centre and indoor pool. A quiet pool and a large one where aerobics were carried out. And a shop for crisps, chocolate, nrewspapers, swimwear and gifts etc. We took our own travel kettle etc for the room.
The only down side with the Phenicia was the situation with the pool/beach towels. We have been to many hotels that supply these and do not usually take our own. There has been a point where you hand in dirty towels and collect clean and we take full advantage of this, changing them at the end of each day. At the Phenicia the pool towels are in the bedroom on arrival. We arrived on a Wednesday for an 11 night stay. In all of this time we did not have the pool towels changed. On enquiring, well into our holiday, we were told 'the Housekeeper changes them on Tuesdays and Saturdays'. This presumably means that you have to stay in your room until the clean towels are delivered! We did not meet anyone that had clean towels!!! Sentido must surely review this state of affairs. I dread to think what it is like in the heighth of Summer, with everyone using sweaty towels full of sun lotion day after day!
Other than that, we cannot fault the hotel and would have no hesitation in recommending it.
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|Hammamet lies about 46 miles from the airport at Tunis, and is a very large and well established resort, with an old fort and walled town. The medina is the start of the more modern phase of development, and has a great selection of 4 and 5 star hotels as well as the odd self-catering apartment block. Plenty of water sports are available during the summer months, from the sandy beaches that stretch for several miles in either direction. Shopping is very good, as the resort has an abundance of souvenir, gift and local kiosks that can cater for just about all your holiday needs. Horse and Camel rides are a must during your stay here, and as the evening draws in, bars and entertainment provided by the hotels will ensure a pleasant stay is guaranteed.|
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