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The trains in Tunisia are remarkably good. We took the train from Tunis to Sousse and it was all very civilised. Luckily we had chosen to leave most of our baggage at the baggage deposit at the train station because there's not a lot of room for it on the train. Settling in to our seats we looked at the view, made some purchases from the trolley as …
Finally we made it to a beach after a week in Tunisia. The Hotel Amira in the Sousse medina was our cheapest hotel room yet (about $20/night). It was also our worst hotel room yet, or even worst in my last 5 years of traveling. If the sheets hadn't been clean, I'd say it was the worst room I've ever stayed in that is not in Athens. It was gross ( …
... of locals tried to sell us watches and sunglasses of the fake designer variety. Someone else was selling leather shoes. It would be nice not to be hassled on the beach; you expect it from market stalls because that's where you are trying to buy things - the beach is for relaxing.
As it's February, it's not a very busy place. However I would've thought that it would be very popular in the Summer. It ...
... everywhere last time so we decided to go again. Same as the other time, we stayed at the roof top of a cheap hostel which only cost 6 dinar (3 Euros) where we can get a panorama view of the whole medina and sleeping under the full moon with shinning stars at night. During the day, we went shopping in the market in the Medina where we had such an unforgettable time bargaining with the shopkeepers. Mostly because of the ...
... have a couple of tens, give him one( AS IF?) and ask him to come back.
The advantage of going this early is that i was not hassled by anyone as the locals were arriving/stall holders getting ready. Being an ex market stall lad (petticoat lane the real one that is!) i just went with the flow. Superb atmosphere and the place is awesome/huge think car boot plus veg plus fish plus livestock plus bike plus fruit plus pottery ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Emira Hammamet
Great Hotel, will be going back soon
Went to Hammemet for a 1st week in july, did an allocation on arrival so didnt know what to expect, was pleasantly surprised, the entertainment staff were great and really gorgeous well. As two girls travelling together they would tell us were to go and what to expect in the resort-all in all they were great and we're planning to go back before the season ends, the cleaners in the hotel and i would recommend using the beauty parlour downstairs in the hotel, Irish travellers you cant use a vodafone mobile out there and calls to home cost 2dinars per min, but the guys on the reception are lovely and really helpful too!! Stay away from the medina in Hammemet if you dont want to get hassled, go to the Medina in Carthage land in Yasmine Hammemet only around 7dinars in a cab and well worth it if you like finding bargains. Theres also a lovely Italian restaurant in there called La Verde very good food and very cheap.
i had a week here with my mum and 2 kids, my husband is tunisian and he also stayed with us, we found the hotel to be excellent the staff very very friendly, and it was exceptionally clean, i didnt rate the breakfast much but i did stay away from the hotel for 3 nights and we ate out nearly all the time anyway, my husband living there he knew the best and cheapest places to go,, the kids didnt want to leave, and i will definetly be going back to the emira, as i am over in tunisia every 6 weeks
Liittle sweet hotel
This hotel i must admit will not suit everyones tastes but you get what you pay for no less. It is suituated in a busy scruffy part of Hammamet..... but the hotel its self is lovley. The rooms are clean and well looked after by the cleaners they get paid about 1 pound a day and they work so hard. I left mine 20 dinar at the end of the holiday she didnt no what to say. ;D. The pool area is clean and quite , there are not many sunbeds but if you get the sunshine on your balcony they are big enough for to people to sit out on. There are regular taxis to the beach witch is really nice. Many people are put off by Tunisia because of the locals and say they never went out of the hotel. I find this silly if you say No! they normally go away, dont let they keep you hostage in your hotel remember you pay there wages for being there as torism is the way the country makes there money.
My stay at The Emira
Went with my wife and 2 kids to the Emira, We found the hotel really clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. We wanted to see the Tunisian culture and way of life and the hotel is situated in an ideal location to see that and not to far away from the centre. My only fault with the hotel was that there wasn't a good choice of food for the kids, apart from that we had a really good 2 weeks
Great holiday at the Emira
Went on a girlie holiday to the Emira hotel which was great value for money, especially when just using as a place to sleep/eat when travelling around Tunisia. Excellent at Easter as not as busy, but can see the swimming pool gettin very crowded in summer. Food was very nice giving us a taste of tunisian cuisine. Staff were great and very friendly, really good atmosphere. Being slightley further from beach than other hotels you get to see more of local life and culture on the walk down which takes approx. 15min but taxis are so cheap can be lazy and get one down the road!
Service above self!
Being a frequent traveller to Hammamet and always looking for a good deal, I booked with Hotel Emira. After this I looked for reviews and was a little bit apprehensive having read some rather negative comments. However may I say to all those travelling to Hammamet this hotel was superb, all of the staff friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were clean, beds comfortable and my only negative observation was the colour turquoise painted on the furniture. When I arrived I was given coffee, water etc, greeted with a friendly staff. The hotel reception and bar area is extremely pleasant and facilities were of a high standard.Everyone was very polite and the manager of this hotel is constantly walking around checking on everything. Excellent time wish I had booked 2 weeks but will certainly return there. The food was very good and presented well. Thanks Emira for making me feel so comfortable.
Tunisia 3* is Ireland 2*
Don't expect alot and you won't be disappointed. THe hotel is clean. Food is good needs to be presented alot better. Entertainment didnt exist even though there was a full entertainment notice board filled with activities.
You need to be up early to get a sunbed at the pool. There were only 60 sunloungers. they do have a coursity b us to the beach every hour. On the beach it is a reseverd are with lounge chairs (no sunbeds) grab 2 tables and put them together, it works) and a a resturant that will sevre you while you sunbathe.
All in all its ok, but don't expect too much. Staff very friendly and helpful.
A Week at the Emira
be better hotels than the Emira. The location seemed too far away from the beach and the resort centre. We expected a little bit more.
You get what you pay forat the Emira!
The Hotel Emira is at the scruffy end of the town, about 1.5 miles from the Medina and Fort. The beach is about 5 min. walk and has all manner of water sports and plenty of sunbeds.
The food at the hotel is appalling - allright for snacks but you only need to go B&B as it's so cheap to eat out - expect to pay 10 GB per head for 3 courses and wine along the front.
The pool is too small for a hotel with 130 beds and people still reserve sunbeds despite notices from the staff not to do so. One morning I woke up and removed all the towels - uproar!! The rooms are spartan, but then they suit for sleeping and washing. Have coffe & breakfast in the little Cafe opp. - 1 GB for 2 coffee's & Coissant.
The pool 'Lifeguard' spends all day sleeping on sunbeds, only waking to share a cigarette with his buddies (who also reserve sunbeds....) and to tell little kiddies off for jumping in the pool and is a complete waste of time.
The staff are really great and the people really friendly, although most of the men in the streets seem to look at teenage European girls as if they've come from Mars - you really do have to be on the ball here...
The 'Sahara trip' is a must - it costs @ 70 GB and is outstanding value for money. You get to see the El Djem colloseum, ride camels in the sahara, o/night at 5* hotels, 4x4 ride to the mountains at dawn - it really is a must.
The Medina gets a bit irksome, with people asking to haggle/see my shop/buy this now please but shopping is usually fun and most shops sell the same things really.
Tunis is not really for the tourist - they seem to have a festival of rubbish every morning and does smell pretty grim. Souss is nothing more than bland hotels and bland shopping malls.
All in all, this is a great place to holiday - the people are so friendly that it's hard not to have a good time. But dont let women go out of an evening on thiere own - they will get hassled. Oh. bye the way - everything's a Dihnar!