Travel Blogs from Hammamet
... that sells refreshing mint tea, so we are forced to quench our thirst from a can.
We're flying back to London Gatwick on a charter flight TOM 353 which is scheduled to depart at 12:05 and arrive at 15:10. Insha'Allah.
... to our table and dishes cleared away with a flourish.
There must be some sign that marks us out as departing guests and an expectation that we'll leave a tip. Unlike the dining room, where tables are reserved and looked after by a specific waiter, guests sit at any table in the breakfast room and tables are cleared by whichever waiter appears to fancy a break from talking! Unfortunately their performance is in vain and we leave without dropping the tip they ...
Tonight is our last dinner at the Marhaba Palace and so not unexpectedly we receive exceptional service this evening. It's a ritual - which sometimes descends to pantomine - we've seen acted out a few times now. Waiters rushing round guests at their last meal, presumably to ensure that they get a good tip.
So we play our part and let our waiter go through the ritual. ...
Arriving back at the hotel I head for the water dispenser adjacent to the bar and quench my thirst.
It sure was hot out there and unfortunetly I was without money so couldn't stop off for a drink on the road from Sousse.
So after a shower and change of clothes, I was actually dripping wet, I feel a lot better and can genuinely put my feet up!
This morning Sue, Josh and Grace are going cruising on a catamaran out of Port El Kantaoui.
Three hours sailing in the Med is a nice way to relax, especially when the captain drops anchor which means that it's time to go for a dip in the azure sea to cool off. After a refreshing swim the cruise continues and the catamaran head back to port!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hammamet Serail
Yes I would recommend this hotel, read all the reviews and you'll get a clear picture of a hotel that caters for the Italians, but if there's to be 90% Italian to 10% English then who can blame them, although the English can always make far more than 10% fuss over trivia. We got far more than we expected on a budget guaranteed sunshine break,booked via agent from teletext on late deal, looking for sun tan and rest by the pool.
Have just returned from a weeks stay in this hotel after reading a few reviews we went with an openmind. It is not an all inclusive hotel by normal standards in that drinks are only available at meal times in the restruant. In saying this you can have wine by the bottle and the waiters are some of the nicests poeple i have ever met. The hotel ints in need of a complete overhaul in its bed rooms, when we arrived at 6.30 in the morning and went to our room 133 on the first floor we could not use the loo as the water was meeting us at the door. In saying this we were moved the next morning to a slighlty better room on the same floor we never quite managed to use the batroom or loo with out some kind of flood. But we did survive and made the most of our week but I have to add that since we got home myh husband has been ill and we are convinced he picked up a dose of food poisionig while we were there. the hotel is set in beautiful grounds has the nicest staff and is innot a bad area, altough it does cater for mainl itialian poeple whom we found to be quite rude and the entertainment staff did all the entertenment in itaian. Yes I would go to Tunsisia but would pick a differeent hotel.
Have just today returned from a week long stay at this hotel.
Pongo que mi estancia ha sido muy buena, ya que para mi lo mas importante es la comida y la limpieza.En cuanto a la comida es internacional, es decir, pavo,pollo,carne y pescado.Tambien hay comida de alli y7 como no, como el hotel es italiano hay pasta y pizza.
Por lo que hablamos con los demas españoles, eramos los unicos que teniamos lechuga y vinagre porque los demas en las ensaladas no tenian.
No es que sea bonito, pero en cuanto a eso y al trato que nos dieron fue inmejorable, ya que intentaban hablarnos en español, aunque los pobres no saben mucho.Noas trataron genial, y el hotel seria como un tres estrellas en España.
Not the worst place that I've stayed but bad points first.
This hotel caters for the Italians. The hotel is very grand. Breakfast is poor, no fruit and as for beans, sausage and bacon - forget it! I love pasta, rice, salads, chicken and fish therefore the food and wine (wine and beer only at meal times) were excellent. Be prepared to spend if you want alchohol as this is not all inclusive. Ice creams served once within the week at dinner time. Water sports, animal park, pirate cruise were excellent. Beach is nice. Barter for everything. Mini club was not the best for the kids. I would go to Tunisia again but would stay in a more English catered hotel for the kids and stay at Nebeul or Yasmin as there was no rep for the small amount of English that stayed and therefore paid for our transfer to the airport! We did try to contact the rep but there was no reply.
Una antes una después
El Serail tiene todo lo necesario para hacer inolvidable su estancia. He viajado acompañada, luego sola aunque nunca me senti más acompañada que allí.
Destaco su cocina, sus profesionales de servicio. Pero sin lugar a dudas el equipo de animación.Ese "set" compuesto por jovenes que todos los dias están dispuestos a hacerte reir y no pensar en el regreso.!! Bravisimo!! Edoardo, tuto cuore, lui piu grande del mondo. Sempre ti ricoderai.
Hammamet Serail is situated in Hammamet Sud,between Hammamet Yasmine and Old Hammamet , about 50 lovely minutes walk along the beach either way.
Viva il relax e l animazione
sono appena tornata da questa struttura mi sono trovata molto bene confrontando qualità r prezzo a suprerato le mie aspettative camere confortevoli e pulite vasta scelta nel ristorante e un animazione costituita da raga di roma che mi hanno fatto ridere se ci passate salutate edoardo da parte di erika di bergamo grazie per avermi fatto passre una set magica