Dar Khayam Hotel
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... 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 ...
... ve not had bad service, it's just that the reaturant is self-service, with guests helping themselves from the buffet and waiters relegated to clearing away. It can't give them much job satisfaction, just clearing away dirty dishes, no opportunity to tell people about what is on the menu and what they'd recommend.
Occasionally there is a florusih of activity, helping people to carry ...
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!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dar Khayam Hotel Hammamet
the dar khayam is the best hotel we have ever stayed in the staff are very friendly they include nagi,chagie,murrad,sam,macram,midou,insaf,rio,tomy,hassian and jojo they are all the animation team who work very hard all day and all night never complian and allways have a smile on there face even when they are ill.the rooms were cleaned daily and fresh flowers on our beds the pool was also cleaned daily.we would recomend the camel ride it was great fun dressing up and dancing and it only works out about £15 in english money for 2 hours.the food was great something for everyone,kids are very welcome at the dar khayam they are looked after by sam he is great with them. we loved this hotel that much that we have already booked to go back august next year, so if you are thinking of going to the dar khayam book now before you miss out.
We came back from the Dar Khayam yesterday and never been so glad to get back home. There was 5 of us that went 3 being teenagers who found it very boring with nothing to do. To old for the kinder disco and to young to join in the activities which was advertised for children 12 - 16. When some of the games went on the children were made to get out of the pool, which wasn't very fair. Food was very much the same day in day out, if you have a fussy eater they'll go hungry. When waiters tried to be friendly they were shouted at by the head waiter, theres one rule for some and not for others i.e when we took a bottle of drink to the table we were told to take it back, but when you looked around other people were allowed to have bottles on their tables. It wasn't just us that felt this way we spoke to numerous other english people who said the same, and they also wouldn't be returning. The only good part of the holiday was meeting Latif (The camal man) he was absolutely fantastic, he always came over to us to say hello. We certainly would NEVER return to this hotel again and would't recommend it, especially if you have children.
Another Great Stay at the Dar Khayam
Just got back from another great stay at the Dar Khayam. Was on my own but made very welcome by all the staff, they were always making sure i was ok.
I would say the only thing that spoiled it was the fact that i had to get to the beach by 7am to get a Sunbed, unfortunately guests from another country didnt appreciate that a solo guest was as much entitiled to a sunbed!!!
But will definately be back! But maybe will need to find a travelling companion!!
Arived on time thanks to Thomas Cook Airlines. Hotel room a little basic but clean and well serviced by our Chambermaid. Tunisia is wall to wall sunshine and smiling faces. Food plentiful with lots of tasty vegetables all local grown and very fresh, dont expect lobster and filet steak you wont have paid for that in the low price you paid for the holiday (well I paid very little anyway), thanks to Thomas Cook T.V. travel shop. The pool area gets busy but 'Hey', walk 50 yards you are on a lovely clean safe beach with warm water and uncrowded and a 'soft drinks bar' what more do you want?. Get to know the beach vendors, talk to them; some are great characters who sit down and talk with you even though they know you are not buying. All the staff work so very hard there and not once was I treated with less than perfect civility, mind you one gets out of life what you put in so there is a small lesson for us all. Bar service was a little slow at times but when you got to the top of the queue a smiling face and drinks to go! Went on a couple of trips, the Zoo was the best for me, took some great photo's of the Tigers. All the time I was in Tunisia I felt 100% safe with no fear of crime at all, plenty of police around, there is no litter, no graffiti and no dogs mess either, the streets are swept by hand with regularity. Pop acroos the road from the Hotel to the 'Orangina' Restaurant, try a 'bric', and sample the little date cakes you get served with coffee; superb. To sum up the holiday, fantastic value for money, if you want "less for more", go back to Spain and pay what is to my mind, extortionate prices for lacklustre service. Oh I forgot, they are in the EU now are they not, another lesson for us all perhaps?.
Generally a nice hotel with a lovely beach a couple of hundred yards down a scenic path. Clean beach with small all inclusive bar. It has various beach loungers and a volleyball and beach football "pitch".
We arrived in the early hours of the morning and found the all inclusive bar had stayed open past its normal time so a chance for a drink before bed.
Fantastic, people are great from the porters to the animation team. Kids were entertained from early morning until late in the evening. We stayed here with children aged from 5 up to the age of 14, all of them are treated like stars, they were all made to feel great by all members of staff.
Just back from a week here. It was one of the most friendly run hotels we have ever stayed at. The staff make everyone, young and old feel really welcome and can't do enough for you. We didn't like the room we were allocated but a word to reception and we were given a great sea view without any problems.
I have just came back from a fortnight in Dar Khayam and can honestly say it is one of the best holidays I have ever had. The rooms were clean, the food was great and the animation team were very friendly and helpful. There was a loot for the kids to do through the day and momo, who worked at the kids club, was great with them. The entertainment was spot on, especially the michael jackson night...on which Coco looked rather fine! Overall, a great holiday.
watch out for bugs!!!!