Hotel Laico Hammamet
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... 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 ...
... best. (sounds like my love life when i was a teenager) the moment you lift the camera to look some but not all locals quite rightly get annoyed. I cheat and use a decent separate zoom lens some shots quite a few are on this album.
Decided to go really early got there 0700 by taxi 22 dinars both ways including tip, same taxi picked me up at 0900, i gave him a 20 and he said he'd come back???? Mine did but may be ...
... then we walked round the Port, dad said it was like Southend.. Weather was nice though, sorts and T-shirt in October at night - swell.
Bed relatively early as we had sightseing to do next day.
Up at 7.30, to catch taxi (29DN) at 8.30 to Monastir, place where Monty Python was filmed. Spent a few hours here, looking round medina, masoleum of former president, beach paddling and mainly at Ribat. This took ...
... local cheeses for a dessert. Enjoyed every bite and actually started to feel sorry for ourselves having to leave the next day.
All in all a perfect relaxing day. I could really love that type of Tunisia - with loads of sun, relaxing atmosphere and with amazing food and drinks. Such a pity the beginning of our stay was so unfortunate (weather-wise), it would be a fabulous holiday if it wasn't for the bad weather we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Laico Hammamet
Llegamos por la noche en autobús desde Monastir y nos gustó ver que la gente estaba despierta (otros hoteles en el camino tenían aspecto de estar cerrados y el personal tardó un buen rato en abrir las puertas). El hotel es atractivo y extremadamente limpio. El bufé del desayuno y la cena eran en general excelentes con una amplia variedad para todos los gustos, incluyendo nuestras hijas de 15 años. El servicio era un poco
Je reviens juste de Tunisie, où j'ai séjourné au Karthago Hammamet. A premier abord l'hôtel semble très beau, surtout le lobby, mais les personnes à la réception sont on ne peut plus désagréables, sans aucun respect pour les clients.
Nous y sommes arrivés de nuit en provenance de Monastir et étions heureux de voir que les gens étaient réveillés (les autres hôtels sur notre route semblaient fermés ou alors les employés mettaient du temps à venir nous ouvrir).
3 adults staying at the Karthago for 2 weeks - we had booked seaview, but didn't know that this meant being blasted by disco music every single night with the stage arranged in front of the hotel so that most of the 'seaview' rooms could benefit from this noise. Often went on past midnight. During the day disco music as loud as it gets played at pool side....even wearing earplugs only brings slight relief!
Not as expected!!!!!!!
I have just come back from tunisia,where we stayed in Karthago hotel in Hammamet. The hotel looked very nice at first, especially the lobby,but the people in the reception were too rude and showed no respect for the customers.The rooms were ok,but for a 5 star hotel,they should be more luxurius......and more equipped....
The food was ok,but not really clean.....and the swimming pool was too small for a hotel like Karthago(not enough space for the customers).
I do not recommend Karthago at all, because it is not really a 5 star hotel,so it doesn;t worth paying so much money for that!And the staff is really rude and do not even speak english...so no communication....
Arrived at night by bus from monastir and were pleased to see that people were awake (other Hotels on the way looked closed and staff took a while to open the doors). Hotel is attractive and extremely clean. Buffet breakfast and dinner were generally excellent with a large variety to suit all tastes including our 15 year old daughters. Service was a bit overbearing but friendly. Bar and pool service ok but no where near 5 stars. Cleaning staff A1.
Not what we expected.........
We stayed for three nights. 2 Adults and 2 children/ 5 and 7 years
1.My point of view, about the service in the restaurant, very bad....
5 star hotel restaurant and only buffet it is not a 5 star hotel restaurant. We had to change every evening the table..........food was good.
Wine choices very small, white wine only 6 bottles and no one has the capacity to suggest the wine of your wishes, (dry-sweet ecc.ecc.)
Rooms ok, very clean
Bar service ok, friendly and professional
Reception/Thalasso ........need a supervisor.
Mini- Club for children......disco between 19.00 and 21.30 ......it is not a Mini Club.
Best hotel in hammamet
Karthago hotel is a really nice hotel by tunisian standards.It's well situated in front of the Marina and beach is just a walk away. Rooms are pretty large (a bit larger than more standard hotel rooms around tha world) and extremely clean as a matter of fact this hotel is 2-3 years old ! so the facilities are totally new. People at Karthago are really nice to guests.there is a mini disco open for children from 9-11 pm and after on for adults . The Lobby ,bars and restaurants are beautifully decorated.Food was Ok of course it depends on the taste but in my opinion everybody can find something among the different kind of salads & dishes .Drinks are not very expensive. Totally I will highly recommend this hotel to everyone.
When we came to Tunisia, we were told that our original hotel was overbooked, so we had to be transferred to Karthago Hotel. And I believe that this was the best thing that happened to us during our stay. We arrived at the hotel early in the morning (about 5 a.m.) and the breakfast didn't start until 7 a.m. The staff happily arranged a breakfast for us, and they treated us like royals. Our rooms were big and had really large beds. The rooms were really luxurious, and the bathroms were very elegant. The rooms also had a spacious balcony with view to the street.
Never Go There
I had a terrible experience with Khartago Hammmet recently. It is rated (5* locally) but does not deserve more than one *. The service is very poor (reception, restaurants, and other personnel). The rooms are small, not clean, and with limited equipments.