Skanes El Hana
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Enfidha airport is gleaming in the hot sun when we arrive for our flight home. Check in effortless and security, despite the recent troubles, is light touch.
It's a modern day oasis, which is somewhat souless and seeming ...
... refilling drinks, but it is sporadic and seems to happen when the fancy takes them or when guests are about to depart.
Finally the time comes, our meal is over and it's time for the tip. We give some notes to Gracie to give to the waiter. He seems to appreciate the gesture. Slipping the notes into his pocket he disappears into the kitchen and presumably home for the evening.
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Our taxi driver drops us outside the Sousse Archaeology Museum on Boulevard Maréchal Tito, where we spend a good part of the morning. Housed in the southern end of the Kasbah, the setting for the museum is as stunning as the treasures it houses.
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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!
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We, a family of three with a 7-year old daughter, stayed in the Skanes El Hana for one week in early April 2006 and had a great holiday. Sure the decor and some fittings are a bit tired but overall the facilities are very good and the staff could not have been better. There was a good choice at meal times, the 'animation' team were dynamic and always working hard to entertain, the reception staff always happy to help and the ever-present waiters always smiling. The pools and the sun-bathing areas were very clean.
We would be pleased to stay there again.
What do i say? Well, stayed here for two weeks a couple of years ago, and would NOT recommend it. It may be ok for senior travellers, but not for younger ones. While photos of the hotel look AMAZING, don't be fooled. The hotel does looks fantasic from the outside and the lobby is fab, but rooms are SERIOUSLY dull, dark and depressing. For the whole two weeks i tried to stay out of them as much of possible. Also, found a lot of litte red dots all over the sheets-don't even want to think what they were!!!!
Hotel and beach spotless. Genuinely polite & helpful staff. 4 choices of main course meat dishes + veg. option+ cakes & ice cream. never saw the same meal twice. Salads washed in & ice bottled water. Good security on the beach. Beach & hotel games for all, day & night. Good choice of drinks at the bars incl. 3 choices of whiskies. Not too busy this time of year. Wheelchair access. Supermarkets 5 min walk out the front door & head 11 o'clock direction. Bottled water there 500 mille a litre! (21 pence). Staff speak English-helps if you know a bit of French. Good government shop trip to Sahline recommended by the Reps. Free drinks & transport. Found the goods to be good quality & genuine Tunisian. Staff very polite & genuine and did not hassle us whereas the large Yasmine shop in Monastir had a lot of imports. Mauseleum worth a visit. I wore a head scarf and long sleeves & they appreciated that respect by an excellent tour. Waiter service on the beach-excellant. Camel & horse rides on the beach-good fun. Very cheap shop at the airport for small nick nacks to use up your Dinars. Able to exchange notes & 5TD coins before Duty Free shops where you'll need your own currency.Treated like royalty-going again next year !
My husband and I actually stayed in this hotel in 2003, but revisited a few times in July 2005 (when we were staying with our children in the Sahara Beach Hotel next door). This hotel is to be recommended if you want to lie by the pool and have a relaxing holiday. We did not stay in the El Hana with our children for that very reason - there are very few facilities for active kids), but it proved to be a quiet retreat when we wanted to escape the larger, noisier hotel complex next door!! While the decor outside the reception area was dated, the rooms were adequate (who goes on holiday to stay in their room 24/7?) and reasonably clean.
I had a great holiday at this hotel the rooms were nothing special but big and had everything you need a maid came in every day so it was clean and tidy ,the food was really good but repetitive for the second week, I
had a wonderfull time, a great hotel and the serviece was so fiendly.can recommend this hotel
We stayed at this hotel in april 05 despite the poor weather we had our ups and downs at this resort! as as an avid user of trip adviser i felt it is necessary to pass on some advice to potential holiday seekers to this hotel and Area
I have spent the best two weeks ever in SKANES EL HANA.
Althoug this hotel is a bit old it has a wonderfull swimming pool. It is 3 meter swimming pool so there is noone who can stand inside and interrupt those who would like to swim! Great food! Very nice animators. Best regards for all who work there!! I will be back there for sure.
We have just arrived back from the El Hana hotel in Skanes ( 17th August 2005). I spent a lot of time looking at the reviews and almost changed hotels, having gone with much trepidation, I am please to say myself, my partner and our three children had a great time. The hotel is dated and could probably benefit from a makeover, however the room suited our needs, in fact our original booking was for two rooms, I had telephoned the hotel the day before departure to ensure the rooms were together as we had two young girls in our party. I was assured that they were. on arrival I was pretty inpressed at the look of the hotel, and on checking in we were offered a free upgrade to a suite. this consisted of a large bedroom, sitting room, with TV and a kitchenette and separate bathroom and toilet. The towels can look and bit grey but they are clean and are changed every day, also dont expect to hear a hoover.
This was our second visit to tunisia, so thankfully we have an idea how nice Tunisia can be. This hotel was very run down and in need of a refurb. The games room, pin ball machine and alien game give out electric shocks. The lighting in the room was only wired up on connector blocks, nice with two inquisitive children, Not. The duplex rooms are to be avoided, they are like a cell, with windows you are unable to see out of as they are so dirty. The staff are desperate for your money, and this shows through terribly. Not many are genuine there. The men who offer to take you to the government shop on the reccommendation or our rep, are not to be trusted. They ask you for money when they drop you back even if you have bought something, this was free supposedly. You can barter for the goods there which in a government shop you are not allowed usually. The outdoor pool had light fittings hanging off the wall under the water, presumably this is why the lights were never on outside the hotel of a night. The 5th floor entertainment room is dark and dingy with a number of broken seats. However the only saving grace is the food, which was lovely and top quality.