Sol Azur Beach Hotel
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... I settled down to sleep. However with constant beeps of a medical emergency, I failed in this task. Thankfully the patient survived the trip and the rest of the flight was uneventful.
The view from the aeroplane window was breathtaking; Paris at dawn was amazing. The lights of the busy city with sun rising was beautiful.
When we landed the sun was shining in Tunisia. It was a ...
... were even less tourist than it orginally had, we could see that the shopkeepers are desperately in need of money and to clear their stocks out. They became so agressive in dragging tourist into their shops, they would even grab our arms while we were walking down the road.
At night, we went to port el kantaoui where we had dinner in front of the parked boats, then we went to an amusement park and had an incredible time ...
You'll notice that there are not many if any tourists in my photos. WHY IS THAT?
Well i in essence don't do tourists! By that i mean trips as for the complete context yes i will do a tourist giving half the chance. I SHOULD BE THAT LUCKY OR THE TOURIST.
Most of these photos are point and shoot,strap looped over the neck camera set to high speed resolution, finger ready on button point push and hope ...
... 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 ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Sol Azur Beach Hotel Hammamet
I stayed in the Sol Azur for two weeks with my girlfriend in June 2006 on a half board basis. We had an absolute fantastic holiday. The hotel is lovely, clean rooms, great food, and the staff are brilliant. I would reccommend the Sol Azur very highly.
I stayed in the Sol Azur with my friend in August Septenmer 2005. When we booked we payed extra through Panorama for a room with a sea view but when we arrived we discovered we were in a ground floor room, behind some trees along a dark corridor from the toilets off the lobby.
Just returned after spending Christmas and New Year at this fabulously located beach hotel. Beautiful pool area, brilliant food, lovely staff and altogether a wonderful place to stay. Perhaps the rooms are a little tired, but plenty big enough and perfectly acceptable. You can use the facilities of the 5* Royal Azur next door and the hamman and therapy pool are highly recommended. Pure bliss. Just be a little careful to ensure you only pay for what you actually want as they really want you to buy a multi-day package and then charge you extra for a medical assessment, which is compulsory - what for? A massage? A sweat in the hamman? Hammamet itself is just wonderful. Behind the city walls in the centre is the most wonderful seafront cafe with Moorish area at the back too where you can partake of the hubble bubbles. Breathtaking views and great service. Little bit of hassling in Medina, but not nearly as bad as other parts of North Africa. Would also highly recommend you take the Noddy train (2.5 TD one way) to the Jasmine Beach area for jaw droppingly gorgeous, over the top hotels. Wonderful. Cross between the Hollywood Hills and Monaco with great marina, cafes and beachfront. We've been to other parts of Tunisia before - but never again! It's Hammamet every time from now on. Loved it, loved it, loved it. And can't wait to go back. Funniest thing to see? The haggard, ancient and most ugly Western women walking around with the most beautiful Tunisian BOYS - an absolute scream! Sign me up! Lindsey. January 2006.
Having just returned from The Sol Azur I would recommend this proerty very highly indeed. The standard of accommodation is very high.Very clean rooms, well appointed and serviced daily.
What a lovely resort, perfectly located right on the beach, amid well tended gardens, away from the hassle and bustle of Hammamet and yet within walking distance from the old town. Good service and friendly staff, always willing to greet you with a bonjour, and a smile.
we stayed here last month and it was great! the first impression of the reception was a little alarming, as the decor is outstanding, but the rooms are clean, with a tv (be warned if you don't like sky news.)
My partner and myself had a 2 week winter break at the sol azur hotel last year and we found it a relaxing enjoyable experience.
The Sol Azur is one of 3 hotels located next to each other on the outskirts of Hammamet. All hotels are owned by the same group. The staff are friendly, especially the young events organisers, who work very long days. The male members of staff are not perhaps as respectful as they should be to females travelling without their other halfs. My mother (87) and myself (well over 21) found this somewhat trying. The hotel operates on a half-board basis and there is always something amongst the large variety of meals on offer that one will enjoy. The desserts are particularly good, if you are a dessert type of person.