Sol Azur Beach Hotel
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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 ...
So after the final supper, the final breakfast. We are treated to exceptional service from the waiters this morning. Breakfast like lunch and dinner is self-service so all the waiters have to do is clear away and lay the tables.
Without being harsh, service at breakfast isn't slow it's nearly non-existent with waiters more intent on chatting with each other than clearing the tables. But this morning we seem to have captured their full attention and coffee ...
... 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.
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 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.