Riu Palm Azur Djerba
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Tuesday 23rd April
This morning we visited the island of Djerba linked to the mainland by a 7k causeway across a shallow stretch of sea. The island is very low (15m max) & has many scattered houses between what were the oldest olive trees we have ever seen as with most Tunisian dwellings most under construction or semi derelict. The women here where quite distinctive clothes in the form of white tunic dress ...
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... Corrie has been running a little hot in the North African heat. This has caused much stress at home, and we are currently trying to send a new fan to Egypt. The situation has caused less stress in the car, as we feel the same heat Corrie does, and feel its pain. The crew has been keeping an eye on it, and all photos taken with the bonnet open are only precautionary stops, and not forced stops to let Corrie ...
For three nights we stayed in Jerba, a small island off the northeast coast of Tunisia. Jerba is a tourist-populated resort island with flat, dirt-laden terrain pocked by cacti and shrubs. Apparently, the beaches are popular with the Euros during the summer. But after staying there for three days, I just didn't get it.
The resort was a nice enough place to stay, but I don’t see the attraction. ...
Heading south we decided to go to Jerba, as it is renowned for the beaches!
After Mahdia, Jerba was our next stop, apparently the most popular part of Tunisia according to the Lonely Planet. We spent out first night just outside Houmt Souk, the accommodation was OK, except that Petra found a mouse in her rucksack, and just about woke up the whole hotel with her shriek! It was just a small field mouse!!
The island was pleasant, but I must admit, it would be far better ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Riu Palm Azur Djerba
Where do I begin.. First of all I'll try to give to be objective and give you the basic facts so that you can draw your own conclusions, then I'll add my opinion.
We flew out of gatwick on 3rd of June for a fortnight at this hotel. We arrived to find friendly staff at the reception and a bottle of water waiting for us in our room. First impressions were very good. You may want to put the do not disturb sign on your door for the first night as we had someone knocking at fine to nine on the sunday morning. Not good as we didn't get to our rooms til 1am the previous night.
I am staggered by the negative feedback left by a couple of this year's guests at the Melia Palm Azur!
My cousin and I departed for Djerba, with an open mind, as (we thought) we knew that the british were not the best favoured in Tunisia. (The French are. I think!!) We do not speak French or German at all, but we found every person that we met at the hotel to be polite, friendly and anxious to please. If they could not speak English, they tried very hard to understand what we wanted........and they were all willing to learn a bit of English as they went along, even the porters and maids. A lot of the staff speak excellent English.....especially the entertainment crew, who went out of their way to make us all very welcome!
Got back yesterday and couldn't have been sooner........ Where do I begin? The staff at the hotel are rude, unfriendly and unhelpful. Even if you do try to converse in French, they just don't want to know. The food reminded me of very badly cooked school dinners and was served the same at both lunch and dinner. All inclusive in this hotel means 10am untill midnight and then all lights in the bar are switched off and even if you are still drinking your drink you are sent to bed. ( I thought that I left school more than 10 years ago???). If you like to be served your drink in the main bar in the evening in a plastic cup well..........mmmm plastic tasting lager..... We were utterly disgusted by the state of this run down, less than 2 star very badly run hotel. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone, so please save your money and stay at home.
Booked an all inlc holiday with Panoram departing from Manchester 20th May 2006 for 14 nights. at an approximate cost of £1700.00
Where to begin!! the flight over to Djerba was ok apart from the cabin crew manners or should i say lack of!!, got to the hotel very late the kids were very tired and hungry and the first downer was the hotel had no food for anyone so had to go hungry til morning, Rooms were a good size and cleaned daily with funny little folding designs on the beds. Had a few probs with my room door ie not locking from outside or inside. The pool was nice, clean and big, the beach was lovely best place i thought if you can see past all the topless people.
We have just returned back from Melia Palm Azur hotel on 21 May 2006 for 1 week. The hotel in general is clean and most of the staff are friendly but more to the French which is really who they cater for.
Lovely hotel at great rates
We went for a week of better weather in March and were pleasantly surprised. It was our first time in Tunisia and we had had reports from others of dirty hotels and dodgy food.
The hotel was very clean and although some of the food was unusual (not english) it tasted fine. We were all inclusive and there was never a problem getting a drink either in the dining room or the bar.
There was virtually nothing outside the hotel but for a week of chill out who needs to move much. There was a huge (but cold) outdoor pool plus a warm indoor pool, tennis, archery and petanque. Plenty of sunbeds.
Having been unable to find any reviews about this hotel, we went with some trepidation. We'd never been to Tunisia before so didn't know what to expect. The photos we found on the web looked really nice so I went ahead and booked us in for a week - a last minute break.