Travel Blogs from Hammamet
... that sells refreshing mint tea, so we are forced to quench our thirst from a can.
We're flying back to London Gatwick on a charter flight TOM 353 which is scheduled to depart at 12:05 and arrive at 15:10. Insha'Allah.
... to our table and dishes cleared away with a flourish.
There must be some sign that marks us out as departing guests and an expectation that we'll leave a tip. Unlike the dining room, where tables are reserved and looked after by a specific waiter, guests sit at any table in the breakfast room and tables are cleared by whichever waiter appears to fancy a break from talking! Unfortunately their performance is in vain and we leave without dropping the tip they ...
... ve not had bad service, it's just that the reaturant is self-service, with guests helping themselves from the buffet and waiters relegated to clearing away. It can't give them much job satisfaction, just clearing away dirty dishes, no opportunity to tell people about what is on the menu and what they'd recommend.
Occasionally there is a florusih of activity, helping people to carry ...
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!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Nahrawess Hotel Hammamet
My Favourite Hotel
Having stayed at the hotel some 12 or more times over the past 10 years we visited again in October. Our astay was as comfortable and relaxing as ever. As usual we were treated with theutmost courtesy and helped in any way that was needed. The room was very comfortable and have probably the best beds of any hotel we have stayed at and I have travelled throughout the world carrying out training in the food industry.
The food was it's usual standard , offering a very wide choice and any special requests were dealt with by the very helpful restaurany staff.
I would recommend this hotel very highly especially the Thalassotherapy centre which is equal to any I have visited. Look forward to my next trip.
Exzellentes Hotel, großartiger Service
Fabelhaft. Das Thalassa Palace Nahrawess ist definitiv eines der besten Hotels in der Gegend. Wir waren das zweite Mal im Hotel und wir hoffen wieder dorthin zurückkehren zu dürfen. Die Zimmer waren geräumig und mit Meerblick ausgestattet. Dieses Jahr bekamen wir einen Upgrade für eine Suite zum Meer raus, die spektakulär war. Die Behandlung im Thalasso-Therapie-Center hat meiner Freundin und mir auch supergut gefallen. Toll :)
Excellent Hotel, Great service
Fabulous. Thalassa Palace Nahrawess is definively the finest hotel in the area. This is our second time staying at this hotel and we hope to stay there again. Rooms are ample with a seaview. This year we were upgraded to the see front suites which are spectacular.
The thalassotherapy center was also a great treat for my girlfriend and I. Wahoo :)
Wir hatten eine großartige Zeit in diesem Hotel. Das Personal war sehr freundlich und sprach auch gut Englisch. Die Pools, die wunderschönen Gärten und der Strand waren großartig und wir hatten von unserm Zimmer eine schöne Aussicht aufs Meer.
Unser Zimmer mit zwei Einzelbetten war recht klein und es gab auch nur einen englischsprachigen Sender im Fernsehen (BBC World).
Ich kann das Hotel aber dennoch für einen erholsamen Urlaub sehr empfehlen.
Die meisten Gäste schienen aus Russland und Frankreich zu stammen.
In der Nähe gab es keine Supermärkte, dafür musste man mit dem Taxi ins Zentrum fahren (5 Dinar).
Alles in allem war ich mit dem Hotel und seinen Einrichtungen sehr zufrieden.
We had a great stay at this hotel. The staff were very friendly and spoke very good English, the pools, beautiful gardens, beach was great and we had a lovely view from our room of the sea. Our twin room was quite small and there was only one English channel (BBC World News) but I would highly recommend this hotel as a relaxing holiday, it seems to be mostly filled with Russians or French and there wasn't any supermarkets near it, a cab ride for 5 dinar into the centre so all in all I was very happy with the hotel and its amenities.
Lone traveller to Thalassa Palace
I have just returned from a week's stay in the Thalassa Palace. This was advertised as a 4 star hotel which it definately was not. The standard of the rooms was adequate and the food mediocre. The staff were good and the hotel was always very clean. The pools and outside areas were also very well kept.
The spa was very good and the treatments excellent.
I went on my own for a break and spa treatments. I would not advise a single female English to go to this hotel as there was hardly any other English people there and French/Russian was the spoken language - all the entertainment was in French, no english speaking television so all in all it was not just a break but total isolation.
A Relaxing Place
We were here for 1 week in July. The rooms were simple, basic, certainly large enough for 2. Airconditioning was appreciated. beautiful marble on the floors. Great view from our balcony. The beds were very hard. Closet with many hangers and a mini bar. Most staff spoke English, but appreciated our attempt at Arabic. Breakfast was enjoyable, especially croissants, yogurt, cheeses, fruit. The white melons and grapes were our favorites. The pool was large, but too much chlorine for us. We went to the beach. a short beautiful walk, 5 minutes away. The lounge chairs are free, but 5 dinar /week to rent cushions. There was always plenty of room around the pool and the shore. Lunch was not included in our package. usually we shared a pizza in the little cafe in the hotel. A buffet lunch was available for 25 dinar/day. Massages were a delight, especially toning and oriental. Good prices too. evening buffets were delcious. A big variety of fresh salads, bread to start. There were many local dishes, but also international. always fresh fish on the grill, sometimes shellfish too. Two types of freshly made icecream/sorbet , fresh fruit and 6-8 types of cake and pastry to finish off the meal. You must purchase water, juice and/or wine to go with your meal. Dinner was served 8-10 pm and it was never crowded. Even though the hotel was at capacity, we never noticed too many people around. We can not comment on the evening shows because we like to retire to our room early. internet is quick , 30 minutes for 6 dinar. The car rental guy, Ali, was friendly and helpful. The men at the front desk were all wonderful too.
I don't have any nice recollections form Nahrawess.
Rooms were dirty and destroyed. Never again!
We had a wonderful time at this really spacious, well laid out hotel. Pools & beach were really clean & the food - well, plenty to suit the tastes of everyone. A really great way to start married life. Room service is excellent too & the way they leave the clothes in a fan shape was really sweet.