Travel Blogs from Hammamet
The one thing I don't think travelers ever get used to is the long days of travelling. This is particularly true of flying, especially as living in Cornwall, airports are so far away. I have almost exhausted all the destinations which leave from Exeter Airport. Today's flight is from Bristol.
We arrived at the airport at around 2am, …
... with a perfect plan to Sousse to stay thee for a night then travel to Hammamet the followng day. We packed out bags in 5 minutes and set off to Sousse by a mini bus.
Sousse is a city where it is famous for tourist, same as the other cities such as Sfax, Monastir and Hammamet, it has its own Medina as well, we had already been there 3 days before went on this trip, but we love this city and we didn't have enough 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 ...
Josefina, Dad, Joss and I on a four night jaunt to Tunisia. Josefina had already been there, but she was kind enough to go again, as it is somewhere I had wanted to go since 2000, where I had to cancel my planned holiday. That was going to be 7 days in a hotel, by the pool and beach. My idea of a holiday has changed since then, and this was to be much more tiring!
Arrived in resort hotel at about 8pm, dinner in ...
Our last day in Port El Kantaoui, flying back home tomorrow morning. Spent the whole day at the beach, relaxing and enjoying the sun while we can.
In the evening - another expensive but amazing visit in Le Meditarrenee. Had a delicious vegetable gratin (Pete wanted to try it for the taste and ended up eating loads and paying compliments to the chef!) and some French-style beef (Pete says it was also amazing) and a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews SENTIDO Phenicia Hammamet
My husband and I stayed here for 2 weeks and it was our first trip to Tunisia. When we arrived in the early hours we were shown to a room which didnt have the sea view we had paid for. They said we could move rooms in the morning and after a well needed sleep we did change rooms and the hotel staff were very accommodating and friendly.
We stayed in the Phenicia for a week and found it to be excellent particularly compared to other hotels in the area. The room was very nice and clean as was the rest of the hotel. The pool area was excellent, with lovely surroundings. The beach was also really nice. We found the staff friendly and helpful - most of them had a reasonable level of English comprehension. The resort itself was a little way away - 'old' Hammamet (where the Medina is situated) has quite a few places to eat and drink - we particularly recommend the Berbere (above the Brauhaus) for it's views, food and service. The 'new' Hammamet (where they're building hotels) was not so interesting.
Clean and friendly
This hotel was spotlessly clean the rooms were basic but again clean.All the facilities are modern and fresh looking.The staff were frienldy and helpful.The food was ok a bit boring for me but there was plenty of it, and always something you could eat.I would recomened going all inclusive well worth the extra. The pool and beach were excelent. All in all well worth the money would recomend it to any one wanting a relaxing holiday.
We stayed at this hotel in May and wanted nothing else but a relaxing place to stay and enjoy some sunshine.The hotel was spotless and the service was excellent. The food is served by way of a buffet and was excellent,always fresh with numerous different dishes at each sitting.The pools and beach were clean, well maintained and with an abundance of sunloungers.
We decided to get some Winter Sun in November 2003 and chose this hotel as we often stay with Iberostar. When we arrived we were impressed with the hotlel and the spacious lobby gave it a bit of a WOW factor.
We've just returned from a week at the Hotel Phenicia and cannot recommend it highly enough. Service is excellent and friendly, and the layout, pools (one heated - indoor/outdoor) etc first class. The weather during our visit was poor so we really valued the hotel's facilities.
Great Hotel, Great People
We stayed at the Phenicia for the first time, although we have been to tunisia many times. (Our usual hotel was closed for referbishment).It was really Great the people were friendly and helpfull, as we walked in we were very impressed everywhere was so clean, the reception was like walking into Ikea, spacious and modern. Our room was clean and Ive never seen such a big bed, (the only critisimn was no drawer space). We were very impressed every where we went in the hotel pools were clean, garden was well maintained, right on the beach. I would recomend this hotel for anyone, and would certainly return.
We had a great time.
its nice to meet such nice people! they where all so helpful and friendly! we loved it so much we are going back as soon as we can!
We stayed at the Phenicia Hotel over New Year and had a wonderful time. The weather was pretty poor so we spent a lot of time around the hotel which is spotlessly clean, the public areas are modern and tasteful, the bedrooms are large with a minibar and safe (which costs 1 dinar a day) and the food is excellent considering the number of guests they have to cater for. We ventured into Hammament one evening for a meal at a top restaurant and it wasn't much better than the food at the Phenicia. We stayed all inclusive and made the most of breakfast (the chocoloate crepes are wonderful), lunch, afternoon snacks, the moorish cafe, the bars and dinner. Even the wine at dinner was absolutely fine and all part of the inclusive deal. The only complaint we had about the hotel was the coffee but that's about as far as it goes.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We went on 6 June 2004 for a week and were very impressed. Our advice would be to pay that little bit more to go all inclusive. It is so nice not to have to put your hand in your pocket for every little thing. We met some fellow Brits out there who wished they had chosen the all inc option. At the bar, all our drinks were 'free' and they had to buy theirs. Food was amazing with a great deal of choice. No upset stomachs. I looked forward to every meal.