Hotel Diar Lemdina
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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 Hotel Diar Lemdina Hammamet
Just returned from a week staying at the Resdiences diar lemdina in Hammamet Yasmine, Tunisia.
Staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel was lovely. Rooms are all suites. We had the Junior (ie basic) suite, but it was a good size and had everything we needed. The hotel has two outdoor pools and an indoor one, so good for families and couples alike. Food in the hotel was buffet style with plenty of choice.
I would recommend for couples and families,but probably not group holidays as there's not masses to do. If you want a nice chilled out holiday in the sun then it's great though!
I've noticed that other reveiws aren't as complemantary as they could have been, and I say if you pay for a cheapie, that's what you get!! My partner and I have just returned from the hotel and we had a great time. Yes, the windows look directly onto walkways, but there are other windows you can open should you require ventilation which are in the kitchen and bathroom.
My wife and I have just come back from a week's holiday at the Lemdina. We were looking for a cheapie holiday in a decent hotel but with some guaranteed warmth. I had been to Tunisia before and realise that a 5* Tunisian hotel is the eqivalent of a 3* to 4* hotel elsewhere.
I stayed in Diar le Mdina, Yasmine hammamet for 1 week in October 2006. This accommodation is graded 5 star but I would not give it this grade, maybe 3+. I have previously stayed at the kanta Hotel in Port El Kantaoui and it is a 4 star gem so I was compering both and I must say The Kanta wins hands down. However, Yasmine as a resort is still developing and although pretty it is very quiet. I would describe the resort as not having any heart and soul.
On the whole we enjoyed our trip to Tunisia staying at the Residence Diar Lemdina Yasmine Hammamet. The hotel is clean with daily maid service, and the staff were polite and helpful. There are no facilities as such in the hotel apart from the restaurant that we tried once and found to be very poor, a small lobby bar with a few sofas and chairs and the two swimming pools (there is an indoor pool but this was shut). However this is more than compensated by being in the medina itself as there are bars, restaurants, evening shows etc on offer nightly. There are also shops and stalls selling the usual leather goods and hubbly bubbly! The standard of food in the restaurants that we tried in all but one was very good and we did not come across anyone who had been unwell. Yasmine is a fairly new resort, if you are looking for historic buildings you won't find them here, the medina was built in 2002 but looks good enough. A trip to Hammamet will be worth the time where the medina is authentic and the whole place is steeped in history. It should only cost about 8 dinar to get there from Yasmine(the taxi driver will expect 10!). If asked if I would recommend the hotel I would say yes, it is quiet at night, clean and the accomodation is well equipped and comfortable and it is centrally situated within easy walking distance to the beach.
I Have just returned home from Hammamet Jasmine and really enjoyed it! We stayed in Diar Lemdina which was built within the walls of the medina, i went with a group of young girls for a chilled out holiday and that is just what we got! The hotel was beautiful as was the beach and hammamet jasmine itself but we did find it quite hard to find alcohol! Although the wine is good!Food is cheap although its usually just pasta and pizza! And knowing french is always a bonus as the vast majority of menus are in french! We Went on the Sultan Boat trip and saw dolphins! Would definately reccomend that trip! and also the trip to Friguia Park which is an animal park. In the week we were there i only spent £200 and we only payed £257 for the holiday itself inc flights, transfers and accomodation!We booked with Panorama.Overall it was a lovely holiday!
My friend and I have just got back from an amazing two-week holiday in Hammamet Yasmine (Diar Lemdina Hotel). I have to say we travel a lot and everything from the room to the food to the locals to the beach and sites exceeded our expectations.
This is a great place to stay as it is part of the new medina (built 6 years ago) which has just over 20 bars and restaurants and a million market stalls where a haggler can have so much fun.
Hi! we r just back from a week in diar le medina and had 1 of the bst holidays ever, both my husband & myself totally loved it!! The hotel itself is beautiful and looks so impressive when u 1st pull up outside the medina; looks like a big walled medieval castle r something!
The Diar Lemdina is tucked in a corner of the resort Medina (a traditional walled market) which looks medieval but was built just a few years ago. The Diar is a five(ish) star three storey hotel of about 100 rooms and therefore far smaller and, we found, more friendly than many of the mega hotels in the area.