Palm Beach Palace Djerba

Route Touristique, Houmt Souk, Djerba Island, Medenine Governorate, 4180, Tunisia | 5 star hotel
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Day 5 Djerba

A travel blog entry by dawarren32

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This day we spend the morning touring the island's main town of Houmt Souq, and the wonderful marketplace. In addition, we tour the island's sacred El-Ghriba Synagogue, considered the most important Jewish site in north Africa. Thousands of African Jews make pilgrimages here every year, and we're lucky to be here on the one day of the week that it …

Day 4 Gabes, Matmata and Djerba

A travel blog entry by dawarren32

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This spectacular and sparkling day was filled again with historic sites and soaking up local culture. The weather is incredible; highs in the low 80's with low humidity and cooling off to the 60's at night. The morning stop is at the seaside town of Gabes, a seaside oasis and winter home to many migratory birds. We saw hundred of flamingos …

A ROMAN CAUSEWAY

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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... was two separate water lines to the island, one for the locals and one for the tourists. Noubi gave us some island stats, including the fact there were three principal towns.

The present causeway is based on a Roman creation. It is some 4k long. The island is thought to be the Land of the Lotus Eaters, encountered by Odysseus on his return home from the Trojan War.

Stopped for a loo/java break. A local football/soccer game was on the tube. John is an LFC ...

Hey Let Me On Djerba!

A travel blog entry by lawyerchick92

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... Sunday mornings are the perfect time to hit the area when no cruise ships are in town and tourists like to sleep in.

We spent some time wandering through the residential area to the small little commercial area that was dotted by the occasional row of tourist shops. Here and there we found little cafes and in particular a doughnut maker who gave me a gigantic warm doughnut, which was like pastry heaven in my mouth. (It was so good I went back on Monday, but he ...

Island of Djerba

A travel blog entry by noyelles

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... amp; we had to remove our shoes before entering. Some old men were reading from the Torah & discussing things when we were there. Next door is a guest house for all the pilgrims. From there we went to see a local potter making pots etc as this is an important local industry.

In the afternoon we visited Zarsis, surely one of the scruffiest places we have seen so far with not a lot to recommend it to us apart from a small ...

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Palm Beach Palace Djerba Houmt Souk

    Adequate in every way, excellent in some

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    The place is lovely & clean, and despite its age, it is kept in generally fine condition. The central pool is the highlight, although the beach (yes, with camels) is well groomed and pleasant. Rooms could use a bit of updating; they're not dilapidated, just showing their age.

    3 restaurants on-site, and even the buffet-style one produced quite tasty meals. Tip the waiters a bit and they'll do anything for you. Try Tunisian wine - it's good! Be sure to try the mint tea and "shee-sha" smoking by the pool in the evenings.

    Little English spoken. No on-site internet access. Hotel can arrange tours into the desert. Overall, a pleasant, safe little piece of North African paradise.

    Merveilleux hôtel

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    Superbe hôtel dont la nourriture est excellente. Le personnel est très compétent et gentil. Les chambres spacieuses et propres mais un peu en dessous du hall d'entrée et des parties communes. La plage est très propre et la piscine aussi. Le sevice de sécurité est discret et efficace. Il y fait aussi très calme surtout la nuit. Petit bémol : des "rabatteurs" omni présents dans le hall d'entrée qui ne cessent de vous harceler quant à une navette gratuite vers Hount Souk ( où en fait vous êtes littéralement pris en otage et le seul moyen de vous libérer est d'acheter un tapis) et quant au magasin à la piscine où les prix sont à la tête du client ( et sont plus chers que la petite boutique Haroun située à 100 m de l'hôtel ). En résumé : un très bon hôtel propre aux chambres spacieuses et à la cuisine excellente mais où il ne faut pas se laisser "arnaquer" par les "rabatteurs" présents dans le hall d'entrée ( qui vous abordent au départ très gentillement mais vous découvrirez, hélas, par la suite leur motivation intéressée...). N.B. Une excursion à faire absolument : Les villages berbères ( à faire avec votre agence de voyages...°.

    Un bel établissement mais...

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    Un bel établissement de la gamme des SOFITEL...De l'extérieur rien d'extraordinaire. Le charme arrive dés la réception : Superbes salons, pierre et marbre dans des couloirs lumineux ou tout est rutilant, impeccable ! Une superbe décoration toute en modestie, en discrétion...On s'attend à une chambre du même registre et là, c'est la déception ! Des chambres spacieuses mais tristounettes, avec des meubles contemporains de bois clair ; c'est joli mais ce n'est pas la déco des parties communes de l'hôtel. Petits incidents de nettoyage vite réglés à la réception... (Couvertures sableuses). Un superbe restaurant avec variété et qualité. Le chef est un as, c'est un vrai bonheur ! C'est rare à Djerba ! (Voir les autres hôtels voisins...)

    We loved it!

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    My partner and I stayed at the Sofitel Palm Beach, Djerba at the beginning of October, just for a week, which wasn't long enough! The weather was still gorgeous and the hotel wasn't crowded at all. The rooms were huge, we were upgraded to a suite, without even asking, which gave us even more space for us and our 5 year old daughter.

    Tout était parfait

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    Je recommande cet hotel sans aucune hésitation .......tout est parfait de A à Z.

    J'ai choisi une formule en 1/2 pension avec 3 jours de soins au SPA de l'hotel.........que du bonheur.

    Les massages orientaux sont extras (un peu moins professionnel que ce que l'on peut attendre d'un SPA en France) mais quelle gentillesse.

    La plage est très belle,le sable très fin (c'est assez inattendu) et la mer propre.

    Cet un emplacement N°1 à Djerba.

    $45 to use the hotel's indoor pool

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    There were some staggering problems with this hotel from my finace and my experience. We were completely exasperated by our treatment at the "Spa", and then our subsequent treatment by the hotel's manager (and the only person we knew working at the hotel who spoke intelligible English. Before I start on my rant, I shall say that Djerba is a beauiful place, the hotel is plush, and looks like a 5 star hotel.

    Don' bother

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    We stayed the Sofitel Djerba thinking that as it was a Sofitel everything would be of a high standard. We decided to book a spa treatment for three days. Boy did we make a mistake.

    Quite Good

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    We recently booked a short 7 night trip (long enough) to Jerba having not known much about the place. Because of the reviews I read before booking I was swayed to book something along the lines of 4 or 5 star. I would say the Sofitel is 4 star, although the rooms were palatial in size the food was repetative, the beach was described as white and sandy but I fear this is not the case, it is in fact very dirty, I wouldn't allow the children to swim there. The Children's club is quite a walk away and the facilities are of a poor standard, although the staff were very friendly and helpful.

    Fantastic, just what the doctor ordered

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    Went there for a honeymoon and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. As a 32-year old, my wife and I went there for a week and I was very pleasantly surprised. I was not that keen on going to Tunisia beforehand or going to a Sofitel but thoroughly enjoyed both.

    Among the best in Djerba

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    I stayed here end September 2004. My first choice of hotel was actually the Mövenpick Ulysse Palace and Thalasso. Nevertheless, many people said that the Sofitel was a better option. I think that the Mövenpick is the best choice if you want to do a Thalasso therapy, because they have great facilities. Sofitel has also a Thalasso Center, but rather disappointing.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Palm Beach Palace Djerba Houmt Souk

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good