Palm Beach Palace Djerba
Travel Blogs from Houmt Souk
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 …
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 …
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 ...
... 25 euro per person
Flamingo island trip: 19 euro
Excursions to the desert: from 1 to 8 days it depends on your holidays and choice
Camels and Horses ride
And many other activities to discoevr on our website: www.djerbatourisme.com.
We make friends not customers <3 <3 <3
... back to England, and we head to Libya tomorrow. No alcohol is allowed in Libya, so will be enjoying some sundowners on the beach tonight to finish off whatever we have left.
The Trip Odometer has reached 3000 Km without much fuss. Let hope it continues, but I'm sure with Libya, Egypt and Sudan to come, there are some interesting times ahead, and many more hours of sitting at a border post.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Palm Beach Palace Djerba Houmt Souk
Adequate in every way, excellent in some
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.
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 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...)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.