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... kilometres (64,000 sq mi) in area, with an estimated population of just under 10.7 million. Its name is derived from the capital Tunis located in the northeast. The south of the country is composed of the Sahara desert, with much of the remainder consisting of particularly fertile soil and 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) of coastline. Tunisia has an association agreement with the European Union and is a member of the Arab Maghreb Union, ...
... 2- About pirates: we didn't encounter any. The razor wire was removed when we were in Sharm El Sheikh and the security patrol left at the entrance to the Suez Canal. I forgot to mention that we were in blackout conditions while in the pirate zone, with all exterior lights turned off and all curtains closed. Even the small windows in the doors to the outside deck were covered over. The happy result of this was the star-gazing was fantastic! ...
... we had a cup of hot chocolate and looked out at the brightly colored boats in the harbor. The ride back to the ship took us through the countryside where we saw the hugely varied crops coming along. Back in Valletta we took a quick trip to the Co-Cathedral of St. John, its severe exterior camouflaging the over-the-top baroque opulence of its interior. The highlights for me were the Caravaggio paintings, "Beheading of John the Baptist" and "St. Jerome," found in the Oratory ...
Not the right vibe to go off touring we decided. Another bombing yesterday by Bouta Haram (or whatever they call themselves). Oh how difficult to hang out by the pool again with nachos, tacos, chicken and the cocktails! Took the photos off the ...
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, another disadvantage of air travel is the times of the flight. Also the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Vincci Taj Sultan Hammamet
The hotel initially appears to be impressive (although not 5 star impressive) but flatters only to deceive. Nice spacious reception, large rooms with daily maid service, plenty of hot water and decent ensuite facilities. Unfortunately this impression is quickly spoiled once you experience the restaurant. The food is awful at breakfast and dinner. Poor quality meats, veg and fruit etc and soup that would have been called 'gruel' in Charles Dickens days. All very badly presented and the staff are surly and seem very unhappy to be there at all.
beautiful hotel, wasnt the best five star but value for money and in a nice quiet location! the rep was really nice and told us the best trips to go on and they were great. walking distance from the medina, where we saw some of the best shows.
the hotel mainly catered to European taste, but it was great seeing no british yobs! everyone was friendly, the food was ok, but id rather have had one of the chefs for dinner happily!
the pool was masssssssive, and there were two of them, the beach was also beautiful until the sea weed came, but still lovely!
one of my best holidays, must sees sees are the sahara and cathage!
I loved it
its really great its really beautifull
and where you have seen an 2000m pool its giant!!!!
The hotel in its self is quite nice but that is where it stops. Reception hated us, were rude and couldnt be bothered. The food was terrible, like school dinners. The entertainment was based on Black Lace greatest hit. You could here it even in the piano bar and that music around the pool. Only 3 tracks playing over and over and....
We also booked our holiday through a well known company that advertised "get away to the sunny beaches of Tunisia"..... Luckily we checked the weather and prepared for the worst!
We have just returned from a weeks holiday booked with Cadogan holidays, Dec 27 - Jan 3. The Cadogan brochure lists the Taj Sultan as five star, however in our experience and from hearing complaints from many other disappointed guests on our return flight home, not many if any would agree.
Rooms are clean, spacious and bright, airy and comfortable. Ours had a beautiful sea view and balcony. The rooms are serviced every day and the staff do an excellent job of cleaning and tidying up - there are fresh towels and the beds are made, bins emptied etc. There is a mini bar in the room with beers, bottled water etc which is useful and reasonably priced, restocked daily. You can buy bottled water in the hotel and via the mini bar, there is no need to take it with you. There was a safe in our room, and we had a bathroom with bath/shower - again clean and well presented.
Having just returned having travelled there on the 27th Dec 04 for 1 week, all I can say is don't go.
The hotel has the setting to be a 5 star hotel but is currently at best a 3
The food is appaling, the service non-existent and they admitted they are not used to english tourists. There were vegeterians and the hotel did not cater for them at all. The spa area is at best clean but needs sign posting and updating, the staff talk together in Tunisian whilst you are having a massage and there is no ambience. Someone has told the entertainment staff (if you could call them that) that all english play bingo.......I could go on and on but I am sure you have got the gist. I am off to the travel agency to book a holiday as I have not had one!
We just came back after 2 weeks from end Oct/beginning November 2004. This place blares music by the pool all day with a thumping base, apparently "french people like this" we were told. The air conditioning is only on in July & August - as we were told "Tunisian people don't think its hot now"- it was 88 degrees and we were very hot.