Vincci Taj Sultan
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... I never bought a donkey. When I'd been too lazy to wake up early for a livestock market, that was the smartest thing I ever did.
-----And now ... I was going to do something even smarter! I was going to write my newest MODERN ODDYSEUS' TOP 5!!! And I wanted to end the story of my trip to Tunisia on a good note. So, the Top 5 Worst Things about Tunisia! would start us off:
1. TOO CONFIDENT -
-----The men, whether strict Muslims or normal ...
... what could be misconstrued as cynical views no doubt. The weather is starting to be more what I suppose we are to expect within Europe for this time of year but is a big change from what we have been used to but it is quite good to have a gradual return to our climate. We sail to Menorca tonight where we are due to catch up with friends so looking forward to that before heading home via Lisbon. Sent from my ...
Another place that far exceeded our expectations. When we heard that our Egyptian ports had been replaced by this visit we were disappointed as we have been to Tunisia before to Sousse and didn't enjoy our stay very much. However this day trip was fantastic. As the ship berthed we were met by traditional drummers and pipe players and a man on a camel which was very jolly - they even played God Save The Queen! Also the sun shone yet again - we can't believe ...
... they loved.
-----I felt relieved when I returned from Kerouan to my Dreedy family and Sminja. The only thing I needed to make my relationship with Sminja perfect was a girlfriend. Somehow, to my great surprise, I had found one.
-----In mid-March, this unmarried women whispered to me: "Nti besh turgud ma-aya?" (Do you want to sleep with me?) I quickly nodded. "Niheb." (Yes, I'd like to.) Her brown eyes widened and she swallowed ...
... s beard was sacred because it was grown for religious purposes.
-----The following day, Haikl told me: "Hmida told Monsoor he doesn't like you, because you put the card in his beard." My heart dropped. Oh, no. Had I really offended poor old Hmida? ... "Ha ha." Haikl's friendly gray face laughed at me. Hmida hadn't really said that, it was just a joke!
-----Monsoor's family quickly became my own.
-----One night, however, Monsoor's son ...
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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.