Yasmine Beach Resort
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... university professors or socio-psychologists or communists or documentary film-makers or confused young men, thought they knew everything already and didn't really listen. I preferred to spend time with people I joked around with; these jokesters also made better listeners.
2. THE FOOD / HARISSA -
-----Oil, tomato paste, and a red pepper paste ("harissa") were overused, as substitutes for vegetables. The poor people in Sminja didn't grow ...
Easter Monday and sporting a fine chocolate egg courtesy of P&O we arrive in LaGoulette Tunisia which has been slotted into our itinerary due to the unrest within Egypt. Having spent two days in Israel and traveling within close proximity of the Gaza Strip and also the border of Syria with a leaflet warning us of possible unrest and phone numbers of embassies, another warning upon entering Athens of ...
... on this trip. Our excursion began in the Bardo museum in Tunis which had been opened specially for us as it is usually closed on Mondays . As a result it was very quiet and with a very good guide we were able to appreciate the absolutely amazing mosaics they have on display. It is housed in what was a Turkish palace and the inside of the building itself is beautifully decorated with painted woodwork, ceramic tiled panels and stucco decoration that ...
... of air, in fright.
-----Maybe she liked me because I always told her she was beautiful? She had a thin jaw and broad cheekbones, a broad smile full of big white teeth, and black nail-polish on tanned fingers and feet that fit perfectly in the palm of my hand. Or maybe she liked me because my positive attitude, learned while in Guinea-Bissau, and dancing skills were famous in Sminja?
-----She motioned that I could only touch her ...
... his strong jawline, orange brown skin, sympathetic eyes, and mischievous smile - came home from the cafe. He pretended to talk on the phone with my brother, Brandon, whom he'd never met. He hung up and said, "Brandon mezyan! Justin mush mezyan." (Brandon's beautiful! Justin isn't beautiful.") Semia said, "Brandon khoo-ya. Justin mush khoo-ya." (Brandon's my brother. Justin isn't my brother.) Oh, no. I was losing my Tunisian family to my American ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Yasmine Beach Resort Hammamet
I cannot understand why everyone is writing such bad reviews about the yasmine beach hotel - maybe it has been done up or changed hands since 2004 when the other reviews seem to have been written.
My wife and I booked this Hotel just before the bad reviews started to appear - Expedia would not let us change Hotels, and they turned out to be absolutely right!! Hotel high points - spotless room with balcony & sea view, superb food - well presented and lots of choice. Reception, cleaning staff and cooks cheerful and friendly, waiters less so - seemed to be more interested in chatting up the young ladies, and did seem to pay more attention to the German guests (possibly better tippers than us Brits !!)
Having read the previous reviews I was desperate to change our choice of hotel in Tunisia. All I can say is that these people must be professional moaners and I'm really pleased that we didn't.
We have just returned form this hotel and I must say before we went we were really not looking forward to the hoiday at all having read the previous reviews but can honestly say that we had a really good time. The hotel is not the finest looking building but this is comparison to all the new hotels springing up in the resort and its interior is done in areas with trailing plants and a cave grotto. The hotel is, however, having new carpets and touching up the paint work - none of this disrupted our stay. The food was excellent having a wide variety to suit all tastes. The staff were pleasant and friendly and couldn't do enough for us.
Having read the negative reviews of the Hotel in this website just prior to departure, I attempted to change our hotel booking. Fortunately I was too late to do this as we did not have any of the problems listed in the accompanying reviews.
Waste of money
Had the worst week of my life at this resort! They took two hours to check us in & belongings were stolen from my room on the first morning there!
The Hotel is dark, dingy and damp smelling.
The people on reception can not speak english and none of the entertainment or facilities are in english.
The Food is inediable to say the least. We had to pay extra to move to a four star hotel from this suposed five star establishment!!!
Where to start? We were sold this holiday as a 5 star hotel by Med Hotels. We had the misfortune to spend two weeks looking for the stars - I think we may have found one!
Me, the wife and 3 kids just got back from this hotel on a two week break and met some friends who had spent two weeks prior to us who left the day after we arrived and boy did we have some problems.