Hotel Paradis Palace
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... of locals tried to sell us watches and sunglasses of the fake designer variety. Someone else was selling leather shoes. It would be nice not to be hassled on the beach; you expect it from market stalls because that's where you are trying to buy things - the beach is for relaxing.
As it's February, it's not a very busy place. However I would've thought that it would be very popular in the Summer. It ...
... everywhere last time so we decided to go again. Same as the other time, we stayed at the roof top of a cheap hostel which only cost 6 dinar (3 Euros) where we can get a panorama view of the whole medina and sleeping under the full moon with shinning stars at night. During the day, we went shopping in the market in the Medina where we had such an unforgettable time bargaining with the shopkeepers. Mostly because of the ...
You'll notice that there are not many if any tourists in my photos. WHY IS THAT?
Well i in essence don't do tourists! By that i mean trips as for the complete context yes i will do a tourist giving half the chance. I SHOULD BE THAT LUCKY OR THE TOURIST.
Most of these photos are point and shoot,strap looped over the neck camera set to high speed resolution, finger ready on button point push and hope ...
... then we walked round the Port, dad said it was like Southend.. Weather was nice though, sorts and T-shirt in October at night - swell.
Bed relatively early as we had sightseing to do next day.
Up at 7.30, to catch taxi (29DN) at 8.30 to Monastir, place where Monty Python was filmed. Spent a few hours here, looking round medina, masoleum of former president, beach paddling and mainly at Ribat. This took ...
... local cheeses for a dessert. Enjoyed every bite and actually started to feel sorry for ourselves having to leave the next day.
All in all a perfect relaxing day. I could really love that type of Tunisia - with loads of sun, relaxing atmosphere and with amazing food and drinks. Such a pity the beginning of our stay was so unfortunate (weather-wise), it would be a fabulous holiday if it wasn't for the bad weather we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Paradis Palace Hammamet
We had mixed feelings before we arrived, only to be confirmed as my worst fears. As in the other reports, the restaurant was a haven for Flies, even cockroaches were spied on the Childrens food servery. (photos taken) My husband is still ill from this trip, he suffered tummy upset and even sickness, for 12 days of the 14 day vacation. We have been back three weeks now! My two sons could not eat any of the food in the restaurant, chips were greasy and not cooked right. The bread had been covered in flies so was inedible, in fact most food had flies on it. Like a previous report you had to line up early to get a table, then the queues were horrendous, that is if the foreign people didn't just push in front of you. We ended up having to eat out. Luckily my children having not eaten in the restaurant were not ill, although we all lost weight on holiday- a rareity - lost a stone each. That says a lot.
Just returned from 2 weeks stay and have 2 say WHAT A DISAPPOINMENT. The rooms leave a lot 2 be desired.basic and in need of renovating.We had 2 change are's as soon as we got there because the smell was bad.What can i say about the food,DISAPPOINTING.The food was repetative and not very well cooked.On quite a few occasions we told staff and shew them undercooked and raw in the middle of some meat dishes.unfortunately on trying the same dishes on different days the meat was still raw in the middle. The animation team do a fantastic job though.they work very long hours but work so hard and never stop smiling.The shows were excellant and on our last nite LION KING was fab....The hotel staff were on the whole very good,hygene not top of the list though.Tipping did get u better looked after..Medi the pool bar waiter is a great laugh and lucky to escape being thrown in the pool.The hotel could be so good they just need 2 try a bit harder to sort out the problems.Not a bad holiday just not as good as we hoped.
Absolutely loved the animationteam
i thought that the animation team were absolutely mint!!!! i loved all the performances on the nights and thge group dances afterwards. i would definatly go again!!!
Well what can I say, reading the last review posted I have to say I agree with everything that was said! I would not recommend this accommodation it was a terrible experience and a real let down as we had been looking forward to our holiday for months! the majority of our holiday was spent fighting over the toilet due to many possible reasons, poor quality of the food, dirty pool water and dirty rooms, Eveyone that we spoke to at the hotel also had the same problems. Avoid if at all possble!!
We have just returned from a family week holiday and stayed at this hotel. Having read previous reviews prior to departure we were really looking forward to the week ahead. Unfortunately, our experience of this hotel and location were susprisingly different. The rooms were OK, but not great, having a family room with four beds. The bathroom was in obvious need of remedial work, we found it dirty with mouldy sealant around the bath. Poor shower, which was a bath attachment. The hotel was fully booked and the facilities were insufficient to cater for the high numbers. It was impossible to find a place around the pools (the usual towels laid out by night time maruaders) but fortunately, although crowded, space was found on the beach. The worst part of the holiday was the food and dining facilities. The dining area had flies swarming around continually, in part due to the complacent staff, whose numbers were woefully inadequate to cope with the number of diners. Staff didn't replace dirty table cloths from one meal to the next but instead just turned them over, which left plenty of filth for the flies to relish. Trying to find a table generally was very difficult and guests ended up clearing and setting new tables themselves. There were only two choices for guests and that was to either arrive promptly for meal times to secure a table but in doing so risk being trampled in the ensuing scramble for food or to arrive after the inital stampede and risk not being able to find a table but worse still risk the food having been contaminated by the flies ... we tried both options and with the latter would probably explain why three of our party suffered from sickness and nasty stomach upsets. The food was not suitable for kids in general, our six year old resorted to eating plain pasta and chips every meal but this was also impossible eventually after he discovered dead flies in his pasta shells! A word of caution too for those with families, especially particularly young children, although portrayed as a family hotel be prepared for loud and I mean really LOUD music blaring out until atleast 2am every morning. This prevented any form of sleep as it was just as loud in the rooms as by the pool bar where the activity takes place. We decided one night that if we weren't allowed to sleep 'we might aswell join them' for the evening/early morning entertainment ... so bad we gave up and decided that if we had to listen to such awful 'entertainment' we would be better to suffer it from the limited comfort of our beds! From 9am the music begins again blaring out all day by the pool.
we went to the hotel paradis on the 22nd of may this year for two weeks and it was ace !
Traveling with children
just arrived back from the paradis hotel from a 1 week holiday. Altogther this hotel is good value for money ,if traveling with children the pool and slide will keep them occupied in the day in the evening the hotel entertainment will keep all ages happy.JMC run the kids club at this hotel entertaining the kids in the day with games and in the evening the kids disco .The only down side to this hotel is the rooms. I feel the rooms (mainly the bathrooms) need refurbishing as both rooms we were given needed attention in this area.ie tiled areas and sealant round the bath were very mouldy and dirty.The staff at this hotel were mainly helpful and friendly but there were a few who were not. Tipping did get you a better service.
Friendly hotel in lovely location
Myself and my family had a very enjoyable 2 weeks here, and in fact returned 6 weeks later for another week. The staff are so helpful they almost fall over themselves to be of service, and the facilities, to tunisian standards are good. Although the food was not to english taste, open your imagination a little and youll enjoy it. The rooms were well kept, and the pools were kept scrupulously clean every day. The evening entertainment was generally tongue in cheek but again, be open minded and youll have a whale of a time. We are returning this year for another fun, safe and well recieved holiday!
Great Value For Money
Our group of thriteen students and three teachers, visited the Hotel Paradis for a four day study visit in March 2005. Although not all of the facilities were open those that were, offered high levels of service and friendly staff. Certain restaurnats and bars were unavailable during our stay as we went in the off season and certain areas were being repaired but the variety of entertainment, the clean pools and rooms and wide variety of food within the breakfast and evening buffets were all fantastic. All of the 9 rooms that our group occupied had a sea view and a balcony and the rooms were cleaned every day with new towels added.
We would highly recommend using this hotel however we feel that you should stay for around 2 weeks.
Matt and Simon
Avoid it if you can!
It's been a terrible experience and almost spoiled our vacation. We staied there for two weeks last August and we will never forget the smell in the room nor the orrible fornitured (brush painted!).
Every day we had to fight to get a table at the restaurant and for two weeks we could not get a clean table at all. The food was miserable and boring: rice, cicken, shrimps and some sort of pasta...we could not eat anything else for 2 weeks!
We had only 2 baths in the see in 2 weeks, as it was so dirty we could not wet ourselves in it! The only nice point were the swimming pools.
But we did no go to Hammamet (from Rome) to have bath in swimming pools really!!