63 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Our second visit in April 2015 after being here in november last year.
"After 2 miserable 5* all inclusive I decided to try something different.After asking lots of people I know who had been to Tunisia you either love it or hate it.So pleased we came to the Dar Khayam we had the best holiday for decades...we have 3 holidays abroad every year.The food,staff drinks etc etc....perfect(by the way not watered down I was tipsy quite a few times..ok every day)We are so sad about what happened there just after we got home,I dread to think how people are surviving without tourists.Thomas Cook think they will be able to take bookings in the winter,so I am going to wait and see,cant imagine going anywhere else now.Our thanks to all the staff,cant wait to see them again.Pauline and Tony Rickaby."
- Travel date: 6th August 2015
pay peanuts you get monkies
"Location: the middle of nowhere other around us only the beach. Food: the food was cold and bland complained about the food but told us it was temperature it should be. Drinks: there was lack of choice local beer only, gin,vodka,brandy or whisky. Hotel: was clean and tidy can't complain about that. Entertainment : was very poor Basically I got what I paid for would never go there ever again"
- Travel date: 10th March 2015
i loved it
"Go here the best hotel great food staff excellent we had a clean nice room Can't fault t he place we will be back loved it worth the money a must hotel"
- Travel date: 26th October 2014
"I have never been to such a poor run down place in all my life, the staff were very rude, not helpful, food if u can call it that was so nasty more of it got thrown in the bin than was eaten, the rep well, a chocolate watch on a hot day would have been more useful, The music at night was so loud no one could get any sleep. It's meant to be all inclusive but more like three meals a day well if u got in the restaurant early that is, if you get in there too late u won't get a plate or knife or fork as the staff take them off the table to give to other people. If u book as a big group your not able to all sit together so if you have a big family the parents sit at one table the the children sit the other side of the restaurant. I could go on but I don't want to bore you lol. There was only one good thing about the hotel it's right on the beach "
- Travel date: 5th February 2014
BEST HOTEL IN HAMMAMET
"This hotel is great staff our friendly and go out of there way to help you and the restaurant staff animation team are the best every thing you need food is lovely I'm a fussy eater and I found something to eat every day don't listen to the bad reviews I've seen going here 8 years now and I/m taking my grandson in may if it was a horrible place I wouldn't be taking my grandson "
- Travel date: 2nd October 2013
"This was our first time here and last. The food was old,repetitive and flies were all over it. We had paid for all inclusive but had to pay to eat somewhere else as the food was so bad. We were advised to pay for a safety deposit box as there had been a few burglaries. We had to buy our water as the water from the bar tasted wrong. We were delayed coming home and put in another hotel for the day,this was a fantastic hotel and I wish I'd booked that one."
- Travel date: 29th October 2012
second time worse than two years ago
"A room was clean, which was better than two years ago. Beach facilities were still the same: two catamarans, two pedal boats, two single kayaks, one double kayak and few old windsurfing boards. Animation team older but still good. Kids club managed by Sam and two girls from Neckermann worked hard and made children happy. The Kayam has semi sized pools, two pools for children and one separate pool with slides. I am not an alcohol drinker, so I can say nothing about a quality of drinks. Food cheap, repetitive, poor quality. Restaurant on the beach offers good view but food under any standard. Some waiters in the main restaurant drink alcohol, one tried using me to serve him few beer during dinner. He drank beer being hidden behind the wall. Finally Germans allowed him to use their table and sent their young children for beer for him. If you want change a table, a room, or use some facilities it will be impossible without "baksheesh" - informal payment. I saw an accident at the pool area, when a man slipped on wet floor, he was bleeding and lay on the floor, SOS (life guard) couldn't help him. I agree that Dar Khayam price is reasonable, but it cannot be excuse for pathology and I should not have been required to pay once again for standard, which I have already paid."
- Travel date: 2nd September 2012
FANTASTIC 4TH HOLIDAY AT THIS HOTEL ....... YVETTE LANCS
"Been ere for the 4th time this year and looking now to book again , this is a 3* hotel so plz do not expect the ritz like some folk do . But wot u will av is a great holiday. And lots of fun. Staff work dam hard and really make u feel welcome the animation team are fantastic the rooms are cleaned everyday , we only go bk to tunisia to go to this hotel it upsets me wen i read how some folk really put this place down.all i can say is if u want 5* then go 5* but if u want a fun filled holiday with friendly staff who do everything they can for u to enjoy it."
- Travel date: 1st August 2012
cheap and cheerful-don't expect the Savoy
"Externally a pleasant property close to a few shops and restaurants- one in particular showed live football. Hotel itself was as you would expect considering the sort of prices paid. Food was excellent although repetitive. Bar was open till midnight and there was no opportunity to pay cash after that! Evening entertainment also stopped at 11pm so a bit disappointed. Pool was [xxx] freezing but it was November although the indoor pool was lovely even though it closed at 6pm. The rooms were clean and tidy and room service was daily but only 2 english channels which was disappointing as nearly half the guests were english. If its a cheap week all inclusive break you are after, then this is good value. I am going back to Tunisia in 3 weeks but am going to try Sousse. Have a good holiday all"
- Travel date: 2nd April 2012
Best hotel i've ever been to
"Been going to this hotel for 7 years and going back again this year The staff are excelent especialy Rafik Mohammed and the other recepetionists and most important The ANIMATION TEAM Inore all the bad remarks this is best holidays i've ever had I have been to a few countries but i've never enjoyed myself as much as i have at THE DAR KHYAM "
- Travel date: 22nd February 2012
2nd time in dar khayam, ignore the bad reviews!
"Just returned from our 2nd visit to the dar khayam, hammamet. And yet again had an absolutely wonderful holiday, couldnt of asked for more. Was welcomed with open arms as the staff remembered us from our holiday there in july 2010. we had a lovely, modern room which was cleaned everyday, the drinks are NOT watered down, as I personally opened a bottle of rum and it was still sealed. the bar staff are excellent, the waiters are excellent (you look after them with a small tip & they look after you)entertainment team was fab yet again, no complaints as everything was as we knew it would be, i.e weather wise, outdoor entertainment wise and had all the info we needed regarding the recent protests. the hotel was clean and the food was lovely and always hot, a small variety each day and each day was different. had the indoor pool to use as the weather wasnt great, the pool was nice n warm just could be slightly cleaner. the staff are always polite and love getting to know holiday makers, i learnt some more arabic this time and made some new friends. our thomas cook rep was really lovely and its safe to safe i will definately be returning soon! thumbs up guys, keep up the hard work!!"
- Travel date: 17th March 2011
if you like a drink take your own !!!!
"stayed at the dar khayam in october 2010 had a fantastic time our only complaint was the fact they water the spirits down we never got drunk. my advise is to take your own !!!"
- Travel date: 9th November 2010
Top traveller tips for Dar Khayam Hotel
"Pull the hotel down rebuild it and get new staff with manners "
"treat them they way you would like to be treated "
"Bring a good book or an MP3/ipod as there isn't much to do during the day"
"lovely holiday, lovely country, lovely people."
"Good value for money."
"A very basic, lazy holiday!"
"beautiful weather and clear blue sea will go to tunisia again"
"yes but time getting there requires attention"
"AFRCAN DREAM IS GOOD AND HOLDING LION CUBS IN THE MEDINA"
"HAMMAMET ITSELF IS GREAT-ESPECIALLY THE BEACH AND MEDINA"
"Taxis are an experience....HOLD ON!!!! Be sure to barter with everything, its fun!!!!!"
"resteraunt citrus was my favourite n"
"the holiday was brilliant and all the location around you"
"Hammamet is a lovely city, if you like cities. I don't."
Dar Khayam Hotel is also called
- Yadis Dar Khayam Hotel
- dar khayam
- dar khayam tunisia