27 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

Fabulous value

Reviewed Fri 16th of November 2012

"Spent 2 weeks at the Iberostar Averroes at the beginning of September, and had a fantastic holiday. This is the 2nd Iberostar we have been to, and so far they are the best resorts we have stayed in.We paid £693 each for 2 weeks all inclusive!! What amazing value. The selection of food was very good, something for everyone, only problem was that it was, at best warm, but mostly cold. However there was a microwave available that we 'Brits' could use to heat the food up with.Be warned, if you want freshly squeezed orange juice at breakfast you will have to pay for it, as well as any non local drinks, your room safe will cost you £1 a day (well worth it)
The rooms were huge, beautifully clean and nicely furnished, clean towels each day, and sheets changed frequently.One tip: when you arrive at the hotel it is worth asking if they have any sea view rooms available, they only charge £28 , compared with £40/£60 if you book with travel agents.The views from the non sea view side of the hotel are not inspiring, and could be a bit noisy early morning and evening.
The entertainment in the hotel was a bit hit and miss, but as we went with friends, it didn't really bother us. The Brits are very much in the minority in this hotel, mostly French,German & Italian. Some of the other Brits we spoke to found this a problem, but it was fine with us, nice to speak to other fellow Europeans!!There was no problem getting sunbeds, unless you wander down at 10 or 11am!
The swimming pool area is lovely, and so close to the beach, which is beautiful. Great selection of water sports.We went on 2 trips: The African Dream, where we visited a Zoo, and then went into a mud hut for a meal and African dancers entertaining us. good evening. Second trip was an overnight trip where we went camel riding in the Sahara, saw the places where Star Wars & The English Patient was filmed,Oasis and wonderful scenery.
There are 2 Medina's close by. The one in Hammamet Town is much more intense, and they are quite pushy, whereas the one in Hammamet Yasmine was much calmer. You just have to learn to say no thank you if you aren't interested, or be prepared to barter if you are! Hammamet Yasmine resort is very attractive, and very pleasant to mooch around either during the day or at night, good restaraunts and cafe's.
All in all a great holiday, and fantastic value for money, wouldn't hesitate to return."

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  • Travel date: Tue 3rd of October 2006

Beautiful hotel, food not too bad, it fe...

Reviewed Sun 24th of September 2006

"Beautiful hotel, food not too bad, it felt bit like a canteen though! nice pool area, bit noisy though, lovely beach but not much to do there outside hotel, if you like walking out a night its not for you as there isn't much at all there & felt like you should not be out there, we spent 2 weeks in the hotel grounds!!! Entertainment not very good but they try real hard! Watch out for the massive jelly fish and most days’ seaweed & murky sea!"

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  • Travel date: Sun 24th of September 2006

This hotel is exactly what you see in th...

Reviewed Tue 29th of August 2006

"This hotel is exactly what you see in the pictures, it’s stunning! Set right on the beach, there are always sun loungers available. Go late March, early April when it’s not so busy.

The rooms are kept so clean and tidy, the maid visits every day giving fresh towels and thoroughly cleaning the rooms. They even go to the effort of putting your hand towels into the shape of swans in your sink. Very nice touch.

We arrived at the hotel in the evening and I really thought they had taken us to the wrong one, the way it’s all lit up at night is beautiful and it 100% out done my expectations.

I'm the fussiest eater in the world, but I could live there, the food was great, service was fantastic. There is always someone going out of their way for you.

I had been warned off going out of the hotel resort before I went to this country. But I found the local people nothing but inviting and friendly.

It’s a great chill out holiday with friends, maybe not if you’re a clubbing kind of person. Also would make a lovely family trip with young children.

I can't wait to get back on that plane next year!!!!! Worth every single penny!! (Great deals with Thomas Cook) Reps were excellent to!

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  • Travel date: Tue 29th of August 2006

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