Le Zenith Hotel

, Hammamet, Tunisia
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Le Zenith Hotel

, Hammamet
Hammamet Nord - Hammamet - 8050 - Tunisia 72/278423
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7/10
Good All Inclusive
Submitted by: dean in 20/03/06
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
We went in the third week in March. Booked the holiday at the very last minute. It was for a couple and I will try and be as honest as I can in my review.

Flight to Tunisia - Very basic, no option for vegetarians - 4/10

Trip to hotel - Very smooth coach journey - 8/10

Greeting upon arrival - Made to feel welcoming - 7/10

Food - You have 3 meals a day, breakfast which is usually croissants, pastries, coffee, tea and oj etc...and cereal as well. Luch which caters for all types (chicken, pasta, salad, curry, potatoes, rice, veg etc) and then tea which again is different each day (my advice is DON'T try the rabbit). 9/10

Drink - Though you are all inclusive you are only entitled to one drink with each meal, any others you will have to pay for upon depature. 7/10

Reception - Can be very difficult to speak to, they were always friendly but at times could not be bothered to listen.

Bar - The all Inclusive offer is from 10am - 11pm. The free drinks are beer (served in half pints), red or white whine, coke, fanta, orange juice, coffee, tea, or local drinks of muscat (tastes a lot like martini best served with sprite), bouka (a VERY strong local brandy, best served with coke) and also local brandy. You can purchase cocktails for 6 dinar (£2.80, but my advice is don't as its just bouka and muscat and you can get this for free!!) The bar has a pool table which is 2 dinar (£1 a game). 9/10

Entertainment - There is a team of staff called the Animation Team, they were excellent and they play Bingo at 9pm every night and also put on shows for the guests, the shows are average but great if you are staying in the hotel for the week. They especially love children! 10/10

Rooms - The rooms were 2 single beds pushed together, the tv had one channel and no volume control (this was for every room that I asked about), the shower is a very powerful power shower and the bath is large, beware, before you have a bath look to see if the bath has any cracks in as I cut my back badly the first night!).

Excursions - If you are staying for a week the 2 day Sahara Trip is a MUST. For £60 each you get to see the Colleseum where Gladiator was filmed, The berbers (local Tunisians who live in caves), a Mosque, you get to see an oasis which is truly breathtaking, and also ride camels in the Sahara, its a fairly lenghty trip but well worth the money (ps if you do take this trip, despite what you are told at the welcome meeting you will need to pay an extra £18 for the Oasis trip) - 10/10

Shops - There is one shop situate inside the hotel grounds, please beware that all the goods they sell there, (Nike trainers, Diesel Jeans, Ralph Lauren shirts etc) are FAKE and they will take you for a ride. My adivce is steer well clear of this shop and head to the Medina. 2/10

Shops - There are 3 or 4 shops right outside the hotel that do not hastle you for anything and they are twenty times cheaper than the hotel shop, I advise going in them.

Taxis - Taxis are fairly cheap, we only took cabs to Hammamet and prices ranged from 3 Dinar (£1.50) to 10 dinar £5.

Whiskey - You may hear stories about locals buying Whiskey for Leather jackets or offering you extorniate prices for a bottle. I took a bottle of Red Label and Glenfiddich and to be honest the locals were just not interested at all in swapping, in fact they seemed a bit insulted when you try it. If you do manage to swap some then fair play! Take some anyway as one shot of Black label is nearly £6!!!!

Medina - The Medina is the local market and you are expected to haggle, they start at their highest price and you have to start at your lowest and meet somewhere inbetween. I spoke to a few locals who said that the ususal rule is to pay a third of what you would expect back home. Don't be hassled into buying anything you do not want to. If you say NO firmly they tend to leave you alone. 8/10

Pubs/Clubs - There are two pubs that I reccomend if you fancy a night out from your hotel. THe British Pub (dont expect British beer on tap!), this is a nice pub with a friendly atmosphere and great price of drinks, the Stella is a local brew and only £2 for a huge bottle!

But by far the best bar is the Latino Bar (aimed at the 20 somethings) its a bar that is open till 5am and serves great price drinks, has a dance floor and lots of great music, both western and local. GO here at least once, we had two cracking nights there.

Other - We went Quad biking and the bike had no brakes, had an accident and found out the company were not insured, if in doubt check with the Rep.

There is also a hidden gem no more than 100 yards from the hotel, its a Resturant called The Lotus, its open beyond midnight so if you fancy something after the bar has closed, then head there, menu is nice and the price is fanstastic (two meals for 4 people and 2 beers each came to £18 in total!).

Top Local Tips for Hammamet

le voiler in yasmine this restaurant was one of the highlights of our trip. It is on the port front and serves fantastic fish and seafood. Lovely wine too.My daughter highly recommends the chocolate fondant and she is a conneissur.

Prices Haggle your prices! Don't agree for the prices they tell you - always go much cheaper - especially if you're english, they do tend to bump you.

dining take a walk across the road to the yasmina pizzeria. great food for hardly anything at all. we wer einvited to a ramadan meal by one of the animation team, and we paid only 5TD per head for a REALLY impressive meal!!

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Other names for Le Zenith Hotel

  • le zenith hammamet
  • hotel le zenith
  • Address: Hammamet Nord - Hammamet - 8050 - Tunisia
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