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wonderfull hotel and all the way tunisian ambience. like all other hotels on the site, big and cosy. not more than 4 or 5 floors high the main caracteristic feature are the lobbys as high as the hotel itself. and very friendly staff , all languages spoken, and very arabic environment great views over the yasmine beach or facing the other, way the pool . wide rooms all with balcony. and a gymnasium or a massage parlour to complete the perfect relaxed vacation.
Good if you are German
I would completely recommend this hotel, if you are German. Unfortunately for me, the only German i remember is how to say my name. The entertainment was not good, i could'nt understand it.
However, the hotel itself is rather nice, there is lots of choice for food, a choice of pools (one downstairs, one on the second floor and an indoor pool) and the staff are mostly friendly (although we did have the night receptionist hitting on us twice when we were coming in at night).
The bar staff and waiters are all very friendly, most speak good english.
The animators tended to ignore us, although i think thats because we spent more time at another hotel with friends we had made the time before.
The Brauhaus which is attached to the hotel has the best lager i have ever tasted, brewed onsite.
One of the best hotels in Hammamet!
My wife and I stayed at a double room with a seaside view in Iberostar Saphir Palace in the end of September 2010. The room was quite big and looked fantastic with its marble floor, there is a free safe deposit box in the room (something not typical for Tunisia), the bed was extremely cozy, the morning view at the nearby beach and the Mediterranean sea is something that we will remember for a long time. The bathroom was entirely made of marble and looked more like a spa than a hotel bathroom! What we didn't like regarding the room were two things - the iron chairs on the balcony have been rusty and could damage your clothes; the other thing was that you can hear evetything on the street even with your windows closed. In general this 4-storey hotel with more than 220 rooms and above average pricing is very clean and having all the amenities you might need for your leisure time - great outdoor swimming pool, heated inside swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, piano bar with live music in the lobby, etc. It is situated in the modern Yasmine Hammamet. not faraway from the local Medina and is separated by the sea beach by just one street - the so called 7th November Blvd. The staff is quite helpful and friendly (with some exceptions in the restaurant) especially if you give them a small tip, but this is something so typical for Tunisia in general. The restaurant looks great, but I do think that they could offer food with much better quality. The other thing that we dislike (although it's not such a big problem) is that you have to cross the street in order to reach the sandy beach for tanning. I would recommend highly this hotel especially after being to other hotels in Hammamet and Tunisia in general! The sea view, the room itself
HAMMAMET VILLAGE TOP TEN
This is the first time I have booked a package holiday from the UK and I can understand why some people complain.
The resort itself was okay. The facilities included 4 outdoor pools (2 large and 2 childrens) and 1 indoor pool. All maintained fairly well and supervised occasionally, although quite slippery when getting in or out!
1 disco, which continued going until 4a.m with the doors wide open regardless whether there were 2 or 20 people in it.
Food - very poor! At the beginning of the week the food was edible but it served the same food buffet style for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day with very slight variations in the choice of under or over cooked meats.
Cleanliness - our room was cleaned by a very friendly and helpful lady everyday.
The dining areas where fairly well maintained apart from the lack of cutlery on tables and cups and plates while waiting to collect your food and drinks.
Location was central between Yasmine Hammamet and the Old medina ( centre ville).
A taxi ride to either one was only 3 dinar.
The beach was located across the road down a cactus lined alleyway, a good 5 minute walk.
Entertainment - the same programme repeated each week.
Outside theater had a sound system (or amateaur DJ) that was deafening. Not really good for all the small children who eagerly sit at the front of the stage.
Crazy golf - prone to flooding
childrens play area - which would have been more practical if it was covered from the burning sun to allow children to use it.
Bars - a little confusing - it all depends on whether you are full or half board to whether you get served or not. TIP: Buy large bottles of Stella from the restaurant for 5 dinar or small bottles of tunisian beer for 3 dinars. The waiters only bring you small glasses of drink ask for large at no extra cost.
For families with small children request a groud floor apartment to avoid accidents with the balconies. Top 10 for families
1. Sahara Explorer excursion - 2 day coach trip with Saphir Travel - suitable for over 4 years old with a camel ride into the Sahara.
2. Pirate ship cruise - chance to swim in the Med and see dolphins.
3. If you have a fridge in your apartment stock up on bottled water and biscuits.
4. Chips up - nice variety of crisps.
5. Brik - a simple style of egg dish but not to strange or spicy.
6. Some UK medecines are not as effective, simply visit a chemist in case of upset stomach or mosquito bites.
7. Take a taxi or the Noddy train to visit the medinas in both the centre and Yasmine Hammamet.
8. Carthage land - pay for your entrance and ride as much as you like - don't miss the animals and your photo opportunity on the log flume.
9. Take cash or travellers cheques - to exchange at your hotel. Cash machines are only available at banks and are not always working. Take a couple of different cards if you can.
10. Buy postcards from a little taxiphone booth near the old medina close to the huge rocket shaped monument. 6 for 1 dinar also sells stamps. .600dt
Don't expect good entertament
I am 18 years old and was there with my Parents. Not once was I approached by the Animations team to join in, in what ever entertament there was going on. On our last day we where asked to fill in a questenaire all us Scots filled in how poor the entertainment was to the disgust of the Head animator. When he spoke to us he had to admit he had never noticed us although we lay at the swimming pool every day. We came to the conclusion we would have to look seductive as thats the type they hang around with. Having been on several holidays I have never had this problem and always enjoyed the entertainment so this was a bad point about the Yasmine Beach to me everthing else was satisfactory.
Following a terrible year we booked a '5* exotic all inclusive'holiday at the Yasmine Beach Hotel for Christmas.
It was smelly, dirty, overcrowded and full of local business men and their wives with dozens of children on a conference! (approx 180 delegates we were informed).
It was impossible to find a table in the dining room on the night of our arrival, no cutlery or crockery. We could not get into the dining room at breakfast and it was 11.30am. before we had our first drink of the day.
We were not helped at all by the rep for Med Hotels and we moved to the Flora Park Hotel by midday. They made us very welcome and supplied us with breakfast! At least another 6 couples moved over to the Flora Park after we had gone and if it had not been for the wonderful service we received from the conscierge and his staff and the company of the other guests, we would have had a terrible Christmas. We booked with lastminute and a complaint is currently being dealt with.
In view of this experience, we will never book through this travel company again as the descriptions of the accommodation are unreal. Tunisia is off our list also! Being seasoned and experienced travellers, we are not unreasonable people but this hotel is diabolical and should be reassessd by the travel business.
Yours sincerely Sue and Graham Paulin. Spalding Lincolnshire.
Outstanding value for money!!!
I was compelled writing my opinion after reading the various unfair reviews for this hotel. Fortunately, we didn’t pay any attention to these nonsense and “risked” going there for our annual family holiday, which was far beyond our expectations.
I believe that the hotel is not up to 5 star standards, at least based on the British standards that we are all used to. However, I feel that the Yasmine Beach hotel is a very good 4 + hotel offering good quality of food as well as excellent service and cleanliness.
The all-inclusive board was quite generous covering the whole day long (ends 00:00), rooms were equipped with all the essentials and were cleaned on a regular basis. It is also noteworthy that shops and restaurant were in a short walking distance from the hotel.
The hotel’s overall facilities were in a satisfactory condition, but you may need to place a reservation first before taking advantage of some of the sports facilities offered.
In a nutshell, I was glad I took that “risk” it proved quite a good holiday and would not recommend taking seriously all reviews made. I have travelled in quite a few countries and must admit that was quite happy with what was delivered.
This one is taken in front of our hotel-Safa. It's in the first line of the hotels, only the road separates you from the beach and in hot summer days that's all the walking you actually can do.
This was my view for seven days on the beach. Just lying down under these parasols daydreaming, sometimes even too lazy to go for a swim so it is little wonder we were pronounced two laziest girls on the beach by the parasailing team.
We didn't like the beach in front of our hotel because of soft beds and too many people speaking our mother tongue. After all we came to relax:) So we wondered off to the Mehari Hotel which is next to ours and came across the kindest beach boy you can imagine. There is always some relaxing music around, crazy Italians:) doing aqua gym and dance coreography, lots of Algerians, Tunisians, Somalians, Italians, Spanish, French, Chinese....and a great beach caffe.
"Favourite Caffe - Le Bistro"
Medina is just behind our hotel, so we thank God we were so wise to choose our hotel, because for two girls to go to Medina and then to come back from is not that easy. It needs to be close so you can do the running to the hotel if necessary and call our security guy Atif if necessary:) And this was our favourite caffe in the Medina, near the Horse Entrance. They have these colourful, sort of traditional chairs, great Arabic music, lots of tourists and Tunisians as well. Next to the caffe, there is a restaurant with the belly dance around eleven every night so many people gather here to see that.
"Medina at night"
At night Medina really comes alive. You can walk by outside walls. There are lots of caffes, restaurants and shops as well as inside the Medina. It's not an old one. It was built just for tourism but still it's very interesting with all the streets, corridors and entrances.
And now the shops. There are lot of things you can buy. They aren't very expensive but still it was hard to find something that would uniquely represent Tunisia and lot of this goods is unfotunately of a rather bad quality. If you enter a shop be prepared to buy something otherwise do not enter. In the beginning it's awful but with time you'll get used to it. I just let the seller do the talking and guessing which country we are from. It takes them couple of minutes, if they even guess it, which gives us enough time to check out the goods.
This is the entrance to the amusement park Carthageland which I did not visit. But parents with children who did say it's good. This is one of famous Hanibal's elephants.
YASMINE HAMMAMET: A EUROPEAN AFRICAN COUNTRY
It was my husbands second visit and my first and it did not disappoint. Firstly, please don't think that Yasmine is full of architecture and history, this is a tourist built resort full of 4 and 5 star hotels. It was developed to help promote tourism in the area and attract more people. The resort has plenty to keep you busy from the Medina full of restaurants, theme park and museums to the only ice rink in Tunisia. The new marina is full of restaurants ranging from high class cuisine to take aways but all the food is delicious.
Every morning you will be faced with the same questions "what should we do today". Whether you are on a family break or a relaxing getaway there are plenty of options both in and out of the resort.
YASMINE HAMMAMET: With the construction of the new medina, the resort has plenty to keep you busy for a day. From wandering around the bazaars to going to Carthage Land. Carthage Land is the only theme park in Tunisia and whilst it is quite small and designed for younger children it is well worth a visit as you get entry to 4 other attractions when you purchase your ticket. Great value for money.
HAMMAMAET: From Yasmine you can get the little train that runs on the road direct to Hammamet. This costs around 5 dinars (3.5€, £2.5).
Hammamet is where the old, tradtional medina is located and is full of small shops selling everything from spices, bags, clothes and ceramics. Take an extra suitcase as you will need it once you see all the ceramics and crockery and how cheap everything is.
The only bad point about this resort is that there are no bars as such in the off season and some of the only places to drink are the hotels (expensive) or restaurants. After some searching we did fine a quaint little bar called "Queen Victoria Pub" in the Le Hammamet Hotel. Even though it has a typically english name it is not a brit pub. It serves fantastic cocktails at 8 dinars compared to the hotels and restaurants that sell the from between 10 to 15 dinars. In Yasmine there are plenty of places to eat and it all depends on your budget and what you want to eat. I will give our info on our favourites on our hot tips!
Yasmine Hammamet clean safe and rather boring
"typical beach resort"
We went to Yasmine Hammamet with all our kids because we were told by some Tunisian friends that it was a brand new beach resort, very clean, very nice. We stayed at the Iberostar Averroes Hotel, which was quite OK. But Yasmine Hammamet was incredibly boring. It was clean and new and very nice in a way, but absolutely no feeling of being in Tunisia, it could be any resort in any country, except maybe for all the fake Nike shops. All the restaurants around the hotel serve Italian food, nothing local. A place to go if all you want is the beach and pool and drinks, and not discover anything about the country. Good for not too young kids, there is an amusement park nearby (we didn't go so we can't recommend) and of course the usual games provided by the hotel.
We had a really tough time renting a car -- it was a day and a half late.
Hammamet Yasmine Beach
Hammamet Yasmine by night
Yasmine Beach Hotel
I'm staying at the Yasmin Beach Hotel in July - does anyone know what it's like?
I want to go horseriding is this possible from near the hotel?
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In the beach will appear several guys tring to sell you camel or horses travels
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thanks - do u know if Yasmine Beach is a nice hotel?
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No I don´t know ..sorry but i was told by natives that beaches of Sousse are best
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i've just returned from staying there for 2 weeks. I really love tunisia but i was not impressed with this hotel. There are many germans staying there and most things are directed towards them, although the hotel itself is lovely and the food is nice, and everybody is very friendly. You can only get 2 spirits on the all inclusive but beer, wine and soft drinks are free as well. I recommend the pool on the second floor as you get more of a breeze up there compared to the downstairs pool.
Hope this was of use.
Yasmine hammamet sports bars
looking for a bar that shows English football all ideas will be welcome, !!!!!
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The English football league is very [popular in Tunisia, you should have no problem finding somewhere.
Yasmine Hammamet in august
Me and my husband are planning on a week visit to Tunisia in the end of Augost. Would it be empty at this time of year or will there still be some turists? We foung a good deal to Yasmine Hammamet at Green golf. Has anyone been there? what do you think?
Also I was wandaring what one can do in Yasmine Hammamet. I mean what are the things to do, places to go, how is the nightlfe and so on. We are flexible and like to explore the places we are visiting. Any recommendations, suggestions are appreciated