3rd time back to Dar k and can only say, in our 1st week it had got better. 2nd week went down hill after an influx of English.
Airport very good, quick luggage and quick transfere. Mohammed there to meet and greet at hotel, excellent service as usual, had excellent rooms that we requsted, right at the beach front. adequate size for what you need on holiday, bathroom, beds and balcony. Thank you Rafik. apart from sleeping, spent maybe 1 to 1.5 hours in room a day.
Weather a little inclement when we arrived on the 27.09.08, but got better.
Beach lovely as usual and Adel very entertaining especially with the children.
Never spent time really at the pool, find it a little noisy, and to many cigarette stubs around the place. FLIES, yes they have them, never seen one in England though. Aparently ...
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Never had a stomach upset between the 4 of us and my daughter picks up anything thats going, so we have brought 6 full packets of imodium back with us, no ear infections or anything else. Interesting to watch how many people DO NOT wash their hands when coming out of the loo. Found all of the other nationalities polite, apart from the odd few.
Drinks this year were not watered down, can definatley testify to that one!
Food in the restaurant has improved, everyday, the chefs stand and cook fresh food in front of you, temperatures of food were better and also choice. Cannot see what people complain about. Dont like foreign food, dont go. Excellent waiter, clean tablecloths an polite all the time, and we didnt tip until the end.
We had two rooms, one with our teenagers in, both had clean sheets everycouple of days, and clean towels every day we required them, you have to leave them in the shower if you want them changing, same as England. Room lovely and clean and fresh flowers, fantstic view. Tipped at end again.
Entertainment team. Kelly and Sheryl are two of the nicest girls you will ever meet, had such fun seeing them again and chatting on an evening. The boys are also great, they all welcolm you back like good friends, Chico we havnt met before, but a sweetheart and Simo we dont really know.
Camel ride has gone down the pan, no more the beautiful panoramic view, but a trip along a main road and into some scrub area. Taken to the equeatrian centre, dressed up, told to take photos and take kaftans off, no dancing and no effort this year. Unlike the past two. Will not do next year. Not down to Latif who is great as usual. Good luck with the shop Latif, and will send some flags for you, remember words \'No Hassle\'. Pirate ship excellent again, will do again.
So the hotel has deffinatley improved, even the toilets by the restaurant were clean and had loo roll, this was until the second week and the influx of English. I am not tarring everyone with the same brush, but the atmosphere changed.
I did not realise that children between the ages of 3 and 14 were allowed go on holiday abroad alone, because there was no evidence of any parents with the majority. There were kids from 12 to early teens walking round smoking (dont know what the age limit is in Tunisia) and using very bad language, younger children allowed to run riot on the stage during entertainment and throwing paper and things at kelly when she was performing, they have the patience of saints. The hotel was inundated with children running around screaching.
We came in very late on quet a few nights, and made sure we and our children were quiet. The amount of noise people make at 7 in the morning is incredible, little ones running around in corridors and the parents just as loud, no respect for people sleeping (these people were not English, so a tick for us there)
Toilets in restaurant deteriorated rapidly and the restaurant became a night mare, especially with little ones trying to balance plates and food, when they cant even see over the top of the food trays,again, where are the parents.
Thanks to the staff for being so friendly.
Will be back next year, but choose our weeks carefully.
Tour Operator: Sunset