Written on: 29/08/2013
Just got back from the houda golf hotel yesterday, wasnt impressed on how long we had to wait till we got into our rooms, over 5 bloody hours, the dinner hall was rubbish, not alot of selection for my young children, unless they had pasta or chips for 2 weeks, flies bloody paradise,our bed sheets got changed once in 2 weeks, the tunis holiday makers were sods,our waiter ali was very rude too, had to take my daughter to the doctors today because she is so ill, the only good thing about that... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2012
Houda Golf and Beach Hotel. September 2012 If you require a holiday with reasonable service, reasonable food and the opportunity to get some sleep at night, DO NOT book in to this hotel. This is a cheap hotel trying to make a profit from the all inclusive market by cutting corners at every opportunity. Please be aware, that, at this hotel “in inclusive” includes swarms of flies and food poisoning. Any one booking into this hotel does so at their own risk. Thomas Cook should be ashamed... (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2010 by kerramack95 (4 reviews written)
Went to the Houda Hotel last year in early August and was not dissapointed. The entrance to the hotel is something out of a movie!
Came with 3 other people.
The all inclusive deal is very good, food is available most of the time, all the junk you can eat. The food aint too bad if your expectations arent sky high. Entertainment was GREAT. They did a wicked Micheal Jackson tribute and added loads of backdrops and smoke to fit the dances.
The hotel room was basic but clean and conditioned.... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2010
just got back from a weeks stay with my family 8 of us including my 2 year old grandaughter,there are no lifts we were on the 4th floor many families having to carry puschairs up and down numerous flights of stairs.
the food was aimed at the continental clients not at the british and although it was not the hight of the season we had to que for everything the beach was dirty .
the entertainment staff were great and the pools and slides were excellent all in all we will not be... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2010 by kagee1964 (2 reviews written)
We visit Tunisia yearly, sometimes twice a year, we always stay in The Abou Sofiane in Port el Kantaoui, after our stay this year and during the Volcano issue we were transferred by Thomas Cook, to The Houda Beach in Skanes for one week.
Oh My God, what an awful place. To be fair the grounds are great, the gardens colourful and the pool area really fab! But the rooms were awful, dirty, smelly...just awful! The toilet leaked, the shower curtain had totally lost its 'water-proof quality' so... (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2010
My partner and I have just returned from The Houda Beach Hotel in Skanes after an extended stay due to the Volcano stuff! The Hotel was clean and tidy as were the rooms. The Staff were great and the Animation team were fab (never forget seeing Willy and Mido dressed as Batman and Robin riding a mule around the lovely ground!). These boys and girls worked so hard to keep everyone amused and the kids seemed to loved them.
The only down side was the food which seemed fine when we fristed... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2009
Just returned from Houda Golf & Beach Club after spending 14 nights there.Hotel looks fabulous from outside.Some of the rooms are ok ours was very basic.No view,corridors were very narrow and dark at night. The food was terrible as was the resturant, it was stuffy and the heat was unbearable at all times.The drinks were always warm.We were bitten and had upset stomachs for 5 days.However the italian resturant was beautiful and so was he pizza resturant.Needless to say we will not be... (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2009
we had a nice time at Houda Golf & Beach Club. staff were good room was OK when we were asked to move had a bad stomach 4 a week good job i went 4 to do not no what it was my husband and son were OK the animation team were great the best i have seen they keep ed you entertained all day and night and the kids club as well but my son did not go he is 11 years old the food was fine always something to have you have a snack bar all day as well the rep was great she sorted out anything she could... (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2009 by pap2501 (1 review written)
i have never queued so much in my life...queue to eat queue to drink queue to go to toilet...i was really dissapointed the food was awful because of queues it was always cold when you sat down, if there was anything in the dishes it was the same old dross everyday but more often than not the hotplate was empty and we had to wait for more food to be brought out, the hotel staff were miserable and the rooms were at best basic, the smell from our bathroom permeated the whole room, if it wasn't... (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2009
Houda Golf & Beach Club was fantastic i wnr wwiht 11 people and we dident want to come home everything was gd no bad things at all xx (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2009 by naynay29 (1 review written)
the Houda Golf & Beach Club is stunning, i went thinking it would be a heap of garbage, from all the bad reviews, but it is absolutely amazing i was shocked, i would recomend this to everyone who wants an exciting holiday, THE ANIMATION TEAM ARE HOTTTT!!!!, AND AMAZING at what they do. (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2008 by henshaw (1 review written)
Go to the Houda Golf & Beach and I guarantee like me it will be the best holiday ever, I went in sept 08 and met the love of my life there (lifeguard), I am actually going back in January to see him and cant wait to go, not only to see him but also to see the country as it is lovely, again I will be going on the Sahara explorer trip and this will be my 6th time and you never get fed up of it :o)
If you want fun at the night/day and chilling in gorgeous grounds round the hotel and great food... (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2008
I loved this hotel the Houda Golf & Beach Club, I went there with my family and we all loved it, we didn't want to come home. We want to go back but they are closing for the winter because they are updating the hotel a bit. (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2008 by Gail Hough (1 review written)
Good points, An english lady who has worked there for 16yrs, and the Thomas Cook rep. Bad points, although we did tip most staff they also try getting you to give them more by constantly complaining to you, one waiter spent at least 4 days trying to get my husband to give him his trainers. One flower boy asked for money so he could pay his boss, this is not the sort of thing I wish to contend with on holiday as I have saved for over 12 months to pay for it, I assume I should be allowed to... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2008
The queue for food was ridiculous. By the time you had queued for chips the queued again for your meat your meal ended up being cold. The carvery was a joke. There were approx 300 people in the restaurant and every one wanted chips but they only had 2 places were the chips were served. The chips basically lasted about 3 or 4 mins then you had to wait until the chef brought/cooked some more.
The entertainment was basic. No professional acts on, it was the animation team trying there best... (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2008
Loverly excursions. Good sandy beaches. Loverly people. Enjoyed going on camels, going to the zoo and Zulu night. Not much to choice of food, (but go to the Italian al le carte). The sea was all seweedy. (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2008
The people here are ace, I don't care what anyone says. This was the best place I have ever been on holiday ever!! I had the best of times and I will never forget them! I have been there 3 times and loved it every time!! It was great !! It was fab!! No bad points.
I will always remember all the friends I made!! (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2008 by aly123 (1 review written)
The Houda Golf & Beach Club is a fabulous hotel. Everything is good about it. (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2008 by tigersbay7
We were worried after reading bad comments but being honest IT WAS BEST HOLIDAY!! DON'T WORRY.. yes it's busy, large hotel lots kids teens but what's a family holiday about.. 10ddnr gets you into town buy your gifts there.. HAGGLE! Holiday food.. we didn't starve.. was fantastic. Really,go with an open mind you'll love it. (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2008 by ashj91
Went on holiday to Houda Golf & Beach Club June 08 with 18year old daughter. Had great time, entertainment team fantastic worth their weight in gold to hotel- hope they appreciate how good they all are and how hard they work. (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2008 by Bx (1 review written)
Getting up at 0530 to get a sunbed (which isn't on the beach or pool side);
Enjoying the hospitality of Russians, French, Germans, Czeck, Pols;
Husband and I having to share a table whilst eating our breakfast, lunch and supper;
Being kept awake all hours of the night (due to transfer and people shouting, screaming, knocking on doors then running away);
No remote control for TV;
TV making a crackling sound when turned up loud (and it needs to be loud to hear over the people... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2008
We paid £750 total for 1 week all inclusive. Very clean rooms.
Lovely friendly staff within the hotel. Animation team are excellent and work very hard long hours and never seem to be tired. Night entertainment is very good. Again animation team are excellent.
Good close location to beach ( 1 minute walk from poolside) Delicious poolside food such as pizzas along with chips and other stuff .
Regular bus into Sousse, Port El Kant and Monastir. Very cheap in comparison to a taxi. Bus cost us... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2008
This was a very good complex if you like golf? The weather was fantastic in May. We always played golf in the morning at 8 am but were looking forward to the pool. It's rated as a 3 star but has was excellent value for money. I went with my lad who was aged 15 at the time. But overall people were very friendly but what was quite amusing was if you played golf if you lost your balls which was quite a few they sold you them back? (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2008 by AlexAngel (3 reviews written)
I have been to Tunisia on 7 occassions and loved it and this is why I returned to this Country. I visited this hotel in Skanes in Sep 04' for my 10th Wedding Anniversary. If anyone else has also suffered as a result of being in this 'resort' - said loosely please do not hestitate to send me a mail via the site and I will expand on how awful it was.
Alex Angel (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2007 by ally01
A very good experience prices are very cheap I would recommend it to people who want to have fun (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2007 by woomaster
The hotel was located in a very boring area with only a power station a pub and one shop the hotel is like a rabbit warren and very difficult to locate your room if your on the top floor, by the way this hotel does not have lifts so if anyone has walking problems ask for a ground floor. The best food around is the salon bar in sousse very good food and the staff were assertive and friendly. (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2007 by sxyladysarah (1 review written)
I had my holiday romance at Houda Golf & Beach club so I obviously loved it! I loved it anyway. I definitely want to go back again. I wold only recommend it to people who can have a laugh, not people who want a relaxing holiday and to just lay there. (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2007 by bootsysmum
Overall a very good experience. Taxis very cheap, prices always negotiable, and always recognizable as they're all yellow, certainly all that we saw and used, drivers polite and friendly. There were always several hovering at the entrance to our hotel, and also around the main shopping areas in the towns (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2007 by A Jarvis (1 review written)
Overall we had a fantastic time, it was our third time to Tunisia, I do love the country but our first time to Skanes and first all inclusive. We have just booked for Sept 2007 and can't wait. Too many people have a blinkered view of Tunisia, yes there are some unscrupulous people but in general you are perfectly safe, safer in fact than in some of the Spanish resorts. There are so many wonderful sights to see in Tunisia, in my opinion it's worth the minor hassles, recommended is the... (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2007 by sdickinson01 (1 review written)
Well we got back two days ago and must say that we actually really enjoyed our time there, although the Houda Golf and Beach is getting very busy.
I really suggest you do the Arabian Feast night and the Camel Caravan, great fun. We also did the trip to Tunis and Carthage, which was good and interesting to get out and see the countryside a bit, although 1.5 hours each way in the coach was a little dull.
Make a point of asking the maid to change the sheets, otherwise they may not get done... (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2007 by ladyginger
Well I went on holiday this year to Tunisia and it was fabulous. All my family loved it, I spent my birthday at the Houda Golf and the restaurant staff made me a cake as soon as we got there. We were greeted by the staff and the animation team, then we had lunch, the food wasn't the best but for a 3 star hotel catering for all nationalities you don't expect the best, the accommodation was very nice indeed, the beds were a bit hard but we coped, the weather was brilliant at around 35 degrees... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2007 by gm220365 (1 review written)
You get what you pay for. If you want 5* treatment go elsewhere but My Wife and our three kids had a great time, all things considered. (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2007 by alystaylor
I would recommend this hotel to anybody looking for culture, relaxation and fun rolled into one but be warned! This is not 5 star accommodation! The 3 stars are all it's worth but if you don't expect to be waited on hand and foot then it's not a problem. There are queues and lots of people at times but what do you expect in such a popular resort? There isn't much around the hotel. There is a shop of food and souvenirs, a bar and club but the all inclusive pretty much takes up your time. I... (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2007 by ginnylou
All inclusive but only allowed 2 drinks at the bar. Food very much the same every day. Always queuing for meals, drinks etc. Nightly entertainment poor, animation staff doing there best to put on shows but very poor in my opinion. Toilets leaking, no loo rolls, had to be by the main pool by 6am to get a sunbed. The best thing about this holiday was the weather, really hot and the pools and slides. (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2007 by rickywildman86
I would recommend Skanes Houda to anyone. Brilliant fun and great value for money. (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2007 by BALOO SCOTLAND (1 review written)
We knew before we went that the hotel was remote, so there was not very much to do at night. There was a golf course across the road from the main gates. (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2006 by angela corcoran
We couldn't wait to get home from the Skanes Houda Golf & Beach Club in Tunisia. It was one of the worst all inclusives I've ever been too. The food was the same for tea as it was at dinner, and more or less the same every day. The hotel was far too overcrowded for the size of it, and the pool was so packed you couldn't get in for a swim most of the time. The so-called entertainment was terrible, what bit there was. Drinks at the bar were rationed, and the glasses weren't even half pint... (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2006 by Gabbi nd Danni (1 review written)
We stayed in a room that was right above the football pitch at Houda Golf & Beach Club and it was the best room ever.
The staff are so friendly and make you feel really welcome! The food is good being a really fussy eater there was something for everyone.
So anyone that gets the room 320 you are so lucky! (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2005 by poppy123456 (2 reviews written)
I've been to Tunisia 7 times and the Skanes Houda Golf & Beach Club was the best hotel so far. There was a variety of food for all ages and the snack bar was open till 2 O'clock in the morning. The staff in the hotel are lovely. The waiters are always helpful and friendly and always put a smile on your face.The bar staff are really nice too.
The animation team are the best I've seen so far. All the shows they do are their own and there really good. Joe,,Moo Moo,Nino,DJ Imed,Nancy and Boo Boo... (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2005 by poppy123456 (2 reviews written)
Would recommend Skanes Houda Golf & Beach Club to any age group have stayed at many hotels in Tunisia this one is the best. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2005 by bumlick (1 review written)
Right, let us get started...
May we just start by saying a lot of the Bad reviews of the Houda Golf & Beach Club Hotel are very exaggerated or false. We are a young couple from the North East(if that helps), who decided to go on a nice, relaxing but fun holiday...and we have to say it scored all three. We were quite dubious about going to Tunisia for a while, because it's the furthest we've ever been and never really thought about it as a holiday destination. But the hotel and it's staff... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2005 by baz3280 (1 review written)
Skanes Houda Golf & Beach Club - Got back last Monday after spending two weeks there. All I can say is don't listen to all the bad reviews, go along and experience how good it is for yourself. It is a fantastic base for exploring the rest of the country (which is something you have got to do to fully appreciate the Tunisian way of life.
The Sahara explorer two day trip is a must as are the zoo & pirate ship excursions.
There is always food & drink available and plenty to do. That's if you...(read more)
Written on: 13/06/2005 by aimeefry (1 review written)
Went to Golf & Beach Club in may 2005 for 1 week. Golf & Beach Club is lovely. Rooms are basic but nice. The hotel is very clean... VERY CLEAN! pool area, reception, bars etc were also very nice.
FOOD: Food was repeated but there was always something for everyone. AT EVERY meal time there was lovely fresh bread, and lots of it!
Breakfast would normally be pancakes or these donut things that were very nice. they always had coissaunts, cake and pan au chocolat's. toast and jam,... (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2005 by peebles ran (1 review written)
We stayed at Houda Golf & Beach Club whilst on our honeymoon. The only thing going for this hotel is the animation staff who are really good and funny to watch. By the way they are an hour infront in time. (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2005 by jasonbrim (1 review written)
Having read all the reviews on other sites, my family and I (me, the wife and 3 kids)went on holiday with mixed expectations from The Houda Golf & Beach Club. However, I need not have worried, It surpassed our wildest dreams! To say it was the best holiday we've ever had is an understatement! I had a 14, 12 and 8 year old all crying at Monastir airport when we left.
On arrival we were bowled over by the palatial hotel facade and foyer. The porter wasn't very helpful. I explained I had no... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2004 by tillytart (1 review written)
Having read all the reviews on other sites, my family and I went on holiday with great expectations from The Houda Golf & Beach Club. We were not disappointed!!! It surpassed our wildest dreams! To say it was the best holiday we've ever had is an understatement! :-)
On arrival we were bowled over by the palatial hotel facade and foyer. The porter couldn't have been more helpful. We had a room with a sea view which necessitated him lugging our four heavy cases across the garden and up four... (read more)
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