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Country visited

Tunisia

Area visited (Town / City / Region)

Hammamet Yasmin

Month and year of visit

Oct 2013

Mobility equipment used

Manual self-propelled wheelchair

My general opinion of the holiday

Personally I didn't like Tunisia. The hotel we stayed in was full of people on a cheap all-inclusive break-we were there at the end of the season and as we moved into the 2nd week there were even more drunkards at the pool and it seemed even tackier. The beach was quite wild so we were stuck at the hotel. Accessibility wise the hotel was brilliant but I would rather struggle more and stay somewhere nicer.
I also found that the Tunisian people were not lovely-on the 1st night we were there the receptionist rudely told me that my accessible room was not available and I would have to take another room for the night. After getting quite cross it turned out that the room was available. Why did my holidays start like this? The taxi driver from the airport immediately tried to charge us extra as soon as we had driven out of the airport despite the fact that we had agreed a price before we boarded the Taxi.
In the spa that we visited we were treated very badly for example the 2 women who were bathing me had a massive argument and then this up throwing the water at each other! My partner had a massage and the oil that they used was applied so liberally it ran into his eyes and he was literally dripping when he came out. When we complained, we were asked by the receptionist, in front of the staff to name and shame people-people who are right there in front of us!. We did not want to be part of this!

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Can Be Done UK based travel agent offering destinations that have suitable infrastructure. That is to say that as well as offering accommodation with adapted/accessible rooms, the destination itself must have available accessible transport, and preferably options for clients to travel independently whilst on holiday. North Africa & Middle East destinations: Dubai Egypt Israel