# 1 of 23 hotels in Houmt Souk

Club Magic Life Penelope Beach(4 stars)

Zone Touiristique B.P 257, 4180 Houmt-Souk View on map
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  • Great holiday (2)
    "Great holiday" found in 2 reviews
    • " A great holiday at the Magic Life " 
      5.492857142857143
      November 2012
    • " Generally a great hotel , the we only recommend it. The animation has us very well fallen. They were very friendly and ... " 
      5.6000000000000005
      June 2011
  • Large selection of food (1)
    "Large selection of food" found in 1 review
    • " ... and myself both in our seventies decided to try a holiday in Djurba and chose the Magic life hotel we were not disappointed.This was one of the most Friendly & well run hotels ever. There was a large selection of food to cater for every ones taste and the puddings were out of this world and the waiters were ... " 
      5.492857142857143
      November 2012
  • Better food (1)
    "Better food" found in 1 review
    • " Brochure rated food at 94% .to be honest it Was inedible.steak lamb beef were tough.we had to survive pizzas toast and jam.jersey has some of the best eating in Europe so we are accustomed to better food than this 4 star for instance ... " 
      3.1714285714285713
      October 2012
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Average
rating

Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    5.3
  • Room
    5.2
  • Service
    5.4
  • Location
    4.8
  • Gastronomy
    5.2
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.4

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    465
  • very good
    115
  • acceptable
    25
  • poor
    8
  • terrible
    1
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The most helpful positive review

5.358333333333333

To 2-year-old abstinence (2011 because of revolution, 2012 because of renovation) i had to unfortunately say, that middle january 13 in millilitres penelope unusual few guests were (around 70 to 100). Subject to was because, for the first time for traveling alone an allowance for the use a double room had to be paid. From the point of view of the traveling alone guests, the this year in large number to neighbouring, cheaper hotels establishments, it would …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.6666666666666665

The complex itself made a relatively good and clean impression. But you can tell, that the complex from Magic Life took over and already some years on the embossment. The its detriment cocktail consisting of resolved shower unfortunately leaves quickly imagine what a so still expected. …  read hotel review

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Summary of guest reviews by category

  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (2)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 2 reviews
      • " A great holiday at the Magic Life "  read hotel review
        5.492857142857143
        November 2012
      • " Generally a great hotel, the we only recommend it. The animation has us very well fallen. They were very friendly and ... "  read hotel review
        5.6000000000000005
        June 2011
  • Food
    Pros
    • Quality (1)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 1 review
      • " Brochure rated food at 94% .to be honest it Was inedible.steak lamb beef were tough.we had to survive pizzas toast and jam.jersey has some of the best eating in Europe so we are accustomed to better food than this 4 star for instance ... "  read hotel review
        3.1714285714285713
        October 2012
    • Quantity (1)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 1 review
      • " ... and myself both in our seventies decided to try a holiday in Djurba and chose the Magic life hotel we were not disappointed.This was one of the most Friendly & well run hotels ever. There was a large selection of food to cater for every ones taste and the puddings were out of this world and the waiters were ... "  read hotel review
        5.492857142857143
        November 2012
Justin Tighe
A good hotel made great by a top team
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2014
The hotel has a lot of facilities and is nicely laid out. The hotel feels very spacious you never feel that it is crowded even though the hotel was full. The hotel offers all inclusive and nearly all activities are free. The guests were multi-national and ranged from families to couples. The hotel was clean, but it could do with some renovations to maintain a 5* standard read hotel review
  • Service
    6.0

    The staff without exception were very friendly. The major European languages were spoken, the rooms were clean as was all the hotel. Any issues the duty manager would do their best to resolve the issue

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The hotel has a lot of facilities and is nicely laid out. The hotel feels very spacious you never feel that it is crowded even though the hotel was full. The hotel offers all inclusive and nearly all activities are free. The guests were multi-national and ranged from families to couples. The hotel was clean, but it could do with some renovations to maintain a 5* standard

  • Room
    6.0

    The room was spacious and clean. The rooms were laid out very well, the air conditioning worked and there was a fridge in the room which was stocked on your arrival with water and soft drinks

  • Location
    5.0

    The hotel is on the beach, 35 minutes from the airport, 3 hours from Europe so an excellent choice for a sunshine break. Unfortunately the island of Djerba itself is not the prettiest of places with limited shopping facilities and excursions.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    The entertainment team was exceptional. Led by Daniel and Aurora they provided a lot of fun and energy and all the team came across as very genuine and enjoyed the company of the guests. I know that the group I went with were very sad to leave. I spent most of my time cycling round the island as part of the mountain bike club. The tours were led by the amazing Arsen Agasyan. He was very professional, new the best places and routes to go around the island and would cater each tour to the ability of the group. He was fantastic company and I would be happy to go back just for the cycling. The island of Djerba is great for beginners to intermediate cyclists as it is very flat, but be warned it is very hot in august even at 08:00 in the morning. The club could really push themselves as an all year round fitness club if they improved the gym which was poor and built a better running track. The other sports activities were excellent

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    This was my first all inclusive and I was taken aback by the quality, range and presentation of the food. Each day was a different theme, but there was always a wider choice of food available if you didn't like that days theme. Unlimited drinks 24/7 both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, although the alcoholic drinks were of a cheap local variety so the quality was not great. I would have been happy to have had the option to have paid extra for better quality alcoholic drinks.

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Michael
A hotel that you always can book
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2013
We had a great vacation from the 4th-11th November. Pure relaxation and sport. The entire hotel staff was always friendly and helpful The kitchen once again did an excellent job every day, whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner - always a great, varied buffet. I can tell, because I'm a chef. The entertainment team did some great evening shows (like professionals). We are already looking forward to next year Michael and Karin read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    5.7
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
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Alois
Once Magic Life, again Magic Life.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • November 2013
The hotel makes already at the arrival a very beautiful impression. But it is still much better than you can imagine. One is received very friendly, the man for the suit-cases is, or at the reception. What immediately noticeable, it is very clean. And the 3 pc's with which one free of charge in the internet can get, the should other providers as a model. Otherwise i believe, was already very much and very positive to the hotel from other guests said. And although the whole complex is very well maintained, is now until february some rebuilt and renovated. Particularly ... beautifully we found, when we after arrival in room a plate of fresh fruit had. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    It is in the area for self-service restaurant had three à la carte restaurants, where one very well meals can. The food in the self-service area all very fresh and of the highest quality. Also the drinks could be seen. Very good is the tunisian wine. A large praise all those, which the dining room each evening so nice to the respective theme night decorated had. Simply a dream. And as well as with us, look forward to the staff about a tip. We gladly give, if someone so much effort that we such a beautiful holiday.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    There are in the area and at the beach every day many sport activities from the entertainers very well organised. Very nice was also the animations in the evening offered. Especially the dancing of the four very good entertainers. Also for the kids was very much. The Mungo-club gives very much and good with small from. Very nice, we had the evening the sandmändchen for the small found. All children had to hingefiebert. The Nicole very nicely done. At the beach as at the pool we only clean and beautiful beach chairs and umbrellas there. The children's pool there was even own kinderduschen. And also at the pool bar at the small thought. Hence the order, they have a small stairways to built where raufsteigen, to the bartender to order something.

  • Room
    6.0

    The room size was just right. Not too small but also not too large. Everything you need. Table chairs, refrigerator (filled), air conditioning, telephone, tv. Everything was clean. Also the bathroom, every day very clean.

  • Service
    6.0

    The staff is for us a reason why we like to stay in these countries. They have a very great hospitality and all are very friendly and nice. No matter whom they are in the area meet, whether the manager, the maids, the chef, the waiter, the gardener or anyone else is. All are one with a friendly smile again. And the advantage of what these people to us, all of them good a foreign language. Whether german, english or french. You can take all very well maintained. The room cleaning was always to our best satisfaction. We can't complain about anything. Or where you will find at the pool a toilet area where in the entrance everything with flowers was? And not just by the pool, all toilet facilities were always kept very clean and very nicely decorated.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    The hotel makes already at the arrival a very beautiful impression. But it is still much better than you can imagine. One is received very friendly, the man for the suit-cases is, or at the reception. What immediately noticeable, it is very clean. And the 3 pc's with which one free of charge in the internet can get, the should other providers as a model. Otherwise i believe, was already very much and very positive to the hotel from other guests said. And although the whole complex is very well maintained, is now until february some rebuilt and renovated. Particularly beautifully we found, when we after arrival in room a plate of fresh fruit had.

  • Location
    6.0

    The hotel is about 30 minutes away from the airport. From the great, large and clean rooms one is in few steps at the clean sandy beach. The hotel is so centrally located that you in few minutes reach can. If you are in the centre for shopping or just a small stroll. We only went on excursions with our tour operator TUI booked. Here we were by mr clean for the best bedreut. Although the trip into the desert only four participants true, the trip done. And we had a great day. Thank you again.

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Pavla
Yes and no.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2013
The facility is very nice - a very nice pool area and everything was very well arranged and clean. Mostly german speaking guests. Inclusive services were very good - next to the hauptbüfetts (in the morning, lunch, dinner) snacks, coffee and cakes, midnight snacks etc.. Etc. Etc. :-) read hotel review
  • Service
    5.0

    All employees of the hotel were very friendly and helpful. Almost all speak german or english. Our room (bungalow) was cleaned every day (without, that we have every day tip on the pillow could have been). Our waiters in the restaurant 'camel' was very helpful and friendly (with tips ☺ he has us always the same table prepared, with items purchased bottle (s. evaluation in gastronomy). All the chefs at the buffet were very friendly. Drawback was the welcome and departure the front desk - both fell quite 'lean' from. The spa also all very friendly and the treatments were simply genial ☺ Greeting the next day by TUI-staff was very nice and informative.

  • Location
    4.0

    Location of the clubs very good. Transfer from/to the airport approximately 20-30 minutes. To the next town about 5 minutes by taxi or 10 minutes in the larger city. The club is located directly on the beach - because of the generous size of the clubs you had a few minutes to go, but that is part of this. We we were in the pool area were, as the beach and the sea was not as clean, as we would have liked (much horse/camel-kot). Very good and exciting opportunities for shopping - in the 2 nearest towns.

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    We were very disappointed from the kids club - because this club also have chosen. Rita from the mungoclub with our first attendance't even asked, as our son, and seemed very unmotivated and annoyed - that simply must degrees at work with children not be! The mungoclub boss Hanna was the exact opposite - very friendly, always smile in the face, is on our small one always received great. But unfortunately - the first impression you forget not... For adults there was a lot of sport and entertainment offer. Some we used this very good. If one the animators met, you knew, that they are very nice and fun, because at first glance seemed all very arrogant and uninterested. I personally wanted actually more activities around the pool to participate, but was not asked, even though other guests were around me were asked. Well telfair, that mothers (our son 3 years was) not being asked (must/should be). The evening shows were great - there is really work behind - hat off! There were enough beach chairs/umbrellas at the pool area, and they are in good condition (of course there were here and there a few, the could be exchanged). Great we found the water slides-area, especially for children a paradise ☺

  • Hotel
    4.0

    The facility is very nice - a very nice pool area and everything was very well arranged and clean. Mostly german speaking guests. Inclusive services were very good - next to the hauptbüfetts (in the morning, lunch, dinner) snacks, coffee and cakes, midnight snacks etc.. Etc. Etc. :-)

  • Gastronomy
    2.0

    Well - buffet selection was huge, but mostly not edible - only after use of salt, pepper and spices. 3 à-la-carte restaurants: after our first visit in may thai we fail, the other 2 to visit, because it was truly horrible! Then go to the buffet and flavour. Wine selection was very poor - the wines offered in the all-inclusive package, there were simply more inedible (white wine red wine we then to our own security no longer try) - then every evening a bottle of 'better' white wine bought or rose, because after 2 bought bottles was the white wine sold out ☺ We liked, that every evening a motto - tunisian, mediterranean etc. - good idea - up to a few exceptions but it tasted everything right (see above ) ☺ Both the main restaurant, as well as the terrace was always clean.

  • Room
    5.0

    We had bungalow superior - very spacious (2 bathroom, the as a family we also used, 2 terraces, which we didn't use ☺, nice and in good condition (have heard, that the club being renovated - good ☺. The room was cleaned every day, thus also each day clean.

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Hans Jürgen
Renovation in december! Mecca for water sports.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2013
On the whole, the hotel is in need of repair, which also this winter will be made. But generally not comparable for example Magic Life Waterworld Belek... Food bit underspiced but you could spice it up you can even... Rather as everything too salty... Many german, swiss and austrians. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Unfortunately were at our days too many waves and we are only a couple of times to the water come. No pushy entertainment, but dear asked!

  • Service
    6.0

    Already with the arrival the front desk very helpful... Later complaints. Also. Unfortunately was at the arrival a patio door not abschießbar... But bines 30 minutes to fix it. A light bulb was in the course of the holiday quickly changed! The room cleaning could be a bit better... Otherwise the hotel is very clean. The waiters in the main restaurant are very attentive and know the next day what you wanted to drink could have been. Real Cola and Sprite!

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    Food varied from fish turkey cattle over pizza and 3 different soups but also pasta in different variations to the many delicious desserts all highly recommended. Spice erwünsch. Rather bit underspiced than verwürzt! According to statement of other guests, the thai restaurant, not recommendable. Beverages such as beer and cocktails are edible and tasted partially good. Everyone has their own taste.

  • Room
    4.0

    Room the booked fairly... 2 bathroom, 2 balconies tv, fridge, air-conditioning Cleanliness could be better the obenliegenden shelves in the closet or the floor may look to be cleaned. Fridge the best when we arrived even defrosting then cools he will better... :-) Bathroom toilet ok!

  • Location
    5.0

    About 35 minutes from the airport but no aircraft noise. The small beach section is a bit far away from the hotel but the many good food harms movement not. Excursions directly at the travel agent... Massage or spa outside of the hotel much cheaper.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    On the whole, the hotel is in need of repair, which also this winter will be made. But generally not comparable for example Magic Life Waterworld Belek... Food bit underspiced but you could spice it up you can even... Rather as everything too salty... Many german, swiss and austrians.

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Information about Club Magic Life Penelope Beach

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Hotel Beach (Sand) < 50 km
  • What the hotel offers
    Hotel Club Magic Life Penelope Beach Imperial is a four star hotel located in Djerba Island. It is mainly popular among families with children and young couples. In the hotel there is a 24-hours reception desk, offering early check-in and late check-out. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available.
  • Location
    Hotel is located in a magnificent white sandy beach in a fantastic Djerba Island in Tunisia. Djerba Airport can be reached within a 30minuted drive from the hotel. The facility is located near the village of Midoun, small, charming town with nice restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques. The capital city of Houmt Souk is located approximately 18km away from the hotel.
  • Accommodation
    Hotel features several types of accommodation, including family rooms, bungalows, and suites. Every room is air conditioned. All rooms come with a private balcony and a separate bathroom with a bathtub with integrated shower. General amenities in all types of rooms include LCD screen with satellite TV, minibar, safety deposit box, telephone, and a hairdryer. Bungalows include spacious and comfortable rooms, two separate bathrooms, and two balconies or terraces. Suites have two separate bedrooms and spacious living room. Food and drinks Main restaurant of the hotel serves buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Restaurant features green fit corner and baby's corner with microwave and baby bottle heater. Additionally there are three a la carte restaurants, “Sofra” offering oriental tastes, “Al Baccio” serving Italian specialties, and “Mai Thai” introducing fusion of Asian gourmets. Guests may enjoy a variety of alcohol and non alcohol drinks in many of the hotel bars and lounges.
  • Leisure
    Hotel includes two activity pools, relax pool, and three separate children's swimming pools. There is also an aqua park with five waterslides. Hotel also has access to a private beach with sun loungers and parasols. For guests wishing to spend their time actively hotel offers a variety of exercises, such as yoga, zumba, aqua fitness, fat burning, pilates, salsa, Nordic walking, and aerobics. For water sports enthusiasts hotel provides a wide range of activities, including windsurfing, water skiing, wakeboard, and catamaran sailing. Guests are welcome to take tennis courses in every skill level granted by professional instructors. Facility includes basketball court and beach volleyball field.
  • Other facilities and services
    Hotel offers currency exchange service. Car and bike rental services are available. Hotel provides laundry services. Hotel is well adapted for hosting large conferences and banquets. Free on site parking is available.
* HolidayCheck does not assume liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ at the time of booking from the description presented here. Solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form will be offered.

Hotel News

20/06/2014:

Mein Club auf dieser magischen Insel erfüllt jedem seinen ganz individuellen Urlaubstraum: raffinierte Kreationen aus der Küche, feinster Sandstrand, einzigartige Wasserrutschen, modernes Spa und zahlreiche Sportaktivitäten für Jung und Alt. Endecken Sie die Urlaub ......Magic Life "Where Magic Happens" Rahmi GÜDEN Geberal Manager

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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Terrace
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Playground
  • Cash machine on site
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Central heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Shower
  • Additional childrens' bed
  • Cable TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free minibar
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom
  • Electronic room keys
  • Private entrance
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe
  • Number of cafes altogether: 1
  • Breakfast buffet

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Aqua park
  • Tennis court
  • Number of tennis courts: 4
  • Cycling

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Steam room/ turkish bath

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Number of stars/domestic category: 4 Stars
  • English
  • Early check in
  • Late check out
  • Express check in and check out
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • German
  • 24 hour security
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • All public and private areas are no smoking zones
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included
  • Laundry service