i stayed in this hotel in january 2007 and loved it so much that i brought my mam, sister and nephew back in september. My mams disabled
and uses a moterised scooter, there was a problem with ramp access but not actually in this hotel it was in the salem next door where you go for the entertainment. Its an easily solved problem if they just put in two extra ramps 1 near the pool and the other by the main entrance as the one that they have there now is two ramps that you cant quite get the scooter wheels to fit.
Other than that the hotel staff are great, friendly and really helpful. The staff arranged to take my mam breakfast every morning as
the heat got to her a bit but they treated her like royalty lol. The food is excellent a really varied choice, lots of salad, cheese, meats of all types, lamb, beef, veal and chicken, there were chips and various other types of veg, omelettes and soups, and the desserts
were wonderful but this is north africa so dont expect a lot of british food its more continental.
I overheard a couple complain that is wasnt like spain well its not. if you want a big british fry up its not gonna happen, but they do have crepes freshly done in front of you, cereal, beans tomatoes german style sausages and fried, boiled and scrambled eggs. loads of pastries too. as well as fresh bread, toast and cold cuts for breakfast. How anyone can say they did find anything to eat is beyond
me!!! and im a picky eater.
There were a lot of russian, german and french guests and we got on great with all of them even with the language barrier. The animation team is really really good. moomoo, savie zoozoo fred the dj and little moo. my nephew and i played killer darts most days and most days ended up in the pool when we lost it was great fun.
the evening entertainment is great too, the team put on a show most nights which is cheesy but a great laugh. they make such an effort is
tiring to see them on the go all day and night. Watch out the the bodyguard scene my mam laughed her socks off at that. lol.
The waiters are really friendly and great nothing is too much trouble
for them. the maids work really hard and the rooms are clean and tidy.
Going into the madina in sousse is an experience, some found it too much but go with an open mind and if you really dont want to buy something leave the shop. there is a fixed price shop thats ok check the prices in there first then try your hand at the bartering.
Keep an eye on your bags and wallets but this is normal in any country even in britain. The crime rate here is lower but it does still happen.
A word to the ladies, im blond and men will look at you however if you say no thanks and keep walking they do normally leave you alone.
im back in january again thats how much i enjoy it there. hope this helps
- Also Known As:
- Marhaba Royal Salem Sousse
- Marhaba Royal Salem Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ''True idleness means getting up at 6am so you have more time to do nothing”, wrote Tristan Bernard. This is the frame of mind you can adopt at the Hotel Marhaba Royal Salem, a true paradise nestled on the beach of “Soussecity”, in the heart of a seven hectare estate and its palm and eucalyptus grove. Your refuge: one of the Tunisian-style rooms overlooking the sea or the garden. In the infinity pool or on the white sandy beach, bathing is a moment of sheer bliss before treating yourself to a massage in the Spa center. ... more less
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