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“Excellent hotel to unwind and relax” 5 of 5 stars
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Carthage Thalasso
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Les cotes des Gammarth BP 720, Gammarth 2070, Tunisia   |  
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Ranked #7 of 13 hotels in Gammarth
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent hotel to unwind and relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed here for 3 days of relax during eid while working in Libya.

Lovely complex - its huge - with wonderful gardens, pools and sunbeds and an indoor pool/spa/gym complex. All seemed reasonably well maintained and even in october outdoor pools jist about useable (and theres an indoor one too).

Rooms spotless, with enough tunisian decor to feel tasteful wothput being overthetop. Nice balcony overlooking garden.

Staff extremely friendly, helpful at reception, pleasant at the bars and restaurant (even though they were working over eid). They sorted us out a taxi to the airport through a friend as there were none (eid) for a good price.

Breakfast very good, excellebt selection and nice restaurant

Quite a way from Tunia city/carthage (15-20mins) but no more than 10dinar in a taxi (€5) anywhere so cant complain!

All of this said dont expect european 5* business hotel perfection (everything shining and cold efficient service) - it is more like an 4-5* resort hotel

In short would thoroughly reccommend - for the price we paid its a steal!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Washington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

OK... just returned on 20th oct 2012..went last year .... fab... food fantastic.... its getting total makeover from last year ,, new carpets ect... indoor pool ect .. yeh ok drinks a bit expensive but theres a super market . less than ten mins from hotel .. turn right and right again and voila!!
staff are lovely just say bonjour and they will speak to you back..lovely room . people friendly very quiet and relaxing . no libyan war veterans ..and so what if there were .. yeh ok it might have been 5 star b4 and will be again 4 and half maybe .., and the people who write reviews might always go to five star // so theres a few cracks in tiles ! dirt hear and there .but if you are a normal person you will find this hotel fantastic if you read the reviews before you go .you may be unsure , egnore them !!. clean. .sheets, room great .. relaxing , and i love it !!!! thankyou to the friendly staff in restaurants the maids and the girl in shop . hope you like toy story !! and every one we meet and the lovely tunisian people ..........i will return ..... .

Room Tip: pool view...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oakworth, null, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

This is the worst hotel i have ever stayed in.The food was awful and always cold. The place was filled with Libyan injured war veterans who do nothing but sit around the lobby and restuarants smoking. There are no smoking signs but they all still smoke and the hotel staff dont police this, my eyes stung when walking through the loby area and bars due to the smoke. The reception staff promise the earth when you ask for something but never deliver and top it all off there is a disco that goes on until after 3am or when the last person leaves that regularly resulted in fighting and distruction of lights and fittings in the hotel corridors. The only good thing is the size of the rooms.

Room Tip: Avoid the rooms over looking the swimming pool as they also over look the disco
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bedford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

This is the worst hotel I have stayed in in my life and I have stayed in many 4-5* hotels all over the world!!!! The food is awful, the place is filled with Libyan injured war veterans who sit and smoke all day. The only good thing I can say good about this hotel is the room was clean and spacious.
If you still decide to book this hotel make sure you given a room as far away from the disco as possible as it goes on until gone 3am on a Thursday,Friday and Saturday.
There is no way the travellers who haven given good reviews about this hotel can possibly mean a word of what they have written.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

This hotel is in no way a 5 star. The food is inedible. At breakfast the boiled eggs are so hard the yolk is powder. The bread is hard before it's even toasted, the pastries are thick and doughy. The hot breakfasts are few and are also tasteless. The dinner is also a buffet and everything is either overcooked and dry or undercooked and tough. The price for a quarter of a glass of white wine is 7500 td, £3.50 which is outrageous. The bedroom I was in was good. The female receptionists were rude, the male ones were at least polite. I asked one of them to put the internet on for me on their one and only computer and was told "in a moment" however the "moment" passed and he never appeared so I couldn't use it. The chair arm in the restaurant came off when I tried to pull my chair nearer the table. I will never go back to this hotel, not even if you paid me. The noise in the corridors at night were not conducive to a good nights sleep.

Room Tip: Room 1228 was good although not a good view and the corridors were noisy.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Lugano
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117 reviews 117 reviews
48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Hv been there for a long weekend plus three days working. Location is slightly more far than desirable on the beach of Gammarth, few kilometers away from La Marsa, near few others hotels (Golden Tulip and El Mouradi Gammarth) . We originally wanted to stay at Moevenpick but it was fully booked. The rate here is much milder (30/40% less) however the structure is not charming and the wide volumes do not bring any beauty. We had a duplex room, interesting although not practical, with a steep stair going to mezzanine with another double bed from the main room. Plenty of space and everything correct, however nothing memorable really.
Breakfast was poorly served (few tables, no clean clothes, assortment at minimum) and the choice of restaurants was not attractive.
Room service was quick and attenctive, no complaint at all. Minibar empty, must ask to room service anything you like.
We had a walk to the beach (short camel trek) and altogether we had a pleasant stay but I am afraid I must have a feeling to like an hotel and this was not the case.
A lot of Lybians living there to care they wounds after the war (and often noisy in the main hall) were not adding any charme...
Finally, I would not return having another option although I may stay there again just to sleep for a business trip. Because prices are more reasonable than other more luxurious hotels.
Dont get a room opening on the main hall (noisy), neither at the very end of long long long corridor...

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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algeria
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

We took an appartment type suite located in the hotel garden near the pool and it was beautiful ;really the comfort of our own beachhouse with double rooms and a garden ground level entrance two steps from the pool ; the beach was a few metres away thru a charming wooden pathway ; enjoyed our stay there during new year's holidays which we combined with another hotel in Yasmine hammamet ; the Gammarth area is very quiet in december and you need a car to get around (very select & posh) ; the indoor pool is excellent with waterslides and indoor jacuzzis (boiling water as it was winter) ; food was excellent ; could use the spa facilities if you like

Room Tip: 10xx series they are suites and are all located on pool grounds in the garden; if you booked 2 con...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Carthage Thalasso

Address: Les cotes des Gammarth BP 720, Gammarth 2070, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Tunis Governorate > Gammarth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Gammarth
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Gammarth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Carthage Thalasso 5*
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Carthage Thalasso Hotel La Marsa
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