We spent 4 nights here in mid-October to relax after travelling round Tunisia for a week. Having stayed in 4 other hotels across the country I can safely say this was the best of the bunch by quite a way. The hotel building itself is attractively done, and our room which was just a standard side sea view room was a good size, with a sofa bed, additional chair, larger than king size bed and good size balcony. We had tea/coffee making facilities and plenty of wardrobe space. The bathroom was also a good size and nicely decorated. It was all cleaned to a good standard. The grounds are lovely - various swimming pools, a good length of private beach and plenty of sun loungers. We mainly ate in the buffet restaurant. Breakfast was very good - plenty of variety and choice. Dinner also had reasonable choice - as a vegetarian I did pretty well (not always easy in Tunisia) and there was always pizza available if all else failed. It was good to see some Tunisian dishes available too. My husband enjoyed some of the tunisian meat dishes and I loved the sweet couscous at breakfast. We had lunch in the Tapas restaurant on our final day. The food was lovely but service a bit slow although friendly. We also made use of the spa which overall has good facilities and if you have a treatment there you can stay and use the pool and the relaxation suites. Unfortunately the hammam wasn't working properly - but they gave us quite a discount off the price without us asking because my husband had specifically booked the hammam treatment. In general we found staff throughout to be pleasant and helpful. It's worth remembering that this is a country where even a small tip (a couple of dinar) goes a long way. At a current exchange rate of about 1 dinar being around 40p tipping is not going to break the bank. We left a tip for our room cleaner on the first morning and always came back to a beautifully clean and tidy room, had no problems with late cleaning, and were met with a smile and a wave when we bumped into her. The same goes for the restaurant. You'll keep the same table and therefore waiter if you eat in the main restaurant in the evening and a tip seemed to ensure drinks were delivered on time and with a smile and a chat. It's also worth remembering that the Tunisian hotel star rating system seems to equate to a star lower in Europe - so while this hotel calls itself 5 star if you expect UK/Europe 4 star standards you'll not be disappointed. English is spoken by most staff, but if you can manage any words of French or even Arabic you are likely to get a very friendly response. In terms of location the hotel is well placed. You can walk to the lovely medina in about 15 minutes. All in all I would definitely recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mövenpick Resort & Marine Spa Sousse is located at the entertainment heart of Sousse, and just minutes away from the city centre. Opened in April 2010, this luxury resort is the first International chain resort in the city of Sousse. LocationThe Mövenpick Resort & Marine Spa Sousse is located on a prime 300-metre beachfront location in the heart of the city, only 20 km away from Habib Bourguiba Monastir Airport and 135 km from downtown Tunis. ... more less
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