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“Really nice hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Marhaba Salem
Ranked #6 of 35 Hotels in Sousse
Certificate of Excellence
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Really nice hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Very good family hotel. Food was nice and I'm fussy! Nice pools shame the one with the water slides in was salt water made your skin itch after a while but other pools arent.. Hotel was very clean.. The beach was nice but there's quite a lot of sea weed.. Excursion trips were great apart from the water park wasn't all that your better off at the hotel and I recommend buying everything off your rep to avoid disappointment but there's plenty of water sports. Outside the complex isn't very scenic a lot of rubble and rubbish. Deffo would recommend as a good value for money family holiday with everything you need at the hotel

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Ty2010
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

It was the best holiday I went on and I'd go back in a heartbeat, the entertainment could be better but the animation team were so welcoming and lovely, Sagon, Nino, Bibo, Sam, Fifi, Sophie, Mido and Kimo were extremely amazing and it was so hard to leave them. The room we had at first had no bath so we moved to one with a bath which made the holiday seem better. The food was nice but could of been hotter as when we sat down to eat its was warm. But overall it was brilliant, thank you to Sagon and team for making my holiday truly amazing, I will be back soon!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

I stayed at the Marhaba Salem over Christmas and had a lovely time. The staff were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. The animation team was wonderful and the Christmas show was excellent, special mentions for Nino, Fifi, Sophie and Mido. The rooms though basic were clean and functional and the food though limited always had something I liked. Cant wait to go back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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leicester
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

My wife and I spent xmas and new year at the Marhaba Salem hotel, and had a wonderful time here. The entire staff were very polite and friendly at all times and the highlight of the holiday would have to be the animation team who worked very hard to please everyone. I would not normally pick out a single one, however, MIDO" the bingo pest" (in a very friendly way) would always greet you every day with a smile and lots of banter. The rooms were very comfy and warm and kept very clean every day. The food, although very similar on a daily basis, was very enjoyable and in our case a very rare occasion to be eating three meals a day. I understand that there will always be moaners about food, but I do wish they would stop to think about the enormous task the kitchen staff face on a daily basis in order to please everyone. (would they want to do it). We both loved it so much we are looking forward to booking it for Xmas this year

Room Tip: If you plan on going at Xmas time, please take some warm clothing for the evenings
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank john e
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

just come back from the best christmas and new year holiday with four of my freinds it was out of this world i just wanna name the animation team they were fantastic they made our holiday..the shows were absolutly fabulous every night especially the xmas evening with all the team(bibo,mido,sam,nino,sagon,fifi,sophie, led by ALEX) i just want to tell evrybody that the hotel deserves an excellent review and the hotel,s credit the is the animation team..
just book now and go to enjoy your holiday and you wont be disapointed..

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank jack daniels j
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

we booked this as a package with thompsons and was worried as we heard contradicting reports that Tunisia is not a nice place to go. Infact the people were exceptionally friendly the majority of the time and the way they treated our grandchildren was outstanding. We stayed in the marhaba salem. It catered for your every holiday need. The rooms were cleaned daily and comfortable, the food was lovely and I had to try a bit of everything. There was lots of choice and healthy choices too.
The entertainment was providing by a animation team who were professional and friendly and what surprised me was that they remember our grandchildrens names the next day after only one introduction. The hotel had lots of facilities, the spa and gym so if you want to have a healthy holiday, you could. The drinks in the bar were local but they used "genuine" tonic, ie swhepps and coke as mixers. The hot chocolate was lush!
The beach was lovely and clean and the pools were lovely and clean also. The gardens were very tidy and the area was generally very pleasing to the eye.
All the staff in the hotel were outstanding and nothing was ever too much trouble for them. The waiter had the same table ready for our family each meal time and he would fetch us drinks from the bar.
Even when sitting in the bar/lounge, the waiters would keep the tables clean and fetch your drinks and always with a smile or a laugh and joke.
We were there to see the new year in and there was a gala meal and the waiters served us a 6 course meal. The entertainment was set up in the dining room. It was a lovely night with all the party trimmings.

We had a wonderful holiday, I would definately go back and what did it for me was the hotel and the staff. The area itself is a bit rough although, port kantoui was lovely and we did go into souse and do a bit of bartering in the medina. This was also not as bad as we had expected.
If i had to find one critisism, it was that the hotel allowed people to smoke and I did not find a area that was smoke free other than the dining room. This affected us a bit as we are obviously no longer used to this in England.

Room Tip: we had a family adjoining room, it was very useful and we did hire a fridge for one week at approx 1...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank jacquimichelle
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

The room was average the bed was very lumpy,cleanliness in the rooms was excellent,however the corridors are dirty.Staff are very polite and always willing too help,the food left something to be desired,very limited choice and we were joined by the hotel cats,although the waiters did remove them.The outside of the hotel was fairly clean but in need of some work doing.The real problem being the walls were paper thin in the rooms in fact you could hear the people next door and above useing the toilet,and talking this did some what spoil sleep.The Evening entertainment was second to none,the animation team worked from early morning to late night to make us feel special.One thing tha may be helpful there is a lift in the building,when we booked we were told the was not one.However for a budget hotel quite acceptable.Four star it is not a few more improvements are needed.

Room Tip: i would try to get a room on the top floor,thus not having trees blocking sunlight and views
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank martin f
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Property: Marhaba Salem
Address: Boulevard 7 Novembre, Sousse 4039, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Sousse Governorate > Sousse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Sousse
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sousse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Marhaba Salem 3*
Number of rooms: 241
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