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Marhaba Salem
Ranked #4 of 35 Hotels in Sousse
Reviewed April 1, 2013

This was our second time at this particular hotel. The facilities are great with a gym and an indoor pool and it is right next to the beach which must be lovely in the summer. The staff are usually very helpful especially if you leave them a little tip of one or two dinar. Drinks a freely available and certain waiters will bring your drinks over if you are nice to them, all it takes is a friendly smile and a hello everyday. The food in the restaurant is great, you can choose bits that are made freshly in front of you and there is also some Tunisian fare available every night which is delicious. The service we received in the restaurant from our waiter was second to none and we were always sad when he wasn't working. The animation team are fun and always ready to chat with you.

Room Tip: Ask for an upgrade if they put you in garden room.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Nicola H
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

This was the best holiday I have had in a long time. The rooms were very clean and the maid really nice, reception and bar staff really friendly. The animation team are the best bit, they make the hotel a nice place to be and would recommend it and will be re visiting.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ryan S
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

We stayed here for a week in September 2012 and had an excellent holiday. (sorry for late review!)

I have no complaints about the hotel, the staff or the facilities. We were after a last minute break to relax and that is exactly what we got.

Tips - the room we had was nice enough but on day 1 we asked about any other rooms as we wanted a double bed rather than two pushed together. The reception was more than accommodating and we were so glad we asked.

The pool and slide area is great fun, we have no kids but we loved it! Be careful on the enclosed one though as some poor man cracked his head on it and split is scalp on day 1!! There is lots of pools to choose from or the beach if you are not one for the fun pool.

The Animation team were good fun, and there was plenty of day and night activities to do. Although if you just want to take it easy they were not pushy. The night time shows were cheesy but a good laugh. The club dance always a winner!!

The partner hotel, the Royal Salem, was also very nice and they share a lot of facilities. The reception in the Royal was also very helpful indeed.

We would visit this hotel and Tunisia again.

PS - would recommend the Zoo as a trip.

Room Tip: The rooms were nice, but if you would prefer a different view or a double bed, just ask. They were v...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Razmachine
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

My partner and I visited this hotel last Sept. We had a fantastic time, the animation team were fab. Music to suit all ages. We enjoyed it so much we are returning this year. The guests were all really nice too. Drinks were freely available and we never had to wait long to get served. In fact on our 2nd night as soon as the bar guys saw us we we were ushered to a table and the drinks appeared from no where
We had a couple of trips while we were there, the zoo one was good but I wasnsnt too impressed with the show afterwards and the meal wasnt too good, but to be fair there were lots of guests to serve.
The pools are great if a little salty but theres always somewhere to lay ( look out for the whirlpool at the end of the larger pool, we had been there 5 days before we realised it was there). Slides are great, just enough for the girly girls amongst us but the blokes can have fun too thinking of different ways to desend.
Fot the money we paid it was great value and Im looking forward to going back and I cant wait to go to Bonaparts for another of the best meals Ive had while being on holiday. One word of advice....... give the english bar a miss, its not what its seems, dont get me wrong Im not a person that activily seeks out english bars but it wasnt very nice.
I do hope this review helps, we had a great time and cant wait to return. Its the perfect winter break to banish the blues

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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10  Thank lorraine b
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

I stayed at the marhaba salem for xmas and new year. This was the worst holiday i have ever been on. The postive's first, our maid was lovely, the animation team were brillant. Well that's it for postives. Here we go with the negative's the bar staff in the main building were rude, so were the staff on reception. Our first night the shower leaked in our room, the so called fixed it and it still leaked we ended up having to put towels on the floor. Told them again nothing was done. The food was poor. If your a smoker no problem, you would have a field day there. Two english tv channels aerial did'nt work. No iron in room. You had to pay for your clothes to be ironed, and they came back in a worse condition then you sent them. We complained shoulders were just shrugged. Bar closed too early new years eve 12.00. We had just got started celebrating. Club on the hotel site. You got ripped off with what they expected you to pay to get in. You had to go to the sister hotel Royal Salem next door to get money changed and use the gym, swimming pool sauna etc. That hotel was more classy.Bar staff polite and friendly. Wish we had stayed there. I would never recommend this hotel to my worse enenmy. NEVER AGAIN!!! It was not worth the money

Room Tip: Go for a higher floor. I booked online andwhen i arrived got the ground floor. Too noisy
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Est T
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

stayed at marhaba for 4weeks 19/12to16/1/13 all the staff were of 5star quality from manager to the gardener they did all in there power to make your holiday the hotel is one of the cleanast i have been in the food was good but not very hot some times the fish and the liver was some of the beest iv had one small grumble the bar area and entertainmen area could have been warmer. the hotel did not need to close to get done up to be 4star it is already 4star plus all i can say is thank you to all the staff for makeing it a holiday to remember i will be returning to this hotel again and again tom andval room 217

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank watsontom2
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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
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3  Thank Ty2010
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Address: Boulevard 14 Janvier, Sousse 4000, 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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Sousse
#3 Family Hotel in Sousse
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sousse
Price Range: $29 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marhaba Salem 3*
Number of rooms: 241
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