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Hotel Acqua Viva
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Gammarth
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have just returned from an excellent stay at Hotel Acqua Viva. The hotel staff were very helpful, chatty, and many were fluent in basic English which was useful (we spoke only limited French.) The room was basic, but adequate. The hotel facilities were good: an outdoor pool, water slide (unsure if operational), indoor pool, and bar/social room with pool table.
The buffet breakfast was extremely good and there was sufficient variety. Pastries, cereal, bread rolls, sweet bread, salad etc. The evening buffet meal was also good. Guests are able to choose: meats, fish, salad, soup, several veg. dishes, and a selection of desserts-e.g. fruit, shortbreads.
The only major drawback of Hotel Acqua Viva is its location. It is very remote so taxis are required when journeying into La Marsa/Tunis. Taxis park up outside the hotel throughout the day. However, they do not use their meters, so you will get ripped off! If you require a taxi, it is much better to flag one down by the bus station on the main road, as these will generally switch on their metres.
Overall, a fantastic hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Mark D
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This hotel was very good value with friendly and helpful staff. The food in the restaurant was a good price and with enough variety to please me my wife and my 5 year old daughter. When we stayed there it was too cold to use the outdoor pool but there was an indoor pool and I enjoyed the treatment room. The room was clean and although slightly out of town we enjoyed how peaceful it was and found it a useful base to explore the towns along the coast. People who are looking for a fancy hotel can find plenty of them on the coast but if you just want a pleasant base where you can meet a variety of people this is perfect for the job.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Basically, I do not understood what this hotel can be used for. It is located in the middle of nowhere. To visit anything you need a taxi (easily found near the hotel for inflated price). We stayed in the hotel just 1 night before our flight back home. For this purpose the hotel is acceptable, otherwise I would not recommend it. Taxi from the airport costs 10 dinars (take a passing taxi on the departure level - second floor). Taxi back to the airport costed us 15 dinars.
When we arrived and went to the swimming pool we were shocked (actually this hotel deserves a visit just to have this experience): we saw about 50-100 Arab people staying in the pool! They were staying because there was no space for them to swim or at least to stretch out legs and arms. And they were not hotel guests (it was a Sunday and they were allowed to the pool for separate price - 15 dinars).
Buffet dinner is cheap and Ok. Breakfast is good.
Beach is near, but is not very clean and the water is not clear.
Room was dirty, no TV, no balcony. Everything that can virtually leak was leaking. The bathtub is very dirty and does not allow for a water to drain out easily. Air conditioner is weak.
The main clientele are (old) French people.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank iouA
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Would not recommend it even for free garbage and smelly and bad place

Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
3  Thank adnanali
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

This is a simple, honest hotel: the food is varied and local.The service is average to good.Rooms are cleaned regularly. The pool is clean and ideal in the Summer months.The clean, breezy beach is easily accessible and worth a long stroll-one lovely French-style beach restaurant was worth the effort.The distance from the airport makes for an expensive taxi ride,but local bus service and link with the local train and tram service is much cheaper ,if you're not in a rush.Close to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said-not to be missed,worth a local taxi-driver as your guide! Tunis-busy,but friendly and safe.Try the trains and the louages! Visit the Bardo Museum! What a refreshing change after the noise and chaos of Cairo...where I live!

Room Tip: Plenty of choice but check out whether a large tour-group is in...Remember this is a budget hotel.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Rick R
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Reviewed September 20, 2010

Booked this hotel after reading the reviews and info on the hotel. Wish we had gone somewhere else. Even though the website states shops and restaraunts nearby theres nothing apart from 5 star hotels. The animation team is annoying and you have to listen to loud awful music all day and night, not the relaxing pool side I had imagined. Staff were rude and unhelpful, a small amount of money disappeared from our room, the reception thought there was no problem and just shrugged it off claiming not to understand! Safe to say I will never go there again and the whole experience ruined my holiday.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2009

stayed here for last week in august. initially shown 2 small inadequate rooms for our family size. however finally given a interconnecting 2 rooms with little hesitation fro the management. Hotel staff very friendly and everyone keen to help. Animation team only of 4 people but all of whom worked hard to keep everyone happy and occupied.
we were the only british family staying in the hotel with 95% French occupancy. However this was a positive aspect.
Food at restaurant ok - nothing special but ok for the price . dinner/lunch only 36 dinar for 2 adults & 2 kids.
Pool facilities okay - best bit for the kids was the water slide.
Only drawback was that hotel is quite a way from La Marsa which is the main transport hub for trains/buses/louages for the area. Thus having to get taxis to La Marsa was a nightmare. Most taxi drivers on the make & reluctanat to do short journeys and having the meter on
One final note - do not visit tunisia during Ramandan. Everything is shut : restauarants, bars & shops. No concession made for tourists
Overall if you want just to chill & get a tan then the AcquaViva is just fine. However do not use this hotel for a base to visit the area unless you are very confident in dealing with shark taxi drivers

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Address: Zone Touristique Les Cotes de Carthage, Gammarth 2070, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Tunis Governorate > Gammarth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Gammarth
Price Range: $27 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Acqua Viva 3*
Number of rooms: 189
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the edge of Gammart's sandy beaches, in the heart of an eucalyptus and mimosa forest, Hotel Acqua viva Beach is the ideal location to discover Sidi bou Said and its picturesque village (7min), Carthage with its archeological sites, Roman amphitheatre and museum (10min), La Goulette and its well Known boulevard filled with tunisian restaurants, Medina of Tunis (30min) and le Bardo museum (30 min) Acqua Viva hotel have a seasonal outdoor pool, a giant water slide a children's pool and an indoor pool. Wired high-speed Internet access is complimentary in the lobby of the reception. Lunch and dining options, pool snack and poolside bar. The hotel serves a breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet. It features a children's club and gift shops / newsstands. Free parking. Acqua Viva offers 186 rooms including 31 family suites, bathrooms equipped bath or showers, telephone, balcony with pool or garden-view . The main building is served with lift. The bungalow have large rooms with private terrace and a very nice central garden. All rooms are air conditioned and have a bath or shower, blackout curtains, a telephone, a TV (with access to satellite channels) and a safe deposit box on demand. Housekeeping is offered daily, other amenities available on request include refrigerators. ... more   less 
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