This hotel has everything going for it. Wonderful location and generally friendly and helpful staff. The pool set up is attractive and very convenient, as is the beach. Excellent beach attendants who ran up and down all day carrying everybody's sun bed and mattress. Beach bar served soft drinks and beer and was again conveniently positioned.
Weather was fabulous, although it was a bit windy - it went from a gentle breeze to a full blown gale throughout the week, but apart from one day when we felt battered by the end of it, it was refreshing and much cooler on the beach than by the pool.
Our room was right on the end of the hotel with a good sea view. It was clean and had a nice sized bathroom with a separate loo - a small sink in the loo would have been a better idea though and the shower temperature fluctuated between piping hot and freezing cold which was a bit of a pain. Also the hair dryer nozzle kept flying off and although we reported it three times, no one came to fix it. Otherwise no complaints on the room - it was spacious and clean.
The food was plentiful and there was a good variety, but the quality was hit and miss - more often miss than hit unfortunately. Fish/meat was bland and either overlooked or raw -We were sick to death of eating salad by the end of the week. Good omelettes at breakfast cooked fresh although we did have to wait a while.
There was only one bar inside and so it got very busy at night and we had to wait ages for a drink. There was a waiter in the main lobby area and he got us drinks sometimes...recommend you tip early on and then you get great service.
5star? (Tunisian rating) - no way unless they do something about the food. All in all, we had a brilliant time and for its location alone, we would return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Explore every inch of the IBEROSTAR Royal El Mansour & Thalasso hotel and discover the treasures of Tunisia. Admire the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean from your sea front room. Dive into the sapphire waters of the pools. Witness the spectacular sunset and its fusion of gold and coral as you stroll around the gardens of this five star resort, and take home a treasure trove of unforgettable memories of your time in Mahdia. A hotel worth discovering. You’ll find this unique hotel just 37 miles away from Monastir international airport. Its 447 rooms are located right by the shores of the Mediterranean, surrounded by the best Tunisian beaches and a lush landscape that makes for a delightful stroll. ÁGet ready for new sensations. At the SPA Sensations, you can enjoy a traditional hammam to purify your mind and body, alleviate stress with a massage or take care of your skin with beauty and well-being treatments. A culinary mixture of civilisations. Visit the Principal Restaurant and sample the flavours of a thousand stories in its delicious selection of dishes; from traditional couscous and famed Maghreb sweets, to recipes from the finest world cuisines. Experience thrilling adventures, taking part in all kinds of sports, both within this Tunisian hotel complex and in the surrounding area. You can take advantage of this opportunity to explore the Mediterranean sea floor, have fun in the swimming pool or get in shape in the fitness suite, among other activities. Seize the night in Mahdia. Experience unforgettable moments at the nightclub in this sea front hotel and get up in the morning feeling great and ready to go to the shopping centre or sign up for any of the daily activities on offer. The kids can also discover a whole new world in spaces designed especially for them. A team of lively activity leaders will take care of your little ones, ensuring that each moment is full of fun. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Royal El Mansour Hotel Mahdia