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Marhaba Palace Hotel
Ranked #7 of 33 Hotels in Port El Kantaoui
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Stayed @ Marhaba Palace on h/b basis 5/12/2012-12/12/2012. After reading some reviews on TA,was a little apprehensive,but found a lovely clean hotel,with friendly staff,that couldnt do enough to ensure that we had a lovely time. Food whilst not the most exciting,was piping hot and well presented. Our waiter for the week was Habib,excellent service from him.
Our Thomson rep was Louise,a lovely girl,who was really friendly and very efficient,thanks Louise.
Just remember,its not Europe although very close,and you cannot compare a 4* star Tunsian hotel to a 4* spanish hotel,its got everything you want,5mins from the port,go with an open mind and you will have a great time.
Alcohol is very expensive in Tunisia (63 euros for bottle Bacardi),so take it with you.
Would we return to Port El Kantaoui and this hotel? YES

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

We spent there our hoilday. Hotel stay a few kilometres from cisty centre but has own beach. Beach is sandy. Room is very big, modern. Hotel is a big resort with shops, swimming-pools. Restaurant serve very good cuisine.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Sebastian M
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

We spent 2 weeks at this hotel in June, and we loved it!
The breakfast buffet was extraordinary, the staff very helpful and polite!
Great pool, great location.. Everything was just as we hoped for.
The hotel is a bit old and could use a renovation, but people, it has it's charm!
Don't go around and try to find little faults, you will find that in every hotel you visit, especially if its old and not updated, just like Marhaba.

Don't miss to go parachuting, driving quads, and especially - don't miss the Sahara-trip! Totally worth the money and 2 days travelling by bus.
We visited Frigua Park too, (think it's called so). It was extremely hot the day we visited, so all the animals we're sleeping. But it's a cozy park.. Wish the animals had more space though..

But - back to the hotel.

+++++ for the staff, loved them.
Some minus for the old beds and so in the room, wouldn't be wrong with some update on that front.

The hotel definitely got some charm.
When we read information about the hotel, we we're afraid there would only be old couples, but there was a great mixture of ages! :) so young couples, don't be afraid of visiting Marhaba Palace!


We will absolutely visit Marhaba palace again, as soon as next year.
Hope You will do the same :)

Room Tip: We had a room on the east wing, not towards the pool, but we could see the beach.. It was great! Qui...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank zoriica
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Just got back after a super week. Great staff, very clean and a bargain holiday. Animation team became animated with young, slim female tourists only.

Great food choices, the lady cooking the omelettes speaks at least 4 languages.

Port El Kantoui is looking a bit tired and this hotel is showing its age a bit, but to us it is still Paradise to us.

If you know Tunisia you will be used to tipping culture . . . so here is my top tip: take a load of sweets (I use packets of Polos) and pens, then you can keep staff happy, very useful for tipping toilet attendants,particularly if you add a dinar or two. When I got my cash I asked for lots of change.

My next tip is to speak French when you can, you get less hassle and more respect. Take the noddy train for cheap transport and haggle your taxi fare before you set off.

We went with Thomson; great rep. We recommend the 3 cities excursion.

Indoor pool was lovely and hot, nice American bar, the general bar is still half a smoking bar. Entertainment is cheesy and best taken with lots of alcohol.

Yes we will go again.

Weather for November was brilliant, getting home was depressing.

Room Tip: Views are good from all locations.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Spent a week at the Marhaba Palace from 7-14 November...what a great hotel, although a little dated here and there I would find it very difficult to find fault. Very central and only 5 min walk to the quaint little marina surrounded with cafes bars and craft shops. The staff and service were exceptional, the food was plentiful with so much to choose from...something for everyone so you wont go hungry !! Rooms are very spacious and cleaned every day. Choice of several bars in the evening with entertainment, and a very happy lively animation team to keep you busy during the day, 1 min walk to our very own gorgeous beach with loads of water sports, camel rides etc... and to top it off the weather was amazing for November. All in all a superb hotel and wouldn't hesitate going back...thouroughly recommeded...can't wait for my next holiday !! :))

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Sandra H
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

two couples just spent 2weeks 31st oct -14th nov and it was brill .everthing about this hotel is good food rooms staff beach none could be faulted.The beach is lovely. the toilets by the beach are kept spotless the lady there is lovely really does deserve tipping.we tipped our waiters same one everyday for breakfast and lunch and really look after you,same at nite in the bars tipping them gives you very good measures the drinks are a lot stronger than other places we hve been. the beds are very comy and plenty spare pillows if needed.rooms are kept clean and the shower is good plenty of hot water all the time .we left all the toiletries the cleaners very grateful for shampoos soap even suncrems.We would go back met some lovly people shelly steve from liverpool who we had gd laughs.

Room Tip: 227 second floor gt sun late afternoon till it set
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank JUDYRUDY42
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Iv'e been going to this hotel for over 15 years sometimes in the summer just lately over the Christmas holiday and I can truthfully say iv'e never had a bad one, yes we can all have a bad day but we never expect waiters and door men to have one NOT when we are on holiday. The food is very good and it's Tunisian so don't complain when you don't get beef burgers and all the rest of the junk food menu.The place is in a very good position and enjoys a very good beach, the holiday makers leave the waste paper, fag ends and cups in the sand, the staff do a good job of picking up our litter. The lounge bar is a little dated but has some good staff who try, bear in mind these lads and lasses have never seen a good western style bar but do well despite not having any good bar fitters.The gardens and pool always look good and well kept and all the staff will talk to you if you say hello otherwise they will respect your privacy, the management on the other hand tend to be a little snooty with their noses in the air, why I don't know has any body told them I pay their wages? Iv'e stayed in some good 5 star hotels, this is'nt it's a 3 / 4 star so book it with confidence and smile you are on holiday.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Graham B
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Address: Jinane El Kantaoui | Sousse, Port El Kantaoui 4089, Tunisia
Location: Tunisia > Sousse Governorate > Port El Kantaoui
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#7 Luxury Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#7 Spa Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#8 Family Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
#9 Romantic Hotel in Port El Kantaoui
Price Range: $25 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Marhaba Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 322
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wake up across from the golf club, have a walk on the seafront, explore the paved alleys of Port El Kantaoui or simply unwind at the pool: Marhaba Palace is a dream place for an unforgettable stay. In the restaurant, a collection of great wines and local cuisine with the flavours of thyme and basil pamper the palate. This charming hotel, in the heart of the resort of port El Kantaoui, will seduce you with its personalised hospitality and efficient, discrete service.Welcome to MARHABA PALACE ... more   less 
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