The smart Riu Palace Hammamet Marhaba combines a beachfront setting with a relaxing pool scene. It’s got fans on TripAdvisor, too – reviewers rank it among the top 20 hotels in Tunisia.
Set on a long, gold-sand beach and surrounded by palm-filled gardens, the Riu Palace Hammamet Marhaba has bagged one of the prettiest spots in town.
This hotel makes the most of its setting. Expect whitewashed bungalows metres from the sand, restaurants with open-air terraces, and winding footpaths on manicured lawns.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Optional dining in the themed restaurants 1st May-31st October and Pecheur restaurant July-August. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Coffee and cakes.
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2 outdoor pools
Cool off in either of the two pools. The first is encircled with a capacious sun terrace, and the second is surrounded by landscaped gardens. One is a saltwater pool, and so the children don't feel left out, one of the pools has a separate kids' section.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner head to the buffet restaurant. With show-cooking stations and dishes being prepared right in front of your very eyes. You can choose to dine indoors in the well-dressed dining room, or out on the terrace. There are also themed buffets held three times a week in summer, and twice a week in winter. Highchairs are available. Please note - bottled water is not served from the bars.
Pecheur beach restaurant*
Pecheur beach restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine. Don't forget to make your reservation in advance. Open 15th June-15th September.
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twin room with garden view
These light and airy twin rooms, with their cream backdrop and bright colourful soft furnishings sleep up to three. There's a balcony or terrace overlooking the garden, plus a mini-fridge stocked with soft drinks and water. Air-conditioning operates 15th June to 15th September, and heating is also available.
twin room with sea view
These light and airy twin rooms, with their cream backdrop and bright colourful soft furnishings sleep up to three and come with a sea view. There's a balcony or terrace, plus a mini-fridge stocked with soft drinks and water. Air-conditioning operates 15th June to 15th September, and heating is also available.
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we do not think it deserves a 5 t platinum,staff were very nice in the hotel,accomadation was only good,food was only on par with a three starTthompson hotel we had in Tenerife,some off the food was cold,and potatoes were not fully cooked,on our arrival it was late and they had only plated a basic salad for our evening meal,we were told that there was nothing else they could do, for a 5t platinum it was very poor, would not return,More
terence f, Coventry, United Kingdom
Amazing service,food and people
Leaving for home tomorrow and will miss this great bunch of people.food is wonderful,a choice,every day,for everyone.the service is second to none,well done Tariq,Khalad and Jamila....amazing people.And last but certainly not least,our best rep ever,Sara from Caerphilly,what a brilliant advert she is for both the Riu chain of hotels and for Thomson holidays.She has got to be your number 1 rep.She does her job to ,not only,Thomsons requirements,but goes all out to make sure every guest is happy and content.Top marks for that girl.Looking forward to our next visit.....from a Thomsons holiday guest,worldwideMore
teresa59137, Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Great all-inclusive hotel for golf
My wife & I stayed for a week in March 2015. The hotel is all-inclusive so there is no bar bill to worry about. I was there for the golf and she did some tennis, swimming and gym while I was out on the course(s). The hotel itself is modern and comfortable and our sea view room was excellent with a large bathroom. We thought the food was pretty good with many different things put on each day and the staff were very obliging and friendly. The location is terrific for golf with three really testing courses just a short taxi ride away. Otherwise the hotel is a bit isolated and there is nowhere to walk out to as there might be in many European destinations so with the caveat that this was rather pre-season, you might be disappointed if you are looking for lots of cafes etc on the doorstep. Yasmine Hammanet marina is a 10 minute taxi away and looked like it would be lively in season but when we went it was not quite deserted but not far off! There is a small but adequate gym and nice pool- I think my wife was the only one using them. There is also a Spa area where you can get all kinds of treatments (at additional cost) and that gets you access to another pool & steam room area. There is also a very nice outdoor pool area but the weather was too cool for it to be of use, however there is a pleasant patio area to relax if the sun shines and staff are always hovering around to get you a drink, coffee etc. The large and clean beach is right there although I only used it for bunker practice as it wasn't warm enough to sit out on. The golf courses we played were very attractive with very testing greens (at least for someone of my 13 handicap). Our only valid gripe is that Tunisia is behind the rest of Europe in not yet having banned smoking in public areas. Emerging from the dining room to a stink of smoke in the lounge area was not so great. All in all, it was a thoroughly enjoyable week for both of us and we had (and could not have had) any complaints about it for the price charged. However, if the weather is bad, there isn't much to do other than sit around and drink...More
Spent a lovely week here at the end of January. Spacious bedrooms, excellent service and fantastic staff. Food was varied and freshly cooked and as a vegetarian I had a reasonable amount of choice although some of the staff seemed to think that if it had vegetables in then it was vegetarian. Generally food was well labelled though! Choice was good although may be a bit predictable for two week holidays. Only downside was the fact that the lobby area with the comfy seats was the smoking area and quite unpleasant to walk through if you are a non smoker.The Bar (no smoking) was a pleasant place to sit although the seats weren't as comfortable! Probably not as much of an issue when it is warm enough to be outside. Had a great morning in the Spa and thought it good value for money. Gardens, pools and beach were super although too chilly to take advantage of them. I took our own travel kettle for a brew in our room. Would happily return out of season again as made a pleasant escape from January in UK. Entertainment staff were lovely and we enjoyed our nordic walking, stretching exercises arabic lessons, and boules!More
Great winter break
Took a last minute [cheap!] break for two here during the last week in January 2015, with Thompson. I didn't expect warm sunshine and what we experienced was a mixture of cool days and some really warms days, sitting outside in the sunshine drinking mint tea and more. Lots has already been said about this hotel and there are lots of good things: the staff were fantastic and the managers on the ball; the drinks in the bar and restaurant were all very good. The locally produced muscat with ice and lemon before dinner was delicious. The food was good well presented with lots of salad and vegetables -good for me. Fish maybe a bit overcooked. I never felt that I'd tried every thing. Each day there were traditional Tunisian dished too. Our garden room was large by any standard and clean. you could have had a party in the shower! Our maid was not always on the ball but any call to the desk resulted in quick and friendly attention. The beach front location was good with a very large garden area too but too COLD for outdoor swimming-it was January! However to be able walk down the beach and paddle in the Mediterranean on a sunny day [wearing a jacket] was marvelous. The hotel is out on a limb and it's a good hour walk up the beach to old Hammamet but a taxi back cost ~Â£2. Though there were a few traders about we never felt bothered or intimidated. There are several daily organised activities to try and I did: boules, archery, Norwegian walking on the beach, morning exercises and Arabic lessons. Well done the "animation team" Plus there are other entertainments during the day and evening. There were few down sides. There was obviously some redecoration going on and the ventilation system seemed to dump the fumes in our corridor. As the large foyer/atrium was the smoking area it could get a bit fuggy in the no smoking bar, not nice. The indoor pool is a bit pokey, not up to the standard you might expect from such a posh place and the area nearby had a distinctly smell of bad drains. This was our first ever all inclusive and wasn't sure what to expect. Would I go back? I look forward to it. Oh,did I say, fresh pancakes in the bar at 2.30 just in case you hadn't stocked up at breakfast and lunch; great.More
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