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*
During July and August, Pecheur beach restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine. Don't forget to make your reservation in advance. Please note - bottled water is not served from the bars.
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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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Very pleasant winter break.
My wife and I recently returned from 2 enjoyable weeks at this hotel, a holiday shared with 2 friends. Upon arrival in the lobby we were given a refreshing cold drink and quickly allocated our rooms (excellent as we arrived well before lunch). The room itself was on the third floor overlooking the gardens, it was well equipped, spotlessly clean and plenty large enough. The only slight downside with the room was the shower, it was very large and provided ample hot water but when it was installed I think the builder forgot to take his spirit level to work that day. In consequence the water lodged at the opposite end to the location of the drain which meant you had to trudge through cold water as you entered and left the shower. The gardens and terracing surrounding the hotel are attractive and well looked after, the two pools are large enough and clean (they are checked daily and the temp.,ph level, etc.posted on a poolside board). The pools are not heated (there is an indoor one that is) hence they were little used during our stay which left them free for me to enjoy a quiet morning swim. The beach fronting the hotel is kept clean but if you walk along in either direction from the hotel it becomes rather dirty and litter strewn. The hotel has a very well equipped and modern gym which proved a good place to enjoy an hour between sun lounger and evening meal. The staff are all very pleasant and you rarely have to wait long to be served food or drink anywhere in the hotel (a small tip is appreciated and I think expected). Money can be changed into Dinar from most currency at the reception desk 24 hrs.a day. The food in the main restaurant is buffet style, varied and of good quality (no problems with upset stomachs or such like), only one of the themed restaurants was open during our stay but this too provided excellent food but with less choice than the main one. You have to book the themed restaurant a couple of days in advance with the head waiter. The drink on the all inclusive included a lager type beer, house red,white and rose wine and various cocktails all of which were palatable if not 5 star. Bottled fizzy or still water was always available in your room and at meal times. There was a good animation team who were friendly but did not pester you, we tried archery and bowls. Special thanks to Samuel who became a friend during our stay. As we were booked on a late flight home we extended our room hire and all inclusive until 5pm at a cost of approx.Â£22 which was no problem to arrange with reception. To sum up the hotel provided a smashing winter holiday, a small reservation would be how does it cope during full occupancy in high season ?More
Keith H, North Stainmore
Needed to relax, and this was perfect
We stayed here in February and had been working 7 days a weeks since then, so were in need of a relaxing break, and came back here. The hotel, the staff, the food. Almost perfect. And by a lucky chance, the weather in the first week of December was perfect too. The hotel Director runs a tight ship and despite missing a few staff from our last visit, the staff were attentive, polite and friendly. Nizar at the bar was brilliant, although went on a break part way through our stay the rest of the staff looked after us especially Ben Sassy. In the restaurant, Enfidha and Jamila were top staff although they were all good, and the food was stunning. We ate, paddled in the sea,lounged by the pool, ate, had coffee, ate, took part in activities organised by the excellent animation team, ate, had coffee, walked in the grounds, ate, had coffee, had a sauna, showered and went for cocktails then dinner, had a coffee, went to bed. So relaxing. Top tip... change Â£20 at the start of your stay and tip the staff. Some guests don't and this is very bad form. Just Â£20 will last you half the week. The staff work very hard for your comfort and deserve the few pennies per tip they earn. We never even left the hotel grounds during the whole week. Definitely going back.More
Last day at this hotel and I am sad to leave! The staff have been absolutely brilliant, polite, helpful and always busy making sure guests have enough to drink and eat. The cleaners are excellent as well and are very polite (will leave you to sleep if you put do not disturb sign up and will come back whenever you are ready). The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are big. The beds are too comfortable meaning we woke up with half of the day already gone on some occasions because we slept so well haha! The food is good and the chefs are very polite, the waiters are so attentive and helpful, never left with an empty glass for more than a second! However the food could be improved on as some days were hit and miss. Overall this hotel is excellent value for money and will really make you feel at home :)More
Staying here for a week, writing this whilst having a coffee in the beautiful foyer. Hotel is a true 5 star, nothing has been missed out in the details. The staff, not matter in which dept, can't do enough for you. Decor throughout the hotel is lovely, rooms are outstanding, bathrobes in your rooms & digital safe for which is free to use too, rare in these days. Mini fridge is restocked when needed. Food is lovely, plenty of choice, chefs are always checking that you are happy with everything, nothing is too much bothere for them & that includes the entire hotel staff, from the cleaners to the management, they are always saying good day to you. A hotel I would come back too without hesitation, infact, looking at dates for next year already. Thank you to everyone at the hotel, you made our holiday a wonderful week xxx the only thing I would ask Riu to do is, upgrade your TV channels, not enough English channels, need abit more choice, especially sports.More
Elaine W, Motherwell, United Kingdom
The Bees Knees
Stayed In this Hotel with my wife and cannot recommend it enough. We were welcomed with a drink and the staff were very polite and attentive and courteous. We were booked in quickly and then shown to our rooms which were immaculate and the bed was an amazing queen size bed and not like a lot of hotels were they push two beds together. We had only been there a couple of days when one waiter recognized us and knew what we drank and would bring our drinks to the table without us even asking. The meals were plentiful and in our opinion delicious, but that depends on your taste. The outdoor swimming pool was great and they supplied the towels. The entertainment in the evening we found to be pretty lame again depending on your choice. All in all a nice hotel .More
yeti1963, Exeter Devon
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