Riu Palace Hammamet Marhaba  


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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Based on 852 reviews

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  • 3Floors
  • 371Rooms
  • 3Lifts


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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

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 2 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.

Buffet restaurant

For breakfast, lunch and dinner. 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 3 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

Twin room with garden view sleeps up to 3. Heating is also available, mini-fridge stocked with soft drinks and water.

twin room with sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3. Heating is also available, mini-fridge stocked with soft drinks and water.

TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »

Nice holidays

Stayed there by June 2013. Enjoyed the facilities which are glamourous. Stayed in a room in the hotel and not in a bungalow, I believe it's better facilities. Friendly and fun staff always ready to help. Nice food with variety and good themed dinners, great gardens and swimmpools and good beach. I've been at the Yasmine's Medina and also got the Camel's ride, recommend both of them. In resume, I recommend this hotel for a nice family relaxing and fun holidays.More

David S, Leiria, Portugal

Maybe 4* at a push

Stayed here for 11 days in August 2014. Arrived very late but was still met with a cooling drink, though I would have just preferred my room key. We were booked to one of the bungalows near to the main hotel. The accommodation was roomy and comfortable, though the bathroom was tired and in need of refurbishment, though everything worked. Staff were very friendly and helpful throughout, particularly in the bar areas. Tried all three themed restaurants and were disappointed by both the Italian and the Tunisian though the fish restaurant was superb. The main restaurant food was ok but a bit repetitive and typical 'all inclusive' eclectic mix of bits of food that don't go together to make a proper meal. Lunch by the pool was a bit hit and miss with insufficient seating and the same salad, pizza, chips and fried meat every day. The sun loungers were comfortable though the other residents did have a habit of claiming those in prime positions them before breakfast and not returning all day. Drinks were served around the pool occasionally, though the pool bar was open from 10:00 in the morning serving hot and cold drinks. The beach was very sandy and the sea shallow and warm. Various activities were available on the beach for an extra charge. Those included in the hotel's offer were LaBoule, darts, beach volleyball and archery, water aerobics and water polo. The hotel Spa was very keen to promote packages rather than one-off treatments, which tended to be quite expensive. Never made it to the evening entertainment, which didn't begin until 10p.m., but there was no noise from the activities in this hotel, you could here the entertainment from the hotel next door which appeared to be much more lively and noisey. I did enjoy my stay but a week would probably be enough if I was to go again.More

AJB307, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

First impressions do count

Having arrived late on a Sunday evening, we were greeted by a filthy red carpet that leads to the entrance. On first impressions the room seemed of a good standard although the decor is slightly dated. However, when inspecting the patio we found that we couldn't lock the patio once it was opened. After ringing reception around 3 times and waiting for two hours the maintenance man finally arrived and allegedly fixed the door. After this we got to sleep at 12am only to be awoken by a disco held outside of the hotel which continued to around 4.30am. The following day we opened the patio doors to find that the lock was broke yet again. We raised the issue with reception and found the male staff very rude and arrogant but eventually they fixed the door again. After another four evenings of no sleep we were promised a new room but it coincided with us going on an excursion so the reception staff offered to move our cases to the new room. On returning from our 11 hour excursion we were given our new room key and upon opening the door discovered all the beds had been slept in, all the towels were damp, used and they were strewn across the chairs. At this point we were very irate to say the least and once again we approached the reception desk. Where male staff were rude yet again. The first week the food was very much the same every day with a slight improvement by the second week. Arabic quests left their tables in a disgusting state, Russian guests are very loud and boys-tress. We used the a la carets twice on our stay, these were not of a very high standard and we were rushed on our courses. However most staff are very kind and helpful and always want to please. We will not be returning to Riu Palace Hammamet Marhaba, it is not a 5* more like a 3*+.More

nigelge0rge, Swansea, United Kingdom

Riu Palace Hammamet Marhaba

THIS IS NOT 5*. We visited this hotel for two weeks in 2012 and it was fantastic, however we returned in 2014 and what a big dissapointment. The food is poor paticularly at the weekend when the pools and restaurant are opened to none residents, lunch becomes hell with loads of ferrell kids running about in the restaurant. Towels in the room are not changed daily, on three occasions having used the same towel for THREE days I had to ask for them to be changed. On the balcony a huge chunk of masonry had fallen off the wall. The staff are fantastic and do their best but they are a bit thin on the ground. On the day before going home our room was not made up. In my opinion it's 3* at best. We will not be returning.More

Bob J, Flint, Wales, United Kingdom


We chose this hotel for a family holiday for 10 nights all inclusive based in two bungalows outside the hotel. Upon Arrival, the reception staff could not do enough for you and assisted us with our cases and got us all drinks and seats awaiting room cards. The bungalows we stayed in were spacious, elegant and modern. The cleanliness was immaculate and the maid was extremely friendly and put rose petals on our beds daily to add extra effects. We had two bungalows both were extremely outstanding. The food was really nice and varied daily, there was a barbecue by the beach each lunch time and a buffet in the main restaurant. The waiters that served us each morning and night were so friendly, always smiling and couldnt do enough for us. They had our drinks ready for us at the table and 'Lotfi' and 'Hatem' were the nicest waiters we could have asked for. The animation team were amazing and so talented and made an effort to come & talk to us in the day especially 'Sam' and 'Malik'. The shows were very varied and entertaining! We could not find one fault with this hotel or the staff in it, they were amazingly helpful, friendly and always smiling!! The cleanliness was immaculate and the food very lovely. We are definitely coming back next year for two weeks, 10 nights was not enough!!! Would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Tunisia, Amazing!More

Charlotte H, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

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