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 is available from the 15th of June to the 15th of September, and heating is available, too.
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 is available from the 15th June to the 15th of September, heating is also available, too.
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Just got back from a 7 night stay and cant wait to book again for next year! The staff are exceptional, with everyone from the waiters to the animation team doing their utmost to make sure that you enjoy your stay. The bungalows were clean and spacious with spectacular views over the beach. Sara our Thompson rep was brilliant, really approachable and willing to help with anything. All in all I haven't got a bad word to say about it, we had a fantastic experience and will definitely be coming back. Thanks Riu Marharba for a unforgettable holiday!More
We are currently staying here into the second week of our holiday. We have absolutely nothing to complain about. We are in one of the bungalows which is spacious and spotlessly clean. The whole resort is kept immaculately clean and well maintained. The grounds are beautiful with two lovely pools. There are plenty of sun loungers both around the pool and on the beach. The weather at present is fantastic and while lying on the lovely white sandy beach with clear sky and bright blue sea, we both agree it is as good as the Caribbean. Of course, further along the beach, it quite a different picture, not nearly as clean. The food and drinks are good and all of the staff work exceptionally hard to make sure everyone enjoys themselves. Would definitely return and recommend without hesitation.More
Linda123W, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Really 4 star hotel but with 5 star service
My wife and i travelled to the Riu Palce end apr into may and the weather was great 28c. Now we paid bargain basement last minute.com on this hol and for what we got i would rate it 11 out of 10, but to be fair i will base the review as i f i had paid full price. The hotel itself is slightly ageing set in pleasant grounds and kept spotlessly clean. We had one of the bungalows in the grounds which was great , spacious, super king bed the only thing letting it down was the dirty tile grouting around the bath and lack of wifi in the room. you do get wifi in the main hotel and in some of the rooms if your close enough, in the lobby we used facetime and smartcall app successfully most times. The food at the hotel is very good if not a bit repetative, evening meals split into 2 sittings where you have the same table and waiter every night which is a good idea. The wine and beer are very good here prob above average. The service at this hotel is top class with most of the staff being very friendly this even extended to poolside service to our sunbeds all day. we did tip occasionally but the service was the same whether we did or not. The entertainment team were great run by Fifi who remembers everyones name and stopped us getting bored during the day, this doesnt unfortunately run into the evening entertainment also ran by the same team which is poor though they try their best. The location of the Hotel is one of the bad points.As i said it is in lovely grounds with a beautiful beach but thats it it unless you get a taxi, so if you just want a bit of rest and relaxation then this is for you if not look elsewhere. ps you now have pay for an exit visa before you leave Tunisia. This is easily done at the hotel reception at a cost of 30td each (about Â£11 each) at the time of writing.More
Wasn't ready to come home
Returned home yesterday after a lovely relaxing week with great food and drink and amazing weather. Hotel lovely with great grounds and lovely pools, 2 outside and one indoor, plus an additional indoor/ outdoor pool available if you have a treatment in the spa. Only downside was a bit of a wait on arrival before transfer a ready to take us to hotel. Booked with Thomsons and landed on time at 7.55 but was 9.40 before we left the airport - might be an idea to get a taxi instead? On arrival there was a buffet there for us as we had missed the normal restaurant times. We stayed in a bungalow with a view of the garden, lovely comfortable sunbeds on the terrace, comfortable beds inside. A safe available for valuables at no extra charge and a fridge to keep water cool ( you get a bottle of sparkling and still in your room but can ask for more in the bars whenever you want). Might be an idea to take your own hairdryer - there is one provided but it's in the bathroom and is not great. Room is a good size and cleaned every day. When you want your bed sheets changed you put a card on the bed. Although other reviews said there,was no air conditioning it had been switched on this week - it was hotter than expected.Also the beach bar was open and 2 a la cartes, Tunisian and Italian, both very good. You needed to book these, and also a time for eating each evening, either 6.30 or 8.30, but this was very easy to do and meant you always had your table ready for you - no waiting around. Food was great, lovely salads, a great choice of veg and lots of lovely fish, meat and amazing desserts. Wine by the bottle in the restaurants was good, and the waiters lovely and welcoming. You won't go hungry, but you can always ask for nuts or crisps in between meals if you want to. We did tip occasionally - we felt the service was good so felt happy doing this, usually a couple of dinar each night in the bar, 5 dinar for our restaurant waiter, and 1 dinar for the pool guy who brought the comfortable mattress for the sunless ( a dinar is about 33p). Easy to change sterling cash at reception and they will give you small change so you can use this for tips. We walked along the beach to Yasmine Hammamet, took about 50 mins, lovely Marina and a few bars. We also got a taxi (6 or 7 dinars, really good value) to old Hammamet, which we thought was lovely. Lots of atmosphere, with a medina, and bars and restaurants. Not as touristy but still felt safe. You were asked to go into shops but not hassled any further if you said no thanks. A coffee and sparkling water in a cafe overlooking the water was equivalent of Â£1. We did one trip in a 4 x4, the included lunch wasn't great, but did get us out into the hills and we saw some historic sites. A lovely holiday. I didn't know if I'd like Tunisia, but I did. A bit of rubbish lying by the,sides of the streets, but generally very friendly people and an interesting place.More
Lorraine D, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
What a wonderful hotel with excellent staff who couldn't do enough for you. The buffet restaurant catered for everyone's taste & needs. The hotel cleanliness was next to none. The entertainment team especially Fifi went above and beyond to get guest participation and spoke to every single one of them! We had a fantastic room with a fabulous view over the pool and sea.(which we did pay for an upgrade but was worth it) and would definitely stay here again. We've returned home refreshed & relaxed.More
Chris Gordon B, Rotherham, United Kingdom
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