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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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.

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Fantastic

We stayed here August, I can honestly say, I could not fault anything in this hotel, apart from the evening entertainment was very poor, other than that it is faultless. Every member of staff was amazing, so friendly and helpful. We did tip them occasionally, but it did not matter if you didn't tip them, they were all still so polite and helpful. They work 15 hours a day and still always had a smile on there faces. We got upgraded on our arrival at no extra charge and the room was large and clean. Food was good considering they have to cater for so many different nationalities, there was always something good to eat. The beaches were lovely and clean and always able to get a sun lounger. The only downside, which is nothing to do with the hotel, is that there is not many places to go outside the complex, Taxis are cheap though to travel to other places for things to do. When we went, there was a good mix of age groups from young children, teenagers and adults, which was good for our son, who made some goods friends. I had heard they were thinking of making it an adults only hotel, but not sure on that, and it would be a shame if they did. All in all, a brilliant holiday with no dissapointments.More

Stuart A, Bolton, United Kingdom

very nice

my wife and I have just been over for a week and loved it. very relaxing, very clean, fantastic food and drinks too. The hotel is right on the beach but the sea is choppy, so we stayed poolside mostly, and its easier to get to the bar...lol. Pina coladas by the pool, red hot sunshine, friendly staff with loads of activities if you were interested in doing stuff. If you are like me just laze around getting blootered listening to 80's tunes - perfect !!More

beatroutedisco, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Enjoyable

I went there in October 2014. I chose a garden bungalow and was surprised to find that this was on the first floor. I thought a bungalow was on the ground floor only. Having said that the accommodation was good, although there are no tea/coffee making facilities in the room. I know that as a fully inclusive, tea or coffee is available within the complex. It would be nice to have this in your room. The pools were of a good size although I did not go at a peak holiday time so not sure what it would be like if the hotel was fully booked. The drinks are local spirits only and some customers did complain about the quality of their drink. The rooms were kept clean and the housemaid was extremely helpful. As previously said their was a large choice of good food at breakfast, lunch and dinner. No one should go hungry. Take advantage of the Tunisian restaurant, the steak was lovely. Make sure you book early as there is limited availability. You are assigned to a specific table for your evening meal which worked very well. I could not use the sea as it was always rough during the period of our stay. This was not a problem. Being used to our non smoking policy I found it difficult to get away from cigarette smoke as there were no dedicated smoking areas. People were smoking throughout the hotel, except in the restaurants. I am sure this is an advantage to all smokers but a certain disadvantage to a non smoker. Be careful if you go to the old part of Hammamet. i decided to walk there and was spoken to by a local who said that he was a chef at our hotel. I am sure that he knew the wristband came from our hotel. He was of course NOT from the Riu Palace but continued to try to accompany me to the shopping area. He then tried to get me to buy a carpet and then tried to accompany me around the shopping area 'guiding' me in to various shops!! I was a little apprehensive to say the least and did not enjoy the experience. Overall the holiday was enjoyable.More

Denmead,

5 star lobby, 3 star everything else

We travelled late September with my wife and I and our 4 month old baby. Room was nice and very spacious. Hotel provided a cot. Marble everywhere, really nice! Food was not great. Not talking about what was on offer but I am talking about the general standard of the cooking. A number of us did get a stomach bug. Beach was ok. Water was clear. Weather was nice. Good for Med. Staff were always smiley. We were scared into tripping by reading all of the posts on trip advisor! Dunno if this made a difference. The entertainment team were amateur. Doing everything from tap dancing to river dance. It appears that they just watch YouTube as training. Not 5 star entertainment at all. The live acts they did get in played songs from the 60s and not very well. Absolutely no culture which is a shame given the rich history of tunisia. The hotel's clientele is consistent with that of working men's I went to a few year's ago: lots of smokers and an average age of over 60. They were genuinely quite nice and they gave a lot of attention to our baby. Good that there were virtually no children. Would have been good to see some people in their 20s and 30s. Drinks were terrible. Don't expect the same standard as in the Caribbean. There were not even any fresh juices. Horribment! Health and safety is none existent. This women fell at dinner. Hit her head on the marble floor. Staff took about 20 mins to take her to her room and didn't bother calling the hospital (which would have been a good idea given that she was knocked out!). Then a waiter just poured some water on the floor and put kitchen roll over the blood. After 3 people walked over the mess and almost slipped, we put a chair over the mess so that people would walk around. This is after asking for someone to put a sign up and mop up the excess water. After only 7 days, I could not wait to get back to Blighty!More

Julianmsci,

" wow "

On arrival we were welcomed with very efficient staff and a cool drink. Very smooth check in , upgraded to a suite which was huge. The whole complex is very tidy and well kept. Swimming pools are lovely. Beach was sandy and safe. There was plenty of beds at pools and beach, but this was at the end of season. We hit very lucky with weather approx 30 degrees most days. The main restaurant was very good, excellent choice and plenty of it. You do have to pre book your sitting but this was fine. If you turn either left or right at beach there is a good walk to harbours and shops. All in all a great holiday the main plus for this hotel is the staff. They work extremely hard and cannot do enough for you. It is nice to see managers as well ,working in with everyone . We will be back , thankyou.More

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