Hotel Riu El Mansour  

This hotel’s beachside setting is complemented by a big pool and a choice of places to eat.

White sands and blue water spool the coast just outside this hotel, so the sea views are first-class. About a 5-minute cab ride will get you to the heart of Mahdia, and there are shops and restaurants even closer.

There’s a spacious main pool. And, as well as a buffet, you’ll find a Tunisian à la carte and an Italian trattoria close to the sand. Activities range from aerobics to volleyball.

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  • 4Floors
  • 307Rooms
  • 2Lifts

Food & Drink

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

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Locally produced alcoholic and soft drinks. Tea and coffee.  Snacks at set times.

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Outdoor pool

Make a splash in the huge four-leaf clover shaped pool. With a wide sun terrace and neat lawns on all sides, it's the ideal place to lie back and relax on a sunbed.

Buffet restaurant

For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sample dishes being prepared on the on the spot cooking stations, right in front of your very eyes. Enjoy the themed buffets held 3 times a week in summer, and twice a week in winter.

L'Olympe Thalassotherapy centre*

Rejuvenate and invigorate your mind and body with the many luxuries offered at the spa. Arrange a massage, relax in the Turkish bath, turn up the heat in the sauna, or take a dip in the indoor saltwater pool, heated in winter. Pamper yourself at the beauty salon and choose from a variety of services.

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superior twin room with sea view

Superior twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and an extra bed. Air-conditioning is from June 'til September.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 - can be sold as a single.

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Tunisia Revisited

We visited the El Mansour in Mahdia from 1/10/14 to 12/11/14,as a group of 4, my wife, our daughter & husband, we arrived late evening at the hotel around 9pm after a 2 hour transfer from Enfidah airport, on arrival our bags where dealt with quickly as we ate an evening meal prompted by the reception staff who over the stay did a great job of dealing with any queries we had,and that was not many, our rooms where quietly placed on the garden side of the hotel, space was plentyfull in the room, my only comment was the lack of drawer space, serviced every day, water was supplied on request from reception, although a 20 yr old hotel it was well maimtained, all the staff made the stay a comfortable stay, the waiters in particular got to know you quickly and your needs were anticipated in advance even before you knew you needed another drink. entertainment was provided by a small team who soon found out if you would play the games and added your name as a matter of course, the beach was a bit away from the main complex and was limited for spaces if you got to it after 7.30am. The food was excellent all being prepared and cooked in front of you from various work stations, each evening you had a nominated table which saved all the searching before looking what food you would choose, mornings and lunch was was find a space then eat, we found by waiting until the main rush had passed it was easier to find a table, overall the hotel was well run and nothing was too much trouble to sort, towels where supplied each day from reception by friendly and willing staff. we found that an exit fee was payable from the 1st of October of 30 dnr, this hotel had the stamp, many did not as we found on our return to the airport which is another very bad story, we had an early departure & pick up at 5.45 am the hotel privided a good continental option of cereal , coffee and various breads. our journey was 1hr 45 to the airport passing Monastair airport in just 45 mins. This new airport is new but wrong in design, because of the new tax long lines of people mixed in with people trying to do currency exchange, it took 1.5 hrs from arriving to get through passport into duty free, long lines of people trying to find some food, this left only 20mins to eat and board the plane, no duty free shopping, also 2 x10oz glasses of beer £10. in conclusion they break did what it was planned for but the airport experience and transfer time where totally unacceptable, and Monastair airport should be re enstated as the preferred arrival point for this area of TunisiaMore

Peter H, Kingston upon Hull

riu el mansour

we stayed here from 25/09/14 to 05/10/14 food was great and plenty of it, weather we has 2 rainy days but not all day temp was about 30c its a place if you just like to relax by pool and sun and drink , outside was different , mahdia was nearly 2.45 minutes from airport and now they have put a tax on coming in they say its £10 well 30 dinar its about £13 most people went to different area like hammermet , port el kantaoui Sousse but nice to relax inside hotel not much night life but we did not check out anything went on quad bikes they was great was about 40 dinar each also went on a pirate ship in mahdia that was great too the animation team was good them lads work hard and long hours in entertaining you but not much outside in mahdia we might go back if we just want to relax in hotelMore

Dennis L, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Lovely relaxing holiday

In true Riu style this hotel was a real pleasure. All areas were clean at all times. Staff were so friendly and made our stay that bit more enjoyable. Food had a good variety and good quality. Loved that we had a set table for our stay which they had the high chair setup waiting for the little one. And once they new our drinks, they were ready waitng each evening. In the bar area, waiters kept the drinks flowing. Entertainment was entertaining. The thomson rep Cheryl was amazing there isn't a thing she doesn't know. And even offered me her kettle so I could make bottles for the baby. So sweet Lots of activities on during the day, archery, water polo, ping pong, water aerobics. Pool bar has food throughout the day if your hungry between meal times. The petting zoo is just to the right of the hotel, nice for kids. Private beach was smallish but nice. It was our first holiday with our baby and it was made so stress free and enjoyable by the staff and the facilities of the hotel. Check out the spa, treatment are so reasonable priced. Went for the thomson package, got a hammam scrub and full body massage was amazing!More

Shaney M,

Great holiday, but Mixed feelings, and dreadful location

Spent 10 days here with the family in mid October. Long transfer at 1 hr 40 mins. We arrived at 3.30 in the morning, and were directed to the restaurant, where we found salad and some meats. Disapointingly, there was nothing to drink, so we went straight back to reception to book in. Our bags were delivered to the room, so we had to wait for them, despite desperately wanting to go to sleep. Our reps meet was booked for 9.30 in the morning, so we missed it as we were still sleeping. Our first impression of the hotel was disapointing. Having stayed in many RIU's, we feel this one is a bit dated. Our room was clean, but the bathroom flooded everytime someone had a shower. The restaurant was fine, but a bit repetitive if vegetarian, as two of our party were. The pool bar was okay, but plagued with flies, which was an issue as you tried to eat, and especially as some guests didn't recover the food. After a couple of days the pool bar was closed as the number of guests reduced. Despite being all inclusive, breakfast wasn't served at the pool bar at all during our stay. There is an elaborate fountain in reception, but we didn't see it switched on once during our stay. Evening meals were served in two sittings. The water served is vile, it tastes as though it has had baking powder added to it. Bottled water was available, but had to be requested for delivery to the room for the following day. I have never experienced that before, normally it's handed to you by reception. Fizzy drinks also tasted weird, due to the water used. Coffee was available in reception, but only if there was water in the machine. The pools were great, freezing cold, but quite empty. Very few kids about at the time too, which suited us nicely. The sea is a few seconds walk away, lovely and clear and warm. Scuba diving trials were available in the pool which was novel for us. Early departers Breakfast on the last day was obviously left overs from the night before, no-one ate anything. We will not return to Riu El Mansour, mostly because we will not return to Tunisia. Driving is dreadful, driving whilst texting is a major pastime in Mahdia. but the worst aspect was the litter, everywhere. Mahdia town was filthy and fly ridden. A 1 hour train ride to Monastir (for the equivalent of 53p) showed that the entire coastal region is a massive rubbish dump. What a shame. I was bitten repeatedly by flies, and felt ill for the last few days, worse when I got home. That said, we enjoyed a trip to El Jem, and the scuba diving was an adventure. We enjoyed our holiday, but have had our eyes opened to the fact that RIU is not necessary all that we thought it was as a company. This hotel desperately needs updating, painting, carpets need cleaning.More

c c, wirral

Saga Holiday

Nice friendly hotel with lots of different tour operators some German and also Russian. Plenty to choose from in the restaurant with fish most days but also meat dishes. Good sandy beaches straight outside the hotel. Pool quite spacious.More

Brian C, Stafford, United Kingdom

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