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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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Locally produced alcoholic and soft drinks. Tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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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.
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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3* NOT A 4*
Room and hotel was spotless! Food was not great and very repetitive! Tunisian and Italian nights available but when we asked head chef on two separate occasions he said it was fully booked even though only 24hours notice required!! The area is not very nice lots of rubbish Afew shops but only went once! We only went for a week so was nice just to lounge round the pool and relax and get a tan! Would visit Tunisia again but a different area! More
Heather T, Nottingham, United Kingdom
An Enjoyable Holiday
My girlfriend and I have recently returned from 2 weeks at the El Mansour. After our 1 hour 40 Minute trip in our mini bus from Enfindha with out any rep.(not the hotels fault). We arrived at 1am and checked in pretty quickly and our bags taken to our room. We then were told to that if we were hungry that we could go to the dining room and get food that was pre prepared. We didnt specify that we wanted a sea room which was lucky because we were on the basement floor which faced onto the tennis court. Something that we thought was a benefit as we didnt spend too much time in the room and we couldnt hear the noise made by the pool/entertainment. The room was nice although the two single beds pushed togetyher with no double blanket was initally disapointing but it was actully better as it meant i got more bed to sleep in than if it was a double bed. We had a wee thing with the Aircon as my Girlfriend had opened the door to the wee terrace and it went off. She didnt realise why it had cut out. They were very good when her straightners blew the electric in the room too. The breakfast and Lunch were what you would expect from All inclusive. Dinner on the other hand. The food was what you would expect but the set seat for the fortnight was a bit akward to start with. We were on table 4 and table 5 was as you would expect next to us but it was pushed up close. On the first night we had a family of 3 sat there and on the 2nd night a German couple who when my girlfriend tried to converse didnt understand english or that it was specific seating. Luckily they moved for the 3rd night and we had 2 english couples for the rest of the holiday. We noticed though that the waiters favoured German/Russians with the drinks on the tables before they even came in. Now i am Scottish and a 'wee bit' tight but we did tip but never got that kind of service. The Animation staff were excellent in the hotel and put a lot of work in. They were on the go all day then put on shows at night and even if it wasnt everyones cup of tea they certainly put a lot into it. Mahdia is not the kind of place to go if you like to go adventuing out of the hotel at night. There isnt much about. Through the day there is trips avaliable. We went on the Esmerleda train and to the Roman Ampithetre at El Djem. We also visited Mahdia centre ourselves and the taxi rides were interesting to say the least. All in all through an enjoyable holiday.More
Dico22, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Well after staying in other Riu Hotels all I can say is disappointing....We were taken to the hotel from the airport on a Mini-bus, no rep with us! The room was clean. The only members of staff accommodating were the cleaning team. The waiters were just rude. In the evening we had a table we used every night. We helped ourselves to drinks as by night number 5 we still hadn't been served a drink. The waiters gave us funny looks as we were getting our own, but if you are not being served drinks what else are you supposed to do? The food....well as long as you like chips you are fine...the quality is poor. We actually didn't even bother eating a couple of times after seeing what was on offer. Entertainment...in the day was fab it couldn't be faulted....but in the evenings it was terrible! To the point we were actually in our room by 10pm most evenings as we couldn't watch what was on offer. Considering the El Mansoor is a long way from Mahdia you would think they would have a decent entertainment programme for their customers! Cheryl, well she was ok when she was there! One part that totally disgusted me was when we were in the pool bar for lunch one day. The staff were still laying out the food, one of the managers was observing this. A waiter dropped the serving tongs on the floor, he picked them back up and placed them on a plate of food ready for US the customers to use. The manager stood and watched this, he made no comment, he actually saw me watching and he still made no effort to speak to his staff member or even remove the obviously dirty tongs. I was gob smacked...hence we decided not to eat in there! We have stopped in a Riu, as I mentioned before and the huge difference between a 4* and 5* in this chain is unbelievable...cannot imagine what a 3* would be like. NOT that I am ever going to attempt to find out!!!! I have stayed at Port El Kantoui and would recommend staying there again....BUT Mahdia is a def no go!More
Donna W, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Best 4* hotel in Tunisia
We are just back after one week stay at the Riu Mansour Mahdia. This the 2nd time we stay there (1st one was in 2012). Overall a pleasant stay and a satisfactory experience. Special thanx to the booking team (Mr karim Ferchichi) for entertaining our request for having a room accessible without an elevator. The room was clean, the service ok and we really enjoyed every day we spent there. The New General Manager was also quite present during our stay, we had him several times asking us about our stay and demanding feedback for improvement. The animation / entertainment was there but have to admit not as good as it was in 2012. I remember we were invited almost everyday to join for activities but not this time. Not this time maybe because they saw us with 2 babies and thought we are too old to join :) The food was good and the waitrons also fantastic. Improvement: some surprises / new dishes (the kind of thing that you don't expect after one week you have the impression you are eating same thing A great vacation we would definitely get Back for a 3rd and 4th time as long as this hotel is part of the RIU Group Yussury & Mariem More
Maryem Jomni E,
Had a fabulous holiday, paid extra for sea view and we had a great central room on the top floor. BUT no kettle in the room...take your own if you like a cuppa before you get moving in the morning. Food was good and the animation team worked really hardMore
Pauline149, Swindon, United Kingdom
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