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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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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Good pool, on the beach, clean- Decor a bit dated
Overall had a nice holiday. Hotel is clean but rooms are dated- noisiest toilet ever! Had a nice sea view but was kept awake at night by the entertainment which is outside by the pool until 11.30pm. Food was fine, totally edible and half decent choice. Annoying that sunbeds are allowed to be reserved so set your alarm so you get up by 7am to get a sunbed. Spa was fab Â£50 for full body package. This is my 3rd time in Tunisia and I much preferred Hammamet. Mahida isnt very pretty and this hotel is too far to walk into town centre. Overall had a nice time but nothing special. I will go back to Tunisia but not to this resort. Also the transfer back to airport was awful. Almost 2 hours in a minibus with no air con, windows didn't open and bus has no suspension so really uncomfortable. More
My daughter, two friends and I have just returned from a week at this fantastic hotel and we had a really lovely time, so lovely in fact that we are thinking of going back next year (and we never do that as we like to try other places). The rooms were lovely and cleaned to perfection, the food was very nice with something for everyone, the waiters and the bar staff were always smiling. Our waiter Brahim was exceptional. The animation team were wonderful, every one of them making every person young or older feel as though they were important. They asked people to dance and not only the young girls, a special mention to Wawa, James,Aymen and Zizou however each and every one were fantastic. The Thomson rep Cheryl was the best rep we have ever come across in our many holidays, she was always available and so very nice. The transfer is a long journey but so worth it when you get to the hotel which is beautiful as is the pool and the beach. As usual the 'sunbed hoggers' were very noticable but I bet not many of them were Brits, we just don't do that. All in all I can highly recommend this hotel to anyone and as I said previously, we hope to return next September.More
Jedworthy, Exeter, United Kingdom
It was awsome
The animation team were the best and the waiters were so cool and I really want to go again and the swimming pool was amazing and the beat part was all the activities like archery football pool games like water polo and dartsMore
We started our holiday on a Thomson flight and unfortunately they didn't tell us about the landing cards everyone else seemed to know about so we had to scramble around at the airport trying to find someone to help us. The queues for going through passport control were sooo long, it was hot and we'd had enough by then. Luckily our coach was there immediately and we began the 2 hour trip to the hotel. On arrival we were seen to quickly and welcome drinks were given. No help with bags but they seemed friendly otherwise. The hotel was immaculate and the staff extremely friendly. It was so clean and they obviously took pride in everything. The new hotel manager came along to our welcome meeting and introduced all his key staff - never had that before. Nothing seemed too much trouble. Cheryl (the Thomson rep) was the best we'd ever come across. She didn't push the trips (of which there were few) and her daughter (who worked in the hotel shop) was very friendly too. The hotel manager kept popping up everywhere checking all areas, very well managed! The pool was lovely and well kept. However, the pool bar was a long was from some areas and there was no one offering any drinks service, despite the offer of tips. Usual sun bed scramble if you didn't make it down before 7am too. The animation team were great - very friendly but not too pushy. The shows were very funny too and the kids enjoyed the clubs. The beach was gorgeous - well kept and lots of water sports at very good prices. The restaurant was great - just as well my son loved their chips though as he didn't like much else. I enjoyed the food but we were only there for a week. I do understand other comments from people staying two weeks that it was repetitive. We went to both the Tunisian and Italian al la carte and wished we hadn't. Better service and food in the main restaurant. The check out was painless and Cheryl came to see us off. A really long coach ride to airport due to flash floods and thunderstorms. On top of that another horrendous queue through passport control which meant we had only 20 minutes before boarding the plane. We opted for duty free rather than food thinking we could buy hot food on the plane. We took the last of the hot food and other passengers behind us were very miffed! Overall a lovely sunny and warm holiday with great staff, the Tunisians are very friendly. I would recommend this hotel but we aware of the long transfer and queuing at the airport BOTH ways!More
Lucy F, Neath, Wales, United Kingdom
Riu El Mansoor
Date: 2nd August 2014 We're in our second week of the holiday as I write this feedback. We booked a very last second holiday with Thomsons to the resort of Mahdia, which is about two hours bumpy road journey from Hammamet airport. Arrived at the Riu El Mansoor hotel at about 1:15am very tied and thirsty. No porter on hand to help with the bags or any sign of a welcome drink. Once checked-in and all inclusive wrist band secured, an offer of a meal was made however; this was salad wrapped in cling film, needless to we opted to wait until the morning. It was also disapointing that no beverages were avialable other than water at the time of arrival, an issue we've raised with the local Thomson Rep along the lines of the company providing beverages and snacks during the long transfer to the hotel from the airport. The hotel is classed as a four star, which is a fair reflection as Riu chain of hotels strive for high standards however; the El Mansoor in my opinion requires a re-think of strategy in putting customers first. Example of this is that there are two bars off which only the pool bar is open during the day and as a result you're having to make long walks if you're having quite time in the lobby or happen to be on the beach. Cocktails on the whole are sweet and sickly however; beer and some sprits are palletable. There is good selection of food being served in a the main restaurant but if you happen to be a vegetarian then be prepared to be very disapointed on two counts, which are that the cooks/chefs use the same pans or pizza cutters that have been used on meat dishes and limited choice of vegetarian food. The idea of being a vegetarian in this hotel seems to be an alien concept. The hotel has published a dresscode for guest to observe when using the main restaurant but some guest delibrately ignore it and managers turn a blind eye, which is a shame. The behind the scene of ladies who clean your rooms, gardeners who look after the well menicured grounds and entertainers that keep you active do a marvelous job. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for some waiters or bar staff unless, you're a regular tipper. Tips in my opinion should be a reward for going an extra mile and not an incentive for providing resonable service. The weather is exceptional with the day temperature of mid 30s and a lovely cool sea breeze keeping you fairly comfortable. The swimming pool is large and inviting however; there is an age old problem of holiday makers placing towels on sun beds before sun rise, which is irritant. There is a beautiful powdery sand beach, which is exclusive for the use of hotel guests. The beach is well patrolled by security guards to ensure that you're not harassed by beach traders. Would I recommend this hotel? Yes, there are enough positives to say come here for the weather and rest. Would I comeback? No, Riu chain of hotels is my preferred choice however; I've had better experiences in the two Riu hotels in Morocco last year.More
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