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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We had a nice, relaxing holiday.
We stayed in Hotel riu el Mansour and had a great time the good was good and the rooms were nice, everywhere was very clean. I played pong pong with David from the animation team and there were lots of other sports that you could do within the day. The transfer time was very very long on the way- 2:15 mins and they said it would take 1:15 mins but on the way back it only took about that long, I think it was the driver that was terribly slow on the way there. The food was always nice and there was a range each day. The staff at the outside eating area were very nice and helpful and funny! There was not much around the hotel, and on the way there we only saw some half built houses, loads of melons and some donkeys, that was for a full 2:15mins. But when you have a good hotel you don't need to go outside of it to do stuff. We had a nice, relaxing holiday. More
The animators are the best ever
I absolutely enjoyed this stay and I highly recommend It. I couldn't stop crying when I left. Firstly- animators, there are 4 of them that really stood out to me: Sami, Wa Wa, Fatima and James. They made the holiday excitable and fun, I had a non stop smile on my face for the full two weeks I stayed (until we left). I am going to miss them all so much, the hotel defiantly deserves 5 star! The hotel Is very clean and beautiful, it is the best ever hotel I have been too. The service in the bars and restaurant is great, they will get you what ever you want! The rooms are varied for the size of your party, the rooms are great! I would recommend the rooms 119 and 117, they have a beautiful shared garden infront of them( the room we stayed In). These two rooms are joint so if you had two older children and two adults the children could stay in one room and the adults in the other, they are always joint so you just need to go through the door! The pool is great, it is a good size and never to busy. The beach is beautiful, a good place too sunbathe. Overall I still think the animation team was the best part of the holiday, they pay a lot of attention to everyone! This hotel is just perfectð thank you for a lovely holiday hotel riu el mansour!More
This Hotel was fabulous all the staff were very helpful and would go out of their way to accommodate you. The food was OK and a little repetitive on occasions but at the end of the day we were in Tunisia.The rooms were very clean and always kept spotless. Cheryl the Thomson rep at the hotel was the most helpful person we have ever met in all the years we have been travelling with Thomson, if there was something that was not right she made sure that it was corrected. The resort of Mahdia was not the best of the places we have visited it looked like a bomb site and you could see that it was not developed at all. It is the third time we have been to Tunisia and it is the worst resort we have visited. It seems strange that this beautiful hotel is set in a disaster looking area of Mahdia. On the plus side the Hotel is situated right on the beach which was glorious. On the down side the airport in Enfidha was a disaster. The airport in new but when we landed there were two flights waiting to go through security with only one desk open. The security man was also slow which made it even worse. After a while they did open another desk. We then had to sit on the transfer bus for over an hour waiting for the remainder of the passengers to come through. All in all we will not be going to Tunisia again.More
Peter H, Neath, United Kingdom
We had a brilliant time we were a family made up of 2 60+ one 37 and 2 children each of us enjoyed the holiday the hotel is clean and friendly. The rooms we had adjoining ones which was useful to help out with the children I personally found the beds too hard but easily solved by folding the duvet in half and putting it under the sheet Air con was ok they were cleaned everyday. All the public areas were spotless pool loos cleaned constantly as is the pool areas all the rules attaining to this hotel don't seem to work like no shorts in the dining room at night loads were wearing them no saving sun beds until 7am people were out at 5.45 if you leave it until 7 they are nearly all gone no food on plates around the pool loads were doing it to name but a few. The food is as I expected but there was plenty of choice and always well presented it says on signs there is a barbecue but there isn't the beach bar you have to pay for the beach was well kept cleaned every morning lots of activities for adults on the beach Archery,boules and the are water sports further along at a cost didn't seem very expensive parasending, banana boat etc. The Animation Team work really hard to entertain you the shows are good pool activities are fun too aqua aerobics, water polo and water volley ball and other games too. The children seemed to enjoy the kids club although don't expect it to be secure the children come and go as they please ours were old enough to do that but younger children whose parents went for a walk took the time to go to the beach got a shock when the found there child on stage and staff announcing a lost child when they thought they were being cared for.there is no signing in or out system which I think is needed. Overall I would certainly stay here again it was friendly and 99% of the staff were friendly and helpful always willing to find you a table bring you drinks etc . The weather in August is in the 40's but it's lovely to cool down in the pool. The only thing is an 1.40 to 2 hour transfer but knowing this resort and hotel I wouldn't let it put you off. The resort itself is worth a look we went on Esmarellda a small train that takes you around Mahdia going to a bazaar towards the end of the journey worth the money we also visited El Jem a colosseum just like the one in Rome but with your able to walk around more of it if your into History you will love it you also go to a museum that also an old Roman house. I would recommend this hotel and resort it's for all age groupsMore
Maggie324569, London, United Kingdom
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
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