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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Based on 454 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 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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twin room

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

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.

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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

Fantastic month in Mahdia

This was our second visit to this hotel, and everything was as good as before - wonderful welcome from reception, rooms comfortable, food fantastic. Wouldn't alter a thing - staff are all amazing, animation team great. If you are looking for a relaxing break, this hotel fits the bill. Looking forward to our next stay!More

David C,

Do not go here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

we started our holiday at this rui hotel from the 5th october till the 12 th . First of all the transfer was a nightmare over 1 hour 40 mins the holiday rep was more interestered in her phone ( facebook ) than telling us about couple of tr the hotel we got here yes the hotel was nice and clean we were taking to our room , Room 335 we asked for a sea view which it did and looked over the pool it had a massive balcony, next day we met our rep Cheryl really nice she told us about the surrounding area and trips , the next day we book a couple of trips the roman collusem (sorry about spelling )and the pirate ship . there is nothing but the hotel in the surrounding area. We came out the hotel to see a old woman hitting a poor donkey with a massive stick a felt sick to my stomach . most the time we spent around pool , Meal are ok but on night time you are gaving a table number we got 141 . first trip was good , but we it come to to the pirate ship the staff got dressed up as pirates taking photos with us and them then a couple of minutes they came round with a baby sparrow hawk which a had my photo taken with it it was not till after photo was taken a noticed it wings had been cut so it could not fly off :-( a was shocked but even more shock when everyone had it done it was just throwen into a cupboard not bigger than a shoebox and right beside the BBQ which was red hot . then when we got back to to hotel we went to the entertainment show on fire eating show was going ok till they brought a snake out got it out of bag it was clearly dead the staff then started puching down on its body to wake it up then pushing down on it head ( animal cruelty) the staff said it was sleeping ,they then took it off and to my supprise brought a baby monkey with a Nappy and a chain round it neck !!!! the poor thing was scared stiff as for the nappy that was so it did not do it poo or wee on any one as they asked if any one wanted any photos with all the english walked off they kepted dragging it from one person to another . as for the the rest of the entertainment staff all week they did not bother with my step son it was just the young girls and older lasses , it was not till a was on the plane home that a figured out what they were doing it the way they touched the young girls and lasses it was grooming a felt sick a letter has gone to the travel company about please for the sake of you family DO NOT GO HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!More

chrisT316FI, Sunderland, England, United Kingdom

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