Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba  

This grand beachside hotel makes an impression with its big pool and gourmet restaurants.

The pool is the first thing that’ll strike you about this hotel – it’s big and framed by glossy palms. Then there’s the dining scene – the restaurant line-up includes a great trattoria and an Asian place.

Walk through the manicured gardens and you’ll come to the white-sand beach. You’ve got shops just a few minutes’ walk away, too, and it’s a 10-minute cab ride to the marina at Port el Kantaoui.

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  • 1Building
  • 5Floors
  • 366Rooms
  • 4Lifts


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Food & Drink

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

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Snacks at set times.

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Outdoor pool

From our pool you're not too far from the beach, in fact you can even walk through the gardens to get to it. We have sunbeds with parasols on the terrace and there are plenty of towels available.

Buffet restaurant

With cooking stations offering freshly prepared dishes, and assorted desserts are laid out for lunch and dinner. Themed evenings are held twice a week.

Daytime entertainment programme

Children aged 4 to 12 can come together to make new friends and take part in the hotel's entertainment. Available 6 days a week throughout the summer months.

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twin room with sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3. Mini-fridge with soft drinks and water.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3. Mini-fridge with soft drinks and water.

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Lovely Hotel, recommended to anyone who loves nice food and a very good atmosphere!

We are here this week, booked a last minute break just to get away from the cold weather, the hotel is clean and its to a very high standard, food is excellent, we booked full board and its very good we did as there is so much choice and its not your average fry up, very nice lobby, very nice relaxing area by the pool lovely palm trees surrounding which makes it even better, onsite facilities are very good no faults, outdoor pool was a bit cold but they have a heated pool inside the hotel next to the conference hall which is nice and warm also includes a Jacuzzi there, if you really wanted then there is a spa onsite which has that heated sea water pool which is 40 dinar which is abt £10, plenty activities around by the beach and stuff so i would say we are staying at the best hotel around and yes i did look in the other four star hotels and nothing beats this More

Ceylangems, Liverpool


My partner and I are staying here for a week in November. It will probably be a bit too chilli to use the outdoor pool so we are planning to pay to use the spa pool. Does anyone know how much they charge for the use of pool and gym? I have emailed the hotel but haven't received a reply. Also are there hairdryers in the rooms? XMore

lynz25, coventry

Excellent winter break

We arrived home today and can honestly say we had a great relaxing holiday. The staff at the hotel were so helpful and happy to oblige and nothing was too much trouble. The meals were buffet style and of a fantastic quality. There was plenty of variety to choose from even for the fussiest of eaters. The rooms were cleaned daily to a high standard. We used the Thallaso spa there and found it a lovely experience, so relaxing. The salt pool was invigorating with the different jets, next was a steam room session followed by a salt exfoliation and finally a relaxing massage. The only down side to our visit was the evening entertainment. Some nights it was dire with some people walking out of it each evening. We met some lovely people there. It will be on my list as a hotel to return to despite the lack of reasonable entertainmentMore

JaniceNG19, Mansfield, United Kingdom

Just back

A weeks break for my wife and I, that was truly lovely , Our thanks to general manager Mehrez and his assistant Ali and all of their team for the unfailing service, Humour and general helpfulness, Also the Thomson's rep Lisa who really was a delight and always approachable , recommending the trip to El-Jem and it's amphitheatre which we really enjoyed . The hotel food is good with some excellent show cooking, the room was cleaned to a high standard the hotel has to be one of the cleanest we have stayed in, There are like all Holiday hotels little things that you can pick at if you try hard enough , on this occasion I can say that they are very few and relay of no consequence . Except maybe one the trip was too shortMore

bigolbearuk, West Midlands UK

Truly excellent in every way

We stayed here as a couple in January 2014, excellent rates just over a grand for 2 wks. booked quite late, weather 24 degrees average, hotel service and facilities absolutely faultless, just what we needed. We went on a few trips, 2 days to the Sahara, which was great( take a hotel pillow for your comfort on the bus!) various villages, don't waste your time on local souk trips to hammamet or port el kantoui, just jump in a cab, much cheaper and easier. The Atlas mountains trip was really good too and food was top notch. All in all for the time of year and the rate that we paid, excellent value for money, excellent service, absolutely nothing was any bother for the management to sort for you, WiFi was a bit hit and miss in the rooms, but other people said it was ok. Anyhow it was ok in the foyer outwith peak evening browsing times. I'd definitely stay again. The surrounding area was the usual Tunisia, still being developed on a major scale, but adjacent to the hotel itself, no noise, no construction, we really think after talking to other guests on our transfer to the airport and after walking into other hotels in the local area that we stayed in the best hotel available in the area.More

Landroid90, Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom

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