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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Amazing holiday

Just returned from a 10 day holiday and had the most amazing time! The hotel is beautiful and the staff are flawless. The Animation team were incredible and so much fun to be around, had such a good time with them! Craig our rep could not have been more helpful and was always around when you needed him. Will definitely be returning next year! More


Excellent Overall

Just returned from a 10 day holiday.We had a very good experience overall although there were a few negatives. The staff here work very hard and are extremely friendly and courteous. The rooms are well presented although the bathrooms would benefit from updating eg the shower is over the bath which would prove difficult to access if you suffered from any back or other joint problems.The entertainment team are mostly enthusiastic and work long hours but I feel that there should be music left on in the animation room after the entertainment team have finished their show so that those that want to dance etc may do so.The food is varied but at times not warm enough. It is understandable to expect an appropriate level of dinner attire, however my husband was irritated by the fact that long trousers had to be worn in the restaurant every night and felt that dress shorts would have been acceptable . Beach bar, where lunch is served should have a segregated smoking area as it is totally unacceptable to have to contend with people smoking at tables whilst you are eating(and also smoking right next to the buffet food) We would return to this hotel as the positives outweigh the negatives but stopped attending for lunch due to previous comment.More

Wayne A,

Late holiday

Just returned from a two week holiday, not a five star hotel more a 4, rooms need to be updated especially the bathroom, shower is side ways on in the bath so you are always fighting with the shower curtain, no problem with sun beds round the pool if you get up early if you want a good spot, but was always empty ones available. Animation team worked very hard to entertain. Waiting staff in hotel are very friendly and could not do enough for you. Reception staff would smile if you have a problem but it took them a long time to get things done i.e maintenance of your room light bulbs especially in the toilet as it is pitch black otherwise, we asked for an early morning call for back up we got it 30 minutes later good job we did not rely on it. The problem with the hotel is there food, they serve too much variety and they cannot keep it warm, chefs that cook need to be trained more as half the burgers, chicken and meats were raw in the middle and blood oozing out so be careful and cut meat open before eating, also touched food with there fingers not the most hygienic. Most of our party went down with the sickness and diarrhoea bug which also consisted of feeling cold and then hot and sweaty that was going round the hotel it lasted at least 48 hrs, a lot of people where getting it but the hotel said it was not the food, it must have been something as we had to call a doctor to one of our family members as they were so bad £110 later injection and tablets, and we had been there 10 days, the doctor tried to blame coming from u k but as we said this was our 10th day. Craig the rep said they had a problem 3 weeks before so he was monitoring how many people where going down with it. We have stayed in better hotels, Hotel needs to check food with temperature monitors and also check hotel pool water, morning, afternoon and evening, as i did not see them once doing this as with other hotels which we have stayed in. Will not be returning stayed in better.More

kimhammond, Dartford

Late holiday

Just returned from a two week holiday. Amazing weather, hotel spotless and staff could not be more helpful and obliging. Room very good excellent cleanliness, bathroom could do with an update. Food good but repetitive , lunch at beach bar was an awful experience too many flies not enough tables. Would return to Tunisia but would look at other hotels.More

Jane B, Lincoln, United Kingdom

Too quiet

The animation team at this hotel certainly have their work cut out. People just don't join in. Travelled there 15th Oct with 3 friends (ladies in our mid 50s) we like a bit of a laugh and some entertainment in the evenings. When the entertainment was outside there were complaints because people were going to be at 9.30! Such was the age group of holiday makers. After the evening entertainment in a large room away from the rooms finished they should have put some music on for those that wanted to dance. We were playing cards one night and they turned all the lights off around us! Couldn't believe it. But that's the only negative. Hotel lovely, rooms lovely, beach really nice as is the pool area. Food was good but could have been hotter. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Just tip at the start of the day rather than at the end of the holiday and you get amazing service. We would go back again because the weather is good and Tunisia is value for money.More

Lesley W, Cheshunt, United Kingdom

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