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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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

The buffet restaurant comes with cooking stations offering freshly prepared dishes, and assorted desserts are laid out for lunch and dinner. Themed evenings are held twice a week.

Les Nereides Thalassotherapy centre*

Les Nereides Thalassotherapy centre offers body treatments, a sauna and an indoor pool that's heated in the winter.

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double room with sea view

These double rooms and sea view come with cream walls and warm colourful soft furnishings. They can sleep up to three. There's a mini-fridge with soft drinks and water, plus a balcony or terrace for that bit of outside space

twin room

These twin rooms with their cream walls and warm colourful soft furnishings can sleep up to three. There's a mini-fridge with soft drinks and water, plus a balcony or terrace for that bit of outside space.

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A hotel you won't be disappointed in

Enjoyed a week away in February, first time for me visiting Tunisia. Hotel was perfect and there was nothing I could complain about. As all previous reviews state, food, accommodation, cleanliness, friendliness and helpfulness of staff excellent. As this was an all inclusive deal I wondered how the drinks would match up and I must say the spirits were really good, not that I am an expect but compared to an Egyptian all inclusive I went on last year the alcohol to me tasted all the same. Things to do - for my partner and I it was a relaxing week away. You could go on the trips organised by the travel agent you booked with or just take taxi's, which were very reasonable. We did have one incident coming back from the harbour area where the taxi guy took us to about 3 hotels with the name Marhaba in it although we stated Hotel Rui Imperial Marhaba, Port El Kantoui. He was most disappointed when we handed the 5 dinar, which was the agreed price. Whether he was "at it" I don't know but yeh, agree your price before you get into a taxi. A trip to Souse Medina (market) is well worth a look and good to haggle if you are of that frame of mind as I am. The weather was good for most of our week. It was hot enough to sunbathe but days are short and sun goes down by about 4.00 and gets very cool. So take something warm. You don't need heavy coats but a light jumper and cardigan good to take along. A jacket is also handy for cooler days especially if you doing a bit of exploring as we did on a couple of cooler days we had. The stretch of beach a minute walk from the pool area is gorgeous. White, soft sand. You can walk for miles. At night some ladies made the effort to dress up a little, as I like to but it really is up to the individual. There is a liitle entertainment at night for a couple of hours from 9.30pm or you can sit an relax in the bar area. There was another bar called Salon Bar but this closed mid week for maintenance. Not sure what that entailed but a few of the hotel guests were disappointed as the bar had a lovely ambiance about it. The winter week away for me was lovely and I would choose this hotel again.More

Angesok, Glasgow, United Kingdom

great winter holiday

Just returned from a week at this fantastic hotel and honestly say there was not one thing to complain about. Big room with a great view, great food and the staff were the best we have ever had. We will be returningMore

sue554, Bradford, United Kingdom

riu do it best

stayed for a week at the beginning of February.Nice well presented food with plenty of choice whenever we went to eat, great service off all of the restaurant staff be it the waters or the chefs. Lovely spacious rooms serviced every day again all the housekeeping staff were efficient and very friendly. If your after evening entertainment then you may be disappointed it's not a patch on lots of other riu hotels we've stayed at but then again it's a smaller more intimate hotel. Nice heated indoor pool with adjacent changing rooms as well as the outdoor one although you do have to pay extra for the gym or sauna. Would definitely have no hesitation in going back again the management and staff have got this hotel spot on.More

cocoatop, Moreton, United Kingdom

5 star service all around

Brilliant place to go, we had a fantastic time, staff could not do enough for you. There was so much choice of food there, I really cant wait to book again. everyone was so friendly. There was plenty of storage. I highly recommend this hotel. I love the fact that there was WiFi all around the hotel including the room.More

Angela925, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Tunisian tonic

We have just returned from a last minute booking and feel we were extremely lucky to have got this hotel. We have stayed at other Riu hotels and they are all very good. This one was exceptional - beautiful entrance and salon, huge chandeliers, all very classy. The staff were excellent - everyone from the manager down to the man who gave out the beach towels. Room was large twin, overlooking the pool and sea, and was kept immaculately clean, by staff who seemed to spend ages on each room. Food was excellent, great choice and plenty of it. Could not have been better. My one small niggle was a very inadequate pedicure at the Spa attached to the hotel - cost as much as I would pay in UK, but was very poor. Other than that 5 star all the way. There is a 45 minute walk in Port El Kantoui, but taxis are cheap and ever present. Never having been to Tunisia, found it a scruffy but endearing place, full of contradictions. We took 3 trips and I can heartily recommend Carthage and Nabeul market - but be prepared to be hassled!More

Karen K, Hunstanton, United Kingdom

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