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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  • 366Rooms
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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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So much better than expected

Although we'd read excellent reviews we still didn't expect our last minute holiday to be as good as it was. The hotel is exceptionally well run and the staff are simply lovely - they seem as if they honestly love their jobs and do whatever with good humour and a smile. As others have said this is a Tunisian 5* not a western 5*, but as long as you expect this you will be delighted. Rooms are spacious and comfortable - bathrooms fully functional (although the shower over the middle of the bath takes a little getting used to). The restaurant, considering how many it caters for is excellent with a vast array of fresh food - (although it appears many still want to eat only pizza and chips - they are catered for!) Staff here are equally good. The only negative is two sittings for dinner, the later one being 8.30pm - 10pm, the one where you can relax over a leisurely meal, but a little late. The pool and beach area are clean and spacious - clean towels provided. Chris from the entertainments team has a 30 minute stretching class daily, which is excellent and not to be missed. There are guests from various countries which adds to a good mix - but, with some of the great discounts being offered there were a very few UK guests who do not appear to understand what was acceptable behaviour in public areas and repeat guest were particularly unhappy with this. Maybe management should have been stricter dealing with them. Not a great deal of entertainment in the evening, but a good opportunity to chat with newly made friends. Drinks in the bar were good quality, the wine with dinner was reasonable too. The Spa was good value. All in all a great holiday.More

iresearch, Bromsgrove, United Kingdom

Go Go Go Imperial is the Best!

2014 I reviewed the Mahaba Palace which I had booked by mistake and overall, the quality and service was very poor. This time I booked the right Hotel and it was Absolutely brilliant! Bedrooms large, clean and with a lovely Sea View. Safe free to put valuables in, fridge for Bottles of water, orange,cola all free from reception/bars. No tea making facilities in the rooms so take your own kettle and get cups etc from hotel.Service in all areas Top Notch, couldn't do enough for you. Pool area very clean, plenty of beds,cushions and towels no charge. Outside refreshments self service, wine, water, beer, tea & coffee, cocktails etc down at the dining area on the beach which everyone used for lunch. Food very good with plenty of choice and mostly, always hot (microwave available though if needed). Lunch time most days there was a BBQ and the Chef certainly knew how to cook. The Tuna, chicken and fish was not overdone but just nice and tender. Two sittings for dinner 6.30pm & 8.30pm with allocated table for your stay. Breakfast you can sit anywhere.Two other restaurants are the Tunisian which is open only Friday night and the Asian which is open Wednesday and Saturday nights, I went alone on Wednesday and I must have gone at the wrong time as most of the dishes had not been replenished and what I had was luke warm, I also thought choice was limited, nothing special about the food at all. Plus, the waiter had B.O. not nice when he serves people! I ended up eating a bit of Sushi, Chicken Curry and Rice. I was in and out within Twenty Minutes. Friends went on the Saturday night and really enjoyed it, so please try it. Entertainment is really down to the Animation lads throughout the day and in the evening. They work very hard but Tunisia is still lagging behind in this area. Some professional artists entertain i.e. Pianist and Electric Violinist but only a couple of hours per week in the bar area. We really enjoyed this holiday and will be returning next year. The one tip I can give people is, that if you like hot weather then May onwards is for you, May is the start of their Summer and it was between 30 - 38 degrees as you get to June onwards it can get into the 40's so make sure you take plenty of Sun Cream.More

Tunisiangirl, Derby, United Kingdom

Another fabulous stay

Just come back from my fifth time staying at this hotel in 2 years. What can I say, I just love it. It's always clean, rooms cleaned to a high standard, food is delicious especially trying out the local dishes available each day in the restaurant as well as an array of other choices. Service with a smile is their speciality. If there is something you need or would like, just ask. We already have our next trip booked for 2 weeks in October ... !!More

LaneyLoo1968, Aberdeenshire

Awesone Hotel

The hotel is clean, rooms are lovely - particularly the sea view rooms.The staff are amazing, even more so after a few tips!! This was my second trip and will definately be going back again. You also need to venture out of the complex, as some of the shops and restaurants are very good and reasonably priced. Beware of sellers approaching you constantly!More


Nice ...

We booked this very last minute (26th April for a week) for a good price and were very pleasantly surprised. The hotel is very clean and the staff very pleasant. The only time we did have any problem was in the evening. The bar staff & waiters wanted you gone by 12 midnight! It is a very 'tipping' culture due to their poor wages, but we were more than happy to do this as you did get good service. Our waiter in the evenings was very attentive and always very helpful as was the pool man. The food was very good and we noticed improved in the week as the hotel got busier as it was the start of the season. On our second to last day they opened the Pool Resurant and this too was very good - BBQ fish was amazing! Room with a sea view with free safe and fridge. They could perhaps provide a kettle and tea/coffee making facilities in the room. The hotel had free wifi and I was lucky enough to have it in our room too. Overall a good clean hotel with lovely staff.More

Letti46, Southampton

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Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba
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