Hotel Marhaba Salem  

This beachside hotel comes with two pools and a buffet restaurant that does a weekly Tunisian night.

Just at the bottom of the hotel’s palm-filled garden is a sandy beach. Plus there are shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance, and the centre of Sousse is only 10 minutes away by taxi.

There’s a trio of pools, one with a section for children. The buffet restaurant takes care of meals, and there’s a beach bar for lunches as well. In the evenings, there are shows and a nightclub opens up.

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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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2 outdoor pools

Make a splash in either of the pools. The first is rectangular and encircled with sunbeds and parasols. While the second is a saltwater pool and is more ostentatious, with three waterslides, and a little bridge across the middle. The children have their own end of the pool.

Buffet restaurant

Head to the buffet restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner is also a buffet, but is presented to you at your table.


Energise your mind and body with one of the many luxuries at the thalasso and spa centre, found at the sister hotel Royal Salem. Try a massage to help unwind, or turn up the heat in the sauna or steam room. Whether it's a special occasion or you'd just like to treat yourself, take a visit to the beauty centre where you can choose from a range of services. With a variety of treatments on offer, you’re sure to leave here feeling invigorated.

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double room

These modern stylish double rooms with their neutral décor sleep up to three. There's air-conditioning available from mid-June to mid-September, plus TV shows BBC prime and Super Movies. A fridge can be hired and cots are available on request.

2-bedroom apartment

These modern stylish 2-bedroom apartments with their neutral décor sleep up to six with twin beds in the bedrooms and two extra beds in the lounge. There's air-conditioning available from mid-June to mid-September, plus TV shows BBC prime and Super Movies. A fridge can be hired and cots are available on request. The apartments are located in the Royal Salem Beach building next door.

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Animation Team

i went in December to tunisia, the best holiday ever. Hotel was clean and tidy, the staff was excellent, the bar staff was at your service all the time, friendly. The animation team were great and best I've ever seen, Mohamed Ali, Maxi, Ramy were the best, friendly would high five you every time you see them, funny, there just made your hoilday more fun really, I would really come back to this hotel in the future.. And would recommend it aswell.. More

sarah l, Manchester, United Kingdom


This hotel is the best ive even bin the food is great the rooms are very spacey great views all the hotel staff are friendly the animation team are brill especially ramy mohammad ali and maxi and mido ther were all great defo booking again next year.More

Claire L,


right where do I start? the hotel was fabulous the food was good the animation team was amazing and very very friendly along with the other staff by far the best holiday I have ever had and I will be going back next year.More


winter break

had a wonderful time staff excellent especially animation team mohamedali made all our children feel special he has a wonderful peronality only down side was the guy at the shop who sold cheap rubbish an organised a drag show he needs to take ideas from animation team will go back next yearMore

Lynda M, Grangemouth, Scotland, United Kingdom

Super Salem!

The Marhaba Salem is located between the City of Sousse and the resort of Port El Kantaoui Easy access to both places from the hotel. Around ten minutes drive to both. The hotel shares vast grounds with its Sister hotels. The Royal Marhaba Salem and the Royal Marhaba Salem Beach Guests at any of these hotels can share all facilities. Our arrival Transfer from Enfidha Airport to the hotel took about 35-40minutes Porters took cases from the coach into the lobby area while guests checked in Key for room was issued promptly. We did not like the location of our room. It involved a long walk along winding corridors. On the way back to reception to request a room change we met the housekeeper. She showed us 3 vacant rooms nearer to reception and main facilities. We took the nearest one of these to the reception, restaurant and bar area. It also overlooked the hotel pool area.. which was a bonus for us Within a few minutes the porter arrived with our cases.(he was a bit out of breath) He had taken our cases to the initial room allocated -) We returned to reception to collect "new" room key. Room 218 1st floor. The room was more than big enough for both of us. A double bed and a single bed. Large balcony overlooking pool area and gardens. Ample double wardrobe (with coat hangers)and good drawer space. Large mirrors on the walls. More drawer space under TV table. Table and two chairs in the room. Two bedside tables with drawers. Table and two chairs on the balcony. A washing line too on the balcony. Bath with shower. Soap dispensers at sink and shower. Hair dryer attached to wall. Towels changed daily,if required. 2 large bath towels, two smaller ones and bath mat. We had a very attentive maid who asked us every time we met if all was fine. More than happy with the room and her service. Maybe it was the chocolate sweets left on the pillow each morning! Restaurant Very good and ample selection of food on offer at all meal times. Previous reviews have indicated food types. Guests are allocated a table on arrival. I requested a table for two. They are in short supply here. Mainly family and group tables. However our main waiter (Rami) sorted a suitable table for us. Guests here can use the restaurant at The Royal Salem next door for breakfast and lunch. Although during or second week here.we were informed we could also have our evening meal there (Royal Salem) as the Salem had many guests arrive from neighbouring Countries to compete in an annual Judo Tournament. (it was Tunisia's turn to hold this tourney) Safest hotel in Sousse with all this security ! Bars Main bar in this hotel is located next to restaurant (non smoking) Seated area outside in the garden. Usual All Inclusive tipples. Beer, locally produced spirits wine, cocktails soft drinks, etc Help yourself tea and coffee station at the bar also A couple of pool tables and other game tables in the area also In winter the hotel entertainment takes place here, too. Pool bar was also open during our stay Table and sunbed service. Royal Salem Bar This is a very plush lobby bar It has a large seating area and good waiter service Its quieter than the Salem bar Although does have live musicians on a couple of evenings. Smoking area in this lounge Pools 4 to choose from (including indoor pool at the Royal) Sauna,Jaccuzi and Turkish bath too at the Royal. Beach We have been to Tunisia many times. The beach here is the best and cleanest we have experienced. Absolutely spotless, considering the time of year. Beach Bar with large seating area was open during our stay. Beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee. We got lucky (given the time of year) We managed to sunbathe most days on the beach (after breakfast till around 3pm) Lifeguard after the 1st day had our mattresses ready as soon as he saw us arriving. Plenty beds of course and parasols Grounds This place is beautiful Large gardens and woodland to the back of hotel all the way down to the beach Well looked after Gardeners were visible every day keeping this place in trim. Was very pleasant wandering around trying not to get lost. Its a big place ! Activities and Entertainment Two tennis courts, football pitch basketball court, archery, mini golf, French boules are all available in the vast grounds surrounding the hotel. I played French boules a number of times on the beach. Entertainment /Animation team There did not appear to be a lot of the usual organised activities during the day. Certainly not the usual summer time pool activities. That didn't surprise me as we have visited in winter before. The animation team in the evening did the usual quiz and bingo, dance, mix and mingle stuff. Outside acts included Belly dancers,Tunisian folk music, Fakir (bed of nails guy) The animation team have taken some stick on some reviews mainly for the lack of daytime activities. I don't disagree with that opinion Excuse for lack of daytime activities was that they were preparing and rehearsing for Christmas and New Year Just prior to our arrival, some members had left for pastures new or had been "let go" New additions to the team had to learn routines. I will say that some members of the team are semi professional dancers I had met a couple of them at The Riviera and Houda Golf hotels in the past During the second week ,they did put on some very good dance and comedy sketch routines. Although the limited space they had in the bar area didn't do them justice Aymen the Rep. Last but not least, I would like to mention Aymen, the Thomson representative at the hotel Aymen was born and lives in Sousse and was a mine of information about all things Tunisia ! Aymen went that extra mile for us, sorting out a particular concern I had. Shuckran, Aymen You made our journey home a very pleasant and stress free experience. Next year,friend Inshalla Michael and Sheila (Thomson Holidays take note. Don't lose this guy! Well that's about it Did we have a good time? Indeed we did! From the bottom up the service was excellent And will look to return in the future Feel free to send a PM with any questions.More

clerryjungle, Edinburgh

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