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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we stayed at the marharba salem for a week on the 31st of December for new year, entertainment for New Year's Eve was brilliant and had a party in hotel and in nightclub :) all the staff are lovely at the hotel and a special mention to choco who always welcomes you and makes your holiday full of laughter, such a very kind person. this is our 3rd time at hotel and are booked up to go back 😊More


Third time I've stayed in this hotel Last was November and December 2014 - 15

Love this hotel carnt complain about anything all staff really nice and friendly make you feel welcome the barman zairi is brilliant always has a smile always gets me a drink without me asking works very hard and remembers my name every time I stay very polite young man.More

Gill G,


We wanted to experience a different sort of holiday and we thought this looked great. People were fantastic (tips) food awful, beach dirty. We came as a large family that booked the hol together at the same time. We were all separated on different floors and buildings. We did ask to be moved closer but they just kept saying to come back again. We were pushed and shoved by other holiday makers for food (even my child was pushed). The trips we went on were fantastic but I was accosted even tho I covered up and had my family with me. I understand that this is a poor country but I did feel uncomfortable and was glad to come home. More

Lisa D,

Reviewed on winter service and prices

Great value for a winter break. Food is well prepared with a good choice, the staff are exceptional from waiters to cleaning staff. There is very little in the way of activities during the day . The entertainment team seem to be in hibernation or having an easy time after the high season. Use of The Royal Hotel next door is very useful they have the heated pool and the better facilities including WiFi in rooms The SALEM only has WiFi in the reception area. Would I go again? Yes if the price was right. BUT if there was a similar deal at THE ROYAL SALEM I would opt for that hotel. In fact in April 2015 THOMAS COOK have great deals at THE ROYAL.More

John H, Chester, West Virginia

3x 4 encounting.

What can i say, Marhaba salem you get what you pay for its not overly expensive but great value for what you pay. I have been here 3x and am planning a fourth trip with my children this time. The area is perfect not too far from the lovely port el kantaoui and twenty minutes from the airport. Only reason it takes an hour is all the drops. The staff can never do enough for you even with the smallest tip. The amenities are brilliant anything extra you may need there is always someone there to help. The extra activities on the beach are also good value although if you leave it to your second to last day you will likely get it half the price so long as you have been pleasant and nice throughout your stay. I always bought them water and something to eat seeing as they are sat there in the sweltering heat i thought it only polite to give back... The staff in the hotel and poolside go above and beyond to make u feel welcome i can imagine some people find it slightly eerie how friendly they are but thats only because most people in this world aren't... The pool staff are brilliant making sure the kids are behaving and you know that they are safe All four pools are well kept each with their own life guard.......... The entertainment was amazing fire shows,dancing,belly dancers all three times i have been it has been a different show nothing ever the same.. They are always updating the hotel and with a hotel and complex this size you can see why but even so the rooms are clean some are dated clean sheets every day as well as towels.... The floor is crazy paving on some of the stretches of path but not all i would say slightly difficult to manoeuvre with a buggy or wheelchair but not impossible there are ramps to each amenity,pool or bar. The gardens are well kept, the hotel is clean. I really cannot fault this hotel. Also the royal marhaba, the marhaba club and marhaba salem are all on the same complex so whether u are booked in to the older of the three all the staff, food, amenities, pools are all the same so i don't understand the difference in opinion there is no difference in price... I have stayed at two of the three and i am hoping to stat at the club on my retrurn as it was being built last time i was there which caused no disruption i might add.More

Zoe A, Odiham, England, United Kingdom

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