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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Fantastic place to go

Hotel was allways kept well clean and maintained well have stayed in worse 5* hotels before would def recommended for families to go to. Food was average but that is all we asked for plenty for the little one and Mrs that hates anything out of the ordinaryMore

Michael N,

Very good holiday, don't let the news put you off!!

Stayed here for a week 18th - 25th June. Had a very enjoyable stay! Staff were friendly and rooms and hotel were kept clean. My only problem was dinner time, being allocated a time to eat I didn't like as we tend to eat when we're hungry, being allotted 6.30pm was sometimes a little bit early :( lifeguard sorts out your sunbeds for you, if you like a spot he will give you the same one daily :) entertainment staff were brilliant!! Very friendly and funny and always chatting away to guests!! The brochure can be a bit misleading, there are two sides to the hotel, the one that's been done up recently and then the original one, I think both should be advertised as when we arrived we thought we had been dropped off at the wrong hotel!! We stayed at the older side and alright the rooms need an update, they very very clean and spacious!! It's such a shame what happed the day after we got home, the hotels will really suffer, the Tunisian hotel workers survive on holiday trade, most have families, please don't let this affect your decision on going!! More

zaralouiseclark, Maldon, United Kingdom

BOMBA! Absolutely Amazing.. 2 week stay, Felt like one huge family!

I traveled here with my partner and daughter aged 2.. i couldnt have been anymore nervous as ive never picked a hotel like this, i always go for huge resorts etc but this was so cheap with a high ranking i had to try it. I'm so glad i did! i have never had a holiday like this.. we were welcomed with non alcoholic cocktails on arrival, and quickly shown to our room by the porter. rooms are very clean but really basic, the beds are massive.. all 3 of us could starfish the bed. we had a double room with a single bed for our daughter and stayed in room 335. the view from her is over looking the outside tables of the restaurant and surrounded by palm trees so not a good view really but we were never ever in the room never mind on the balcony. the rooms were cleaned every single day with fresh towels too. The cleaners were very lovely women. The food was always varied, it tasted a lot better than it looked i was pleasantly surprised. we managed to make full meals at breakfast dinner and tea and we never once complained it was really really tasty! for fussy eaters there's always pasta pizza chips etc so everyone is catered for. they have so much selection of salads, meats cheeses etc and a really big selection of deserts. we didn't try the al a carte, and the beach bar during the day is amazing! freshly cooked chips burgers hotdogs and pizzas as well as selection similar to the main restaurant Pools- there is one small very quiet chlorine pool, a large salt water slide pool with a section with a little canopy for kids too, and and the stage pool which is also salt water, just a basic rectangle pool but its where the entertainment was in the night. the 2 salt water pools are where the entertainment happens during the day. we went to the slide pools on the first day is stunning but our daughter for some reason preferred the stage pool so that's where we stayed for the 2 weeks. you will never ever not be in a good mood around that pool that's for sure didn't stop laughing for 2 weeks but that pool is a sun trap, we didn't mind this but the other pools would get a breeze from the beach where as the stage pool doesn't. ANIMATION TEAM- well what can i say! we have left there wanting to bring them home with us! on our first night CHRIS introduced himself and my daughter fell in love with him instantly, she never left his side if he was around for the full 2 weeks! he even cwtched her to sleep one night! he was completely amazing with her, shes a little chatter box to me and her dad but when she would see Chris she would go all shy and weak.. she definitely had a soft spot for him hahaha! from my daughter taking to him so much made me and my partner get to know him and he is fab! hes a very head strong person, a proud Muslim and Tunisian.. with a heart of gold! always smiling and dancing and will always make time for anyone! he may only be 19 but its as if hes been in the job forever! hes a genuinely nice guy you cannot talk to him without smiling hes amazing! thanks Chris.. Our MIDO- this was my partners Tunisian brother whilst we were on holiday, they were partners in crime. My partner isn't a holiday person normally but thanks to this guy he absolutely loved the whole 2 weeks! hes so so funny, cheeky there are so many great words to describe him and not one bad. hes so energetic just busting out a random dance move when ever he can, causing mischief haha! he is totally amazing! he gives 100 percent to his job from morning til night i cannot even put into words how much love we have for this man! there was deffo a holiday bromance with him and my partner his banter is amazing along with his cheeky grin! we love you MIDO! MY Love! CHOCO- considering what he went through with his job during our stay he never stopped smiling! hes a very kind hearted genuine guy.. hes someone you could sit down and chat to all day long, if you like volleyball this is your man we only spent time with choco during the evening as hes down the beach during the day.. he tries so hard to make guests happy and get to know everyone hes definitely a friend of ours for a very long time! love you choco! MIZO- one huge ball of energy! hes is constantly dancing when ever there's a song on! i done Aqua Aerobics/gym every single day with this man and its the first hotel ive been to whens it not an entire mess around dancing. it was fab! him and mido are like a little double act they love dressing up and causing mischief around the pool side, hell always just sit on the lounger if passing to make sure everything is ok.. see you soon butty! JASON- he may not be as loud as the ones ive named but hes just as amazing! please get to know this guy hes so genuinely kind hearted, and will never walk past you if hes wandering around. my partner loved Jason playing water polo! thanks for the past 2 weeks Jas! the ones ive just named are just ones that we were with around the stage pool every single day, so we got to know them, that does not mean that LUFI, TITO, RIO, RAMI KRISTY, SOPHIE, or anyone else ive missed out arent as good, every single one of them give 110% day in day out all of them can really dance and are such a close group of friends not just colleagues all of them always acknowledge you whenever they pass.. THE FIRE SHOW AND LION KING SHOW IS A MUST SEE! ALL PERFORMED BY THE ANIMATION! whilst out there the horrific heart breaking terrorist attack happened but every single member of that animation made sure all us guests we fine and tried their utmost to lift the spirits of all of us! thanks for a unforgettable holiday guys we felt like one big family by the end of the 2 weeks the amount of amazing families and couples we met will never be topped! its the best holiday we have ever had.. We LOVE Tunisia! We LOVE Marhaba Salem! THANK YOUMore

91Danni, Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom

Fabulous family friendly hotel

This hotel is fantastic, staff amazing, and all facilities second to none! Room cleaned every day, fresh bedding and towels each day! Great choice of food in the restaurant, always managed to find an enjoyable meal. There was a beach restaurant to visit for lunch which was absolutely lovely! Staff were amazing but the main highlight for us was the animation team who were so friendly and really got everyone in the holiday spirit . Unfortunately our visit was cut short due to the tourist attack but I can't thank the hotel and staff especially the animation team for looking after us so well in the face of adversity and for trying so hard to make us feel safe and for lifting our spirits by carrying on as normal as possible to make our holiday enjoyable under the circumstances. You could see it was hard for them but a big well done for carrying on so professionally in such a difficult situation. Staff are a credit to this hotel from waiters to animation team to maid service. Well done Marhaba Salem we will return when things settle down 👍More



Just returned home from a fantastic holiday what an amazing bunch the animation team here really are... Mizo Mido, Lufi, Choco, Kristi, Kris, Sam Jason these worked there socks off to accommodate everyone especial when the tragic events happened. We were over there at that time and these guy couldn't have done enough to make sure everyone was ok and did there utmost to keep spirits high and created a good atmosphere. Also haythem who is good friend and bartender was amazing too all I can say is I'm returning back to this hotel not because it's nice or the food is lovely just the fact that these people are the reason see you guys next year!!More


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Hotel Marhaba Salem
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 982 customer reviews
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