With a sandy beach at the bottom of the gardens and shops and bars within walking distance, this place comes up trumps when it comes to location. Plus the centre of Sousse is just a ten-minute taxi ride away.
The hotel itself is low-set and whitewashed, and comes tucked in gardens dotted with eucalyptus and palm trees. Inside – especially in the reception - things look grander and have a traditional Tunisian twist.
The bedrooms have been refurbished, with a modern flavour. Beds dressed in bold-print bedspreads share space with tiled floors topped with rugs, and chunky modern furniture. Plus they all come kitted out with satellite TVs.
Outside, although there are tennis courts and minigolf, most of the action centres around the two swimming pools. They’re shared with the sister hotel and, as a result, they’re big enough to cater for quite a crowd. The first is a long rectangular set-up framed by sunbeds and parasols, while the second is a more elaborate affair. It’s got three waterslides, a little bridge across the middle and there’s a pool bar close by, too.
Lastly, there’s the matter of the dining scene. Everything is served buffet-style here, so you can pick and choose from Tunisian dishes and more well-known meals. And as a little something extra, the staff put on a candle-lit Tunisian buffet once a week.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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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 3 waterslides, and a little bridge across the middle. The children have their own end of the pool.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner is also a buffet, but is presented to you at your table.
Tunisian candle-lit buffet
Held once a week, sample the local delicacies and Tunisian cuisine, amongst many of the well-known dishes.
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Double room sleeps up to 3. Air-conditioning is from mid-June to mid-September and satellite TV shows BBC Prime and Super Movies. Cots are available on request and fridge hire has an extra charge.
2-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 6 with twin beds in the bedrooms and 2 extra beds in the lounge. Air-conditioning is available between mid June to mid September. You'll also have a satellite TV with BBC Prime and the Super Movie channel. These apartments are located in the Royal Salem Beach building next door.
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Pros and Cons
Me, my husband, my 1 year old and my mum have been home from this hotel for 3 days. Its a bit of a mixed bag really. All the hotel staff are lovely, especially the animation team. They are fantastic with the kids and they work really hard. They go out of their way to speak to you or just to wave at you. They are a credit to the hotel. The food is really nice, the waiters are great. Only downside is it is pretty much the same foods at dinner and tea every day, and I found breakfast there isnt really much choice at all. The hotel itself is in dire need of a refurb. The walls in the corridor leading to our room had some sort of pen lines all over them. Our room was spacious and clean but the drawers were very rickety and got stuck a few times. The cot provided for our baby was very old and not very big. The bathroom was fine, nice big sink and mirror. Bath was tiny in width. There were ants on the floor in there and on the bedroom floor. Needs a good few licks of paint and more modern furniture. Lobby and reception is lovely, very modern and pretty. Lovely big sofa and open fireplace. Seems as though thats where the decorating attention has gone and the rooms forgotten about. The outdoors and pools are shared with the Royal Salem hotel right next door, so there are a lot of grounds which are nice to walk round, and its not too far to the beach. There is a man trying to flog dodgy cigarettes for 1 dinar (about 42p). Your holiday rep will warn you about this, they are full of ANYTHING but tobacco and nicotine. Think camel dung and soil. Found out on the first day that we were unable to get snacks as they close the snack bar during quieter months which we were not told and which i think is unfair. We all got sickness bugs the last few days of being here, not sure where from or how and Im not pinning blame on the hotel either. I think it was just one of those things. Overall we had a good time, probably wont return until some major refurbishing has been done.More
samantha m, staffordshire
Another excellent holiday
After our first holiday in Tunisia earlier on in the year, we couldn't wait to return and we certainly was not disappointed. The staff defiantly make this holiday. They are all the most kindest and friendly people. We was disappointed to learn that a lot of our favourite animation team had left the hotel but thank god the new team are just as good. Joe, Trino, Sagon, Mido, Sam, Sophie, FiFi, Kristy and our favourite Bruno (Kalou) Mars. Thank you all for keeping us entertained and thank you Kalou for putting up with my shocking attempt at playing Darts every day. A big thank you to the bar staff for keeping our glasses full all night, you're all wonderful, Elyes (Wlly) Yesine (Nipper) and Mohammed (Phillip Schofield) Cant wait to return again in January!More
My Wife and I have just returned from a 2 week holiday at this Hotel, I have to say it was a very lovely Hotel and I could not find any fault with it what so ever. This has been my second trip to Tunisia but my first time to this part. The Staff at the Hotel were brilliant, So friendly and ever so helpful. I found the food was brilliant and there was a lovely selection each day. The only thing I will say that let it down slightly was the evening entertainment, To be honest it could be better but then saying that we were out most evenings with. To anyone going to Tunisia for the first time I would certainly recommend this Hotel, Okay it may only have a 3-4 star rating but it far more than that in my opinion.More
Alistair W, Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Booked this hotel as a late deal with Thomson. Labeled as a 4 star, but probably a little generous. Staff were very good and service equally so. Rooms were a little tired and cramped for the rating given. Entertainment was limited, but it was very late in the season (November). Food choice was pretty good for the all inclusive package and the drinks selection was OK.More
Steve S, Brighton, United Kingdom
Just arrived back from a 10 night stay with family. Arrived at the hotel about 4am after an ok flight but very long wait at passport control in Tunisia. I was really pleased with the room, fairly spacious and modern and very clean, we had 3 rooms on the 3rd floor 2 overlooking the beach and pool. The hotel itself is nice and very clean. All the staff are excellent, i dont think you need to tip to get good service but it doesnt hurt. There were 4 pools, i think the only one thats salt water is the one with the slides which i found a little bit too cold for this time of year but there is a heated indoor pool. We went on the camel riding trip provided by the men on the beach which was good, about 12 pound. It included camel horse and donkey riding through rural sousse to a little farm sort of thing where we watched a man make pottery and a lady make some lovely bread. We also did the zoo trip which we booked through thomsoms which also included a 4 course meal which was beautiful whilst watching an african zulu dancers show, i dont More
Mel186394, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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