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.

Spa*

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, cant wait to come back!!!!

Fantastic hotel, great food and lots of choice, lovely friendly people and great animation staff. Hotel is in great area right by the sea, loads of sunbeds, weather great, food lovely with lots of choice.More

karen n, Croydon, United Kingdom

Cheap holiday could do better

Very cheap holiday but you get what you don't pay for, hotel room very clean and spacious, bar area not the most inviting, sister hotel next door more inviting. food take it or leave it (leave it) all inclusive could do better, lots better !!! Staff friendly, Thomson rep (fittie) very informative a great help as first time in Tunisia. Golf courses around look fab but if they spent as much on the local enviroment (heaps of ruddish everywhere) as their golf it would make it a lot nicer looking place. Hotel grounds i must say were spotless always being tendered. Don't think we will go back in to much of a hurry.More

Graham D, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

watch out for sex pests

stayed here for 11 nights over the easter period. during the first few days was having a nice relaxing holiday, until my wife and daughter became the subject of sexual harrassment by some of the staff. my wife kept getting sexual advances by the life gaurd by the pool, so we moved to the beach were some of the locals were doing the same (although a kid of about 18 was meant to be security). my daughter (who is 13) became the next victim of one of the animation team, who thought it would be ok to ask her a kiss on a couple of occasions until i had a few strong words. told management but not much was done as everytime he looked at us he would laugh. FOOD the food was not bad when hot, became a bit boring after a bit. watch out for the Tunisians or Algerians, who ever they were in the dining room, who seem to think its ok to pick things up with their hands and sneeze into the food aswell as pushing people out of the way and looking women up and down as if they were on the menu. ROOMS rooms were ok for a 3star hotel, but the maid was not that good at cleaning even though i tipped her 20 dinar on the first day. when i got home i noticed that some of my wifes clothing was missing so make sure everythink is locked away. ANIMATION a big shout out to Ali, Mido and Sam, who work hard to make your holiday good, the rest of them were next to know use. POOLS the pools need a good clean as a lot of holidaymakers were coming out in rashes after spending time in them. DRINKS the drinks were rubbish and you will find it hard to get tipsy never mind drunk ( im not a big drinker). next easter i will go back to Morocco or Egypt were we have been a few times and seem to get treated better. so my advise is dont go to Tunisia as it is not that good and seems to be still in some dark age.More

nipper72, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Great hotel, lovely food and staff, fantastic weather!

We have just returned after staying 11 nights at the Marhaba Salem and thoroughly enjoyed it. This was our first visit to Tunisia and would definitely go back. The hotel is a good 3 star, clean, adequate rooms but not as nice as the professional photos show but they're just a base so not really a problem, a comfy bed is the main thing and they definitely were. There was a good choice of food for lunch and dinner with lots of Tunisian foods to try along with chips, pizza and pasta, you won't go hungry! Breakfast was the same every morning with cereals, pasteries and hot food available. As we went out of season only the main bar inside was open but the sevice was quick with the usual all inclusive drinks being available along with a few cocktails included. The local beer -Celita- was nice and the spirits may have been a little weaker than at home but still had the same effect after a few 😉 The hotel beach is a good spot with clear water and is rubbish free, unlike further round which isn't kept so nice. We were approached by people trying to sell us various things on the beach but they weren't pushy or intimidating, just say 'no thank you' and they'll apologise and move along, no problems, there is a security guard for the hotel on the beach anyway so we felt perfectly safe. The swimming pools are good, especially the large one with the slides, good fun for both children and adults, has to be done! The outside pools are all salt water so be aware before you jump straight in, a bit of an unpleasant shock otherwise! The entertainment is good and the animation team do work hard to try and get everyone involved. Towards the end of our stay we did find the entertainment rather repetitive though with the same songs around the pool during the day and then again in the evening as well as being asked to play crazy golf, archery and French baubles every day, but it's all good fun. We found the Tunisian people working at the hotel friendly and the ones that we came across outside in shops and at the medina the same. The weather was lovely for the time of year and all came back tanned, in fact we underestimated the sun and had to buy extra sun cream out there! Really glad that we chose Tunisia and this hotel and will go back again very soon.More

Katherine H, Kent, United Kingdom

Shocking Food

The hotel was in its self was nice, but the food was disgusting, I have stayed at the sister hotel, the royal the food was good they must have a lesser budget for food, I don't like pizza but that's what I lived on. The maids don't respect the fact that you put the DO NOT DISTURB on the door, they just barge in and tout for tips which I would have given any way but because of the way she acted she got very littleMore

annedar2015, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Hotel Marhaba Salem
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 918 customer reviews
from £156.48