Hotel Marhaba Salem  

This beachside hotel comes with 2 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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Food & Drink

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 3 waterslides, and a little bridge across the middle. The children have their own end of the pool.

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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twin room

Twin 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.

double room

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.

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Fantastic holiday

staying in marhaba salem hotel was lovely, food was ok considering all I ate was pizza and chips the beach barbecue is a must! the rooms were good staff were all lovely especially the animation team brilliant always made you welcome and they were friendly especially larry :) (the good dancer) meeso and im sure his name was kally he was the one with broken leg they get u upto dance to (poooomba) can say im still singing that wee tune and all the games they play at the night entertainment it was a laugh , also wentvt to the disco twice it was really good the weather was amazing :) would definitely go back to this hotel again I went with my boyfriend 2 cousins and my cousins little boy whose 3 he loved it and didn't want to come back to glasgow :) wee even gave names too all the animation boys will definitely be back to salem and will be recommending it too everyone I speak too :) from june steven kayleigh charlene and kai from Scotland More

Junemchugh, Glasgow, United Kingdom


Me and my family went to stay at the marhaba Salem on 14 September and wee found it absolutely fabulous the hotel was clean and the rooms had so many different things to do did not find ourselves bored atall the best part was the animation people they were really good and made us feel welcome always had smiles on there faces especially Larry and mesooo so kind and I would definetley revisit this hotel as the experience was great.... kayleigh June and charlene from scotland :) More


Had a lovely relaxing break.

My partner and I returned from an 11 night holiday on 14th September 2014. Like most we had read up on hotel before we left, reading the bad reviews, but we both like to make our minds up and as such had a very enjoyable stay here. Our room was in a quiet block (360) and couldn't fault it, had a nice view of the garden and the sea. Cleaner was great, room was always spotless and had clean towels & bedlinen daily. All the staff at hotel were nice and polite, we tipped those that thought helped make our holiday enjoyable, (cleaner, waiter at dinner, and the lovely chap who bought our drinks when sitting outside before dinner and after). Food - Was nice, always found something nice to eat, from breakfast, lunch & dinner, and I'm a fussy eater!!! Was always a good choice on offer. Beach - Was nice and clean, apart from the seaweed - but that's just me because I hate the stuff.....Though they do try and keep it at bay. The odd local trying to flog you stuff, but a firm "No Thanks" was all that was needed to keep them away. Pool - My fav place to chill :) As like most hotels, yes sunbeds were a bit of an issue, but as they say "If you can't beat beat them, join them" As I'm an early riser, it was no big deal getting up around 6am to get us a couple sunbeds. You could tip the pool guy but we prefered to get our own, though he would always find beds for those that wanted some. Again you could tip the waiter to bring you drinks, though we normally went to get our own. Entertainment - Can't really comment as this was something that never really interested us, but they all seemed to work hard and were a happy bunch. Over all, we had a very enjoyable stay, the hotel was clean & comfortable and for the price we paid it was worth every penny :) We went on a couple of trips via the Thomson rep, again enjoyable though tiring as weather was hot. Tunisia itself - Parts of it looked like people had just fly tipped rubbish where ever it suited them, but it didn't make our holiday any less enjoyable. Would we return here? - Yep without a doubt :)More

TeresaJamie, Portsmouth


just got back from our 5th maharba salem and royal salem resort visit and enjoyed it just as much as before all the hotel staff are friendly from cleaners and gardeners all the way through waiters porters and reception all the way up to managers everyone says hello when they greet you every morning!! would like to thank youssef the porter in the salem who helped with our bags and arranging for rebooking our return transport to the airport also waiters tiebe and adel in the salem who we have known since our first visit 5 years ago the animation as always where very good friendly and funny especally dali who was only there for our last 3 days but really had fun with him fitted in really quick. larry who is the best of the dancers!! mezo who is the king of the waterpolo!! overall great team but not so sure the animation manager is as good as the other ones weve known attitude and lack off experience there is something missing with him!! More

Peter J M,


On my way home affer another fsntastic holiday at thel salem ! Thank you youseff the porter for looking after us x x love the new animations especialy Dali great perfotmer even tho hes only been thrre 4days ! Tho unsure of the animator managers attitude ! To many left nd changed (will miss alex nd nino ) This was our 5th time ! Nd as usual great service from recption / maids /porters & waiters tho Mamood - Adele -Tiebe nd Rieda always look after us ! More

Mary B,

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