Hotel Thalassa Sousse  

Not content with its smart interiors and peachy beachfront location, this place has just knocked up a whopping 13-slide waterpark.

A big, bright waterpark is the star of this place. It’s packed with all the twisters, black holes and hair-raising slides you could want, while smaller children get their own slides. There’s a private beach here too.

The hotel is in a secluded with gardens filled with palm trees and bougainvillea, and terraces that make the most of the views. Shops and restaurants are a 5-minute drive away. And it’s about a 10-minute drive to Sousse.

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Based on 1032 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 469Rooms
  • 2Lifts
  • Buildings: 1 main building, 2 hotel buildings, 269 bungalows
  • Floors: 1 or 3

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  All local drinks in restaurants and lounge - time restrictions will apply.  Snacks at set times.

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Onsite waterpark May to Oct

There are plenty of slides here, with fast-paced Kamikaze drops to inflatable-ring rides. Kids over 5 get their own fun-filled area, too.

Just so you know the waterpark is open from May-October and kids need to be at least 110cm tall to use the slides. The Aqua Tower is for little ones over 5 years, who must be supervised be an adult. Soft drinks are included in your All Inclusive package at the snack bar here.

Cleopatra buffet restaurant

For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offering a selection of international dishes are offered including local dishes, pizzas, grilled meat, fish, pasta and salads.

Elyssa spa*

Relax and indulge in one of the treatments offered at the spa, you can pick from a massage and a range of spa treatments. Whether it's a special occasion or you'd just like to treat yourself and there's a hairdresser too.

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twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3. Air-conditioning is from June to September and heating is from November to March.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 or can be sold as a single. Air-conditioning is from June to September and heating is from November to March.

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Rooms filthy

I have just returned from here 4 days ago & thought I would share our experience as reviews were very mixed. Water park & life guards were fantastic, Waiters were great too, In fact everyone was really really nice apart from grumpy man at reception who clearly doesn't like woman. Arrived at 2am & was put in to a room 504 I think, beside beach, I was in 2min & our 6yr old daughter started crying because of smell & how dirty bathroom was, it was black with mould, cockroach in room too. I went to reception to ask to be moved to a cleaner room & had a key thrown at me from guy at reception, who told me I was talking rubbish. We got room 334, looked bit cleaner, bath was all stained & mould around bath, grout on floor was disgusting, the place has clearly not been cleaned properly in long time. Very run down. We were in room few times when cleaner came in as we were all ill at some point, ear infection, sick bug. When she came in she threw a dirty wet rag on floor with brush & skimmed over floor, I had to ask for bleach to clean toilet.I could go on all day about bathroom. Bedroom Stripped our bed to find a mattress protector covered in black hair, we are all blonde! Our 3 yr old son wet bed during stay & his mattress was turned on side to dry but not cleaned. Patio area Grass was up to our knees, out of sight out of mind... Mine & my daughters shoes were stolen. Toilets at pool are never cleaned & never had soap, I went to reps about this but soap was never put in outside toilet... Food Food was really poor, we alway go all inc for kids, chips were only on every other day, nuggets are well over cooked, pizza was good, no ice cream at pool only in restaurant. We ended up going to farmers every nite which was really good. I can cope with food being basic as we like to go out for tea but 1st choice really need to look in to how dirty these rooms are. Water park was great but sorry we won't be back, I would rather pay extra for nice clean hotel with water park.More

Lindsey S, Fife, United Kingdom

Should have stayed at home!!

Photos looked so nice, but complex very tired,,needs pulling down or serious updating. Bathroom disgusting with leaking plumbing, sink plug didn't work, floor filthy, cleaner pushes the dirt into corners!, rusty rubbish bin, tiles falling off and grouting black, shower head not fit for purpose. The food although plentiful was bland and unappetising. The staff were there to make money -tips!! I had a cardigan stolen, my son-in-law had money stolen even my 6 year old grandson had his first tooth fairy's money stolen, try explaining that one!! Take plenty of anti diarrhoea and sickness medicine - the pool water is filthy confirmed by a talk with the medical office.Children don't get out to wee. We were ill from the 2nd day, this made trips impossible. Home straight to doctors, 5 weeks later husband still on medication!More

Valerie L,

Average hotel with great water slides

My family and I stayed at this hotel and enjoyed the facilities. The water slides are so much fun and there are so many that you can spend hours every day. The pool area is very good and the hotel is right on the beach where it is possible to go paragliding and jet skiing for a very reasonable amount. The hotel could use some maintenance here and there - it looks used. The staff, however, needs to be reminded that customer service is the way to make their guests happy. We arrived at 11 am and when we checked in we were told that we could have our rooms at 2 pm. There was no information about what to do so we had to ask about lunch and everything - it was not possible to have our suitcases in the hotel. We were told to leave them outside which was quite odd . After lunch we got our 3 rooms - one of the rooms were not ready, though. It had not been cleaned before checking in time. And the key to one of our rooms disappeared in a strange way - we are likely to believe that the porter took it since we didn´t tip him (we only had bigger notes and no coins). The porter kept standing outside the room for a long time without saying anything - just looking into the room. The key was in the door and we said thank you to the porter and closed the door. When we opened the door a minute later, the key was gone and we had to pay 60 Dinars (10 USD) to get a new key. Since we hadn´t unpacked it was easy to search for the key in the room and it was nowhere to be found. The 60 Dinars was a deposit but we never got it back since the key was never found. When we asked the porter if he had seen the key, he just said no and disappeared quickly like he didn´t care at all. Of course it is our own responsibility to keep the key to the room with you at all times, and we don´t have any proof of the porter having taken the key. But the case stinks and we were met with absolutely no understanding from the staff. You have to pay 20 Dinars as a deposit to get a towel, and it has to be returned before 5 pm. We were leaving at 11.50 in the night, and since we hadn´t handed the towels back before 5 pm, it was quite hard to get the deposit back. However, we managed in the end. Paying deposit for towels and changing of currency can only be made during certain hours of the day. You have to pay for wifi and for a fridge in your room, even though the air conditioning was not working the first day. It was impossible to get an iron board in your room, so we had to pay to have our clothes ironed. The variety of food was very good and very tasty - a few of the waiters knew how to take care of the guests while others seemed like they didn´t care at all. Staying at the hotel can be quite noisy. At the pool the music is very loud if you don´t stay away from the loud speakers. During dinner time the music is also very loud, and at night time there is very loud entertainment from the neighbour hotel. The location of the hotel is perfect. A taxi to the medina of Sousse is around 5 Dinars (1 USD). You can also take the Petit Train to either the medina or Port El Kantaoui for 3,5 Dinars for a return ticket. Port El Kantaoui has a lot of restaurants if you get tired of the All Inclusive food every night. However, it is possible to book a la carte menu at the restaurants at the hotel, once per stay. We tried to do that but when we asked about the a la carte menu we got to know that the restaurant had a buffet (which was smaller than the big one in the main restaurant). So we never found out the system. We actually lacked a book which is normally found in other hotels with information about everything. If we had had a book like that we would have known about the towels, restaurants, exchanging of currency etc. That would have been a big help. After all we had a good stay at the hotel, and with just a few changes the rating would have been much better.More

LarsSoholm, Skanderborg

Outstanding Hotel with Impressively Professional Staff

Having been to many hotels in Tunisia and around the world, I would like to underscore my ongoing fascination with Thalassa Sousse. Not only is the hotel cozy and pleasant, but it boasts remarkably professional staff. The reception team was reliable, friendly and personable. In fact, the young lady at the reception was extremely helpful and impressively solution-oriented in spite of the stress that impatient customers were sometimes causing. Thanks to her exemplary communication skills and patience, all my needs were met in a timely fashion, and the few problematic issues I faced were appropriately handled. I would also like to shed light on the excellent security personnel at the hotel. Safety and Security have undeniably become chief concerns that can potentially compromise the tourism industry in Tunisia. I can confidently state that Thalassa has one of the best security teams and system I have ever witnessed in the country. The big security guy (Chiheb is the name, I guess) is top-notch. I carefully observed the word he was doing, and I was truly impressed, to the say the least. The security of customers ought to be every hotel's top priority, and that guy is the type of personnel a hotel should be recruiting thanks to his tactful and preemptive actions. He would constantly monitor all the entrances to and from the hotel to identify potentially suspicious activities or and individuals. With further training and consolidation of collective efforts, the efficiency of Thalassa Sousse's security will be most definitely maximized. The only recommendation I have, amid an increase wave of exterism in the whole world and the MENA region in particular, is to monitor more closely the individual and group behavioral patterns of potentially troublesome customers. Also, suspicious bags must be identified and monitored in an intelligent manner so as to ensure more safety around the hotel. I am fully aware that security measures, however subtle they could be, do sometimes annoy the customer within a hotel. This is why, strong communication skills and tactful security practices ought to be implemented. In this context, I noticed incredibly smooth and effective communication among the staff (reception-security-lifeguards-security-lodging personnel-security-maids-security). Thalassa Sousse takes full credit for a very secure environment. Food in Thalassa Sousse was a pleasant surprise. The hotel does, indeed, have great food and a diverse menu. I particularly like the salad bar and the friendliness of the waiters all of whom sometimes have to deal with impatient customers and challenging attitudes. I kindly recommend more sea food in the menu. The room is clean and satisfactory. The bed is very comfortable and helps you earn a good sleep. The location of the hotel is simply perfect. I cannot imagine a hotel experience without a kayaking journey. So, Thalassa Sousse is the spot, if you are looking for nautical sports. The guys taking care of the water sports equipment are nice and humble. Streotypical Tunisian tourism beach personnel's arrogance is nowhere to be found in this hotel. All the folks I met during my stay were down to earth and genuinely committed to deliver the best customer service. The only downside that represents a major area of improvement is the parking lot. There are two principal issues that ought to be carefully probed and thought through. First, the huuuuuuge nails scattered all over the parking lot--as a result of the construction that is going on in the premises of the hotel--can easily damage the tires of the most robust car. An adequate solution is crucially needed right there. I did not mind paying 10 dinars, although I am certain that this procedure will sometimes lead to customers reaching the reception in sheer outrage. The reception staff are the first ones to deal with the customer's reaction vis-a-vis the "unpleasant" surprise of the parking fees. Secondly, customers who find themselves obliged to park their cars on the side of the construction site do not have any guarantees, if a rock or a shovel falls off from the third floor. In a nutshell, Thalassa Sousse is the best hotel I have ever been to in Sousse. The whole package is enticingly pleasant. Kudos to the leadership of the hotel for having developped a strong team and for having ensured a friendly environment within the hotel. I stayed in Thalassa Sousse three times already! And I am going back there in two weeks!! I can't wait.More

Tony M,


Brilliant holiday at this place. Just back couple of day and would defo go back. The staff are brilliant. Especially Sam for the kids animation team. Only down fall was the food. But it's a defo to have a holiday there again.More

Bryan K,

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