The Thalassa Sousse laughs in the face of the ‘less is more’ theory. At this place, more is more. Especially when it comes to waterslides. Its rainbow-coloured waterpark – brand new for 2013 – counts black holes, twisters, freefalls and a couple of 100-metre-long hair-raisers among its army of slides. That’s not to mention the dinky chutes designed for younger kids that twist around the pirate-themed splash zone.
It goes all out on pools, too. A big lagoon-style pool is the main attraction, but the one next door to it – complete with a waterslide and two twisty chutes – is hot on its heels. There’s a big stretch of beach right on the doorstep, too, that’s armed with tons of loungers, a sea-view restaurant and a bar.
International chefs head up the kitchens in the hotel’s buffet and à la carte restaurants. And post-dinner entertainment is laid on in the 1000-seat amphitheatre, the flatscreen TV-equipped mojito bar, and the African-themed nightclub.
- Official Rating
- Buidings: 2, plus bungalows
- Floors: 1 or 3
Food & Drink
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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 1 May - 31 Oct
Our SplashWorld hotels offer up a break from the norm, in that each one grants you free entry to a first-rate waterpark. Better yet, you can ride the slides as often as you like. Some parks are within the grounds, others are an easy drive away. And while each one is different, the kind of rides you can expect include slides, Lazy Rivers and Wave Pools.
Just so you know the waterpark here 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.
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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Great Holiday ,Great Place
Stayed here easter holidays family of 5 and what we paid for it my expectations were not high.But I was very surprised,Quality and choice of food excellent,Waterpark stated it was closed till end of April but the hotel opened it up ;-) Waiters in the restaurant and the bars are very attentitive my glass was never empty ,special cocktails made for the wife ,Animation team were Excellent ,Sam,Omar,loud marco arraghh ,Bob,Crouch , the back up team Craig ,H and Racheal did a sterling job , not that we needed them because everything was good.Went on 2 trips during our stay booked through the sellers on site and they were excellent value for money Quad biking we did twice £50.00 for 5 of us for 2and half hours through the terrain of Tunisia ,£50.00 for the pirate ship for 3 hours and fed also,All in all this is a fantastic budget holiday and would recommend to anybody ,We will be back Thanks Thalassa and the team we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves ;-))))))More
Curt H, Crewe, United Kingdom
More like full board plus and not AI
We have stayed here for a week at the end of April, 2 adults and 2 kids aged 6 and 8. The good bits - fantastic beach, water slides.and indoor pool. Staff are all attentive and very polite. Loads of loungers around the four pool areas so no need for an early start and you could move around all day if you wished to. The could be better - although the hotel looks modern on the surface, it just hasn't been well kept so a lot if the furniture etc is very rough around the edges/stained. The rooms need updating too. The food in the main buffet is good although there is a distinct lack of fresh fruit. The bad - outside of mealtimes you cannot get anything else to eat unless you want to stuff your face with even more pancakes and pastries between 3pm and 5pm. There are no slush drinks or ice creams for the kids unless you buy them from the shop next to the pool bar, and no other snacks available -this is why I feel you couldn't class this hotel as truly all inclusive. As another reviewer has mentioned, there are a lot of dubious men lurking around the hotel grounds wearing badges but wearing normal clothing and trying to sell you trips etc. I really didn't know what to make of them so just politely said no thank you. I think Thomson/First Choice have got their 3 star plus rating spot on for this hotel - although it could be much better with just a few small improvements. More
Fantastic fun and friendly
Don't normally say this about a holiday, but we just didn't want to come home!!!! The staff were absolutely amazing, the guest relation managers Rachael and Harrison were both on hand all day every day to answer and sort any queries and did an amazing job, the waiting and bar staff were excellent and extremely helpful, the maid service was also excellent, they cleaned our rooms every day and left lovely sculptures on our beds and bathroom floor. The food was excellent with a very large buffet selection along with a pizzeria and grill bar along with a Lebanese and English restaurants too, ideal as we have a very fussy little girl!!!! The animation team were absolutely amazing, lots of activities both for adults and children, really friendly and fun, we'd like to thank Sam, Omah, Matao, Campo, crouch, Bob and the rest of the team for keeping us all busy and amused. The pools are brilliant including an indoor heated pool, the large selection of slides are suitable for small and the large kids too!!!! All these are manned really well by lifegaurds, a big thanks to Marwen and Zied for keeping us safe and giving us girls something nice to look at!!!! There is also a great Health spa too, we all had various treatments and were all brilliant, would definitely recommend at least a full body massage. The hotel has a lovely beach with fine sand and water activities such as jet ski and parasailing very close by. If you're adventurous there are lots of tours available, we went quad biking and Camel riding which were really good. Hope this helps you all and you choose this hotel!!! We're already looking to see when we can return. Enjoy!!!More
Emms74, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Thalassa hotel review
Here follows an honest review of Thalassa Hotel. We booked with First choice and pad under £1300 for two weeks all inclusive for 2 adults and 1 child. pros. The hotel is in a good location next to beach and a short distance to other resorts and the marina, being around half an hour to transfer from airport. The hotel has been updated in the main areas and the food is okay. The Tunisian workers are fantastic and go to extreme lengths to make you feel welcome and to ensure you have a great holiday. The rooms are cleaned daily and the service is good all round plus even better if you tip. Average tip is 2 Tunisian dinars and there are 2.65 to the pound so about 80p. The bars are good and drink is plentiful, bartenders are your best friends!! The water park and other facilities are great and the kids will love it. The entertainment team (animation team) are really friendly and try to get you involved, if you don't want to that's also fine and they wont hassle you but they are truly nice people and want you to enjoy your stay. First choice adviser Craig is a nice guy and will answer any questions and sort out problems for you. cons. Rooms are a little dated and could do with a revamp and gets busy at on Saturday nights when locals arrive, but this doesn't happen every week. Could do with a little more variety in the buffet restaurant as after 2 weeks you can see a pattern. But i must stress there is something for everyone and the a la Carte restaurants are nice. would book this hotel again as you will have a great time. hope this helpsMore
carl w, Bath, United Kingdom
Great relaxing holiday in a great hotel!!
Just returned from a weeks holiday at this hotel. It's a huge hotel, lots to do although they were slowly opening parts of the hotel when we were there as it was very early in the season. Suited us great though as it was really quiet and we had the pick of the sunbeds everyday which I love! Beach is beautiful, water slides are amazing although I can see them getting very busy in Summer, hotel staff were great. Had a couple of minor issues but they were dealt with satisfactory! The Bungalow rooms are huge and very clean. Food was what you would expect from all inclusive but there are other restaurants to choose from which look nice. Overall a great relaxing holiday which exceeded my expectations, very pleased and I would def go back but not in high season.More
Claire O, Manchester, United Kingdom
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