Hotel Thalassa Sousse  

This smart-looking hotel has a handful of pools, plus a beach on the doorstep.

This hotel is surrounded by acres of greenery, dotted with whitewashed buildings. Inside things are just as smart, with a minimalist vibe. In the lobby squared-off slate grey armchairs nuzzle floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The bedrooms also looks the part, dressed in candy stripes and splashes of fuchsia.

The best thing about this place, though, are the pools. There are four of them scattered throughout the grounds. The main pool is so big it could be mistaken for a lagoon, especially with its palm tree island. Next to it you have a waterslide and two twisty chutes. Smaller children have their own pool, and there’s an adults-only number down by the beach.

On the food front, the main restaurant has a sleek monochrome look, with high-back chairs and funky spot-lighting. It offers up an international buffet, but during the summer you can also try one of the à la carte restaurants.

As for where you’ll find it, the hotel fronts a great stretch of sand. The centre of Sousse is only five minutes away by taxi, but you’ve also got restaurants and bars closer to home.

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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 years 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, head to the buffet restaurant where you'll find a selection of international dishes, plus 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

These twin rooms with their neutral backdrop and colourful soft furnishings sleep up to three. There's air-conditioning from June to September and heating from November to March for your comfort.

family room

These family rooms with their neutral backdrop and colourful soft furnishings sleep up to four with twin beds and extra beds. There's air-conditioning from June to September and heating from November to March for your comfort.

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Family holiday

Just got back from 2 weeks here. I'd read good and bad reviews before we went so I went with an open mind...amazing holiday best ever....hotel is lovely and clean always something food wise to eat. The staff were great very friendly and couldn't do enough for you. The waterpark is great kids loved it my kids are 14, 12 and 4 none of them ever complained they were bored. The animation team were also great looked after the kids at the kids club and also took the little kids in for lunch and tea half an hour before restaurant opened so they didn't get bumped and banged into etc but could help themselves to food. Already looking for prices to go next year. We'll definitely be going back More

Louise C,

Disappointing

I have been to this hotel on several occasions, but this time I must admit it has changed a lot... The food was not so good, although the the manage did try and address this. The beach restaurant was closed so was the bar,and we had to ask for drinks, which was also put right. The toilets were not cleaned, again, this was addressed.. There was work being carried out on the beach restaurant, which I feel could have been done over the winter months.. Would I go back again,,, not sure.. I have in the past gone Back there as I felt safe being alone, was not bothered, but not sure if I would go again..More

Sandra E, Exeter, United Kingdom

Went in 2014 and returned in 2015 not as good 2nd time around.

Following a fantastic holiday in 2014 we decided to return to this hotel to find that it was under new management. The entertainment team had changed for the better and there we're some really nice and very talented animation people including Amel Rose, Li Lou, and Billy. The animation manager who introduced the shows was at times very tiring, I felt as tho I was clapping my whole way through the show when sometimes I just wanted to sit back and enjoy it. In fact I think the animation team would be a lot better without the management! This hotel advertised a variety of restaurants to serve meals at different times of the day. This was not the case. If you like eggs then go here but make sure they are cooked properly as at times the food is cooked to quickly to cope with the demand of the hectic restaurant. You will be self serving yourself drinks from a shot glass as there are no normal size glasses. The alcohol is diabolical. Beer is crap wine is crap and vodka tastes like water. Cleaners we're very friendly and the rooms we're in an acceptable condition. This hotel was overrun by hundreds if not thousands of Tunisian people on the weekends which ultimately ruined my experience. The restaurants we're packed out and we we're all ushered into a smaller restaurant downstairs where they brought cold pizza down to us from the upstairs restaurant. The Tunisian people we're very loud and over powering. I booked a family room and ended up getting a twin which accommodated me, my wife and my 2 kids on 3 beds but the reception was unable to change this. The shows we're very repetitive for a 2 week stay and more variety is needed. The animation staff we're very talented but micro managed at all times and not left to just do what they do best. The 2 shops at the hotel are owned by the same man however the prices we're different from the inside shop to the outside. The lads that work inside we're charging what ever prices they wanted and at times we we're getting ripped off. I bet they we're pocketing the difference at our expense. Overall not a good shopping experience within this hotel. When I got to the airport on my way home I was then told I had to pay 120 dinar to let me. My wife and my 3 children out of the country. It cost me £2380.00 for my little family for a 2 week holiday via first choice. Just goes to show sometimes you only get what you pay for. Would I return? Only if I got the deal of a century!More

Steve S, London, United Kingdom

Loved it

This was our second visit to the Thalassa Sousse so we knew what to expect and it didn't disappoint. We stayed for 2 weeks in May and the hotel was only around 1/3 full so i fully understand that not all restaurants & amenities would be open 24/7. Yes the hotel does have faults (listed at the end), its not perfect but in my opinion they are minor faults that didn't in any way make our stay any less enjoyable. We stayed in the block of apt's behind the drug store, 3 storey building. We had 2 rooms 176 & 177 on the top floor. They were perfectly fine, had bath and shower, 2 twin beds and a tv, never switched the tv on. The rooms were basic but clean, yes there was dust in the corners of the room and we had some ants pop in to say hello, but we were happy enough. Not many sockets so took an extension lead which came in very handy. The beds were made up daily and you could leave a card on the beds to request new sheets etc whenever you wanted a change. The maid would lay petals on the beds which was a nice touch. The main pool is the biggest in Sousse, and it is pretty big. With the hotel being quiet we had the pick of the sunbeds. The lifeguards will help you with beds and parasol if you need it. The quieter 'adult pool' is down near the beach over looking the decked area. The kids pool slides and buckets etc looked good fun. The hotel waterpark is pretty impressive but as I said it wasn't open all day. It is split into 2 sections so what they did was to open the left side before lunch and then the right side after lunch so all the slides were open everyday, just not at the same time. I know in summer they are all open together all day. There are several restaurants around the complex and they were mostly closed. If you go to reception and give 1 days notice they will open the restaurant you wish to visit up for you with a smaller set menu, in summer when all the restaurants are open you still have to book and give 1 days notice so no problems with that either. The main restaurant is open for guests and you can sit where you like. We always got our own drinks and the guy behind the drinks counter was good fun, he was a great guy. There is plenty to choose from but it did get a bit repetitive. Our 2 fussy teens never went hungry. The pool bar was good and the waiters were great with us, we would tip the guy who comes round the pool every morning 5TND and for the rest of the day he kept us stocked up with drinks. It is well worth a small tip, makes a big difference to these guys who work very hard. The upstairs bar just off reception had more drinks to choose from and was the only one open at night, the pool bar opens at night also in summer. Id could get busy so again a small tip meant a lot of the time we got drinks brought out to our table and beat the queues. A glass of beer is about 1/3 of a pint so we took our own plastic pint pots which they were very happy to keep filled for us. Try the Muscat or Sideratine, both very nice drinks. The private beach was always clean and had plenty of sunbeds available. We preferred the pools though. Best till last....The animation team were simple awesome, they made our holiday. Luca was always coming over to spend time with us, Lilou is really nice and Amel is lovely, Sam was great with the kids and the adults, Monta was always chatting and smiling. Larry was a real star, he was so funny and a really nice guy. The daytime activities were always fun, darts water polo,boules etc. At night the shows were brilliant, all done by the animation team, some amazing dance routines and funny sketches. All of the animation team are a credit to the hotel. Bad points now - not too many really. At weekends the hotel sells itself around Tunisia as a waterpark so from Saturday lunch until Sunday evening it does get a fair amount of Tunisian trippers, which didn't really bother us, there was enough space for everyone. At weekend they open up the English restaurant for all non-Tunisians so you can eat away from crowds. There is a far smaller selection to choose from though but we were ok with that. Be warned though Tunisians have not yet mastered to art of queuing for something so while everyone else waits to be served they walk straight to the front of any queue and expect service, usually they are shown to the back but the occasional one does get through. Birds flying around the main restaurant, at first I thought it was ok until I realised they were pecking at the cakes etc so that has to be sorted. Think that's about it, all in all we really had a great time and would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who may be thinking of going.More

John K, Knaresborough, United Kingdom

Really Good

To sum this place up.... Complex, really good... Water park, excellent. Food, average. Pool bars... Poor... Beach, excellent. Two adults and two kids, never bored, just the food was a bit repetitive and hardly any choice in alcoholic beverages... But the price was very good... So you get what you pay for..More

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