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.
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.
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.
We travelled as a group of 10 for 2 weeks, increasing our party to 13 the second week.
On arrival at the hotel at approx 10.30 with 3 tired young children, we were told we could not book into the hotel until 14.00 & we're directed to the toilets in the hotel reception area to freshen up. I declined the offer & waited for our rooms. The reception staff are the rudest people I have ever come across, they struggled with assertive people especially females. One male member of staff put his hand up to my face in an attempt to shut me up. The rooms we were given were some distance from each other so we were given 2 extremely small rooms & a spacious room with the promise we would all have rooms close to each other the following day. The spacious room had a hole in the bath. On request this was repaired with some sort of tape which would not have held a bath full of water. The following day, 2 of the rooms were changed to rooms that I would describe as a double room with a single bed squashed in.
On entering the main restaurant and requesting a table to accommodate us all you would have thought I had asked the staff for one of their kidneys. Staff did not seem to understand we would need a table each meal time so we continually asked for a table to accommodate us and on more than one occasion had to do it ourselves.
The food in the main restaurant was more like something Ant & Dec served to their guests in the jungle. The children's option was better but be prepared for the 'chicken nugget police' to challenge you as to why you were eating from the children's counter.
The different Speciality restaurants on site are a better option purely due to the service & atmosphere.
The waiters in the bars are extremely good. They are polite & cheerful & want to ensure guests have a good time. This is impossible due to the beer being so weak & the limited supply of spirits running out at approx 9pm each night. The diet coke runs out way before that.
The 'cleaners' have a better holiday than the guests as they certainly don't clean the rooms. I have never been on a holiday where I have cleaned my own room. With a crawling baby in our party this was a necessity. I could not bring myself to disturb the 'cleaner' as she relaxed on the sun chair outside the room. The Ants & Cockroaches must have thought I did a good job, especially the cockroach running around on my bed - bless.
Today my 6 year old grand daughter had the displeasure of having a male customer relation member of staff putting his hand in her face. The crime - she entered the main restaurant with no shoes on. She sobbed. What a brave man. Despite CCTV covering the area where the incident happened & the Rep requesting to view it, to date this has not happened.
The first choice Reps at the hotel, Abdi & Katie did an amazing job trying desperately to resolve every issue. Whatever first choice are paying them it is Definately not enough. The hotel staff did not appear too interested with any issues going on.
We booked this hotel because first choice recommend it & we are regular customers of theirs. If this is the standard first choice now accept maybe it's time to look at other travel agents.
I've still got another 3 days of this holiday & I will definately not be returning, which from conversations with other guests, seems to be a common trend.More
J0H50, Runcorn, United Kingdom
Went for 2 weeks in August travelling with husband and our 4 boys age 14,12,9 and 6. Had 2 rooms one of which the air conditioning was not working properly, went to report it and straight away was rectified. Rachel guest relation was really helpful and friendly. Ahmed the waiter in restaurant was fantastic and kept us a table every lunch time and evening, the kids loved him. Tip waiters around pool and you will have drinks all day. Entertainers were great, gogo was the boys favourite, he was always smiling and had lots of time for the kids. The waterpark was superb with slides for everyone. Beach great with watersports being very reasonable, cost £16 for 3 to go on sofa. Pedalos and kayaks free on beach but you must use the ones to the left. We went on camels with guy around pool, great morning out. Cost 150 dina for 6 of us (about £53), was able to feed camels, stopped and had bread cooked fresh for us in hot oven with salad and melon, this was all included in price, you just give them a little tip. Would def recommed the camels but make sure you barter for best price. We sat I American bar in night and Anis the waiter was great, was never without a drink! Wifi was free and could connect most parts of hotel grounds which was great in the evening for my oldest boy. Kids loved this hotel and would definitely think of coming back again. Thank you to all staff at Thalassa Sousse for a fab holiday.More
We had a fantastic time we just got back and we wanted to stay longer. The staff the rep's were so good in fact could not fault any think.the food was lovely the maid we had was lovely and our room was spot on.definitely would go backMore
We are not long back from hotel thalassa which we booked through first choice and were all sad to have left. The hotel was great. We were in room 510 which looked onto the beach. Was so peaceful even with my two daughters lol. The waiters were so pleasant and very attentive to your needs. Hardest working waiters I've ever come across. They were also great with the kids, speaking to them and making us all feel at home. The entertainment staff were great fun always trying to involve you but not to the extent of annoying you if you didn't. Gogo one of the entertainment staff was the funniest of them all a true treasure to the hotel. I personally loved the food was always plenty to choose from. Wasn't to keen on the separate restaurants that you had to book. Hotel room was cleaned daily and they're were always cleaners cleaning around hotel therefore we saw no creepy crawlies. The worst we saw was a dragon fly which are actually quite beautiful with their bright colours. What I would warn you of is the people trying to sell the trips etc. if your not interested you need to politely say no and they dnt bother you. The water slides are just a bonus. We had great fun on them and the lifeguards up at the main pool which is where we sat most of time as place is huge were excellent at there job and very comicle. All in all this hotel is great and will be booking up next year and hope to see all the same staff that made our holiday so special. More
v w, fife, scotland
Firstly I must say this my own opinion, going by previous reviews I really didn't know what to expect from this hotel!! But I was pleasantly surprised.
We arrived at the hotel just after midnight on the Monday morning, check in was quick & Rachel the guest relations girl was very helpful, we had requested adjoining rooms as we were a family of 5, she showed us to our rooms and explained that there would be sandwiches available down in the American bar for arriving guests.
Our rooms were located in the block adjacent to the main building where reception is located, and the rooms were fine, basic but cleaned everyday and towels changed daily too.
With 3 small children we spent most of our day around the children's pool which was great, the kids loved it and it didn't matter what time we arrived we never struggled to get sun beds. The life guards were friendly, interacting with the kids and adults too. The waiters at the beach bar frequently came by offering drinks for a small tip( we tipped 1-2 dinars and they kept coming back) and our 7 year old loved the variety of water slides on offer all of which had plenty life guards present.
We ate in all of the available restaurants, and would advise eating in the English Restaurant downstairs for breakfast as it is smaller and a lot more relaxed, food on offer was a typical continental breakfast and we never struggled to get something we all liked. The Italian restaurant on the beach at lunchtime was great with fresh pizza & pasta daily, Mr Happy the waiter was very friendly and great with the kids. The buffet restaurant had a large selection of meat, fish, salad, veg & kids food at both lunchtime & dinner time.
We ate in all 3 al a carte restaurants during our 7 night stay, and I have to say the food was very nice, particularly the Tunisian restaurant, the seafood restaurant was very nice and a great setting overlooking the beach, the Lebanese restaurant was lovely too. Service couldn't be faulted in any of the restaurants/buffet/breakfast rooms.
We went to the kids disco a few evenings which was good but quite repetitive. The animation team were great encouraging everyone to join in the activities but weren't too pushy.
There were a few guys coming by the pool trying to sell trips but once we politely declined they didn't bother us everyday just walked past, smiled & said hello.
We mostly sat on the terrace or in the reception bar in the evening and Moulde the waiter couldn't have been more helpful, he often went above & beyond his duties to make sure we were made welcome and looked after, we also enjoyed sitting at the pool bar in the evenings after the disco where there was a nice chilled atmosphere. Drinks were quiet limited i.e. beer, wine, vodka, gin & whisky although cocktails were included in the All inclusive you didn't get a choice it was just what they made you, but saying that I enjoyed cocktails in all the bars except the pool bar. For kids coke, fanta & sprite was available, there was also a choice of fresh orange or strawberry juice daily.
All in all we had a great holiday and will definitely be returning.More
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