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.
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.
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.
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.
hotel 7/10 cannot complain to much except the staff are very.. let me say disturbing around children and pretty girls/ladies.. i didnt enjoy holiday for 1 minute because my girlfriend is mixed race and the locals assume im with a arabic girl so i get some really bad looks.. even though its for kids dont let them near the bar staff, also absolutely nothing to do outside the hotel except a few shops. DO NOT BUY ANY TOBACCO except at the airport as they are fake.. im not usually fussy but i didnt enjoy the holiday even our plane was delayed then our train was delayed wont ever visit tunisia again..More
Absolutely wonderful experience
My family and I visited the thalasa souse from 29.03.15 to 05.04.15 staying 7 nights.
We all had a wonderful time made special by the the very talented entertainment team and their director Anis. Staff at the hotel were so very welcoming and helpful from the onset. There was not a single thing I would have changed. The food was amazing and there was a huge variety 3 times daily and freshly cooked pancakes outdoors at 3.00pm daily. I can honestly say I would go back in a heartbeat, well done to hotel thalasa for making our stay so memorable ð.More
akhir k, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Amazing complex, everything we could wish for!
I booked this holiday for myself and my 16 year old son 3 weeks before we travelled as a last minute Easter break. We are very experienced travellers and this was my 20th (my sons 16th) holiday abroad. I have been to countless countries and continents and never go to the same hotel twice as we like to experience different places. We stayed from Sunday 29th March until Sunday 5th April.
The hotel was absolutely great. We had a bungalow room near the main reception and main pool and was in a lovely location with the sun on our patio from 7am until 6.30pm. The gardens and grounds were all kept spotlessly clean at all times and the maids came and did a good job every day. We had 2 single beds and a sofa bed to choose from and all were very comfy with extra blankets and pillows available. Bathroom was very spacious and our bath/showers were always hot water at all times of the day.
The only restaurant open for the first few days was the main buffet restaurant but the food was always hot (they do 2 sittings for each meal time where more fresh hot food would be put out) and we never went hungry as there was always something nice to eat. Not sure the English kids would be too happy if not use to foreign All Inclusive food but there was always plenty of tasty chips, freshly made pizza, lasagne, rice, cous cous, pasta, noodles, etc. Quite a lot of meat and fish dishes always on offer too (most cooked freshly in front of you) and lost of delicious deserts and icecream. Also a bread and salad bar too with lots of different sauces to choose from, oh and a different soup every day. We don't usually eat breakfast so only went down 3 times but there was toast, cereals, fresh pancakes as well as cheese/ham, omelettes, eggs, beans, tomatoes, etc. It seemed the more the week went on the better the food got each day. Half way through the week they opened the a la carte English restaurant which served 4 course meals (Im guessing the Finnish family who reviewed underneath didn't obviously notice this) and we had a lovely meal served to us in there. I believe the other restaurants are opening maybe end of April to May if not sooner?
The reception always had at least 2 or 3 men in suits to look after your needs and there was always managers walking around at all times asking if everything is ok. I've never been to a hotel before where they have so many to help. The second day after we arrived we noticed the waterpark still wasn't open so asked why at the reception - one of the reception men immediately rang a manager and said we will get it open in the next hour - which they did! Must point out though that the slides weren't all open (i think only 7 were) and only opened for roughly 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours late afternoon. They will exchange money at reception and on the last day they will exchange back any unused Dinars too (30 Dinars for Â£10). Wi-fi is free and you get 14,000 hours free to use. The signal is fab and we got a signal from our bungalow, round the pool and even at the top of the slides near the beach! The small shop in the hotel is good for bits and bobs. Cigarettes, etc cheap but i think his shoes and clothes can be bought cheaper from PEK or Sousse. Inside the reception area is immaculate and lots of seating always. This is where the main (and only at the moment) bar is. It closed at midnight which is ok for some people i guess but quite a few were disappointed we couldn't get drinks after this time.
The animation team are a new team from last and previous years but they truly were the most fantastic people you will ever meet! I think we counted about 27 of them at the moment but i believe in summer they hire up to 39! The shows were very funny and they all work so hard. 7 days a week they work from 9am till midnight and they put in so much effort. During the day they have yoga classes, darts games, ball games, dancing lessons, including lots more all throughout the day and people of all ages join in and they are always so much fun......P.S. if any animation team are reading this just want say big thank you from Malita & Keegan - we see you all again soon hopefully :)
I don't think i would come at Easter time again or so early in the season because of the waterpark not fully open, nobody at all around the relaxing ppol all week, the snack beach bar/restaurants not all open and the bars closing way too early. The beach was empty and there were no watersports available. Also very surprisingly there were hardly any English families at our hotel (maybe 10 if that) the hotel was packed full of Algerians and Tunisians and it did feel like they took over the place even though they all seemed very friendly enough. Also after going into Port El Kantoui and Sousse for the day i must admit we didn't really like Tunisia itself at all (probably ok for some but we are so well travelled we have a lot to compare to).....although must say the port/marina at PEK was pretty and the small fairground looked nice. Also the beach at Sousse looked quite nice and clean even if there wasn't anyone sunbathing on it yet. Shops were dissappointing compared to other countries but we did get cheap converse (Â£5), Nike air Max (Â£35) cheap cigarettes (Â£1 a pack of 20). Also the beaches around our hotel were all deserted even though the weather was fabulous all week. Hopefully in the proper summertime everything will be open and i can only imagine when it all is the hotel will be awesome!!
Like i said we never go back to the same place twice......BUT because we thought Thalassa Sousse was such a GREAT hotel we are already looking into going back for 2 weeks in July - which in all our years of travel is something we have never ever done before and always said we'd never do......so this must say something about how good the Thalassa Sousse is!
Hoping to see you all again soon - Malita and Keegan from Boston, UK.More
bostonbadgirl, Boston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed every minute - great staff, very clean, good food and fantastic pool
We booked this hotel as an all-inclusive Easter break just before the awful museum massacre in Tunis. We were obviously a little apprehensive about going to Tunisia but the staff at the hotel and the people of Sousse could not have been more welcoming. There was very little of the hassle of Morocco and people were so grateful that tourists were still supporting them and their country.
My children were blown away by the hotel and the pools - kids paradise. We knew that the slides would not be open (after reading the small, small print) but the hotel opened them anyway (perhaps better and more prominently notes on the First Choice website would have avoided this confusion for many guests but the hotel staff handled it very well and opened them anyway for us). We enjoyed the food and we ate everyday at the hotel and had no upset tummies! In fact I was very impressed by the attention to cleanliness at the hotel and the managers were constantly in attendance keeping up standards. Our room was spotless and was cleaned really well every day.
The great animation (entertainment) team worked really hard day and night to keep the kids and adults entertained - my 13-year-old son may have appreciated a few more teenage activities, but was just as happy joining in with my younger children and the activities changed daily. The team were very engaging and friendly and really tried hard with my not very friendly 10-year-old and even got him joining in - top marks!!!
All in all the whole staff team were great - friendly, efficient (especially when my daughter went 'missing') and we were very impressed.
First time to Tunisia and I though the quality of the hotel for the price was above and beyond what I expected.
It's a shame that the authorities don't crack down on the amount of litter in a tourist resort but the hotel was spotless and they even clean the beach by the hotel every day.
To sum up - wish we had booked two weeks instead of a week.More